Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc., 1933. First Edition. Cloth and boards. SIGNED by the Author on free front endpaper, 8vo, orange cloth with gilt palm tree on front cover, Mylar-protected lettered dust jacket (clipped) with same palm trees centered, x + 253 pages. Very Good / Good +. Item #3377
SCARCE SIGNED edition containing three engaging lectures by Morley on Shakespeare. Previous ownership marks above those of the Author. The book is tight and internally clean, though the orange cover has patches of fading. The SCARCE dust jacket is present and complete, though somewhat tattered and with a smudge on the rear panel.
Christopher Morley (1890 – 1957) was an prominent American journalist, novelist, essayist, and poet. He also produced stage productions and was a college lecturer. He is most remembered for light humor, The Haunted Bookshop (1955), and his studies on Sherlock Holmes.