LAMB, Charles & Mary (authors). W[al]. PAGET (illustrator). Tales From Shakespeare. London; Ernest Nister. .
8vo. Original midnight blue pictorial cloth blocked in sage green, orange, brown, rust, light blue and gilt to spine and upper cover, with small pictorial roundel in colours to lower cover, all edges gilt, pictorial endpapers; pp. [iv], 5-319, printed on coated art paper; 6 fine chromolithographs on thick stock and 70 half-tone illustrations; externally near fine with light rubbing to spine, and mild abrasion to head and heel, inner hinges cracked, glued, and now robust; internally fine.
First, or very early, edition illustrated thus. A remarkably striking and impressive turn-of-the-last-century edition of Lamb's classic prose retellings of Shakespeare's plays.