A Midsummer Night's Dream

A Midsummer Night's Dream
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William Shakespeare. Introduction by Sir Ralph Richardson. Designs by Oliver Messel.

The Folio Society. 1957. First edition. Hardback, large 8vo; green cloth-bound boards, gilt and black decorations and title, dust jacket. x, 80 pages. 8 hors-texte colour lithographs printed at the Curwen Press. English. 225 x 175mm. 0.4kg. . Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; slight toning to spine, occasional slight spotting to jacket and page edges; light off-setting to endpapers, crease to rear free endpaper; a very well-preserved copy.

An illustrated edition of Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream, with designs by Oliver Messel.  The set and cosutme designs by Messel are reproduced from the 1937 production of the play, directed by Tyrone Guthrie at the Old Vic. Vivien Leigh played Tatiana and Ralph Richardson, who provides the introduction, played Bottom.

Price :  £95.00