The School for Scandal. Illustrated by Hugh Thompson (1911)
Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Book ID: 67404
The School for Scandal. Illustrated by Hugh Thompson. London: Hodder & Stoughton . First Edition Limited Issue. Pp,, 195, top edge in gilt, others uncut. Folio. Publisher’s vellum boards, elaborately decorated and titled in gilt. Light shelf-wear to boards, and age-toning to pages.
Edition de Luxe, Limited to 350 Numbered Copies, Signed by the Artist.
Illustrated with six tipped in colour plates, within decorative boarders, and several line drawings through text.
Dublin born Richard Brinsley Sheridan is famed for his nimble and witty comedies of manners, the most famous of which is ‘The School for Scandal.’ He lost his fortune in 1809 when, as part owner of the Drury Lane Theatre in London, he famously stood outside the theatre and watched it burn while drinking a glass of wine. He is supposed to have remarked ‘A man may surely be allowed to take a glass of wine by his own fireside’.
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