Good-bye Mr Chips
1938, the first printing of the play edition
First edition. Hardback in dustwrapper. 19 × 12.6cm, 139pp.
A dramatization of James Hilton's highly successful 1934 novel of the same name. Mr Chipping is a quiet, unassuming teacher at Brookfield Grammar School. Wholly conventional, he never veers from his established routines. Until, that is, he meets Katherine, who charms him and his students and teaches Mr Chipping that education is about more than just the hours spent in the schoolroom. As his love for Katherine blooms, Mr Chipping develops a sense of humour and a broad view of his role as a teacher and a friend to his students, becoming the beloved 'Mr Chips' to generations of schoolboys.
The book is in very good condition with some tanning and foxing to the page edges. The dustwrapper is in good condition, it has been neatly price-clipped by the publisher with additional price-sticker to the spine. Light marking to rear but otherwise a good solid copy.