Book Description

2-pages of shields, shields in text. Small scuff mark to foot of spine; top edge gilt, fore-edge uncut. A very handsome copy. In orig. slip-case (browned and worn). This edition of Marlowe's Edward II was published by Aquila Press, a private press established in 1929 in Kensington, London, by James Cleugh (1891-1969). Limited to 500 copies - this copy is number 156. The text was hand-set by “I.W.S.” (“Sibthorp”) in Caslon Old Face and printed by hand on Maillol hand-made paper; illustrated with decorative shields drawn by Alexina Ogilvie; binding by James Burn & Co. The text is a facsimile of the first edition of Christopher Marlowe's play The Troublesome Reign and Lamentable Death of Edward the Second, King of England, with the Tragical Fall of Proud Mortimer (1594), with additional shields drawn by Alexina Ogilvie. [43654]
Date 1929
Binding Original vellum with the king's coat of arms stamped in red, black, and gilt to front board
Publisher Aquila Press: Kensigton, London
Pages [122] pp

Price: £110.00

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