Two works 8vo, stapled, both inscribed by the author, ‘with my compliments'.
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‘Shaw’s Advice to the Players of Major Barbara’, Reprinted from Theatre Survey, X, 1 (1969); and ‘Reflections on Shaw and Psychoanalysis’,
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Report … to the Right Hon. the Secretary of State of the Home Department concerning the Fire which occurred at the Theatre Royal, Exeter, on the 5th of September 1887 …
First edition of Shaw’s account of the disastrous fire at the Theatre Royal, Exeter, in 1887.
ALFIERI, Vittorio. LLOYD, Charles, translator.
The Tragedies of Vittorio Alfieri; translated from the Italian … In three Volumes …
First edition of this translation, which Lloyd undertook ‘on the suggestion of a friend whose judgement I highly respect’. This friend was likely Southey, who he addresses as his ‘sponsor’ in the ‘Dedicatory Sonnet’. He held Southey in high esteem, and benefited from his friendship through testing times. Lloyd’s temperament was always difficult, but in 1811 he began to suffer serious auditory delusions, which clouded the rest of his life in periodic spells of insanity. De Quincey suggests that he began the Alfieri project to divert his mind from the onset of madness, and held that Lloyd was amongst the most interesting men he had known.