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68518
Abe, Kobo (Donald Keene, trans.)
The Man who Turned into a Stick Three Related Plays
University of Tokyo Press, Tokyo Japan, 1975.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 84pp., with monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; inscription and owner's stamp in ink; spotting to text block upper edge. Price-clipped dustwrapper a little worn at edges; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$120
87320
Albee, Edward
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? A Play
Jonathan Cape Ltd., London, 1964.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, with silver-gilt spine-titling; 242pp., top edges dyed black. Mild offset to the endpapers; some light spotting to the text block edges. Dustwrapper well-rubbed with some edgewear and small tears; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$20
70537
[Arthur Rackham] Shakespeare, William & Graily Hewitt (Arthur Rackham, illus.)
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Abaris Books, New York NY, 1977.
Quarto; hardcover, with upper board gilt decoration and gilt spine titling; unpaginated with colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; foxing to endpapers and pastedowns; lightly toned and spotted text block edges. Dustwrapper with scraping to spine panel extremities, corners and along spine edge; mild rubbing and creasing to front inner flaps; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$75
66212
Auden, W.H., & Chester Kallman
The Magic Flute English version of the libretto of Mozart's opera
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1957.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 120pp., top edge dyed yellow. Minor wear; offset to the endpapers and preliminaries; mild scattered foxing throughout; spotting to text block edges. Minor edgewear to dustwrapper; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$30
66102
Beckett, Samuel
All That Fall
Faber and Faber, London, 1959.
Second impression. Paperback, octavo, 36pp. Owner's name. Lightly toned text block edges; slight discolouration to rear panel edges; minor edgewear. Very good.
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$30
44114
Beckett, Samuel
Ends and Odds Plays and Sketches
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1977.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 104pp. Mild wear; lightly spotted text block edges. Price clipped dustwrapper; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$40
204118
Bell, John
The Time of my Life - signed by the author
Allen & Unwin Pty. Ltd., Crows Nest NSW, 2002.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles and decorative endpapers; 288pp., with 32pp. of full-colour and monochrome plates. Minor wear; text block and page edges toned; signed in gold ink to the title page. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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$25
94647
Benjamin, Walter (Introduction by Stanley Mitchell, ed.; Anna Bostock, trans.)
Understanding Brecht
NLB, London, 1973.
First UK edition: octavo; hardcover, with upper board titles and decoration; 124pp. Moderate wear; boards lightly rubbed; spotting to the text block edges; previous owner's ink inscription and retailer's ink stamp to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper edges lightly worn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine. This volume contains Benjamin's introductions to Brecht's theory or epic theatre and close textual analyses of twelve poems by Brecht (printed in translation here) which exemplify Benjamin's insistence that literary form and content are indivisible. Elsewhere Benjamin discusses the plays The Mother, Terror and Misery of the Third Reich, and The Threepenny Opera, digressing for some general remarks on Marx and satire. Here we also find Benjamin's masterful essay "The Author as Producer" as well as an extract from his diaries that records the intense conversations held in the late 1930s in Denmark (Brecht's place of exile) between the two most important cultural theorists of this century. In these discussions, the two men talked of subjects as diverse as the work of Franz Kafka, the unfolding Soviet Trials, and the problems of literary work on the edge of international war.
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$35
99037
Camus, Albert (trans. Justin O'Brien)
The Possessed: A Play in Three Parts Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1960.
Octavo hardcover; red boards with silver gilt spine titling; 159pp. Owner's name. Toned and spotted text block edges and very mild offsetting to endpapers; well rubbed dustwrapper with browned spine; small tears on spine panel extremities and wear and chipping to edges. Good to very good otherwise and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film
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$25
208359
Day, John (Introduction by A.H. Bullen, ed.; New Introduction by Robin Jeffs)
The Works of John Day Reprinted from the Collected Edition by A.H. Bullen (1881)
Holland Press, London, 1963.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 667pp. Minor wear; text block top edge dusted. Dustwrapper lightly sunned along the spine panel; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. The six dramas by Day which we possess show a delicate fancy and dainty inventiveness all his own. He preserved, in a great measure, the dramatic tradition of John Lyly, and affected a kind of subdued euphuism. The beauty and ingenuity of The Parliament of Bees, the work for which he is most remembered, were noted and warmly extolled by Charles Lamb.
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$100
63980
Durrenmatt, Friedrich (Joel Agee, trans.; Kenneth J. Northcott, ed.)
Selected Writings Volume 1 - Plays "The Visit"; "The Physicists"; "Romulus the Great"; "Hercules and the Augean Stables"; "The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi"
University of Chicago Press, Chicago IL, 2006.
Hardcover, octavo, 313pp. Lightly toned text block edges. Otherwise near fine in like dustwrapper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$30
200050
Frost, Robert
A Masque of Mercy
Henry Holt and Company, New York NY, 1947
First edition: octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 39pp. Mild wear; slightly cocked; boards sunned and rubbed; previous owner's name in ink to the flyleaf; offset to the endpapers. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good.
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$40
203678
Frow, Gerald
"Oh, Yes It Is!" A History of Pantomime
British Broadcasting Corporation, London, 1985.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 192pp., with 20pp. of colour and monochrome plates. Mild wear; bottom edges of the boards are bumped. Dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine. This fascinating book unravels the complex and absorbing story of how pantomime developed out of the Italian 'commedia dell'arte' characters of the Harlequinade; how men like John Rich, the Eighteenth Century theatre manager, Grimaldi, the most famous clown of all with his sausages and red-hot poker, and music-hall stars like Dan Leno and Vesta Tilley, down to today's television entertainers, have contributed their particular talents to it; and how others less well-known, have created the tricks and traps and jokes, and above all the 'skin' parts (where would pantomime be without a goose, or cow, or cat?) that we all have come to expect. Gerald Frow, who has spent a lifetime in the theatre and entertainment business, has written the first comprehensive history of the pantomime for nearly fifty years, based on his researches for the Radio 4 series which this lively and entertaining book accompanies.
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$23
200226
Genet, Jean (Bernard Frechtman, trans.)
The Maids
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1958.
First edition: gatefold paperback; octavo; 42pp. Owner's name. Browned and spotted upper text block edge and one or two spots on early pages; cover slightly worn along edges and corners. Very good.
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$30
63584
Grass, Gunter (Martin Esslin, intro.)
Four Plays Flood; Onkel Onkel; Only Ten Minutes to Buffalo; The Wicked Cooks
Secker & Warburg, London, 1968.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 289pp. Lightly foxed endpapers and text block edges toned and spotted. Minor edgewear to olive dustwrapper with slightly rubbed rear panel. Very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$20
66124
Grass, Gunter (Ralph Manheim, trans.)
The Plebeians Rehearse the Uprising A German Tragedy
Secker & Warburg, London, 1966.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 122pp. Owner's name. Light foxing to endpapers and text block edges spotted; white card dustwrapper with excoriations along front spine edge; wear and chipping to edges and a few indentations and perforations on rear panel. Otherwise very good and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive archival film and white paper backing.
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$20
79683
Greene, Graham
The Complaisant Lover A Comedy
The Viking Press Inc., New York, NY, USA, 1961.
First US edition. Octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in decorated papered boards; 87pp. Minor offset to endpapers; text block edges faintly spotted. Dustwrapper rubbed and sunned along the spine; minor edgewear; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Very good.
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$35
72215
Hellman, Lillian (Mark Bellerose, illus.)
Six Plays - Franklin Library edition
Franklin Library/Franklin Mint Corp., Pennsylvania PA, 1978.
Octavo; hardcover, full dark-green calf with gilt spine-titles and decorations between four raised bands, decorated boards, bottle-green watered-silk endpapers and a light green ribbon; 448pp., all edges gilt, with many coloured and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; a mild scrape to the leather of the spine near the head; some scratching of the gilt on the text block fore-edge. No dustwrapper as issued. Near fine.
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$35
73318
Jeffers, Robinson
Medea Freely adapted from the Medea of Euripides
Random House, New York, NY, USA, 1946.
First edition, second issue: octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in papered boards with gilt spine-titling; 107pp., top edge dyed blue with an illustrated title page. Very slightly rolled; boards are well-rubbed and bumped at corners and edges with some very minor water damage to the top edge of the upper board; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown; text block edges mildly toned. Good.
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$35
204860
Kerouac, Jack
Beat Generation
Thunder's Mouth Press, New York, 2005.
First edition: hardcover, octavo; black boards with silver gilt spine titling; 120pp. Mild spotting to text block edges; slight rubbing and edgewear to dustwrapper. Very good with wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$20
87489
Komparu, Kunio
Noh The Noh Theatre - Principles and Perspectives
John Weatherhill Inc., New York NY & Tokyo Japan, 1983.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, in plum silk with silver-gilt spine-titling and an upper board decoration, with laid paper endpapers; 376pp. with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; text block edges lightly toned. Dustwrapper very lightly rubbed and edgeworn; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good to near fine. This is probably not the first book the neophyte turns to for an introduction to the Noh, but it should certainly be the second. This book has great depth; it is neither a general introduction nor a technical study though it partakes of both. With the enthusiasm of a passionate amateur and the knowledge of a thorough professional, the author places this 'theatre of the mind' against a truly formidable background embracing such fields as modern physics, urban studies, architecture, psychiatry and Western dance, drama and music.
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$150
80746
Kraus, Gottfried (Jane Tyson, trans.)
The Salzburg Marionette Theatre with photographs by Gretl Aicher
Residenz Verlag, Salzburg, Austria, 1966.
Duodecimo; hardcover, with gilt spine-titling, blind-stamped upper-board decorations and a colour plate tipped-in to the upper board; 124pp., with many monochrome and full-colour illustrations. Slightly rolled; signed in ink on the half-title page by many individuals connected to the Theatre. Slightly chipped mylar dustwrapper. Very good. Laid in: two monochrome photographs taken at the Marionette Theatre.
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$17
203852
Kraus, Karl (Fred Bridgham & Edward Timms, trans.)
The Last Days of Mankind
Yale University Press, New York NY, 2015.
Hardcover, octavo; gray boards with gilt spine titling, yellow endpapers; 645pp., monochrome maps and illustrations. Dustwrapper. New. Remainder.
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$30
36324
Lowell, Robert
The Old Glory
Farrar, Strauss & Giroux, New York, NY, 1965.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo, 193pp. Minor wear only; near fine in like dustwrapper.
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$23
66113
Lowell, Robert
Prometheus Bound Derived from Aeschylus
Faber and Faber Ltd., London, 1970.
First UK edition. Hardcover, octavo, 67pp. Owner's name. Slightly discoloured card dustwrapper with small tear on lower front edge and chipping on corners. Very good to near fine and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$20
77213
McCarthy, Cormac
The Gardener's Son A Screenplay
The Ecco Press, Hopewell, 1996.
First US edition. Hardcover, octavo, 93pp. Minor wear. Fine in unclipped dustwrapper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$40
92119
MacDowell, Douglas M.
Aristophanes and Athens An Introduction to the Plays
Oxford University Press, Oxford UK, 1995.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titling; 362pp. Mild wear; previous owner's name in ink. Slight rubbing to the dustwrapper; a few scratches to the lower panel; spotting to the flaps. Near fine.
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$50
99039
Miller, Arthur
The Crucible A Play in Four Acts
The Viking Press, New York NY, 1953.
First edition. Octavo hardcover; quarter bound, decorated papered boards with gray spine and red spine titling; 145pp., top edges dyed red. Wear to board edges with tiny tears on board corners, some browning to fore- and upper edges; toned text block and page edges. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good with protective Mylar sleeve.
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$75
47506
Miller, Henry
Just Wild About Harry
New Directions, New York NY, 1973.
First US edition: octavo; hardcover; 127pp. Mild wear; light spotting to the text block edges. Price-clipped dustwrapper lightly rubbed; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Near fine.
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$40
66186
Mitchell, Adrian
Houdini A Circus Opera
Clowns, Amsterdam The Netherlands, nd. (c.1976).
Octavo; paperback; unpaginated, with many monochrome illustrations. Mild wear; covers a little rubbed. Near fine.
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$25
7431
Myerscough-Walker, R.
Stage and Film Decor
Pitman, London, nd. (c.1940).
Quarto, hardcover; 192pp, with many monochrome illustrations, plus 11 tipped-in coloured plates. Mild wear; endpapers spotted and text block edges browned with a few scattered spots. Dustwrapper lightly chipped at corners and spine panel head; now professionally protected in archival film with white paper backing. Very good. This beautifully produced work provides a full and expert study of the development of decor from the symbolic simplicity of Greek drama to the complicated structures in use in theatre and cinema up to the early 1940's. Full details are given of the techniques involved in the conception and construction of film and stage sets. The vast collection of illustrations - many of them colour plates tipped in - add a wealth of interest to the already absorbing text. A remarkable historic production.
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$75
212604
Picasso, Pablo (Bernard Frechtmam, trans.)
Desire Caught by the Tail A Play
Rider and Company, London, 1950.
First edition: octavo; hardcover, full cloth with gilt spine ans upper board titles; 60pp., with a monochrome frontispiece and many illustrations likewise. Moderate wear; some insect damage to the board edges; text block edges toned and top edge dusted; offset to the preliminaries; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown. No dustwrapper. Very good.
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$20
88740
Pilcher, Velon (Blair Hughes-Stanton, illus.)
The Searcher - A War Play Reading Version
William Heinemann, London, 1929.
Limited edition of 1000 copies. Quarto hardcover; red papered boards with dark red centre board engraving and dark red spine with gilt titling; 84pp., with nine monochrome engravings by Blair Hughes-Stanton; red and black typeface. Mild offsetting to endpapers; browned text block edges. Dark red card dustwrapper with dark red engraving on centre front and darker red titling and spine-titling; upper rear panel edge and rear spine edge very mildly faded; tiny missing segments at spine panel extremities and corners; tiny tear on upper front edge. Very good to near fine otherwise and protected in archival film with white paper backing.
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$85
48208
Pinter, Harold
Landscape and Silence
Methuen Ltd., London, 1969.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 61pp. Mild wear; slightly spotted text block edges. Lightly rubbed dustwrapper with spotting and edge wear; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Also includes Pinter's short piece, 'Night'.
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$20
48388
Pinter, Harold
The Proust Screenplay
Eyre & Methuen Ltd., London, 1978.
First edition: royal octavo; hardcover; 165pp. Mild wear; pencilled dedication to the half-title page with top corner rubbed. Tear on back panel of dustwrapper; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. With the collaboration of Joseph Losey and Barbara Bray.
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$28
46986
Pinter, Harold
Tea Party and Other Plays
Methuen Ltd., London, 1967.
First edition: octavo; hardcover; 115pp. Minor wear; text block top edge dusted; offset to the endpapers. Price-clipped dustwrapper a little rubbed with edge and corner wear; now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good. Includes "The Basement" and "Night School".
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$20
204720
Shaffer, Peter
The Royal Hunt of the Sun A Play Concerning the Conquest of Peru
Hamish Hamilton, London, 1964.
First edition: octavo hardcover with gilt spine titling; 84pp. Owner's name and bookseller's stamp. Mild offsetting to endpapers and some scattered spotting to early pages; toned and spotted text block edges; well-rubbed illustrated dustwrapper with browning and wear to edges. Very good with wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$50
67126
Shakespeare, William (Introduction by A.L. Rowse, ed.)
The Annotated Shakespeare - 3 volumes in slipcase Complete Works, Illustrated: Volume 1 - Comedies; Volume II - Histories & Poems; & Volume III - Tragedies & Romances
Orbis, London, 1979.
Second edition: three volumes, quarto; hardcover, quarter-bound in bonded leather, with gilt spine titles, decorations and rules; 2,464pp. [752pp. + 800pp. + 912pp.] with many monochrome illustrations. Moderate wear; boards scuffed; spotting to the text block edges. No dustwrappers as issued. Very good in scuffed and split slipcase (with repairs).
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$120
201979
Shakespeare, William (Valenti Angelo, illus.)
The Tragedy of Hamlet
Peter Pauper Press, Mount Vernon NY, nd. (1960s)
Royal octavo; hardcover, quarter-bound in cloth with decorative papered boards and gilt spine titles; 162pp., top edges dyed red, with a monochrome decorated title page and many illustrations likewise. Mild wear; boards lightly rubbed and spine sunned. Very good to near fine in a lightly rubbed slipcase with a tipped-on printed title label.
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$50
52341
Shakespeare, William (Wells, Stanley, and Gary Taylor, et al.,eds.; Peter Reddick, Gary Tute, Llewellyn Thomas, John Lawrence, Betty Pennell, Peter Forster, et al., illus.)
The Complete Plays - Folio Society edition, eight volumes Volume 1: Tragedies; Volume 2: Comedies; Volume 3: Classical Plays; Volume 4: Romances; Volume 5: Tragicomedies; Volume 6: Early Comedies; Volume 7: Histories I; & Volume 8: Histories II.
The Folio Society, London, 1997.
First printing: eight volumes, octavo; hardcover; quarter-bound in cloth with illustrated papered boards and gilt spine titling; 3,704pp. [465pp. + 417pp. + 495pp. + 478pp. + 500pp. + 410pp. + 485pp. + 454pp.] with many monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; near fine in two slightly rubbed green slipcases, with gilt decoration and titling.
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$250
91032
Shaw, Bernard (illus. George Him)
Two Plays for Puritans: The Devil's Disciple & Caesar and Cleopatra: Easton Press edition
Easton Press, Norwalk, 1979.
Large octavo hardcover; red leather bound boards with gilt spine titling and four bands, front board gilt decoration, orange silk endpapers; gilt edges all round and ribbon marker; 215pp., colour frontispiece monochrome line-drawings. Minor wear only. Near fine.
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$40
90340
Stanislavski, Constantin (Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood, trans.; Introduction by Joshua Logan)
Building a Character
Theatre Arts Books, New York NY, 1981.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, with upper board titles; 292pp. Mild wear; text block edges spotted; mild offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper well-rubbed and sunned along the spine panel; top panel scraped; upper panel detached along the top hinge (still present); now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$20
90339
Stanislavski, Constantin (Ellizabeth Reynolds Hapgood, trans.; Hermine I. Popper, ed.; Foreword by Robert Lewis)
Creating a Role
Theatre Arts Books, New York NY, 1980.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover; 271pp. Mild wear; text block top edge spotted; mild offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper well-rubbed and sunned along the spine panel; edges worn and top panel scraped; a large tear at the bottom of the upper flap turn; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. Very good.
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$20
205104
Stewart, Douglas
Four Plays
Angus & Robertson, Sydney NSW, 1970.
Octavo hardcover; black boards with silver gilt spine titling; 309pp. Tape marks on endpapers; lightly toned text block edges; mildly rubbed dustwrapper with a few small marks on rear panel. Very good to near fine and wrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film. His plays in verse: Ned Kelly, The Fire on the Snow, The Golden Lover and Shipwreck.
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$22
82199
Stoppard, Tom
Undiscovered Country: An English Version of Arthur Schnitzler's Das Weite Land
Faber and Faber, London and Boston, 1980.
First US printing (Book Club edition). Hardcover, octavo; 111pp. Toned text block edges; two tiny tears on upper edge of dustwrapper with light scraping at spine extremities and corners. Very good to near fine otherwise and protected in archival film with white paper backing.
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$20
86765
Tagore, Rabindranath
The King of the Dark Chamber
Macmillan & Co. Ltd., London, 1922.
Reprint. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine and upper board titles; 200pp. (with 4pp. of adverts), untrimmed. Mild wear; some spotting to the text block edges; offset to the endpapers. Dustwrapper is moderately worn and sunned along the spine panel, with slight chipping to the spine panel head; now backed by archival-quality white paper and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive film. Very good.
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$30
210260
Theroux, Paul
The White Man's Burden A Play in Two Acts
Hamish Hamilton Ltd./Penguin Books (Aust.) Pty. Ltd., Ringwood Vic., 1987.
First edition. Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine titles; 118pp. Mild wear; text block and page edges toned; previous owners' ink stamp to the flyleaf. Dustwrapper lightly rubbed and edgeworn; sunned along the spine panel. Very good.
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$30
76703
Thomas, Dylan (Introduction by Douglas Cleverdon, ed.; Ceri Richards, illus.)
Under Milk Wood - Folio Society edition A Play for Voices
The Folio Society, London, 2004.
Reprint: octavo; hardcover, full-cloth with decorated upper board and gilt spine titles; 93pp. with a colour frontispiece and 8 plates likewise. Very minor wear. Near fine in a like slipcase.
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$25
92836
Thornton, Margaret Bradham & Tennessee Williams
Tennessee Williams Notebooks
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2006.
Hardcover, octavo; black boards with silver gilt spine titling, decorated endpapers; 828pp., monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; very faint spotting to upper text block edges and a few tiny marks. Near fine in like dustwrapper now professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$40
87110
Tucker Brooke, C.F. (Ed.)
The Shakespeare Apocrypha Being a Collection of Fourteen Plays which have been Ascribed to Shakespeare; Edited, with Introduction, Notes and Bibliography
Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1908.
Octavo; hardcover, with gilt spine and upper board titles and gilt spine decorations; 456pp., top edges gilt, with decorated title pages. Somewhat shaken; spine extremities softened; offset to the endpapers; text block edges toned with spotting; retailer's bookplate to the front pastedown. Lacks dustwrapper. Very good.
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$60
207313
Wang Rongpei & Zhang Ling (eds.)
The Complete Dramatic Works of Tang Xianzu
Bloomsbury China/Bloomsbury Publishing Plc., London, 2018.
Quarto; hardcover, with decorated boards; 1,060pp., with monochrome decorations. No dustwrapper as issued. Remainder. New.
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$35
88309
Weiss, Peter (Lee Baxandall & Geoffrey Skelton, trans.)
Two Plays - "Song of the Lusitanian Bogey" & "Discourse on the Progress of the Prolonged War of Liberation in Viet Nam and the Events Leading Up to It as Illustration of the Necessity for Armed Resistance Against Oppression and on the Attempts of the United States of America to Destroy the Foundations of Revolution"
Atheneum, New York NY, 1970.
Hardcover, octavo; blue cloth boards with silver gilt spine titling; red endpapers; 249pp., top edges dyed red. Owner's name. Mild spotting to text block edges. Rubbed red and blue dustwrapper with small tear on head of spine and mild wear to edges and corners. Very good to near fine and protected in archival film with white paper backing.
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$20
88300
Wilde, Oscar (Cecil Beaton, illus.)
The Importance of Being Earnest - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1960.
First printing. Quarto; hardcover, green moire fabric covered boards with decorative endpapers; 78pp., top edges dyed pink, with many colour and monochrome illustrations. Minor wear; spine a touch faded. Very good in a lightly worn slipcase.
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$25
62709
Wilde, Oscar (Vyvyan Holland, trans.; Frank Martin, illus.)
Salome - Folio Society edition
The Folio Society, London, 1957.
First printing: octavo; hardcover, full decorated silk boards; 62pp., with many duotone illustrations. Minor wear; toning to text block edges and spine slightly embrowned. Very good to near fine in a slightly split and rubbed slipcase.
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$20
81380
Williams, Tennessee
The Glass Menagerie A Play in Two Acts
John Lehmann, London, 1948.
First UK edition. Octavo; hardcover; blue cloth boards with black spine title label and gilt lettering; 95pp.; black and red titling and decoration on title page. Inscription. Lightly frayed spine extremities and board corners; browned endpapers; foxing to preliminaries, title page and browned and spotted text block edges. Red illustrated dustwrapper with tiny missing segments at spine extremities and corners, rubbed rear panel. Now protected in archival film with white paper backing. Good to very good.
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$60
66016
Zukofsky, Louis
Arise, arise
Grossman, New York, 1973.
First edition. Hardcover, small octavo, 53pp. Minor wear; lightly spotted text block edges; blue card dustwrapper with browned spine and lightly worn edges and corners. Very good and professionally protected by superior non-adhesive polypropylene film.
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$20