Order Nr. 138834 EVERYMAN AND OTHER PLAYS. Anonymous.


Decorated By John Austin.

  • London: Chapman And Hall, 1925.
  • large 8vo
  • Original publishers cloth binding in black, lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine and front cover
  • 202 pages

Price: $35.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 138834

First edition. Wear to the head of spine. Minor soiling to boards. Front hinge tender. Eighteen striking colour plates influenced by Art Deco style with a tight and stylish palette of black and blue picked out with glinting metallic gold. Small in-line b&w illustrations also by John Austin, including decorative endpapers in blue.

John Archibald Austen (1886-1948) was a British book illustrator. His early works, including a fine Hamlet, were Beardsleyesque in style, but after 1925 he was influenced by the Art Deco movement. /The Somonyng of Everyman (The Summoning of Everyman) or Everyman, is a late 15th-century morality play. Like John Bunyan's 1678 Christian novel The Pilgrim's Progress, Everyman uses allegorical characters to examine the question of Christian salvation and what Man must do to attain it. /John Paton Laurie (1897&endash; 1980) was a Scottish actor best remembered for his role in the sitcom Dad's Army (1968-1977) as Private Frazer. Following World War I, and training at Central School of Speech and Drama, John Laurie joined the Old Vic repertory company.