“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. $5600.
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.