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School for Scandal, The - THOMSON, Hugh | Sheridan, Richard Brinsley - 1911. 
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1911. - One of 350 Copies Signed by Hugh Thomson[THOMSON, Hugh, illustrator]. SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The School for Scandal. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson. London: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., 1911].Edition de Luxe. Limited to 350 numbered copies (this copy being No. 154), signed by the artist. Large quarto (12 1/8 x 10 inches; 307 x 253 mm.). [2, limitation leaf], , 195, , [3, blank] pp. Pictorial title, frontispiece and twenty-four tipped-in color plates with descriptions on the mounts. Several black and white text illustrations throughout the text.Original vellum over boards, front cover pictorially stamped in gilt and red and lettered in gilt, spine pictorially stamped and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others uncut. Later silk ties. Two small adhesive residue stains on front free end-paper. A near fine copy. Housed in a red cloth slipcase. With the original Leicester Galleries exhibition announcement laid in.Hugh Thomson (1860-1920) was an Irish Illustrator born at Coleraine near Derry. He is best known for his watercolors and pen-and-ink illustrations of works by authors such as Jane Austen, J. M. Barrie, Charles Dickens, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, and William Shakespeare.The School for Scandal is a play written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816). It was first performed in London at the Drury Lane Theatre on May 8th, 1777.
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