Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1942. First Edition. Hardcover : pp. [iv] xi [xiv] 478 [4 blank] : red cloth boards : light blue spine label with blue lettering : printed endpapers with repeated motif of MUP angel within a crest with the motto Postera Crescam Laude (grow praise) : beige dust jacket, lettering in red : jacket unclipped.
Top edge foxed; head and tail of spine gently pushed; dust jacket has general wear and age toned spine. Very good / good. Item #2117
''This volume is, to the best of my knowledge, the first book devoted entirely to an investigation of the many problems associated with the relation between the 'stolne and surreptitious copies' of which Heminge and Condell complain in their address 'To the great Variety of Readers,' and the corresponding plays of Shakespeare printed by them in the first folio.'' Alfred Hart.