The Ides of March – A Novel [including a vintage photograph of Thornton Wilder during his visit to Frankfurt, Germany in the year 1957 when he accepted the german literary Prize “Friedenspreis des deutschen Buchhandels”].
First Edition (Letters M – W). New York, Harper & Brothers, 1948. Octavo. VIII, 246 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector’s mylar. Very good condition with only minor signs of external wear. The dustjacket price-clipped and slightly frayed only. Small sticker of former owner on pastedown: “Mrs. Raymond Ziesmer – Appletree Farm, Julian, California”. The excellent photograph measures 17,5 cm x 23,5 cm. The original and rare press-photograph is titled on the back and the story of the picture is told: (Translates:) “….Thornton Wilder arrived on the 11th of September 1957 on the airport in Frankfurt…On August 6th 1957 he received the “Peace-price of the german Bookseller Association in the Paulskirche [Frankfurt]”.