School for Scandal, by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. / 4966


School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Illustrated by Hugh Thomson & signed by him, not dated. This deluxe first thus edition limited to 350 numbered copies (this copy is No. 308), signed by the artist.
Large quarto (12 1/8 x 10 inches; 309 x 253 mm.) 234, [2] pp. Twenty mounted wonderful colour plates including frontispiece, Black and white text illustrations. Some foxing to eps
Original vellum on board. Front cover pictorially stamped and lettered profusely in gilt within a double gilt rule and a triple red ruled borders. Spine decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt, yapped edges, complete with red silk ties. A very handsome copy Please email for pictures and shipping costs.

HUGH THOMSON        1860-1920

Watercolour artist & illustrator.

Born at Coleraine, Co Derry,came to prominence with his series of drawings of 18thc ballads& stories, most prolific  1900-1914 when his watercolour work was put to good use in the lavish colour Deluxe gift books illustrating the classics.