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Isaac, Winifred F E C.
Ben Greet and The Old Vic.
Publisher: Privately printed, London;
Date of Publication: 1964
Stock Code: 6693
SIGNED FIRST EDITION with 2 signed letters from the Author, one written on the author’s headed paper. Octavo, pp. xxii, 238, [2]. Numerous monochrome plates including frontispiece portrait of Greet with facsimile signature below. Original canary yellow cloth with black titles to spine in plain mylar dust-jacket as issued. Letters and errata slip loosely inserted. Spine faintly sunned; upper board slightly rippled. Title page and first leaf of forewords corner-creased with associated small nicks; p. 141 annotated at foot in green ink. Author’s signature to half-title in purple ink, dated in year of publication. Jacket a little wrinkled with 2cm split at rear fold, with associated creasing. A Very Good copy in like jacket.
Biography of the English Shakespearian actor-manager Ben Greet (1857-1936), with forewords by Sybil Thorndike, Malcolm Morley and Leslie French. The letters from the Author are inscribed in purple ink, and the second in sequence is dated 1965, the year following publication; both letters request payment for the book and one refers to the edition as being limited to only 300 copies. Scarce.
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