Lot 84: Vintage Imperial Edition 2 Volume Set “The Works of Shakespeare, Edited by Charles Knight”
22 October 2016
St. Augustine, FL, USALive Auction
Description: This is the Vintage Imperial Edition 2 Volume Set “The Works of Shakespeare, Edited by Charles Knight”. This is an ABSOLUTELY SUPERB SET OF THIS IMPORTANT EDITION, IN ITS VERY BEST FORMAT. It is also vivid proof that an American publisher could produce a Shakespeare Set as handsome and fitting as any of their British counterparts. The books are in vintage used condition, with volume 1 showing spine and cover wear near the leather edge, with fresh crisp paper, tight bindings and exceptionally well preserved. "The text given by Mr. Knight... is founded upon the most careful collations; and a reason is assigned in those editions for every deviation from the received text of the modern copies. To print the Text of the Words of Shakespeare, such as we may judge that it proceeded from his pen, so as to make his real words accessible to all, is the object...”. In 2 volumes The Imperial Edition, the best edition of the publisher and editor. Volumes are profusely illustrated throughout with very fine, full-page steel engravings by select artists. These Large Folios, (15” x 11”), in the publisher’s very deluxe and impressive binding of full dark brown morocco style. This is an extremely fine and unusually attractive set. Please view the photos, or in person carefully to determine the age, condition, and quality of this lot. Please Note: All items are sold As-is, Where-is, with no warranties or guarantees, expressed or implied. We DO NOT offer Refunds, Returns or Exchanges. All sales are Final. We want you to be happy with your purchases, so please preview the items carefully before bidding. We do our best to describe items, but it is your responsibility to determine accuracy, authenticity, condition, age, quality, etc. If you are not certain about an item, please do not Bid without satisfying your concerns beforehand.