SHAKESPEARE, William. [Miniature set in original wooden bookshelf.] London: Allied Newspapers Ltd., circa 1940.
16mo; 40 miniature volumes (36 x 52mm); bound in black leather-grained cloth, rounded corners, flat spines ruled and lettered in gilt (now oxidised), grey marbled endpapers seamed with gilt, presented on the original 3-tier wooden bookshelf; a lovely set in apparently unread condition with the usual slightly irregular discoloration to the spine decoration, but titles legible throughout.
A charming, and complete, collection of the works with legible type, including Venus And Adonis and The Rape of Lucrece; Sonnets And Poems, and a Glossary and Biography. Printed in Scotland and published by Allied Newspapers to commemorate the opening of The Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon on the 23rd April at the site adjacent to the original Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, which had been destroyed by fire on 6th March, 1926.