That Was Balzac: A Play in Eight Episodes with a Prologue is a 1930s play script, here presented in first edition. George Middleton (1880-1967) was an American playwright, director and producer. This play acts as a homage as Middleton delves into Balzac via an extensive study of the autobiographical content of his work and letters.


New York: Random House, 1936. First edition.


Hardback, in dust jacket. 8vo. xiii, 221 pp. Publisher’s bright red cloth, lettered black at spine. Inscribed by the author,  presentation copy.


Condition. Ex-library copy with stamps and scribbles at title-page and rear flyleaf, tape marks at boards and endpapers, hinges cracked but still holding, else bright. A good only copy in taped, chipped and grubby, good dust jacket.


That Was Balzac - George Middleton