William Shakespeare The Complete Works
- Series: Collector's Library
- Hardcover: 736 pages
- Publisher: Collector's Library Editions; Main Market Ed. edition (October 9, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781907360466
- ISBN-13: 978-1907360466
- ASIN: 1907360468
- Product Dimensions: 11.8 x 9.5 x 2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.4 pounds
This re-set edition of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare contains all the plays and poems; the plays are arranged in the chronological order of their composition, not gathered into comedies, histories and tragedies - the traditional method dating from the first folio.
This volume is illustrated throughout with 500 of Sir John Gilbert's (1817-97) superb drawings, engraved on steel by Thomas Dalziel (1823-I906) and Edward Dalziel (1817-1905). With his prolific historical paintings, John Gilbert was often referred to as 'The Scott of Painting', although he was equally active as a book illustrator, producing cuts for editions of Shakespeare, Cervantes, Sir Walter Scott, and other writers venerated during the Victorian era, as well as such contemporary and popular writers as Dickens.