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Book Condition: Very Good
First Edition, First Printing. First issue, with the error at page 29, line 1 "here" for "her." Bindings tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate handling wear with fading to top edge. Previous owner's name on front free endpage. Dust Jacket price-clipped is in a new clear protective Mylar sleeve has minor chips with tiny loss at spine tips; some age-toning. ---- Eliot's most popular play published in his lifetime. The Cocktail Party was written while Eliot was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study in 1948. It was first performed at the Edinburgh Festival in 1949. In 1950 the play had successful runs in London and New York theaters (the Broadway production received the 1950 Tony Award for Best Play.) It focuses on a troubled married couple who, through the intervention of a mysterious stranger, settle their problems and move on with their lives. [wiki] --- REF: Gallup: A55a; Allen: 250.