With notes included by Charles Knight, my best guess from researching would be somewhere around 1860. There are many illustrations throughout with very fine full-page steel engravings by select artists. Leather covers are ornately decorated featuring embossed gold figure of William Shakespeare on the front and back covers. The books show some age-related wear as shown in photos.
Inside pages are in very good condition. Please refer to photos for details. A very fine set of this important edition in its finest format.
Volume I has 810 pages and 26 steel engravings. Volume II has 778 pages and 15 steel engravings.
Each book measures: 11 3/4" x 15 1/4" x 3. Set weighs: approximately 25 lbs.Check out my other items! Be sure to add me to your favorites list! This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "vpcollectibles33" and is located in this country: US.
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