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Good Friday.

A Play in Verse.

Published: London: William Heinemann, 1917

Stock code: 102746

Price: £50

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A handsomely bound copy 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. Finely bound for Hatchards of Piccadilly in mid-20th-century blue-green crushed morocco; spine with raised bands milled gilt, titles to second and fourth compartments gilt, remainder with central fleuron devices gilt; blue and yellow endbands, all edges gilt, broad turn-ins ruled in gilt, comb-marbled endpapers. Bookplate to front pastedown. Spine sunned and lightly bumped at head, negligible foxing. An excellent copy.

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