The Tocsin, A Drama of the Renaissance
San Francisco: Paul Elder and Company, 1909. Limited Edition. Hardcover. One of 350 copies (unnumbered), octavo size, 72 pp. Near Fine. Item #SB1185
Esther Brown Tiffany (1858-1918), a resident of Cambridge, Massachusetts, was both a writer of prose and a playwright, with her plays having been performed by the Cambridge Dramatic Club and the Players of Newton.
This book, published in 1909 by Paul Elder and Company under the direction of John Henry Nash, can be called a "modern miracle-play". The major characters each have their own "ah-ha" moments which bring them closer to their actual goals of service to God.
___DESCRIPTION: Light blue laid paper boards, paper labels to front and spine with black lettering and a thin double rule in red, cream endpapers, fore- and bottom edges uncut, frontispiece is an illustration of "The Dream of Life" by Michaelangelo with lettered tissue guard, two pages of Historical References (explanations) at the end, limitation statement at the very back of the book.
___CONDITION: We would have graded this book as fine were it not for some slight sunning to the spine. The hinges are solid, the text block is strong and square, the corners are perfectly sharp, the light blue boards barely show any soiling even over 100 years after publication. The volume is free of prior owner markings and the pages are clean and bright.
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