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Thomas Dekker - Mermaid Series - This Copy From the Personal Library of J.B. Priestley, Bearing His Signature by  Ernest (Editor) - From the  Personal Library of J.B. Priestley Rhys - Hardcover - Unexpurgated Edition - 1887 - from RareNonFiction.com (SKU: 564H0247)

Thomas Dekker - Mermaid Series - This Copy From the Personal Library of J.B. Priestley, Bearing His Signature

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Thomas Dekker - Mermaid Series - This Copy From the Personal Library of J.B. Priestley, Bearing His Signature

by Rhys, Ernest (Editor) - From the Personal Library of J.B. Priestley

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  • Signed
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London: Vizetelly & Co., 1887. Book. Fair. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Unexpurgated Edition. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Signed in ink "J.B. Priestley, Trinity Hall, Cambridge" atop half-title. Presumably he read this book while attending Cambridge following his military service in WWI. Upon front free endpaper is a 5 x 5cm printed label which reads "From the library of J.B. Priestley". Many years later Priestley wrote Found, Lost, Found which featured a hard-drinking protagonist named Thomas Dekker. According to a clipping circa 1893 affixed to half-title, the author of the plays in this book had the same name and 'No man of the day was more familiar with the tavern, the debtors' prison, and the brothel." Thus, it would seem this book had a lasting impact upon Mr. Priestley. Above-average wear to olive green cloth-covered boards. Hinges starting. Moderate lean to spine. Binding intact. Signed in pencil upon half-title by prior owner, Dr. Oscar Clark (d.1913), whose decorative bookplate is mounted inside front board. A wonderful J.B.Priestley collectible..

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Bookseller's Inventory #
564H0247
Title
Thomas Dekker - Mermaid Series - This Copy From the Personal Library of J.B. Priestley, Bearing His Signature
Author
Rhys, Ernest (Editor) - From the Personal Library of J.B. Priestley
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fair
Edition
Unexpurgated Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Vizetelly & Co.
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1887
Keywords
From the Library of J.B. Priestly Signed Thomas Dekker Plays Found Lost Found Dr. Oscar William Clark M.A. M.B. Oxon.
Bookseller catalogs
Literature; Signed;
Size
12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

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Fair
is a worn book that has complete text pages (including those with maps or plates) but may lack endpapers, half-title, etc.... [More]
12mo
A duodecimo is a book approximately 7 by 4.5 inches in size, or similar in size to a contemporary mass market paperback. Also... [More]
spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf.... [More]
bookplate
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