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VENUS OBSERVED: A Play.

by FRY**, CHRISTOPHER:

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  • hardcover
  • First
Condition
VG+./VG-.
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UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.[First published February, 1950,this the 2nd impression of March,1950.] VG+/VG-.Owner's inked name top right-hand corner of front free endpaper but no price-clip to dw/dj.Chocolate brown+white design to front.critic's reviews to rear panel,and slightly grubbed dw/dj with minimal chips and reciprocal loss to all corner tips and both head+foot of spine,rear panel with a single score and tear to same,leaving an impression to concomitant spot to rear board.Rear,top edge with what appears t be a stain/slight discolouration to approx. half the length of board's width.Top+fore- edges minimally and faintly aged with a small blemish to top edge; contents bright,tight,clean,solid and sound - no dog-ear reading creases to any pages' corners - appears unread,apart from my own collation.Bright,crisp,clean,sharp-cornered,publisher's original brown cloth boards with blocked gilt letters to spine and a very narrow sunned strip.border to top+bottom edges,front and back,and white endpapers; both with off-set foxing from inner flaps of dw/dj to opposing free endpapers.UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp,viipp+1-99pp [paginated] includes characters+scenes list/table; plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages,a dedication with named actors cast list to its reverse.Cast includes Laurence Oliivier,Denholm Elliott,George Relph, Robert Beumont,Valerie Taylor,Brenda De Banzie,Fred Johnson, Thomas Heathote,Rachel Kempson and Heather Stannard.
A play in blank verse by the English dramatist and poet Christopher Fry.Produced by Sir Laurence Olivier and first performed on 18th January,1950 at the St James's Theatre,London,and ran for just over 200+ performances.
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Bookseller
R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY. GB (GB)
Bookseller Inventory #
rja931421
Title
VENUS OBSERVED: A Play.
Author
FRY**, CHRISTOPHER:
Book condition
Used - VG+.
Jacket condition
VG-.
Quantity available
1
Edition
UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
LONDON.GEOFFREY CUMBERLEGE/OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS,March,1950.
Keywords
q52.GENERAL.UK,slim 12mo HB+dw/dj,1st edn,2nd imp.British theatre plays_drama_Christopher Fry_Laurence Olivier_Venus Observed_St. James's Theatre,London.Books new,used,signed,rare.
Bookseller catalogs
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R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY.

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About R. J. A. PAXTON-DENNY.

Bookdealer/seller established 1984, selling used,new,out-of-print,collectable (vintage and TV tie-in p/backs etc.), modern and second-hand books and book-related ephemera.We specialise in Children's Illustrated books,Modern Firsts,Fiction and Non-fiction - a good, wide range of subjects - Nautical, Naval/ Military,Theatre+Film biography/ autobiography, GENERAL (non-fiction/ reference),author SIGNED copies/edns, and other Collectables.I no longer have a B&M store (established 1984) since 1996,as I then became an internet- based seller exclusively,continuing with Mail Order selling as well.Viewing by arranged appointment(s),book searches undertaken and welcomed.Minimal grade of stock is VG/VG (the exception), the majority around FINE/FINE.[Criteria used - as a bibliophile myself,would I want to see this book on my own personal bookshelves!!] Welcome,and thank you for browsing my stock - enjoy!"WE HAVE WHAT YOU WANT, THOUGH YOU MAY NOT KNOW IT!!"

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