Item #WS063 Cymbeline. William Shakespeare.


Seltzer, Isadore. Hard Cover. New York: Horowitz/RAE Book Manufacturers, 1991. Near Fine.

Designed by Martin Solomon. Illustrated by Isadore Seltzer. Publisher's bright green cloth, stamped in gilt to front board with author's facsimile signature, lettered in gilt to spine, mustard yellow endpapers; in the original matching green cloth slipcase. Some black smudges to the upper 1" of the spine head, else fine. Set in Ancient Britain and named for the protagonist, King Cymbeline, this play is listed as a tragedy in Shakespeare's First Folio, but has frequently been re-classified as a comedy and as a romance by modern scholars. The story centers around Cymbeline's daughter, Imogen, and her refusal to marry her father's antagonistic stepson, Cloten. Choosing instead to marry for love, Imogen weds a poor man named Posthumus Leonatus, who is subsequently banished to Italy. The story takes its audience through a series of deceits and disguises, ultimately leading to a reunion between Imogen and Posthumus. This special edition of Cymbeline was published as the twenty-fifth in a series of annual Shakespearian keepsakes prepared for friends of the publishers.

Item #WS063

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