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What else could one wish for but all the works of Shakespeare in one volume and a 1934 edition at that? Shakespeare’s work has been honored over the centuries with special De Luxe editions in many shapes and bindings. The 1934 edition was also sold bound in leather by Basil Blackwell, an Oxford bookseller and one of the new owners after the press changed hands in 1927, a few years after the death of the original founder A.H. Bullen. The Twentieth Century brought us these works mainly due to the efforts of one man, the British scholar Arthur Henry Bullen (London 1857-1920 Startford-on-Avon) founder of the Shakespeare Head Press in 1904 located in Stratford-on-Avon.

camera3 023The printing itself attests to the ideas of the founders of the press who published, in a concise and clear type, a worthwhile Shakespeare edition for the public’s use.

camera3 024The works, by the greatest of poets in the English language, have never been out of print. Enormous amounts of attention are given in the media and by the press and schools so Shakespeare’s name will not be forgotten, as if it could?

camera3 027What wonderful wisdom.

“Experience teaches only the teachable” – Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.”-Aldous Huxley (From The Harper Book of Quotations)

Enjoy how the author/historian Simon Schama explains the development of the theater in Shakespeare’s time in the video below.