London: William Heinemann, 1898. 1st. Original cloth. First U.K edition. Small 8vo. 294pp. Translated from the French by Gladys Thomas and Mary F. Guillemard. Original two-toned green cloth in very good condition (fading to spine; wear to extremities; small white spot to lower front board; 2 attractive owner bookplates; blindstamp 'Presentation Copy' to upper title page; ink notation to inside rear board with location & date of purchase 'Hay on Wye, Wales, May 1977.'). Item #16505
The play has been adapted for cinema several times, notably the 1950 version starring Jose Ferrer for which he won an Academy award, and most recently in 1990 with Gerard Depardieu in the title role - the movie received 5 nominations.