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Melvill, Harald

Designing and painting scenery for the theatre.

London, The Art Trade Press Ltd 1948.

Reference: 14386
Price: £14 [convert currency]

Full Description

4to. (12) + 98 + (4)pp, photo frontispiece, (76) photo ills on plates. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper (the wrapper abraded at upper margins). Brian Housden’s copy, with his ownership inscription September 1948.

Based on the author’s own experience as a set designer, chiefly for repertory companies performing outside London. The book is principally illustrated from his own designs for sets at such venues as the Coliseum Theatre, Oldham, and the Castle Theatre, Rochester, and is as such not without interest as a record.