Quadrille. A Romantic Comedy in Three Acts
Quadrille. A Romantic Comedy in Three Acts
Quadrille. A Romantic Comedy in Three Acts
Quadrille. A Romantic Comedy in Three Acts

Quadrille. A Romantic Comedy in Three Acts

£70.00

Noel Coward. With a dust jacket design by Cecil Beaton.

William Heinemann Ltd. London. 1952. First edition. Hardback, octavo; red cloth-bound boards, with title in gilt and black to spine and front board, dust jacket. [viii], 116 pages. English. 205 x 135mm. 0.25kg. . Near fine, in very good dust jacket; slight wear to jacket, light ruffling to spine ends and forecorners, a couple of small nicks to top edge, a short 1cm tear to top edge of rear jacket with short crease, price-clipped; no inscriptions, slight browning to edges.

NoŽl Coward's romantic comedy Quadrille was first performed at the Opera House in Manchester in July 1952. A few months later it moved to the Phoenix Theatre for a long London run, and then onto Broadway. Heinemann published the play a few days after the first London night. The costumes and scenery for the play were designed by Beaton and he was called upon again to design the jacket for the book. Both front and back panels are swathed in a opulent theatrical curtain. The book is dedicated to the play's leading actors, Lynn Fontanne and Alfred Lunt.