Beck, Jack Wolfgang. Hard Cover. New York: Graphic Arts Typographers, 1969. Near Fine.
Illustrated by Jack Wolfgang Beck. Special edition. Publisher's quarter black morocco and navy blue cloth, stamped to front board in gilt with author's facsimile signature, lettered in gilt to spine, dark blue marbled endpapers; in the original matching blue slipcase. A near fine copy, spine gilt with some discoloration. One of Shakespeare's most popular and widely performed plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream tells the story of four young star-crossed lovers and six amateur actors as they attend a wedding between Theseus, the Duke of Athens, and Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons. Throughout the night, the characters are manipulated by fairies living in the forest where the wedding takes place, causing everyone some confusion as they attempt to figure out which events were real, and which were merely a dream.