King Henry IV, parts I & II, by William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club (1939)

Henry IV, Part I and Henry IV, Part II are historical plays by William Shakespeare. Part I, which  was written and first performed in 1597 and first printed in quarto in 1598 by stationer Andrew Wise, has always been much more popular and critically acclaimed than Part II.  In fact, Henry IV, Part I was Shakespeare’s most popular printed text with eight new editions appearing over the first one hundred years of its existence. Henry IV, … Continue reading King Henry IV, parts I & II, by William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club (1939)

The Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies of William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club (1939/1940)

William Shakespeare. The mere name puts students around the world into a state of fear and grief, sends conspiracy theorists into excited revelry and draws nervous shame from the masses who have never experienced Shakespeare. Yet, for lovers of literature, especially those who have read and re-read Shakespeare after reaching a mature age, hearing his name excites one’s soul while stimulating intellect, recalling scene after … Continue reading The Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies of William Shakespeare, Limited Editions Club (1939/1940)

Oscar Wilde’s Salome, LEC and Heritage Press Editions

Limited Editions Club (LEC) editions typically are more collectible and desirable than those from Heritage Press (HP), George Macy’s baby sister to his LEC.  This is typically because of the use of better materials and the more limited nature of LEC, in addition to the LEC’s typically coming with the signature of the author, illustrator or printer.  This is not to criticize Heritage Press at … Continue reading Oscar Wilde’s Salome, LEC and Heritage Press Editions