Boston: The Gorham Press, 1914. First Edition, First Printing. Eugene O'Neill's first book, one of 1,000 copies printed and featuring five plays: Thirst, The Web, Warnings, Fog, and Recklessness. O'Neill's father financed the $450 printing costs. The books didn't sell well, so the publisher, Richard G. Badger, sold the remaining volumes to Frances Steloff, who became the owner of the Gotham Book Mart in New York. Small 8vo (7 1/2 inches / 19 cm), 168 pages. Printed paper labels to spine and front board. Spine darkened, some light wear to spine edges, soiling to top edge and fore edge. A Very Good or better copy, lacking the rare dust jacket. Item #1240
Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1936.