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WILDER, Thornton
THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY
Longmans, Green & Co., London, 1927. First British Edition, preceding the American edition by a few days, of this winner of Wilder's first of three Pulitzer Prizes. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the the front endpaper: "For Mrs. Isaacs/with the affection/of one of her/boys/Thornton/Lawrenceville/November/1927." The recipient appears to be Edith Isaacs, editor of THEATRE ARTS magazine, whom Wilder befriended in the early 1920s while teaching at the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey. Isaacs offered much encouragement to Wilder, including recommending that he apply for a Guggenheim Fellowship in order to finish THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY, for which he was declined. Briefest of wear to the spine tips of the book. Dustwrapper with a long closed tear along the front flap joint (neatly masked by the mylar protector), chips at the spine tips but not affecting the lettering, and general edgewear with the spine darkened. About Fine in a scarce, Very Good example of the dustwrapper [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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