The Hand of the Potter / by Theodore Dreiser. A Tragedy in Four Acts.
- Other records:
- New York : Boni and Liveright, 1918.
209,  p. ; 20 cm.
- Murder -- Drama.
Trials (Murder) -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
New York (N.Y.) -- History -- 1898-1951 -- Drama.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York.
- Half-title page has list of "Books by Theodore Dreiser" on verso.
"Copyright, 1918, by Boni & Liveright, Inc."
Although printed in 1918, not published until 20 September 1919--Cf. Pizer.
Price from dust-jacket: $1.25 Net.
Beige linen spine with paper label lettered in green; light green boards lettered in dark green on front cover. Green endpapers.
- Local notes:
- Culture Class Collection copy 1 is an early printed copy in beige wrapper with paper label pasted on cover with beige and green dust-jacket.
Culture Class Collection copy 1 inscribed to "For Bo (Rosie Bo) the very first copy just to gether. A better one comes later. For slavery in getting it finally in shape. D. Aug 15, 1918, New York".
Culture Class Collection copy 1 has bookplate of Estelle Williams.
Culture Class Collection copy 1 half-title page has no advertisements on verso.
Culture Class Collection copy 1 has newspaper review of the play laid in.
Culture Class Collection copy 1 has leaflet [4 p.] from "The Provincetown Players, Eighth Season, 1921-1922 The Second Bill, Dec. 5th-Dec. 18th Inclusive" listing the cast of "The Hand of the Potter" laid in.
Culture Class Collection copies 2 and 4 have unopened leaves.
Culture Class Collection copy 3 has blue linen spine.
Culture Class Collection copy 3 has marginal marks.
Dreiser copy 1 has note "This book was used by Mr. Dreiser when the play was produced by the Provincetown Players (in the early 20's)" pasted on the half-title page.
Dreiser copy 1 has the autograph of Theodore Dreiser.
Dreiser copy 1 has page numbers for the beginning of the acts and sketches of the stage designs on the preliminary pages.
Dreiser copy 1 has underlines, marginal marks and stage directions in pencil and numerous cuts in the dialogue marked by red and black pencil.
Dreiser copy 1 has the autograph of David Julian Russell.
Dreiser copy 2 has dust-jacket retained.
Dreiser copy 2 is inscribed to Helen Dreiser by the author Sept. 1919.
- Penn Provenance:
- Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 (autograph) (Culture Class Collection copy 1)
Williams, Estelle (bookplate) (Culture Class Collection copy 1)
Butcher, Myrtle (donor) (RBC LC copy)
Russell, David Julian (autograph) (Dreiser copy 1)
Dreiser, Helen Patges, d. 1955 (inscription) (Dreiser copy 2)
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 (autograph) (Dreiser copies 1 & 2)
- Penn Chronology:
- Cited in:
- Pizer, D. Dreiser, A19-2
- Library of Theodore Dreiser (University of Pennsylvania)
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
American Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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