New York: Harper and Brothers, 1847. Later Edition. Hardcover. 4to (gatherings principally varying between 4s and 6s with occasional 8s), printed in two columns. 3 volumes. 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) , frontispiece, vignette title-page, each play with vignette title-page and each with its own separate pagination; 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) vignette title-page, each play with vignette title-page and each with its own separate pagination; 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) each play with vignette title-page and each with its own separate pagination. Each volume is half bound in black morocco over red cloth with spine in 6 compartments and gilt lettering and decorations on the spine, light green endpapers and pastedowns. Illustrated with many hundred wood-cuts executed by H. W. Hewett after designs by Kenny Meadows, Harvey, and Others. Each volume is in Very Good antiquarian condition, a nice mid-19th century set, extraordinarily well illustrated, of the great playwright's works. Very Good. Item #00007963
Rubbing and wear to the extremities, leaves generally very clean.