The Letterpress Comedy of Errors

William Shakespeare
Limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies

There are high jinks aplenty in this early comedy – two sets of twins separated at birth, misguided servants and family lost and restored – all themes which delighted Shakespeare.

Limited Edition
I to the world am like a drop of water
That in the ocean seeks another drop,
Who, failing there to find his fellow forth,
Unseen, inquisitive, confounds himself.
  1. Act 1, Sc. 2

The Comedy of Errors features two sets of twins separated at birth, misguided servants and family lost and restored – themes that clearly fascinated Shakespeare and to which he returned throughout his career. There are high jinks aplenty and hilarious set-pieces, such as Dromio’s description of the kitchen-maid who is ‘spherical, like a globe. I could find out countries in her.’ With miraculous family reunions – between long-lost twins, children and parents, husbands and wives – this play can reduce an audience to tears of laughter as well as inspiring surprisingly intense emotion.

Letterpress volume

Limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies

Hand-bound in goatskin leather, blocked in gold with hand-marbled paper sides

Gilded top edge, ribbon marker

16pt 'Monotype' Baskerville, with Caslon display

Set in hot metal and printed letterpress on mould-made paper

Oxford University Press text under General Editor Stanley Wells

14˝ x 10¾˝

 

Commentary volume

This includes the text of the play with full explanatory notes

Bound in buckram

˝ x 5¾˝

 

Presentation box

Bound in buckram

15˝ x 11˝ x 2¾˝

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