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Fiddler on the Roof

First Edition | Fifth Printing


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First edition of Fiddler on the Roof by Joseph Stein, signed by an early cast of the musical.

Octavo, [4], 116pp. Black cloth, title in red on spine. Stated “fifth printing, May, 1970” on copyright page. Solid text block, eight full-page images, a fine example. In publisher’s dust jacket, $3.95 retail price on front flap, slight crease to spine, faint shelf wear, a near fine example. Signed and inscribed by thirteen cast members from an American production of this musical.

The cast members who signed this copy were part of a touring production of Fiddler on the Roof with shows in Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut and Maine in the summer of 1971. Signatures include George Axler, Leslie Miller, Fyvush Finkel, Stuart Howard, Coleman White, Iris Acker, Herb Wilson, Samuel Bruce, Fred Weiss, Avril Gentles, Richard Beneville and Mike Kellin as Tevye. These actors played a variety of roles in their careers, most notably Finkel as an original Broadway cast member of Fiddler on the Roof, and Kellin starring on screen and on stage, receiving a Tony Award nomination for his performance in Pipe Dream in 1956.Fiddler on the Roof is a Tony Award-winning musical set in imperial Russia in early 1905, telling the story of a Jewish family at the time of the First Russian Revolution.

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Location Published

New York


Crown Publishers, Inc.


First Edition, Fifth Printing

Date Published






Jacket Condition

Near Fine


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Joseph Stein