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O'CASEY, Sean.

The Silver Tassie.

A Tragi-Comedy in Four Acts. With a portrait of the author by Evan Walters.

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited, 1928 Stock Code: 120233
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Signed by the author and the cast of the premiere run

First edition, first impression. Signed by the author on the verso of the half-title, together with the signatures on the reverse of the frontispiece, of the cast of the premiere run of the play at the Apollo Theatre, London, in October 1929; totalling 30 signatures. The signatures include those of the director, Raymond Massey, and actors Charles Laughton and Barry Fitzgerald. This copy belonged to Maureen O'Beirne, an extra in the cast, with her ownership inscription to the front pastedown, and the second verse of the Irish ballad "Kelly the Boy from Killane", played offstage during Act 1, written in her hand on the front free endpaper. O'Beirne has additionally underlined the lines of the character Jessie, with occasional character notes in the margins.

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Octavo. Original brown cloth-backed blue paper boards, titles in green to printed paper label to front cover, top edge dark green, others untrimmed.


Frontispiece portrait with tissue-guard.


Bookseller's ticket to rear pastedown. Spine browned, slight wear to extremities, a little soiling to boards, light offsetting to endpapers; a very good copy.


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