The School for Scandal: A Comedy. R. B. SHERIDAN.
The School for Scandal: A Comedy.

The School for Scandal: A Comedy.

Oxford: The Limited Editions Club, 1934. Hardcover. Introduction by Carl Van Doren. Hand-coloured etchings by Rene Ben Sussan. 4to. Plain boards, patterned dust jacket with paper label, chemise, slipcase. vii, 143pp. 16 full-pahe hand-colored illustrations. Fine/very good/very good. Mild wear to chemise spine; faint slipcase wear only. Item #47367

Superb, tight and bright copy of this lovely edition, with colophon at rear limiting to 1500 numbered copies (this #107) boldly signed in pencil by illustrator Ben Sussan. Laid in loose into this copy is an interesting bit of LEC ephemera: "The Limited Editions Club's Popularity Ballot: Fifth series," a 4to (9" X 12") printed form listing the eleven titles of the fifth series (including Sheridan) and column in which the subscriber is invited to rank "my preference for the book. For what it's worth he/she ranked Sheridan fourht for this series, although the ballot was never mailed in! This exceptional copy also bears a unique autograph addition: Tipped to inner flyleaf is a Typed Note Signed from Van Doren, 1p, 6" X 7", New York, NY, 22 September 1941. Addressed to Arnold F. Gates (noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar, 1914-93). Near fine. On imprinted letterhead, Van Doren tells this well-wisher: "I was in Trinidad on my birthday, and only just now... received your kind greetings and the sensitive Amberglow. Thank you for both of them." Boldly signed in full in black ink. Van Doren (1894-1972), younger brother of noted critic Carl Van Doren, was a prolific and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, literary critic, playwright, etc.

Price: $150.00

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