The Alcestiad. By Thornton Wilder. Illustrated by Daniel Maffia. Limited First Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1977.

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American novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder was a triumph of literature in the mid-twentieth century. He produced dozens of plays, several novels, a film, and numerous essays. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice–first for Our Town in 1938 and second for The Skin of Our Teeth in 1942. He also won the Pulitzer Prize for the Novel after the international success of The Bridge of San Luis Rey in 1927. In The Alcestiad, Wilder provides a remarkable play set in Ancient Greece–a work deeply connected to dramas of antiquity. Bound in this volume is also Wilder’s short play, The Drunken Sisters. Published posthumously, these works are drawn together as exemplars of Wilder’s genius. They are necessary titles for any collector of Thornton Wilder.

This limited first edition is in fine condition. In the original full green leather boards, finely gilt stamped. Raised bands. Gilt spine label. Text block fine. Gilt edges. Silk moire endpapers and bookmark sewn in. With the publisher’s original First Edition Society pamphlet laid in.

A fine collector’s copy of the Alcestiad by Thornton Wilder.

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The Alcestiad. By Thornton Wilder. Illustrated by Daniel Maffia. Limited First Edition. Franklin Library. Franklin Center, 1977.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in