Title The Works of William Shakespeare, in Ten Volumes - Shakespeare Head Press Limited Edition, #585 of 1000 [The Stratford Town Shakespeare]
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Very Good
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Thus
Publisher Duffield & Company, New York / Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-upon-Avon 1904
Seller ID 1860963
Duffield & Company, New York / Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-upon-Avon. 1904. First Thus. Large 8vo. Complete in ten hardcover volumes. Original beige cloth, paper spine labels. Printed on laid paper in a limitation of 1000 copies. This was the first work to be released by the Shakespeare Head Press, which was a fine press in Shakespeare's hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon which undertook to carry on the sort of printing that the Kelmscott Press made famous. It is to this day the only complete set of his works to be produced in his hometown, and is often called The Stratford Town Shakespeare. This set was reproduced by Duffield & Company of New York in another limitation of 1000, which is the set offered here. CONTENTS: Vol 1 - The Epistle Dedicatory, by John Heminge and Henry Condell, to the Earls of Pembroke and Montgomery; To the great Variety of Readers; To The Reader; The Names of the Principal Actors in all these Plays; Commendatory Verses; Additional Commendatory Versers; The Tempest; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Merry Wives of Windsor; Measure for Measure Vol 2 - The Comedy of Errors; Much Ado About Nothing; Love's Labour's Lost; A Midsummer Night's Dream Vol 3 - The Merchant of Venice; As You Like It; The Taming of the Shrew; All's Well That Ends Well Vol 4 - Twelfth Night; The Winter's Tale; King John; King Richard The Second Vol 5 - The First Part of King Henry The Fourth; The Second Part of King Henry The Fourth; King Henry The Fifth; The First Part of King Henry The Sixth Vol 6 - The Second Part of Henry The Sixth; The Third Part of King Henry The Sixth; King Richard The Third; King Henry The Eighth Vol 7 - Troilus And Cressida; Coriolanus; Titus Andronicus; Romeo And Juliet Vol 8 - Timon of Athens; Julius Caesar; Macbeth; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark Vol 9 - King Lear; Othello, The Moor of Venice; Antony and Cleopatra; Cymbeline Vol 10 - Pericles; Venus and Adonis; Lucrece; Sonnets; A Lover's Complaint; The Passionate Pilgrim; The Phoenix And Turtle; Memoir, by Henry Davey; Ben Jonson's Views on Shakespeare's Art, by J.J. Jusserand; On The Influence of the Audience, by Robert Bridges; The Religion of Shakespeare, by H.C. Beeching; The Stage of the Globe, by E.K. Chambers; The Sonnets, by H.C. Beeching; The Portraits of Shakespeare, by M.H. Spielmann; Notes on the Text, by A.H. BullenKeywords: WORLD LITERATURE CLASSICS DRAMA POETRY VERSE THEATER THEATRE ELIZABETHAN THE IMMORTAL BARD Condition Notes: Limited edition, #585 of 1000. Spine labels toned with loss from two volumes, boards of a couple volumes lightly soiled. Descriptive label tipped in on front endpaper of first volume.