The Knight Shakespeare in the Original Parts

    [Charles Knight, editor]. William Shakespeare. Works of Shakspere.... Edited by Charles Knight, With Illustrations by Cope, R.A., Leslie, R.A., Maclise, R.A., E.M. Ward, R.A., W.P. Frith, R.A., H.S. Marks., A.R.A. and Others. New York: Virtue and Yorston, [c. 1875]. Fifty-six folio parts, including a six-part biography of Shakespeare by Knight. Profusely illustrated with full-page steel plate engravings. All fifty-six parts in original printed paper wrappers, and preserved in the original morocco-covered folding boxes, lettered in gilt, by the Rowfant Bindery. Some general, light edge wear to several parts, and minor abrasions to boxes. Two boxes repaired along bottom folding flap line, and two of the flaps detached, but present. Overall a near fine copy, exceedingly scarce in the original parts and with the famous engravings particularly clean and fresh.

    More Information: One of the most elaborate Victorian editions of Shakespeare's works, beautifully illustrated. Although copies of Knight's Works of Shakspere in book form are not particularly rare, complete copies in the original parts, as the present offering, are only infrequently encountered.

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