Handsome, complete 3-volume First Edition box set of The Annotated Shakespeare. Edited with introductions, notes and bibliography by A. Rowse with over 1,400 illustrations. Includes original slipcase and original, unaltered dust jackets which are still incredibly shiny!
Perfect for the collector or a super gift! In this authoritative three-volume annotated edition, A. Rowse, the noted Elizabethan scholar, sets forth his extraordinary knowledge of William Shakespeare and his time. All Shakespeare's plays and poems are included.
His COMEDIES (Volume I), HISTORIES, SONNETS AND OTHER POEMS (Volume II), and TRAGEDIES AND ROMANCES (Volume III) are photographically reproduced from the highly praised Globe edition of 1904. Rowse has written a biography of Shakespeare, introductions to each volume and each play, as well as supervised the annotations and the selection of the 4,200 illustrations. Original slipcase shows signs of wear, particularly at corners and edges. However, it is still very sturdy and in good shape. Vol I original dust jacket lightly creased, particularly at the spine, and shows shelf wear particularly at the bottom. Boards straight and square with light shelf wear visible. Top of spine sunned, bottom shows shelf wear. Vol II original dust jacket is lightly creased in places, particularly the spine, and shows mild shelf wear.
Flaps intact and lightly sunned. Shelf wear at bottom of spine and sunned at top of spine. Vol III original dust jacket lightly creased in places and especially at bottom of spine. Boards straight and square with light shelf wear visible along the perimeters.
Pages in all volumes clean, crisp, set within tight binding. Please see photos for more detail. Please do not hesitate to reach out with requests for additional photos or detail. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Books". The seller is "lindseyct" and is located in this country: US.
- Binding: Cloth
- Place of Publication: New York
- ISBN: 0517535092
- Special Attributes: First Edition, 1st Edition, Dust Jacket, Illustrated
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Topic: English Literature
- Modified Item: No
- Subject: Literature & Fiction
- Character Family: William Shakespeare
- Year Printed: 1978
- Publication Year: 1988
- Format: Hardcover
- Language: English
- Book Title: Shakespeare
- Author: A. Rowse
- Publisher: Crown Publishing Group, T.
- Genre: Non-Classifiable
- Item Weight: 20 oz