A Printer of Shakespeare. The Books and Times of William Jaggard.

New York: E. P. Dutton, (1934),

First American Edition. large octavo, red cloth in printed dust jacket. xvi, (304)pp. E. P. Dutton, Item #29447

With 12 collotype plates. From the Introduction: "Despite an early reputation as an 'infamous pirate, liar and thief'', Jaggard printed the First Folio of Shakespeare, a one- volume collection of Shakespeare's plays. This volume made it possible to read and study Shakespeare as a whole. This book is a summary of Jaggard's life, a short description of the printing and publishing conditions of his time, and a survey from the point of view of literary content of the books which he issued." Light wear to foot of spine, front inner hinge partially cracked. A clean copy in a very fine jacket that is not price clipped.

Price: $75.00