Souvenir of the anniversary performance of Milestones. Wednesday evening, March 5th, 1913.
Folio. (18)pp, (5) “Hentschel-Colourtype” plates tipped in, 3 of which colour. Publisher’s decorative printed wrappers. Roderick Gradidge’s copy, with ink presentation inscription “To Roddy, passing his 50s milestone [signature illegible] iii.i.79”.
A well-produced souvenir programme for the anniversary performance of Arnold Bennett and Edward Knoblauch’s play Milestones at the Royalty Theatre in London, with a foreword by the managers of the theatre, J.E. Vedrenne and the actor Dennis Eadie. For the programme they commissioned several portrait sketches from the artist Sir William Nicholson (1875-1928), well reproduced here (are they reproduced elsewhere ?), and there are also reproductions of drawings of Vedrenne & Eadie by other hands.