Carolina Folk Plays: Second Series. Edited with an Introduction on Making a Folk Theatre. Thomas Wolfe, Frederick Henry Koch.

Thomas Wolfe's first book appearance

Carolina Folk Plays: Second Series. Edited with an Introduction on Making a Folk Theatre.

New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1924.

First edition. Thomas Wolfe's first appearance in a book, following the separate publication of his "Crisis in Industry." 8 photographic illustrations including one which shows Wolfe portraying Buck Gavin, two woodcuts by J.J. Lankes and another by Mary De B. Graves. xxxiv, 173, [8, ads] pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Thomas Wolfe's first book appearance. Original buckram, lettered in green. Fine in pictorial cream dust jacket, with small loss on top of front panel, with price change on front cover from $1.75 to $2.00. In blue cloth box and chemise. Preston p. 59; Seven Gables Bookshop "More First Books" 293. Item #225703

Contains Thomas Clayton Wolfe's first play. Written for his dramatic writing course, the "Carolina Playmakers" taught by Frederick H. Koch. When it was produced in March 15 and 16, 1919 Wolfe played the hero, and with a photo of Wolfe in this role as Buck Gavin. Plays by Elizabeth A. Lay, Lucy M. Cobb, Erma and Paul Green and Frances Gray are included as is an appendix of a selected bibliography and list of productions of the "Carolina Playmakers" and a selected bibliography of "The Dakota Playmakers."

Inscribed by Frederick H. Koch Raleigh 1924 on the front free-endpapers.

Price: $600.00 Free International Delivery