Henry Irving.

Irving (Laurence)

Henry Irving.

The Actor and His World. By his Grandson.

Description: FIRST EDITION, colour frontispiece and numerous monochrome plates, pp. 734, 8vo, original sea-green buckram, backstrip lettered in gilt and a shade faded, dark patch to upper board, a little rubbed with some light marks, the hinges rather tender, newspaper obituaries of the author taped to rear endpapers, good

Publication Details: Faber and Faber, 1951

Notes: Inscribed by Laurence Irving on the flyleaf: 'To Kay Graham, who shared the labour, excitement and fun of making this bookm with love and gratitude from her old Dictator, Laurence Irving, 11 Apple Tree Yard, 1948-1950'. Laid in is a 2pp. note to the same on Irving's headed paper, in which he presents the book, asking her to 'keep it under one of those funny little hats [one would think it would have to be quite a big funny little hat!]' until its publication date, hoping that the encouraging review so far are a sign of more to come - 'but if economics get any more tangled and out of gear it w...more

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Price: £80

Subject: Modern First Edition

Published Date: 1951

Stock Number: 68083

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