New York: New Directions, 1949. First New Classics Edition. Williams's first published play, a highspot of 20th-century drama, and basis for several film and T.V. adaptations. This edition includes production notes for the 1945 stage version, and an introductory essay by Williams titled "The Catastrophe of Success." Issued as No.23 in "The New Classics" series by New Directions, uncommon in this condition. Item #2489
Octavo (18.5cm); taupe cloth, with titles stamped in navy blue on spine; dustjacket; xx, 124pp; illustrated with four photographic stills from the stage play. Small two-digit code and publisher's price of $1.50 neatly rubber-stamped to upper rear endpaper, else a fresh, Fine copy. Dustjacket designed by Alvin Lustig is unclipped (priced $1.50), with a few pinpoint rubs, else fresh, Fine and entirely without fading.