London.: J M Dent & Co.
Reprint; Published Date: 1894
Engraved frontispiece in each volume as well as yellow and black armorial on front pastedown.
135 x 105 mm (5 x 4 inches)
Red/gilt embossed calf cover.
VG : in Very good condition without dust jackets. Some covers rubbed. Top and tail of some spines chipped. Some eps browning with occasional foxing. Dates of these volumes range from 1894 onwards. Teg. Silk bookmark.
Missing Sonnets; Henry IV Part II and Venus and Adonis. Set: Hamlet, Titus Andronicus, Midsummer Nights Dream, Timon of Athens, As You Like It, Comedy of Errors, Corialanus, Sonnets, Taming of the Shrew, Loves Labours Lost, Henry IV part 1 & 2. Julius Caesar, Richard III, Henry VIII, Merchant of Venice, King Lear , Anthony and Cleopatra, Merry Wives of Windsor, Henry V, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, Othello, Troilus and Cressida, Romeo and Juliet, Alls Well that Ends Well, Twelfth Night, Pericles. Winters Tale, King John, Much Ado about Nothing, Cymbeline, The Tempest, Rape of Lucrece and Venus and Adonis, Richard II, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Henry VI,part 1,2,3. A complete set of 40 books. Published dates range from 1894 within this set. Joseph Malaby Dent founded the publishing firm of J.M. Dent and Company in 1888. (The firm became J.M. Dent & Sons in 1909). Between 1889 and 1894 Dent published the works of Lamb, Goldsmith, Austen, Chaucer, Tennyson, and like authors. Printed in small runs on handmade paper, these early editions enjoyed modest commercial success. Dent established the highly successful Temple Shakespeare series in 1894.