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The tragedie of Hamlet, prince of Denmarke / William Shakespeare ; edited by J. Dover Wilson from the text of the second quarto printed in 1604-5, "according to the true and perfect coppie" ; with which are also printed the Hamlet stories from Saxo Grammaticus and Belleforest and English translations therefrom ; illustrated by Edward Gordon Craig.

  • Date published

    1930

  • Publisher

    Weimar : Cranach Press, 1930.

  • Editor

    Wilson, John Dover

  • Subject

    Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 Hamlet.

    Hamlet (Legendary character) Drama.

Engraving on half-title. Printed in red and black on hand-made paper. "Count Harry Kessler planned the typographical arrangement ... Edward Gordon Craig designed and himself cut on wood the illustrations. Eric Gill cut the title. The type ... was designed by Edward Johnston after that used by Fust and Schoeffer in their Mainz Psalter of 1457"--colophon. "Seven copies on vellum, containing three extra sets of loose proofs signed by the artist, marked A to G, fifteen copies on imperial Japanese paper, containing one set of loose proofs signed by the artist, numbered I to XV, three hundred copies on the hand-made paper ... with the watermark of the press, numbered 1 to 300. This is copy number 123."