Sir Michael Redgrave's copy, 1932, Tobias & Angel
Sir Michael REDGRAVE (1908-1985, previous owner) - 'James BRIDIE' [Osborne Henry MAVOR (1888-1951)]. Tobias and the Angel. London: Constable & Co Ltd, 1932. Small octavo (7 1/8 x 4 7/8 inches; 181 x 124 mm). Pp. [i-x]; 1- 82. Wrappers, title label to upper cover and backstrip (faded and with some damage to the backstrip). Provenance: Sir Michael Redgrave (signature, gifted to); V.A. Cox (inscription dated 1933).
Apparently gifted by Redgrave to V.A. Cox whilst the former was teaching at Cranleigh: “He was a schoolmaster at Cranleigh School in Surrey before becoming an actor in 1934. He directed the boys in Hamlet, King Lear and The Tempest, but played all the leading roles himself. The Redgrave Theatre Society at the school was named after him.” (wikipedia).
Redgrave “was an English stage and film actor, director, manager and author. He received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his performance in Mourning Becomes Electra (1947), as well as two BAFTA nominations for Best British Actor for his performances in The Night My Number Came Up (1955) and Time Without Pity (1957).