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Easton Press, Thornton Wilder "The Matchmaker" Leather Bound Collector's Edition
Easton Press, Thornton Wilder  "The Matchmaker" Leather Bound Collector's Edition


 
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A wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that are not bumped. Tight and square spine. Unread book. No attached bookplates or indication of any removed.

  $99.00
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Edition: Easton Press (1990)
Binding: Leather Bound (Full genuine leather)
Illustrator: Limited Edition
Dimensions: 11.4"x11"x1.8"


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Product Code: EP5067

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  • Illustrated Color Frontispiece by Ellen Farley


Easton Press, Norwalk CT. 1990 Thornton Wilder "The Matchmaker" Limited Edition

Farce / Casting: 9m, 7f / Interior Scenery

A certain old merchant of Yonkers is so rich in 1800 that he decides to take a wife. He employs a matchmaker a woman who subsequently becomes involved with two of his menial clerks, assorted young and lovely ladies, and the headwaiter at an expensive restaurant where this swift farce runs headlong into a hilarious complications. After everyone gets straightened out romantically and has his heart's desire, the merchant finds himself affianced to the astute matchmaker herself. He who was so shrewd in business is putty in the hands of Dolly Levi. He is fooled by apprentices in a series of hilarious hide and seek scenes, and finally has all his bluster explode in his face.

Loud, slap dash and uproarious ... extraordinarily original and funny. - The New York Times

Rolls along merrily and madly and the customers are convulsed. - N.Y. Journal American.

The lines of Wilder are so often brilliant, sage, and witty. - N.Y. Daily News

About the author

Thornton Niven Wilder (April 17, 1897 – December 7, 1975) was an American playwright and novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey and for the two plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth—and a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day.[

Features
Includes all the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations


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