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Title: Tales from Shakespeare
Description: London: J.M. Dent & Co. 1909. 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. .

Keywords: Lamb, Charles and Mary Shakespeare, William Children's Books Illustrated Books Signed Limited Edition Illustrated Books Signed Limited Edition Shakespeariana

Price: US$ 1850.00 Seller: David Brass Rare Books (ABAA/ILAB)
- Book number: 03923

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