Volume 3 collects issues #17 to 20 including the wonderful Shakespearian “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” which won a World Fantasy Award for short fiction (the first time a comic had ever done this).
The first story, “Calliope,” contains the first reference to Dream’s son Orpheus, who will play an important role later in the series.
The second story, “A Dream of a Thousand Cats,” is one of the most enduringly popular issues of the entire series. Sandman #19.
Lastly, this volume has the first story in which Dream does not appear, “Façade.”
Writen by Neil Gaiman, with art by Kelley Jones, Malcolm Jones III, Colleen Doran and Charles Vess; features a cover by Dave McKean.