William Heinemann, 1908, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First, Illustrated By: Arthur Rackham
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. A Midsummer-Night's Dream, London, New York: Heinemann, Doubleday, 1908. Quarto, first trade edition, pp. 134, frontispiece and 39 tipped-in color plates by Arthur Rackham, brown cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine and front, gilt forest scene on front, gift inscription on free front endpaper. Gordon Ray, Illustrator and the Book in England, 330: "Subsequent illustrators and stage designers dealing with the play have found it difficult to put Rackham's images out of their minds." Condition of this book: Covers darkened with rubbing at extremities; leaves age-toned, some over-opened. Overall very good. First edition of the work in this format and binding, and/or set or series. Size: Quarto. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Illustrator: Arthur Rackham. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Art & Design; Britain/UK; 1900-1920; Theatre & Plays. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54221.