The Letterpress Troilus and Cressida
The author Joyce Carol Oates famously called Troilus and Cressida 'that most vexing and ambiguous of Shakespeare's plays'.
Fools on both sides: Helen must needs be fair,
When with your blood you daily paint her thus.
- Act 1, Sc 1
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
Presented together with a commentary volume which includes the text of the play with full explanatory notes
Supplied in a buckram-bound solander box measuring 15" x 11" x 2¾". Letterpress volume: 14" x 10¾"
Commentary volume: bound in buckram. 8¾" x 5¾"