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Theatre & Plays

Theatre & Plays

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1 Abbott, George and Richard Bissell The Pajama Game
Random House

NY 1954 First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good + 
8vo, tweed cloth with photo still of the actors was tipped onto the front cover. Unclipped dustwrapper has a stain on the back panel, and the spine strip is evenly toned, therwise an exceptional copy in near fine codnition. 180p 020103 
Price: 95.00 USD
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2 Allen, Jay Forty Carats
Random House,

1969 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
119pgs, Fine copy with review slip laid in. In Near Fine jacket 001534 
Price: 18.00 USD
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3 Atkinson, Brooks and Hirschfeld, Albert THE LIVELY YEARS: 1920-1973 A HALF-CENTURY OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PLAYS ON BROADWAY
Association Press

N Y & Chicago 1973 0809618567 / 9780809618569 Hardcover As New Near Fine 
Book bound in black cloth. Gorgeous copy, Unclipped dustwrapper, has price with single pen line and new price written by hand.. o/w only minor wear at the extremities. Drawings by Hirschfeld; a collection of essays on American theatre; index 312p 016727 
Price: 20.00 USD
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4 Bodenheim, Maxwell Minna and Myself
Pagan Publishing Co.

New York 1918 First Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
91pgs. True First Edition of author's first book(has uncorrected "Master Posner" on Page 67, should be "Master-Poisoner". Brown Cloth.Collection of poetry, and two plays. intro. Louis Untermeyer. Previous owner inscription on front endpaper. Bookplate. Some wear to extremities of spine and corners. Internals clean. 007746 
Price: 45.00 USD
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5 Cibber, Colley - Edited with Introduction by B.R.S. Fone. An Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber
Univeristy of Michigan

1968 First Edition Hardcover As New As New 
unclipped dustwrapper in amylar sleeve. 372p 016780 
Price: 30.00 USD
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6 Ferber, Edna Show Boat
Doubleday Page & Co.

NY 1926 Reprint Hardcover Very Good No Jacket 
Orange cloth, bottom corner bump not affecting text block, previous owner's signature on half title page, illustrated endpapers. covers is bright and internals are clean. 398p. 001840 
Price: 10.00 USD
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7 Ferber, Edna Show Boat
Doubleday Page & Co.

New York 1958 Reprint Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
8vo, orange cloth w/titles in black on the cover whci is bright, slight spine fade with small mark, otherwise fine. illustrated endpapers, 398p 012218 
Price: 12.00 USD
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8 Goodrich, Frances and Albert Hackett The Diary of Anne Frank
Random House

NY 1956 First Thus Hardcover Near Fine Very Good + 
Fireside Theatre Book Club green cloth 8vo, bright tight and crisp copy with alittle fraying to the tipsof the spine ends. dj in fresh mylar sleeve. double page spread photo 020114 
Price: 32.00 USD
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9 Gordon, Eric A. Mark the Music The Life and Work of Marc Blitzstein
St. Martin's

New York, NY, U.S.A. 1989 0312026072 / 9780312026073 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine 
605pgs. Signed and Inscribed by the author. Exceptional copy of this biography of this composer and writer of the Federal Theatre Project. Portrayed in the film "Cradle Will Rock" 003387 
Price: 35.00 USD
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10 Gunji, Masakatsu & Chiaki Yoshida Kabuki
Kodansha International

Tokyo 1965 First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good 
ex-library, discard stamp on the friont endpaper - folio black cloth with large green Japanese characters on the cover. Llibrary copy that was resewn to insure strong backing, To do this they split the endpaper and resealed them with white archival tape. Good servieceable refernce copy in a bright dustwrapper. 019617 
Price: 40.00 USD
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11 Hirschfeld, Al Show Business is no Business
Simon & Schuster

N Y & Chicago 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good / Price-clipped 
lst printing of popular Hirschfeld book. Corners rubbed, otherwise, near fine copy in very good jacket; creasing on bottom, front panel., some soiling on back panel and a small closed tear and some light creasing in front corner. Illustrated endpapers. Tight and very clean internals. DJ in fresh mylar sleeve. 010139 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Howard, Sidney Gone with the Wind the Screenplay
Delta

New York 1989 First Thus Soft Cover Near Fine 
617p includes the screenplay, as well as how it was written.photos. bright, clean copy. 006266 
Price: 25.00 USD
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13 Lahr, John Prick Up Your Ears The Biography of Joe Orton
Allen Lane

London 1978 0713910445 / 9780713910445 First English Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
360pgs. Tweed covers.Bright. prv. own sign on FEP., otherwise internally fine copy. photos. jacket has light wear to extremities, otherwise fine. in mylar. 101145 
Price: 35.00 USD
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14 Laurents, Arthur A CLEARING IN THE WOODS
Random House

New York 1957 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine 
One small closed tear to top front jacket. A couple of tiny nicks to rear jacket. Jacket lightly yellowed. Covers of book itself slightly rubbed. Previous owner name on front endpaper. 170pgs. A picture of the lead actress is set into cover of book itself. 003933 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Lawrence, Jerome Mame
Random House

NY 1967 Reprint Hardcover 
137p Broadway show based on the play "Auntie Mame". Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. Prvs. owner stamp on rear pastedown. Jacket has some small closed tears and minor chips, a little damp staining on the ffront panel and fading to the spine, still most all of it is there and looks okay in mylar sleeve. 003602 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Theory and Technique of Playwriting, Lawson, John Howard
16 Lawson, John Howard Theory and Technique of Playwriting
Putnam

N Y 1936 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
In beautiful condition with just a touch of wear at the extremities, PO bookplate on front pastedown, NO other PO marks of any kind. Dust jacket has some chipping at the extremities only and a smll hole at the center of the spine. A classic work on the subject and a much sought after book. It covers, Dramatic Thought, The Theatre today, Dynamics and mechanics of construction. TEP. Indexed, Scarce. 315pp. 006420 
Price: 195.00 USD
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17 Leavitt, M.B. Fifty Years in Theatrical Management
Broadway Publishing Co

NY 1912 Hardcover Poor No Dustwrapper 
Eery photo has been removed from this copy. pages are also detached and laid in throughout, All the text pages and the ads section are present but pages are at the edges throughout, some have closed tears. This copy is good for either the beautiful cover or the text sa a reading copy. The cover remains beautiful, on full green cloth with an art nouveau vignette in green and gold (gilt) on the cover art (say vg+) , spine is evenly rubbed and a little faded. with an ex-library number at the base of the spine. decorative endpapers intact but text block feels shaken because of all the missing plates and detached pages 018581 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Strange Interlude, O'Neill, Eugene
18 O'Neill, Eugene Strange Interlude
Boni & Liveright,

NY 1928 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine 
8vo, decorative green cloth, light corner bump to one tip. initialed on fep lower corner, dated the same way on the rear endpaper, which alsi has a vintage boostrore label at it's lower edge. There is a tone mark (old label or plate 1.5x2"app) on the upper right part of the front endpaper, and avery tiny tear at the head of the spine strip o/w fine, Title-page printed in green and white, fine throughout. the dustwrapper has no large chips or tears but hs been well with clear tape, mostly on the backside (where thre is also some white backing put on the backside of the dj in an effort to strengthem it up) but also on the face, Stll looks near fine in it's fresh mylar sleeve, Some related ephermera laid in. 352p 018598 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 O'Neill, Eugene The Long Voyage Home Seven Plays
Modern Library

New York 1940 Early Modern Library Hardcover Very Good Very Good 
217pgs.prvs. own sign. on fEP.Green Cloth, light evidence of dampness on bottom edge of front panel. internally, clean, unmarked.Jacket has amazing cover art on front panel. minor chips to extremities. in mylar. Includes seven plays; Moon of the Caribbess, bound East for Cardiff, the Long Voyage home, In the Zone, Ile, the Rope, Where the Cross is Made. 101281 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Shaffer, Peter EQUUS & SHRIVINGS Two Plays
Atheneum

NY 1974 0689106300 / 9780689106309 First Thus Hardcover Fine Near Fine 
Top edge of book itself is very lightly faded. Jacket shows only the very lightest wear along top edge. 211 pgs. In this text one finds the first appearance of the second play here, SHRIVINGS. That collected with the legendary EQUUS make this work a collector's dream. 004421 
Price: 50.00 USD
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