SHAKESPEARE, William. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. London; Oxford University Press. 1963.
Small 4to.; publisher's dark blue morocco with triple-line fillet in gilt surrounding an embossed portrait roundel of Shakespeare to the upper cover, flat spine ruled in compartments and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, with white silk ribbon bookmar, in publisher's fall-down-back box; pp. [xii] + 1164 + [ii], printed on fine India Paper; illustrated with 32 full-page plates after photographs of celebrated stage productions, printed in sepia; a fine copy, in its original transparent plastic wrapper and box (the box a touch rubbed with one small split), with the accompanying publisher's illustrated bifoliate flyer; with contemporary gift inscription, "To Arthur … from Mother" to front blank.
First edition thus, the Fourth Centenary Oxford commemorative edition.