Tales from Shakespeare

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Author: Charles and Mary Lamb

Illustrator: Arthur Rackham

LAMB, Charles and Mary. Tales from Shakespeare. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. London: Temple Press (ca. 1930). 8vo, xii 304pp. Green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt. 12 color plates. Bookplate. Spine ends and corners lightly rubbed, edges of spine and covers less so, spine sunned, first and last few leaves a tad foxed, gift inscription on front free endpaper, else an internally clean, tight copy with surprisingly sharp plates.

Rackham-illustrated edition, ca. 1930. A collection of adaptations for young readers of 20 of William Shakespeare’s most beloved plays including, Hamlet, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, King Lear, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, and The Taming of the Shrew. Rackham’s intricate illustrations highlight the majesty, humor, and poignancy of these timeless plays.