Lines Written in a Copy of the Plays of Shakespeare. Roxburghe, Zamorano Clubs - Joint Meeting Keepsake, Max Beerbohm, Majl Ewing, Introduction.
Lines Written in a Copy of the Plays of Shakespeare
Lines Written in a Copy of the Plays of Shakespeare

Lines Written in a Copy of the Plays of Shakespeare

San Francisco: The Black Vine Press, 1964. No binding. Elephant folio size, [4] pp. Near fine. Item #19063005

Printed for Joseph M. Bransten...for the joint meeting of the Roxburghe-Zamorano Clubs, 1964. A humorous take on some characters in Shakespeare's plays in the form of limericks; for example, the fourth stanza reads: "Hamlet, I'm sorry to find, / Was unable to make up his mind. / He shillied and shallied, / He dillied and dallied - / In fact, he was over-refined."

With a facsimile on the inner left of hand-written notes made by Beerbohm which was sold as Lot 275 in 1960 at a Sotheby's auction; it is not known that these lines were ever published, although there were directions to the printer. A revised and augmented version was later published, and this revised version is printed on the inner right, along with the essay by Majl Ewing.

___DESCRIPTION: A single sheet folded to four pages, author's name as a facsimile signature on the front in red, title in black, holograph on the inner left, typed text and essay on the inner right, colophon on the back; elephant folio size (15.25" by 11"), [4] pages formed by a single sheet folded twice.

___CONDITION: Near fine, clean and without prior owner markings; a couple of shallow creases, else fine.

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Price: $100.00