Item #013383 PETER IBBETSON with an introduction by his cousin Lady ***** ("Madge Plunkett") (PLAY EDITION). George. Collier Du Maurier, Constance, introduction, John Barrymore.
PETER IBBETSON with an introduction by his cousin Lady ***** ("Madge Plunkett") (PLAY EDITION)
PETER IBBETSON with an introduction by his cousin Lady ***** ("Madge Plunkett") (PLAY EDITION)
PETER IBBETSON with an introduction by his cousin Lady ***** ("Madge Plunkett") (PLAY EDITION)
PETER IBBETSON with an introduction by his cousin Lady ***** ("Madge Plunkett") (PLAY EDITION)

PETER IBBETSON with an introduction by his cousin Lady ***** ("Madge Plunkett") (PLAY EDITION)

NY: Harper & Brothers, 1917. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Presumed first edition of the Play Edition with 'The Story of the Play' by actress Constance Collier, who appeared in the stage production. 8vo, reddish-brown woven cloth, titles stamped in gold, gte, sides untrimmed, in sepia pictorial dustjacket, vii (viii -xvi) (1) 3- 418. Illustrated with drawings from the original publication by Du Maurier, plus 8 duotone photos of scenes or players from the stage version, which featured John Barrymore in the title role, and his brother Lionel in a a supporting part. Du Maurier's novel was published in 1891; the play had its US premiere at the Republic Theatre in New York on April 18, 1917. It was adapted from the novel by John N. Raphael, a London newspaper correspondent, twenty years prior, who showed his work to actress Constance Collier, who was eager to bring it to America, hence her introduction in this edition. Gift inscription dated 1920 on the ffe, with the calling card of the inscriber laid-in. Book ticket for Dennen's Book Shop in Detroit bottom corner of ffe, too. Book near fine; dustjacket has some old verso tape repairs and is worn around edges. Uncommon in any condition. Near Fine / Good. Item #013383

Price: $150.00