The plays of William Shakspeare.
In ten volumes. With the corrections and illustrations of various commentators; to which are added notes by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. The third edition, revised and augmented by the editor of Dodsley’s collection of old plays. London : printed for C. Bathurst, J. Rivington and Sons [et alia], 1785. Ten volumes, octavo, full polished calf, flat panelled spines with contrasting morocco title labels, lettered in gilt, corners rubbed, spine cracked to the first volume but otherwise a sound set in a handsome contemporary binding.
An uncommonly fine eighteenth century set of Shakespeare’s plays.
Provenance: Admiral Sir James Scott (1790 – 1872), his armorial bookplate in the front of the first volume.