PEG WOFFINGTON


First Thus. C8vo (7¼“ x 5¼ ”). pp. li; [298]. Introduction by Austin Dobson. Unsigned binding design by Hugh Thomson of the titles surrounded by cherubs, butterflies and surmounted by a small portrait of Peg Woffington in gold on green cloth. Frontis. and over 70 b/w line block illustrations by Hugh Thomson, including headpieces, tailpieces, historiated initials and textual vignettes. a.e.g. This novel is based on Charles Reade’s 1852 play “Masks and Faces, which has Margaret “Peg” Woffington as the central character. Mrs. Woffington was a well-known Irish actress in 18th C. London. A very good copy with a gift inscription to the half-title; faint rubbing to the corners and lower edge, and faint foxing to the preliminaries. A Cranford Series Derivative. Balston II 4; Rogerson M8.

Title: PEG WOFFINGTON

Author Name: [Thomson, Hugh (binding design and illustrations)]; Reade, Charles; Dobson, Austin (introduction)

Illustrator: Thomson, Hugh

Categories: Macmillan Cranford Series, Publisher's Bindings, Art Nouveau, Women in Theater, Theater,

Edition: First

Publisher: London, George Allen: 1899

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Very good

Seller ID: 431

Keywords: Hugh Thomson, Austin Dobson, Cranford Series, Cranford, Publisher's Binding, Women's studies, Art Nouveau