Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1957. First Edition. Cloth and boards. INSCRIBED 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 + 248 pages. + 2] Colophon. Near Fine / Very Good +. Item #6655
SCARCE INSCRIBED edition about Morley's "bitterly pungent reinterpretation" of Troilus and Cressida. INSCRIBED "with feeling" at a Krochs & Brentanos bookstore SIGNED/ME THE AUTHOR gathering. This, sadly, was signed during Morlley's last year.
SUPERIOR COPY in an attractive SCARCE dust jacket (unclipped). The book is tight and internally clean. The cloth covers are Very Fine. The dust jacket has some edges roughened and moderate soil to its rear panel. No printing line; presumed first printing,
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.