A Midsummer Night’s Dream. By William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Illustrated Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 2000.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Set in Athens with a cast of characters inspired by Greek mythology, the play proves the Bard’s fascination with classical literature. One of its main characters, Puck the mischievous sprite, also proves his ability to reimagine those mythologies in an English context. In five acts, the play weaves together several subplots brilliantly, with romantic entanglements and comedic action that stand out among Shakespeare’s works. This illustrated edition by the Easton Press is set from the First Folio text. It contains Arthur Rackham’s full-page watercolor illustrations–some of Rackham’s best work. For any Shakespeare or Rackham collector, it is an essential volume.

This illustrated edition is in fine condition. In the original full blue leather with decorative gilt stamping, fine. Raised bands. Gilt spine. Text block fine with Rackham’s brilliant watercolor illustrations. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in. With the publisher’s original pamphlet laid in.

A fine collector’s copy of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, illustrated by Rackham.

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream. By William Shakespeare. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Illustrated Edition. Easton Press. Norwalk, 2000.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in