Eric Ravilious ‘The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta’



Eric Ravilious Illustrated Book.

‘The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta As it was playd before the King and Queene, in His Majesties Theatre at White-Hall, by her Majesties Servants at the Cock-pit’. 4to. Limited edition. #155(a) of c.250 copies. Green buckram with bevelled edges, gilt. Top edge gilt, others untrimmed. With four full-page wood engravings by Eric Ravilious. Spine and boards faded . Endpapers have discoloured otherwise a very good copy. ‘This edition of the Jew of Malta has been planned by C. Sandford and F.J. Newbery and printed for THE GOLDEN HOURS PRESS at the Chiswick Press. The type used is “Bembo,” revived from an early Aldine fount. The paper is pure rag handmade. By arrangement with the Clarendon Press the text used is that of the Standard Oxford “Marlowe,” edited by C.F. Tucker Brooke, following in the main the 1633 quarto version, which though corrupt and itself possibly only a reprint revised from an earlier edition, is..

Size 11 x 8 inches (28 x21cm )

Item details

Publisher: The Golden Hours Press
Date: 1933
Place: London
Edition: First Edition
Condition: Very Good
Illustrator: Eric Ravilious
Book ID: 6000566

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