"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet": Finely Bound Set of Shakespeare
The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, Studies, Biography and Poems of William Shakspere [Shakespeare].
Shakespeare, William; Edited by Charles Knight.
Item Number: 2199
London: Charles Knight, 1851.
Octavo, 9 volumes. Three quarters leather with gilt tooling to the spine over marbled panels. All edges marbled. Contains The Comedies in two volumes, Histories in two volumes, Tragedies in two volumes, Studies Biography and Poems of Shakspere. In near fine condition.
English poet, playwright, and actor, William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. His extant works consist of approximately 38 plays and 154 sonnets. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright to this day. Shakespeare’s early plays were primarily comedies and histories, are regarded as some of the best work ever produced in these genres. He then wrote mainly tragedies including Hamlet, Othello, and Macbeth; and in his late phase wrote tragicomedies, also known as romances.