Title Mourning Becomes Electra - A Trilogy
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition Fair
Edition 1st Edition
Size 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾
Publisher New York Boni & Liveright 1931
Seller ID 000249
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1931. 1st edition, 6th printing, November, 1931 (1st - 6th printings all printed in November, 1931). Blue-green cloth hardcover with goldstamped title on spine and goldstamped author's name signature on front cover. Dust jacket present, unclipped $2.50. Measures 8-3/8" tall x 5-5/8" wide. 256 pp. (Atkinson, #A 32-I-i.g). A collectible early printing of this play, in original dust jacket from the four-time Pulitzer and Nobel prize winning playwright. A trilogy: "Homecoming", "The Hunted", and "The Haunted" (based on the Greek Orestaiea Trilogy). Overall, good condition, with flaws noted: spine goldstamp text faded but readable. Boards are bright and deep in color, with minimum faint spotting. Front hinge cracked; text block contents tight. Dust jacket chipped at head and tail of spine, and along edges. DJ spine chipped with bottom 1/2" removed, as well as 1/4" chipping to head. DJ darkening to edges and spine. DJ now enclosed in BroDart archival crystal clear dust jacket slip. No other marks, tears, dog-ear pages, remainder mark or library stamps. Not ex-library. From a private collector's downsized personal library. Noted Bibliographic entry: Atkinson, Jennifer McCabe. Eugene O'Neill: A Descriptive Bibliography. Univ of Pittsburgh Press, 1974. Listed #A 32-I-i.g (Works by Eugene O'Neill).