Boston: Dana Estes & Co., 1900-1901. Edition De Luxe. Finely bound by Croscup & Sterling in full crushed morocco with gilt to spine and boards. Top edges gilt; all other edges untrimmed. Inner dentelles gilt. Marbled endpapers. One of 1,000 copies, of which this is 381. Spines uniformly sunned; slight pull to spine of volume 14, other occasional rubbing or nicks. Internally pleasing and clean. Overall, a charming set of Shakespeare's most influential works, with notes to engage the audience of a new century.
Designed with extensive notes, glossaries, and introductions as well as illustrations of Shakespeare's most famous and influential plays, the present set aimed to make readers of a new generation comfortable with the Bard's work. The result is a pleasing set that is a beautiful addition to any library. Near Fine (Item #4184)