Complete Works. (c. 1904) 2 set. [Large Revolving
Glasgow & NY David Bryce and Son (1904) Forty volumes. Dedicated to the actress Ellen Terry, this complete set of Shakespeare was part of a series of literary sets or individual volumes dedicated to her. Of the Ellen Terry series, Louis Bondy wrote that these volumes are "Bryce's greatest achievement as a leading promoter of miniature books," and, in particular, he describes the Shakespeare as the most prodigious of these sets. (Bondy, p.114). Most of the sets were printed in 1904. Included are all the plays, the sonnets, a biographical sketch, and glossary. Bound in gilt stamped and housed in the original wooden 8-compartment revolving DARK wooden bookcase by Bumpus case, which is very difficult to obtain. Some chipping to top edges of the case and shelves damaged. (Spielmann 459, American Art Association 182; Welsh 6264). (2 1/8 by 1
Dark Turquoise cloth with floral gilt stamped spines.
1/2: 55x38mm.). The set contains..
All's Well That Ends Well
As You Like It
Love's Labour's Lost
The Merry Wives of Windsor A Midsummer Night's Dream
Comedies The Comedy of Errors Measure for Measure‡ The Merchant of Venice. Much Ado About Nothing Pericles, Prince of Tyre The Taming of the Shrew Twelfth Night, or What You Will The Winter's Tale The Two Gentlemen of Verona or The Two Noble Kinsmen.
Henry IV, part 1.
Henry IV. part 2
Henry VI part 1 Henry VI, part 2
Henry VI, part 3
Romeo and Juliet
Timon of Athens
Troilus and Cressidat
Antony and Cleopatra
Sonnets and Poems Venus and Adonis
Biography and Glossary
Sold by a collector in a public auction at Bonhams, 9th November 2022.