The Letterpress Troilus and Cressida

William Shakespeare
Limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies

The author Joyce Carol Oates famously called Troilus and Cressida 'that most vexing and ambiguous of Shakespeare's plays'.

Limited Edition

Fools on both sides: Helen must needs be fair,
When with your blood you daily paint her thus.

  1. Act 1, Sc 1

The author Joyce Carol Oates famously called Troilus and Cressida ‘that most vexing and ambiguous of Shakespeare’s plays’, but she also observed that ‘its investigation of numerous infidelities, its criticism of tragic pretensions, above all, its implicit debate between what is essential in human life and what is only existential are themes of the twentieth century’.

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"

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