PRIESTLEY, J.B. An Inspector Calls. London: Heineman, 1947.
8vo. Original red cloth, titled silver to spine, with printed dust wrapper; pp. viii, , 73; some light wear to dust wrapper, spine with some toning, but overall a very good copy with the bookplate of Donald Arthur Watson to front endpaper.
First edition. An Inspector Calls is a classic of English literature, originally performed in the Soviet Union in 1945, and in London the following year. A damning indictment of Victorian and Edwardian society, the play revolves around the Birling family, who are visited one night by the shadowy Inspector Goole, who questions them about the suicide of a young working class woman.