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From Studio to Stage.

GROSSMITH Weedon (1913.)

£450.00  [First Edition]

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Illustrations. First edition. 8vo., original maroon cloth., uncut. London, John Lane.

Inscribed above the preface by the author to the playwright Brandon Thomas, 'To my dear old friend Brandon from his affec. pal. Weedon. Jan 28 1913'. Thomas was one of Weedon's closest friends. The two occasionally acted together, and at one point turned joint actor-managers of Terry's Theatre. Thomas was also the author of the phenomenally successful Charley's Aunt, which was first shown in the same year that the Grossmiths' Diary of a Nobody was published. The play ran for a record 1469 performances. With Thomas's signature on the front free endpaper. Frontispiece stained, cloth slightly soiled, spine faded and slightly chipped.

Stock Code: 131319