Shakespeare's Tragedy of Hamlet
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Hodder & Stoughton, London.
Green cloth boards with red, gold and black lettering and designs.
Fair. Some foxing. Hinge a little weak and slightly split at rear. Colour plates and protective tissue preserved in good condition.
Undated, but inscribed 1916. Text is printed by permission from the Oxford edition.
A beautiful illustrated edition containing over twenty colour plates by W.G. Simmonds. These are each protected by a thin paper / tissue sheet and are all intact. The colour plates are printed on separate glossy paper and attached / glued by their left-hand side only. The text of the play is preceded by a prose retelling of the story by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch. Inscription to previous owner dated 1916.
In Shakespeare's longest play, Hamlet Prince of Denmark tries to exact revenge on his Uncle Claudius; who has killed Hamlet's father and married his mother to seize the throne.