PEG WOFFINGTON

By: [THOMSON, HUGH (binding design and illustrations)]; READE, CHARLES; DOBSON, AUSTIN (introduction).

Price: $175.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good +


London: George Allen, 1899. First Thus. First Thus. C8vo (7 1/4“ x 5 1/4”). pp. li; [298]. Introduction by Austin Dobson. Hugh Thomson binding design 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 bright very good+ 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.

Title: PEG WOFFINGTON

Author Name: [THOMSON, HUGH (binding design and illustrations)]; READE, CHARLES; DOBSON, AUSTIN (introduction).

Illustrator: Hugh Thomson

Categories: Cranford School of Illustration, Publisher's Bindings, 19th C. English, [THEATER - COMEDY], ARTS & CRAFTS BOOK DESIGN , HUGH THOMSON, CRANFORD SERIES DERIVATIVE,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: London, George Allen: 1899

Binding: Publisher's Cloth

Book Condition: Very Good +

Type: Book

Size: C8vo

Seller ID: 3306

Keywords: Hugh Thomson; Cranford Derivative; Cranford School of Illustration; Arts and Crafts Binding; Publisher's Binding; Decorative Binding; Decorative Cloth; Gilt; Gold; Elaborate