One of 357 Copies

The Mystery of Hamlet King of Denmark or What We Will…A Tetrology.

New York: Printed at the Lakeside Press for the Bond Wheelwright Company, 1950.

Price: $350.00

About the item

First Edition, one of 357 copies signed by the author and calligrapher. (16), 710, (2) pp. Calligraphic poems and music by Raymond F. DaBoll. 1 vols. Folio. One of 357 Copies. Original blue cloth with gilt-stamped garland on upper cover, gilt-lettered spine. Fine, in original glassine and slipcase.

Item #7420

Four verse plays by the award-winning poet-dramatist, treating the events leading up to the beginning of Shakespeare’s tragedy: the early years of the marriage of King Hamlet and Gertrude, the jealousy of Claudius and his love for Gertrude, Prince Hamlet’s childhood (with Yorick brought back to play the fool), the murder of the King, and Claudius’ succession. Mackaye’s magnum opus, originally produced at the Pasadena playhouse in 1949, and printed here in a lavish format designed by the calligrapher DaBoll; with printed list of 181 subscribers at rear.