The Works of George Peele.
London: William Pickering, 1829-39. 3 volume set, 7 3/4 inches tall. A stunning full crushed morocco binding by 'The French Bindery Garden City N.Y.', in pristine condition. With raised bands, fine extra gilt tooling to the panels and a splendid gilt 'Cambridge panel' to each board. Gilt dentelles and top edge. With the bookplates of 'E.V.C.H'. and Beeleigh Abbey. George Peele was a 16th century English translator, poet, and dramatist, who is most noted for his supposed but not universally accepted collaboration with William Shakespeare on the play Titus Andronicus. He was renowned for his dissipated life style and little is actually known about his short life other than his remarkably influential output.