Tales from Shakespeare. Arthur RACKHAM, illustrator, William Shakespeare, Charles Lamb, Mary.
Tales from Shakespeare
Tales from Shakespeare
Tales from Shakespeare
Tales from Shakespeare
Tales from Shakespeare
Tales from Shakespeare

Tales from Shakespeare

London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1909. Item #03923

One of 750 Copies, Signed by Arthur Rackham

[RACKHAM, Arthur, illustrator]. LAMB, Charles and Mary. Tales from Shakespeare. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: J.M. Dent & Co., 1909.

Limited to 750 numbered copies (this copy being No. 370), signed by the artist.

Large quarto (11 1/4 x 8 5/16 inches; 286 x 211 mm.). [2, limitation leaf], xii, 304 pp. Thirteen mounted color plates, including frontispiece (with tissue guard) and the additional plate not present in the trade edition. Two full-page illustrations in black and white, twenty chapter headings, and fourteen tail-pieces.

Publisher's cream buckram decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt on front cover and spine. Original rose-colored silk ties. Top edge gilt, others uncut. Vellum-style gold pictorial endpapers. Spine darkened, a few small marks on covers, still an excellent copy. Housed in a fleece-lined, dark blue cloth slipcase.

Tipped-in before the half-title is a printed note regarding the additional plate "Puck" which only appears in this signed limited edition.

The plays illustrated in this fine volume are: The Tempest; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Winter's Tale; Much Ado about Nothing; As You Like It; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Merchant of Venice; Cymbeline; King Lear; Macbeth; All's Well that Ends Well; The Taming of the Shrew; The Comedy of Errors; Measure for Measure; Twelfth Night; or, What you Will; Timon of Athens; Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; Othello; and Pericles, Prince of Tyre.

Latimore and Haskell, pp. 33-34. Riall, p. 90.

Price: $1,850.00