The Rat Trap; [together with:] Hay Fever; [and:] The Queen was in the Parlour.Ernest Benn Limited, London , 1924-6 Stock Code: 122019
NotesFirst editions, first impressions. The Rat Trap retains its dust jacket, rare thus. It was one of Coward's earliest plays, written when he was 18 but was not performed until 18 October 1926 at Everyman Theatre. Hay Fever was first performed 8 June 1925 at Ambassador's Theatre. The Queen was in the Parlour appears here in its first paperback edition and was first performed 24 August 1926 at St Martin's Theatre.
Octavo. The Rat Trap: original blue boards with printed label to spine and front board, with the original dust jacket; Hay Fever: original blue boards with printed label to spine and front board; The Queen was in the Parlour: original orange wrappers, title printed to spine and front wrapper. Housed together in a custom quarter calf slipcase.
An excellent set, light rubbing to extremities, occasional foxing internally, dust jacket of The Rat Trap a bit nicked with slight loss to bottom of panels, 13.5 cm horizontal tear to p. 107 of Hay Fever.
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