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The Letterpress. The Tempest
William Shakespeare


Limited to 3,750 hand-numbered copies

You taught me language, and my profit on’t
Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you
For learning me your language!

  1. Act 1, Sc. 2

The most powerful sorcery is Shakespeare’s language. Complex, personal and unsurpassably lyrical: rediscover one of Shakespeare’s most finely nuanced plays.

In the First Folio of Shakespeare, The Tempest was placed first – an unmistakable sign of the importance attached to it by its editors.

 

For generations of Shakespeare scholars this play was the epitome of Shakespeare’s work. The play is concerned with tragic as well as comic themes, making it a play that defies easy categorization. This lends it a fascination which has compelled the attention of critics and audiences alike ever since it was first performed.

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. 1,142

You taught me language, and my profit on’t
Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you
For learning me your language!

  1. Act 1, Sc. 2

The most powerful sorcery is Shakespeare’s language. Complex, personal and unsurpassably lyrical: rediscover one of Shakespeare’s most finely nuanced plays.

In the First Folio of Shakespeare, The Tempest was placed first – an unmistakable sign of the importance attached to it by its editors. For generations of Shakespeare scholars this play was the epitome of Shakespeare’s work. The play is concerned with tragic as well as comic themes, making it a play that defies easy categorization. This lends it a fascination which has compelled the attention of critics and audiences alike ever since it was first performed.

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. 1,142

 




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