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The Bijou Shakespeare; The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Illustrated. In Six Volumes. Boxed set of miniature volumes.

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The Bijou Shakespeare; The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Illustrated. In Six Volumes. With Biographical Introduction and an Essay on Shakespeare and Bacon by Sir Henry Irving. Boxed set of 6 miniature volumes, complete.

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Published by William Collins, Sons, & Co., Ltd., London and Glasgow, Clear-Type Press. Undated, but c. 1900. These volumes still carry the name 'William Collins, Sons, & Co., Ltd.' which we think would put them earlier than later printings which would only state 'Collins Clear-Type Press' only. 

Each volume in full burgundy limp leather over stiff card, with gilt titles. Just mild bumping and wear. With gilt edges to text block.

Text is bright and clear. Occasional page crease.

The box is only in poor condition, with faults and losses. With publisher's printed label to interior.

Each volume approximately 700pp (made possible by the use of thin India paper).

Text in English.

Dimensions: 

Approximately 124mm high x 74mm wide x 17mm deep (each volume).
Boxed size approximately 140mm long x 117mm wide x 90mm high.

Weight approximately 852g unpacked (the set).