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BEERBOHM, Max (Sir Henry Maximilian), 1872-1956 : THE WORKS OF MAX BEERBOHM.

BEERBOHM, Max (Sir Henry Maximilian), 1872-1956 : THE WORKS OF MAX BEERBOHM.

New York : Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896. First edition : precedes the London edition. Beerbohm's first regularly published book - "The Pervasion of Rouge" and half a dozen other pieces which propelled him to the forefront of English letters.
Crown 8vo (19cm). [viii],(166),[ii]pp. Original decorative cloth, enamelled and gilt in an art-nouveau design of butterflies, ribbons and mirrors by Margaret Armstrong; top edge gilt; a little very minor rubbing; a tiny bruise to one corner; some spotting, especially to endpapers, prelims and edges, but a very good, bright and partly unopened copy of one of the most attractive productions of the 1890s.

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BEERBOHM, Max (Sir Henry Maximilian), 1872-1956 : MORE BY MAX BEERBOHM.

BEERBOHM, Max (Sir Henry Maximilian), 1872-1956 : MORE BY MAX BEERBOHM.

London & New York : John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1899. First edition : the American-printed sheets of the scarcer (and probably earlier) of the two London impressions, with the half-title and the plain title-page. Beerbohm with twenty essays on royalty, actors, the sea-side in winter, sign-boards, music halls, Covent Garden, and much else besides.
Foolscap 4to (18cm). [viii],(202),[ii]pp. Original green cloth, with white paper spine label ruled and lettered in black; spine-label slightly tanned; spine a little darkened; small and regular mark to upper cover; a few slight marks and spots, but still a very good copy. From the collection of the architectural historian, Professor Derek Linstrum (1925-2009), and with one of his distinctive Italian hand-made paper protective dust-jackets. Gallatin & Oliver 4a.

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BEERBOHM, Max (Sir Henry Maximilian), 1872-1956 : OBSERVATIONS.

BEERBOHM, Max (Sir Henry Maximilian), 1872-1956 : OBSERVATIONS.

London : William Heinemann, 1925. First edition. Beerbohm in fine form with a series of studies of the luminaries of the day - Stanley Baldwin, Arnold Bennett, Frank Brangwyn, Austen Chamberlain, Joseph Conrad, Walter de la Mare, Lloyd George, Edmund Gosse, Augustus John, Rudyard Kipling, Ramsay MacDonald, George Moore, Bertrand Russell, George Bernard Shaw, Walter Sickert, Osbert and Sacheverell Sitwell, Lytton Strachey, H. G. Wells, and many more.
Demy 4to (29cm). viii,[102],[ii]pp. Colour frontispiece. Fifty-one half-tone plates, each with a captioned tissue guard. Original orange-yellow cloth, lettered across spine in gilt, with publisher's device in blind on lower cover; a little spotting of edges and prelims, but a very good and bright copy in the dust-jacket - a little worn and creased at spine. From the collection of the architectural historian, Professor Derek Linstrum (1925-2009), and with one of his distinctive Italian hand-made paper protective dust-jackets.

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BEERBOHM, Max (Sir Henry Maximilian), 1872-1956 : THE HAPPY HYPOCRITE.

BEERBOHM, Max (Sir Henry Maximilian), 1872-1956 : THE HAPPY HYPOCRITE.

[London] : Privately Printed for Allen and Richard Lane, 1948. An attractive limited edition of 500 copies, produced as a Christmas keepsake by the publishers. "None, it is said, of all who revelled with the Regent, was half so wicked as Lord George Hell ...". First published in 1897.
Crown 8vo (19cm). (62),[ii]pp. Original orange cloth, ruled and lettered in gilt; top edge gilt; endpapers a little tanned, but otherwise a very good copy.

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