Easton Press, Norwalk Ct. Shakespeare's "The Tempest". Deluxe Limited Edition. A rare slip-cased edition, luxuriously bound in full genuine leather. As New, sealed in the original shrink-wrap. This special edition offers all of the 40 unique full-color illustrations by Edmund Dulac, one of the prominent figures of the "Golden Age of Illustration". Limited to only 400 in this edition.
As New (Sealed). The condition is of the highest quality without any bumped corners, etc. Mint condition.
A beautiful leather bound collector's edition of Shakespeare's The Tempest, limited to only 400 hand-numbered copies. A Glorious Reproduction of One of the Historic point Accomplishments From the Golden Age of Illustration...Presenting the exceptional reproduction of the illustrated 1908 outlined release of Shakespeare's parody The Tempest. One of Shakespeare's greatest plays -- This story of mystery and recovery.
The Tempest is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written in 1610-11, and thought by many critics to be the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone. It is set on a remote island, where Prospero, the rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the eponymous tempest, to lure his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio's lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso's son, Ferdinand.
There is no obvious single source for the plot of The Tempest, but researchers have seen parallels in Erasmus's Naufragium, Peter Martyr's De orbe novo, and eyewitness reports by William Strachey and Sylvester Jordain of the real-life shipwreck of the Sea Venture on the islands of Bermuda, and the subsequent conflict between Sir Thomas Gates and Sir George Somers. In addition, one of Gonzalo's speeches is derived from Montaigne's essay Of the Canibales, and much of Prospero's renunciative speech is taken word for word from a speech by Medea in Ovid's poem Metamorphoses. The masque in Act 4 may have been a later addition, possibly in honour of the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Frederick V in 1613. The play was first published in the First Folio of 1623.
Dimensions: 8 1/2" x 11"
Original publication date: 1908
A Reproduction of the extravagant illustrated edition by Edmund Dulac
The complete contents (text) and every one of the 40 drawings from the 1908 version.
The book cover design is an accurate replication of the original.
Limited to only 400 in this leather bound edition.
The fabric covered slipcase is ideal for storage and showcase.
Full premium leather.
FeaturesContains all the classic Easton Press qualities:
* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations
As New (Sealed). The condition is of the highest quality without any discernible flaws.
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