[Thomson, Hugh (binding design and illustrations)]; Reade, Charles; Dobson, Austin (introduction)
Title PEG WOFFINGTON
Book Condition Very good
Edition First Thus
Publisher London George Allen 1899
Illustrator Thomson, Hugh
Seller ID 52
C8vo (7¼“ x 5¼ ”). pp. li; . Introduction by Austin Dobson. Unsigned binding design by Hugh Thomson of the titles surrounded by cherubs, butterflies and surmounted by a small portrait of Peg Woffington in gold on green cloth. Frontis. and over 70 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson, including headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials and textual vignettes. a.e.g.This novel is based on Charles Reade’s 1852 play “Masks and Faces, which has Margaret “Peg” Woffington as the central character. Mrs. Woffington was a well-known Irish actress in 18th C. London.
A beautiful and bright copy with a gift inscription to the half-title; faint rubbing to the corners and lower edge, and faint foxing to the preliminaries. A Cranford Series Derivative. Balston II 4; Rogerson M8.
Hugh Thomson, Austin Dobson, Cranford Series, Cranford, Publisher's Binding, Women's studies, Art Nouveau