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2 x 2 = 5: A Comedy in Four Acts

2 x 2 = 5: A Comedy in Four Acts

by WIED, Gustav; Ernest Boyd and Holger Koppel, trans

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New York: Nicholas L. Brown, 1923. First English Language Edition. Octavo (19.25cm.); original grey paper-covered boards, printed paper spine label; 146pp. Board extremities unevenly toned, small paper flaw to spine, else Very Good, interior fine. Danish satirical play first produced in 1906 as Ranke Viljer.
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The Absentee: A Comedy in Four Acts [...] Based on Maria Edgeworth's Novel of the Same Name...

The Absentee: A Comedy in Four Acts [...] Based on Maria Edgeworth's Novel of the Same Name [Limited Edition, Signed]

by MOORE, Marianne, play; Maria Edgeworth, novel

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New York: House of Books, 1962. First Edition. Limited to 300 copies of which this is no. 75. Slim 12mo (19.5cm.); original blue gilt-lettered cloth, glassine dust jacket; [2],vi,88pp. Spine a hint cocked, light wear to bottom fore-edge corner of upper jacket panel, else Near Fine. Signed by Moore on colophon. ABBOTT A19.
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Accent on Youth and White Man: Two Plays

Accent on Youth and White Man: Two Plays

by RAPHAELSON, Samson

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New York: Samuel French, 1935. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19.5cm); vertically-ribbed green cloth boards and black cloth backstrip, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; red topstain; deckle edges; dustjacket; xiv,[8],9-223pp. Spine ends gently pushed, light rubbing to the gilt titles, with a few faint, partial ring marks on front cover; Very Good+. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), edgeworn, gently sunned and dust-soiled, with a 1" loss at crown (affecting two words in the title), and several smaller losses at heel and corners; just Very Good. Author of The Jazz Singer. *Accent on Youth* was the basis for three films: the first directed by Wesley Ruggles (1935) starring Astrid Allwyn and Lon Chaney, Jr.; *Mr. Music* (1950) directed by Richard Haydn, starring Bing Crosby, Nancy Olson and Charles Coburn; and *But Not for Me* (1959) directed by Walter Lang, starring Clark Gable, Carroll Baker, Lilli Palmer and Lee J. Cobb.
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Acting Version of Henry W. Savage's Production of Everywoman, Her Pilgrimage in Quest of Love: A...

Acting Version of Henry W. Savage's Production of Everywoman, Her Pilgrimage in Quest of Love: A Modern Morality Play

by BROWNE, Walter

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New York: H.K. Fly Company Publishers, 1908, but 1911. First Edition. Octavo (18.75cm.); original green gilt-lettered cloth; [4],121pp.; photographic frontispiece, 7 leaves of photographic stills. Light shelf wear, mid-20th century ownership bookplate to front pastedown, else Near Fine. Illustrated with stills from the original (1911) production, starring Laura Nelson Hall, Sarah Cowell Le Moyne, and Patricia Collinge.
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The Admirable Crichton

The Admirable Crichton

by BARRIE, J.M. (play); THOMSON, Hugh (illustrations)

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London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914. First U.K. Trade Edition. Thick quarto; crimson cloth, with titling and elaborative decorations stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; viii, 236pp; illus. + 20 hand-tipped color plates. Some trivial wear to board edges, offsetting to endpapers, with old, shallow dampstain to right edge of text; Very Good+. Basis for Lewis Gilbert's 1957 British comedy film of the same name, starring Kenneth More, Diane Cilento, Cecil parker and Sally Ann Howes.
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Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis. Illustrated

Adventures and Letters of Richard Harding Davis. Illustrated

by DAVIS, Richard Harding; Charles Belmont Davis, ed

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1917. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Red cloth, titled in gilt on spine and front cover; x,417pp; gravure portrait frontispiece and 27 unnumbered leaves of photographic plates (halftones). Minor rubbing to board edges; still a tight, clean copy, Very Good or better, lacking the scarce dustwrapper. Posthumously-published selection of autobiographical sketches, travel vignettes, and news stories by the prominent American journalist, playwright and novelist, edited and introduced by his brother Charles Belmont Davis.
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Adventures in the Skin Trade. A Play from the Novel by Dylan Thomas

Adventures in the Skin Trade. A Play from the Novel by Dylan Thomas

by [DYLAN THOMAS] SINCLAIR, Andrew

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London: J.M. Dent & Co, 1967. First Edition. Octavo. Black cloth, titled in silver on spine; dustjacket; 89pp. Tight, Near Fine copy in slightly rubbed but unclipped dustwrapper, Very Good.
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After The Fall: A Play

After The Fall: A Play

by MILLER, Arthur

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New York: Viking Press, 1964. First Trade Edition. First Printing. Octavo (22cm); vertical-patterned paper and dark red cloth-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 129, [5]pp. Lower right corner of front board gently tapped, else Near Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped dustjacket, with some trivial wear and dustiness.
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Ah, Wilderness! [Limited Edition, Signed]
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Ah, Wilderness! [Limited Edition, Signed]

by O'NEILL, Eugene

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New York: Random House, 1933. First Edition. Limited Issue, one of 325 numbered copies specially bound and signed by the author, this being copy no.68. Octavo (25.25cm); navy blue calf, with leather labels titled in gilt on spine; top edge gilt; [14],15-159,[1]pp. Light wear to spine and extremities, rougher patch of wear to upper edge and corner of rear board; contents clean, with hinges sound; Very Good+, lacking the original slipcase, but with a later slipcase supplied. O'Neill's only comedic play, basis for Clarence Brown's 1935 film adaptation, starring Wallace Beery, Lionel Barrymore, and Aline MacMahon. ATKINSON A33-I-1.b.
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Alien Corn

Alien Corn

by HOWARD, Sidney

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1933. First Edition. Octavo (19.75cm.); original cloth, white printed paper spine label, white photo-illustrated dust jacket; xii,189pp. Very tiny soil spot to upper jacket panel else a Near Fine copy. Lesser-known play first produced by and starring Katharine Cornell. Howard is best known for writing the screenplay Gone With the Wind (1940).
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All Is Not Lost

All Is Not Lost

by ADETUYI, V. Tai

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Ibadan: Adekile Goodwill Grammar School, [1973]. First Edition. Octavo (20.5cm.); original blue and black staplebound wrappers lettered in yellow and white; 49pp. Fine. Imprint on upper cover: Ilesanmi Press Ltd., Ilesa. 5-act play set in a polygamous home in Nigeria. Unlocated in OCLC as of September, 2015.
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All Over: A Play [Signed Bookplate Laid-in]
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All Over: A Play [Signed Bookplate Laid-in]

by ALBEE, Edward

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New York: Atheneum, 1971. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); black cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine, and author's name embossed onto front cover; gray topstain; dustjacket; [xiv],111,[3]pp. Bookplate signed by the author loosely laid in. Two dog-eared corners smoothed-out, else Near Fine in a Near Fine, unclipped dustjacket (priced $5.95), with a 1/2" closed tear at lower front flap fold. The production was filmed for television and aired on 28 April 1976 on WNET Channel 13 in New York.
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All That Fall

All That Fall

by BECKETT, Samuel

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New York: Grove Press, Inc, 1957. First Edition. Holiday Issue. Octavo (20.25cm); glossy pictorial wrappers; [iv],59,[1]pp. Mild surface wear, touch of dust-soil, and subtle yellowing to wrapper extremities, with some dust-soil to upper edge of textblock; contents clean; Very Good+. FEDERMAN & FLETCHER 34.03.
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Amaco

Amaco

by FLAVIN, Martin

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New York: Samuel French, 1932. First Edition. Octavo. Cloth-backed boards; dustjacket; 141pp. Mild wear, still Near Fine in the original printed dustjacket with remainder price stamped on front panel; small losses at extremities, spine slightly darkened; Very Good. Stage play in seven "Episodes." A parable of the growth of American industry, told from the point of view of an Irish slag-dumper who rises to the presidency of a giant machine plant. Flavin won the 1944 Pulitzer Prize for his novel "Journey in the Dark.
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The American Dream [Inscribed to Herb Yellin]
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The American Dream [Inscribed to Herb Yellin]

by ALBEE, Edward

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New York: Coward-McCann, 1961. First Edition. First printing. Inscribed to collector and publisher Herb Yellin (Lord John Press) on title page, undated. Small octavo (21cm). Green cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 93pp. A fine copy in crisp, clean dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $2.50 on front flap), very Near Fine. Exemplary copy of this early Albee play, inscribed (probably at a later date, though the inscription is undated) to Herb Yellin, noted collector and publisher, proprietor of The Lord John Press.
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Anathema! Litanies of Negation [Limited Edition, Signed]

Anathema! Litanies of Negation [Limited Edition, Signed]

by DE CASSERES, Benjamin; Eugene O'Neill, foreword

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New York: Gotham Book Mart, 1928. First Edition. Limited to 1250 copies of which this is no. 669. Slim octavo (24.5cm.); original parchment-backed gilt-lettered boards, glassine dust jacket and paper-covered slipcase; xi,[1],44pp. Chipping with shallow losses along jacket extremities, the whole a bit yellowed; Fine in About Very Good jacket and Near Fine slipcase. Signed by De Casseres on colophon. ATKINSON B9.
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The Angel that Troubled the Waters and Other Plays [Limited Edition, Signed]

The Angel that Troubled the Waters and Other Plays [Limited Edition, Signed]

by WILDER, Thornton

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New York: Coward-McCann, 1928. First Edition. Limited to 775 copies of which this is no. 222. Octavo (24.5cm.); original boards in blue unadorned dust jacket; [2],xvi,[17]-149,[2]pp.; plain photographic portrait frontispiece, title page ruled in blue, blue decorative endpapers. Jacket spine a bit darkened, else Fine. Signed by the author on limitation page.
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The Angel that Troubled the Waters and Other Plays [Limited Edition, Signed by the Publisher]

The Angel that Troubled the Waters and Other Plays [Limited Edition, Signed by the Publisher]

by WILDER, Thornton

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New York: Coward-McCann, 1928. First Edition. Limited to 2000 copies of which this is no. 346. Small octavo (19.5cm.); original cloth-backed boards, cream pictorial dust jacket printed in red and blue; [2],149pp. Jacket spine toned, a few tiny chips and short closed tears, none affecting text; Fine in Very Good or better jacket, better than usually seen. Signed by the publisher on colophon.
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The Antiphon

The Antiphon

by BARNES, Djuna

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London: Faber and Faber, 1958. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (23cm). Original heliotrope cloth, with light blue dust jacket; plain endpapers; 127pp; publisher's ads to jacket rear and rear flap. A straight, tight copy with light edgewear, foxing to edges of textblock not affecting interior, browning to endpapers, else clean: Very Good. Jacket unclipped (priced 18s), minor browning to spine, flap folds, and front edges, small tear at upper front corner neatly mended with tape to verso, some browning to verso: Very Good. A stylized tragedy about toxic family dynamics by one of the great Modernist writers. MESSERLI 7.
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Around Theatres (2 vols)
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Around Theatres (2 vols)

by BEERBOHM, Max

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New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1930. First American Edition. First printings. Two octavo volumes (23cm). Black cloth-covered boards, titled in gilt on spines and front covers; dustjackets; 1-380; 381-747,[14]pp. Early ownership signature to each front endpaper, else tight and Near Fine in slightly spine-darkened dustwrappers and board slipcase. Slipcase has been reinforced at joints with cloth tape. Beerbohm's collected theatre writings from the Saturday Review, beginning in 1898 when he took over as the magazine's theatre columnist from Bernard Shaw. An attractive set.
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