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William Shakespeare
THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE...EDITED BY HERBERT FARJEON. LONDON: THE NONESUCH PRESS, 1929-1933
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT
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William Shakespeare
THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE...EDITED BY HERBERT FARJEON. LONDON: THE NONESUCH PRESS, 1929-1933
Estimate
8001,200
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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William Shakespeare
THE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE...EDITED BY HERBERT FARJEON. LONDON: THE NONESUCH PRESS, 1929-1933
7 volumes, large 8vo, ONE OF 1600 COPIES, INSCRIBED BY SIR FRANCIS MEYNELL, FOUNDER OF THE NONESUCH PRESS ("This copy is inscribed for | Vivian Holman | by | Francis Meynell") beneath the limitation, further inscribed by Meynell in pencil ("and now much less formally | and much more warmly reinscribed to | Guista | Henriette | the divine Jenny | and ? | F.M. June 1936"), original full tan morocco ruled in gilt, spines in compartments, lettered in gilt with the names of the plays, spines slightly browned and gilt slightly faded
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Catalogue Note

A LOVELY SET. The additional inscription refers to Vivien by the names of her character in several of her earliest theatre performances: Giusta in The Green Sash at the Q Theatre in February 1935, Henriette in The Mask of Virtue at the Ambassadors Theatre in May 1935, and Jenny in The Happy Hypocrite at His Majesty's Theatre in April 1936.

Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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London