The Hypocrites: A Play in Four Acts
London: The Chiswick Press, 1906. First Edition. Association Copy, INSCRIBED on the title page by the author to playwright George Middleton: "Dear Mr. Middleton / Cordially yours / Henry Arthur Jones / June 19/27."
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.
Basis for the 1916 silent film directed by George Loane Tucker, starring Elisabeth Risdon and Charles Rock.
Very Good in wrappers, lightly faded and edgeworn overall, with a 2.5 inch closed tear on the bottom edge of the front wrapper, and moderate fading on the spine.
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