Hard Cover. London: Macmillan and Co., 1921. Near Fine.
Edited by Rev. Alfred Ainger. Finely bound in blue English straight grained morocco by Riviere, with five raised bands to the spine, panel decorations and spine lettering stamped in gilt, all edges gilt, gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Near fine copy with just a few small nicks to boards and spine. A well-preserved and beautifully bound copy. Tales from Shakespeare is a collection of fourteen of Shakespeare's comedies and six of his tragedies retold in prose format with the intention of simplifying the stories to be understood by children. The book includes works like "The Tempest," "Othello," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "As You Like It," among others. Of the works included, the tragedies were written by Charles Lamb, and the comedies by his sister, Mary Lamb.