First edition of this romantic comedy, featuring an "old maid" heroine who determines to tease her crush by disguising herself as a younger woman, only for her game to become a little too real.
First produced in 1901 before Barrie became famous for Peter Pan, this play contains all the elements of a classic romance, including an HEA. With a high degree of humor and a dialogue-driven plot meant for performance, it is more accurately compared to romantic comedies in modern film. This deluxe gift book edition (trade issue) features large format color images by Thomson, who more commonly worked in black and white for his illustrations, and a terrifically elaborate gilt binding design on purple cloth.
[London]: Hodder & Stoughton, . Full title: Quality Street: A comedy in four acts. Quarto. 10.5'' x 7.75''. Original purple elaborately gilt-stamped pictorial cloth. Lavender pictorial endpapers. Illustrated by Thomson with 22 tipped-in color plates with pictorial, captioned tissue guards and a few in-text images. , viii, 198,  pages. Light sunning to spine, some foxing to edges and first and last few leaves, otherwise clean. Binding sharp.
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