William Heinemann: London, 1930. Item #98-6107
7.5 x 5, blue cloth, 88 pp, covers heavily worn and spotted and soiled with large chunk bitten out of front cover foredge, hinges loose, front inner hinge cracking, contents toned. FIRST ED, INSCRIBED "With Best Wishes . . . 1930" BY AUTHOR AND ACTOR NOEL COWARD, ALSO INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY GERTRUDE LAWRENCE (in pencil), ADRIANNE ALLEN (in pencil, too), LAWRENCE OLIVIER and EVERLEY GREGG. Also signed by recipient, who adds "London, 1930" on one page, and on another writes "November 29th 1930" on one page, and on another writes "November 29th 1930, Phoenix Theatre, London Eng." This was the debut run of Coward's PRIVATE LIVES (it only ran with this cast until December 1930). The cover is in poor condition, but a remarkable piece of memorabilia from the debut run of this enduring classic.