Windows on Henry Street

Boston: Little, Brown, 1936. Later printing. Association Copy, INSCRIBED on the first blank by the author in the year of publication to playwright George Middleton and his wife, activist and actress Fola La Follette: "To Fola and George / whom I have long loved and admired! / Lillian D. Wald / Aug. 2/36."

Middleton's nephew David's ownership stamp on the front pastedown.

New Jersey-born playwright, director, and producer George Middleton served as president of the Dramatists Guild of America from 1927 to 1929. He is perhaps best remembered today for his instrumental role in creating the Minimum Basic Agreement, a collective bargaining agreement that covers benefits, rights, and protections for Writers Guild of America members. Middleton was also known for his collaborations with Guy Bolton, including the successful 1917 stage comedy "Polly With a Past," basis for the 1920 film adaptation.

The daughter of Senator Robert M. "Fighting Bob" La Follette and women's suffrage leader Belle Case, Flora Dodge "Fola" La Follette was a stage actress, teacher, and writer as well as an activist for the women's suffrage and labor movements. La Follette and Middleton married in 1911.

A follow-up to Wald's 1911 book "The House on Henry Street."

Very Good, lacking the dust jacket. Slight spine lean, with boards lightly scuffed and spine slightly faded.

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