New York: Putman, 1951.
First Edition. Hardcover. Signed by Author. Sneider, Vern. THE TEAHOUSE OF THE AUGUST MOON. Inscribed. New York: Putnam, 1951. 8vo., 282pp. First edition, first issue. Author's First Novel. A near fine copy in a very good dustwrapper [quite uncommon] with a bit of professional mending to the extremities showing modest wear. Inscribed by Sneider on the dedication page. "With sincerest best wishes / and good luck / Vern Sneider / June 11th 1951" A very nice example. The book was subsequently adapted for a play (1953) & film (1956) with the same titles, both written by John Patrick, Staring Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford & Machiko Kyô. In 1970, the Broadway musical Lovely Ladies, Kind Gentlemen by Patrick & Stan Freeman was based on the novel. It depicts the activities of US Army military government officers & personnel in occupied Okinawa during World War II.
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