The Letterpress Hamlet

William Shakespeare
Limited to 3,750 hand-numbered copies

Shakespeare's greatest play - the tragedy of Hamlet has become the most widely published work in the world, after the Bible.

Limited Edition

Generally regarded as Shakespeare’s greatest play, Hamlet has been published in countless editions over the centuries. Yet few of them reflect the beauty of the words on the printed page. For this reason The Folio Society has drawn on its legacy of expertise in typography, printing and binding, to create an edition of Hamlet that delights the eye as well as the mind. 

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions
  1. Act 4, Sc. 5

In the 400 years since it was first performed, Hamlet has become the most widely published work in the world, after the Bible. Yet in all that time, there has never been a finer, more lucid edition than this.

Letterpress volume

Limited to 3,750 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

8¾” x 5¾”


Presentation box

Bound in buckram

15” x 11” x 2¾”

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