The Tragedy of Nan and other Plays
( Lascelles ABERCROMBIE ) MASEFIELD, John
500 COPIES WERE PRINTED. LASCELLES ABERCROMBIE'S COPY
Published: Grant Richards, 1909
Stock code: 1547
8vo., First Edition thus, a little dusty internally; original rose cloth, gilt back, uncut, expertly rebacked with old backstrip laid down, a very good, bright, clean, crisp copy.
EDITION LIMITED TO 500 COPIES. LASCELLES ABERCROMBIE'S COPY WITH HIS SIGNATURE ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER. Published on September 29 following US publication by Mitchell Kennerley on August 7 of the same year. Lascelles Abercrombie (1881-1938) poet and critic, was educated at Malvern College. He was Lecturer in Poetry at Liverpool from 1919-22, Professor of English Literature at Leeds 1922-29, and at London 1929-35, and was appointed Goldsmith's Reader at Oxford 1935-38. Elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1937 he was a distinguished metaphysical poet whose works include 'Mary and the Bramble' (1910) 'The Sale of St. Thomas' (1931) and numerous criticial studies. See Handley-Taylor, p.28; Wight 9a.