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Craig, Edward Gordon (1872-1966) On the Art of the Theatre , Signed First Edition.

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Auction: Books & Manuscripts - 2819TLocation: BostonDate / Time: May 27, 2015 12:00PM


Craig, Edward Gordon (1872-1966) On the Art of the Theatre, Signed First Edition. Chicago: Browne's Bookstore [London: Heinemann, 1911].
Large quarto, first edition, signed by Craig on the limitation page, copy number 68 of the 75 copies for sale in the United States, inscribed by bookseller Waldo R. Browne to Percy MacKaye on ffep, with an original black-and-white photograph of Craig [?] pasted on the following preliminary blank; bound in publisher's half vellum and brown paper boards, dirty, gouge to edge of back board, 9 3/4 x 7 1/4 in.
[Together with] Craig's The Art of the Theatre, Edinburgh & London: Foulis, 1905, in publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, ex libris Percy MacKaye, with his signature on linen endleaf, 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in.
[and] two unopened copies of A Living Theatre, Florence, 1913, both in the original orange wrappers, 9 x 6 1/4 in. (4)

Provenance: the collection of Percy MacKaye (1875-1956),by descent to Marion MacKaye Ober.
Estimate $300-500

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Percy MacKaye, London, Edward Gordon, Chicago, Browne's Bookstore, United States, Waldo R. Browne, Marion MacKaye