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Book Description
A unique copy of the First Illustrated UK Edition of du Maurier's iconic novel. Small Quarto (11'' x 8''), quarter vellum, beige boards . The spine is somewhat sunned and there is a small amount of frayed loss at the top. Large Paper Limited Edition 93/250 Signed by not only the Author but also Gerald du Maurier, Dorothea Baird, C M Hallard, W Gayer Mackay and one other unidentified , all of whom were members of the Cast of the first performance of the Stage version of 'Trilby' at The Theatre Royal Haymarket on Wednesday October 30th 1895. The Dramatization was by Paul M Potter 'by permission' . The Programme for the first performance is attached inside the front cover of the book. Tissue guarded photographs of the following Cast members are attached to the preliminary pages and at the back of the book :- Miss Rosina Filippi - 'Mme Vinard' Mr Tree - 'Svengali' Miss Dorothea Baird - 'Trilby' Mr Herbert Ross - 'Zouzou' Mr Gerald du Maurier - 'Doctor' Mr Lionel Brough - 'The Laird' Mr Edmund Maurice - 'Taffy'
Dealer Notes
The book carries an inscription on a front endpaper ,
'Given to me by Lord Abergavenny 10 Aug 1897
A F Druke(?)
From Lord William Nevills Library
11 Brechin Place South Kensington'
Author George du Maurier
Date 1895
Binding Hardback.
Publisher Osgood, McIlvaine & Co London.
Illustrator George du Maurier
Condition Very Good
Pages 447

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