1974 · Avon, CT
Wilder's Pulitzer Prize–winning drama of small-town life and humanity, here with an introduction by Brooks Atkinson, a note from the author, and four double-spread, color-printed illustrations plus additional full-page and marginal monochromes by Robert J. Lee. The volume was designed by Adrian Wilson, who chose Van Dyck for the typeface and Arak antique-finish rag stock for the paper; the brown corduroy binding with gilt-stamped red morocco spine label was done by Tapley-Rutter. The appropriate LEC newsletter and prospectus are laid in.
This is => numbered copy 733 of 2000 printed, signed at the colophon by both Wilder and Lee.
Bibliography of the Fine Books Published by the Limited Editions Club, 481. Binding as above in terra cotta paper–covered slipcase; slipcase with spine very slightly sunned and extremities showing traces of wear, volume with spine gently sunned, otherwise clean and fresh. Internally very crisp. (Inventory #: 36285)