1901 Rare First Edition illustrated by Fanny Railton - Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream.
Author: Shakespeare, William. (Illustrator, Fanny Herbert Railton).
Title: The Comedy of A Midsummer Night's Dream by William (Shakspeare) Specially Decorated Throughout for Children and with an Introduction by Mrs. Herbert Railton.
Publisher: London, Freemantle & Co., 1901. First Edition illustrated by Fanny Railton.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 8.5 " X 7 ".
Pages: xiv-125 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full-cloth binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed and worn - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing - as shown, upper corner of page 80 chip without affecting the text - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with all the wonderful full-page and in-text illustrations by Fanny Railton.
The book: Attractive and rare First illustrated edition by Fanny Railton of The Comedy of A Midsummer Night's Dream -- a comedy written by William Shakespeare c. 1595 or 1596. The play is set in Athens, and consists of several subplots that revolve around the marriage of Theseus and Hippolyta. One subplot involves a conflict between four Athenian lovers. Another follows a group of six amateur actors rehearsing the play which they are to perform before the wedding. Both groups find themselves in a forest inhabited by fairies who manipulate the humans and are engaged in their own domestic intrigue. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular and is widely performed.
The author: William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 – 23 April 1616) was an English playwright, poet, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon" (or simply "the Bard").
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