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A Splendid Gypsy : John Drew

By Peggy Wood

New York, New York: E. P. Dutton, 1927. First printing. Hardcover--cloth. Very good -/Without dust jacket. 16mo, 6 1/2" tall, 64 pages, black quarter-cloth over decorative boards. A very good inus, generally clean, sturdy hard cover first edition with moderate exterior shelf wear, rubbing at the corners ; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed with light foxing to the endpapers. Without dust jacket.

$6.50

Five Elizabethan Tragedies: The Oxford World's Classics, 452; Thyestes (Seneca); Gorboduc; The Spanish Tragedy; Arden of Feversham; A Woman Killed with Kindness

By A. K. McIlwraith, editor; Jasper Heywood, Thomas Norton and Thomas Sackville, Thomnas Kyd, Anonymous, Thomas Heywood

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press , 1957. Reprint. Decorative Cloth. Very good/Good. Sextodecimo, 6" tall, xx + 400 pages, decorative blue cloth, thin paper, sewn binding, gilt spine titles. A very good, generally clean, neat, sturdy hard cover edition with minor shelf wear over all; hinges and binding solid, paper cream white, BUT with pencilled notes and annotations scattered throughout and the front endpaper corner clipped. In a good, moderately worn dust jacket, price clipped. This is a well bound, compact, 'World's Classics' series edition, perfect for the pocket, and will hold up to many more readings in the future.

$9.50

Eighteenth Century Comedy: The Oxford World's Classics, 292; The Beaux Stratagem; The Conscious Lovers; The Beggar's Opera; The Tragedy of Tragedies, or the Life and Death of Tom Thumb the Great; She stoops to Conquer

By W. D. Taylor, editor; George Farquhar, Richard Steele, John Gay, Henry Fielding, Oliver Goldsmith

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press , 1950. Reprint. Decorative Cloth. Very good/Without dust jacket. Ex-college library copy with markings to the fore-edges. Sextodecimo, 6" tall, xxvii + 414 pages, decorative blue cloth, thin paper, sewn binding, gilt spine titles. A very good, generally clean, neat, sturdy hard cover edition with minor shelf wear, spine cloth color faded, hinges and binding solid, paper cream white with a number '2' penned on the front endopaper. Without dust jacket. This is a well bound, compact, 'World's Classics' series edition, perfect for the pocket, and will hold up to many more readings in the future.

$8.50

Six Plays by Contemporaries of Shakespeare: The World's Classics, cxcix (199).

By Wheeler, C. M., editor; contributors include Thomas Dekker, John Webster, Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, John Webster, Philip Massinger.

Oxford, England: Oxford University Press , 1964. Reprint. Decorative Cloth. Very good/Without dust jacket. Sextodecimo, 6" tall, x + 595 pages + 8 pages of ads, decorative green cloth, thin paper, sewn binding, gilt spine titles. A verye, clean, neat, sturdy hard cover edition with moderate shelf wear and rubbing, slight fraying started at top and bottom of the spine cloth; hinges and binding solid, paper lightly yellowed. Without dust jacket. This is a well bound, compact, 'World's Classics' series edition, perfect for the pocket, and will hold up to many more readings in the future.

$9.50

Bamboche / THE PLAYBILL: October 22, 1962 ; Vol. 6, No. 43 ; 54th Street Theatre ; starring Katherine Dunham, Vanoye Aikens, Robert Guillaume et al

By Katherine Dunham (director)

New York, New York: Playbill , 1962. First edition. Magazine. Very Good. Play opened October 22, 1962. Octavo, 9 " tall, wire saddle stitch, pamphlet style magazine with stiff pictorial wraps, 46 pages listed but many not present. Some pages skipped BUT nothing is apparently removed. All show production information present. Editorial filler was commonly dropped from this giveaway publication when insufficient advertising was sold to warrant cost. An original theatre program in very good condition with little wear, but light yellowing to paper. One additional ad page laid in.Contains many advertisements for current shows, automobiles, hotels, etc.

$9.50

The Old Glory; Three Plays: Endecott and the Red Cross; My Kinsman, Major Molineux; and Benito Cereno

By Robert Lowell; introduction by Robert Brustein; notes by Jonathan Miller

New York, New York: Farrar Straus & Giroux, 1965. First printing. Decorative Cloth. Near fine/Very good. Octavo, 8 1/2" tall, 194 pages, black cloth. Illustrated with photographs of production. A near fine, clean hardcover first edition with minor shelf wear; hinges and binding tight, paper white. In a very good, lightly edgeworn dust jacket, with original price present.

$8.50

Sophocles I: Three Tragedies:  Oedipus Rex ( the King); Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone
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Sophocles I: Three Tragedies: Oedipus Rex ( the King); Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone

By Sophocles; translated by David Grene & Richard Lattimore

New York, New York: University of Chicago Press, 1991. Second edition, later printing. Original Wraps. Very good. English text. First published in 1939. Octavo, 8" tall; 212 pages stiff illustrated wraps. A very good, clean, neat soft cover with minor shelf wear; binding tight, paper white.

$6.50

Sophocles :  The Oedipus Cycle:  Oedipus Rex ( the King); Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone
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Sophocles : The Oedipus Cycle: Oedipus Rex ( the King); Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone

By Sophocles; translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald

New York, New York: Harcourt , 1977. Later printing. Original Wraps. Fine. English text. First published in 1939. Octavo, 8" tall; 257 pages stiff illustrated wraps. A fine, clean, neat soft cover with little shelf wear;binding tight, paper white.

$7.50

"Eugenia": ON STAGE [Boston] program week of December 24, 1956: Plymouth Theatre / Tallulah Bankhead, with Jay Barney, Robert Duke, Tom Ellis, Reynold Evans, June Hunt, Irma Hurley, Anne Meacham et al

By Randolph Carter (author) based on Henry James; Herbert Machiz (director)

New York, New York: Jerome Press, 1956. First edition thus. Magazine. Near fine. Original Cast. Opened on Broadway January 30, 1957, closed February 9, 1957, closed June 9, 1945. 12 performances. Octavo, 9 " tall, pages, 10 pages (stated. Wire saddle stitch, pamphlet style magazine with pictorial wraps. An original theatre program in near fine, lightly worn condition, clean, paper lightly yellowed. Contains many advertisements for current shows, automobiles, hotels, etc.

$9.50

Foolish Notion: THE PLAYBILL: Martin Beck Theatre / Tallulah Bankhead, in Phip Barry's Foolish Notion with Henry Hull, Donald Cook, Aubrey Mather

By Philip Barry (author); John C. Wilson (director)

New York, New York: Playbill , 1961. Early Printing. Magazine. Very good. Original Cast. Opened March 13, 1945, closed June 9, 1945. 104 performances. Octavo, 9 " tall, pages, 24 pages (stated. Wire saddle stitch, pamphlet style magazine with pictorial wraps. An original theatre program in very good moderately worn condition over all but a 1" tear at the top of the spine fold, a very short fore-edge tear, and slight marginal cover stains with a small chip to the bottom fore-edge, interior generally clean, paper lightly yellowed. Contains many advertisements for current shows, automobiles, hotels, etc. Plus two original ticket stubs from the March 14th show.

$12.50

Plays: The Importance of Being Earnest; Lady Windermere's Fan; A Women of No Importance; An Ideal Husband; Salome; The Duchess of Padua, Vera, or the Nihilists; A Florentine Tragedy, La Sainte Courtisane

By Oscar Wilde; introduction by Tyrone Guthrie

London, England: Collins (Clear-Type Press), 1963. Reprint. Faux Leather. Near Fine. Originally published in 1880 and 1908. 12mo, 7 1/4" tall, 448 pages, blue faux leather. A near fine, clean, neat flex-hard cover with light shelf wear; hinge and binding tight, paper cream white, with a previous owner's name-plate on the front endpaper and name penned on the front fly-leaf. Without dust jacket.

$9.50

John Dryden: Four Comedies (Curtain Playwrights)

By John Dryden; L. A. Beaurline Fred Bowers, R. C. Bald (editors)

Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 1967. First edition thus. Hardcover--cloth. Very good/very good. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, ix + 367 pages, blue cloth. A very good, clean, hardcover first edition with minor shelf wear and light rubbing at the corners, hinges and binding tight, paper cream white, but light foxing and soiling to the fore-edge, and a previous owner's name on the front endpaper. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket with the original price.

$9.50

John Dryden: Four Tragedies (Curtain Playwrights)

By John Dryden; L. A. Beaurline Fred Bowers, R. C. Bald (editors)

Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 1967. First edition thus. Hardcover--cloth. Very good/very good. Octavo, 9 1/2" tall, ix + 412 pages, blue cloth. A very good, clean, hardcover first edition with minor shelf wear and light rubbing at the corners, hinges and binding tight, paper cream white, but light foxing and soiling to the fore-edge, and a previous owner's name on the front endpaper. In a very good, moderately worn dust jacket with the original price.

$9.50

Hair: the Amerian Tribal Love Rock Musical : a music based upon the Gospel According to St. Matthew [Souvenir programme]

By Galt MacDermot (music ); Gerome Ragni & James Rado (book & lyrics); Tom O'Horgan (director), et al

New York, New York: Natoma Productions, 1969. First edition thus. Pictorial folio. Very Good. This programme was published after the production went 'big time.' It appears to be a celebration of all the various international production companies. Quarto, 11" tall , 20 gloss pages in two color throughout, wire saddle stitch, stiff pictorial wraps. A very good, generally clean, neat programme over all with moderate exterior wear, single color images clean and bright; binding solid Does not include full cast information other that the production staff (first names are give to caption pictures).

$7.50

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

By W. J. Macqueen Pope [Walter James]

London, England: W. H. Allen, 1945. First edition. Hardcover. Good/good -. Octavo, 8 2/3" tall, 350 pages, gray quarter cloth over illustrated boards. A good, sturdy hard cover first edition with significant shelf wear, spine cloth rubbed at top and bottom edges, fore-corners through to boards; hinges and binding solidt, paper lightly yellowed but with some scattered foxing primarily at the endpapers and fore-edges. In a good edge chipped dust jacket with price clipped and a piece ton from the top flap fold. Still a good reading copy.

$7.50

THE PLAYBILL, a weekly magazine for theatregoers: November 16, 1959 / volume 3, number 46 / The Sound of Music/ Lunt-Fontanne Theatre / starring Mary Martin, Theodore Bikel, Patricia Neway, Kurt Kasnar, Marion Marlowe, et al.

By Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse (authors); Richard Rodgers (music); Oscar Hammerstein 2nd (lyrics); Vincent J. Donehue (director)

New York, New York: Playbill , 1959. First edition thus. Magazine. Very Good. (Please note page discrepancy--sold as is). Octavo, 9 " tall, 48 pages stated (but not all are present), wire saddle stitch, pamphlet style magazine with stiff pictorial wraps. (minus pages 1-4, and 7-13 and corresponding pages 41-46 and 49-52, as well as center pages 25 to 28--BUT nothing is apparently removed and no information about this show is missing, though unrelated editorial material may not be present. Other issues have been noted as having more pages present. It is suggested by some authorities that editorial filler pages were often left out during this period if insufficient advertising were sold). This was the original issuance opening night of a new production and not yet a hit. This is the original theatre program in near fine condition with little edge wear, slight yellowing to paper. Play opened November 16, 1959 and closed June 15th 1963. Contains many advertisements for current shows, automobiles, hotels, etc.

$35.00

"Susan and God" ; [ PLAYBILL] ; Shubert Theatre / February 13, 1939 / starring Gertrude Lawrence, Paul McGrath

By Rachel Crothers (authors); Peter Dews (director); John Golden (producer)

Boston, Massachusetts: Playbill , 1972. First edition thus. Magazine. Very Good. A programe published by the Shubert Theatre itself. This was the Boston roadshow after the Broadway run in which Lawrence also starred. Octavo, 8 1/3 " tall, 12 pages, wire saddle stitch, pamphlet style magazine with stiff pictorial wraps. An original theatre program in very good condition with light edge wear, slight yellowing to paper. Contains many advertisements for current shows, automobiles, hotels, etc.

$6.50

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

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

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