CRANACH PRESS -- SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tragedie of Hamlet Prince of Denmarke ... with which are also printed the Hamlet stories from Saxo Grammaticus and Belleforest and English translations therefrom, edited by J. Dover Wilson, Weimar: Cranach Press, 1930.
2°, printed in black and orange, woodcut title by Eric Gill, woodcut illustrations by Edward Gordon Craig, supplementary volume of notes in pocket at end, original linen-backed boards, paper label on spine, later morocco-backed book box. Provenance: Henry Rouse Viets, library label.
NO. 151 OF 300 COPIES. "The type (18 point, 12 point and 10 point black letter) was designed by Edward Johnston after that used by Fust and Schoeffer in their Mainz Psalter of 1457; it was cut by Edward Prince and completed after his death by G. T. Friend. The paper was made of pure hemp fibre and linen by a process devised in joint research by Count Harry Kessler and Aristide and Gaspard Maillol" (colophon). Evan R. Gill Eric Gill 341.