Fripp, Edgar I. Shakespeare: Man and Artist (2 volume set). Oxford University Press, 1964. 
Former library books, red cloth bindings fine, pages are clean, includes dust jackets. With the standard library markups, including date due slips, stamps, white labels on the spine panels of the dust jackets. We have put new clear wrappers over the dust jackets. The original dust jackets were held in place by cello tape, and there are shadows from the tape on the bindings. Good in good dust-jacket. Hardcover.
A reprint of the first edition, published 1938.
"When first published in 1938, this two-volume work was described by Ivor Brown as 'the best authority on Stratford life.' Now reissued, it remains the most complete chronological account of Shakespeare's life and work. It follows his progress from Stratford obscurity to success with the players in London; examines his friendships, the performance of his plays, the publication of his sonnets, and the ideas and events that influenced his development." - publisher.
"It is idle to go over the thousands of points which the book raises. It is enough to say that here is an indispensable book on Shakespeare, not for scholars only, nor perhaps for scholars primarily, but for all who love letters and learning and who recognize Shakespeare as our unique literary genius." - The Guardian.