THE PLAYS OF St. JOHN HANKIN. The Two Mr Wetherbys; The Return of the Prodigal; The Charity that Began at Home; The Cassilis Engagement; The Last of the De Mullins; The Burglar Who Failed; The Constant Lover; Thompson.

Second edition (the first was in 1912). Two volumes. Bound in burgundy half morocco, with five raised bands and titles in gilt to the spine. Top edge stained red. Fore-edge and bottom edge untrimmed. Marbled endpapers. An excellent near fine set, the bindings square and firm, the spines with a touch of fading, the contents with a little spotting to the prelims and pencilled marginalia mostly to the introduction, otherwise clean throughout.

Essayist, playwright and drama critic for The Times, St. John Emile Clavering Hankin (25 September 1869 15 June 1909) was a major exponent of Edwardian "New Drama". He was married to Florence Routledge, the daughter of publisher George Routledge. Despite success as a playwright he died by his own hand aged just 39.

Stock code: 13553


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