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The Craftsmanship of the One-Act Play
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The Craftsmanship of the One-Act Play

By Wilde, Percival

New York: Crown Publishers, 1951. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. Revised and Augmented Edition, in unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with yellow lettering on spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean blank endpapers - no names, writing or marks. 436 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few very shallow edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The standard work on playwriting technique in the one-act form, new augmented with a section on the One-Act play for television.

$20.00

Some of These Days
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Some of These Days

By Tucker, Sophie

Sophie Tucker, 1945. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original dust jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with red lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-illustrated endpapers. No previous owner markings. Boldly inscribed and signed on rear of half-title and title page by the author: "To Joyce Bolton - Love, Sophie Tucker 7/13/59." 309 pages. Dust jacket has chip aqt top rear panel edge (size of a dime), very small chips at top spine edge corners. Photo of Sophie Tucker on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of America's best loved entertainers during the vaudeville era, Sophie Tucker's autobiography is a real American success story, studded with famous names from a glorious theatrical era--Nora Bayes, Fanny Brice, Eddie Cantor, Weber & Fields, and many others. A self-portrait of a lusty, lovable personality whose big voice and big heart made her a legend in the entertainment world.

$50.00

The Forsyte Saga; A Modern Comedy; Caravan - The Assembled Tales; Three Novels of Society; Three Novels of Love; Plays.
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The Forsyte Saga; A Modern Comedy; Caravan - The Assembled Tales; Three Novels of Society; Three Novels of Love; Plays.

By Galsworthy, John

New York: Charles Scribner, 1929. First Limited Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Gorgeous full leather set of six volumes (SIGNED by author) in matching original leather-covered library case. Limited Edition - This is Number 256 of 500 copies. Each volume is in its original leather dust jacket which has a gold silk lining. Each book is bound in green leather with gold lettering on cover and spine. No wear to books or jackets, except some faint fading to dust jacket edges. Each book has a unique frontispiece illustration, one of which is a photo of Galsworthy with his two dogs. Volumes include: 1) The Forsyte Saga; 2) A Modern Comedy; 3) Caravan - The Assembled Tales; 4) Three Novels of Society; 5) Three Novels of Love; 6) Plays. All bindings are tight and square, pages are clean. No previous owner markings. "When the First Edition was printed on January sixteenth, 1929, the First Five Hundred Copies were reserved for Mr. Galsworthy's signature, of which this is Number 256 of the Compact Edition." A truly scarce and beautiful set that will enhance any collection.

$400.00

Roman Comedies
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Roman Comedies

By George E. Duckworth (Editor)

New York: Modern Library, 1963. Later printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Modern Library No. 337 in dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 11. Clean blue cloth boards with blind-stamped hexagon logo on cover, bright gold lettering and torchbearer on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean Kent style endpapers. Remainder mark (small red marker line) on bottom text block edges. Edited, and with an Introduction, by George E. Duckworth. 396 pages. Dust jack has small v-shaped chip at top edge of front panel (size of large pea), a few short closed edge tears; price on front inside flap crossed out and 1.20 writ in place in black marker. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Seven plays of Plautus and Terence.

$12.00

The Magic Curtain
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The Magic Curtain

By Langner, Lawrence

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1951. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition - a beautiful copy. Clean unfaded burgundy cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, bright gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with 113 photographs in gravure. Frontispiece photo portrait of the author. 498 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (6.60 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An autobiography of the Founder of The Theatre Guild, a book filled with information and alive with the prominent personalities of the greatest era of the American Theatre and American Invention.

$35.00

Man and Superman
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Man and Superman

By Shaw, George Bernard

New York: The Heritage Press, 1962. Hardcover. Near Fine. Charles Mozley, Illustrator. Beautiful Heritage Press edition in clean original slipcase, along with "The Revolutionist's Handbook & Pocket Companion" in perfect condition in special pocket of slipcase. Also, original "Sandglass" pamphlet laid in. Book is clean and unfaded, with lovely marbled boards, burgundy cloth spine with gold lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean illustrated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Gorgeous color illustrated double page title pages. Introduction by Lewis Casson. Wonderful illustrations throughout by Charles Mozley. 138 pages. Light brown slipcase is clean, a little cracking to paper along one long edge. Also included is an illustrated "Man and Superman" program from the Shaw Festival in Canada along with tickets from the play at The Festival Theatre (September 23, 2004).

$40.00

The Rivals and The School for Scandal
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The Rivals and The School for Scandal

By Sheridan, Richard Brinsley

Heritage Press, 1956. Hardcover. Fine. Rene Ben Sussan, Illustrator. Heritage Press edition in slipcase, with original glassine wrapper. Beautifully printed in London at the Curwen Press, with illustrations by Rene' Ben Sussan. Introductory Notes by John Mason Brown and Carl Van Doren. Original Heritage Club Sandglass brochure laid in. Very clean decorated cloth covers with red title box, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. As new condition. 333 pages. Blue paper-covered sturdy slipcase is clean, no cracking, just a hint of fading to edges.

$18.00

Twelfth Night
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Twelfth Night

By Shakespeare, William

New York: A. Horowitz & Sons; Rae Publishing; Royal Composing Room; Finch, Pruyn & Co., 1983. First Thus. Hardcover. Fine. Isadore Seltzer, Illustrator. Beautiful cloth bound book in cloth covered slipcase. Midnight blue cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean blue endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Designed by Martin Solomon; charming illustrations by Isadore Seltzer. Unpaginated. In clean matching dark blue cloth covered slipcase (no wear).

$30.00

Bertolt Brecht - Collected Plays - Volume 9
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Bertolt Brecht - Collected Plays - Volume 9

By Manheim, Ralph and John Willet (Editors)

New York: Pantheon, 1972. Stated First American Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very good+. Stated First American Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean yellow-gold cloth boards with gold lettering on cover, beige cloth spine with brown lettering. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 426 pages. Clean dust jacket has slight age-toning, no chips, not price clipped, a couple of very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$20.00

Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush
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Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush

By Maclaren, Ian

New York: R. F. Fenno, 1905. Photoplay Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust jacket. Photo Play (Illustrated Theatre Edition, with scenes from the play). Also a decorated Amreican trade binding - blue ribbed cloth boards with green, white and black iris decoration on cover, stamped white lettering on cover and spine. Very light soiling, light surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges have slight yellowing, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates, but a few pages have browning from tickets, flower laid in. Illustrated with black and white plates (scenes from the play). 258 pages.

$20.00

Salome and Other Plays (Salome - The Importance of Being Earnest - Lady Windermere's Fan)

By Wilde, Oscar

New York: Modern Library, 1925. Hardcover. Very Good+/No Dust jacket. Modern Library No. 083. Toledano binding no. 2 - in scarce BUCKRAM cloth boards. Clean blue buckram cloth boards with no bumping or wear, slight browning to spine. Gold torchrunner logo on cover, bright gold lettering on spine. Two very small spots of ink to bottom board edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with clean Berhard endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 216 pp. Introduction by Edgar Saltus.

$25.00

The Lion and The Mouse
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The Lion and The Mouse

By Klein, Charles

New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1906. Photoplay Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Stuart Travis, Illustrator. Photoplay edition in scarce dust jacket. A Story of American Life novelized from the play by Arthur Hornblow. Illustrated with drawings by Stuart Travis and Scenes from the Play. Light blue cloth boards with dark blue title box on cover, dark blue lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, faintest hint of soiling. Binding is tight and square with sound hinges - no cracking. Previous owner inscription dated 1913 is neatly penned on front free endpaper. 399 pages. Dust jacket has light soiling, small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$30.00

Seaplane  (Program for the musical play based on the exploits of Glenn H. Curtiss)
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Seaplane (Program for the musical play based on the exploits of Glenn H. Curtiss)

By Keuka Lake Players

Hammondsport, New York: Keuka Lake Players, 1992. Paperback. Fine. Program for the original musical play based on the life of Glenn H. Curtiss presented by the Keuka Lake Players in Hammondsport, New York July 30-August 23, 1992 at the Hammondsport High School Auditorium. Two ticket stubs to the play are also included. Very clean booklet with stapled binding, nicely illustrated on front cover with a Curtiss seaplane and blue lettering. Size approx. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Includes cast of characters with historical descriptions, cast biographies, list of scenes from the play, production staff, advertising. 60 pages.

$15.00

Scenery for the Theatre
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Scenery for the Theatre

By Burris-Meyer, Harold and Edward C. Cole

Boston: Little, Brown & Co., 1949. Later printing. Fine/Fair. Later 1949 printing in original dust jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with purple lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (sophisticated custom made bookplate on verso of front free endpaper). Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings, color chart for scene painting with clean tissue guard. 473 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean and unclipped but missing 2" piece at base of spine, almost completely separated at rear spine fold, a few additional small chips, nicks and scrapes. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "Scenery for the Theatre" is the first technical work in English on the processes, methods and techniques of setting the stage which makes any pretensions to completeness.

$20.00

The Devil - A Tragedy of the Heart and Conscience
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The Devil - A Tragedy of the Heart and Conscience

By Molnar, Ferenc

New York: J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company, 1908. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good+/no dust jacket. First Edition, Novelized by Joseph O'Brien from Henry W. Savage's great play by Ferenc Molnar. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering, single rule line border and clean unrubbed, unchipped paste-on illustration on cover. Black lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece illustration is scene from the play. Foreword by Beatrice Fairfax. 189 pages.

$50.00

The Comedy of A Midsummer Night's Dream
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The Comedy of A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Shakespeare, William

London: Freemantle & Co., 1901. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/no dust jacket. Decorated binding (fairy perched on a mushroom) with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Specially decorated throughout for children and with an Introduction by Mrs. Herbert Railton. Very light soiling to boards. Tiny spots of wear to spine ends. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Previous owner inscription dated 1909 neatly penned on front free endpaper. Black and white illustrations. No writing or marks. Some pages have tears at margins from rough opening of uncut pages. 127 pages.

$50.00

Best Plays by Chekhov
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Best Plays by Chekhov

By Chekhov

New York: Modern Library, 1950. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Modern Library No. 171 in original unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Kent style endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Translated and with an introduction by Stark Young. 296 pages. Clean dust jacket is unclipped (1.65 on front inside flap), has very tiny chips at spine corners, very slight rubbing. 379 titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$15.00

Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan - Major Barbara - Androcles and the Lion
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Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan - Major Barbara - Androcles and the Lion

By Shaw, Bernard

New York: Modern Library, 1956. Early printing. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good. Modern Library No. 294 in dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges. Clean Kent style endpapers; small previous owner name on back side corner of front free endpaper. Complete and unabnridges with the famous Prefaces. 479 pages. Dust jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has light soiling, small chip at top left spine corner. 388 titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$15.00

Tartuffe & The Would-Be Gentleman
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Tartuffe & The Would-Be Gentleman

By Moliere

New York: Heritage Press, 1963. First Thus. Hardcover. Near Fine. Serge Ivanoff, Illustrator. Beautiful Heritage Press edition in original slipcase. Original Heritage Sandglass pamphlet enclosed. Clean rose and charcoal black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine in black title box. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Translated by H. Baker and J. Miller. With an Introduction by Henry Peyre. Illustrations by Serge Ivanoff. 197 pages. Clean black paper covered slipcase is sturdy, no cracking; tiny point of wear at one corner.

$15.00

Seven Famous Greek Plays
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Seven Famous Greek Plays

By Miscellaneous

New York: Modern Library, 1963. Later Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good+. Modern Library No. 158 in original unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 10. Clean, unfaded red cloth boards with blind-stamped hexagon logo on cover, bright gold lettering and torchbearer on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Kent-style endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Edited, with Introductions, by Whitney J. Oates and Eugene O'Neill, Jr. 446 pages with glossary. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (1.95 on front inside flap), has a few tiny closed edge tears, slight wrinkle at top front edge, slight fading to blue background portion of spine. "Which of these outstanding books..." listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover.

$12.00

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