London and New York: The Nonesuch Press and Random House, 1953. Four volumes, octavo. Printed in red and black. Original cloth, the spines brown, the boards marbled (in fine, fresh condition); publisher's slipcase (slicase joints cracked). Item #400230
A FINE COPY OF THE NONESUCH SHAKESPEARE, the text meticulously edited: "Careful collation with the First Folio with all the existing pre-First Folio Quartos will therefore form a feature of the Nonesuch Shakespeare; all the outstanding Quarto variants will be recorded, not in inaccessible notes but marginally, for immediate reference..." (editor Francis Meynell). Known as the Coronation Edition, each volume is dedicated to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in her Coronation Year.