3 December 2010
WILDER, Thornton (1897-1975). The Bridge of San Luis Rey. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927.
8o. Frontispiece and plates by Amy Drevenstedt. Original tan cloth, lettered and decorated in black; pictorial dust jacket (spine slightly faded, some slight chipping); cloth slipcase. Provenance: Ashton L. Carr, Boston book collector (presentation inscription from the author); H. Bradley Martin (bookplate; his sale Sotheby's New York, 30 January 1990, lot 2276).
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, trade issue. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED BY WILDER on the front free endpaper: "For Ashton L. Carr with all the regard of Thornton Wilder - March 17, 1929." Edelstein A26.
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