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Famous First Facts: a record of first happenings, discoveries and inventions in the United States

By Joseph Nathan Kane

New York, New York: H. W. Wilson, 1933. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good -/Without Dustjacket. Octavo, 7 7/8" tall, 757 pages, gilt spine titles, black cloth. A very good minus, sound copy over all with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, spine cloth slightly fraying at top and bottom edgeswith fore-corner tips through to boards; light soiling to the cover cloth, spine slightly canted; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. Without dust jacket.

$16.50

La Flute de Jade : Poesies Chinoises

By Franz Toussaint

Paris, France: G. Kadar, 1922. 39th edition. Original Wraps. Good +. French Language text. 500 copies printed. 16mo, 6" tall, color frontispiece + 160 pages, printed in three colors--orange green and black throughout, stiff printed wraps. A good plus copy overall with moderate exterior wear, spine roughed and darkened, binding solid, text paper moderately yellowed, with some scattered marginal notes throughout.

$7.50

The Divine Tragedy

By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Boston, Massachusetts: James R. Osgood, 1871. Early Printing. Decorative Cloth. Good. Duodecimo, 7" tall, iv + 150 pages, gilt titles on brown blind-stamped cloth. A good clean copy only with general exterior shelf wear overall, fore-corner tips through to boards, top and bottom edges of back strip cloth significantly frayed, decorative brown endpapers are clean but a previous owner's name on the flyleaf, binding solid, paper light to moderately yellowed.

$9.50

The Prometheus Bound of Aeschylus

By Aeschylus; Janet Case (translator)

London, England: J. M. Dent & Sons, 1905. Revised edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good/Without dust jacket. 24mo, 5 1/2" tall, 135 pages with Greek facing English gilt spine titles on decorative brown cloth. A very good, clean, neat, small hard cover edition with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed.

$7.50

Oeuvres de [Jean-Baptiste Poquelin] Moliere ; Tome Sixieme (4); L'Amour Medecin; Le Misanthrope; Le Medecin Malgre Lui; Melicerte; Fragment de Pastorale; Le Sicilien, ou L'Amour Peintre

By J. B. Poquelin de Moliere (Jean-Baptiste)

Paris, France: David l'aine, rue Saint Jacques, 1753. Early Printing. Hardcover--leather. Very good. French text. [part 4 of a larger set--complete unto itself] single vol. 24mo, 5 1/2" tall, 368 pages + 4 plates, leather bound ; very good, clean, small hard cover over all, but all covers are edge worn and back strips badly chipped; internal binding solid, laid paper supple and clean and lightly yellowed with minor scattered foxing. Well worth the cost of binding restoration if not total rebinding.

$25.00

Select Works of James Sheridan Knowles; consisting of his most popular Tales and Dramas, with an Original Notice of his Life and Writings; in two volumes: Vol. I ([one]

By James Sheridan Knowles

Boston, Massachusetts: Carter, Hendee and Co. and Allen and Ticknor, 1833. Early Printing. Disbound. Good/Without dust jacket. Single volume one only: includes memoir of the author, the drama "Virginius, and six stories. 16mo, 6 3/4" tall, 210 pages brown cloth. A good original volume overall, cover worn with significant chipping at the spine, spine canted, cloth color faded and lightly soiled, hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed but scattered foxing throughout. A scarce volume.

$45.00

Shakespeare's HAMLET, Prince of Denmark, a tragedy; the film and the play

By William Shakespeare; Laurence Olivier (forward); edited by Alan Dent; Disigns by Roger Furse

London, England: World Film Publications, 1948. First edition thus. Hardcover--cloth. Very good/Without dust jacket. Quart, 9 3/4" tall, unpaginated (approx. 96 pages plus 32 black and white photo plates from the film), decorative endpapers, maroon cloth. A very good, clean, moderately worn hard cover edition with light exterior soiling, spine rubbed and slightly canted; front hinge cracked but both hinges and binding solid, text paper lightly yellowed, plate pages white. Without dust jacket.

$16.50

Dramatic Bibliography: an annotated list of books on the history and criticism of the Drama and Stage and on the Allied Arts of the Theatre

By Blanch M. Baker; Milton Smith (introduction)

New York, New York: H. W. Wilson, 1933. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good/Without Dustjacket. Quarto, 10 1/4" tall, 320 pages, gilt spine titles, blue cloth. A very good, sound copy over all with moderate shelf wear and rubbing at the corners, light soiling to the cover cloth; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed, some foxing to theendpapers and a previois owner's name penned on front endpaper. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

Die Frau vom Meere; Hedda Gabler; Rosmersholm; Die Wildente [four titles of 'Nordische Bibliothek' bound in one volume]

By Henrik Ibsen

Berlin, Germany: S. Fischer Verlag, 1889 / 1891 / 1887 / 1887. Early Printings. Hardcover--cloth. Good. German text. Single vol. containing four titles. Duodecimo, 7 1/3" tall, 109 + 111 + 103 + 127 pages, marbled endpapers, vellum over marbled boards. A good, clean, neat original hard cover edition overall with generally moderate shelf wear, corners rubbed, light exterior soiling, spine canted ; internal binding solid, half of paper clean but moderaletly yellowed, the second half significantly yellowed.

$16.50

The Skin of Our Teeth [Gujarati translation]

By Thornton Wilder

Ahmedabad, India: Ravani Prakashan Griha, 1965. Reprint. Decorative Boards. Very good/Without dust jacket. Gujarati text. Play won the Pulitzer Prize in 1942. 12mo, 7 1/4" tall, 143 pages. A very good, clean, neat translation with minor shelf wear, binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with slight foxing to the endpapers

$9.50

Bibliographie des Oeuvres de Moliere Publiees au XVIIe Siecle (volume two) [single vol. 2 only]

By A. J. Guibert

Paris, France: du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, 1961. First edition. Hardcover--cloth. Good/Without Dustjacket. French Language Text. This is an ex-university library copy with marking on the cover, endpaper and title page. Octavo, 9 3/4" tall, pages x 449 to 830, gilt titles on red cloth. A good reference copy over all, cover worn with cloth color faded and the spine and one fore-corner tip through to boards, hinges and binding solid, interior otherwise clean and paper just slightly yellowed.

$12.50

Play-Making: a manual of craftsmanship

By William Archer

New York, New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1937. Eighteenth printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very good. Hirschfeld. Originally published in 1912. Octavo. 8 1/3" tall, 419 pages, red-orange cloth. A very good, clean, sturdy hard cover edition over all with minor shelf wear but fading to the cloth color at spine and extremities; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. Without dust jacket.

$12.50

Conklin's Hardy Manual of Useful Information and World's Atlas for . . .(edition of 1888)

By George W. Conklin

Chicago, Illinois: Laird & Lee, 1889. First edition thus. Decorative Cloth. Fair. 32mo, 5" tall, 440 pages, bound with wire side-stitch; black titles flexible decorative red cloth. A fair copy over all, shelf wear and rubbing to the cloth, cover creased, gilt chipping at the top fore-edge; hinges and binding solid, paper yellowed, rear ad pages loose.

$12.50

Menander: the principle fragments : Loeb Classical Library;

By Menander; translated by Francis G. Allinson

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University / William Heinemann, 1930. Early Printing. Decorative Cloth. Very Good. First published in 1921. Greek/English facing pages. 16mo, 6 3/4" tall; xxxi + 540 pages + 8 ads; gilt titles and top fore-edge, green cloth. A very good, clean, neat hard cover set with minor shelf wear and rubbing at the corners; hinges and binding tight, paper lightly yellowed. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

Le Cardinal d'Espagne; piece en trois actes

By Henry de Montherlant

Paris, France: Gallimard, 1960. First edition thus. Original Wraps. Very Good. French Language text, 12mo, 265 pages, stiff white printed wraps. A very good copy overall with moderate exterior wear, spine roughed and darkened, binding solid, text paper cream white.

$7.50

The Wild Duck and Other Plays [Modern Library 307] (Pillars of Society; The Lady from the Sea; Little Eyolf; John Gabriel Borkman; When We Dead Awaken)

By Henrik Ibsen; translated by Eva Le Gallienne

New York, New York: Modern Library, 1961. Reprint. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good/Very Good-. 12mo, 7 1/4" tall, xliii + 499 pages + ads, blue cloth. A very good, clean hard cover edition overall with minor shelf wear, hinges and binding solid, paper slightly yellowed. In a very good (minus) moderately worn dust jacket. This is one of the older ML editions with the sewn signatures and cloth cover, and thus sturdier than later printings.

$8.50

Saint Joan; Major Barbara; Androcles and the Lion [Modern Library 294] complete and unabridged with prefaces

By Bernard Shaw; edited by Bennett Cerf

New York, New York: Modern Library, 1961. Reprint. Hardcover--cloth. Very Good + / Fair. 12mo, 7 1/4" tall, 479 pages + ads, red cloth. A very good plus, clean hard cover edition overall with minor shelf wear, but the bottom cover edge bumped; hinges and binding solid, paper cream white, with a remainder stamp in the front endpaper. In a fair moderately worn partial dust jacket--front panel and flap only--back panel missing. This is one of the older ML editions with the sewn signatures and cloth cover, and thus sturdier than later printings.

$7.50

The Tragedy of King Lear [Penguin B-4]

By William Shakespeare; edited by G.B. Harrison

London, England: Penguin Books, 1949. Reprint. Original Wraps. Very Good. Octavo, 7" tall, 160 pages, stiff black and beige wraps. A very good, clean, neat soft cover edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper moderately yellowed with a previous owner's inscription and the front endpaper, and slight foxing to the top fore-edge.

$4.50

Richard the Second [Penguin B-9]

By William Shakespeare; edited by G.B. Harrison

London, England: Penguin Books, 1955. Reprint. Original Wraps. Very Good. Octavo, 7" tall, 128 pages, stiff black and beige wraps. A very good, clean, neat soft cover edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper moderately yellowed with a previous owner's inscription and the front endpaper, and slight foxing to the top fore-edge.

$4.50

Timon of Athens [Penguin B-29]

By William Shakespeare; edited by G.B. Harrison

London, England: Penguin Books, 1956. Reprint. Original Wraps. Very Good. Octavo, 7" tall, 126 pages, stiff black and beige wraps. A very good, clean, neat soft cover edition with light shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper moderately yellowed with a previous owner's inscription and the front endpaper, and slight foxing to the top fore-edge.

$4.50

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