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Balloon: a Poetical Comedy in Three Acts

Inscription on page 1 of Balloon, circa 1929

Carbon typescript of Balloon, a Poetical Comedy in Three Acts. The first page contains the holographic inscription: "Early version of Balloon, my own typing. For the Thomas Wood Stevens Collection, a tribute to a valued friendship, Padraic Colum." The play is set at the Dadaelus Hotel in Nagalapolis, changed to Megalapolis in the published version, and is a satire of industrial society.