The Works of Shakespeare. The text of the First Folio with Quarto Variants and a Selection of Modern Readings: Edited by Herbert Farjeon. Seven Volumes.

London: The Nonesuch Press, 1929-1933. One of 1600 copies in original tan Niger morocco by A. W. Bain, as issued, spines in compartments lettered in gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed, some minor offsetting, some minor marks to covers, still a fine set in extremely good condition. Taken from the text of the First Folio, but "with Quarto variants and a selection of modern readings." In addition to the plays and poetry of Shakespeare, the set includes (in the final volume) three plays on which Shakespeare is believed to have collaborated: "The Two Noble Kinsmen," "King Edward the Third," and "Sir (truncated). Ransom considered this the high spot of the Nonesuch Press. Still among the most highly regarded set of Shakespeare's works, this particular set is in unusually good condition. Dreyfus 58. Item #11410

Price: $3,850.00