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(SVENGALI). George Du MAURIER / Herbert BEERBOHM TREE - A Souvenir of

Title: A Souvenir of "Trilby" by Paul M. Potter. The Theatre Royal, Haymarket, on the 30th October, 1895, by Herbert Beerbohm Tree. (Complete with 7 plates).
Description: London, John Walker & Co., 1895. 28 x 19 cm. 28 x 19 cm. Original green cloth-backed cardboard portfolio, printed in gold. Contains 7 photoengraved plates, each with tissue guards. One flap of portfolio loose, cover soiled and discolored, plates a little foxed. Trilby introduced the mesmerizing character of Svengali, to become an eponym for a criminal mastermind. It was a great sensation in its day as a novel and as a play (and later, films). According to a February, 1896 newspaper advertisement, this publication contains, indeed, seven photoengraved plates. An ephemeral publication, complete and very rare.


Price: EUR 45.00 = appr. US$ 48.91 Seller: Antiquariaat Fokas Holthuis - Paulbooks
- Book number: 274708

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