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BURGESS, Anthony.

The World of William Shakespeare.

Availability: In stock

Published: London The Arcadia Press, 1971

Stock Code: 121114

£750
signed
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

Signed limited edition, number 48 of 265 copies signed by the author and specially bound, with an original onlay motif of a Shakespearean theatre designed by Zaehnsdorf. Originally published in 1970 by Jonathan Cape under the title Shakespeare. Burgess wrote a number of works inspired by Shakespeare, including a fictionalised version of Shakespeare's life in Nothing Like the Sun (1964), in which he "creates, with true tenderness, a possessed, bisexual Shakespeare", and an unmade film script, Will!, a Hollywood musical about Shakespeare (ODNB). Burgess also adapted Greek, Russian, and French plays, notably Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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Description

Quarto. Bound for the publishers by Zaehnsdorf in red morocco, black morocco label to spine, spine lettered in gilt, purple, green, yellow and black morocco pictorial onlay to front cover, marbled endpapers, gilt edges. In the grey cloth solander box.

Illustrations

Frontispiece and 109 photographic reproductions, 36 of which are full-page, 6 of which are double-page.

Condition

Tiny abrasion to front cover, loss to spine labels of solander box; an excellent, bright copy.

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