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The Chamber Drama.

Being an introductory treatise on the presentation of a new form of dramatic art with plates designed, engraved, and hand printed in colours.

Published: Flansham, Bognor Regis: the Pear Tree Press, 1930

Stock code: 107503

Price: £175

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First and only edition, limited to 60 copies signed by the author on the limitation page, this copy number 14. Plates depict settings for inter alia Milton’s Comus, O’Neill’s Emperor Jones and the mystery play Christ and the Three Maries.

Imperial quarto (380 280 mm). Original japon boards, white cloth backstrip, printed paper label to front board, 12 engraved plates hand-printed in colour, of which 4 are double-page and including frontispiece printed on grey paper. Publisher’s prospectus with engraved image hand-printed in black, blue and gold to front laid in, together with an advertisement for the exhibition of Guthrie’s original drawings at J & E Bumpus, London, February 1931. Irregular toning and a few minor markings to japon, boards slightly bowed, corners rubbed, free endpapers tanned, occasional light spotting chiefly restricted to margins with images spared where affecting plates, light offsetting. A very good copy with bright plates.

Bibliography: Baker, Dramatic Bibliography (1968), p. 91

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