np, nd: (ca 1936?). Rockwell Kent. Each image is 9-1/2 x 7 inches, in an 18 x 15 inch matte. Each image is signed by Kent in pencil with a line from a play and a quote from a line in the play in an unknown hand (Kent?). Mattes little toned, but excellent fresh images. Housed in a worn makeshift box.
1. TROILUS AND CRESSIDA: "Tis Troilus! There is a man"
2. KING JOHN: "Heaven take my soul an England keep my bones"
3. KING HENRY IV, PART I: Fare thee well, great heart"
4. JULIUS CAESAR: Farewell, good strato, Caesar now be still"
5. SONNETS: "O how thy worth with manners may I sing" (#39)
6. MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING: "But know I have thought wooed manspirit"
7. TITUS ANDRONICUS: "Confusion fall"
8. RICHARD II: "I have been studying how I may compare the prison where I live unto the world"
9. ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL: But, O strange men, that can such sweet use make of what they hate"
10. OTHELLO: "It is the cause; It is the cause, my soul"
11. THE MERCHANT OF VENICE:"Shed thou no blood, nor cut thou less nor more" Item #59816
We have not been able to track this set down. It is not listed in THE PRINTS OF ROCKWELL KENT, although there is a listing a folio presentation of 40 prints with just one signed. Kent did illustrate a complete works of Shakespeare for Doubleday in 1936. These images are most likely from that book.