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cover of The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces (7 vols - complete)

The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Collected Plays with their Prefaces (7 vols - complete)

by SHAW, George Bernard

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Published
1970-74
Edition
First Thus
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$400.00

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London: Max Reinhardt, 1970-74. First Thus. Seven small octavo volumes. Uniform red cloth; dustjackets; deep red top-stain; 803,1051,913,1019,807,991,854pp. First printings; uniformly fine, in lightly aged dustwrappers. Neat ownership signature and engraved bookplate of James G. Mead to each volume.
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cover of Collected Plays

Collected Plays

by O'CASEY, Sean

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Published
1949-51
Edition
First Edition
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$200.00

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London: Macmillan, 1949-51. First Edition. 12mo (20.5cm). 4 volumes in red cloth, titled in gilt, with grey and white dust jackets; I: [vi],314pp; II: [vi],354pp; III: [vi],274pp; [vi],294pp. Bookplate of James Withrow Ewing in each volume. Straight copies pushed at heads and tails, ownership marks to front free endpapers effaced: Very Good. Jackets of vols. I-II price-clipped, vols III-IV… Read more
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cover of Doomsday Circus

Doomsday Circus

by BASSHE, Emjo

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Published
1938
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$125.00

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New York: Contemporary Play Publications, 1938. Octavo (20cm). Publisher's brown cloth, titled in dullt gilt, with red dust jacket; 133pp; list of other titles to jacket rear flap. 1939 ink ownership inscription on f.f.e.p. Straight, tight, lightly rubbed, darkened at top edge, minor discoloration to endpapers, else clean: Very Good. Jacket unclipped (priced $2.00), lightly rubbed, faded at extremities… Read more
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Last Operas and Plays. Edited and with an Introduction by Carl Van Vechten

by STEIN, Gertrude

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Published
1949
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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New York: Rinehart & Co, 1949. First Edition. Octavo (22cm); orange cloth hardcover, stamped in gilt and black on spine; dustjacket; xix,[1]-480pp. About fine, in the original dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $5.00 on front flap), lightly rubbed at folds with a few small chips to extremities, a shade darkened on spine panel; Very Good. A posthumous publication, collecting nineteen works… Read more
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New York: Brentano's, 1907. First American Edition. Octavo (19.5cm). Green cloth bindings with paper labels on spine titled in black and green; deckle edges and uncut pages; 447pp.; 466pp. Light rubbing with spine ends pushed on both volumes; paper labels are chipped and slightly toned and faded; top edges dust soiled; Very Good. Housed in a later custom cloth… Read more
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Around Theatres (2 vols)

by BEERBOHM, Max

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Published
1930
Edition
First American Edition
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$75.00

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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. … Read more
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cover of Dulcy: a Comedy in Three Acts

Dulcy: a Comedy in Three Acts

by KAUFMAN, George S. and Marc Connelly (Booth Tarkington, introd)

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Published
1921
Edition
First Edition
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$100.00

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New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1921. First Edition. First commercial printing. Octavo (20cm). Printed paper-covered boards with cloth joints exposed (as issued); xvi,207,(3)pp; frontispiece portrait of Lynne Fontanne, who debuted the role of Dulcy, by Neysa McMein; four inserted leaves of photographic plates (halftones), being stills from the 1921 Cort Theatre production staring Fontanne, John Westley, and Gregory Kelly.… Read more
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cover of Carolina Folk-Plays. Second Series. Edited, with an Introduction on Making a Folk Theatre ... illustrated from photographs of the original productions of the plays

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New York: Henry Holt, 1924. First Edition. First printing. Small octavo (19cm). Tan cloth hardcover, titled in green on spine and front cover; xxxiv,174,[6]pp; illus; frontispiece and 7 inserted leaves of photographic plates (halftones). Gentle toning to spine cloth, else tight and Near Fine, lacking the dustwrapper. Includes "The Return of Buck Gavin, the Tragedy of a… Read more
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cover of The Antiphon

The Antiphon

by BARNES, Djuna

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Published
1958
Edition
First Edition
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$100.00

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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… Read more
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cover of Last Operas and Plays. Edited and with an Introduction by Carl Van Vechten

Last Operas and Plays. Edited and with an Introduction by Carl Van Vechten

by STEIN, Gertrude

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Published
1949
Edition
First Edition
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$85.00

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New York: Rinehart & Co, 1949. First Edition. Octavo (22cm); orange cloth hardcover, stamped in gilt and black on spine; dustjacket; xix,[1]-480pp. About fine, in the original dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $5.00 on front flap), creased at base of front panel with mild rubbing at spine ends, Very Good. A posthumous publication, collecting nineteen works for the stage, edited by… Read more
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cover of The Complaisant Lover: A Comedy

The Complaisant Lover: A Comedy

by [BIBLIO-DRAMA] GREENE, Graham

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Published
(1961)
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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New York: Viking Press, (1961). First Edition. Small octavo (19cm.). Gray cloth spine over blue paper-covered boards; dustjacket; 87pp. Board corners tapped, else a Fine copy in the original pictorial dustwrapper, price-clipped, lightly rubbed, still Very Good or better. In America, Greene's love-triangle comedy opened on Nov 1, 1961 at the Ethel Barrymore Theater, starring Sir Michael Redgrave, George… Read more
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cover of The Queen's Husband

The Queen's Husband

by SHERWOOD, Robert E.

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Published
1928
Edition
First Edition
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$100.00

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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (20cm). Maroon cloth, titled in gilt, with original orange jacket; plain endpapers; [xx],190pp; publisher's ads to jacket rear and rear flap. Straight, gently rubbed: Very Good. Jacket price-clipped, rubbed at edges with large chips at head and tail, a few 2-inch tears, spine browned, tape repairs to verso… Read more
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cover of A Jig for the Gypsy

A Jig for the Gypsy

by DAVIES, Robertson

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Published
1954
Edition
First Edition
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$100.00

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Toronto: Clarke, Irwin and Company Limited, 1954. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21cm). Beige cloth stamped in red, with original jacket; plain endpapers; viii,98,[2]pp; list of titles opposite t.p., publisher's ad to jacket rear; photographic halftone still from 1954 production. Straight, minor dirt to fore-edge, else Near Fine. Jacket unclipped (priced $2.00 on rear flap), rubbed, minor dustsoil to… Read more
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cover of Plays of the Natural and the Supernatural

Plays of the Natural and the Supernatural

by DREISER, Theodore

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Published
1916
Edition
First Edition
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$100.00

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New York: John Lane, 1916. First Edition. First issue, without the note at the end. Octavo (21cm). Publisher's green paper, backed in tan cloth; green endpapers; 228pp. Lacking the original dust jacket. Straight but rubbed, internally clean: Very Good.
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cover of One Day More. A Play in One Act

One Day More. A Play in One Act

by CONRAD, Joseph

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$150.00

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[London: Beaumont Press, 1919]. One of 250 hand-numbered copies on handmade paper (of a total edition of 275). Octavo (23cm). Cloth-backed patterned boards with printed paper spine and cover labels; 48pp. Mild external wear; usual darkening to endpapers from bider's adhesive, still a tight, solidly Very Good copy. In a later cloth slipcase, fine. Conrad's play originally… Read more
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cover of The Ascent of F6: A Tragedy in Two Acts

The Ascent of F6: A Tragedy in Two Acts

by AUDEN, W.H. and ISHERWOOD, Christopher

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Published
1936
Edition
First U.K. Edition
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$200.00

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London: Faber and Faber, 1936. First U.K. Edition. First Impression. Octavo; blue cloth, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 123pp. Cloth mildly toned at extremities; a few specks of foxing to front endpapers, still a tight, Very Good or better copy. In the original dustwrapper, all four corners clipped by publisher but original price remaining at base… Read more
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cover of The Front Page

The Front Page

by HECHT, Ben and Charles MacArthur

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Published
1928
Edition
First Edition
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$150.00

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New York: Covici Friede Publishers, 1928. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.75cm); beige linen, with titles stamped in black on spine; brown topstain; [xvi],189,[3]pp. Gentle sunning to spine, mild hand-soil to covers, with some staining to upper rear hinge, else clean throughout; Very Good+, lacking the scarce dustjacket. Nice copy of Hecht and MacArthur's popular play set in Chicago,… Read more
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cover of Good Morning Bill: A Three-Act Comedy

Good Morning Bill: A Three-Act Comedy

by WODEHOUSE, P. G.

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Published
1928
Edition
First Edition
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$60.00

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London: Methuen, 1928. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (19.5cm). Original blue cloth stamped in black; plain endpapers; 160, 8pp; publisher's catalogue at rear. Straight, rubbed, occasional spots of foxing: Very Good. Based on the Hungarian of Ladislaus Fodor. MCILVAINE C3a.
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cover of The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

The Dark at the Top of the Stairs

by INGE, William; Tennessee Williams [introd.]

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Published
1958
Edition
First Edition
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$150.00

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New York: Random House, 1958. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21cm). Original grey cloth stamped in black and gilt, halftone laid down on front, dark grey topstain, in original black dust jacket; plain endpapers; [xiv],108pp; frontispiece and two plates. Lightly rubbed at edges, partly unopened: Near Fine. Jacket unclipped (priced $2.95), lightly rubbed with minor dust to rear and… Read more
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cover of Mannerhouse

Mannerhouse

by WOLFE, Thomas

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Published
1948
Edition
First Edition
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$60.00

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New York: Harper and Brothers, 1948. First Edition. First printing, with "First Edition" and "K-X" code on copyright page. Octavo (21cm). Original dark blue cloth, original green-blue and orange dust jacket; plain endpapers; [iv],183,[3]pp. A tight, straight copy, frayed at head, minor erasure to f.f.e.p.: Very Good or better. Jacket price-clipped, rubbed at edges, scuffed at front flap fold:… Read more
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