The Fool & We Come to the River by Edward Bond, 1st/1st, 1976

The Fool & We Come to the River by Edward Bond, 1st/1st, 1976

£45.00Price

London: Eyre Methuen, (1976). First edition. This is a fine copy. The dust wrapper is clean and without any signs of notable wear. It has not been price clipped. There is light foxing present on the front and rear inside flaps. The front and rear photographic B&W plates are clean and highly presentable. The boards are plainly bound in black cloth with a silver gilt title and free from chips and marks. The text blocks are bright and white and free from foxing. Overall, this is a fine copy.

 

 ‘The Fool’ traces the life of the poet John Clare against the backdrop of the Industrial Revolution, from his roots in rural East Anglia via literary success in London to his final years in a lunatic asylum. The play was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre in 1975, in a production directed by Peter Gill and featuring a cast including Tom Courtenay, David Troughton and Nigel Terry among others.