WILDER, THORNTON. 1897-1975.
The Bridge of San Luis Rey. New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927.
Illustrated by Rockwell Kent. Original cloth, pictorial endpapers; dust jacket. Slight lean, rubbing to extremities, jacket toned with edge-chips and a few nicks.
FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR on the front blank, "For Mac / with my best / Thornton Wilder // Davis / November / 1927." A note laid in attests that Mac is Dr Mackenzie, the then-current headmaster of the Lawrenceville School, the New Jersey prep school where Wilder was a French teacher. Davis is one of the houses at Lawrenceville School.
- Note that the illustrations in this edition are by Amy Drevenstedt, not Rockwell Kent. This lot is offered without reserve.