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The Way It Was, Aden, Bob
1 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

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Out Without My Rubbers, Anderson, John Murray (As told to Hugh Abercrombie Anderson)
2 Out Without My Rubbers
Anderson, John Murray (As told to Hugh Abercrombie Anderson)
New York Library Publishers 1954 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in clean unclipped original jacket. Dark blue cloth boards with yellow lettering on cover and spine. No fading or fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean beautifully decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Frontis photo portrait of John Murray Anderson. 253 pages with index. Dustjacket is bright, not price clipped (3.95 on front inside flap), shallow chipping at top spine edge, light edge wear with short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The memoirs of a great Broadway showman, producer of twenty-nine major Broadway musicals, seven circuses for Ringling Brothers and four aquacades for Billy Rose, along with a multitude of movie stage shows, night club shows, pageants and motion pictures. 022395

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Blues for Mister Charlies, Baldwin, James
3 Blues for Mister Charlies
Baldwin, James
New York Dial Press 1964 First 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

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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
4 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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Scenery for the Theatre - The organization, processes, materials and techniques used to set the stage, Burris-Meyer, Harold and Edward C. Cole
5 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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Sixteen Famous British Plays, Cerf, Bennett A. and Van H. Cartmell (editors)
6 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
7 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

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Deep are the Roots, d'Usseau, Arnaud and James Gow
8 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

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Euripides Alcestis, Euripides (translated by William Arrowsmith)
9 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

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Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare, Fields, Bertram
10 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
11 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
12 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

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Roman Comedies, George E. Duckworth (Editor)
13 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

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The Pinafore Picture Book - The Story of H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert, Sir W. S.
14 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 Potting Shed, Greene, Graham
15 The Potting Shed
Greene, Graham
New York Viking Press 1957 First Hardcover Very Good+ Good Jacket 
First American edition in original unclipped jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with black lettering on cover and spine. Hint of very slight wear at top spine edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 123 pp. Dustjacket has 3/4" piece missing at base of spine, long closed tears along two folds, a few very small edge chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 020977

Price: 15.00 USD
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Tantivy Towers, Herbert, A. P.
16 Tantivy Towers
Herbert, A. P.
Garden City Doubleday Doran 1931 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket Alajalov, Illustrator 
"First Edition" stated on copyright page. Clean unfaded red cloth boards with clean unfaded black cloth spne, gold lettering on spine. Hint of very slight surface wear to spine corners, no fraying, no bumping. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean illustrated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 96 pgs. Illustrated by Alajalov. Dustjacket is quite clean (very faint water mark at top rear panel edge, shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/4"), tiny chips at base of spine, a few tiny closed edge tears. Top corner of front inside flap is price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A comedic play of true love that steers a hilarious course between art in Bohemia and the fox-hunting set. 018463

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17 Alien Corn
Howard, Sidney
New York/London Charles Scribner's Sons 1933 First 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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The Master Builder; Pillars of Society; Hedda Gabler, Ibsen, Henrik
18 The Master Builder; Pillars of Society; Hedda Gabler
Ibsen, Henrik
New York Modern Library 1917 Early Printings Hardcover Very Good+ No Dust jacket Jacket 
Modern Library No. 036.1, Early printing, Toledano binding no. 1. Clean brown leatherette flexible boards (few faint white spots to rear board) with gold Modern Library/Boni & Liveright logo on cover, unchipped gold lettering on spine. No fraying, hint of surface wear at top and bottom spine edges. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean Brodzky endpapers; previous owner name neatly penned at top of title page and introduction page. 305 pp. Introduction by H. L. Mencken. 020467

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The Wild Duck and Other Plays, Ibsen, Henrik
19 The Wild Duck and Other Plays
Ibsen, Henrik
New York Modern Library 1961 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Modern Library No. 307.1 in unclipped jacket. Toledano binding no 8. First printing of 1961 edition. Clean blue cloth boards with burgundy title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking; pages and edges are clean, with red top stained upper page edges, clean Kent style endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Translated by Eva Le Gallienne. 499 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (1.95 on front inside flap), no chips but has some surface rubbing, wear to one corner. 393 titles listed on verso of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 022959

Price: 14.00 USD
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The Wild Duck and Other Plays, Ibsen, Henrik
20 The Wild Duck and Other Plays
Ibsen, Henrik
New York Modern Library 1961 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Modern Library No. 307 in dust jacket. Toledano binding no. 8. Toledano number 307.1 Clean deep blue cloth boards with burgundy title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages are clean with Kent style endpapers (front free endpaper is ink stamped by publisher with "H" in a circle). No other marks. A completely new translation by Eva Le Gallienne. 499 pages. Dust jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, small pen mark on front inside flap, slight wear to top spine edge. 393 titles listed on inverse of jacket. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Plays include: Pillars of Society, The Wild Duck, The Lady from the Sea, Little Eyolf, John Gabriel Borkman, When We Dead Awaken. 027169

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