Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human by Harold Bloom
First Edition Published by Riverhead Books, New York in 1998
Signed Custom Binding by the Harcourt Bindery
Near FINE Condition
Binding Details: Signed custom binding by the Harcourt Bindery, Charlestown, Massachusetts bound in morocco leather over complimentary cloth covered boards with raised bands to the spine and gold gilt titles and ruling. There is gold gilt ruling to the boards, hand-sewn silk endbands, marbled endpapers, and the top page edges are gold gilted. The Harcourt Bindery label appears on the bottom of the last free endpaper.
Book Details: This is the first edition of Harold Bloom’s critically acclaimed Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human published by Riverhead Books, New York in 1998. From the publisher: “A landmark achievement as expansive, erudite, and passionate as its renowned author, Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human is the culmination of a lifetime of reading, writing about, and teaching Shakespeare. Preeminent literary critic-and ultimate authority on the western literary tradition-Harold Bloom leads us through a comprehensive reading of every one of the dramatist's plays, brilliantly illuminating each work with unrivaled warmth, wit and insight. At the same time, Bloom presents one of the boldest theses of Shakespearean scholarships: that Shakespeare not only invented the English language, but also created human nature as we know it today.”
"The indispensable critic on the indispensable writer." -Geoffrey O'Brien, New York Review of Books
Measures approximately 9.25” x 6.25” x 2.25” with 745 pages as well as a preface by the author, table of contents, and chronology.
Condition Report: The binding is in Near FINE condition with some soiling to the boards. Internally, the book is very clean with no signs of previous ownership.
A photograph of the binding appears in the photo section of the listing.