Outlines to Shakespeare. The Tempest. 12 plates

William Shakespeare

RA Collection: Book

Record number




London: Printed for Charles Knight, Pall-Mall East, 1825

Physical Description

322 pages : illustrations (engravings) ; 22 cm.

General Note

The 12 plates by Selous illustrating The Tempest are published by C. Knight, Pall Mall East and dated April 1825. In addition to the 12 plates illustrating The Tempest, each of the four plays is accompanied by an engraving after a painting by George Francis Joseph ARA. All are un-dated and published by J. Smith, 163 Strand. The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Merry Wives of Windsor are engraved by Stalker; Twelfth Night by Romney. No engraver is given for The Tempest.


I. Tempest -- II. Two gentlemen of Verona -- III. Merry wives of Windsor -- IV. Twelfth-night


The front free endpaper is inscribed in black ink “Haydn Mackey from G. Blackwood September 1926.” And “April 13. 1882” in another hand.

Binding Note

Leather bound. Spine lettered in gold: “Shakspeare. Tempest. 2 Gentlemen of Verona. M.W. of Windsor. 12. Night. Illustrated.”


Henry Courtney Selous, illustrator, engraver
George Francis Joseph ARA, source artist
Haydn Reynolds Mackey, previous owner