[Oxford]: The Shakespeare Head Press: Odhams Press Ltd., 1944. Item #04221
One of a Very Few Copies Specially Bound by Leighton-Straker
SHAKESPEARE, William. LEIGHTON-STRAKER, binders. The Works of William Shakespeare. Gathered into One Volume. [Oxford]:The Shakespeare Head Press: Odhams Press Ltd., 1944.
One of one thousand copies printed in double-column.
Octavo (9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches; 242 x 159 mm.). xvi, 1263,  pp. Including frontispiece portrait of Shakespeare engraved on wood by John Farleigh after Droeshout's engraving in the First Folio. Title-page printed in red and black.
One of a very few copies specially bound in 1944 by Leighton-Straker, stamp-signed on rear turn-in. Full Niger morocco, covers decoratively bordered in gilt and black, front cover with central 'wreath' in blind. Spine with five raised bands ruled in gilt and blind and lettered in gilt, gilt-ruled turn-ins, pale gray end-papers, all edges gilt. Spine very slightly faded otherwise a fine copy in the original? cardboard slipcase.