A History of Civilization, Volume 1

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1956. First Edition. Association Copy, INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper: "To Fola La Follette / and / George Middleton / In appreciation of their contribution to American life and our pleasant association with them in the summer of 1958 / November 22, 1958 / C. Harold King."

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. She married Middleton in 1911.

Very Good plus in a Very Good dust jacket. Slight lean, with endpapers slightly faded. Jacket moderately toned on the edges and spine panel, with chips at the corners and top edge of the rear panel and a few small splashes on the spine panel.

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