TITLE: The School for Scandal
AUTHOR: Richard Brinsley Sheridan and illustrated by Hugh Thomson
PUBLISHER: Hodder and Stoughton
YEAR: n.d., circa 
EDITION: Deluxe edition
NUMBERED: 14/350 .br.NO.OF PAGES: [2, limitation leaf], , 195, , [3, blank] pp. Pictorial title, frontispiece and twenty-four tipped-in colour plates by the Irish-born Thomson with descriptions on the mounts. Several black and white text illustrations throughout the text. A contemporary leaflet laid in notes that the original watercolour illustrations to the book could be purchased from the Leicester Galleries, London.
BINDING: In original vellum boards with elaborate red and bright gilt illustrations on the upper board and on the spine along with the brown ribbon. Top edge gilt, fore edge rough cut. Accompanied in a clothbound slipcase.
SIZE [WITH SLIPCASE]:
Height: 35.7 cm
Width: 29 cm
Depth: 4.5 cm
SIGNED AND NUMBERED COPY BY THE ARTIST HUGH THOMSON
Hugh Thomson (1860-1920) was an Irish Illustrator born at Coleraine near Derry. He is best known for his watercolours 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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