Shakespeare question

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Shakespeare question

1L.Bloom
Feb 8, 2022, 11:12 am

Hello all, I am in the states and looking to buy the Everyman's Shakespeare volumes. It seems they do not come in a boxed set sadly so I am picking them up individually. One thing seems odd to me though, tragedies volume 2 seems t not match the rest of the volumes (at least from what I am seeing online). Can anyone shed light on this?

2RRCBS
Feb 8, 2022, 12:10 pm

Mine look the same from the outside. What have you noticed that is different about this volume?

3L.Bloom
Feb 8, 2022, 12:47 pm

>2 RRCBS: From the images I am seeing online the tragedies #2 has a different dust jacket. I'm not that bothered as long as they are the same underneath.

4RRCBS
Feb 8, 2022, 1:05 pm

>3 L.Bloom: oh ok. I always toss my Everyman DJ’s…mine all look the same underneath.

5L.Bloom
Feb 8, 2022, 1:45 pm

>4 RRCBS: Thank you for your reply, I've gone ahead with it

6DMulvee
Feb 9, 2022, 4:45 am

My dust jackets look the same. Sorry for the late response

7Fymido_Lenito
Feb 17, 2022, 1:07 am

>6 DMulvee: Everyman's Library has been changing the look of their dust jackets over time. But the cloth bound boards have maintained the same look since the re-launch in the 1990s.

8DMulvee
Feb 17, 2022, 5:10 am

>7 Fymido_Lenito: Only once. The relaunch in 1991 had plain covers that were cream in colour, this was then replaced with the reddish binding that had a photo of the author for the contemporary classics, or artworks for the classics. These have only been slowly introduced when reprinting occurs or in the newly issued volumes, but I don’t think that the Shakespeare’s should look different (mine don’t)

9bsc20
Feb 17, 2022, 12:08 pm

>8 DMulvee: The only other difference I see is that the gilt on the spines has a slightly different pattern on the US versions--a full band rather than thin lines.

10L.Bloom
Feb 22, 2022, 1:19 pm

Tank you all for the input :) I did order them and they are all uniform in color. There is one anomaly however. On Tragedies Volume 1, the title on the spine is lower than on any of the others in my Everyman collection. Strange but endurable.

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