The Letterpress The Tempest

William Shakespeare
Limited to 3,750 hand-numbered copies

The most powerful sorcery is Shakespeare’s language. Complex, personal and unsurpassably lyrical: rediscover one of Shakespeare’s most finely nuanced plays.

Limited Edition

You taught me language, and my profit on’t
Is, I know how to curse. The red plague rid you
For learning me your language!

  1. Act 1, Sc. 2

In the First Folio of Shakespeare, The Tempest was placed first – an unmistakable sign of the importance attached to it by its editors. For generations of Shakespeare scholars this play was the epitome of Shakespeare’s work. The play is concerned with tragic as well as comic themes, making it a play that defies easy categorisation. This lends it a fascination which has compelled the attention of critics and audiences alike ever since it was first performed.

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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