SHAKESPEARE JEST BOOKS.

(London: Willis & Sotheran, 1864). 179 x 117 mm. (7 x 4 1/2"). Three volumes. Edited by W. Carew Hazlitt. FIRST EDITION.

Attractive 19th century red half morocco over marbled boards, raised bands, spines densely gilt. A touch of wear to edges, marbled boards just slightly rubbed, occasional spot or bit of soiling internally, but an excellent set with only trivial wear.

This is a very pleasing set of the "reprints of the early and very rare jest-books supposed to have been used by Shakespeare," collected and edited by renowned bibliographer William Hazlitt. An invaluable resource to anyone interested in Shakespeare and early modern English literature, with the added bonus of looking quite handsome on the shelf.
(ST13599-30)