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FIRBANK, Ronald.

The Princess Zoubaroff.

London: Grant Richards Limited, 1920 Stock Code: 130571
£1,500.00
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Inscribed copy of Firbank's only play

First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For J. Kentish, with the Author's compliments." Inscribed copies of this work are notably uncommon. The Princess Zoubaroff, which was published at Firbank's expense, was his only play. It is a key example of the "unprecedented economy, Carrollian fantasy, and absurdist comedy of manners which coexist in his work" (ODNB). "530 copies were printed but, according to the Grant Richards ledger, only 513 were bound" (Benkovitz).

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Description

Octavo. Original black cloth, spine and front cover lettered in gilt, top edge black. With the dust jacket.

Illustrations

Coloured frontispiece with tissue guard, title vignette by Michel Sevier.

Condition

Spine gently rolled, rubbing to extremities, a couple of dents to foot of rear cover, faint foxing to endmatter; a very good copy in the lightly soiled jacket with rear panel detached, chips to spine ends and tips, edges slightly nicked.

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