London: William Heinemann, 1908. [Fantasy drama] First Rackham Illustrated Edition. Quarto (25 x 19cm), pp.134. With 40 tipped-in colour plates, each with captioned tissue guards. Publisher's light brown cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, top edge tinted brown. Contents clean, some spotting to endpapers, neat contemporary inscription to flyleaf, binding a little bumped and a trifle toned to spine. A near fine copy. Shakespeare's story follows four young Athenian lovers and a group actors who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of their play is set. Item #54113
Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.
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