Thank you visiting this Item. As you can see in the Photos, the books are a Complete Two Volume set Edited by CHARLES KNIGHT, with Illustrations on Steel, and pictures from C. Published by Virtue & Co Limited in London in the 1870's(More details on the publisher below).This edition is called' IMPERIAL EDITION'. The photos of the interior are from VOL 1 for reference. The books are large and weigh approximately 7 kg each and measure 39cm in length, 29cm in width and 8cm deep. The layout of the books are rather remarkable, designed in a hardback black cloth style with a large ridged spine to protect the books binding. Embedded in the spine is the Gold lettering with the decorative stamps as seen in the photos. They are very sturdy, thick and highly desirable for decorative purposes as well as reading the famous Shakespeare plays with amazing pictures as seen in the photos.
The text is well done and filled with information and antique style text. Additionally, you can see the first decorative page has that desirable high quality book make design with the original stickers attached.
It seems as though the books have been looked after over the previous century and belonged to a rather wealthy family. Personally I think the pair would be great for decorative purposes in a cafe or vintage store. VOL 1 - Dark toned pages, brown spotting in areas of the book, a few pages loose but remain in place, scuff marks and edges worn slightly, blemishes in some areas. Binding strong with 99% of pages attached. VOL 2 - Dark toned pages, brown spotting in areas of the book, a few pages loose but remain in place, scuff marks and edges worn slightly, blemishes in some areas.
Repair work on spine, with soft cloth attached for extra protection(peeled slightly), as well as taped on the inner side spine. Please see the photos for a thorough visual understanding on condition. There you can make your own self assessment of the books.
If you would like more pictures, please contact me and I will happily provide. Publisher info: Individual; publisher/printer; British; Male. A very unique Complete Set of Shakespeare's works, containing all his plays with amazing pictures and Illustrations.Thank you for visiting, please do contact me with any questions on this set. The item "THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE IMPERIAL EDITION Rare Antique Complete Two Volumes 1870" is in sale since Monday, December 14, 2020.
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