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Tiger By the Tail: A Marionette Play
1 Tiger By the Tail: A Marionette Play

Rochester, NY Rochester Folk Art Guild Soft Cover Very Good+ 
Clean green wraps, string bound, with brown frog prince illustration and brown lettering on cover. No chipping or creasing, very slight wear to edges. Pages are clean and bright, with no names, writing or marks. Unpaginated. A children's marionette play dramatized from an old Chinese tale and silk-screened by the Rochester Folk Art Guild, with color cut-out figures (all bright and intact) bound in. 7" x 9-1/2". Play. 016652

Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Tiny Alice: A Play
Albee, Edward
New York Atheneum 1965 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
Clean red boards with black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. Binding tight & square, pages clean. No names, writing or bookplates inside. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Play. WARD00841

Price: 10.00 USD
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Play It Again, Sam, Allen, Woody
3 Play It Again, Sam
Allen, Woody
New York Random House 1969 Stated First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing, with "First Printing" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded red boards with blind-stamped Random House logo on cover, clean unfaded black cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean, with slight yellowing to pages as is common in this book. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates, one tiny pen mark to upper right corner of front free endpaper (tiny E). 95 pgs. Black & white frontis photo with Woody Allen and Jerry Lacy portraying Allan Felix and Bogart. Unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, with a few brown spots (foxing) along flap fold edges and more faintly, to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 016570

Price: 200.00 USD
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Blues for Mister Charlies, Baldwin, James
4 Blues for Mister Charlies
Baldwin, James
New York Dial Press 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with blue lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 121 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has tiny corner chips at top and bottom of spine, slight edge wear, short closed tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Play. 013904

Price: 95.00 USD
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5 Hotel Universe: A Play
Barry, Philip
Samuel French, Inc. 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean blue cloth boards with black cloth spine, silver lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear, hint of fading at board edges. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. 166 pgs. 8vo. Play. 008245

Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Karen Borneman; Lynggaard & Co. (Two Plays By Hjalmar Bergstrom)
Bergstrom, Hjalmar
New York Mitchell Kennerley 1913 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean maroon cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Slight fading to spine (lettering still legible). Light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Very neatly penned previous owner inscription from 1916 (in Danish) on front free endpaper. Pages are clean. 255 pgs. 8vo. Play. 008118

Price: 20.00 USD
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7 The Curse of the Misbegotten: A Tale of the House of O'Neill
Bowen, Croswell with the Assistance of Shane O'Neill
New York McGraw Hill 1959 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean unfaded red boards with clean gray cloth spine, red lettering on spine. No bumping; very tiny spot of light wear to one spine corner. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 384 pgs. with index. Clean unfaded dustjacket has two very short closed tears, tiny shallow chip at base of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 016239

Price: 25.00 USD
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The Company of Players, Chapin, Victor
8 The Company of Players
Chapin, Victor
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1959 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Near FIne Near Fine Jacket 
Clean red cloth boards with decoration (abstract faces) and black lettering on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 340 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped and enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 008918

Price: 20.00 USD
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Commmentary on Shakespeare's Richard III, Clemen, W.H
9 Commmentary on Shakespeare's Richard III
Clemen, W.H
Great Britain Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1968 First English Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean gray cloth boards with black title box, bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. 247 pgs. with index. Very clean dustjacket has corner clip at lower corner of front flap (UK price is still present), no chips or tears, slight edgewear with dustjacket's clear coat from manufacturer lifting slightly. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Shakespeare. 010151

Price: 80.00 USD
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10 The Rise and Fall of the Matinee Idol: Past Deities of Stage and Screen, Their Roles, Their magic and Their Worshippers
Curtis, Anthony (editor)
New York St. Martin's 1974 Stated First American Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean green cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying; mere hint of slightest surface wear to spine edges. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 215 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black & white movie stills. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with two short closed edge tears at top spine corners. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 7" x 10". Cinema. 014909

Price: 12.00 USD
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11 Chief Contemporary Dramatists
Dickinson, Thomas H.
Houghton Mifflin 1915 Cloth Bds Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
VG Black cloth. Binding is tight, pages are clean.Theater. 000724

Price: 10.00 USD
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Escape, Galsworthy, John
12 Escape
Galsworthy, John
New York Charles Scribner's Sons 1931 Later Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Very clean unfaded dark green paper covered boards with black lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers, with beautiful old tasteful bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 94 pgs. Clean unfaded red dustjacket is not price clipped (1.00 on front inner flap), has two very small edge chips, slight wear at top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A play about an escaped convict. 8vo. Play. 015873

Price: 25.00 USD
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Janus, Green, Carolyn
13 Janus
Green, Carolyn
New York Random House 1956 Stated First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing on copyright page. Very clean beige boards with crisp clean paper photo image of actress Margaret Sullivan on cover with green border, green title box with gold lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 179 pgs. with black & white glossy scenes from the play. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, very slight age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Clean, collectable quality book and dustjacket. 8vo. Play. 015629

Price: 45.00 USD
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The Strange Triangle of G.B.S., Hanley, Tullah Innes
14 The Strange Triangle of G.B.S.
Hanley, Tullah Innes
Boston Bruce Humphries, Inc. 1959 Second Edition (signed) Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Second Edition, inscribed and signed by author with two original color photos taped in next to inscription on front free endpaper. Turqoise cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Very narrow vertical water stain to rear spine edge, hint of slightest surface wear to spine corners. No bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. 336 pgs. Author inscription on front free endpaper reads: "To my dear friend, glorious Gloria Barrie - affectionately - Tullah Hanley 1970 Oct. w.j.c. - For this labor of love of 6 years. I am the only woman recipient of an honorary Fellowship of the Arts & Sciences from Texas Univ. - T.I.H. (my next one will be the Love of Art + Art of Love." Two photos taped beside inscription, one of the author in a gown and turban, long gloves, holding her cat and her maid standing nearby; the other of the author lying on the floor with her legs extended overhead in an L-shape, wearing stiletto heels(!). Dustjacket is not price clipped, clean except for a few small faint water spots to spine, one tiny chip (smaller than a match head) at base of spine, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 016576

Price: 50.00 USD
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15 T. S. Eliot's Negative Way
Hay, Eloise Knapp
Cambridge/London Harvard University Press 1982 0-674-24675-6 / 9780674246751 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean blue-gray cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name & address on front free endpaper. 214 pgs. with index. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, with slight sunning to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A study of T. S. Eliot's poems and plays. 007956

Price: 15.00 USD
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On Reflection: An Autobiography, Hayes, Helen
16 On Reflection: An Autobiography
Hayes, Helen
New York M. Evans and Company 1968 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean charcoal gray boards with red cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear, binding is tight (very slight lean), pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 253 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears, with very slight edge wear. Photo of Helen Hayes on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Biography. 012933

Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Alien Corn
Howard, Sidney
New York/London Charles Scribner's Sons 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Good Near Fine Jacket 
Brown cloth boards have some faint dampstaining front & rear, but boards are straight and true, no warping, and have been cleaned. Very clean bright unchipped title label on spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, no foxing or mustiness. Front free endpaper has been removed (1/2" still present extending from spine). Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with one very small closed edge tear (under 1/4"). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Scarce. 8vo. Play. 010467

Price: 25.00 USD
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Three Plays of Henrik Iben: An Enemy of the People; The Wild Duck; Hedda Gabler, Ibsen, Henrik
18 Three Plays of Henrik Iben: An Enemy of the People; The Wild Duck; Hedda Gabler
Ibsen, Henrik
New York Heritage Press 1965 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Slipcase Jacket Fredrik Matheson, Illustrator 
Very clean decorated boards (pastel stripe) with clean brown cloth spine, darker brown title box with gold lettering. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. 327 pgs. Illustrated by Fredrik Matheson. Original Heritage Club Sandglass pamphlet laid in. Housed in clean original slipcase (no cracking or chipping, very slight fading to edges). Plays. 012655

Price: 20.00 USD
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One Hell of an Actor, Kanin, Garson
19 One Hell of an Actor
Kanin, Garson
New York Harper & Row 1977 0-06-012249-8 / 9780060122492 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean burgundy cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean gold endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 276 pgs. Clean unfaded dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The novelized story of John J. Tumulty (1849-1930) who was a superlative actor in early American Theatre. 8vo. Theater. 016749

Price: 25.00 USD
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20 The Sanskrit Drama in Its Origin, Development, Theory and Practice
Keith, A. Berriedale
London Oxford University Press 1959 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean light maroon cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 405 pgs. with index. Scarce dustjacket is not price clipped, has two small closed edge tears and very small corner chips, is quite clean (just a hint of soiling to rear panel). Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Theater. 008752

Price: 30.00 USD
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