Category: Literature

THE PLAYS OF St. JOHN HANKIN. The Two Mr Wetherbys; The Return of the Prodigal; The Charity that Began at Home; The Cassilis Engagement; The Last of the De Mullins; The Burglar Who Failed; The Constant Lover; Thompson. Stock code: 13553

Publisher:

London: Martin Secker. 1923

Description:

Second edition (the first was in 1912). Two volumes. Bound in burgundy half morocco, with five raised bands and titles in gilt to the spine. Top edge stained red. Fore-edge and bottom edge untrimmed. Marbled endpapers. An excellent near fine set, the bindings square and firm, the spines with a touch of fading, the contents with a little spotting to the prelims and pencilled marginalia mostly to the introduction, otherwise clean throughout.

Price:

£80.00

Notes:

Essayist, playwright and drama critic for The Times, St. John Emile Clavering Hankin (25 September 1869 15 June 1909) was a major exponent of Edwardian "New Drama". He was married to Florence Routledge, the daughter of publisher George Routledge. Despite success as a playwright he died by his own hand aged just 39.