First printing (stated). Hardcover. xii+ 162 pp. Illustrated with scenes from the Broadway production. This copy INSCRIBED BY SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE ORIGINAL CAST including Henry Fonda ("To Pat/ With all my very good wishes"), Ralph Meeker )"Happiness, Joy and Rapture") , Jack Campbell ("To Pat/ All the best love on her birthday") Jim Sherwood (' Pat/ Here's hoping the times will bring better "Times" for you") (all on the front free endpaper), Harvey (Lembeck) on the verso of the ffep with the further inscription :"To Patrick [sic]/ A very sweet and wonderful gal. P.S. Plus a great pair ---- of legs". There is an additional birthday gift inscription on the half title page. A tight, near fien example, bit of minor rubbing to the spine and a touch of wear at the foot of the spine. In nthe original pictorial dust jacket featuring Henry Fonda, original price intact, very good with some shallow chipping at the spine extremities and top rear panel edge. The play, which was based on Heggen's 1946 novel of the same name, opened in on Broadway in February, 1948 and was a smash hit, running for 1157 performances. Fonda won a Tony Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Lieutenant Roberts, a role he reprised for the 1955 film version. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Mister Roberts: A Play (inscribed by several...
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 1948
Book Condition: Near Fine
Edition: First edition.
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