The Bond Wheelwright Company, 1950. Item #4653
MacKAYE, Percy. THE MYSTERY OF HAMLET KING OF DENMARK OR WHAT WE WILL. Calligraphic poems and music by Raymond F. DaBoll. NY: The Bond Wheelwright Company, 1950. Thick folio: blue cloth, stamped in gilt, top edge gilt, in original blue slipcase; 710 pages. Signed, Limited Edition of 357 copies, signed by MacKaye and DaBoll. Four verse plays of events leading up to the beginning of the famous Shakespeare tragedy. Signed presentation from MacKaye on the front endpaper: "To Mrs. Robinson Locke, in heartfelt token of her loving remembrance of Marion Morse (the Sylvia of the Prelude to this tetralogy),this Volume is inscribed with the profoundly grateful thoughts of Percy MacKaye. The Players, New York, 16 Gramercy Park. Christmas Eve, 1950." Also with an autograph letter signed from MacKaye, to Mrs. Locke on Players stationery, dated Dec. 27, 1950, laid in. The letter thanks her for a $100 contribution and forwards the book (see image). Near fine (very minor wear); little rubbing slipcase. [The book weighs nine pounds so postage will be extra]. $285.00.