The first edition of The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder, inscribed on the title page.
Octavo, 235pp. Original tan cloth covers. True first edition, with lightly bumped corners and spine. Subtle staining of front cover, near top. Lacking original dust jacket. Evidence of bookplate removed from end paper. Illustrated by Amy Drevenstedt, with facsimile dust jacket for an attractive presentation. Book is inscribed by Thornton Wilder with the following inscription: “For Mary E. Teeter/ with the regards of/ Thornton Wilder – Columbus/ Jan 1931.”
Comments: This is the second novel of famed writer Thornton Wilder. This novel would earn him the Pulitzer Prize in 1928 and become a worldwide best seller.