The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. William Shakespeare.
The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.
(Cranach Press)

The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.

Craig, Edward Gordon (illus.)

Weimar: Cranach Press, 1930. Folio. 186, 35pp. One of fifteen copies on Imperial Japanese paper, with an extra suite of fifty-three loose proofs initialed in pencil by the artist, Edward Gordon Craig. Illustrated throughout with wood engravings designed and cut by Craig, and printed by Count Harry Kessler and Max Goertz. The text is printed in red and black, with the title cut by Eric Gill. The type pays tribute to early printed books, being modeled on that used by Fust and Schoeffer in the Mainz Psalter of 1457. Beautifully designed, with the wood engravings incorporated into the layout and interacting with the text. The Hamlet stories from Saxo Grammaticus and Belleforest, with their English translations, are printed in the wide margins, surrounding the text. The text is followed by J. Dover Wilson's "Notes on The Tragedie of Hamlet," bound in. This magnificent book is bound in full tan crushed levant morocco by O. Dorfner, with raised bands to spine and gilt rules to borders, spine, and turn-ins. Gilt-titled to spine in the Fust and Schoeffer typeface. In publisher's slipcase. Extra plates housed in separate vellum-backed portfolio. A very fine copy of this masterpiece of 20th-century book production in one of its rarest issues. Item #24312

(Müller-Krumbach, 50).

Price: $47,500.00

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