Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Temple Shakespeare: SOLD


Assorted titles from the Temple Shakespeare series. Published by J.M. Dent, text from the Cambridge edition. Copyright dates on these books are from 1909 and 1910.

I usually find books from this set to be in awful condition, bindings loose and shaken, leather chipped and cracked, original bookmark missing... but these are just lovely. Red leather is very supple and gleaming. Top edge gilt and spine gilt in great shape. Interior pages are clean and bright.

All books have an illustrated frontispiece, various portraits of Shakespeare and scenes and places from his works.

Titled included here are:

  • Othello
  • King Lear
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Twelfth Night
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • As You Like It
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • Julius Caesar
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Macbeth
  • All's Well That Ends Well

4 comments:

Marion T. Librarian said...

Oooh! They're out of my price range, but damn they look nice!!

Unknown said...

How much did these sell for?

Unknown said...

How much did these sell for?

Schroeder said...

I have "The Taming Of The Shrew" from this set, if you are interested. eschroeder25@yahoo.com