By William Congreve, illustrated by John Kettlewell
First edition thus of this pair of comedies by 18th-century playwright William Congreve, with stylish Beardsley-esque illustrations.
Very good plus in very good dust jacket.
WAY OF THE WORLD AND LOVE FOR LOVE
These two comedies of manners feature romance, misunderstandings, and excellent wigs.
London & New York: John Lane Bodley Head & Dodd Mead, 1929. 9.5'' x 6''. Original black cloth binding stamped in gold. Original unclipped (unpriced) black and blue dust jacket with a cupid motif. Black topstain. Fore-edge machine deckle. Pictorial endpapers. Black-and-white pictorial frontispiece with 11 black-and-white plates. 222 pages. Jacket with a bit of loss to top of spine; two careful tape repairs to verso. Binding with mild bumping to corners and spine ends. Deckle edge a touch brittle. A clean copy.
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