A 12 volume set from 1896 of Shakespeare's works . Contains the 36 "First Folio" plays, plus Pericles and various poems.We believe that this is bound in leather from the way the spines have reacted to sunning - crumbly with no threads. Covers slightly worn, gilt lettering, spines sunned with some deterioration. Gilt edging to all three edges. Pages clean, bright and in very good condition with no foxing or tanning. A few of the pages to volume 10 have become misaligned (by about 1mm). The front cover to volume 1 has detached. Gift inscription "To Will, from Mary 29/10/98" on the page opposite the half-title of each volume.Book I The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Merry Wives of Windsor, Measure for MeasureBook II Comedy of Errors, Much Ado About Nothing, Love's Labour's Lost, Midsummer Night's DreamBook III Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, Taming of the Shrew, Alls' Well That Ends WellBook IV Twelfth Night, Winter's Tale, King JohnBook V King Richard II, King Henry IV Part I, King Henry IV part IIBook VI King Henry V, King Henry VI Part I, King Henry VI part IIBook VII King Henry VI Part III, King Richard III, King Henry VIIIBook VIII Troilus and Cressida, Coriolanus, Titus AndronicusBook IX Romeo and Juliet, Timon of Athens, Julius CaesarBook X Macbeth, Hamlet, King LearBook XI Othello, Antony and Cleopatra, CymbelineBook XII Pericles, Poems.