New York, NY.: Albert & Charles Boni. G. 1927. First Trade Edition. Hardcover. This book is hard-bound in beige cloth with green stamping to the upper cover and spine. The covers and spine show some soiling, as well as edge-wear and light rubbing to the joints, corners and spine-ends. There is some separation to the text-block at a few places, but with the binding solid. The contents are bright and clean with illustrations. This book is signed/inscribed by the author, Thornton Wilder, on the title-page. This book is the First American Trade Edition with the title-page printed in black and green. From the collection of Lulu Slocum Teeter and her daughter Mary Teeter. Lulu was the manager of the F. & R. Lazarus department store bookshop in Columbus, Ohio in the "golden era" of such stores, from 1926 to 1950. She arranged hundreds of "signing events" during that period and was a well know figure in the "book trade." Her daughter, Mary, was the director of the Bexley, Ohio Public Library for many years, retiring in 1974. . (Inventory #: 74542)
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