Geography and Plays

Boston: Four Seas, 1922. First Edition. Association Copy, INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper to playwright George Middleton: "To George Middleton / with pleasant memories / Gertrude Stein."

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.

A collection of stories and plays by Stein, including "Miss Furr and Miss Skeene," originally published in "Vanity Fair" magazine in 1922 and now credited as one of the first stories to use the word gay to mean homosexual.

Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Book moderately rubbed at the corners, with a lightly toned spine. Jacket spine lightly toned, with chips at the corners.


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