The Dramatists Get What They Want
A rare edition of a short J M Barrie play, printed and signed by Roger Lancelyn Green
Printed at The September Press, Wellingborough, 1986. Limited edition of 25 copies, this being number 15. Hardback, half-leather in slipcase with gilt titling to spine and paper title label to upper board. Designed by Alan Bultitude, printed on Hahnemuhle Book Laid paper, binding by Clare Skelton. 24 × 16cm, 27pp.
Signed and numbered by Roger Lancelyn Green at the end of his preface. This copy comes from the London library of Professor Morton N Cohen, the pre-eminent Lewis Carroll scholar.
A rare short play by J M Barrie written over the course of one night in 1912 whilst he was suffering from bronchitis. One of the themes is the censership of plays which was a hot topic in the early twentieth century. Roger Lancelyn Green writes in his preface, "[the play] is of considerable interest both as far as Barrie's career is concerned and in the history of the anti-censorship crusade. It is now printed for the first time, in an edition limited to twenty-five numbered and signed copies".
The book is in very good condition, with clean pages and secure binding. The slipcase is a little sun-faded to the edges and with a little surface wear but is in good order.