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Volpone, or, The fox : A comedy, first acted in 1605: PB 259-2003

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Volpone, or, The fox : A comedy, first acted in 1605


Author: Jonson, Ben
Editor: Kronenberger, Louis
Illustrator: Sussan, René Ben
Publisher: Limited Editions Club
Designer: Meynell, Francis
Printer: Batey, Charles
Paper maker: William Nash Limited



By Ben Jonson with a new introduction by Louis Kronenberger, and illustrations by René Ben Sussan.

Xxv, 163, [1] p. : ill. ; 31 cm

Place(s) associated

  • New York

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2003-05) by Dreyfus, John


Production date: AD 1952


"Of this edition ... fifteen hundred copies have been made for the members of The Limited Editions Club. It has been designed by Francis Meynell and printed by Charles Batey, Printer to the University, at the University Press, Oxford, on a paper made for it by William Nash Limited. The illustrations by René Ben Sussan have been printed and coloured through stencils in France..."--Colophon. Museum has copy number "J.D." signed by the illustrator. Quarter bound in sanguine buckram gold stamped with decorated ivory buckram sides. Issued in slipcase (patterned paper over card).

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Support composed of paper

Materials used in production

Printing ink

Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: PB 259-2003
Primary reference Number: 95807
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 17 August 2012 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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