Nonesuch Press - The Works of Shakespeare.


Nonesuch Press - The Works of Shakespeare.

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The Works of Shakespeare. The text of the first folio with quarto variants and a selection of modern readings: edited by Herbert Farjeon. 7 vols., 8vo, The Nonesuch Press, London, Random House, New York, 1929-1933.

Number 1188 of 1600 sets printed at Cambridge University Press in Monotype Fournier (with the capitals reduced in size) on specially watermarked Pannekoek paper. Full tan niger morocco with gilt spine titling, boards decorated with double gilt rules, all edges uncut, gilt tops. A near fine set with only the slightest variation in the skins used for the binding.

[FM in Century:] "The Shakespeare represents the chef d'oeuvre of the Nonesuch Press, and is a model of careful proof reading and imaginative setting." (Dreyfus 58)

 

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