London: Henry Colburn, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. Three volumes bound in recent quarter cloth on boards with pale green paper on boards. New spine label printed in the fashion of the original. The original labels are bound in at the rear. The binding style recreates the original binding style as well. Small oval library stamp on the title pages. Williams name does not appear on the title page. Contents fine. No foxing. Very early fictional account of a young William Shakespeare as he grows up in Stratford-on-Avon. Extremely scarce. Andrew Block, The English Novel 1740-1850, page 265.