WILLIAMS, Tennessee. Hard Candy. New York: New Directions, 1954.
Tall 8o. Original cloth-backed striped boards (some light soiling, slightly cocked); original publisher's board slipcase with paper label (label darkening, some wear at edges). Provenance: Paul and Jane Bowles, the dedicatees of this edition (presentation inscription on front free endpaper, signatures on dedication page, ownership inscription on front free endpaper).
THE DEDICATION COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION, inscribed to Paul Bowles from Tennessee Williams on the front free endpaper: "To Paul for many years Tennessee, 1962." This copy is also signed by Paul Bowles and his wife Jane below the printed dedication and includes an ownership inscription "Paul Bowles Jane Bowles Tangier 1954." Bowles, a composer and author, wrote the music for The Glass Menagerie and several other Williams' productions. A FINE ASSOCIATION COPY.