WILLIAMS, Tennessee (playwright). 27 Wagons Full of Cotton and Other One-Act Plays. London; John Lehmann. 1949.
8vo. Original pinkish-red linson boards with black panel to spine lettered in gilt, in decorated dustwrapper designed by Val Biro; pp. [iv], v-[viii], 9-192; a near fine, uninscribed copy in a near fine, unclipped dustwrapper (8s 6d) with a little light rubbing.
First UK edition of this collection of eleven short plays including "The Lady of Larkspur Lotion", about the residents of a New Orleans boarding house; "The Last of My Solid Gold Watches", which comprises the memories of a travelling salesman, and "The Strangest Kind of Romance", about a man's romance with his feline companion.
Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) is one of the twentieth century's most celebrated dramatists whose most influential works include The Glass Menagerie; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and A Streetcar Named Desire.