New York: Atheneum, 1968. First Edition, First Printing.
Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 217 x 140 mm), 201,  pages, in black cloth, yellow top stain, titles in gilt to spine, in a printed, unclipped dust jacket (Albee photo on lower panel).
Edward Albee's adaptation of a play by English playwright Giles Cooper, in which a suburban housewife becomes a call girl. Cooper's play premiered at the Arts Theatre in London in 1962 in a production of the Royal Shakespeare Company, while Albee's adaptation was first performed in 1967 at the Plymouth Theatre in New York. It starred Barbara Bel Geddes as Jenny, Barry Nelson as her husband Richard, and Beatrice Straight as Mrs. Toothe, the brothel keeper. (And for what it's worth, Luis Buñuel's film Belle de Jour, starring Catherine Deneuve, appeared the same year and had the same theme.)
CONDITION: Very light soiling to top edge. Near Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped dust jacket that shows light shelf wear. A beautiful copy. Item #2519