SIGNED BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS, VERY SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF
WILLIAMS, Tennessee. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (New York): New Directions, (1955). Octavo, original salmon cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition, first printing, of the play for which Williams won his second Pulitzer Prize, signed by the playwright.
In 1973 Williams admitted, “Though Glass Menagerie may be my best play, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is still my favorite” (Devlin, 244). Includes both the Broadway and the original version of the Third Act, which Williams reluctantly rewrote at director Elia Kazan’s request. First printing, with no acknowledgement on the verso of the title page and no credit for scenic and costume design on page xii. Crandell A15.I.a.
Only lightest edge-wear to pristine dust jacket. A fine signed copy.