Shakespeare Rare Print Collection
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher: Published for Private Circulation by R. G. Kennedy & Co
Date Published: 1900
Edition: Connoisseur Edition Issued for Private Circulation
Book Id: 42057
Quarto [28 cm] Twelve parts (each containing 12 plates, except the 1st part which has 14- see plate description below). The plates are in paper folders, housed in a portfolio with pictorial paper over boards, and a decorative paper title label mounted to the front board. The covers are tied at the fore edges with the publisher's cloth thread. Ex- library, with just a library stamp on the first plate. The portfolio is in good only condition, with large pieces of black cloth tape on the spine and along the edges of the covers. The paper folder for part I is split in half at the fold of the spine. Part II is missing plate no. 2. Part X is missing plate no. 4. Part XII is missing plate no. 3. Else, the plates are in very good condition, with sporadic light tide marks in the corners.
Number 674. With plates, some in full color, illustrating King Richard II, Julius Caesar, Measure for Measure, Samuel Phelps, Charlotte and Susan Cushman, As You Like It, Othello, Edmund Kean As Richard III, Charles Kemble In the character of Cromwell in Henry VIII, and much more.