Boston Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, 1913. B&W Photographs. Player's Edition. Pictorial cloth. Three volumes published as One, small 8vo, green cloth with gold lettering on spine and cover, frontispiece and 11 B&W photographs from the drama as illustrations on glossy stock, pictorial cloth with inset photographic panel from the play on front cover, viii, [ix-x] + 617 pages +  Ads. Good + / None. Item #5918
SCARCE edition of this wonderful classic with clean full-page B&W glossy plates from the early play. Solid copy; cover and its inset photographic panel of a woman sitting beneath a tree has some wear. Internally clean with uniformly and rather lightly toned pages as is typical of such paper. Bookplate on front pastedown.
The play illustrated in this scarce edition was written by Marian De Forest from the story by Louisa May Alcott. it was directed by Jessie Bonstelle and Bertram Harrison. It opened at the Playhouse Theater on October 14, 1912 and--after a run of 184 days--closed on March, 1913. The play starred Marie Pavey as Jo; Gertrude Berkeley played Mrs. March; Gladys Huelette was Beth; and Beverly West played Amy.
Little Women by American author Louisa May Alcott (1832–1888), was originally published in two volumes in 1868 and 1869. Alcott wrote the books over several months at the request of her publisher. It follows the four March sisters—Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy—in their passage from childhood to womanhood and is loosely based on the author and her three sisters.