SUMPTUOUSLY ILLUSTRATED AND SIGNED BY HUGH THOMSON, SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER, AN EXCEPTIONAL COPY
(THOMSON, Hugh) GOLDSMITH, Oliver. She Stoops to Conquer, or the Mistakes of a Night. London: Hodder & Stoughton, . Folio, original full vellum, elaborately gilt-decorated cover and spine, yellow satin ribbon ties. $1200.
Limited illustrated edition, number 146 of 350 copies signed by Thomson, with 25 mounted color plates and 14 in-text line cuts.
“Thomson’s career was providentially sustained by the development of the color plate… [beginning] in 1909 with the publication of six plays in a sumptuous uniform format in full color reproduced by improved methods. Thomson’s 172 color plates for the plays constitute one of the most substantial and successful efforts to illustrate English plays” (Hodnett, 219). Goldsmith’s She Stoops to Conquer was one of those six plays.
Fine condition, with satin ties intact.