MACBETH - Deluxe Illustrated Edition
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and caldron bubble.”
The masterpiece of ruthless ambition in a signed and numbered leather-bound Deluxe Illustrated Edition.
Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of witches, ghosts, murder and madness comes vividly to life in a magnificent Deluxe Illustrated Edition with spectacular artwork by Luke Hillestad.
Features ten full-color plates, including a frontispiece, hand-tipped in each volume, and protected by translucent overlays. The book comes in a custom-crafted clothbound slipcase. Each book has been personally signed by Luke Hillestad.
A hand-numbered Limited Edition of 1,200.
9” x 11”, 210pp
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Believed to have been written not long after Scottish King James VI succeeded Elizabeth I to become King James I of England, The Tragedy of Macbeth has for centuries been among the most produced, read, adapted, and influential works of the world's greatest literary artist.
Nor has the appeal of Shakespeare's intense psychological 'thriller' been limited to the English speaking world. From Russia to East Asia to South America and Africa, cultures around the world see their own history and experience in the play's profound exploration of political ambition.
Now Easton Press and artist Luke Hillestad present a unique collectable edition of Shakespeare's masterpiece: Macbeth, an exclusive Deluxe Illustrated Edition.
Featuring original artwork by painter Luke Hillestad created exclusively for this luxurious edition, the Deluxe Illustrated Edition Macbeth will be limited to exactly 1,200 copies – and each copy will be personally signed by artist Luke Hillestad.
Shakespeare's electrifying drama with exclusive new artwork.
It is difficult to overestimate the enduring force of Shakepeare's eerie tale of a brave and respected general transformed by a mysterious promise of power into a murderer and traitor. The great actors of every generation have aspired to play Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, and perhaps no literary work other than Hamlet has introduced more vivid phrases and ideas into our language.
To illustrate this deluxe edition, Easton Press chose an exciting young artist, Luke Hillestad, whose sensibility is uniquely suited to the play. A protegee of Odd Nerdrum, the controversial Norwegian painter famous for his commitment to the “old-master” tradition of Rembrandt, Da Vinci, and Titian, Hillestad uses his mesmerizing command of classical figurative painting to explore themes of death, kinship, and ritual.
The Deluxe Illustrated Edition Macbeth features ten full-color plates, including a frontispiece, of new Luke Hillestad paintings inspired by Shakespeare's masterpiece. Each color plate is 'tipped' into the book by hand and translucent overlays are added to protect the plate. And these stunning artworks are exclusive to this limited 1,200 copy this autographed Deluxe Illustrated Edition.
- Fully bound in genuine leather.
- 22kt gold accents deeply inlaid on the "hubbed" spine.
- Full-color images, including a frontispiece specially commissioned and exclusive to this volume, hand-tipped into the book and protected by translucent overlays.
- Illustrated and signed colophon page
- Custom-crafted clothbound slipcase.
- Heavy duty binding boards enhance the book’s durability.
- Superbly printed on acid-neutral paper that lasts for generations.
- Sewn pages – not just glued like ordinary books.
- Handsome illustrated endpages and a satin-ribbon page marker.
- Gilded page ends.
- Printed and bound in the USA.
- Rigorous inspection at every stage ensures adherence to our exacting standards.
- Superb craftsmanship and commitment to quality.
Limited, hand-numbered edition of just 1,200.
Printed on archival quality, acid-neutral paper that conforms to all guidelines established for permanence and durability by the Council of Library Resources and the American National Standards Institute.
Standard shipping included at no additional charge.