Hard Cover. New York and London: Harper & Brothers, 1921. Very Good.
Early edition. Publisher's black cloth lettered in gilt to front board and spine. About very good with some light soiling to boards and rubbing to extremities, gilt darkened particularly to spine, some toning and spotting to the interior, contemporary gift inscription to front free endpaper. Millay wrote The Lamp and the Bell for the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Vassar College Alumni Association and dedicated the play to fellow members of the Class of 1917. The play was performed at Vassar in June 1921 and featured an all-female cast of Vassar alumnae playing both male and female roles. Specifically, The Lamp and the Bell tells the story of two stepsisters whose friendship is threatened by a male suitor.