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A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket


London : Constable & Co. Ltd, 1914 A very good copy of the 1st trade edition wiith 12 tipped-in colour plates and numerous black and white illustrations, full page and in the text, by W Heath Robinson who designed the edition. Beautifully rebound with new cloth spine with red title label and marbled boards. New endpapers. The contents have light brown spotting in places - particularly page edges and margins (common with this type of paper) but are otherwise clean and the plates are in very good condition. A charming work. Please enquire if you would like to see more images to assess condition.

"I feel that I have spent half my career with one or another Pelican Shakespeare in my back pocket. Convenience, however, is the least important aspect of the new Pelican Shakespeare series. Here is an elegant and clear text for either the study or the rehearsal room, notes where you need them and the distinguished scholarship of the general editors, Stephen Orgel and A. R. Braunmuller who understand that these are plays for performance as well as great texts for contemplation." (Patrick Stewart) The distinguished Pelican Shakespeare series, which has sold more than four million copies, is now completely revised and repackaged. Each volume features: * Authoritative, reliable texts * High quality introductions and notes * New, more readable trade trim size * An essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare and essays on Shakespeare's life and the selection of texts


  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 031316
  • Title: A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Author: William Shakespeare
  • Illustrator: W Heath Robinson
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Jacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: 1st Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Constable & Co. Ltd
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1914
  • Keywords: Heath Robinson, tipped in Heath Robinson plates, early 1900's illustrated books, early 20th century illustrated books.
  • Bookseller catalogs: LITERATURE; Illustrated;


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