The Beauties of Shakespeare, Rev. William Dodd, Frederick Warne, c. 1878
The Beauties of Shakespeare (The Beauties of Shakspeare), by The Rev. William Dodd, LL.D. with portrait and Steel Illustrations.
Published by Frederick Warne and Co., London and Scribner, Welford, & Armstrong, New York. Undated but c. 1878 (date from previous owner's signature to half title).
A good red cloth hardback with black and gilt decoration. Covers scuffed and bumped with some discoloration to spine. A little give in the spine as front endpapers are split, but all still bound. Gilt edges to text block.
A few age spots to extremities, but overall the text is nice and clean. The book is illustrated by lovely steel engravings.
xiv + 1pp + 351pp + Plates.
Weight approximately 971g (unpacked).
213mm high x 159mm wide x 40mm deep.