King Lear

Book and photos courtesy of Brian Cornish. Commentary courtesy of Paul Jackson.

 by William Shakespeare, 1904

This book measures 10 1/4" x 8 1/2" and has 147 pages plus colophon. The text body is set in Scotch Roman printed on Roycroft handmade water marked paper. The edition above is a variant of the regular edition which was bound in paper over boards with a  suede spine. The binding on this book is  a beautiful tooled and sculpted full Levant. I have not seen another King Lear bound like this and believe it to be one of a kind and all the more interesting in that the book is an unlimited edition. A special limited edition of 100 bound in 3/4 or full Levant and printed on Japan vellum was also produced. The limited edition is illumined, numbered and signed in Elbert Hubbard's name.

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