The comedies, histories & tragedies / of William Shakespeare.

Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 author.
Standardized Title:
Plays (Limited Editions Club)
Other Title:
Comedies, histories, and tragedies of William Shakespeare
Half title: Plays of William Shakespeare
Plays of W. Shakespeare
New York : Limited Editions Club, 1939-1940. , ©1939-1940
Mount Vernon : A. Colish
37 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 33 cm
English drama -- Collected works.
Place of Publication:
United States New York (State) New York (City)
Vol. 1. All's well that ends well / illus. Richard Floethe
v. 2. Antony and Cleopatra / illus. Enric-C. Ricart
v. 3. As you like it / illus. Sylvain Sauvage
v. 4. The comedy of errors / illus. John Austen
v. 5. Coriolanus / illus. C. Pal Molnár
v. 6. Cymbeline / illus. Yngve Berg
v. 7. Hamlet / illus. Edy Legrand
v. 8. Julius Caesar / illus, Frans Masereel
v. 9. Henry the fourth, part one / illus. Barnett Freedman
v. 10. Henry the fourth, part two / illus. Edward Bawden
v. 11. Henry the fifth / illus. Vera Willoughby
v. 12. Henry the sixth, part one / illus. Graham Sutherland
v. 13. Henry the sixth, part two / illus. Carlotta Petrina
v. 14. Henry the sixth, part three / illus. Jean Charlot
v. 15. Henry the eighth / illus. Eric Gill
v. 16. King John / illus. Valenti Angelo
v. 17. King Lear / illus. Boardman Robinson
v. 18. Richard the second / illus. Agnes Miller Parker
v. 19. Richard the third / illus. Fritz Eichenberg
v. 20. Love's labour's lost / illus. Mariette Lydis
v. 21. Macbeth / illus. Gordon Craig
v. 22. Measure for measure / illus. Hugo Steiner-Prag
v. 23. The merchant of Venice / illus. René ben Sussan
v. 24. The merry wives of Windsor / illus. Gordon Ross
v. 25. A midsummer night's dream / illus. Arthur Rackham ; v. 26. Much ado about nothing / illus. Fritz Kredel
v. 27. Othello / illus. Robert Gibbings
v. 28. Pericles / illus. Stanislas Ostoja-Chronstowski
v. 29. Romeo and Juliet / illus. Ervine Metzl
v. 30. The taming of the shrew / illus. W.A. Dwiggins
v. 31. The tempest / illus. Edward A. Wilson
v. 32. Timon of Athens / illus. George Buday
v. 33. Titus Andronicus / illus. Nikolai Fyodorovitch Lapshin
v. 34. Troilus and Credsida / illus. Demetrius Galanis
v. 35. Twelfth night / illus. Francesco Carnevali
v. 36. The two gentlemen of Verona / illus. Pierre Brissaud
v. 37. Winter's tale / illus. Albert Rutherston.
Edited by Herbert Farjeon from the text of the first folio and quarto editions.
"Designed by Bruce Rogers and printed at the press of A. Colish, New York. The illustrations are from drawings by Vera Willoughby of England. The edition consists of nineteen hundred and fifty copies of which this is number ..."--Colophon (Henry the Fifth)
Bound in decorated paper boards; cream cloth shelfbacks, stamped in gold; top edges gilt.
Set in monotype Shakespeare; Worthy special paper; bound by Russell-Rutter Company.--see Quarto-Millenary.
Local notes:
Furness copy 2 has volume 4 only.
Kislak Center Vilain-Wieck Collection of Private Presses copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2015.
Vilain-Wieck Collection copy has only three volumes: 16, 22, and 34
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Villain, Jean-Franc̜ois, 1942- (donor) (Vilain-Wieck Collection copy)
Wieck, Roger S. (donor) (Vilain-Wieck Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
Cited in:
Quarto-Millenary, page 255, #118.
Newman & Wiche. Great and good books, 118
Limited Editions Club. Bibliography of the fine books published by the Limited Editions Club, 1929-1985, no. 118
Farjeon, Herbert, 1887-1945, editor.
Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957, book designer.
Willoughby, Véra, -1939, illustrator.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Limited Editions Club, publisher.
A. Colish (Firm), printer.
Russell-Rutter Company, binder.
Jean-Franc̜ois Vilain and Roger S. Wieck Collection of Private Presses, Ephemera, & Related References (University of Pennsylvania)
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