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Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
The Pictorial Edition of the Works of Shakespeare. Edited by Charles Knight. London: Charles Knight & Co., 1838. 8 Volumes.
Call Number: (SPL)(SHAK) PR 2753 .K7 1838
Special Collections, Golda Meir Library

Knight's eight volume edition represents a type extremely popular in the nineteenth century, the profusely and eclectically illustrated Shakespeare. Hundreds of engravings, illustrating everything from a goitered peasant, "dewlapped like the bull," and a view of "Naples from the Sea" to scenes representing incidents in the plays, helped to make Knight's edition a huge success.


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