New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1928. 8th Printing. Pictorial cloth. SIGNED by the Author on the half title, 8vo, gray cloth with black lettering and black stamped delineation of St. Peter's basilica on front cover, archival mylar-protected pictorial dust jacket (unclipped) with stylized (woodblock?) depiction of St. Peter's & bridge, publisher's gray page tops, 230 pages. Very Good / Good. Item #5546
Thornton Niven Wilder (1897 – 1975) was an American playwright and prominent novelist. He won three Pulitzer Prizes—for the novel The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927), and for the plays Our Town and The Skin of Our Teeth — plus a U.S. National Book Award for the novel The Eighth Day.
Author's debut novel, THE CABALA, was first published in 1926. Though this is a later printing, to have the author's SIGNATURE in his first novel is Very Special. Also, given its early date, to have so bright, clean, and nearly complete a pictorial dust jacket is remarkable. The dj has some wear and light soil plus chipping mainly along its spine.