[Christopher Fry makes autograph corrections to a book about him.] Christopher Fry and his Verse Drama. [Insribed to the subject by the author, and with a Typed Letter Signed ('S. n. Ray').]

Christopher Fry (1907-2005), playwright, with Auden and Eliot a leading exponent of twentieth-century English verse drama; Professor Sambhu Nath Roy, Principal of Raiganj University College
Publication details: 
Biswas Book Stall, 88, M. G. Road, Calcutta-9; Ghosh & Company, 12, Ramanath Majumder Street, Calcutta-9 [Calcutta, India]. 1996.
SKU: 22923

[6] + viii + 266pp, 8vo. With four-page 'Select Bibliography' and three two-page lists of errata tipped-in at the rear. In plain brown cloth, with green printed dustwrapper glued-down (by publisher) onto the endpapers by the flaps. In good condition, lightly-aged, in lightly-worn dustrapper with closed tear at rear. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: 'To | Mr. Christopher Fry, | With best compliments | from the Author, | S. n. Ray | 7.4.98'. Fry makes around fifty autograph corrections to the text, giving a list of them over the rear endpapers. The book is accompanied by a TLS, in addressed envelope, from 'Prof. S N Ray (Retd.)' to 'Mr. Christopher Fry, | Author', dated from the Cambridgeshire address of 'Dr. S N Ray (JR.)', 7 April 1998. Describing himself as 'an Indian teacher', Ray states that he has 'critically examined' some of Fry's plays in his book, which he is enclosing for his 'kind perusal and comments'. He continues: 'Presently I am visiting this country and shall be staying at the above address for a period of 3 to 4 months. Should you be pleased to give me your convenient date and time, I would thankfully meet you at the place you suggest.' No copies on OCLC WorldCat. From the Christopher Fry papers.