12mo, pp. xlviii, 430,  + photographic frontispiece. Original grey paper boards, printed label to front board and spine. Rebacked preserving original backstrip, spine label browned. Pencil presentation inscription on front endpapers to Laurence Olivier, from Alan Dent (signed ‘A.D.’), ‘on the trifling condition that he plays Tamburlaine, Faustus, Barrabas, and Piers Gaveston’; several notes on rear endpapers and occasional marks in margin of text in Olivier’s hand.