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Summer And Smoke

Summer And Smoke

by Williams, Tennessee

NY Signet Pub. 1961. The play illus. w. 11 stills from the movie. fragile. Small scratch on frnt. wrap. browning to pgs. owner sig.Vg. Laid in is a 16pg. showbill program for the film version of the play. Includes bios. and is illustrated with a still from the movie on the front cover. Light wear. Vg. . First Paperback Edition. Paperback.
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$20.00
THE NOTEBOOKS OF TRIGORIN. A FREE ADAPTATION OF CHEKHOV'S THE SEA GULL

THE NOTEBOOKS OF TRIGORIN. A FREE ADAPTATION OF CHEKHOV'S THE SEA GULL

by WILLIAMS, Tennessee

(New York): New Directions, (1997). First Edition. hardcover. Fine in a Fine dustwrapper. Based on a translation from the Russian by Ann Dunnigan. Edited with an introduction by Allean Hale. Foreword by Vanessa Redgrave.
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$12.50
STAIRS TO THE ROOF. A PRAYER FOR THE WILD OF HEART THAT ARE KEPT IN CAGES

STAIRS TO THE ROOF. A PRAYER FOR THE WILD OF HEART THAT ARE KEPT IN CAGES

by WILLIAMS, Tennessee

(New York): New Directions, (2000). First Edition. softcover. Fine. Pictorial wraps. A paperback original, not published in hardcover. Edited with an introduction by Allean Hale.
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$12.50
Something Cloudy, Something Clear

Something Cloudy, Something Clear

by Williams, Tennessee

New York: New Directions, 1995. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 85 pages. Fine in Fine dust jacket with very light rubbing.
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$25.00
Two Screenplays: La Terra Trema, Senso

Two Screenplays: La Terra Trema, Senso

by Visconti, Luchino

NY The Orion Press 1970. The screenplays for two of Visconti's great films. Although not credited with the screenplay in this book, both Tennessee Williams & Paul Bowles worked on it, and receive credit in the film & various others books. 40 stills. Small price label stain to pastedown, price clipped. Fine/fine. 1st Printing. Cloth with Dustjacket.
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$25.00
27 Wagons Full of Cotton & Other One-act Plays

27 Wagons Full of Cotton & Other One-act Plays

by Williams, Tennessee

Conn.: New Directions, 1945. The true first edition of eleven short plays by the great playwright including 27 Wagons Full Of Cotton which was later adapted by Williams into his original screenplay "Baby Doll." Also includes the very short play "This Property Is Condemned" which was made into a poorly received film in 1966 with Natalie Wood & Robert Redford in the leads & a screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola. Some shallow chipping to the back panel of the dustjacket also... Read more
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$400.00
Tennessee Williams: New Selected Essays: Where I Live

Tennessee Williams: New Selected Essays: Where I Live

by Bak, John S. (editor)

New York: New Directions, 2009. Later printing. Octavo, 313 pages, paperback. Fine. Slight bump at bottom of spine.
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$12.00
Tennessee Williams' s The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams' s The Glass Menagerie

by Bloom, Harold (editor)

New York: Chelsea House, 2007. Octavo, 178 pages. A compilation of essays on Tennessee Williams and The Glass Menagerie, Williams's first popular success. From the Bloom's Modern Critical Views series on famous writers and their works, this one being an "updated edition" of the book on The Glass Menagerie. Hardcover, issued without a dust jacket. Fine.
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$30.00
Tennessee Williams: A Study of the Short Fiction

Tennessee Williams: A Study of the Short Fiction

by Vannatta, Dennis

Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1988. First Edition, First Printing. A chronological survey of Tennessee Williams's short fiction by a professor of English at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Octavo, 142 pages. Near Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket. Very slight age-toning to pages, as well as to flaps of dust jacket.
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$20.00
Gentlemen Callers: Tennessee Williams, Homosexuality and Mid-20th Century Drama

Gentlemen Callers: Tennessee Williams, Homosexuality and Mid-20th Century Drama

by Paller, Michael

New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005. First Edition, First Printing. The author examines Williams's plays from the 1940s through the 1980s against the backdrop of his life story and the culture in which he worked. Octavo, 269 pages. Fine in a Fine dust jacket.
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$25.00
Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

by Bloom, Harold (ed.)

New York: Chelsea House, 2007. Later printing. Octavo, 211 pages. A compilation of essays on Tennessee Williams's work. From the Bloom's Modern Critical Views series on famous writers, this one being an "updated edition" of the book on Williams. Hardcover, issued without a dust jacket. Near Fine, with some minor bumps to the spine.
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$35.00
The Remarkable Rooming-House of Mme. Le Monde: A Play

The Remarkable Rooming-House of Mme. Le Monde: A Play

by Williams, Tennessee

New York: Albondocani Press, 1984. First Edition. A previously unpublished one-act play that takes place in London. This is #128 of 150 numbered copies. Hand-sewn red marbled paper wrappers with white label on front printed in black. Publisher's one-page prospectus laid in. Fine. SCARCE. A gorgeous production featuring Swedish marble wrappers by William Ferguson and Nancy King of Worcester, Massachusetts.
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$175.00
Millennial Essays on Tennessee Williams

Millennial Essays on Tennessee Williams

by Voss, Ralph F. (ed.)

Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Essays on the influence of popular culture on Tennessee Williams (and vice versa); his relationship to Hollywood; his struggles with censorship and depictions of gender and sexuality, etc. Octavo, 251 pages. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. An attractive copy.
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$25.00
Tennessee Williams: A Casebook

Tennessee Williams: A Casebook

by Gross, Robert F. (editor)

New York: Routledge, 2002. First Edition, First Printing. Twelve essays on Tennessee Williams's career, with a look at not only his most famous plays but also his lesser-known works. Octavo, 214 pages, hard cover, issued without a dust jacket. A surprisingly scarce volume.
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$100.00
The World of Tennessee Williams

The World of Tennessee Williams

by Leavitt, Richard F. (Editor)

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1978. First Edition. SIGNED by Tennessee Williams and Richard Leavitt (the editor), number 64 of 250 copies. A lavishly illustrated book on the life and work of Tennessee Williams. 4to., 176 pages. Near Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket in original cardboard slipcase. Errata slip laid in. Slipcase a bit dusty.
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$250.00
The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams, Vol. II, 1945-1957

The Selected Letters of Tennessee Williams, Vol. II, 1945-1957

by Devlin, Albert J. and Tischler, Nancy M. (editors)

New York: New Directions, 2004. These letters are from Tennessee Williams's greatest period, which included such plays as A Streetcar Named Desire and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Octavo, 662 pages, paperback. Near Fine with a five-inch crease to last 10 pages or so.
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$20.00
SAND

SAND

by Williams, Tennessee

[n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1936: Audrey Wood, 1936. 1st Edition. Soft cover. [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1936: Audrey Wood, 1936. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Williams, Tennessee. SAND. [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1936. 8vo., 8 pp. rectos only. First Edition of this carbon original typrescript short story about "Old Mr. & Mrs. Kramer"*, first submitted to STORY magazine. Punch bound blue stiff printed wrappers of the Liebling-Wood Agency, 551 Fifth Ave. New York. House File Copy. [Audrey Wood was... Read more
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$2,750.00
Tennessee: Cry of the Heart

Tennessee: Cry of the Heart

by RADER, Dotson

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1985. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Illustrated. Fine in slightly age-toned else fine dustwrapper.
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$30.00
AT LIBERTY

AT LIBERTY

by Williams, Tennessee

[n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1941: Audrey Wood, 1941. 1st Edition. Soft cover. [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1941: Audrey Wood, 1941. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Williams, Tennessee. AT LIBERTY. [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1941. 8vo., 10 pp. rectos only. First Edition of this one act playscript, carbon original with one pencil correction - the story of a once successful actress who retreats to her childhood home in Mississippi, with fantasies of resuscitating her career. A fine copy in printed punch bound blue stiff... Read more
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$2,750.00
Androgyne, Mon Amour

Androgyne, Mon Amour

by Williams, Tennessee

New York: New Directions, 1977. SIGNED BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS. His 2nd collection of poems. Dustjacket is illustrated with a painting by Williams. Invitation to a publication party laid in. Fine/fine. First Edition. Cloth with Dustjacket.
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$500.00
THE ANGEL IN THE ALCOVE

THE ANGEL IN THE ALCOVE

by Williams, Tennessee

[n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1943: Audrey Wood, 1943. 1st Edition. Soft cover. [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1943: Audrey Wood, 1943. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Williams, Tennessee. THE ANGEL IN THE ALCOVE. [n.p.] New York: [n.d.] 1943. 8vo., 13 pp. rectos only. First Edition. Original carbon typescript short story [basis for Vieux Carré], punch bound blue stiff wrappers of the Liebling-Wood Agency, 551 Fifth Ave. New York. A fine House File Copy. [Audrey Wood was Williams' literary agent. From 1939 Wood... Read more
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$3,600.00
FUGITIVE KIND

FUGITIVE KIND

by WILLIAMS, Tennessee

(New York): New Directions, (2001). First Edition. softcover. Fine. Pictorial wraps. A paperback original, not published in hardcover. Edited with an introduction by Allean Hale.
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$12.50
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Signed by the Author

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Signed by the Author

by Williams, Tennessee

First edition, first impression and first issue with no mention of The New York Times on the copyright page and no credits to Mielziner & Ballard on page xii (New Directions, New York, 1955). Signed by the author to the title page. One of the most prominent playwrights of 20th Century American Drama.Publisher's original light brown cloth with black lettering to spine. A fine and clean book, with just a hint of pushing to spine foot in the near fine or better dust jacket with minor rubbing to spine... Read more
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£3,250.00
KINGDOM OF EARTH. (THE SEVEN DESCENTS OF MYRTLE)

KINGDOM OF EARTH. (THE SEVEN DESCENTS OF MYRTLE)

by Williams, Tennessee

New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1975. 1st Edition. Soft cover. New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1975. 1st Edition. Soft cover. First Edition. Small 8vo. 87 pp. Fronticepiece a photograph of Estelle Parsons and Harry Guardino in a scene from the Broadway play. Fine in light blue wrappers as issued. Williams' conceived the idea for this play, one of his few comedies, on a trip to Mexico during the summer of 1940 for actress Maureen Stapleton. Produced in New York in 1967 by David Merrick and... Read more
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$30.00
The Traveling Companion and Other Plays: Tennessee Williams

The Traveling Companion and Other Plays: Tennessee Williams

by Saddik, Annette J. (editor)

New York: New Directions, 2008. First Edition, First Printing. Twelve late plays by Tennessee Williams. Octavo, 311 pages, paperback. Fine.
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$12.00