“SETS THE STANDARD AND THE LIMITS OF LITERATURE”: ELEGANTLY BOUND WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE
SHAKESPEARE. Works. London: Robt. Rivière & Son, 1937. Ten volumes. Octavo, contemporary full red calf gilt, elaborately gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, navy and brown morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, top edges gilt.
Later edition of the Bard’s histories, comedies, tragedies and poems, limited to 100 sets for distribution in fine bindings by Rivière & Son.
"Shakespeare is the Canon. He sets the standard and the limits of literature" (Harold Bloom). Each volume illustrated with frontispiece portrait. With commentaries, glossaries and study questions.
A bit of toning to top edge of front board of Volume X. A beautifully bound set in fine condition.