The Letterpress Richard III

William Shakespeare
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Limited to 1,000 copies, individually numbered on a special limitation page.

Quarter-bound in goatskin leather, blocked in gold with hand-marbled paper sides; gilded top edge and ribbon marker.

Set in 16pt 'Monotype' Baskerville, printed by letterpress on mould-made paper.

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The Letterpress Richard III

'Conscience is but a word that cowards use,
Devised at first to keep the strong in awe'

Act 5, Sc.5

In contrast to the Henry plays, Richard III is a compelling drama of the will to power. In his portrait of the scheming despot who usurps his brother’s throne, Shakespeare created one of his most memorable villains. Richard III’s opening speech on ‘the winter of our discontent’ is among Shakespeare’s best known – small wonder, then, that fine actors like Laurence Olivier, Ian McKellen and Al Pacino have been drawn to this play.

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Review by anon on 9th Nov 2012

Text: Illustrations: Binding: Rating:

"While I cheerfully own several Letterpress Shakespeare, I choose to make a single example of Richard III, as I doubt Folio has ever soared higher. If only for that inimitable purple blue. Everything i..." [read more]

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