HANDSOME 12-VOLUME GARRICK SHAKESPEARE
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works of William Shakespeare. London: Heinemann, 1905. 12 volumes. Original three-quarter navy morocco gilt, raised bands, top edges gilt. $3200.
“Special Subscription Edition” of the “Garrick” Shakespeare, with introductions and a life by critic George Brandes and 52 photogravure plates.
Danish literary and cultural critic Brandes was the author of William Shakespeare: A Critical Study (1896) and a biography of Shakespeare (1904; reprinted here in Volume XII). Volume I includes Samuel Johnson’s 1765 “Preface to Shakespeare.” Volume XI includes a glossary. Jaggard, 557.
Interiors fine. Extremities lightly rubbed, front board of Volume X sunned. A handsome set in near-fine condition.