Hodder & Stoughton. London. ND. 1912, 1912.
FIRST HATHERELL EDITION. 4to. (9.9 x 7.6 inches). Beautifully illustrated with 22 fine, full colour plates. Each tipped in and with a printed paper guard. There is some light foxing, mostly to the first and last few pages and a few of the printed tissue guards over the colour plates, otherwise the book is still tight and in very good condition thorughout. Publishers brick red cloth with bright gilt lettering to the spine. Front board lettered in dark green and illustrated, showing Juliet looking down at Romeo from her balcony, in purple. Plain olive green endpapers. A fine, bright copy that has been beautifully preserved by remaining in its rare, original publishers box. The box has a colour plate mounted onto the top panel within a triple lined border and below the titles. Publishers printed title label on the bottom side of the box top. ------ The corners have been repaired and strengthened with masking tape which, while holding the box in place, is not the neatest. A good restorer could remove this tape and make a more sympathetic repair if required. --- A lovely copy of this beautiful book. Uncommon in such good condition and even more so with its original publishers box.