Shakespeare's tragedy of Hamlet
- illustrated by W.G. Simmonds.
- Uniform Title
- London : Hodder & Stoughton,  ([Edinburgh] : Printed by T. and A. Constable, printers to His Majesty at the University of Edinburgh Press)
- Physical description
- xxvii, 164 pages,  leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 26 cm
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- Publication date
- Each plate is accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress.
- Date from the L.C. catalog.
- With 250 deluxe numbered copies, autographed by the illustrator.
- With introductory essay The story of Hamlet by A. Quiller-Couch.
- First edition of Hamlet with illustrations by W.G. Simmonds, limited to 250 copies, this is copy 68. There were later cheaper and just plain cheap reprintings.
- In addition to the main text (which is the Oxford edition version), there is a long introductory essay “The story of 'Hamlet'” by A. Quiller-Couch. Simmonds'30 tipped-in color plates are each accompanied by guard sheet with descriptive letterpress identifying the act and scene being depicted. Signed by the illustrator at the limitation statement, as issued. Alsolaid in is a notice from the Leicester Galleries offering the original watercolors for sale. • Publisher's gilt-stamped full vellum, a bit bowed; top edge gilt, edges untrimmed. Remnants of ribbon ties, small spots of tape residue on endpapers; without the slipcase. A very nice copy.
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