Shakespeare, William. Jones, Gwyn (edited by).
London: The Golden Cockerel Press. 1st Golden Cockerel Hardcover Edition. Limited Edition; 162/470., 1960. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. No Jacket. 1st Edition. Tall 4to (8′ x 12 1/2′).This Cockerel Edition limited to 470 numbered copies, this copy being #162. It is Near Fine+ in dark red polished buckram boards, gilt cockerel stamped at front cover, gilt lettering and small cockerel at spine, deckle edges all around, rag paper content with watermark of cockerel over letters "G" "C" and "P" (Golden Cockerel Press) on last (of 2) blank page. There are no prior owner names labels or inscriptions. No DJ, as issued. The book, while 98% present, does show some minimal signs of wear: one very tiny (less than 1/8 in.), almost invisible, dent to bottom edge, one small (less than 1/4 in.) superficial scratch at front cover, small (less than 1 in.) superficial scratch at rear cover, bottom front corner has minor bump (no grazing), other 3 are quite sharp-cornered. Taken together, these are minor blemishes when compared with the entirety of the book’s overall condition, which is quite elegant. Each chapter begins with a lovely black-and-white block illustration on a page water-marked with the publisher’s cockerel. Sensitively edited by Gwyn Jones, this edition differs from its precursor (and very early) editions in five particulars, all designed to improve its overall modern usage and readability. This is a very rare copy, in quite sound and presentable, if not Gift, condition, of a limited-print run.