The way of the world: an unexpurgated edition, including an original signed etching by A. R. Middleton Todd. A.R.E. and a foreword by Malcolm C. Salaman

London: The Haymarket Press, 1928. Hardcover. xxi, 79p., frontis etching signed by the artist, tissue-guard, device on title page, foreword, dedication, "To Mr. Congreve" by R. Steele, Prologue, dramatis personae, epilogue, colophon stating "This edition of The Way of the World by William Congreve is the first publication of The Haymarket Press and is limited to 875 copies on Japon Vellum numbered 1 to 875. The frontispiece is an etching by A. R. Middleton Todd and the drawing on the title page is by William Monk, R.E.. The volume has been printed by the Westminster Press, London in the year 1928. This copy is Number 47" bookplate of John W. Hancock on front endpaper, very good limited edition in quarter violet cloth over violet marbled paper boards, gilt titles on cover and spine (there faded), mild shelfwear, mylar wrapper. Laid-in are ephemeral pieces including the original 4 panel prospectus for the publisher noting that the press would concentrate on the plays of the Restoration, tls from the bookseller Dulau and Co. initialed and dated 1928, and their mailing label.

Cat.No: 187181

Price: $50.00