Shakespeare’s Comedy of The Tempest with illustrations by Edmund Dulac (Hodder & Stoughton, 1982) Limited Edition Leather
Shakespeare’s Comedy of The Tempest
by William Shakespeare, introduction by A. T. Quiller-Couch
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, limited edition 1982
Originally published in 1908 with forty plates in colour by Edmund Dulac. This copy being a facsimile reprint published in 1982 as a limited edition, albeit with an unstated number of copies.
Identified on the spine as the ‘Centennial Edition’.
Hardback – full leather with title and decoration to spine, marbled endpapers, sewn-in page marker. Housed in a custom-made slipcase with top and bottom in blue buckram and textured paper sides in a paler blue. pp xxiv, 144, plus forty tipped-in colour plates with tissue guards. 10.25 x 7 inches approx. (262mm x 176mm).
Light shelf wear to edges of boards and corner tips. Tissue guards cockled, with some also showing foxing. Edges of page-block a little dusty and grubby.
Overall, light wear but otherwise a nice, clean copy – presents well in its custom slipcase.