Shakespeare Head Press - Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice. Printed from the Folio of 1623.

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Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice. Printed from the Folio of 1623. [Introduction by Harley Granville-Barker. Illustrated by Thomas Lowinsky.] Royal 4to, pp.xxxviii[2], 97[3], Printed at the Shakespeare Head Press, Stratford-upon-Avon, 1923.

Set in Caslon. Number 63 of 106 copies on Batchelor Kelmscott hand-made paper, specially bound, and signed by Harley Granville-Barker, Thomas Lowinsky and Albert Rutherston. Title-page in red and black. 19 illustrations in line and 5 inserted colour collotypes by Thomas Lowinsky. Full oasis morocco by Zaehnsdorf, covers ornately gilt, gold top, other edges uncut. Extremities just slightly rubbed. A near fine copy.

A volume in the Players' Shakespeare series printed by Bernard Newdigate and published by Ernest Benn. 450 standard copies were issued unsigned on rag paper in holland-backed boards.

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