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." With the bookplate of Dr. Eugene S. Flamm, neurosurgeon, bibliophile and former president of the Grolier Club. 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