This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...of the author's intellect for the delight and instruction ofthe reader or spectator. It has been said, and truly, that l ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...of the author's intellect for the delight and instruction ofthe reader or spectator. It has been said, and truly, that l"alstalT, in this play, is not so unctuous and irresistible as in the two parts of Henry IV., -but if the Falstaff of Windsor must succumb to him of Gadshill and Shrewsbury, it should in fairness be added, ' T/1: Illustrated S/mkz: /mrz, edited by G. C. Verplanck (New York, 1847), vol. ii. pp. 4, 45 of 21!. W. "Nought but himself can be his conqueror." Even the gullibility of the unfortunate old boy (as drawn forth of him by the witcheries of the wicked wives) places him in an amiable point of view, and raises a new sensation in his favour. Our choler would rise, despite of us, against _ Cleopatra herself, should she presume to make a dupe and tool of regal old Jack, the natural lord and master of all about him: and, although not so atrociously immoral as to wish he had succeeded with the Windsor gypsies, we yet plead guilty to the minor turpitude of sympathy when he tells his persecutors, with brightening visage and exultant twinkle of eye, " I am glad, though you have ta'en a special stand to strike at me, that your arrow hath glanced." The serious part of this play bears but a small proportion to the facetious, but is equally good in its kind. The softer sentiment is confined to Fenton and Anne Page, both of whom give indications of possessing very lovable natures, although their persons seem thrust into a corner (an arrangement to which the lovers themselves would probably start no objection) by the crowd of comic roisterers. There are various old stories and dramas from which Shakespeare may have gathered hints for the dilemmas in which Falstaff is involved in the present play: but...
Good. No dust jacket. 715 pages. No dust jacket. Green cloth hardback with gilt lettering. Prelims and title pages are missing. Pages are moderately tanned and mildly foxed, with occasional use marks. Remains legible throughout. Minor edge wear and mild soiling to boards and spine. Binding remains firm. Gilt remains bright. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1465586923NAT (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Fair. No dust jacket. Leather-bound and thumb-indexed. Leather is nibbled all the way around. Binding is loose in the front. Pages are clean and unmarked. Owner's name inside cover. 1312 p. with glossary.
3/0. Null null This brown suede leather printing is a hard to find copy of Shakespeare's complete works. Minor spine canting. Corners and edges are worn. A book tinker could make this like new. Hinges are tight, but paper cracked. A few assorted smudges and dog-eared corners. This is a valuable book.
Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo. Illustrated from paintings and original documents. Frontispiece portrait in each volume. Glossary. 3/4 gilt stamped red morocco over red cloth, spines with gilt stamped art nouveau floral design, and gilt stamped raised bands, covers ruled in gilt, pictorial endpapers, t.e.g. Very good. 4 volumes. Volume I: Comedies. Volume II: Histories. Volume III: Tragedies, Poems, Sonnets, Glossary. Volume IV: A Life of William Shakespeare.
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