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    Regina: I hope you die. I hope you die soon. (Smiles)
    I'll be waiting for you to die. - Act II

    Lillian Hellman. The Little Foxes. New York: Random House, [1939]. First edition, first printing. Random House Play series. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper to Herman [Shumlin], Hellman's theatrical mentor, producer of several of her plays, and one time lover. One of Hellman's most successful plays, later adapted by her for the screen in the 1941 film directed by William Wyler and starring Bette Davis and Dan Duryea, who reprised his role of Leo Hubbard from the play's original Broadway run. Publisher's grey cloth with black and gilt stamping on front cover and spine, top edge grey. In original printed dust jacket. Housed in book-style, half leather, clam shell box with five raised bands, gilt lettered leather title label and decorations in compartments. Inset artwork on front cover. Ex-libris bookplate of Donald G. Drapkin with interlocking "DGD" on inside of book box. Binding lightly rubbed, cloth soiled and darkened; front pastedown surface paper split along hinge, minor discolorations and few small stains to endpapers, bookseller's pencil marks on rear endpapers, title page with a corner bend and tear. Dust jacket with edge and fold wear, small fold separations, tears at the edges and in the author's name on the spine panel, some paper losses at the edges, and light smudges. Very good. From the collection of Donald Carter.

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