Shakespeare, William; Staunton, Howard (ed); Gilbert, John (illus).
The Plays of Shakespeare:. [Complete in Three Volumes, Illustrated].
New York: George Routledge & Co. 1858. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Exceptionally illustrated by John Gilbert, engraved by "The Brothers Dalziel". A handsome set embodying the renowned editing of H. Staunton. Bookplate of Alfred Petit (?-1895), noted French artist in two of the three volumes. Book ticket of Veuve J. Boyveau, Librairie Étrangère, Paris at verso of ffep. Increasingly hard to find in nice condition, particularly in period binding. Overall, a handsome set. Very Good. No DJ as Issued. Item #5132 Light shelf/edge wear, some tips/edges through, bit of rubbing/wear at hinges, head and heel, minor foxing at preliminaries (text blocks clean), owner bookplate at pastedown, bookseller plate at ffep, else tight, bright and unmarred. Halfbound, brown leather spine and tips, four raised bands, gilt lettering and decorative elements, frontispiece, purple silk ribbon bound in. Small 4to. 746pp; 768pp; 816pp. Illus. (b/w plates).