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Green pictorial cloth with gilt titles. Top edge green. Green endpapers. 12 beautiful colour plates plus b/w illustrations. Spine very slightly faded else a fine copy contained in publisher's slipcase which is faded at one open edge and scuffed.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by W. Heath Robinson.
Stock no. 2123538
Published by Constable and Company Ltd.. 3rd issue 1919. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large format. Cream cloth spine with green title, green paper boards. 12 exquisite tipped-in colour plates, mounted on captioned paper with borders. Lovely b/w illustrations (full-page and text). 185 pages. Top edge green. Bumping and wear to spine, corners and cover edges. Some uneven fading to covers. Some foxing throughout. All plates present. Wrapper is edge-creased and worn, with a little surface paper damage to rear panel.
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Written by William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1814113
Published by The Limited Editions Club. 1st thus 1939. Fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
One volume of 'The Plays of William Shakespeare in thirty-seven volumes'. First title page after half-title: 'The Comedies Histories & Tragedies of William Shakespeare'. Large format. Illustrated with 6 beautiful watercolour illustrations by Rackham. Cloth backed decorative boards. 74pp uncut. Top edge gilt. 13" x 9". Limited to 1950 numbered copies. This is copy 1187 of 1950. Boards beautifully clean and bright due to the presence of the glassine dustwrapper which is edge worn, creased and worn to spine with loss. All plates present, some pages still uncut.
Light brown cloth, gilt titles and vignette to front cover. 40 exquisite colour plates mounted on cream paper. Large format. Spine and corners bumped and slightly worn. Light damp stain to lower spine edge of front cover. A few small marks to covers. All plates present, one has a small tear at lower edge but all others are in fine condition. Tissue-guard of torn plate and facing text page also have tears (larger). Foxing to contents. Contents are a little loose but binding is still tight.