Maggs Bros Ltd

The Starlight Barking. More About the Hundred and One Dalmations.

SMITH Dodie (1967.)

£750.00  [First Edition]

Available to view at our Curzon Street shop.

Illustrations. First edition. 8vo., cloth, dust jacket. London, Heinemann.

Inscribed by the author on the front blank: 'To Cicely Courtneidge, from Dodie Smith, 'Dear Octopus', Theatre Royal Haymarket 1967'. The inscription refers to Smith's play Dear Octopus, revived in 1967, for the fiftieth wedding anniversary of the comedy actors Dame Cicely Courtneidge and Jack Hulbert. Dodie Smith's married name 'Mrs. Beesley' inscribed in ink in another hand on the front flap of the dust jacket.

Loosely inserted is a postcard signed by the author to 'Cis', 'Bless you and thank you for your lovable, funny and altogether admirable performance as Dora', although Smith was allegedly horrified by the casting. A near fine copy in a price-clipped and slightly edge-worn dust jacket.

Stock Code: 132776