Essay Writer

[GIELGUD, Sir John] [trans. DUNCAN, Ronald] COCTEAU, Jean

The Typewriter

London: Dennis Dobson, 1947

8vo, pp. 100. Original red boards, lettered in gilt to spine. Illustrated dustwrapper. Bookplate to front pastedown (see below).

First English-language edition. JOHN GIELGUD'S COPY, WITH HIS BOOKPLATE.

First performed in Paris in 1941 with the title La Machine à Ecrire. English-language translation by Ronald Duncan. In 1933 Gielgud directed Cocteau's La Voix Humaine at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.


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