• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 151

    WILLIAMS, Tennessee (1911-1983). A Streetcar Named Desire. New York: New Directions, 1947.

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    WILLIAMS, Tennessee (1911-1983). A Streetcar Named Desire. New York: New Directions, 1947.

    Tall 8o. Original purple pictorial boards (light wear at edges); pictorial dust jacket (some minor soiling, some wear at edges, a few chips at end of spine panel).

    FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY WILLIAMS on the verso of the title-page: "With best wishes, Tennessee," and ADDITIONALLY SIGNED BY THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST, INCLUDING MARLON BRANDO, JESSICA TANDY, KARL MALDEN, AND KIM HUNTER. Williams's second major play and a cornerstone of the of modern American theatre, A Streetcar Named Desire was first performed at the Barrymore Theatre in New York on December 3, 1947 under the direction of Elia Kazan. Crandell A5.1.a.


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