1926 Rare First Edition - THE TEMPEST by Shakespeare illustrated and SIGNED by RACKHAM.
Author: SHAKESPEARE, William. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Title: The Tempest.
Language: Text in English.
Publisher: London: William Heinemann Ltd.; New York: Doubleday, Page & Company, . FIRST RACKHAM ILLUSTRATED SIGNED EDITION. Signed and numbered by Arthur Rackham in black ink. #375 of 520 copies.
Size : 11 " X 9 ".
Pages: xiii-185 pages.
Binding: Attractive and fine half red morocco leather binding with raised bands and gilt titles to spine, upper edge gilt (hinges fine) under a protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, light narrow dust stains on the outer margin of some pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the wonderful 21 color plates by Arthur Rackham, one of which did not appear in the trade edition.
The book: A beautiful limited Signed first edition of Shakespeare's TEMPEST with the wonderful illustrations by Arthur Rackham.
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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