Front Cover

Herford, C. H.
The Winter’s Tale

The Warwick Shakespeare
Blackie and Son Ltd, London and Glasgow.

This book was used for the School Certificate examination in English Literature in the 1940s (the School Certificate was superseded by the GCE O-level which was introduced in 1951). The book includes a Boys County School stamp on the inside front cover. The book itself has no date of publication printed in it so we can only state that it was published probably before 1945. We’ve copied a few pages below, some of which have annotations written by the owner during his school days.

from Malcolm Lloyd

Title page

Publisher’s details

Pages 38-39

Pages 64-65

And here’s the page which contains what is said by some to be the most famous stage direction in English literature “Exit pursued by a bear”!
Pages 44-45