Bound in full red morocco by Albert Oldach & Son, Philidelphia, gilt lettering and tooling, gilt to all edges of the text block and red silk endpapers, the binding is firm, though the leather is slightly rubbed, a little darkened to the spine and bumped at the extremities. The text block is slightly toned and marked. The book is inscribed by the actress Helen Hayes, “To Hope and Edgar with my Love Helen Hayes 1937”, there is an additional note from Edgar Scott bound in which states: “In its original paper covers this books was received by us in 1923 as a wedding present from Helen Hayes, then a rising star in the New York theatre. Rebound thirteen years later, it was inscribed by her during a performance of “Victoria Regina” at the Broadhurst Theatre, New York City on February 22nd 1937. That season several critics were acclaiming her (aged 36) as “the greatest living actress””. Hope and Edgar Montgomery Scott were lifelong friends of Helen Hayes and Hope Montgomery Scott was the basis for the Tracy Lord character in “The Philadelphia Story”. An attractive edition of Moliere’s final work, with an interesting association.
Full-Leather Very Good / No