The Letterpress King Lear

William Shakespeare
Limited to 3,750 hand-numbered copies

Complex, disturbing and powerful, King Lear is a play of haunting, shocking scenes and unmatched language.

Limited Edition
How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is
To have a thankless child!
  1. Act 1, Sc. 4

Complex, disturbing and powerful, King Lear is a play of haunting, shocking scenes and unmatched language. No reader can forget: the division of the kingdom and Cordelia’s disinheritance (Nothing comes of nothing. Speak again); the wild storm where Lear begins to lose his reason, (Blow winds and crack your cheeks); Gloucester’s torture at the hands of Goneril and Regan (Out, vile jelly / Where is thy lustre now?) or Cordelia’s final, tragic end (And my poor fool is hang’d).

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

˝ x 5¾˝

 

Presentation box

Bound in buckram

15˝ x 11˝ x 2¾˝

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