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Based on the story of Job, this drama in verse tells the story of a twentieth-century American banker and millionaire whom God commands be stripped of his family and wealth, but who refuses to turn his back on God. J.B. won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1959 and the Tony Award for best play. More important, the play sparked a national conversation about the nature of God, the meaning of hope, and the role of the artist in society.


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J. B.: A Play in Verse

Archibald MacLeish

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JB: A Play in Verse

Archibald MacLeish

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J. B.: A Play In Verse

Archibald MacLeish

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J.B.: A Play in Verse

Archibald Macleish

1989-08-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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J. B.: A Play In Verse

Archibald MacLeish

2012-04-07. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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J. B.: A Play In Verse

Archibald MacLeish

2012-02-08. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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J.B.: A PLAY IN VERSE

MACLEISH, Archibald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. First Edition, sixth printing. Signed presentation by MacLeish on the front endpaper: "For Corrinne Minnix with all good wishes Archibald MacLeish New York Dec. 18, 1958." Corinne worked as a tour guide at Rockerfeller Center when a guide friend set her up on a blind date with Bruce Minnix. They fell in love and went on to have a 63-year marriage. Corinne's greatest lifelong passion was theater and she and her husband thrived on that energy and excitement of the New York City. Bruce Minnix is the legendary Cape May Mayor who helped to steer the city in its battle over historic preservation. But he also had a legendary life as a TV director and associate director. He was in the television control room during the famous Edward R. Murrow interview with President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy. He worked on the infamous $64,000 question quiz show and early, live TV dramas like the U.S. Steel Hour. 8vo., cloth & boards in dust jacket; 153 pages. Very Good (covers nice; contents clean & tight); light edgewear (few small tears with some browning & minor soil) d/j.

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Jb: A Play in Verse

Archibald MacLeish

1999-10-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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JB: A Play in Verse

Archibald MacLeish

2002-09-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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J. B.: A Play in Verse

Archibald MacLeish

2009-07-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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J B : A Play in Verse

MacLeish, Archibald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. INSCRIBED to Benjamin Epstein and SIGNED by the AUTHOR. Bright, clean, square, tight, unmarked copy of this Pulitzer Prize play. Sharp corners. No bookplate. No remainder mark. An attractive copy of a book tough-to-find SIGNED by the AUTHOR. MacLeish served as librarian of Congress (1939-44) and undersecretary of State (1944-45). From 1949 to 1962, he was Boylston professor of rhetoric at Harvard. J.B., a drama in verse retells the story of Job in a modern setting. It won the 1958 Pulitzer Prize. Pictorial endpapers. Original beige buckram spine, stamped in red and green, and paper-covered boards. . INSCRIBED / SIGNED by the AUTHOR. Seventh printing. Hard Cover. Very Good+ condition/No jacket. 8vo. 153pp.

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JB: A Play in Verse

Archibald MacLeish

Samuel French Inc Plays, 1956-01-01. Acting. Paperback. Used:Good.

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JB: A Play in Verse

Archibald MacLeish

Samuel French Inc Plays, 1956-01. Paperback. New. /NEW/I HAVE THOUSANDS OF PLAYS AND MUSICALS IN MY LISTINGS/*SHIPS WITHIN 24HRS!!*

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J.B. (a play in verse)

MacLeish, Archibald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin. Hardcover. 98060 Ninth Printing. Hardcover with dustjacket in mylar. Dustjacket near fine, no tears, no scuffing, no price-clipping. Book has PO sticker in front, binding tight, pages clean and bright. An excellent copy. . Very Good. 1958.

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J.B. : A Play in Verse

Archibald MacLeish

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1958. Sentry Edition; Thirteenth Printing. Softcover. Very Good in wrappers. Edge wear. Ink to right page edges and front endpaper. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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JB - A PLAY IN VERSE

MacLeish, Archibald

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1961. PB. very good++, wraps (softcover) signed by the author. Special edition signed on the first page by the author with a bookplate affixed indicating this edition was presented by the author and the publisher "...on the occasion of the 1961 Convention of The National Council of Teachers of English, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, November 22-25, 1961." 154pp.

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J.B. : A Play in Verse

Archibald MacLeish

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1958. Fifth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Toning and edge wear. Corners rubbed. Spine's crown chipped. Soiling to rear panel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original unclipped dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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J.B.

MacLeish, Archibald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1958. First Edition; Fifth Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in a Good price clipped dust jacket. Edgewear to jacket, including a few tears. Cup stain to jacket at rear panel. Price marking on FEP. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Original dust jacket protected by archival Brodart cover. All domestic orders shipped protected in a Box. .

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J.B.

MACLEISH, Archibald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. Bookshop label on front fly, spine and edges tanned and lightly mottled, very good in a very good lightly age-toned dustwrapper with short tear on top edge. A play in verse.

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J.B.: A Play in Verse

Archibald Macleish

1989-08-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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J.B

MacLeish, Archibald

Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1958. A lovely book. Eighth printing. Teal paper and tan linen over boards with J.B. in red on front board and green/red print on spine; 153 pages; very solid binding; square corners; no internal marks; title page and end paper designs by Ismar David; text block is quite bright and clean. Included with this book is a bit of ephemera: The New York Times, May, 1959 article: "When 'J.B.' Worried by Brooks Atkinson" in reference to the revisions Mr. MacLeish and Elia Kazan made in Act II. Dust jacket is tanned at perimeter and spine with several chips and small tears.. LIBRARY. Fine/Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.

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JB: A Play in Verse

MacLeish, Archibald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. Hardbound. Very good, clean, bright, tight interior; sunning to cover edges and spine. Grey paper and beige linen over boards; 153 pp. Inscribed by the author to "Peg" whilst in Antigua, 1959.

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J.B.

MacLeish, Archibald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. 1958. First Edition; Tenth Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good; with a Very Good dust jacket. Tear to jacket crown at rear panel. Text is clean and unmarked. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

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J.B. - A. Mac Leish

MacLeish, Archibald

Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. 0812420438 Special order direct from the distributor . New.

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J. B

Macleish, Archibald

Sur, Buenos Aires, 1960. 140 p. 8vo. In Spanish. Idioma: Español. Versión castellana de Celia Paschero y Juan Carlos Pellegrini. VG copy. In its original wrappers, some rubbing to spine, top of spine repaired with sello tape, else VG. .

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J. B.: A Play in Verse

MacLeish, Archibald

Boston, Mass.: Houghton, Mifflin, 1958. 8vo. 153 pp. Cloth. Ex-libris. First edition, with splendid title page. Some library marking but not very large, wrapped in mylar.

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J.B.: A Play in Verse

Archibald MacLeish

Mariner Books, 1989-08-01. Paperback. Very Good. *Nice looking book, has minor edge wear.

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J.B.: A Play in Verse

MacLeish, Archibald

Houghton Mifflin, 1989-08-01. Paperback. Very Good. Nice looking book, has minor edge wear.

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J.B. - A. Mac Leish

MacLeish, Archibald

Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. 0812420438 . New.

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J.B. - A. Mac Leish

MacLeish, Archibald

Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. 0812420438 . New.

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J.B. - A. Mac Leish

MacLeish, Archibald

Perfection Learning. LIBRARY BINDING. 0812420438 Remainder mark . Fine.

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Jb: A Play in Verse

Archibald MacLeish

Bt Bound. Library Binding. GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, that’ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included.

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J.B.

MacLeish, Archibald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Very Good in a Very Good jacket, unclipped ($3.50), generally toned and rubbed. Grey buckram with green paper on the boards, bumped at the corners. Square and firmly bound with a green top stain, contemporary clippings from news articles by and about MacLeish pasted into the back endpaper and back board. A play inspired by the Book of Job and the question of human suffering. "Two broken-down actors, reduced to selling popcorn and balloons in a circus, venture to exercise their rusty talents and reinflate their egos by reading the parts of God and Satan after closing time on a side-show stage."

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J.B.: A Play in Verse

Archibald MacLeish

San Val, 1989-08. School & Library Binding. Good.

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J.B.: A Play in Verse

MacLeish, Archibald

Houghton Mifflin. PAPERBACK. B0058M8JDA . New.

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J.B.: A Play in Verse

MacLeish, Archibald

Houghton Mifflin. PAPERBACK. B0058M8JDA . New.

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J.B.: A Play in Verse

MacLeish, Archibald

Houghton Mifflin. PAPERBACK. B0058M8JDA Remainder mark . Fine.

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J.B.: A Play in Verse

MacLeish, Archibald

Houghton Mifflin. PAPERBACK. B0058M8JDA Remainder mark . Fine.

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J.B.: A Play in Verse

MacLeish, Archibald

Houghton Mifflin. PAPERBACK. B0058M8JDA signs of little wear on the cover. . Very Good.

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J.B.: A Play in Verse

MacLeish, Archibald

Houghton Mifflin. PAPERBACK. B0058M8JDA Minor shelf wear . Very Good.

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J.B

MACLEISH, Archibald

Houghton Mifflin, 1958-01-01. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Stated First Printing. Binding is tight, sturdy, and square; boards and text also very good. Light age-toning, light shelfwear to edges of unclipped dust jacket. DJ protected in Mylar wraps. Previous owner's inscription on front endpaper, otherwise text very good. NOT an ex-library copy, NO remainder mark, NOT a book club. Ships from Dinkytown in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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America Was Promises

Mac Leish, Archibald

NY: Duell, Sloan & Pearce. VG+. 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First edition (Stated) bound in blue cloth with silver lettering. 12mo size, 20pp. Book is VG+. Covers & lettering are bright, clean. Inner gutters starting to tan else content is fine. In VG dj that has a 1cm chip on the rear panel, darkening to the spine and soiling to the edge s. .

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J,B,

ARCHIBALD MacLEISH

Very good copy of 1959 Pulitzer Prize winning drama on a modern story of Job. Some soiling and chipping to front and back panel of DJ. Text is clean and unmarked.

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J. B.: A Play in Verse

MACLEISH, Archibald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First edition. Modest stain on rear board, very good in good dustwrapper with the stain more pronounced on the rear panel.

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J. B.: A Play in Verse

MacLeish, Archibald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1958. Second Printing. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Hardcover in DJ; 153pp; Minor staining & chipping to DJ, slight musty odor, text unmarked, binding is sound, VG/Good condition. Modern play in verse based on the biblical book of Job.

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J. B.; A Play in Verse

MacLeish, Archibald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 1958. First Edition. Fourth Printing. Hard Cover. Quarter bound in grey cloth over blue boards, red lettering on front cover, green and red lettering on spine, t.e.g. (blue), fore-edge deckle, decorated endpapers. . The volume is in excellent condition, tight, square and clean. Names of former owner's on fep, and first blank page of volume, top of front board only lightly sunned, else fine. The unclipped dust jacket shows mild shelf-wear, small open tear at top of front panel and head of spine. NEAR FINE/VERY GOOD- . 8vo 8" - 9" tall. (vi), 153 pp .

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J. B

Macleish, Archibald

Sur, Buenos Aires, 1960. 140 p. 8vo. In Spanish. Idioma: Español. Versión castellana de Celia Paschero y Juan Carlos Pellegrini. “J. B., que fuera representada con gran éxito en Europa y Estados Unidos, mereció el Premio Pulitzer para Teatro de 1959.” Text block VG and firm, original wrappers in fair condition: spine partially missing, wrappers loose and dusty. .

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J.B.

MACLEISH Archibald (Glencoe, Illinois 1892 - Boston 1982)

Milano: Bompiani, Pegaso teatrale , 1960. Brossura (wrappers). Molto Buono (Very Good). Traduzione in prosa di Paola Ojetti. 16mo. pp. 150. Molto Buono (Very Good). Prima edizione italiana (First Italian Edition).

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J. B.: A Play Verse

MACLEISH, Archibald

Boston: Houghton, 1958. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Six edition. Very good in very good dustwrapper. Name on front endpaper. Very edges of cover light brown. Dustwrapper price clipped. Dustwrapper browned. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Please inquire for more detailed condition information.

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J.B.

MACLEISH, Archibald

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1958. Very Good. Later. Very good minus. Decorative end pages, cloth covers and spine slightly soiled, rubbed and bumped on edges, stamp on 2nd endpaper. Please Note: This book has been transferred to Between the Covers from another database and might not be described to our usual standards. Please inquire for more detailed condition information.

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