London: William Heinemann, 1908. [Fantasy drama] First Rackham Illustrated Edition. Quarto (25 x 19cm), pp.134. With forty tipped-in colour plates, each with captioned tissue guards. Bound in recent mid-brown half morocco with gilt-lettered title labels and tooling to spine over publisher's original gilt-pictorial boards. Contents clean, exterior as new. A fine copy in a striking recent leather binding. 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 #54469
Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.
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