Aldrich, Thomas Bailey MERCEDES: A Drama in Two Acts
Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1894. First separate edition, revised from its appearance in MERCEDES, AND LATER LYRICS (1884). Hardcover. Tiny inked ''45'' to copyright page, else a sharp, clean, very good plus copy in blue binding with gilt titles, decoration; no dust jacket. Tipped into the page facing the title-page is a vintage photo of the doorway to Aldrich's home in Boston.
The poet's drama of the tragic love between a French soldier and a Spanish peasant, set in 1810; in the revised version, as performed at Palmer's Theatre with Maurice Barrymore and Julia Arthur. The play was first published in The Century in July 1884.