Works. The Text of the First Folio with Quarto Variants and a Selection of Modern Readings. Edited by Herbert Farjeon.

(Nonesuch Press.) SHAKESPEARE (William)

Works. The Text of the First Folio with Quarto Variants and a Selection of Modern Readings. Edited by Herbert Farjeon.

7 Vols.

Description: ONE OF 1,600 SETS printed on Pannekoek mouldmade paper using the Fournier type with recut capitals, this copy marked 'Out of Series' in Francis Meynell's hand, 8vo, original tan niger morocco with double-fillet border to both boards, tooled stars at corners, gilt lettered backstrips a trifle faded as usual, raised bands ruled in blind, some faint blotching to boards in places, penultimate volume with a small scuff to lower board, sympathetic relaying of small patch of leather to lower board of Vol. IV, some minor rubbing elsewhere, t.e.g. on the rough, others untrimmed, free endpaper borders a little browned from turn-ins as usual, very good

Publication Details: Nonesuch Press, 1929- 1933

Notes: This set originates in Francis Meynell's own collection, marked 'out of series' by him and remaining in the family hitherto. One of the most satisfying of the press's publications and among the finest of editions of Shakespeare, both editorially and typographically - the text of the first folio of 1623 is used ('Pericles' and the 'Poems' excepted) and the margins of the texts contain collations of all the significant quarto variants prior to 1623.

Bibliography: (Dreyfus 58)

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Price: £2,250

Subject: Private Press

Published Date: 1933

Stock Number: 65877

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