SHAKESPEARE, William. [Works]. The Handy Volume of Shakespeare. 13 Vols. London: Bradbury, Agnew, & Co., [c.1880].
12mo. (12 x 8cm approx.), 13 Vols; uniform contemporary binding of blue publisher's textured boards, ruled to both covers, with ruled compartments and gilt lettering direct to spine; all edges gilt, and pale yellow endpapers; pp.[vi], 233, [i]; [iv], 275, [i]; [iv], 285, [iii]; [iv], 306, [ii]; [iv], 299, [i]; [iv], 328, [iv], 337, [i]; [iv], 372; [iv], 349, [iii]; [iv], 351, [i]; [iv], 346, [ii]; [iv], 355, [i]; [iv], 356; extremely light shelf-wear, some very mild toning to end papers; the spines ever-so-slightly sunned, Vol. XIII with very slight splaying, the ffep of Vol. VI with some removed adhesive; still near-fine, and lovely pocket editions.
A charming miniature gift set, with three titles per volume, comprising The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Comedy of Errors, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for Measure, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, Love's Labour's Lost, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, A Winter's Tale, Taming of the Shrew, All's Well That Ends Well, King John, King Henry V and VI, King Richard II, King Henry IV King Richard III, King Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, Anthony & Cleopatra, Troilus & Cressida, Othello, Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, Hamlet, Romeo & Juliet, Pericles, King Lear, Cymbeline, Titus Andronicus, Macbeth, Poems & Sonnets, and a Glossary.