Boston: Little Brown and Company, 1915. 1st Edition. 195, [1 (blank)] pp. 8vo. 7-9/16" x 5". Red cloth binding with gilt stamped lettering to spine & gilt facsimile author signature to front board. Slight lean. Modest shelfwear. Very Good. Item #42449
Clyde Fitch was an American dramatist, generally acknowledged as the most popular writer for the Broadway stage of his time (fl. 1890-1909). Fitch was the first American playwright to be taken seriously, at one time simultaneously having five plays running on Broadway.
The producing duo of Wagenhals and Colin Kemper opened The Woman in the Case on Broadway at the Herald Square Theatre on January 31, 1905. Blanche Walsh starred as Margaret Rolfe, while Robert Drouet played Julian Rolfe. The play ran for 89 performances.
This is the first book publication of the work, which OCLC records as held by only 3 institutions (LC, Northwestern, Brown).