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Hassan: The Story of Hassan of Bagdad and how he came to make the Golden Journey to Samarkand

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James Elroy Flecker (5 November 1884 – 3 January 1915) was a British novelist and playwright.
This is a first edition of this important play in Flecker's work and elements of the play are often quoted in other works. For example; the following excerpt from Flecker's verse drama Hassan: The Golden Journey to Samarkand is inscribed on the clock tower of the barracks of the British Army's 22 Special Air Service regiment in Hereford
We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go
Always a little further; it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea.

The same inscription also appears on the NZSAS monument at Rennie Lines in the Papakura Military Camp in New Zealand, and at the Indian Army's Special Forces Training School in Nahan, Himachal Pradesh, India

Incidental music to the play was written by Frederick Delius in 1920, before the play's publication, and first performed in September 1923 The play is as worthy of reading as the music of listening.
This first edition will be of great interest to anyone interested in the work of Flecker, in poetry and in the history of drama and particularly verse drama. The book has green cloth, gilt stamped lettering to spine and upper board. It is in good condition, boards and spine are firm and the binding is good. Pages are clean and clear, with mottling on the edges.

Item details

Added value:
First edition 1922
Author(s):
James Elroy Flecker
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19.5 x 13 cm
Edition:
First edition 1922
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
183
Publisher:
Heinemann, London, 1922
Title:
Hassan: The Story of Hassan of Bagdad and how he came to make the Golden Journey to Samarkand. (A Play in Five Acts8vo.

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James Elroy Flecker (5 November 1884 – 3 January 1915) was a British novelist and playwright.
This is a first edition of this important play in Flecker's work and elements of the play are often quoted in other works. For example; the following excerpt from Flecker's verse drama Hassan: The Golden Journey to Samarkand is inscribed on the clock tower of the barracks of the British Army's 22 Special Air Service regiment in Hereford
We are the Pilgrims, master; we shall go
Always a little further; it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea.

The same inscription also appears on the NZSAS monument at Rennie Lines in the Papakura Military Camp in New Zealand, and at the Indian Army's Special Forces Training School in Nahan, Himachal Pradesh, India

Incidental music to the play was written by Frederick Delius in 1920, before the play's publication, and first performed in September 1923 The play is as worthy of reading as the music of listening.
This first edition will be of great interest to anyone interested in the work of Flecker, in poetry and in the history of drama and particularly verse drama. The book has green cloth, gilt stamped lettering to spine and upper board. It is in good condition, boards and spine are firm and the binding is good. Pages are clean and clear, with mottling on the edges.

Added value:
First edition 1922
Author(s):
James Elroy Flecker
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19.5 x 13 cm
Edition:
First edition 1922
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
183
Publisher:
Heinemann, London, 1922
Title:
Hassan: The Story of Hassan of Bagdad and how he came to make the Golden Journey to Samarkand. (A Play in Five Acts8vo.

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