Mullock, Dorothy (illus).
London. Cecil Palmer. No date. Ca. 1928.
Play script in paper wraps 9.5 x 7.5 inches; 22 pp. plus one page of advertising. Four silkscreen prints by Welsh-born artist Dorothy Mullock. Light foxing to a number of pages, heaviest on title page and the page preceeding, light toning to front and back covers, otherwise good condition. Book inscribed by the original owner "1928" while the date "1921" appears on the first title page; presumably this is the date of composition. The title page also states the volume is Number 3 in the "Studio Plays" series. Bax's work is a metaphysical verse play with three roles: An Angel, An Unborn Spirit, and One Newly Dead. A representative line from the play appears below: "Lost, I am lost! Which way? Where is the track? Should I push onward blindly, or turn back?" The reader might pause at this point to reflect on the ramifications of the line. The art deco-style color plates, each depicting women, are in good condition, with very light foxing, chiefly restricted to margins. Overall, an attractive publication with condition issues noted. Item #49240