Joan La RomÉe..
Bound in original black buckram, gilt. Top edges gilt. Deckled edges, some pages uncut. Slight wear to extremities but otherwise a very good copy.
LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY AUTHOR.
The Fortune Press 12, Buckingham Palace Road.,
A drama by frank harris.
this edition consists of 350 copies, signed by the author, of which this is no 151.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. 95 pp.
Illustrated by title page vignette of Jeanne D' Arc.
A little known play about Joan of Arc by Frank Harris (1855-1931), the Irish-born literary figure. In the introduction, Harris prints a highly critical letter he received from George Bernard Shaw, himself the recent author of the play Saint Joan (1923), after receiving a copy of this 'idiotic' book and reply to it by Harris. Shaw considers the play to be 'a shocking hybrid' between a short story and a drama and advises him to 'drop the whole thing into the waste paper basket with a goodhumored laugh, and apologize to posterity for the surviving copies.'
[Stock No. 24070]