London: F.C. and J. Rivington; et al, 1821.
Malone's Variorum Edition. With an engraved frontispiece portrait in Volume I from the Chandos portrait and another in volume II . Printer C. Baldwin. 21 vols. 8vo. IN BOARDS. Bound in original boards, paper title labels, uncut, hinges often stressed, a few broken. Plates, fold tables; some foxing to plates, otherwise internally clean & crisp. Untrimmed & largely unopened. Booklabel "from the Shakespearean Library of Marsden J Perry" on inside front board. Each volume laid into full grey cloth slipcases and in grey cloth matching chemises Item #257421
James Boswell's "Advertisement for the Present Edition." appears in Volume I (pp [v]-l). This is the son of the famous James Boswell of Johnsonian fame, and his edition of the Malone Variorum Shakespeare has fredquently been called the foundation of modern Shakespearen scholarship.
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