Lot 11
  • 11

O'Neill, Eugene

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Description

  • The Plays. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934–1935
  • ink,paper
12 volumes, 8vo (9 3/8 x 6 1/8 in.; 238 x 156 mm). Titles printed in white on a blue background within an emblematic historiated frame, photographic frontispieces, mostly depicting scenes from the plays but that in the first volume a portrait of O'Neill. Publisher's russet buckram gilt, plain endpapers, top edges gilt, other uncut. Original acetate jackets; a few with minor chips. Publisher's board slipcases, all save one with original printed label; lightly soiled, one box a bit bumped.

Literature

Atkinson A 6-VI-1

Catalogue Note

The Wilderness Edition, designed by Elmer Adler, number 120 of 770 sets signed by O'Neill on the limitation page of the first volume. The prefatory "Note[s] for this Edition" that appear throughout above O'Neill's name were in fact written by his editor at Random House, Saxe Commins. A virtually as-issued set.
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