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Oedipus the King

By Sophocles; (Translated from the Greek by Francis Storr. Introduction by Thornton Wilder)

Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1980. Collector's Edition. Full-Leather. Fine. Demetrios Galanis. Large 8vo. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. xix (v), 294 pp, color frontis, publisher's preface, introduction, Introduction; The Events Preceding the Play; The Structure of the Play; Explanatory Note; Dramatis Personae; Prologos; Parodos Episode I-IV; Exodos. The Greek text trranslated into English verse by Francis Storr with an Introduction by Thorton Wilder. Illustrated with wood engravings by Demetrios Galanis. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written: Limited Edition, 1980. Book Plate with owner's name. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon leather with gilt embossed decorative boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering to spine, gilt text block edges, brown silk moire endpapers, and a brown satin ribbon.

$17.50

The Major Comedies of Alexander Fredro

By Harold B. Segel (translated by )

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1969. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. xiv, 405 pp, preface, guide to pronounciation, Introduction: Polish Comedy to the Time of Fredro; Alexander Fredro: A Biographical Sketch; Fredro in Polish and European Drama with a note on translations; The Major Comedies: Husband and Wife; Ladies and Hussars; Maidens' Vows, or The Magnetism of the Heart; The Vengence; The Life of Annuity; bibliography. Translated, with an Introduction & Commentaries by Harold B. Segel. Columbia Slavic Studies: First English Language Edition, 1969. Scarce title in this Condition. "Alexander Fredro (1793-1876) occupies a position in the history of Polish drama roughly analogous to that of Moliere in France. He is regarded as Poland's greatest comic dramatist and continues to remain a favorite with Polish audiences. The present work provides English translations of five of his major comedies, of which this book is the first English translation. In an extensive introducion Segel places Fredro in the history of Polish and European drama by comparing his comedies with those of Moliere and Goldoni, and traces the development of Polish comedy from its early beginnings in the second half of the 16th century to its culmination in Fredro's masterpieces, including separate introductory comments for each of the five plays in which he outlines the plot and analyzes various stylistic devices used by Fredro." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Lightly faded spine djs, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with black title plate and gilt lettering to spine.

$48.00

The Triple Bond: Plays, Mainly Shakespearean, in Performance

By Price, Joseph G. (ed)

University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1975. First Edition. Hard Cover. M/Very Good. Large 8vo. xiv, 312 pp, contributors, preface, Part I. The Playwright and Interpretation; Part II. The Playwright and Audience; Part III. The Playwrigh and Performance; Part IV. The Playwright and Theatre; bibliography of arthur Colby Sprague, notes, index of plays, general index. First Edition, 1975. "This book interprets Renaissance plays chiefly Shakespearean, through the medium of the theatre. It examines the play from the view-point of playwright, actor, firector, audience, critic, and represents the recent shift in dramatic criticism from the literary analysis of the text to the assessment of the play in performance." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Tipped-in ex libris plate on ffep. Minor wear to top and bottom edge spine dj with lightly age-toned spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Greyish-brown weave cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Two Plays of Anton Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard, / Three Sisters

By Gielgud, John

Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press, 1977. Collector's Edition. Full-Leather. Fine. Lajos Szalay. Large 8vo. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. xxii, 152 (1) pp, color frontis, publisher's preface, list of color plates, introduction by John Gielgud, The Cherry Orchard; Three Sisters. The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written: Limited Edition, 1977. Book Plate with owner's name. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown leather with gilt embossed decorative boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering to spine, gilt text block edges, brown silk moire endpapers, and a brown satin ribbon.

$17.50

The Visit: A Play in Three Acts

By Duerrenmatt, Friedrich (adapted by Maurice Valency)

New York: Random House, 1958. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. 115 pp. First Printing, 1958. Not Price Clipped. Only the slightest wear to top edge spine dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Grey cloth with with tipped-in b&w photograph and gilt lettering on front board, and black title plate and gilt lettering to spine.

$20.00

The Old Glory

By Lowell, Robert

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1965. First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo. xx + 194 pp, introduction by Robert Brustein, director's note by Jonathan Miller, Play 1. Endicott and the Red Cross; 2. My Kinsman, Major Molineux; 3. Benito Cereno. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, cover cloth VG+. DJ unclipped. DJ in removable mylar protector. Black cloth wilh gilt lettering to spine, red white & blue bars across front cover. 5.9" x 8.5" black cloth boards in white DJ.

$17.50

Medea : Freely Adapted from the Medea of Euripides

By Jeffers, Robinson / Euripides

New York: Random House, 1946. First Edition / First State. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo. vi + 107 pages, persons in the play, the text. Stated First Printing. First state, missing word "least" in line 21 page 99. Binding tight, pages clean and unmarked, 1/4" or so at very top of spine cloth wrinkled, almost no wear to board edges. Unclipped DJ with sun darkened spine, with very little wear.. 1/4 black cloth 3/4 red paper covered, 6" x 9.5" boards in DJ (with removable mylar protector).

$95.00

Historic Costume for the Stage

By Barton, Lucy

Boston, MA: Walter H. Baker Company, 1938. Second Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Large 8vo. viii, 605 pp, color frontis, foreword, preface, 22 chapters, bibliography, index with b&w illustrations throughout. Second Edition, 1938. Lightly age-toned bottom and fore- text block edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt stamp illustration and lettering on front board, gilt lettering to spine, and dark-green top text block edge.

$22.50

One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark
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One Vast Winter Count: The Native American West before Lewis and Clark

By Calloway, Colin G.

Lincoln, MA: University of Nebraska Press, 2003. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Thick 8vo. xvii, 631 pp, list of 21 b&w ilustrations, list of 15 maps, series editor's preface, acknowledgments, a note on terminology, Prologue: Land and History in the American West; Part I. The West before 1500; Part II. Invaders South and North, 1500-1730; Part III. Winning and Losing in the West, 1700-1800; Epilogue: The Slave in the Chariot; notes, selected bibliography, index. History of the American West series: First Edition, 2003 "This magnificent, sweeping work traces the histories of the Native peoples of the American West from their arrival thousands of years ago to the early years of the nineteenth century. Emphasizing conflict and change, One Vast Winter Count offers a new look at the early history of the region by blending ethnohistory, colonial history, and frontier history. Drawing on a wide range of oral and archival sources from across the West, Colin G. Calloway offers an unparalleled glimpse at the lives of generations of Native peoples in a western land soon to be overrun." Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$20.00

The Theater of Augustin Daly: An Account of the Late Nineteenth Century American Stage

By Felheim, Marvin

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. 1956. F First Edition. H Half-Leather. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +. ix (v), 329 pp, preface, list of b&w illustrations, 1. From Drama Critic to Theater Manager; 2. Blood and Thunder Dramatist; 3. Ten Steps to Fame: Dramatizations; 4. German Comedy and Song; 5. The Same Old French Melody; 6. Shakespeare, New Style; 7. American Impresario; index. First Edition, 1956. "John Augustin Daly (1838- 1899) was one of the most influential men in American theatre from the end of the Civil War until his death. Drama critic, theatre manager, playwright, and adapter, he became the first recognized stage director in America. Known for his naturalistic ensemble production, Under the Gaslight (1867) is an example of Daly's mixture of realism and melodrama, seen in the authenticity of his depiction of real locations and in his use of social commentary. The play introduced the now-cliched device of the villain tying someone to railroad tracks, although in a reversal of the usual roles it was the hero who was tied up and the heroine who saved him." Price clipped. 1/4" chip along top edge spine dj with a small chip at rear panel, additional minor edge wear, and age-toned spine of same. Only the faintest age-toning to text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Beige cloth with black backstrip and gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

Six Histories

By Shakespeare, William

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. 1981. Limited Edition. H Full-Leather. As New. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 643 (1) pp, The Life and Death of King John; The Tragedy of King Richard the Second; The First Part of King Henry the Fourth; The Second Part of King Henry the Fourth; The Life of King Henry the Fifth; the Tragedy of King Richard the Third. The 100 Greatest of All Time: Limited Edition, 1981. No Book Plate, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red leather with gilt embossed decorative boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering to spine, gilt text block edges, red silk moire endpapers, and a red satin ribbon.

$44.00

I Acted from Principle: The Civil War Diary of Dr. William M. McPheeters, Confederate Surgeon in the Trans-Mississippi
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I Acted from Principle: The Civil War Diary of Dr. William M. McPheeters, Confederate Surgeon in the Trans-Mississippi

By Pitcock, Cynthia Dehaven and Bill J. Gurley (eds.)

Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2002. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. Large 8vo. xvi, 423 pp, list of maps and figures, series editors' preface, preface: the diary; acknowledgments, Prologue (1841-62); 11 Chapters (1863-1865); Epilogue (1865-1905); appendix: extant reports, notes, index. The Civil War in the West series: First Edition, 2002. "Dr. William McPheeters kept a diary. It was a pocket-size notebook which he made by folding sheets of pale blue writing paper in half and in which he wrote in miniature with his steel pen. It is the first known daily account by a Confederate medical officer in the Trans-Mississippi Department. It also tells his wife's story, which included harassment by Federal military officials, imprisonment in St. Louis, and banishment from Missouri with the couple's two small children. The journal appears here in its complete and original form, exactly as the doctor first wrote it, with the addition of the editors' full annotation and vivid introductions to each section." Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Plays of Gods and Men

By Dunsany, Lord (Edward Plunkett)

Boston, MA: John W. Luce & Company, 1917. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo. 207 pp, The Tents of the Arabs; the Laughter of the Gods; The Queen's Enemies; A Night at an Inn. First Edition, 1917. "Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (1878-1957) was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist; his work, mostly in the fantasy genre, was published under the name Lord Dunsany. More than eighty books of his work were published, and his oeuvre includes many hundreds of published short stories, as well as successful plays, novels and essays. He is best known for his 1924 fantasy novel The King of Elfland's Daughter. He achieved great fame and success with his early short stories and plays, and during the 1910s was considered one of the greatest living writers of the English-speaking world. In addition to his famous fantasy stories he was also an accomplished playwright. Collected here are four of his plays with vivid characters make these plays most memorable." Owner's ex libris plate on front pastedwon with inked inscription on ffep. Age-toning to top text block edge with only the faintest wear, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black quarter-cloth with maroon paper-covered boards, and gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$25.00

Shakespeare Refashioned: Elizabethan Plays on Edwardian Stages

By Mazer, Cary M

Ann Arbor, MI: UMI Research Press. 1981. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. As New. No Dust Jacket, As Issued list of 33 b&w illustrations, acknowledgments, introduction,, 1. Shakespeare and the Traditional Stagecraft: Traditional Aesthetics; The Special Demands of Shakespeare's Plays; Convention; 2. Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Revival: Theory; Practice; Limitations and Contradiction. 3. Shakespeare and the New Stagecraft: Theory; Practice; 4. Shakespeare and Granville Barker; 5. Epilogue: Shakespeare and Director; b&w illustrations; Appendix: Shakespear Production in Greater London and Stratford, 1890-1916; notes, bibliography, index. Theater and Dramatic Studies series, No. 5: First Edition, 1981. "Literary and theatrical historians tend to see the Edwardian period either as a coda of the Victorian perios or as the prelude to postwar Modernity; however it was neither the one nor the other, the Edwardian period was both Victorian and Modern at the same time. And as has been shown, the Edwardians themselves were acutely aware of the attitudes and condditons that defined their own age, sensing the end of one era and the beginning of another." from the Introduction. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Beige cloth with with illustrated front board and brown lettering to front board and spine.

$37.50

Four Plays

By O'Neill, Eugene

Franklin Center, PA: The Fairfax Press. 1978. Limited Edition. H Full-Leather. As New. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 545 pp, Strange Interlude; Mourning Becomes Electra; A Moon for the Misbegotten; A Touch of the Poet. The 100 Greatest of All Time: Limited Edition, 1978. No Book Plate, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green leather with gilt embossed decorative boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering to spine, gilt text block edges, green silk moire endpapers, and a green satin ribbon.

$20.00

Nine Plays

By Euripides

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library. 1976. Limited. H Full-Leather. As New. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 653 pp, Media; The Trojan Women; Orestes; Electra; Iphigenia in Tauris; The Bacchae; Alcestis; Hippolytus; Heracles. From the Complete Greek Tragedies, edited by Richmond Lattimore and David Greene. The 100 Greatest of All Time: Limited Edition, 1976. No Book Plate. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green leather with gilt embossed decorative boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering to spine, gilt text block edges, black silk moire endpapers, and a black satin ribbon.

$17.50

Three Plays

By Shaw, Bernard

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1979. Limited Edition. Full-Leather. As New. Paul Hogarth. Large 8vo. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 481pp, Man and Superman; Pygmaliion; Saint Joan. The 100 Greatest of All Time: Limited Edition, 1979. No Book Plate. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Maroon leather with gilt embossed decorative boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering to spine, gilt text block edges, maroon silk moire endpapers, and a maroon satin ribbon.

$17.50

Sarah Bernhardt: The Art Within the Legend

By Taranow, Gerda

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1972. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xviii, 287 pp, acknowledgments, preface, list of b&w illustrations, I. Voice; II. Pantomime; III. Gesture and Spectacle; IV. Roles and Repertoire; V. Paradox; bibliography, autography, filmography; index. First Edition, 1972. "The author reconstructs through a study of the actress's films, records, and writings. She analyzes each of the historic elements (voice, pantomine, gesture and spectacle), showing how Bernhardt adapted the techniques learned at the Conservatoire and in the theatre to her own particular strengths and weaknesses. The careful study of repertoire (the courtesan roles and death scenes perferred, the plays rejected) and histrionic theory gives the literary and theeoretical background necessary for a complete understanding of the actress's art." from the foreword. Price clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Muted-red cloth with deep-red title plate and gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Five Comedies

By Aristophanes

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1982. Second Edition. Full-Leather. As New. Laszlo Matulay. 8vo. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 403 pp, The Knights; The Clouds; The Birds; Lysistrata; The Frogs; glossary with b&w illustrations. Translated by Benjamin Bickley Rogers. The 100 Greatest of All Time: Limited Edition, 1982. No Book Plate. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black leather with gilt embossed decorative boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering to spine, gilt text block edges, brown silk moire endpapers, and a brown satin ribon.

$20.00

Oresteia

By Aeschylus

Franklin Center, PA: The Franklin Library, 1980. Limited Edition. Full-Leather. As New. Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese. 8vo. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. 186 pp, Agamemenon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides. Translated by Richmond Lattimore with etchings by Elaine Raphael and Don Bolognese. The 100 Greatest of All Time: Limited Edition, 1980. No Book Plate. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Deep-red leather with gilt embossed decorative boards, raised bands on spine, gilt lettering to spine, gilt text block edges, deep-red silk moire endpapers, and a deep-red satin ribon.

$20.00

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