London: Oxford University Press, 1954. First Edition. Association copy, INSCRIBED and dated in the year of publication to poet and literary critic Derek Stanford on the front endpaper: "to Derek Stanford: / from the author / Christopher Fry / Shipton-under-Wychwood: / Oxfordshire / August 5, 1954."
At the time of the inscription, Stanford had published two works of literary criticism on Fry, "Christopher Fry: An Appreciation" (1951) and "Christopher Fry Album" (1952), and would continue to write about Fry throughout his career.
Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Jacket spine lightly toned, else Near Fine with some light soil.