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The Long Christmas Dinner, & Other Plays In One Act

By Wilder, Thornton

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The Long Christmas Dinner, & Other Plays in One Act

thornton wilder

Harper & Row, 1963-01-01. Paperback. VeryGood.

  • Published: 1963-01-01
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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER & other plays in one act

Thornton. WILDER

Unknown, 1963-01-01. Hardcover. Good. Ex-library label, marks, etc., light moderate wear to dust jacket, last blank page library-removed, clean text, binding good. Free shipping on all standard domestic orders. Discounted expedited and international shipping. All of our items are in stock, and ship promptly with delivery confirmation.

  • Published: 1963-01-01
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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER AND OTHER PLAYS IN ONE ACT [first print] 1st Ed

WILDER Thornton

Coward-McCann, NY; Yale University Press, CT. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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The Long Christmas Dinner And Other Plays In One Act

Wilder, Thornton

Coward-McCann. Hardcover. B001YIY2R4 1931 first American edition Coward-McCann (NY), 6 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches tall burnt orange cloth hardbound, silver lettering to spine, 122 pp. Covers rubbed, bumped and edgeworn, with white rub marks and sun-fading to rear cover, and sun fading to spine. Slight age-toning to margins. Tiny Baltimore bookstore sticker to rear pastedown. Otherwise, a very good copy - clean and unmarked. Wilder's English libretto (only) of an opera in one act by German composer Paul Hindemith (1895-1963). ~MMM~ Thornton Niven Wilder (1897-1975) was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes - for the novel 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey' and for the two plays 'Our Town' and 'The Skin of Our Teeth' - and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel 'The Eighth Day.' This work, 'The Long Christmas Dinner' is an opera in one act by Paul Hindemith, with an English libretto by Thornton Wilder based on his play of the same name. Wilder collaborated with the composer in order to make the text work effectively with the music. It was arranged for chamber orchestra and used a harpsichord. It was first performed on 13 March 1963, at the Juilliard School of Music, New York under the direction of the composer. A digital recording of the work on the Wergo label was performed in the German language; Hindemith himself provided the translation of the English libretto into German. A commercial recording in English has yet to be made. . Good. 1931.

  • Published: 1931
  • Condition: Good
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The Long Christmas Dinner & Other Plays In One Act

Wilder, Thornton

New York & New Haven, CT: Coward-Mccann, Inc. /Yale University Press. Good+ with no dust jacket. 1931. First Printing. Hardcover. The inside of the book has tanned pages and some foxing. The covers of the book have bumped corners and some darkening of the spine .

  • Published: 1931
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Wilder, Thornton

Harper. Used - Good. Good condition. Owner's name inside.

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Bobbs Merrill. 1953. Good condition. Owner signature. No edition noted.

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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER AND OTHER PLAYS IN ONE ACT [first print] 1st Ed

WILDER Thornton

Coward-McCann, NY; Yale University Press, CT. Used - Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!

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The Long Christmas Dinner & Other Plays in one Act

Wilder, Thornton

New York, NY: Coward, McCann, Inc., 1931. First Edition First Printing. Hardcover. Good. Size=6.5"x9.5. (full book description) Coward, McCann, Inc., New York, NY, 1931. 1st Edition 1st Printing, Good, Hard Cover, No Dust Jacket. Size=6.5"x9.5", 122pgs. Spine cloth worn & torn, shelfwear at fore-edge corners, tapemended tear? in middle of front endpaper, o.w. clean & tight. No ink names, bookplates, etc. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!

  • Published: 1931
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Wilder, Thornton

Harper. PAPERBACK. B000UR6Y8U 1963 trade paperback copy, text is clean, binding is tight, covers have some wear. U-5 . Very Good.

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WILDER, Thornton

NY / New Haven: Coward-McCann / Yale University. 1931. First. First edition. Contemporary owner's name penned on front fly with short tear on top edge, some pages roughly opened, cloth faded, thus good only. With paper laid in of "The University of Chicago Dramatic Association presents Three New Plays by Thornton Wilder: The Long Christmas (First Time in Chicago), Queens of France (First Time on Any Stage), and The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden (First Time in Chicago)." .

  • Published: 1931
  • Edition: First
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Wilder, Thornton:

New York & New Haven: Coward-McCann/Yale, 1931.. Large octavo. Cloth. First edition. A bit dusty and smudged, but a good copy in heavily chipped and mended dust jacket.

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The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Yale University Press. Hardcover. Very Good . Very Good. 1932. Reprinted Edition.

  • Published: 1932
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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER & OTHER PLAYS IN ONE ACT

WILDER, THORNTON

NEW YORK: COWARD-MCCANN. 1931. Hardcover; First Printing. G+/- BOARDS ARE EDGEWORN. ; FIRST EDITION. .

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Wilder, Thornton

New York: Coward-McCann, 1931. Very good (light wear and light soiling to extremities of boards and inscription to front fly page in good dust jacket showing price but with 6 closed tears to top and some chpping to top as well, o/w only light wear; protected by mylar.. First Edition. hard cover. Very Good/Good.

  • Published: 1931
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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER & other plays in one act

WILDER, Thornton

NY:: Coward-McCann,, 1931.. First printing.. Large 8vo, pp. 122. Cover somewhat faded and a little worn at edges, o/w VG.

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Wilder, Thornton

New York: Coward-McCann. Hardcover. Very Good . Very Good. 1932. First Edition.

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Wilder, Thornton

New York: Coward - McCann, Inc.. 1931. F First Edition. S Brown Cloth. Fine. Out of print and scarce first publication of this much-anthologized classic.

  • Published: 1931
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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER & other plays in one act

WILDER, Thornton

NY:: Coward-McCann,, 1963.. First printing, thus. 8vo, pp. 122. A fine copy in little chipped dj (spine little faded, slight marginal wear). A reprint which includes the essay by John Gassner, "The Two Worlds of Thornton Wilder.

  • Published: 1963.
  • Edition: First printing, thus
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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER & Other Plays in One Act

Wilder, Thornton

Coward-McCann, Inc. and Yale University Press, New York and New Haven: 1931., 1931. 122p. Title page printed in red and black. Wide margins. Two leaves soiled. Edges beginning to slightly brown. Tall 8vo. Original full orange red cloth binding, slightly faded at edges. Spine lettered in silver. Original dust jacket printed in silver, black and red, worn with DJ spine taped. First printing. Fine books from earlier Christmas seasons make great gifts today. CHRISTMAS/W67. F. Hardcover.

  • Published: 1931
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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER AND OTHER PLAYS IN ONE ACT: The First Copy

WILDER, Thornton

New York/New Haven: Coward-McCann/Yale Univ., 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good only dustwrapper with edgewear and tears. First Trade Edition, only 5,900 copies printed. These one-act plays represent Wilder's first attempt at a colloquial style and his first successful work for the theatre. This copy is wonderfully INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author with a quote from the play: "For Charlie:/with best wishes/from Thornton Wilder/Burton Ct./U. of Chicago/'The best of them/all' p. 69/This is the first/copy signed by/me- of the/non-specials." The last statement is a reference to the signed edition limited to 525 copies.

  • Published: 1931
  • Condition: Very Good in a Good only dustwrapper with edgewear and tears
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WILDER, Thornton

New York:: Coward-McCann,, 1931. First edition. publisher’s cloth. A very good copy. 8vo,. This copy was owned by a player or someone associated with the world premiere performance of this play on November 25th, 1931 in the Yale Theater in New Haven, Connecticut. The text is annotated in pencil and the book has been signed by the players and the director on the front and rear endsheets. Wilder has inscribed the book “...with the best wishes of a collaborator” on the title page on the date of the premiere.

  • Published: 1931
  • Condition: A very good copy
  • Edition: First edition
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WILDER, THORNTON

New York/New Haven: Coward-McCann/Yale University Press, 1931. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. One of 525 numbered copies, specially bound and signed by the author. A fine copy complete with original glassine wrapper and publisher's box (minute wear to glassine and box). Uncommon in box and in this condition.

  • Published: 1931
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The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act (Signed Limited Edition)

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Yale University Press / Coward McCann, 1931. Limited Edition. One of 525 copies (this being No. 193) SIGNED by the author. This copy just about Fine, with the uncommon Very Good plus glassine dust jacket and lVery Good plus slipcase. Jacket has light toning, with a few chips and closed tears at the extremities. Slipcase has light rubbing and toning at the extremities. A very attractive copy of this edition.

  • Published: 1931
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Wilder, Thornton

Coward-McCann, Inc., 1931. First edition, first printing, 1931. First edition, first printing. Small bookplate, glue remnants from larger bookplate, some browning to front free endpaper, spine dull and with some light wear, overall very good to near fine in custom mylar cover. Signed and dated in the year of publication by the author

  • Published: 1931
  • Condition: Small bookplate, glue remnants from larger bookplate, some browning to front free endpaper, spine dull and with some light wear,
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The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act

Wilder, Thornton

NY and New Haven, Ct: Coward-McCann, Inc./Yale University Press, 1931. x, 130pp. Red cloth with silver gilt spine lettering, cream endpapers, red topstain, deckled fore-edge. Heavy, watermarked paper stock. Striking silver dust jacket with red and black typographic accents. Price $2.50. 5,900 copies printed [Edelstein]. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to first blank page. "Thornton Wilder was an American icon, and an internationally famous playwright and novelist. To this day, his works are read, performed and appreciated by audiences worldwide. Wilder was a three time Pulitzer Prize winner [for the plays 'Our Town' and 'The Skin of Our Teeth' and the novel 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey']. He is the only winner for both fiction and drama. His plays, like his novels, usually maintain that true meaning and beauty are found in ordinary experience. In addition to the three Pulitzer Prizes Wilder was awarded the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the National Book Committee's Medal for Literature." - Thornton Wilder Society. "Wilder, a very popular, intelligent and clever writer, with the capacity to exploit such modernist techniques as those of Gertrude Stein [and James Joyce] in comparatively commercial interests, has been the subject of considerable controversy [especially from the proletarian left for work that was deemed irrelevant to the sufferings of the poor during the Depression.]." - Martin Seymour-Smith. Six one-act plays [The Long Christmas Dinner, Queens of France, Pullman Car Hiawatha, Love, and How to Cure It, Such Things Only Happen in Books, The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden]. "These early works revealed much of Wilder's style and technique. 'Pullman Car Hiawatha'...consists of conversations between the passengers [and] the conversation is led by a stage manager who is not really one of the characters. [This device and] the themes Wilder explored in [this play] and 'The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden' [with] the stage nearly bare, with most of the setting left to the audience's imagination, and...very few props [was succesfully expanded in 'Our Town'] " - Clark L. Schumaker. Book is very tight, previous owner's signature to front endpaper, a few page fore-edges roughly cut, small [0.5 in.] thin white scratch to middle front cover, some minimal age-toning to cloth edges, but still very presentable and almost Fine. The problematic fragile silver, red and black Arthur Hawkins Jr-designed dustwrapper is very prone to wear to the edges, but this copy is in better shape than most with some slight loss and creasing to rear panel edges, small chips to spine and corner extremeties, small closed tears and creases to front panel edges [but no chips]. A very nice copy of a scarce book, especially signed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine in Very Good DJ/Very Good. Illus. by Dust Jacket Art By Arthur Hawkins Jr.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1931
  • Condition: Near Fine in Very Good DJ
  • Edition: First Edition
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The long Christmas dinner & other plays in one act

"WILDER, THORNTON."

New York: Coward-McCann; New Haven: Yale University Press. 1931. "First edition, 8vo, pp. [8], 122; orig. terracotta cloth, spine lettered in silver; spine slightly discolored, page margins browning; good and sound, or better. Enhanced by a presentation on the title-p. ""For Mrs. Adams with the devoted regards of Thornton Wilder, New Haven, June 1938."""

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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and Other Plays in One Act

WILDER, THORNTON

WILDER, Thornton. THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and Other Plays in One Act. New Haven: Yale University Press; New York:: Coward-McCann, Inc.,, 1931. Advance copy (consisting of unbound signatures) of the first edition. . Final four (blank) leaves have light silverfish damage at lower fore-edge and at top edge of first (blank) leaf, thin stain at fore-edge margin of two pages, else a very good, unopened copy. . Octavo, unbound and unsewn signatures, pp. [x], 122.

  • Published: 1931
  • Condition: Final four (blank) leaves have light silverfish damage at lower fore-edge and at top edge of first (blank) leaf, thin stain at f
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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER & OTHER PLAYS IN ONE ACT

WILDER, Thornton

NY & New Haven: Coward-McCann & Yale University Press, 1931. From the estate of legendary cinema director George Cukor, with his Landacre bookplate on front endsheet.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Chipped.

  • Published: 1931
  • Condition: Fine
  • Edition: First Edition
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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER AND OTHER PLAYS IN ONE ACT [first print] 1st Ed

WILDER Thornton

Coward-McCann, NY; Yale Universi, 1931. Hardcover. Good.

  • Published: 1931
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Long Christmas Dinner & Other Plays in One Act

WILDER, Thornton

0. WILDER, Thornton. The Long Christmas Dinner & Other Plays in One Act. Orig. cloth, dust jacket (torn). N.Y. & New Haven: Coward-McCann Inc. & Yale University Press, 1931. First edition. A very good copy inscribed by the author on the titlepage: "Phil from Thornton with all his best regards. New Haven, Feb. 1950."

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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER & other plays in one act

WILDER, Thornton

London, NY, Toronto:: Longmans, Green,, 1931.. First English edition. 8vo, pp. 135. A fine copy in near fine dj (spine little faded, slight marginal wear).

  • Published: 1931.
  • Edition: First English edition
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LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER & OTHER PLAYS IN ONE ACT

WILDER, THORNTON

1931. Good. WILDER, Thornton. THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER & OTHER PLAYS IN ONE ACT. New York: Coward-McCann; New Haven: Yale University Press, 1931. First edition. 122 pp. 8vo., red cloth printed in silver to spine, top edge red. Bookplate. One page lightly soiled at margin, else internally fine. Sunning and dust soil to top edges of boards and light scuffing to lower board. Good plus in scuffed and lightly edgeworn dust jacket.

  • Published: 1931
  • Condition: Good
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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER And Other Plays in One Act

Wilder Thornton

New Haven, CT: University Press / Coward-McCannn.. 1931. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good or better in boards. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall .

  • Published: 1931
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER & OTHER PLAYS IN ONE ACT

Wilder, Thornton:

New York & New Haven: Coward-McCann/Yale, 1931.. Large octavo. Cloth. First edition. Fine in very good, lightly chipped foil jacket.

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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER AND OTHER PLAYS IN ONE ACT: The First Copy

WILDER, Thornton

New York/New Haven: Coward-McCann/Yale Univ., 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good only dustwrapper with edgewear and tears. First Trade Edition, only 5,900 copies printed. These one-act plays represent Wilder's first attempt at a colloquial style and his first successful work for the theatre. This copy is wonderfully INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author with a quote from the play: "For Charlie:/with best wishes/from Thornton Wilder/Burton Ct./U. of Chicago/'The best of them/all' p. 69/This is the first/copy signed by/me- of the/non-specials." The last statement is a reference to the signed edition limited to 525 copies.

  • Published: 1931
  • Condition: Very Good in a Good only dustwrapper with edgewear and tears
  • Edition: First Edition
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The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act

WILDER, Thornton

New York:: Coward-McCann,, 1931. First edition. publisher’s cloth. A very good copy. 8vo,. This copy was owned by a player or someone associated with the world premiere performance of this play on November 25th, 1931 in the Yale Theater in New Haven, Connecticut. The text is annotated in pencil and the book has been signed by the players and the director on the front and rear endsheets. Wilder has inscribed the book “...with the best wishes of a collaborator” on the title page on the date of the premiere.

  • Published: 1931
  • Condition: A very good copy
  • Edition: First edition
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The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act

WILDER, THORNTON

New York/New Haven: Coward-McCann/Yale University Press, 1931. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. One of 525 numbered copies, specially bound and signed by the author. A fine copy complete with original glassine wrapper and publisher's box (minute wear to glassine and box). Uncommon in box and in this condition.

  • Published: 1931
  • Edition: FIRST EDITION
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The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act (Signed Limited Edition)

Wilder, Thornton

New York: Yale University Press / Coward McCann, 1931. Limited Edition. One of 525 copies (this being No. 193) SIGNED by the author. This copy just about Fine, with the uncommon Very Good plus glassine dust jacket and lVery Good plus slipcase. Jacket has light toning, with a few chips and closed tears at the extremities. Slipcase has light rubbing and toning at the extremities. A very attractive copy of this edition.

  • Published: 1931
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The Long Christmas Dinner & Other Plays in One Act

Wilder, Thornton

Coward-McCann, Inc., 1931. First edition, first printing, 1931. First edition, first printing. Small bookplate, glue remnants from larger bookplate, some browning to front free endpaper, spine dull and with some light wear, overall very good to near fine in custom mylar cover. Signed and dated in the year of publication by the author

  • Published: 1931
  • Condition: Small bookplate, glue remnants from larger bookplate, some browning to front free endpaper, spine dull and with some light wear,
  • Edition: First edition, first printing
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The Long Christmas Dinner and Other Plays in One Act

Wilder, Thornton

NY and New Haven, Ct: Coward-McCann, Inc./Yale University Press, 1931. x, 130pp. Red cloth with silver gilt spine lettering, cream endpapers, red topstain, deckled fore-edge. Heavy, watermarked paper stock. Striking silver dust jacket with red and black typographic accents. Price $2.50. 5,900 copies printed [Edelstein]. SIGNED BY AUTHOR to first blank page. "Thornton Wilder was an American icon, and an internationally famous playwright and novelist. To this day, his works are read, performed and appreciated by audiences worldwide. Wilder was a three time Pulitzer Prize winner [for the plays 'Our Town' and 'The Skin of Our Teeth' and the novel 'The Bridge of San Luis Rey']. He is the only winner for both fiction and drama. His plays, like his novels, usually maintain that true meaning and beauty are found in ordinary experience. In addition to the three Pulitzer Prizes Wilder was awarded the Gold Medal for Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the National Book Committee's Medal for Literature." - Thornton Wilder Society. "Wilder, a very popular, intelligent and clever writer, with the capacity to exploit such modernist techniques as those of Gertrude Stein [and James Joyce] in comparatively commercial interests, has been the subject of considerable controversy [especially from the proletarian left for work that was deemed irrelevant to the sufferings of the poor during the Depression.]." - Martin Seymour-Smith. Six one-act plays [The Long Christmas Dinner, Queens of France, Pullman Car Hiawatha, Love, and How to Cure It, Such Things Only Happen in Books, The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden]. "These early works revealed much of Wilder's style and technique. 'Pullman Car Hiawatha'...consists of conversations between the passengers [and] the conversation is led by a stage manager who is not really one of the characters. [This device and] the themes Wilder explored in [this play] and 'The Happy Journey to Trenton and Camden' [with] the stage nearly bare, with most of the setting left to the audience's imagination, and...very few props [was succesfully expanded in 'Our Town'] " - Clark L. Schumaker. Book is very tight, previous owner's signature to front endpaper, a few page fore-edges roughly cut, small [0.5 in.] thin white scratch to middle front cover, some minimal age-toning to cloth edges, but still very presentable and almost Fine. The problematic fragile silver, red and black Arthur Hawkins Jr-designed dustwrapper is very prone to wear to the edges, but this copy is in better shape than most with some slight loss and creasing to rear panel edges, small chips to spine and corner extremeties, small closed tears and creases to front panel edges [but no chips]. A very nice copy of a scarce book, especially signed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine in Very Good DJ/Very Good. Illus. by Dust Jacket Art By Arthur Hawkins Jr.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

  • Published: 1931
  • Condition: Near Fine in Very Good DJ
  • Edition: First Edition
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THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER AND OTHER PLAYS IN ONE ACT: The First Copy

WILDER, Thornton

New York/New Haven: Coward-McCann/Yale Univ., 1931. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good only dustwrapper with edgewear and tears. First Trade Edition, only 5,900 copies printed. These one-act plays represent Wilder's first attempt at a colloquial style and his first successful work for the theatre. This copy is wonderfully INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author with a quote from the play: "For Charlie:/with best wishes/from Thornton Wilder/Burton Ct./U. of Chicago/'The best of them/all' p. 69/This is the first/copy signed by/me- of the/non-specials." The last statement is a reference to the signed edition limited to 525 copies.

  • Published: 1931
  • Condition: Very Good in a Good only dustwrapper with edgewear and tears
  • Edition: First Edition
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