The Boy with a Cart signed association by Christopher Fry 1st / 1st 1939

The Boy with a Cart signed association by Christopher Fry 1st / 1st 1939

£375.00Price

First edition published by Oxford University Press in 1939. A very good ++ copy. This is the author's scarce second title that was published. The wraps are mark and crease free but it is faded to the spine. The title page has a couple of tape scorch marks, otherwise pages are clean and clear from foxing or handling wear. Overall a very good ++ copy.

 

This scarce second title, one of fry's early plays has been signed and dedicated on the title page to writer and close friend Robert Gittings. It says "Bobby and Kay's copy, Kit March  3, 1939". Attached is also a letter from the author explaining why finding a copy of this first edition is scarce. Fry says "the green paper oxford (1939) was the first. That edition was pulped during the war and then frederick miller republished in 1945." Scarce in particular with these attributes.