New York: Hargail Music Press, 1947. Good; age-toned with numerous patches of light damp staining; staple holes at lower edge; corners rounded and lower left corner chipped; several small (approx. 0.25 in) tears to fore and top edges; top edge somewhat bumped; two conjugate leaves; pp 4. L21009 Shelved in Room A. CX Consignment.
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1955. A typed carbon typescript of an early version of Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, written between December of 1954 and 1955 in the lead-up to pre–Broadway tryout in Philadelphia. It incorporates the edits made by Williams in a collection of revisions dated "9 December 1954" (Currently housed at the Rare Book and Manuscript Collection, Butler Library, Columbia University): Big Daddy’s appearance in Act III, Brick’s admittance "I might be impotent, Maggie", and the inclusion of Big Daddy’s "elephant joke" (which was later replaced by the famous "mendacity" speech. Very good and extremely rare - only 7 typescripts of this version are known to exist, most in wraps from the Liebling-Wood agency. Quarto, 120 pages. In Good plus condition. Bound in leatherette wrap bound with brads, and final title "Cat On a Hot Tin Roof" in silver lettering. Label in upper left for Hart Stenographic Bureau. Chipping to bottom right edge/corner of front cover and head/tail of spine, a closed tear near "Hart" label, and a two-inch closed tear along hinge at bottom of the front corner. Some minor age-toning to edges and titlepage. Also includes the playbill for the second week of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof's initial Broadway run at the Morosco Theatre. The play premiered March 24th, 1955, and the first playbill was of the week of March 21. The bill included is from the "Week beginning Monday, March 28, 1955" (stated on page 21 of the playbill). Octavo, 36 pages. In Very Good condition. There is some minor wear to the spine, mild age-toning, an 1.4-inch closed tear near the tail of the spine. CX Consignment. Shelved in Case 0.
New York: New Directions, 1948. Octavo; VG; pp 210; quarter bound reddish brown spine with gilt text; no jacket; dark blue slipcase exterior has sunning to spine and edges;minor rubbing wear to edges; paper label to front; cloth has navy and cream patterned front and rear exterior shows minimal wear; tight binding; strong boards; text block exterior edges have slight tone; mild offsetting to endpapers; previous owner's name to ffep; interior very good.
New York: New Directions, 1947. Fourth Printing. Octavo; pp 171; G/G-; red spine with black and ivory text; dust jacket has chipped edges, slightly age toned exterior, some soiling to exterior, mylar wraps; cloth shows moderate wear to edges, some chipping to spine edges, slight wear to boards; text block has lightly age toned exterior edges, previous owner's name to ffep, sticker to ffep; interior clean.
New York: New Directions, 1947. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 171 pages; VG-/G; pink dust jacket, spine faded a grayish-pink, black lettering clear and legible, white lettering age-toned golden brown; dust jacket protected by mylar; pink matte paper boards, cover design identical to jacket; small chip missing at lower right corner of jacket front; large chip missing at lower left corner of jacket front; crown and tail of jacket spine missing; thin chip missing at upper right corner of jacket back; price uncut "$2.75" to front flap; mild bumping with superficial material loss to head and tail of spine, corners, and edges of volume; fading to crown and tail of volume spine; moderate age-toning to text-block; pages clean; shelved Case 0.
New York: New Directions, 1947. First Edition, Fifth Printing. Octavo, 171 pages. In Very Good condition with Very Good dust jacket. Spine orange with black titling. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering. Price uncut: "$2.75." Small chips missing from head and tail of spine, minor wear to extremities. Very small stain to page 19. Presentation copy, inscribed by Tennessee Williams to Guy de Roschers: "To Guy from Tennessee." Scarce inscribed with just his first name. Fifth Printing. CX Consignment. Shelved in Case 0.
New York: New Directions, 1948. First Edition. Small Octavo; G/G-; sunned blue spine with black and beige text; first edition; dust jacket shows noticeable exterior wear; some rubbing to joints and fore edges; few chips to head and tail edges; slightly age darkened rear and flaps; mylar wrap; cloth exterior has some sun fading; sturdy boards; minor edge wear; text block edges show mild toning; price stamped to rear endpaper; interior clean; illustrated; pp 130.
1979. A mimeographed typescript of Williams’ last Broadway production, Clothes for a Summer Hotel, belonging to the show’s producer, Elliot Martin. Clothes premiered at the Cort Theater in March of 1980 after try-outs in Washington in the last months of 1979. The title-page indicates that this was the script used from April - September 1979, and features occasional notations in holograph ink throughout (possibly from the hand of Martin).; Quarto, 96 pages. Staple-bound in light blue paper covers, with no title or lettering. Very good condition. Covers show minor soiling and slight fading primarily along edges. Textblock clean save for aforementioned ink notations.; Also included is an autographed 3.5” x 4” place-card stating "To Maggie / ? / Tennessee Williams / ‘78". Written on the inside of a place-card belonging to "Mrs. Margaret L. Myers" from The Lotos Club. Very good condition, with one fold, and slight age-toning.; Additionally, there is a 3.5" x 8.5" check for payment signed by Williams, and dated February 21, 1978. The pink check is made out to "Cross Animal Clinic", is folded once, and has some discoloration to the front due to bleed-through from a purple stamp on the recto from "Florida First Nat. / Bank at Key West."; CX Consignment; shelved case 0.
1943/1952/1954. Three typed short story drafts by Tennessee Williams. The first item is an early typed draft of the short story "The Important Thing", which first appeared in the magazine Story in November of 1945 (Vol. XXVII, No. 116). This story was later collected in the Williams’ short-story collection One Arm and Other Stories in 1954. Contains suggested edits in pencil, possibly by Williams’ agent Audrey Wood. While the structure in the published version remains the same, the protagonist’s name appears in this draft as "Laura" - later changed to "Flora". Quarto, 22 pages. In Very Good condition. Bound in a teal paper wrap bearing the pasted label for the Liebling-Wood agency. There is minor age toning, a small pen mark, and the faint rust mark of a paperclip on the top of the front cover. The first page has several small chips along the fore edge, and slight age toning throughout. The second document is a draft of the short story "Three Players of a Summer Game", which appeared in the November 1, 1952 issue of The New Yorker. This is the story that would ultimately evolve into Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, introducing Brick and Maggie Pollitt. The titlepage states "(As published in the New Yorker / November 1, 1952)". Quarto, 37 pages. In Very Good condition. Bound in a blue paper wrap with brad binding, bearing the printed label for the Liebling-Wood agency. Front cover has slight age-toning around the immediate edges and several small closed tears along foreedge. Very faint damp-stain appears at top of the text block fore edge. Also includes an original copy of the Nov. 1, 1952 issue of the The New Yorker, in which "Three Players" appears on page 27. Quarto, 122 pages. In Very Good plus condition. Spine shows only mild wear along the saddle stitching, and minimal age-toning. The third item is a late typed draft of the Williams short story "The Angel in the Alcove", which Williams in 1943. The title is written in Williams' hand on the top right corner of the front cover. The story was first published in 1948 in One Arm and Other Stories, and was later developed into his 1978 play Vieux Carre. The quasi-autobiographical Angel is widely seen as Williams' "coming-out" narrative, tracing his experience of coming to terms with his sexuality while living in the French Quarter in the late 1930s. Quarto, 14 pages. In Very Good condition. Bound in a blue paper wrap with brad binding, bearing the printed label for the Liebling-Wood agency. The covers show some mild soiling along the bottom edges, and some creases in the paper wrap near the bottom corners. The text block has mild age-toning throughout. CX Consignment. Shelved in Case 0.