New Directions, 1947. Item #9097
WILLIAMS, Tennessee. A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. NY: New Directions, . Tall 8vo., pictorial purple boards in dust jacket. First Edition. Signed by Williams and actress Jessica Tandy on the front endpaper. Only a mere 5,080 copies were printed. One of the most difficult, if not the most difficult and desirable, books to obtain in the Williams canon. Tandy portrayed Blanche DuBois in the original Broadway production, also starring Marlon Brando, Kim Hinter and Karl Malden. Tandy garnered four Tony awards for her performance. Unquestionably one of the great masterpieces of modern American drama and the first play to win Williams a Pulitzer Prize. Near fine (few very tiny dings to upper & lower covers, little tanning to endpapers; text clean & tight); minor soil & few very short tears (little fading spine & small, light stain front cover; $2.75 price is present on the front flap) d/j. A nice copy!!