MARLOWE, Christopher (1564-1593). Works. London: William Pickering and others, 1826.
3 volumes, 8vo (193 x 122 mm). Half-titles, wreath devices on title-pages, errata leaf at end of vol.III which is rarely present. (A few pale spots.) Publisher's red cloth, printed labels on spines (chipping with a few minor losses to spines and joints, old repairs to spines, some soiling and light wear). FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, AN UNSOPHISTICATED SET IN RARE ORIGINAL BINDING, ONE OF 250 COPIES. Geoffrey Keynes describes this edition of Marlowe's works, edited by George Robinson and with an introduction by Alexander Dyce, as "inaccurate," but contends that it is also "attractive." Pickering and Chatto's William Pickering explains that this edition "occupies an important position in the bibliographies of Marlowe not only for its textual content, but also for the clarity and beauty of its typography."
Estimate $ 1,500-2,500