INSCRIBED BY STEPHEN SONDHEIM
SONDHEIM, Stephen. Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. New York, 1963.
First edition of a bawdy Broadway romp through ancient Rome with music and lyrics by Sondheim, and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, an especially scarce copy inscribed on the title page by Sondheim, "To L— D— V— from Stephen Sondheim 2/18/99," with double-page frontispiece caricature by Al Hirschfeld and eight pages of photographic illustrations from the original Broadway run, a lovely copy. $1300.