Seltzer, Isadore. Hard Cover. New York: Finch, Pruyn & Company, 1984. Fine.
Designed by Daniel Haberman. Illustrated by Isadore Seltzer. Special edition. Publisher's red cloth, stamped to front board in gilt with author's facsimile signature, lettered in silver to spine, black endpapers; in the original matching red slipcase. About fine, spine lightly faded. The Merchant of Venice, one of Shakespeare's most highly acclaimed comedies, tells the story of Antonio, a merchant who faces the extraction of a pound of his flesh at the hands of the moneylender Shylock after defaulting on a loan, only to be saved by his friend Bassanio and his wife, Portia, disguised as a male lawyer. This special edition is the eighteenth book in a series of annual Shakespearian keepsakes prepared for friends of the publishers.