Hamlet: Prince of Denmark

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Hamlet Prince of Denmark

by Shakespeare, 1902

 This book measures 10" x 8" and has 172 pages. The body of the text is Bruce Roman printed on Roycroft handmade watermarked paper. The binding is paper over boards with a suede spine. A few of this edition were illuminated as depicted above and some bindings also had suede corners. An edition of 100 was printed on Imperial vellum and bound 3/4 Levant. The illuminations in this book were done in Italy and are not by Roycroft illuminators. This was typically done in the 1920's and 1930's. This book was listed in the 1902 and 1903 catalogs and originally sold for $5.00

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