Very Good / Very Good. Item #5694
New York: New Directions, 1955. First Edition, First State with no mention of New York Times on copyright page and no credit to Mielziner or Ballard on xii. Octavo; 197 pages. Unclipped illustrated dust jacket designed by Alvin Lustig with original "$3.00" price present. Brown boards with spine stamped in black.
Dust jacket is rubbed and creased along edges, with a few closed vertical tears along bottom and top edges crudely repaired with tape on jacket interior. Minor chipping at spine ends. Boards are lightly worn at spine ends and corners. Sturdy and square in binding. One inch tape repair to page 36 with faint offsetting on adjacent pages. Despite flaws a sound First State copy of the playwright's classic work.