The Beggar's Opera.... To which is Prefixed the Musick to each Song,

(Fraser.) GAY (John)

The Beggar's Opera.... To which is Prefixed the Musick to each Song,

Description: FIRST EDITION THUS, 8 colour-printed plates by Claud Lovat Fraser with captioned tissue-guards, head- and tailpieces by the same throughout, occasional spotting, pp. xiv, 93, 8vo, original quarter black cloth with yellow boards, printed labels to upper board and backstrip, each with Lovat Fraser design and each sunned, splitting along upper joint, some wear to edges and light soiling overall, top edge green others spotted with tail edge roughtrimmed, bookplate of Albert Ehrman to front pastedown with tipped in letter from the publisher to the same on facing flyleaf (see below), postcard flyler and prospectus tipped in, fair

Publication Details: William Heinemann, 1921

Notes: The typed note to Ehrman, whose collection formed the Broxbourne Library, is from C.S. Evans at Heinemann, regretting that he has been in receipt of one of the copies 'with the preface left out. By a binder's mistake', and promising to provide the missing material. The Preface was a 4pp. tribute to Lovat Fraser by John Drinkwater, laid in here. It begins in stark fashion: 'Dead at the age of thirty-one after a sudden operation, Claud Lovat Fraser was a surely a victim of the war as though he had fallen in action. He was full of vigour for his work, but shell-shock had left him with a heart th...more

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Price: £40

Subject: Modern Illustrated

Published Date: 1921

Stock Number: 65118

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