A Play in Verse.
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).
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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.