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Shakespeare's Boy Actors by  Robertson Davies - First Edition - 1939 - from Homeward Bound Books (SKU: 953)

Shakespeare's Boy Actors

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Shakespeare's Boy Actors

by Davies, Robertson

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  • hardcover
  • First
Good in Good dust jacket
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London: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. Good in Good dust jacket. 1939. First Edition. Hardcover. vii, 208 p. 22 cm. Sound and square binding, with royal blue cloth-covered boards. Blind stamped on upper board, gold titles on spine. Some wear to corners and spine ends. Top edge of spine faded. A few small spots on boards. Various degrees of foxing to the endpapers, most preliminary pages (including title page) , some of the plates, and on the fore-edge. Previous owner's name and date on the front free endpaper. Page paper lightly toned. Some pencil underlining and notes on pages 27 to 43. Dustjacket has heavy edge wear, with chips, creases, and tears. Some overall soiling with a couple of moisture marks. Edges, folds and spine have darkened, the spine heavily. Not price clipped. The first book by Canadian writer Robertson Davies, based on his university thesis, in which he discusses the use of young male actors in the roles of women in Elizabethan Shakespearean productions. Still considered a classic in its field. Scarce with dusjacket. .


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Shakespeare's Boy Actors
Davies, Robertson
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First Edition
J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd.
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Homeward Bound Books is an online bookshop operated from our home in the Municipality of Port Hope, Ontario. We specialize in children's and illustrated books – collectible and reading copies; and local histories, particularly for Ontario. We also stock a selection of collectable mystery fiction, ephemera, and any other titles we find interesting or unusual. We have thousands of books yet to be catalogued. So, please contact us to be added to our client list, and we will let you know when we have books of interest to you. It is our pleasure to send books homeward bound -- from our shelves to yours.


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