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Good Friday.

A play in verse.

Published: Letchworth: Garden City Press, 1916

Stock code: 102859

Price: £50

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First separate UK edition, first printing of Masefield’s play about the Crucifixion, which first appeared in The Fortnightly Review in 1915. The first edition in book-form was published in 1916 by Macmillan, New York with the title “Good Friday. A Dramatic Poem”, the author having been sent to the United States “under government auspices to help explain the British war effort” (ODNB).

Octavo in half-sheets. Original blue cloth, printed paper labels to spine and front board, fore- and bottom edges untrimmed. With the plain paper dust jacket. A few pale markings to boards. An excellent copy in the the dust jacket.

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