By: [Thomson, Hugh (binding design and illustrations)]; Reade, Charles; Dobson, Austin (introduction)
London, George Allen: 1899
Seller ID: 431
Condition: Very good
First Thus. 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. Lo... View More...