New York: The Limited Editions Club [printed at the Wild Carrot Letterpress], 1982. Hirschfeld, Al. Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 351 of 2000, folio size, approx.  pp., signed by Al Hirschfeld. Fine. Item #18102505
Of all the American playwrights of the twentieth century, Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) is considered one of the greatest; he met with early success with his play "The Glass Menagerie", and his popularity continued with the publication of "A Streetcar Named Desire" in 1947. Considered Williams' greatest play, "Streetcar" won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and received further notice with the making of the 1951 film starring Marlon Brando, who was also in the original Broadway production.
This publication by the Limited Editions Club features line drawings by American caricaturist Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003), whose drawings here capture the distortion and emotion found in the characters and their relationships. This volume also contains an introduction by Jessica Tandy (1909-1994), who starred as Blanche DuBois in the original Broadway play.
___DESCRIPTION: Quarter burgundy leather with Clarence House cloth boards screen-printed in thirteen colours, gilt lettering on the spine, lilac endpapers, frontispiece a four-colour lithograph by Al Hirschfeld, six line drawings printed in two colours by Hirshfeld throughout; monotype Times New Roman, Mohawk eggshell wove paper, folio size (12.75" by 8"), approximately 130 unnumbered pages, one of 2000 copies, this number 351, signed by Al Hirschfeld on the colophon. With LEC Monthly Newsletter, one sheet folded once measuring 11" by 8.5", then folded once again for mailing. In a slipcase covered with cream paper with gilt lettering on the spine.
___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings. The Monthly Newsletter is fine, clean and without wear, with only the original mailing fold. The slipcase is near fine, strong and sturdy, clean overall with some minor spots of soiling and light sunning, without wear.
___CITATION: LEC no. 531.
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