“The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool": Signed limited large paper edition of Charles and Mary Lamb's Tales From Shakespeare; one of 750 copies produced and signed by Arthur Rackham
Tales From Shakespeare.
Lamb, Charles & Mary. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.$1,750.00
Item Number: 105623
London and New York: J. M Dent & Co. and E. P. Dutton & Co, 1909.
Signed limited large paper edition of Charles and Mary Lamb’s Tales From Shakespeare with illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Quarto, original cream buckram with gilt titles and tooling to the spine and front panel, gilt pictorial endpapers, top edge gilt with others uncut, ribbon ties, 12 tipped-in color plates by Rackham including frontispiece and the additional “Puck” plate facing page 16 which only appears in this edition. One of 750 copies produced and signed by Arthur Rackham, this is number 306. In near fine condition. A very nice example.
Produced with the intention of providing an introduction to the great playwright's works for children, Mary and Charles Lamb's Tales of Shakespeare contains twenty of Shakespeare's best known comedies and tragedies presented in narrative form for the young reader. Rackham's elaborate tipped-in color illustrations include the "Puck" plate not included in the trade edition, "Perdita", "Cordella", and "At the Cell of Friar Lawrence."