New York: Wiley and Putnam, 1846. First American Edition. Quarto. Item #029014
vii, , 860 pages. Mary Cowden Clarke labored from 1829-1844 to complete the concordance. she co-operated with Charles Knight. This was the first great concordance to Shakespeare. It was followed by Bartlett's version and today the Harvard Concordance is the finest. Clearly in a nice leather binding, this was aimed at the upper classes though Charles Knight's popular editions were aimed at the less privileged classes. Bound in ¾ black morocco over marbled paper covered boards, with matching endpapers, raised bands, spine lettering and top edge gilt.This copy was presented to Charles R. Swords, who was a broker and the stock exchange, his name is on the foot in gilt. The upper corner of the title page states: C.R. Swords/presented by ? Undecipherable.