London: Faber and Farber Ltd, 1956. First UK edition. Hardcover. vg- to vg+. Octavo. 94pp. B/W photo illustrated dust jacket with white lettering on front cover and spine. Yellow cloth boards with red lettering on spine. This is the first British edition of the play, with the statement "First published in England in mcmlvi" at the verso of the title page. The book includes a tipped in note from the publisher. The work is among the most popular and influential works of the acclaimed playwright, and was groundbreaking upon its first presentation to the public in 1953 in France, and 1955 in the UK. Includes two newspaper clippings, from the U.K. circa 1956, dealing with the play, laid in. The first is a letter to the editor, in response to a recent review of the play, and the second is a "literary supplement" to the newspaper, discussing the play. Dust jacket with some light spotting to the back cover and some minor rubbing along top edge of front cover and to head and tail of spine. Binding with light rubbing and staining along top and bottom edges of the book. Interior with offsetting at interior front and rear covers, due to age toning. Dust jacket and binding in very good-, interior in very good+ condition.
(Inventory #: 41407)
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