CRONIN, A[rchibald] J[oseph]

Jupiter laughs.   Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1940

8vo. [vi], 160 pp. Blue publisher's cloth with paper spine label, in original gray, red and blue dust-jacket (dust-jacket slightly sunned at spine and edges, a tiny chip at head of spine, else fine). $150.00

First edition of Cronin's foray into drama. This play was first produced in Glasgow at the King's Theatre, starring Henry Longhurst, Catherine Lacey and James Mason. The storyline loosely echoes the circumstances under which Cronin met his wife Agnes Mary Gibson, herself a doctor planning to become a medical missionary.

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