The Beautiful Nonesuch Shakespeare

The Works of … The text of the First Folio with Quarto variants … edited by Herbert Farjeon.

New York: Random House: Nonesuch Press, 1929-33.

Price: $2,250.00

About the item

One of 1050 sets for England (500 for America). Printed at Cambridge University Press in Monotype Fournier (with the capitals reduced in size) on specially watermarked Pannekoek paper. 7 vols. 8vo. The Beautiful Nonesuch Shakespeare. Original full natural tan niger morocco gilt by A.W. Bain, all edges uncut, top edge colored pink and gilt "on the rough". A fine fresh set (usual slight variation in hue). Dreyfus 58; Blumenthal’s Art of the Printed Book.

Item #316236

A well edited and attractive Shakespeare. In the words of T.E. Lawrence, "It satisfies. It is final, like the Kelmscott Chaucer or the Ashendene Virgil"