New York: Harper and Brothers, 1847. Later Edition. Hardcover. 3 vol. 4to. Pagination begins and ends with each new play in all three volumes. Text printed in two columns. Quarter bound in black morocco over red cloth, spines in six compartments with gilt lettering and decorations on each spine. Volume one illustrated with a frontispiece, two engraved vignette title pages, and a vignette engraved title page for each play in the volume. Volume two illustrated with a vignette title page and each play in the volume with its own vignette engraved title page. Volume three illustrated with an engraved title page and a vignette title page before each play. All three volumes are also illustrated with many hundred wood-cuts executed by H. W. Hewett after designs by Kenny Meadows, Harvey, and Others. Vol. 1: Histories (with Order of the Plays, Life of Shakespeare, Shakepeare's Will, Folio Editions of Shakespeare's Plays, Commendatory Verses, Shakespeare's Name and Autographs, King John, King Richard the Second, King Henry the Fourth Part I and Part II, King Henry the Fifth, King Henry the Sixth Parts I-III, Richard the Third, and King Henry the Eighth). Vol. 2: Comedies (with Two Gentlemen of Verona, Comedy of Errors, Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing, Love's Labour's Lost, Merchant of Venice, Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night: Or What You Will, As You Like It, Midsummer Night's Dream, Measure for Measure, The Tempest, All's Well That Ends Well, Winter's Tale). Vol. 3: Tragedies (with Romeo and Juliet; Othello, The Moor of Venice; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; Macbeth; King Lear; Cymbeline; Timon of Athens; Coriolanus; Julius Caesar; Antony and Cleopatra; Troilus and Cressida; Titus Andronicus; Pericles, Prince of Tyre). A nice mid-19th century set of the great playwright's works, extraordinarily well illustrated. Very Good. Item #00007963
Rubbing and wear to the extremities, leaves generally very clean.