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  • Collection: Past is Prologue : The Bard

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This landmark edition contains 150 illustrations and is commonly referred to as “Steevens’ own edition.” Literary editor and Shakespearian expert George Steevens (1736-1800) was a renowned scholar of Elizabethan literature and accumulated a…

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Edmund Dulac garnered great success as a commercial illustrator in the early twentieth century, and was considered a prominent participant in the Golden Age of Illustration (ca.1880-1920) which was influenced by Pre-Raphaelites, Art Nouveau, and the…

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Published for the acclaimed engraver and print seller John Boydell and his father Josiah, this edition incorporates the Steevens text together with large detailed illustrations.

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This edition of Shakespeare's drama is printed word-for-word from the First Folio of 1623 and contains modernistic interpretations of the work.

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Mary Grabhorn illustrated this and other Shakespeare editions printed by the Grabhorn Press. The celebrated and award-winning printing operation was family run and known for works that combined bold simplicity with a unique use of color. The Grabhorn…

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This landmark edition contains 150 illustrations and is commonly referred to as “Steevens’ own edition.” Literary editor and Shakespearian expert George Steevens (1736-1800) was a renowned scholar of Elizabethan literature and accumulated a…

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Printed on an 1850 hand press, the text of this book is set in Doves Type, which was based on typefaces used by Nicolas Jenson, creator of the first Roman typeface in the late fifteenth century. Although the Doves Type was destroyed by 1917, it has…

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Although this edition contains only King Lear, Othello, and Anthony and Cleopatra, it is significant because it is the second edition of Shakespeare’s complete plays. Shakespeare’s famous First Folio was published in 1623, seven years after his…

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This edition is a photographic facsimile of the First Folio. The editor, Sidney Lee, is believed to be the first to use the word “census” in the context of a bibliography. This was one of the earliest Shakespearian studies to record in detail the…

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This comedy was performed on numerous and varied stages and in many adaptations throughout the eighteenth century. This early Restoration-period playbill includes a preface signed by the poet John Dryden.
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