King Lear

Book and pictures courtesy of Gina Browning. Description courtesy of Paul Jackson.

King Lear

 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 and printed on Roycroft handmade water marked paper. The regular edition above was bound in paper over boards with a  suede spine.  The watermark shown incorporates W. W. Denslow's trademark Sea Horse with the Roycroft cross and orb. The other variants of this book include a special limited edition of 100 bound in 3/4 or full Levant and printed on Japan vellum which was illumined, numbered and signed in Elbert Hubbard's name, an edition of 18 printed for The Roycrofters Dramatic Club and a variant of the unlimited edition above with a pigskin spine that is similar in style to the Miriam binding but it is not a Miriam binding.

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