Seltzer, Isadore; Beck, Jack Wolfgang. Hard Cover. New York: Royal Composing Room, RAE Publishers, A. Horowitz, Graphic Arts, 1969. Fine.
New York: A. Horowitz, The Royal Composing Room, RAE Publishers, Graphic Arts, 1969-1993. Illustrated by Isadore Seltzer and Jack Wolfgang Beck. In the original publisher's cloth and slipcases. Overall a fine set of books, a couple of volumes with faint staining or scuffs to the spine but else very fresh and clean. Including Shakespeare's most notable plays like Romeo and Juliet, The Merchant of Venice, and The Taming of the Shrew, these special editions were published annually from 1969 to 1993 as keepsakes for friends of the publishers. They all contain unique illustrations in black and white and in color by artists Isadore Seltzer and Jack Wolfgang Beck. The books were designed by Martin Solomon and Daniel Haberman, printed with decorative layouts and typefaces. Perhaps the most oft-cited playwright and poet of all time, Shakespeare's works continue to be reproduced today, centuries after their initial publications.