The History of Troilus and Cressida
Seltzer, Isadore. Hard Cover. New York: Horowitz/RAE Book Manufacturers & Royal Composing Room, 1988. Fine.
Designed by Martin Solomon. Illustrated by Isadore Seltzer. Special edition. Publisher's orange cloth, stamped to front board in gilt with author's facsimile signature, lettered in gilt to spine, forest green endpapers; in the original matching orange slipcase. About fine with light toning to spine. Set during the end of the Trojan War, this play follows two parallel stories. The first, for which the play is named, tells of the Trojan prince Troilus, who declares his love for Cressida, only for her to be taken by the Greeks in exchange for a Trojan prisoner. The second story follows Troilus's father, Priam, the leader of Trojan forces, during his struggle for power against Agamemnon, the leader of the Greeks. This special edition of Troilus and Cressida is the twenty-second volume in a series of annual Shakespearian keepsakes prepared for the friends of the publishers.