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The Deep Mrs. Sykes, Kelly, George
21 The Deep Mrs. Sykes
Kelly, George
New York / London Samuel French 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded burgundy cloth boards with unchipped gold stamped lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers (one tiny spot on front fixed endpaper, smaller than a pea), no names, writing or bookplates. 191 pgs. Illustrated dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), unchipped, slight wear at top spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, slight age-toning. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A wise and witty play about an egotistical woman by a Pulitzer Prize winning playwright. 018702

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Seaplane  (Program for the musical play based on the exploits of Glenn H. Curtiss), Keuka Lake Players
22 Seaplane (Program for the musical play based on the exploits of Glenn H. Curtiss)
Keuka Lake Players
Hammondsport, New York Keuka Lake Players 1992 Paperback Fine 
Program for the original musical play based on the life of Glenn H. Curtiss presented by the Keuka Lake Players in Hammondsport, New York July 30-August 23, 1992 at the Hammondsport High School Auditorium. Two ticket stubs to the play are also included. Very clean booklet with stapled binding, nicely illustrated on front cover with a Curtiss seaplane and blue lettering. Size approx. 5-1/2" x 8-1/2". Includes cast of characters with historical descriptions, cast biographies, list of scenes from the play, production staff, advertising. 60 pages. 024797

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The Lion and The Mouse, Klein, Charles
23 The Lion and The Mouse
Klein, Charles
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1906 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket Stuart Travis, Illustrator 
Photoplay edition in scarce dust jacket. A Story of American Life novelized from the play by Arthur Hornblow. Illustrated with drawings by Stuart Travis and Scenes from the Play. Light blue cloth boards with dark blue title box on cover, dark blue lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, faintest hint of soiling. Binding is tight and square with sound hinges - no cracking. Previous owner inscription dated 1913 is neatly penned on front free endpaper. 399 pages. Dust jacket has light soiling, small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024920

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Carolina Folk Comedies, Koch, Frederick H.
24 Carolina Folk Comedies
Koch, Frederick H.
New York Samuel French 1931 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, first printin,g, SIGNED by author, in original unclipped jacket. Very clean, unfaded red ribbed cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with red top-stained upper page edges. No names, writing or marks. Very slight browning to endpapers. Inscribed and signed by author on front free endpaper: "To Harold Helvenston with happy remembrance - Frederick H. Koch - Christmas 1931." Introduction by the author and a Foreword by Archibald Henderson. Illustrated from photographs of the original productions of the plays. 311 pages with Appendix. Clean dust jacket with price intact (2.50 on front inside flap), slight fading to background red on spine, hint of edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023381

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The Magic Curtain - The Story of a Life in Two Fields, Theatre and Invention by the Founder of the Theatre Guild, Langner, Lawrence
25 The Magic Curtain - The Story of a Life in Two Fields, Theatre and Invention by the Founder of the Theatre Guild
Langner, Lawrence
New York E. P. Dutton 1951 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. As new condition - a beautiful copy. Clean unfaded burgundy cloth boards with blind-stamped decoration on cover, bright gold lettering and decoration on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with 113 photographs in gravure. Frontispiece photo portrait of the author. 498 pages with index. Clean bright dust jacket is not price clipped (6.60 on front inside flap), has very shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/16"). Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. An autobiography of the Founder of The Theatre Guild, a book filled with information and alive with the prominent personalities of the greatest era of the American Theatre and American Invention. 026253

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Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush, Maclaren, Ian
26 Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush
Maclaren, Ian
New York R. F. Fenno 1905 Photoplay Edition Hardcover Very Good No Dust jacket 
Photo Play (Illustrated Theatre Edition, with scenes from the play). Also a decorated Amreican trade binding - blue ribbed cloth boards with green, white and black iris decoration on cover, stamped white lettering on cover and spine. Very light soiling, light surface wear to spine corners. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges have slight yellowing, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates, but a few pages have browning from tickets, flower laid in. Illustrated with black and white plates (scenes from the play). 258 pages. 025500

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Bertolt Brecht - Collected Plays - Volume 9, Manheim, Ralph and John Willet (Editors)
27 Bertolt Brecht - Collected Plays - Volume 9
Manheim, Ralph and John Willet (Editors)
New York Pantheon 1972 0394480422 / 9780394480428 First Hardcover Near Fine Very good+ Jacket 
Stated First American Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Very clean yellow-gold cloth boards with gold lettering on cover, beige cloth spine with brown lettering. No fading 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. 426 pages. Clean dust jacket has slight age-toning, no chips, not price clipped, a couple of very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025608

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Viola Allen in Hall Caine's New Play The Eternal City, Mascagni, Pietro
28 Viola Allen in Hall Caine's New Play The Eternal City
Mascagni, Pietro
New York Meyer Brothers & Company 1902 First Paperback Very Good 
Lovely souvenir program from the play which opened at His Majesty's Theatre in London on October 2, 1902. Musica setting by Pietro Mascagni (Liebler & Co. Managers). Decorated paper covers are clean except for small notes at margisn of front cover. A few short closed edge tears. String binding. Size approx. 9" x 12". All pages are clean and bright, illustrated with beautiful full page photo portraits of Viola Allen. Scarce program. 028069

Price: 75.00 USD
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29 Eight Famous Elizabethan Plays
Miscellaneous
New York Modern Library 1940 Second edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 94 in unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean gray cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with Kent style endpapers. Previous owner bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean, with red top-stained upper page edges. 721 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (95 cents a copy on front inside flap), edgewear and several small chips. 292 titles listed on verso of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023329

Price: 12.00 USD
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Four Famous Greek Plays, Miscellaneous
30 Four Famous Greek Plays
Miscellaneous
New York Modern Library 1929 early printing Hardcover Very Good+ good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 158 in original jacket. Toledano binding no. 7. Clean green balloon cloth boards with gold torchrunner logo on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping, very tiny spot of wear to lower front corner tip. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Kent style endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 285 pp. Edited, with an Introduction by Paul Landis. Dustjacket is not price clipped (95 cents a copy on front inside flap), clean, several very shallow edge chips, short closed tears, 2" closed tear along front flap fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020463

Price: 16.00 USD
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New Voices in the American Theatre, Miscellaneous
31 New Voices in the American Theatre
Miscellaneous
New York Modern Library 1970 Later printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library no. 258 in clean dustjacket. Toledano binding no. 14. Clean blue cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine, "ml" logo blind-stamped on cover. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, heavy ink-stamping on front free endpaper. Foreword by Brooks Atkinson. Includes plays by Tenessee Williams, Arthur Miller, William Inge, George Axelrod, Robert Anderson, Herman Wouk. 559 pp. Dustjacket is clean, price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020853

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Seven Famous Greek Plays, Miscellaneous
32 Seven Famous Greek Plays
Miscellaneous
New York Modern Library 1963 Later Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 158 in original unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 10. Clean, unfaded red cloth boards with blind-stamped hexagon logo on cover, bright gold lettering and torchbearer on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Kent-style endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Edited, with Introductions, by Whitney J. Oates and Eugene O'Neill, Jr. 446 pages with glossary. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (1.95 on front inside flap), has a few tiny closed edge tears, slight wrinkle at top front edge, slight fading to blue background portion of spine. "Which of these outstanding books..." listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023591

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Six Modern American Plays, miscellaneous
33 Six Modern American Plays
miscellaneous
New York Modern Library 1948 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 276 in 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 & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean Kent style endpapers, black top-stained upper page edges. No previous owner markings. Introduction by Allan G. Halline. 419 pages. Dustjacket is unchipped, price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, 383 titles listed on verso of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022777

Price: 15.00 USD
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Tartuffe & The Would-Be Gentleman, Moliere
34 Tartuffe & The Would-Be Gentleman
Moliere
New York Heritage Press 1963 First Hardcover Near Fine Serge Ivanoff, Illustrator 
Beautiful Heritage Press edition in original slipcase. Original Heritage Sandglass pamphlet enclosed. Clean rose and charcoal black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine in black title box. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Translated by H. Baker and J. Miller. With an Introduction by Henry Peyre. Illustrations by Serge Ivanoff. 197 pages. Clean black paper covered slipcase is sturdy, no cracking; tiny point of wear at one corner. 023823

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The Devil - A Tragedy of the Heart and Conscience, Molnar, Ferenc
35 The Devil - A Tragedy of the Heart and Conscience
Molnar, Ferenc
New York J. S. Ogilvie Publishing Company 1908 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Jacket 
First Edition, Novelized by Joseph O'Brien from Henry W. Savage's great play by Ferenc Molnar. Clean red cloth boards with black lettering, single rule line border and clean unrubbed, unchipped paste-on illustration on cover. Black lettering on spine. Hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. Frontispiece illustration is scene from the play. Foreword by Beatrice Fairfax. 189 pages. 024228

Price: 50.00 USD
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Seacoast of Bohemia, Morley, Christopher
36 Seacoast of Bohemia
Morley, Christopher
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1929 First Hardcover Very Good+ fair Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page in dustjacket. Very clean unfaded black cloth boards with clean unchipped paper label on cover, yellow lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 68 pp. Illustrated in black & white. Jacket is a bit tattered with 1" chip at base of spine, shallow chipping to edges, browning and closed tears at spine fold. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 019959

Price: 15.00 USD
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Nine Plays by Eugene O'Neill, O'Neill, Eugene
37 Nine Plays by Eugene O'Neill
O'Neill, Eugene
New York Modern Library 1963 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. G55 in clean unclipped dust jacket. Toledano binding no. G6. Clean blue cloth boards with gold hexagonal logo on cover, gold lettering on spine with yellow torchrunner. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. 867 pages. Clean jacket with sticker price of 3.95 on front inside flap, slight edgewear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023114

Price: 8.00 USD
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Nine Plays by Eugene O'Neill, O'Neill, Eugene
38 Nine Plays by Eugene O'Neill
O'Neill, Eugene
New York Modern Library 1954 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library Giant No. G55 in original dust jacket. Toledano binding no. G5. Clean gray cloth boards with green oval torchrunner logo on cover and spine, green title box with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green tinted top page edges. Clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 867 pages. Clean jacket has very slight edge wear, one short closed edge tear. 377 titles listed on verso of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023215

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Long Voyage Home, O'Neill, Eugene
39 The Long Voyage Home
O'Neill, Eugene
New York Modern Library 1952 Later printing Hardcover Near Fine Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 111 in unclipped jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Gray cloth boards with green title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with green top-stained upper page edges. Clean Kent style endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 217 pages. Gray jacket with decorative rope border on front panel. Jacket is not price clipped (1.65 on front inside flap), has 3" closed tear, additional tiny edge chips. 379 titles listed on verso of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023081

Price: 10.00 USD
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Old Boston Museum Days, Ryan, Kate
40 Old Boston Museum Days
Ryan, Kate
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1915 First Hardcover Near Fine very good Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by author, in original dustjacket. Decorated American trade binding. "Published October 1915" on copyright page, 1915 on title page. Clean unfaded blue cloth boards with unchipped gilt illustration and lettering on cover, unchipped gilt lettering on spine. Slightest hint of surface wear to corners, no bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, endpapers intact, gilt top page edges. Inscribed on blank front fly leaf: "To Dear Mrs. Crosby with love and good wishes, Kate Ryan." Frontis photo portrait of Kate Ryan with clean tissue guard. 264 pgs. with index. Illustrated with black and white plates. Dustjacket illustrated with scene from a play (Annie M. Clarke as "Peg Woffington" and George W. Wilson as "Triplet") original price intact (1.50 on front inside flap), just a hint of soiling, about 1/3" chipping at top spine edge, a few additional very small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Author Kate Ryan was for many years one of the favorite actresses who made famous the Boston Museum Stock Company. With a comprehensive knowledge and facile pen she brings close to her readers the very lure and much ofthe glamour of the old days at the Boston Museum. 018058

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