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A very good five volume set (including the 'Supplementary Works') . Well bound in contemporary matching polished half leather bindings. 8vo. 6.5" x 4.25" x 1.25". Tan calf spines and corners over marbled boards. Edges rubbed and bumped. Spines with 5 raised bands, gilt decorated compartments and contrasting red and green title and volume labels. Marbled page edges and matching endpapers. Clear free-endpapers. No gift inscriptions or other ownership details. Clean text throughout. A scarce set with the addition of the "Supplementary Works". VG. Contents include: v. 1. The life of Shakspeare / by William Hazlitt. Merry Wives of Windsor ; Twelfth Night ; The Tempest ; Two Gentlemen of Verona ; Measure for Measure ; Much Ado About Nothing ; Midsummer-Night's Dream ; Love's Labour's Lost ; Merchant of Venice ; As you like it -- v. 2. All's well that ends well ; Taming of the Shrew ; Winter's Tale ; Comedy of Errors ; Macbeth ; King John ; Richard II ; Henry IV, pt. 1-2 -- v. 3. Henry V ; Henry VI, pt. 1-3 ; Richard III ; Henry VIII ; Troilus and Cressida ; Coriolanus -- v. 4. Julius Caesar ; Antony and Cleopatra ; Timon of Athens ; Cymbeline ; King Lear ; Romeo and Juliet ; Hamlet ; Othello. -- v. 5. Pericles; Locrine; Sir John Oldcastle; Thomas Lord Cromwell; London Prodigal; The Puritan; A Yorkshire Tragedy; Titus Andronicus; Venus and Adonis; The Rape Of Lucrece; Sonnets; The Passionate Pilgrim; Supplementary Poems; A Lovers's Complaint. ** "William Hazlitt (10 April 1778 18 September 1830) was an English essayist, drama and literary critic, painter, social commentator, and philosopher. He is now considered one of the greatest critics and essayists in the history of the English language, placed in the company of Samuel Johnson and George Orwell. He is also acknowledged as the finest art critic of his age... There had been criticisms of Shakespeare before, but either they were not comprehensive or they were not aimed at the general reading public. As Ralph Wardle put it, before Hazlitt, "no one had ever attempted a comprehensive study of all of Shakespeare, play by play, that readers could read and reread with pleasure as a guide to their understanding and appreciation" - See Wikipedia.
Title: The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare, From The Text Of Johnson, Stevens, And Reed, With Glossarial Notes, Life, Etc. A New Edition, By William Hazlitt., Esq. In Four Volumes [ plus the Supplementary Works ] .
Categories: 19TH CENTURY,
Publisher: London: George Routledge And Sons, The Broadway, Ludgate, [no date - c. 1855] . 0:
ISBN Number: 0
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 46651