Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 0689109253. 8vo 8"-9" tall; 161 pages; Inscribed by Albee on the half-title page to Jere Real: " by // [signed] // For Jere Real, who re-reads! // Lynchburg / 1982". Jere Real was a professor at Lynchburg College; he coordinated visits and played host to the authors who appeared at the college as part of the Thornton Writer-in-Residence and Guest Reader program. Tight fresh copy in dust jacket. Jacket with mild sunning to spine panel and a mild vertical stress crease to the unclipped front flap. F/VG; Signed by Author.
Very Good + in very good jacket. 8vo. 161 pp. First edition stated. A play by the author of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? A sharp near fine copy in black cloth binding in about very good price-intact dustwrapper with fading to spine colors as often seen as and a small stain to the verso of the jacket near the base of the spine. SIGNED by the author on the half-title page.
Near Fine in Very Good jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed, Inscribed, and Dated by the Author This copy is inscribed by the playwright to his friend from childhood, the late composer Noel Farrand, here addressed as Noel Clairevitch. Russian second-name patronymics were used by them in correspondence for decades. (Farrand is the dedicatee of Albee's play Tiny Alice). Their lifelong friendship is thoroughly documented in Mel Gussow's excellent 1999 biography of Mr. Albee. 162 pages. CONDITION: The book itself is solid, bright, unmarked and uncreased, with minimal shelf-wear, compromised only by a couple faint touches of soiling on the page block's right edge. The dustjacket-now in a clear mylar Brodart protective cover-is complete (not price-clipped), with a sunned spine, a corner crease on each of the flaps, and a quarter-inch closed tear (with attendant creases) on the cover. ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SALE OF THIS ITEM, WITH MR. ALBEE'S BLESSING, WILL GO TOWARD THE EXPENSES OF MAKING A COMMERCIALLY-AVAILABLE CD RECORDING OF NOEL FARRAND'S ORCHESTRAL MUSIC.
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