The Vale Press Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

The Vale Press Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice
The Vale Press Shakespeare: The Merchant of Venice

London: Hacon & Ricketts, The Ballantyne Press, The Vale Press, A volume from the finely printed Vale Shakespeare, octavo, green cloth decorated in blind, gilt title on spine, limited to 310 copies, published 1902. Pages partly unopened, good plus copy with light soil, darkening and discoloration to spine and fading to gilt title, slight foxing to preliminary pages. Bookplate of Pittsburgh's famous book collector, binder and botanical specialist, Rachel McMasters Miller Hunt, the founder of the Hunt Botanical Library. One of the triumphs of London post-Kelmscott arts-and-crafts book production. Good.

Item #H4912

Price: $50.00