(Tree, Herbert Beerbohm). Pearson, Hesketh BEERBOHM TREE: His Life and Laughter
London: Methuen and Co. Ltd, (1956). 0837156998 / 9780837156996 First edition. Hardcover. Light offsetting to endsheets, some mild wear, else near fine in a pictorial dust jacket that shows some negligible rubbing and edgewear. Illustrated with 23 halftone plates. Indexes, list of productions. A nice copy!
Lively and engrossing biography of the legendary British actor-manager, who originated the role of Henry Higgins in Shaw's PYGMALION. Pearson entertainingly limned most of the literary giants of the age, including Shaw, Wilde, Dickens and Scott.