THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON

By: [THOMSON, HUGH (binding design and illustrator)]; BARRIE, JAMES

Price: $600.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: fine


Quarto (10¾” x 8 ”). pp. iii-vi, [2], 234, [2]. IN THE ORIGINAL BOX.

Unsigned Hugh Thomson binding design in gold on bright red cloth with the central titles, pineapples and swags in a cartouche formed by an elaborate palm wreath, which in turn is bordered by a tall palm and the final border composed of a palm swag on either side; the cast of characters is depicted at the foot of the design around a pot on a fire; Spine with titles and pineapple motifs in gold. t.e.g.

The original box has a title and borders in brown with a color paper onlay of the illustration found opposite page 136.

Includes pictorial title and twenty additional tipped-in color plates each with captioned tissue-guard. Black and white vignette and full page illustrations scattered throughout.

Barrie's comedy and satire of the social rules and interactions between different classes at the beginning of the 20th century.

A fine copy. The good box has cello tape repairs along the lower joints of the box bottom; upper portion of the box lacks one side panel and shows signs of Japanese tissue repairs at the joints.

Exceptionally scarce in this condition and with the rare original box.
Spielmann and Jerrold 58.

Title: THE ADMIRABLE CRICHTON

Author Name: [THOMSON, HUGH (binding design and illustrator)]; BARRIE, JAMES

Categories: [THEATER - COMEDY], THEATER - SATIRE,

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1914

Binding: cloth

Book Condition: fine

Seller ID: 3003