THE LETTER. W. Somerset Maugham.


A Play in Three Acts. New York: George H. Doran Company, [1927]. Original light orange wrappers.

First American Edition, "Premiere" issue. Some of the copies of the first American edition of this play were handed out as "a souvenir of the New York premiere with the compliments of the producer and the publisher" (per the front cover). As with all copies, there is a frontispiece photograph of Katherine Cornell, who played the lead of character Leslie Crosbie; as with only these premiere copies, there is a tipped-in leaf identifying the opening-night cast.~This copy is very good-plus, with quite minor wear to the yapped edges of the wrapper (one small piece missing at the head of the spine). This is a tough book to find in any better condition. Toole Stott A36a (Note). Item #11790

Price: $250.00

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