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The Letterpress. King Lear
William Shakespeare

Limited to 3,750 hand-numbered copies

How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is
To have a thankless child!

  1. Act 1, Sc. 4

Complex, disturbing and powerful, King Lear is a play of haunting, shocking scenes and unmatched language. No reader can forget: the division of the kingdom and Cordelia’s disinheritance (Nothing comes of nothing. Speak again); the wild storm where Lear begins to lose his reason, (Blow winds and crack your cheeks); Gloucester’s torture at the hands of Goneril and Regan (Out, vile jelly / Where is thy lustre now?) or Cordelia’s final, tragic end (And my poor fool is hang’d).

In the presentation box, bound in buckram, comes a Letterpress volume and a Commentary volume. The Letterpress is hand-bound in goatskin leather, and blocked in gold with hand-marbled paper sides. It has a luxurious gilded top edge, ribbon marker and is printed on mould-made paper. Oxford University Press text under General Editor Stanley Wells. The Commentary volume includes the text of the play with full explanatory notes, and is bound in buckram.

THE FOLIO SOCIETY; Letterpress Volume 14˝ x 10¾˝; Commentary Volume 8¾˝ x 5¾˝; Presentation Box 15˝ x 11˝ x 2¾˝; IN STOCK: $495  No. 1,829

How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is
To have a thankless child!

  1. Act 1, Sc. 4

Complex, disturbing and powerful, King Lear is a play of haunting, shocking scenes and unmatched language. No reader can forget: the division of the kingdom and Cordelia’s disinheritance (Nothing comes of nothing. Speak again); the wild storm where Lear begins to lose his reason, (Blow winds and crack your cheeks); Gloucester’s torture at the hands of Goneril and Regan (Out, vile jelly / Where is thy lustre now?) or Cordelia’s final, tragic end (And my poor fool is hang’d).

In the presentation box, bound in buckram, comes a Letterpress volume and a Commentary volume. The Letterpress is hand-bound in goatskin leather, and blocked in gold with hand-marbled paper sides. It has a luxurious gilded top edge, ribbon marker and is printed on mould-made paper. Oxford University Press text under General Editor Stanley Wells. The Commentary volume includes the text of the play with full explanatory notes, and is bound in buckram.

THE FOLIO SOCIETY; Letterpress Volume 14˝ x 10¾˝; Commentary Volume 8¾˝ x 5¾˝; Presentation Box 15˝ x 11˝ x 2¾˝; IN STOCK: $495  No. 1,829




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