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    The Power Of the Actor by Ivana, Chubbuck-

    In The Power of the Actor , a Los Angeles Times bestseller, premier acting teacher and coach Ivana Chubbuck reveals her cutting-edge technique, which has launched some of the most successful acting careers in Hollywood. The first book from the instructor who has taught Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Elisabeth Shue, Djimon Hounsou, and Halle Berry, The Power of the Actor guides you to dynamic and effective results. For many of today’s major talents, the Chubbuck Technique is the leading edge of acting for the twenty-first century. Ivana Chubbuck has developed a curriculum that takes the theories of the acting masters, such as Stanislavski, Meisner, and Hagen, to the next step by utilizing inner pain and emotions, not as an end in itself, but rather as a way to drive and win a goal. In addition to the powerful twelve-step process, the book takes well-known scripts, both classic and contemporary, and demonstrates how to precisely apply Chubbuck’s script-analysis process. The Power of the Actor is filled with fascinating and inspiring behind-the-scenes accounts of how noted actors have mastered their craft and have accomplished success in such a difficult and competitive field.


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    $13.99

    How to Audition for the Musical Theatre: A Step-By-Step Guide to Effective Preparation by Donald Oliver

    * How to Audition for the Musical Theatre: A Step-By-Step Guide to Effective Preparation, first edition full number line, Crisp clean pages glossy green cover has little or no wear.......-Preparation is the key to a successful audition. Donald Oliver shares his many years of Broadway experience and will show you how to build your song portfolio, what not to sing, where to find songs, how to work with a vocal coach and what to do if you forget the lyrics. All the details of good and effective preparation are discussed in a plain and straightforward way. Also included is a list of the most overdone songs. This is a book to help the novice and aid the professional do a better and more convincing audition.- How to Audition for the Musical Theatre, Author Donald Oliver, Published by Drama Books, New York (1985), ASIN: 0896760804, LCCN 85-20529, ISBN 0896760804, 120 pages, Book size about 6 x 9 x 1/4 in....... Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa, Los Angeles Culver City- maybe this will do it!-At least you know what you're getting into-City-Media Mail USPS-you get the copy you were viewing carefully Drop kick-packed to protect it - in - transit....... Audition Music Theatre 5123 PB Theatre WB 1


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    Orson Welles: A Critical View by Bazin, Andre

    New York: Harper and Row, 1978. First Edition. 138 pp. with numerous photographs. Foreword by Francois Truffaut. Profile by Jean Cocteau. Near Fine in a VG+ unclipped dustjacket with some toning and shelfwear. Affixed to the ffep is ownership bookplate of the American Society of Cinematographers (Loyalty.Progress.Artistry). The ASC will celebrate 100 years in 2019.


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    The Actor with A Thousand Faces by Olsen, Mark

    New York: Applause Theatre and Cinema Books. 2000. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 278 pages . 1st Edition. Softcover.


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    $250.00

    How to Act: A Practical Manual by a Famous Dramatic Coach by Paris, Robert Graham

    New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. First Edition. Very good +/very good. [i-xiv], 178 pp. VG+ (half speckled cloth boards) in a VG unclipped dustjacket with loss at spine ends and moderate scuffing and edgewear. INSCRIBED on ffep: “To Mildred Knopf—Try to cook this on your hot stove Robert Paris Los Angeles 4/23/60.” Mildred Knopf was publisher Alfred A. Knopf’s sister-in-law, as she was married to his brother, the famous Hollywood director, writer, and producer, Edwin Knopf (The Rebel, Mr. Imperium, Rendezvous). Mildred Knopf was a cookbook writer of some esteem (thus, the inscription), publishing six cookbooks including The Perfect Hostess Cook Book in 1950 and Cook, My Darling Daughter in 1959. Robert Paris was head dramatic coach of Columbia Pictures and for Samuel Goldwyn at MGM, where he presumably would have known Edwin Knopf. Paris’s pupils included Lucille Ball, Lloyd Bridges, Carol Channing, Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor, Rita Hayworth, Shelly Winters, and Shirley Temple. Not found in OCLC, and uncommon thus. An interesting association.


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    The Total Actor by Rizzo, Raymond

    Indianapolis , IN: Odyssey Press. Near Fine with No dust jacket as issued. 1975. First Edition; First Printing. Trade Paperback. 0672632764 . A near fine copy with light edge wear. A 6 by 9 inch , 247 page Tradepaper edition. ; The pictures shown are of actual book I have for sale , I try never to use stock photos . See Photos; Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .


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    $100.00

    The Story of Bip by Marceau, Marcel

    New York: Harper & Row, 1976. First Edition. Fine in VG+ dustjacket. Boldly INSCRIBED by Marceau on ffep and includes a drawing of a flower above his name. Written and illustrated by the Master of Silence Marceau, the legendary mime who died in 2007. Bip was his most famous character.


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    $70.40

    MASTER SHAKESPEARE; An Acting Class in Seven Scenes by Kaiser, Scott

    New York: Allworth, 2003. First edition. Paperback in very good condition.. 268 pages.


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    $12.00

    Shakescenes Shakespeare for Two (Applause Acting Series) (Applause Acting Series) (Applause Acting Series) by John Russell Brown

    Second Applause printing 1998. .Copyright by Applause Theatre Book Publishers 1992. Cover shows small amount of edge wear. Pages are clean and unmarked but several pages have been folded. Applause Books). 35 scenes from Shakespeare are presented in newly-edited texts, with notes which clarify meanings, topical references, puns, ambiguities, etc. A brief description of characters and situation prefaces each scene, and is followed by a commentary which discusses its major acting challenges and opportunities. Each scene has been chosen for its independent life requiring only the simplest of stage properties and the barest of spaces.-see pictures maybe this will do it maybe it won't. you'll know by looking at the pictures, I try to note all defects,so you can make an informed buying decision... -Expedited Shipping available-by request/ price adjust-..Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa shipped -United States Post to fulfill your order, Los Angeles I carefully pack your book,hop on my Vespa visit the PO to have it placed in our mail system.. your books wrapped,not co-mingled,you get the copy you were viewing. -Shakescenes: Shakespeare for Two (Applause Acting Series) Paperback – May 1, 2000 by John Russell Brown (Editor) ISBN 1557830495, 9781557830494 Drama ' Shakespeare Drama / Shakespeare Performing Arts / Monologues & Scenes-Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa - BMK 42 fba RT bib 3605


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    The Dramatic Experience by Judah & Hart, James & Johnson, Stanley Bierman

    The Dramatic Experience (Hardcover) by Judah & Hart, James & Johnson, Stanley Bierman – insert photos Photographs -1958 – English literature series subsequently reprinted 1964-hardcover with no jacket. Good condition. Pages unmarked-previous owner's name inside front cover/ two stamped previous bookseller/ previous pricing interesting car pasted in front of the library are possibly promotional piece -movement of spiritual inner awareness Rosemead California– a new age mystical traveling spiritual religious movement -MSIA.balance of the book is unmarked some tanning to its edges scuffs on its corners/head/foot.worn Rust colored cloth covers no dust jacket-part one –the elements of drama–part two – the major modes, are the two main sections – objectivity – immediacy – audience – immediacy – the reader – reading the play – it dissects play after play--Pictures included for your review – aid decision process--Ruth Reaser..LAXVespa Los Angeles /Culver City-sent media mail –- questions can be answered via customer service phone or customer emailing message services -gift delivery instructions-alternative expedited deliveries need to be requested & adjusted price wise...-you get the copy you were viewing carefully packed to protect it from damage in transit.--The dramatic experience Prentice-Hall English literature series, inc Prentice-Hall- Author -Judah Bierman- Publisher Prentice-Hall, 1958- Length 549 pages- Subjects Actuacion teatral- -- Drama - Colecciones-Ruth Reaser..LAXVespa Los Angeles /Culver City 3339 bib office theater shelf rust HC - The Dramatic Experience– first edition- by Judah & Hart, James & Johnson, Stanley Bierman – insert of photos middle of book -1958 – English literature series subsequently reprinted 1964-- Rust colored cloth covers- –the elements of drama–part two – the major modes, are the two main sections – objectivity – immediacy – audience – immediacy – the reader – reading the play – it dissects play after play--The dramatic experience Prentice-Hall English literature series, inc Prentice-Hall- Author -Judah Bierman- Publisher Prentice-Hall, 1958- 549 pages- Subjects Actuacion teatral- -- Drama - Colecciones-


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    $13.20

    ACTING ONE by Cohen, Robert

    Mayfield, 1991. Second edition. Very good condition in a very good dust jacket.. 219 pages.


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    AUD $19.99

    Robert: My Father by Sheridan Morley

    Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1993. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 240 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Film, Radio & Television; Acting; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0297813293. ISBN/EAN: 9780297813293. Dewey Code: 792.028092 20. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB13130. . 9780297813293


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    AUD $12.74

    Stanislavsky On the Art of the Stage by Stanislavsky, Konstantin (Magarshack, David – Translator)

    Hill and Wang, New York, 1961. Reprint. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition/Good. Illustrator: Photographic. preface to the second edition, introductory essay on 'Stanislavsky System' by David Magarshack, list of illustrations, two appendices and index. The text is illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photography between pages 152 and 153. Black coloured cloth covered boards with red coloured titles to the backstrip. Illustrated dustwrapper with red coloured titles to the front panel and backstrip. "Here is the essential Stanislavsky, available for the first time in United States – the most practical and one of the most interesting guides to his theories." Translated from the Russian by David Magarshack. Softening to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners and a little to the book panels. Browning and foxing to the textblock edges with age toning of the pages. Rubbing to the dustwrapper edges and panels with fading to the backstrip. Second Edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. [8], 311, [1] pages, pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Theatre & Plays; Acting; Inventory No: 0115802. . This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. .


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    $75.00

    Joan Bennett Signed Notes and Ephemera

    Three autographed notes from 1953 SIGNED by Joan Bennett, Emmy-nominated actress from Dark Shadows who also starred as Madame Blanc in Dario Argento's 1977 film Suspiria . Also included is a magazine image of Bennett and a program for her starring role in Bell, Book and Candle at the WRVA Theatre in Richmond, VA.


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    CAD $19.25

    Playing Scenes A Sourcebook for Performers by Ratliff Gerald Lee

    Colorado Springs, Colorado: Meriwether Publishing Ltd.. Fine with no dust jacket. 1993. 1st Edition. Trade Paperback. 0916260895 . TradePaperback, nice copy with very clean interior and is tightly bound. Fine+. "How to play the best scenes from modern and classical theatre by leading playwrights: Albeee, Beckett, Chekov, Greenburg, Ionesco, Pinter, Shakespeare, Sophocles and more..." ; B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 427 pages .


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    $12.80

    Acting professionally: Raw facts about careers in acting by Robert Cohen

    CA: Mayfield Pub. Co, 1975. Soft cover. 2nd Edition,1975. Slight age toning to the text block edges. Otherwise the book is almost like new. No spine creasing,cover colors are bright and all inner text is clean also. . Second Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo.


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    $400.00

    Willie Edouin's Sparks. For a Limited Number of Nights. Every Evening at Eight. Grand Opera House! For 9 Nights and 3 Matinees, Commencing Monday, May 22.

    Forbes Co. Boston (Forbes Lithograph Manufacturing Co. operated in Boston 1862-1930). 11.5" x 31.5" Litho on thin original paper that is linen backed and whitewashed. Seems to have been a placard (and perhaps the original was also affixed to blue linen). Overall VG. Circa. 1882 (Sparks launched in 1880, and it seems that this is the Grand Opera House in Brooklyn, which opened in 1881).   Edouin was a famous English-born comedian who spent considerable time in the States after 1870. He also performed in a number of minstrel shows, and it seems by the images of this litho that this was part of these performances as well. Unrecorded in OCLC and auction records.


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    AUD $11.20

    All in Good Timing: A Personal Account of What an Actor Does. by Szeps, Henri

    Sydney, Currency Press,1996.. 8vo. softcover. 163pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, page edges lightly toned, light crease on cover. Inscribed & signed by author. .


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    $16.50

    THE OPEN DOOR; Toughts on Acting and Theatre by Brook, Peter

    Anchor, 2005. Paperback in new condition.. 145 pages.


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    $20.00

    Buzz, Buzz! Essays of the Theatre by AGATE, James E

    New York: Benjamin Blom, 1969. Reissue. Hardcover. Very Good-. Hardcover, no jacket. Very Good-. Some wear to corners and bottom board edges; some rubbing/wear to covers; sunning to spine; slight spine slant; some rubbing to spine gilt; page edges browning; some dust staining to top edge of pages.


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    $1,500.00

    Log Book of the Red Star Line S.S. Belgenland World Cruise, 1930-1931, belonging to one Mrs. H.C. (Clye) Godfrey of Chicago, Illinois, with Douglas Fairbanks and Victor Fleming on board

    Mrs. Godfrey traveled alone on this world cruise commanded by W.A. Morehouse that sailed from New York, December 15, 1930 and returned to port on April 28, 1931 (some 29,500 miles traveled). The Itinerary included Cuba, the Panama Canal, Hawaii, Japan, China, Philippine Islands, Siam, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Egypt, Greece, Italy, the Riviera, and Gibraltar. Mrs. Godfrey must have been of some means, taking the four-month cruise in the early days of the Great Depression. On leaving San Francisco on January 4, she writes, “I am feeling beautifully luxurious—facing the prospect of new countries + people all around the world.” VG+ in a faux leather Smith & Thomson (6.25” x 9”) binding (a few abrasions), with metal fastener holding three-ring binder pages. 228 pp. (approximately 8 have come loose, some out of order). The pages contain the printed log of the journey by day, with information on each location visited, as well as information on shore excursions, programs, and tender service with blank space for passengers to record their reflections and observations. In the log book, Mrs. Godfrey details onboard activities and on the ground excursions, tracking her movements around the world. She lays in and sometimes attaches various bits of ephemera from her journeys including a few photographs, excursion group passes, sightseeing program cards, an invoice from a Nikko, Japan curio dealer who sold Godfrey “1 old blue embroidered Kimono 120 years old,” postcards and clippings, and a few letters to her husband (one that speaks of the ship in Hong Kong “ran into a fishing boat + cut her right in two + nine Chinamen were thrown in the sea.”). Most interestingly, however, listed among the Local Passengers: Los Angeles to Bangkok and San Francisco to Bangkok, were the actor Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming (who later in the decade would direct The Wizard of Oz), and noted cinematographer Henry Sharp (Duck Soup, Alice in Wonderland), who were on their way to shoot Fairbanks’s documentary about his journeys through Japan, China, Philippines, Cambodia, and India, Around the World in 80 Minutes, which was released in December 1931. According to the BFI, the film is “a travelogue of Douglas Fairbanks's world tour with characteristic additions of parody and comment.” According to Michael Scholten, the travelogue was a “strange mix of anthropology, history and wisecracks” and was not received particularly well. As former MoMa film curator Eileen Bowser observed, the film’s sociological point of view is its sole redeeming characteristic, noting “its only value may be a documentation of how painful Fairbanks found the aging process” (http://www.getidan.de/kolumne/michael_scholten). Nonetheless, Fairbanks and his men seem to have shot scenes on the S.S. Belgenland, as passengers and the ship can be seen at various times during the first 30 minutes of the film. Mrs. Godfrey mentions Fairbanks and his men a number of different times, and she apparently got to know them quite well on the trip (and, according to a letter to her husband, she had met Fairbanks previously): January 22 (Kamakura): “Thanks to Douglass [sic] Fairbanks and his charming friend Arthur Cannon I was shown all of the interesting things in Yokahama after Sun down (?) dinner eating on floor with chop sticks.” January 31 (Inland Sea): “Around the shore, at the extreme end of the village, was a large tent where a geisha performance was going on. It was high grade and really beautiful, with 16 girls, who called Douglas Fairbanks up on the stage and nearly smothered him with caresses. *The Japanese do not kiss.” February 20 (The Southern Cross): “Henry Sharp, Douglass Fairbanks movie camera man entertained me—or rather invited to join him with a few others in (?) and an evening of dancing.” February 23 (Bangkok): “Douglas F. left us here to go into the wilds to make his movie ‘Around the World in 80 Mins.’” After the trip she writes, “Douglass Fairbanks and his three men added greatly to my happiness as they gave me so much attention in their most charming manner after I had most graciously made myself known to him (Doug) having met him before in Cali” and “From Bangkok (where Doug left us).” Also included is a brochure for the “Belgenland Turf Club Manila Race Meeting held on the Belgenland Race Track on Saturday, February 21st, 1931,” where in the third race Douglas Fairbanks is owner of Gipsy and Victor Fleming is owner of Agitation. Mrs. Godfrey writes in the margin, “I bet on Gipsy + Agitation + won.” Finally, in a letter to her husband, she writes, “Douglass + the Princess are still with us + are just as friendly with me as if I were one of them. I am hobknobbing [sic] with all the wealthy people + people of Royalty.” Godfrey writes throughout in a compact and readable hand, recording her thoughts and (often poetic) observations on the people and landscapes and her daily routines during the four-month passage. On Japan: “I proceeded at once to ride in a rickshaw, a most fascinating experience being whirled through the streets behind a jolly, jogging little brown man….Laughter is habitual with the Japanese.” On the Japanese island village Miyajima: “a Japanese Coney Island.” On Java: “The natives have their own Punch + Judy shows illustrating favorite old Hindu legends. Their puppets are gorgeous little figures made of bits of carved wood.” On Sri Lanka: “We stopped to see the Elephants taking their morning bath. I wanted to ride one but the ‘old hens’ riding with me refused to wait for me. My first real disappointment on the trip.” On India: “My first sight of the Taj Mahal I consider one of the high moments of a lifetime.” On Port Tewfik, Suez Canal: “It was a great treat to spend Easter Sunday in Jerusalem, where we saw in real life the Biblical pictures that have been familiar to my imagination since childhood.” On Egypt: “A dream of a lifetime has been realized—I am really in Cairo and have seen the Sphinx + Pyramids…I have just had my first ride on a camel + the experience of camping all night on the sand on the Sahara desert.” A wonderful chronicle of a round-the-world adventure compiled by a Chicago woman in the early 1930s, who provides fascinating glimpses of the silent film star Douglas Fairbanks, Victor Fleming, and Henry Sharp as they were on their way to shoot Around the World in 80 Minutes.


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    Beginning by Kenneth Branagh

    Pan, 1990. Edition Unstated. Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 244 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Previous owner's inscription in ink, neat. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Theatre & Plays; Acting; Biography & Autobiography. ISBN: 0330316133. ISBN/EAN: 9780330316132. Dewey Code: 792.028092 20. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: RB13699. . 9780330316132


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    AUD $15.02

    dreamtime Alice – a memoir by Sayer, Mandy

    Random House, Milsons point, 1998. First Edition. Softcover (with flaps). Very Good Condition. previous owner's name at the top left of the first page. No other annotations, no damage. Entwined with the singular story of a busker's life is the deeper, more intimate story of Mandy's transformation from a girl searching for her father's love into a woman who could invent our own language and find her own voice. – From: Evelyn Full number line. Size: Trade Paperback. 368 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Acting; ISBN: 0091836212. ISBN/EAN: 9780091836214. Inventory No: 0282352. . 9780091836214


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    $12.99

    Your Film Acting Career by M K Lewis

    Your Film Acting Career- answers to hundreds of questions asked the Hollywood scene: Finding work in TV, movies, commercials, industrials, modeling, student films, theater. Putting together effective resumes - photographs. Getting into the unions, finding an agent. What producers, directors, casting directors want in interviews, cold readings. Choose acting classes, residuals, overtime, contracts. Restarting a stalled career, and much much more....... Over-sized paperback book in good condition. Covers are in good condition color, glossy finish show only minor wear. Spine is tight without creasing. Pages are clean, unmarked.....Your Film Acting Career, Authors M.K. Lewis & Rosemary R. Lewis, Pub. Samuel French Trade; Rev. edition (1989), Stated first revised edition, ISBN 0929149009 9780929149004, LCCN 88-81684, Book size about 0.9 x 5.5 x 8.4 in, 301 pages, Arts & Photography Performing Arts Theater Acting & Auditioning....... Ruth Reaser..LAX Vespa, Los Angeles Culver City- maybe this will do it!-At least you know what you're getting into-City-Media Mail USPS-you get the copy you were viewing carefully Drop kick-packed to protect it - in - transit.......Film Acting Career 4918 PB Movie Blue


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    $59.40

    STANISLAVSKY IN PRACTICE; Actor Training in Post-Soviet Russia by Farber, Vreneli

    New York: Peter Lang, 2008. First printing. Cloth bound in fine condition.. 235 pages.


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    £9.99

    Shakespeare: Hit or Miss? by John Gielgud

    Sidgwick & Jackson, 1991. Hardback in Dust Wrapper.. Very Good - in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dust Wrapper with a small nick at the head of the spine. Slightly shelf cocked. Text complete, clean and tight.. Dust Wrapper over Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 9½" x 6¼". 192pp. Index. | First Edition (First Printing). For more photos or information, use the «Ask Bookseller» button and I'll be pleased to help. The book is in stock and ships from the rustic nirvana of Peasedown St. John, near Bath, England from a long-established bookseller - guaranteed by my reputation and the UK Distance Selling Act. Remember! BUYING THIS BOOK means my Jack Russells get their supper! Condition ::


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