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The Contrast: A Comedy in Five Acts. With a History of George Washington's Copy By James Benjamin Wilbur

Author: Royall Tyler
ISBN #: B01IC0XPW4
Price: $25.00
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publisher Location: Boston
Book Condition: Good
Dust Jacket Condition: no jacket
Edition: Limited edition
Pub Date: 1920
light shelf wear to tips, corners and edges of the book, corners bumped; no jacket, clean and unmarked. Number 186 of 275 copies of which 250 (were) for sale. Royall Tyler was an American jurist and playwright. The Contrast was the first professionally produced American stage comedy. The play's first public showing was shortly after George Washington's inauguration and Washington and several members of the First Congress attended. The play was well-received, and Tyler became a literary celebrity. Tyler was also known in early America as a libertine, squandering his fortune, drinking to excess and fathering several children with many different women including one or two with his soon to be mother-in-law as well as her underage daughter whom he married in haste. He went on to become the Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court. Most items ship with tracking numbers and (generally over $15.00) jacket protectors if applicable. Clean recycled packing material will be used when possible.