London: William Heinemann, 1908. [Fantasy drama] First Rackham Illustrated Edition, SIGNED LIMITED ISSUE. Large Quarto (30 x 24cm), pp.134; , blank; , imprint. With forty tipped-in colour plates, each with captioned tissue guards. Handsomely bound in blue full oasis morocco, with twin red labels to spine, gilt decoration, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed. Number 11 of 1000 copies signed by the illustrator. Contents generally clean with a little spotting and toning, binding unmarked. Shakespeare's story follows four young Athenian lovers and a group of actors who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of their play is set. Item #55830
Book Collector No.271, 'The Great Illustrators'.
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