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Complete Plays - Gilbert & Sullivan
1 Complete Plays - Gilbert & Sullivan

Garden City Publishing 1938 Cloth Bds Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean brown cloth boards with beige title box, gold lettering & decoration on spine. Binding is tight & square. P/O name on front free endpaper. Pages are clean. 711 pgs. Plays. 000071

Price: 10.00 USD
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Tiger By the Tail: A Marionette Play
2 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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The Way It Was, Aden, Bob
3 The Way It Was
Aden, Bob
Excelsior, MN Old Log Theater 1989 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, in clean unchipped jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with brown lettering, photo decorated cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 145 pp. Illustrated with photographs. Clean jacket is unchipped, one tiny closed edge tear, photo of author on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An account of the Old Log Theater's early years. 019664

Price: 12.00 USD
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Cinderella (And Five Other Fairy Plays), Barbee, Lindsey
4 Cinderella (And Five Other Fairy Plays)
Barbee, Lindsey
Chicago T. S. Denison & Co. 1922 First Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket Illustrated Signed
Mauve embossed boards with delicate white flower design bordering black designed titlebox with mauve lettering on cover. Cloth boards are clean, title box on cover has smudging to printing. Crisp clean black lettering and white flower design on spine. Very light surface wear to top/base of spine and corners. Binding is tight and square. Dated gift inscription SIGNED BY AUTHOR on front free endpaper. No writing on pages. 146 pgs. 5" x 7-1/4". Plays. 014691

Price: 40.00 USD
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5 Karen Borneman; Lynggaard & Co. (Two Plays By Hjalmar Bergstrom)
Bergstrom, Hjalmar
New York Mitchell Kennerley 1913 First 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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A Gentleman from Mississippi - A Novel - Founded on the popular play of the same title, Brady, Wm. A. and Jos. R. Grismer
6 A Gentleman from Mississippi - A Novel - Founded on the popular play of the same title
Brady, Wm. A. and Jos. R. Grismer
New York J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company 1908 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
First Edition. Clean unfaded red ribbed cloth boards with decorated cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking, no fraying. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 189 pp. Illustrated with scenes from the play. (8 black and white plates, including frontispiece). 020503

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The Poems and Plays of Robert Browning, Browning, Robert
7 The Poems and Plays of Robert Browning
Browning, Robert
New York Modern Library 1945 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library Giant No. G17 in original dust jacket. Toledano binding no. G5. Clean light gray cloth boards with green oval torchbearer logo on cover and spine, green title box with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean. Blank endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Green top stained upper page edges. 1218 pages. Dust jacket is clean, has some edge wear and short closed edge tears, 6" separation at front flap fold. 376 titles listed on verso of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024246

Price: 15.00 USD
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Scenery for the Theatre - The organization, processes, materials and techniques used to set the stage, Burris-Meyer, Harold and Edward C. Cole
8 Scenery for the Theatre - The organization, processes, materials and techniques used to set the stage
Burris-Meyer, Harold and Edward C. Cole
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1949 Later printing Fine Fair Jacket 
Later 1949 printing in original dust jacket. Very clean beige cloth boards with purple lettering on cover and spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (sophisticated custom made bookplate on verso of front free endpaper). Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings, color chart for scene painting with clean tissue guard. 473 pages with index. Dust jacket is clean and unclipped but missing 2" piece at base of spine, almost completely separated at rear spine fold, a few additional small chips, nicks and scrapes. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. "Scenery for the Theatre" is the first technical work in English on the processes, methods and techniques of setting the stage which makes any pretensions to completeness. 024446

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Framed photograph with Barbara Cartland's autograph, oak leaf from tree planted by Elizabeth I, Cartland, Barbara
9 Framed photograph with Barbara Cartland's autograph, oak leaf from tree planted by Elizabeth I
Cartland, Barbara
England 1979 Paperback Very Good+ Signed
11" x 14" framed color photograph of author Barbara Cartland standing in front of a huge and ancient tree planted by Queen Elizabeth I of England, with her autograph below it (Love, Barbara Cartland), and a "Lucky Oak Leaf" from the tree in a see-through custom printed envelope below that. Also a typed 5-paragraph note from Barbara Cartland on her personal stationery on rear of framed picture regarding the oak leaf keepsake. Also included are three paperback romance novels by Miss Cartland in excellent condition (titles: The Prude and the Prodigal - Bantam, first printing,October, 1980; A Circus for Love - Pan, first printing, 1987; The Ghost Who Fell in Love, Bantam, first printing, 1979). After her death in May of 2000, Dame Barbara Cartland was interred at her private estate in Hatfield, Hertfordshire, under this very tree that had been planted by Queen Elizabeth I. Miss Cartland was the world's most prolific novelist who wrote 723 books in her lifetime, of which no less than 644 were romantic novels with worldwide sales of over 1 billion copies and her books were translated into 36 different languages. She also wrote historical biographies, 6 autobiographies, theatrical plays and books of advice on life, love, vitamins and cookery. In January, 1988, Cartland received the Medaille de Vermeil de la Ville de Paris, the highest honour of the city of Paris, for publishing 25 million books in France. She wrote her last book at age 97 and died just shy of her 99th birthday in May of 2000. 024117

Price: 150.00 USD
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Sixteen Famous British Plays, Cerf, Bennett A. and Van H. Cartmell (editors)
10 Sixteen Famous British Plays
Cerf, Bennett A. and Van H. Cartmell (editors)
New York Modern Library 1943 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ good Jacket 
Modern Library no. G63 in dust jacket. Complete and Unabridged. Toledano binding no. G4. Gray cloth boards with green title box on spine, green and gold oval torchbearer symbol on cover and spine. No fraying or wear, slight age-toning. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean decorated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Black top-stained upper text block edges. Introduction by John Mason Brown. 1000 pages. Dust jacket is clean but has edge chipping and closed tears, corner crease. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Plays include The Corn is Green, Mr. Pim Passes By, The Green Goddess, Outward Bound, The Green Bay Tree, The Importance of Being Earnest, What Every Woman Knows, and MORE. 027162

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Best Plays by Chekhov - The Sea Gull; Uncle Vanya; The Three Sisters; The Cherry Orchard, Chekhov
11 Best Plays by Chekhov - The Sea Gull; Uncle Vanya; The Three Sisters; The Cherry Orchard
Chekhov
New York Modern Library 1950 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 171 in original unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Kent style endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Translated and with an introduction by Stark Young. 296 pages. Clean dust jacket is unclipped (1.65 on front inside flap), has very tiny chips at spine corners, very slight rubbing. 379 titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024067

Price: 15.00 USD
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Commmentary on Shakespeare's Richard III, Clemen, W.H
12 Commmentary on Shakespeare's Richard III
Clemen, W.H
Great Britain Methuen & Co. Ltd. 1968 First 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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Deep are the Roots, d'Usseau, Arnaud and James Gow
13 Deep are the Roots
d'Usseau, Arnaud and James Gow
New York Charles Scribner 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
First Edition, with "A" on copyright page in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with white and black unchipped stamped lettering on cover and spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper, with small circular red sticker from "The Dramatic Publishing Co. - Chicago" in upper right corner of front free endpaper. Dustjacket featuring photo from the play is clean, not price clipped, has small chips at top and bottom spine edges, wear at front spine fold, hint of rubbing. Photo of authors on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. One of the most successful and controversial plays of the era, about an African American war hero returning to his Southern U.S. town. 020374

Price: 30.00 USD
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Euripides Alcestis, Euripides (translated by William Arrowsmith)
14 Euripides Alcestis
Euripides (translated by William Arrowsmith)
New York / London Oxford Press 1974 0-19-501861-3 / 9780195018615 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear, very slight bow to front board. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean rust brown endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 122 pgs. with glossary. Translated by William Arrowsmith. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, unchipped, with very slight edge wear and one 1/3" closed edge tear at base spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A translation of one of Euripides' most sublte and witty plays and a wholly fresh interpretation, this rendition shows for the first time the extraordinary formal beauty and thematic concentration of the Alcestis. 017692

Price: 20.00 USD
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Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare, Fields, Bertram
15 Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare
Fields, Bertram
New York ReganBooks - HarperCollins 2005 0060775599 / 9780060775599 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition (and with full number line) in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown boards with darker brown spine, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated. 308 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author revisits all the critical facts and unanswered questions regarding the true identity of the author of the magnificent body of poems and plays attributed to William Shakespeare. 027433

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The Forsyte Saga; A Modern Comedy; Caravan - The Assembled Tales; Three Novels of Society; Three Novels of Love; Plays., Galsworthy, John
16 The Forsyte Saga; A Modern Comedy; Caravan - The Assembled Tales; Three Novels of Society; Three Novels of Love; Plays.
Galsworthy, John
New York Charles Scribner 1929 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
Gorgeous full leather set of six volumes (SIGNED by author) in matching original leather-covered library case. Limited Edition - This is Number 256 of 500 copies. Each volume is in its original leather dust jacket which has a gold silk lining. Each book is bound in green leather with gold lettering on cover and spine. No wear to books or jackets, except some faint fading to dust jacket edges. Each book has a unique frontispiece illustration, one of which is a photo of Galsworthy with his two dogs. Volumes include: 1) The Forsyte Saga; 2) A Modern Comedy; 3) Caravan - The Assembled Tales; 4) Three Novels of Society; 5) Three Novels of Love; 6) Plays. All bindings are tight and square, pages are clean. No previous owner markings. "When the First Edition was printed on January sixteenth, 1929, the First Five Hundred Copies were reserved for Mr. Galsworthy's signature, of which this is Number 256 of the Compact Edition." A truly scarce and beautiful set that will enhance any collection. 026321

Price: 400.00 USD
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The Balcony (Le Balcon) - A Play in Nine Scenes, Genet, Jean
17 The Balcony (Le Balcon) - A Play in Nine Scenes
Genet, Jean
New York Grove Press 1958 First Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean hardcover book in original unclipped dust jacket. Gray cloth boards with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Translated by Bernard Frechtman. 118 pages. Dust jacket has slight age-toning, very small edge chip at bottom of front panel (size of a match head), not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Setting is a brothel in the midst of a revolution that has wiped out all the real holders of power except the Chief of Police, who now enlists the regular customers to play out the fantasy roles that destiny has denied them. In a series of macabre, climactic scenes, the playwright develops his mocking view of man and society. 027322

Price: 95.00 USD
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Roman Comedies, George E. Duckworth (Editor)
18 Roman Comedies
George E. Duckworth (Editor)
New York Modern Library 1963 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 337 in dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 11. Clean blue cloth boards with blind-stamped hexagon logo on cover, bright gold lettering and torchbearer on spine. No fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean Kent style endpapers. Remainder mark (small red marker line) on bottom text block edges. Edited, and with an Introduction, by George E. Duckworth. 396 pages. Dust jack has small v-shaped chip at top edge of front panel (size of large pea), a few short closed edge tears; price on front inside flap crossed out and 1.20 writ in place in black marker. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Seven plays of Plautus and Terence. 026291

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Pinafore Picture Book - The Story of H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert, Sir W. S.
19 The Pinafore Picture Book - The Story of H.M.S. Pinafore
Gilbert, Sir W. S.
New York Macmillan 1908 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Alice B. Woodward, Illustrator 
First Edition decorated American trade binding. Blue cloth boards with unrubbed white tall ship decoration on cover with black lettering on cover and spine. Browning to spine and board edges. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean beautifully decorated endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated by Alice B. Woodward, including 16 lovely color plates and numerous black and white drawings. 131 pages. 027175

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan, Gilbert, W.S.; Sullivan, Arthur
20 The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan
Gilbert, W.S.; Sullivan, Arthur
New York Modern Library 1941 Second edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library Giant No. G25 in clean unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. G6, in pictoral dust jacket by Paul Galdone. Very clean red cloth boards with gold hexagonal logo on cover, gold lettering and black torchbearer on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers (very small previous owner name and date in upper corner of front pastedown). 711 pages. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (2.95 on front inside flap), no chips, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Contains the comnplete, authorized text of the fourteen operas for which Gilbert wrote the librettos and Sullivan the music, with the original illustrations by W.S. Gilbert. 025300

Price: 18.00 USD
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