"To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man"; Finely Bound Set of Shakespeare
The Comedies, Histories, Tragedies, Studies, Biography and Poems of William Shakspere [Shakespeare].
Item Number: 17004
Boston: Aldine Publishing Company, 1912.
Octavo, 10 volumes. Bound in three quarters calf over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, top edge gilt. 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.