Raphael Tuck and Sons, Ltd., No date. ca. 1900. Illustrated by Frances Brundage and others, namely J.W. Grey, M. Bowley, & H. Horowitz. The GEM Shakespeare Library. 16 mo., 6-1/2" x 4-1/2". Each volume 64 pp. Beige paper covered boards stamped with a brown, dark brown and green design framing a full color medallion cover plate. All volumes are clean and tight, barely opened in fine condition. Each volume still has its original glassine dust jacket! Item #141
Each volume has two or three more stories from Shakespeare along with the title story. All stories are: The Merchant of Venice, Timon of Athens, The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, The Gentleman of Verona, Measure for Measure, Cymbeline, All's Well that Ends Well, Much Ado about Nothing, The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, Othello, Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Twelfth Night, King Lear, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Pericles and As You Like It. Each volume has a full color frontispiece and numerous charming black and white illustrations, head-pieces and tail-pieces.
These beautifully preserved books are rare little beauties, perfect additions to any collector's library.