A Streetcar Named Desire
Place Published: New York
Publisher: A New Directions Book
Date Published: 1947
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 26938
Octavo [23.5 cm] Light purple, black and white illustrated paper covered boards. Very good. The edges of the covers are rubbed. The covers are generally mildly sun faded, and there is a heavily faded spot at the head of the spine that measures 1/4 inch deep. There are 2 small gouges in the top edges of the covers. The head of the spine is gently bumped. There is a former owner's name in small pen on the top edge of the front free endsheet. The pages are mildly yellowed. The dust jacket is in fair condition. The jacket is torn in half. The spine is heavily faded, and the panels are more subtly faded. Lightly soiled and rubbed. The edges of the inside flaps are darkened, and the jacket is extensively darkened on the internal, non-visible side. The edges are chipped. There are 1/4 inch losses from the paper at the ends of the spine. There is an open tear in the bottom edge of the rear panel that measures 3/4 of an inch by 3/4 on an inch. Despite the flaws in the jacket, the jacket is still quite attractive.
Tennessee Williams received his first Pulitzer Prize in 1948 for A Streetcar Named Desire, and he was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize in 1955 for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.