Shakespeare's Comedy of Twelfth Night, or What You Will.

London: Hodder & Stoughton Publishers, [1908].

Price: $2,500.00

About the item

W. Heath Robinson. One of 350 copies signed by the artist. 39 color plates by W. Heath Robinson tipped onto gray paper. 144 pp. 4to. Original full vellum, gilt lettering and pictorial illustration to upper cover, t.e.g., gray endpapers. Lacking one silk tie, slight warping to boards. Near fine. In open-faced cloth slipcase.

Item #314012

A beautiful copy of this remarkable illustrated edition of one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. Though later in his career Robinson would become known for humorous illustrations and cartoons of whimsical machines, he began by illustrating collector's editions of fairy tales and other classic stories including this richly illustrated edition of "Twelfth Night." From the private collection of Robin Williams, who played buffonish antagonist Malvolio in a college production in 1971.