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THE TEMPEST by  William (Arthur RACKHAM) SHAKESPEARE - Signed First Edition - [1926] - from Charles Agvent (SKU: 017236)

THE TEMPEST

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THE TEMPEST

by SHAKESPEARE, William (Arthur RACKHAM)

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  • hardcover
  • Signed
  • First
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Contents are bright and fresh. The vellum spine is slightly darkened with a small stain at the top; the boards are soiled with a
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London & New York: William Heinemann Ltd. & Doubleday, Page & Co., [1926]. First Edition. Hardcover. Contents are bright and fresh. The vellum spine is slightly darkened with a small stain at the top; the boards are soiled with a few small stains on the rear. Overall Very Good. Arthur Rackham. Quarto (9-1/4" x 12-3/4") bound in the original vellum-backed gilt-decorated white boards. Illustrated with 21 color plates, including 1 not in the trade edition, and several black and white devices, printed on hand-made paper. Copy #227 of 260 (of a total of 520) of the English issue SIGNED by the illustrator on the limitation page.

Synopsis

The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s last solo-written plays. This tragedy tells the story of an exiled ruler who uses magic to restore his daughter to power and argues that the powerful must show mercy. First performed in 1611,  The Tempest  has been put to varied interpretations, from those that see it as a fable of art and creation, with Prospero representing Shakespeare, and Prospero's renunciation of magic signaling Shakespeare's farewell to the stage, to interpretations that consider it an allegory of Europeans colonizing foreign lands. O wonder! How many goodly creatures are there here! How beauteous mankind is! O brave new world That has such people in ’t! (V.i.)

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Bookseller
Charles Agvent US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
017236
Title
THE TEMPEST
Author
SHAKESPEARE, William (Arthur RACKHAM)
Illustrator
Arthur Rackham
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Contents are bright and fresh. The vellum spine is slightly darkened with a small stain at the top; the boards are soiled with a
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
William Heinemann Ltd. & Doubleday, Page & Co.
Place of Publication
London & New York
Date Published
[1926]
Keywords
Signed; Modern Firsts; Arthur Rackham; British Literature; 17th Century Literature; Color Plates
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We carry a diverse and select stock with major specialties including Modern and 19th Century Literary First Editions, Signed Books & Autographs (especially Presidential and Literary), and Limited Editions Club books. We have been in business since 1987 and are proud to be members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB).

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