First Edition of this spurious, but marvellous, collection; now attributed to Barbe-Marbois. A supplementary volume appeared the following year.
With a charming 20th Century gift inscription to the famous actress Dame Anna Neagle, from her long term professional ally, the writer / director Herbert Wilcox, who shot her to fame. Two years after her first big success in the title part of Nell Gwynn ( of which Graham Greene said: I have seen few things more attractive than Miss Neagle in breeches … ), she followed up with another true-life figure, portraying Irish actress Peg Woffington in ‘Peg of Old Drury’ (1936). The inscription we have here runs: To Anna Neagle with admiration and thanks for her great help in writing Peg Woffington, Dec 13 34, Herbert Wilcox.
2 vols, 12mo, pp. xii, 176; [iv], 151 , 8 ff. Contents, contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, (rebacked to style, light waterstain to front end-papers of vol. 1).