Price: $55.00 USD
Quantity: 1 available
Book Condition: Good
173 pp, approx. 12" H, heavy card covers with attached beige paper jacket - title/author and David Belasco's "Bee" device printed on front cover in dark brown. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "Faithfully / David Belasco." then, below that: "To / George C. Atkins / January twenty-seven / 1930." 29 full page b&w photographs, with tissue guards bearing captions in red, comprising a frontispiece portrait of David Belasco and 28 numbered views of cast/costumes/sets (all present). Text includes: A Preface to The Merchant of Venice as arranged for the contemporary stage by David Belasco; Concerning Shylock; The Elizabethan Stage; Cast / Scenes / Present Production (followed by photograph section); Tributes; Mr. Belasco on the Comic Shylock; Warfield and Shylock; Vale! Previous owner's name/address embossed stamped on front free endpaper, the inside front hinge is a little weak but holding firmly, two photographs have a small mark in the margin, photograph tissue guards have light to moderate browning, light to moderate browning and some light foxing marks on some preliminary pages, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, tears at the gutter of rear endpapers have been repaired. The attached paper jacket has heavy wear consisting of tears, chips and wrinkling - heaviest at bottom edge, slight fading at edges, larger tear a top of front panel has been repaired, light soiling and two small shallow dents on rear panel.
Title: A SOUVENIR OF SHAKESPEARE'S MERCHANT OF VENICE. AS PRESENTED BY DAVID BELASCO AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE, NEW YORK, DECEMBER 21, 1922.
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: New York, Privately Printed / Thomsen Ellis Press: 1923
Binding: Heavy Card
Book Condition: Good
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 30632
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