London: J.M. Dent and Co. 1909. First Rackham Illustrated Edition. Quarto, with 12 colour plates and other black and white drawings. Publisher's green cloth with titles and decoration in gilt to spine and upper, top edge gilt, illustrated end papers, original printed dust-wrapper. Lightly rubbed to extremities, edges toned, offset browning to endpapers, jacket edgeworn with some chips and tears, spine a shade darkened. A story-telling version of some of Shakespeare's best known plays including: The Tempest, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet. Item #42754
Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.
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