Printed for Hitch and Hawes et al., London; 1760. 32mo. This is the third volume of the complete works of shakespeare, a very rare 18th century volume edited by Sir Thomas Hanmer, based on the editions by Pope and Theobold. This volume contains the plays ‘As You Like It’, ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’ and ’Tweflth Night; or What You WIll’.
This exceptional book is tightly bound in leather with gilt lettering to the spine. There is the inevitable rubbing to the covers for a book this age and some bumping and chipping to the spine ends and corners. However, this little book is in excellent condition. Internally, there is a very small, neat ownership inscription to the front free endpaper and some mild age spotting and toning to the endpapers and page extremities. Apart from this, there is only very slight age spotting on the main pages, which is remarkable for a book of this age.
In all, this little book is indeed a rare find, being both a scarce volume and in such lovely condition. This is a must have for any literature collector or Shakespeare enthusiast and would make an excellent investment as it is sure to grow in value with time. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like further details on this beautiful book.