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SHAKESPEARE, William.

The Tragedie of King Lear.

Newly printed from the First Folio of 1623.

Stratford-Upon-Avon : 1927 Stock Code: 140523
£1,000.00
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Notes

Signed limited edition, number 26 of 106 copies signed by the illustrator Paul Nash, the writer of the introduction Harley Granville-Barker, and the art editor Albert Rutherston. A further 500 unsigned trade copies were also issued. The text is taken from the First Folio of Shakespeare, with some orthographic modernization. A very attractive production.

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Description

Quarto. Original vellum by Riviere and Son, spine lettered in gilt, covers richly panelled and decorated in gilt and blind, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With the original card case.

Illustrations

With 5 plates by Paul Nash (4 with colour), and line blocks by Emery Walker; printed on Batchelor's Kelmscott hand-made paper.

Condition

Case a little worn. Slight uneven discolouration to spine. An excellent copy.

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