Alas, poor Shakespeare, his portrait must endure it’s place upon a bowdlerized edition of his work! This beautiful double-fore-edged tome features a portrait of Shakespeare with a depiction of Anne Hathaway’s home on one side of the text block, and a be-collared Queen Elizabeth chillin’ next to Shakespeare’s birthplace on the other!

The family Shakspeare, in one volume: in which nothing is added to the original text, but those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read in a family by Thomas Bowdler. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts, & Green, 1863.