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Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1917 (first edition). This is a review copy, inscribed to 'The Editor, The Advertiser' on the half-title (with the small ink-stamp of the Adelaide booksellers E.S. Wigg and Son). The first edition comprised 20,000 'ordinary' copies and 5000 Blue Wrens; the six colour plates and the...
London, Harding and Lepard, and G.B. Whittaker, 1827 (fourth edition, greatly enlarged and corrected). An attractive early edition of this classic of bibliography. With the early armorial bookplate of the English classical scholar Benjamin Bickley Rogers, and the later bookplate of Hardwicke Knight.
London, MacGibbon & Kee, 1961 [first thus]. The play, 'after setting off explosive condemnation and equally explosive acclaim ... in London, was then transferred to Dublin where it met with yet more trauma and was made to close'. 'What they did in Dublin' is Donleavy's 39-page account of this closure.