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The Way of the World: Comedy in five acts, CONGREVE, William
1 CONGREVE, William The Way of the World: Comedy in five acts
75351 New York The Heritage Press 1959 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
The restoration era comedy in an attractive, illustrated, reprint copy with slipcase. In full navy cloth-covered boards w/embossed decorations on cover, titling in silver titling on blue spine block, and publisher's navy topstain. With numerous color by T.M. Cleland. Introduction by Louis Kronenberger. Blue paper-covered slipcase. Includes publisher's Sandglass flyer specific to this work. --- Overall, volume is in excellent shape, clean, unmarked and bright but with some sun fading at spine. Slipcase has sun fading at opening and incidental blemishes, otherwise without damages. [Any reference to dust jacket is meant to refer to slipcase.] ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; xx, 108 pages 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Plays of the Natural and the Supernatural: Seven Plays Including The Girl in the Coffin, DREISER, Theodore
2 DREISER, Theodore Plays of the Natural and the Supernatural: Seven Plays Including The Girl in the Coffin
70082 New York John Lane Company 1916 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Exceptional copy of old work in green covers with tan spine and printed title label affixed to spine. First edition. With tipped-in 4 pg addendum at rear, "The Anaesthetic Revelation". Deckled fore and bottom edges. With inked presentation remarks on green front free endpaper. Manufacturing defect at contents page has linked it to following page; resulting attempt to turn pg. Has torn contents pg. Book has other minor tears but is essentially sharp and tight. ; 70082; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Price: 60.00 USD
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Recorded Opera, GAMMOND, Peter
3 GAMMOND, Peter The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Recorded Opera
73938 New York Salamander/Harmony Books 1979 0517538407 / 9780517538401 Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
In green paper-covered boards w/titling in gilt on spine. Interior bears over 250 photos in color and b&w of the best-loved operas. Sorted by composer name; each entry includes plot information, recordings which may be available; as well as cast members in the recordings; as well as stills of staged versions of the opera in question. In great shape, with a clean, unmarked interior. Dust jacket in mylar; clipped flap price; else in great shape. Ideal reference for the opera lover. ; A Salamander book; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 256 pages 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Restoration Plays (Modern Library #287.1), HARRIS, Brice (introduction)
4 HARRIS, Brice (introduction) Restoration Plays (Modern Library #287.1)
74954 New York The Modern Library Hardcover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
Assortment of plays from the English Restoration period include: The Rehearsal, by George Villiers; The Country Wife, by William Wyncherly; The Man of Mode, by George Etherege; All for Love, by John Dryden; Venice Preserved, by Thomas Otway; The Relapse, by John Vanbrugh; The Way of the World, by William Congreve; The Beaux' Strategem, by George Farquhar. --- Likely published c.1966-67 (though 1953 date appears in the book). Reverse of dust jacket blank. Blue cloth-covered boards with blindstamped ml logo on cover and decorations and titling in gilt on spine. --- Volume is unmarked, clean and firm. Dust jacket has rubbing (especially on spine) and minor creasing; priceclipped flap, and in removable, archival mylar protector. --- In Toledano #12 binding w/brown Fujita endpapers, jacket style l. ML #287.1.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; xx, 674, (10, ads) pages 
Price: 14.50 USD
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Harold Pinter, Hinchliffe, Arnold P.
5 Hinchliffe, Arnold P. Harold Pinter
71509 New York Twayne Publishers 1967 Hardcover Very Good 
Sharp copy of examination of the life and work of Harold Pinter, extraordinary English dramatist & Nobel prize winner. In full red covers w/bright gilt design & lettering spine & cover. DJ chipped at head of spine & edges; spine toned. W/priceclipped flap, in removable mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 190 pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Three Plays:  Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, and The Hairy Ape (Modern Library #146.2), O'NEILL, Eugene
6 O'NEILL, Eugene Three Plays: Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, and The Hairy Ape (Modern Library #146.2)
74962 New York The Modern Library [1961] Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Three plays written by the acclaimed Eugene O'Neill, three times a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel laureate. With an introduction by Lionel Trilling. --- This edition bears 1949 date but likely published c.1961. With 403 ML titles on verso of dust jacket. In full red cloth-covered boards with lettering and decorations in black and gilt on cover and spine; with publisher's black topstain. With Strand bookstore sticker on front pastedown, otherwise a clean, unmarked copy. Dust jacket has chipping at spine ends, light soiling & rougly clipped jacket flap price; in removable mylar protector. In Toledano binding 8, jacket style i, grey Kent endpapers; ML #146.2.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 260, (8, ads) pages 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Three Plays:  Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, and The Hairy Ape (Modern Library #146.2), O'NEILL, Eugene
7 O'NEILL, Eugene Three Plays: Anna Christie, The Emperor Jones, and The Hairy Ape (Modern Library #146.2)
75454 New York The Modern Library [1947] Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Three plays written by the acclaimed Eugene O'Neill, three times a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a Nobel laureate. With an introduction by Lionel Trilling. --- This edition bears 1937 date but likely published c.1947. With 329 ML titles on verso of dust jacket. In full red cloth-covered boards with lettering and decorations in black and gilt on cover and spine; with publisher's black topstain. With creases to first 2 page corners, otherwise a firm, clean, unmarked copy. Dust jacket has yellowed somewhat, especially at spine, and with minor abrasions at extremities; bears orig. $1.25 flap price; in removable mylar protector. In Toledano binding 8, jacket style h, grey Kent endpapers; ML #146.2.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 260, (8, ads) pages 
Price: 11.50 USD
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G.B.S., a Full Length Portrait, and a Postscript, PEARSON, Hesketh
8 PEARSON, Hesketh G.B.S., a Full Length Portrait, and a Postscript
74116 New York Harper & Brothers 1950 Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
A pair of books, combined in one volume, addressing the life of George Bernard Shaw. The first, written during Shaw's lifetime, was written with the playwright's blessing. The second came after his death. In full black cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on spine. Interior with inked signature on front free endpaper; otherwise a tight, unmarked copy. Dust jacket missing the front cover section (with a homemade substitute); but both flaps, spine and back cover are present with chips and tears; all are in mylar protector. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 381, 120, (12) pages 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Eighteenth-Century Plays (Modern Library #224.1), QUINTANA, Ricardo (introduction)
9 QUINTANA, Ricardo (introduction) Eighteenth-Century Plays (Modern Library #224.1)
74969 New York The Modern Library [1960] Hardcover Good in Very Good- dust jacket 
Collection includes: Cato by Addison, Jane Shore by Rowe, Conscious Lovers by Steele, Beggars Opera by Gay, Tragedy of Tragedies (Tom Thumb the Great) by Fielding, London Merchant by Lillo, She Stoops to Conquer by Goldsmith, and the Rivals by Sheridan. Interior bears 1952 date but likely published c.1960. Dust Jacket advertises 388 Mod. Lib. titles on verso. In full green cloth-covered board covers w/gilt & black lettering and decorations, cover and spine. Publisher's black topstain. --- Many interior pages have underlinings and notations; but textblock is firm. Bookstore sticker on front pastedown. Dust jacket lightly chipped & toned at edges and w/sm tears; clipped flap price and in removable mylar protector. In Toledano #8 binding w/grey Kent endpapers, jacket style i. ML #224.1.; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 484, (6, ads) pages 
Price: 10.50 USD
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Shakespeare's Historie of the Life & Death of King John, SHAKESPEARE, William
10 SHAKESPEARE, William Shakespeare's Historie of the Life & Death of King John
74132 London J.M. Dent 1905 Full-Leather Very Good- with no dust jacket 
Publication date: 1905. In full maroon flexible leather covers w/decoration on front and titling on spine in gilt. Includes preface and glossary by Israel Gollancz; and delicate little satin bookmark ribbon. With sepia toned frontis engraving of King John's Worcester Cathedral tomb, protected by captioned tissue. Printed on quality laid papers with act and scene numbers in red on corners of pages. Includes Shakespeare's coat of arms and the motto 'Non Sans Droict' (Not without right) on front & rear pastedowns. Volume in decent shape, with tear to leather at head of spine and slightly rounded corners. Undoubtedly one volume in larger Temple Shakespeare set. ; The Temple Shakespeare; 24mo 5" - 6" tall; 134 pages 
Price: 24.50 USD
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The Same Only Different  Five Generations of a Great Theatre Family, Webster, Margaret
11 Webster, Margaret The Same Only Different Five Generations of a Great Theatre Family
73100 New York Alfred A. Knopf 1969 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
The Webster theatre family is profiled here by famed actress-director (and family member) in nice copy. In full green cloth on board covers w/gilt & maroon decorations and lettering. Interior clean and unmarked. Stated First Edition. Dust jacket w/priceclipped flap & lightly chafed at edges, otherwise in good shape. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 390 pages 
Price: 11.00 USD
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Selected Plays, WILLIAMS, Tennessee
12 WILLIAMS, Tennessee Selected Plays
75790 Franklin Center, Pennsylvania The Franklin Library 1977 Hardcover Near Fine with no dust jacket 
THE BOOK: Illustrated by Jerry Pinkney. Bound in rich full burgundy leather covers with four raised bands on spine. With elaborate gilt decorations stamped on both covers and on spine; titling on spine in gilt, and all edges also in gilt. Pink silk moire endpapers, with matching sewn-in satin ribbon bookmark. --- Issued as part of the publisher's 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature series. One of an unspecified number in this limited edition. A collection of seven plays by Tennessee Williams (1911-1983), including his great 'The Glass Menagerie', 'A Streetcar Named Desire' and 'The Night of the Iguana'.--- CONDITION: A clean, bright copy in Near Fine condition but with previous owner's bookplates affixed to front free endpaper and to front flyleaf. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued).; The 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature; 665 pages 
Price: 53.00 USD
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13 Williamson, Audrey Old Vic Drama 2, 1947-1957
71685 London Salisbury Square 1957 Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 
No DJ. Sequel to "Old Vic Drama" in a good copy. In full light blue cloth covers; faded spine. Interior bright and tight w/many b&w and one color photo. (One photo page insert torn. ) Highlights of various productions at the famed old London theatre are detailed. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Price: 11.50 USD
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