[Original typescript:] Four Plays: The Little Brother or, The Rabbi and the Priest; [Uriel Acosta or,] The Ban; The Man with the Puckel; Overdoing It.

Jacobs (Bertram, a.k.a. Benedict James)

[Original typescript:] Four Plays: The Little Brother or, The Rabbi and the Priest; [Uriel Acosta or,] The Ban; The Man with the Puckel; Overdoing It.

Description: typescript in blue and red ink, with occasional manuscript corrections and additions by the author, two leaves with tape repair to tears, otherwise some occasional handling marks, pp. [ii], 14, 38, [ii], 43, [ii], 33, [ii], 27; [ii], 25, 15, [i], 13, [i], 10; [ii], 13, [i], 14-36, [i], 37-51; [ii], 14, 4to, half claret morocco and grey cloth, lettered in gilt to upper board, lacking backstrip and generally worn, edges speckled pink, 3 studio photographs of the author signed by Jacobs to verso, laid in along with one repeated (and unsigned), fair

Publication Details: n.d., 1918-1935

Notes: Presumably the author's own copy, prepared by him for publication at some stage late in his career (but never published) – the holograph corrections are not extensive, occasionally glossing the Yiddish. The first play, the most substantial by far, is an adaptation of Milton Goldsmith's novel - it is prefaced by a performance history (including in Italy and the USA) and some contextual apparatus. Bertram Jacobs was a Welsh Jewish writer, whose publication history consisted in the main of books relating to his work as a lawyer; whilst practising as a barrister he wrote numerous film screenplay...more

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Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1918-1935

Stock Number: 67959

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