The Letterpress Othello

William Shakespeare
Limited to 3,750 hand-numbered copies

The sheer visceral strength of this great tragedy has resonated through the centuries, ensuring it remains one of Shakespeare's most popular plays.

Limited Edition

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy!
It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on

  1. Act 3, Sc.3

Shakespeare's explosive tale of love, jealousy and betrayal follows the triumphs and eventual downfall of the noble General Othello – his love for Desdemona, his trust in the villainous Iago and his obsessive jealousy that leads to murder. The sheer visceral strength of this great tragedy has resonated through the centuries, ensuring it remains one of Shakespeare's most popular plays.

As part of The Folio Society's Letterpress Shakespeare limited edition series, Othello's powerful verse has been hand-set on luxurious mould-made paper, beautifully bound in leather and hand-marbled paper.

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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