B0007IZ94W Excellent condition, hardcover 1958 FIRST EDITION, no marks, tight binding, covers very good, no dust jacket, readit. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Through stage doors;: Or, Memories of two in...
Publication Date: 1958
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Included. Hardback published by W. & R. Chambers, 1958. Corners bumped. Dustwrapper in two pieces, very worn, torn with pieces missing. Seller Inventory # 39908
Book Description Chambers. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2841938454
Book Description W. & R. Chambers, Edinburgh, 1958. Olive Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. First Edition. Jacket torn and chipped around the edges and corners, minimal wear to boards, pages clean, binding very good. Sydney Blow claims an unusual boyhood. In tender years he was hugged by Ettie Pettigrew as she modelled candidly for the sculptor John Tweed; prodded by Squire Bancroft's alpenstock while sunbathing in advance of fashion on the Alps, and regaled with strawberries and cream by, of all people, John Ruskin, one of whose domestic pleasantries came near to unseating his valet. In 'Through Stage Doors' are giants by the score - Beerbohm Tree, whose name evoked hilarity in the servants hall; Dame Madge Kendall with her husband, Willie, being admonished and prayed for at rehearsal - 'Oh teach my husband, William Kendal! Oh, teach him how to act'; Marie Lloyd and the Bishop of Salisbury, surely the prototype of a jest form; Jimmy Welch, nimble and nimble-witted, hiding from an irate creditor inside his office rolltop desk. There are the less illustrious such as the Thames bargee Cap'n Jim Bossom, with his eager Blow-boy audience, recounting the dire physical consequences of rounding the Horn, or another Jim, Jim Barley, the horse-bus driver, as well as the numerous odd folk who thronged the stage doors. Most significant however, is this actor-author's story of the rise of Hilda Trevelyan, his wife, to be Barrie's 'incomparable Wendy'. Of Barrie there are new and scintillating sidelights - how, for example, the shy little Scot fled the 'author' call on first nights and escaped into St. Martin's Lane. Sydney Blow could never be dull. His book will make many a ghost walk, but, more often than not, with a huge laugh on its face. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 006224
Book Description Edinburgh : Chambers, 1958. 1st edition. VG/VG. Inscriptions. Seller Inventory # 61104
Book Description 1958. hardcover. Few b/w illus., 236pp., 8vo, cloth, d.w.; d.w. tattered. Edinburgh, W. & R. Chambers, Ltd., (1958). Very good with poor d.w. Seller Inventory # 165218
Book Description W & R Chambers First VG/Good edgewear small tears & chips to dj 236pp b/w illus throughout by J S Goodall 8 5 x 5 5 550g, 1958. This delightful book by this actor-author offers glimpses of many great figures of the early twentieth century, from John Ruskin who fed him strawberries and cream, to Beerbohm Tree, whose name provoked hilarity in the servants' quarters. Seller Inventory # 7161
Book Description Edinburgh W & R Chambers 1958, 1958. gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen. gebundene Ausgabe, Leinen, Außeneinband: leichte gebr. Spuren, Innenteil: mit Widmung, Schutzumschlag fehlt. Buchrücken 3 Flecken. Seiten gut Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 560. Seller Inventory # 35245