1926 Rare First Edition Book - THE TEMPEST by Shakespeare illustrated by RACKHAM.
Author: SHAKESPEARE, William. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Title: The Tempest.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: London, William Heinemann, 1926. FIRST RACKHAM ILLUSTRATED EDITION.
Size : 10 " X 7.5 ".
Pages: ix-185 pages.
Binding: Attractive and fine full black morocco leather binding with raised bands and gilt titles to spine, gilt center tool decoration and decorative gilt border to boards, marbled endpapers, original gilt-decorated black cloth laid in at rear (hinges fine) under a protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good, near fine content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 20 wonderful color plates and captioned tissue guards by Arthur Rackham.
The book: A beautifully bound first edition of Shakespeare's TEMPEST with the wonderful illustrations by Arthur Rackham. A FINE Copy.
The TEMPEST: The Tempest is a play by English playwright William Shakespeare, probably written in 1610–1611, and thought to be one of the last plays that Shakespeare wrote alone. After the first scene, which takes place on a ship at sea during a tempest, the rest of the story is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, a complex and contradictory character, lives with his daughter Miranda, and his two servants—Caliban, a savage monster figure, and Ariel, an airy spirit. The play contains music and songs that evoke the spirit of enchantment on the island. It explores many themes, including magic, betrayal, revenge, and family. In Act IV, a wedding masque serves as a play-within-the play, and contributes spectacle, allegory, and elevated language.
The illustrator: Arthur Rackham RWS (19 September 1867 – 6 September 1939) was an English book illustrator. He is recognized as one of the leading literary figures during the Golden Age of British book illustration. His work is noted for its robust pen and ink drawings, which were combined with the use of watercolor, a technique he developed due to his background as a journalistic illustrator.
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