Modern Drama Series

Mitchell Kennerley (Boston, US)
Series dates: 1912-1916
Size: 5.25″ x 7.5″

Little, Brown & Company (Boston, US)
Series dates: 1916-1935
Size: 5.25″ x 7.5″

An series of mostly translated drama edited by Edwin Bjorkman for the publisher Mitchell Kennerly beginning in 1912 and acquired by Little, Brown and Co. in 1916. New titles don’t appear after 1920 and reprints appear until 1935.

A prospectus for the series (below) is undated, but volume 11 below was published in 1915 and the series transferred to Little, Brown & Co. in 1916.

The jackets on the earlier Kennerley copies are similar to this, a 1920 Little, Brown and Co. copy of plays by Lord Dunsany originally published in 1914. The series title is on the top of the jacket front, along with the Dunsany titles in the book. A description of the plays is also on the front of the jacket. Bjorkman is indicated as the editor of the series. The front jacket flap advertises Little, Brown titles related to the book. The price is $1.35.

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Titles in the series as of 1920 are listed on the rear of the jacket. WorldCat does not indicate additional titles published after the 11 on this jacket. Reprints occur until 1935.

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Bindings are cloth with simple gold stamping of the author and title.

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The half-title page includes the plays included in the book.

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The title page includes the date of printing.

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Copyright is 1914 for this 1920 printing of the title.

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