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1 Kotsilibas-Davies, James Great Times Good Times - The Odyssey of Maurice Barrymore
New York Doubleday 1977 0385049536 / 9780385049535 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
STATED FIRST EDITION. Gold title on black quarter cloth and paper boards which are clean and unmarked. Internally clean, tight and unmarked. Pictorial dustjacket is complete and plastic protected. A Very Good + to near Fine copy with Very Good + dustjacket. Maurice Barrymore began life as Herbert Blyth in India and was sent to England for schooling where he was expelled from Harrow, quit Oxford and became Britain's middle-weight boxing champion then turned to acting. His Victorian family of civil servants, soldiers and clergy disowned him and he took the name Barrymore and sailed for America where he married Georgie, the daughter of the theatrical Drews and produced three children Lionel, Ethel and John. Maurice became an adored matinee idol, frustrated playwright, extravagant collector of animals and lover to many theatrical great ladies but eventually eccentricity would turn to madness and he would die tragically. Before then there would be a social life filled with characters such as the Prince of Wales, Lillie Langtry, Sarah Bernhardt, George Bernard Shaw et al. **** A HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.9 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST **** 
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