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The Man Born to be King, Sayers, Dorothy L.
41 The Man Born to be King
Sayers, Dorothy L.
London Gollancz 1943 Fourth printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Fourth printing of the first edition (December, 1943) in original jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear, corners are sharp and unworn. Hint of fading to spine. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Brief previous owner inscription neatly penned on front free endpaper. 343 pages. Dust jacket has a few tiny closed tears at top spine edge, light foxing, mostly to rear panel. Publisher's printed price of 10/6 net on spine of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Text of Miss Sayers' famous series of broadcast plays on the life of Christ together with notes on the action and characters, an introduction by Sayers; a foreword by Dr. Welch of the BBC, giving the history and controversy aroused; a brief note on the production by Val Gielgud, and the complete cast for each play. 023060

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Comedy of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare, William
42 The Comedy of A Midsummer Night's Dream
Shakespeare, William
London Freemantle & Co. 1901 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
Decorated binding (fairy perched on a mushroom) with stamped gold lettering on cover and spine. Specially decorated throughout for children and with an Introduction by Mrs. Herbert Railton. Very light soiling to boards. Tiny spots of wear to spine ends. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Previous owner inscription dated 1909 neatly penned on front free endpaper. Black and white illustrations. No writing or marks. Some pages have tears at margins from rough opening of uncut pages. 127 pages. 024222

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Comprising His Plays and Poems, Shakespeare, William
43 The Complete Works of William Shakespeare - Comprising His Plays and Poems
Shakespeare, William
Spring Books 1968 Eleventh Impression Hardcover Very Good Very Good+ Jacket 
Hardcover book in original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying, Very faint dampstain to bottom front corner edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with browning to edges and endpapers. Small previous owner name neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Double column format. Red top-stained upper page edges. 1081 pages with glossary. Clean dust jacket has slight edge wear, a few tiny closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023330

Price: 25.00 USD
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Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan - Major Barbara - Androcles and the Lion, Shaw, Bernard
44 Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan - Major Barbara - Androcles and the Lion
Shaw, Bernard
New York Modern Library 1956 Early printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 294 in dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Clean red cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with black top-stained upper page edges. Clean Kent style endpapers; small previous owner name on back side corner of front free endpaper. Complete and unabnridges with the famous Prefaces. 479 pages. Dust jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has light soiling, small chip at top left spine corner. 388 titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024052

Price: 15.00 USD
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The Rivals and The School for Scandal, Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
45 The Rivals and The School for Scandal
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
Heritage Press 1956 Hardcover Fine Rene Ben Sussan, Illustrator 
Heritage Press edition in slipcase. Beautifully printed in London at the Curwen Press, with illustrations by Rene' Ben Sussan. Introductory Notes by John Mason Brown and Carl Van Doren. Original Heritage Club Sandglass brochure laid in. Very clean decorated cloth covers with red title box, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. As new condition. 333 pages. Blue paper-covered sturdy slipcase is clean, no cracking, just a hint of fading to edges. 026033

Price: 18.00 USD
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The School for Scandal - A Comedy, Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
46 The School for Scandal - A Comedy
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley
New York Dodd Mead 1892 First Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Frank M. Gregory, Illustrator 
First Edition, with MDCCCXCII on title page, 1892 on copyright page. Clean decorated turquoise cloth boards with raised silver, ivory and black cameo at center of front board, silver lettering, gold decoration and line border. Hint of slight wear to cloth at base of spine, tiny spot of wear to one corner tip. Pages and edges are clean, with gilt top page edges. Lovely antique bookplate on front fixed endpaper; no other marks. 169 pp. printed on quality stock, with beautiful color frontis illustration with clean printed tissue guard. Additional black and white illustrations throughout. Protected with clear removable mylar cover. An illustrated comedic play by Sheridan, in beautiful decorated binding. 020575

Price: 50.00 USD
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There Shall Be No Night, Sherwood, Robert E.
47 There Shall Be No Night
Sherwood, Robert E.
New York Charles Scribner 1940 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
First Printing, with "A" on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean unfaded burgundy cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight with slight lean; hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean, with some browning to endpapers; tiny previous owner name written at top edge of front free endpaper. 178 pgs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap). Chips at top and bottom spine edges, some edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. First edition of an impressive play, the story of Dr. Kaarlo Valkonen, an eminent Finnish scientist, his wife and son, and what befell them in their desperately embattled country leading up to World War II. 027125

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Enter David Garrick, Stewart, Anna Bird
48 Enter David Garrick
Stewart, Anna Bird
Philadelphia / New York J. B. Lippincott 1951 First Hardcover Very Good Good+ Jacket Signed
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, SIGNED by the author, in original dustjacket. Clean black cloth boards with unchipped gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Browning & foxing to endpapers. Inscribed and signed by the author on front free endpaper: "For Ann and James, The story of a perfect marriage, which goes to them from an old time friend of the family. - Anna Bird Stewart (with small drawing of flower) Under this flower so it can't be lost, is my wish for your happiness." 278 pp. with index. Jacket is price clipped on front inside flap, has some edge chipping, fading to spine. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of David Garrick, an actor whose name is associated with the birth of modern acting in the eighteenth century. 019603

Price: 25.00 USD
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Miss Julie and Other Plays, Strindberg, August
49 Miss Julie and Other Plays
Strindberg, August
New York Modern Library 1919 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket 
Black faux leather flexible boards with "BL"/Modern Library logo in gold on cover, gold lettering on spine. Toledano binding no. 2. Slightest hint of surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean Brodzky endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 167 pp. 019677

Price: 12.00 USD
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What I Really Wanted - New and Selected Stories, Poems and Plays, Sweet, Bruce
50 What I Really Wanted - New and Selected Stories, Poems and Plays
Sweet, Bruce
Kanona, New York FootHills Publishing 2005 0941053474 / 9780941053471 First Paperback Near Fine Signed
Clean, attractive paperback with photo of rippling water on cover, black lettering, black string binding. No chipping, creasing or curling. Pages are clean. Inscribed and signed by author on title page: "For Bob with great affection and faith - Bruce Sweet - 5 December 04". 110 pages. 028099

Price: 20.00 USD
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The Man From Home, Tarkington, Booth and Harry Leon Wilson
51 The Man From Home
Tarkington, Booth and Harry Leon Wilson
New York Harper & Brothers 1908 First Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
First Edition, First Printing decorated American trade binding. Clean toast brown cloth boards with yellow, blue and black decoration, yellow lettering on cover; gold lettering and small cream and green decoration on spine. Light surface wear to corners. A few tiny faint spots to spine cloth. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with scenes from the play, including frontispiece with clean tissue guard. 176 pages. 027524

Price: 40.00 USD
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The Fabulous Life of Sarah Bernhardt, Verneuil, Louis
52 The Fabulous Life of Sarah Bernhardt
Verneuil, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1942 First Hardcover Very Good+ Fair Jacket 
Stated First Edition in orginal dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with maroon and gold decorative lines, maroon title box with gold lettering. No fraying, binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Slight browning to endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black and white plates. Translated from the French by Ernest Boyd. 312 pages with index. Dust jacket is tattered (numerous edge chips, some large, and closed edge tears. Not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Few figures in public life have captivated the imagination of people all over the world for so long a period of years as did the great actress Sarah Bernhardt. Louis Berneuil, who was Bernhardt's close companion during the closing years of her life and wrote the plays in which she last appeared, gives us the real facts of her life as she related them to him in long conversations at her summer retreat. 027180

Price: 18.00 USD
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A Mirror for the Sky, West, Jessamyn
53 A Mirror for the Sky
West, Jessamyn
New York Harcourt Brace 1946 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with color illustrated endpapers (clean, with very small previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper). Illustrated by Raoul Pene DuBois. 155 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), no chips, some edge wear at front spine fold, top spine edge. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Script for an opera based on an original conception of Raoul Pene duBois for portraying the life of Audubon in a musical drama. 021634

Price: 50.00 USD
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The Show-Off, Wolff, William Almon
54 The Show-Off
Wolff, William Almon
New York Grosset & Dunlap 1924 First Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
A novel by William Almon Wolff based on the play by George kelly. Clean blue cloth boards with red lettering on cover and spine. Hint of surface wear and slight fading at top edge of spine, no tears or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages are clean, slight dust speckling to page edges; neatly penned previous owner inscription dated Dec. 25th, 1926 on front free endpaper. 308 pages + 8 pages of publisher's advertising at rear of book. Clean illustrated dust jacket has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges, small corner chip, one 1/2" closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 021339

Price: 65.00 USD
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