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Plays of the Greek Dramatists

By: AESCHYLUS, SOPHOCLES, EURIPIDES and ARISTOPHANES

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, Puritan Publishing Company: [c.1940s-50s]

Stock No.: 82502

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A representative selection from plays by four of the more noted Greek dramatists in an edition possibly produced for a book club. Includes an introduction by Arthur Ziegler. --- In very dark blue cloth-covered boards mostly missing gilt spine titling. Volume has no dust jacket. --- A Good only copy, with soiling to cloth and nearly complete loss of spine titling. Interior remains tightly-bound and quite bright, though a few leaves with creases.; Small Octavo (7-1/2 to 8 in. tall); 360 pages View more info

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Seven Famous Greek Plays (Modern Library #158.2)

By: AESCHYLUS, SOPOCLES, EURIPIDES, ARISTOPHANES (authors); OATES, Whitney J.; O'NEILL Jr., Eugene (editors)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1956]

Stock No.: 81584

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A selection of seven notable plays from ancient Greece. Includes Agamemnon and Prometheus bound by Aeschylus; Oedipus the King and Antigone by Sophocles; Medea and Alcestis by Euripides and The Frogs by Aristophanes. Edited, with introductions and notes by Whitney J. Oates and Eugene O'Neill, Jr. --- In Toledano spine 8 / grey cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 377 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1956 (though 1950 date appears in book). ML #158.2. --- A very nice copy: clean, bright and unmarke... View more info

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Seven Famous Greek Plays (Modern Library #158.2)

By: AESCHYLUS, SOPOCLES, EURIPIDES, ARISTOPHANES (authors); OATES, Whitney J.; O'NEILL Jr., Eugene (editors)

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1953]

Stock No.: 83114

Condition: Fair in Good dust jacket


A selection of seven notable plays from ancient Greece. Includes Agamemnon and Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus; Oedipus the King and Antigone by Sophocles; Medea and Alcestis by Euripides and The Frogs by Aristophanes. Edited, with introductions and notes by Whitney J. Oates and Eugene O'Neill, Jr. Wrapped in grey and tan variant dust jacket. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 365 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1953 (though 1950 date appears in book). ML #158.2. --... View more info

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The Lyrical Dramas of Aeschylus (Everyman's Library "flatback" binding style 1)

By: AESCHYLUS; BLACKIE, John Stuart (translator)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: [c.1906-27]

Stock No.: 81560

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


An Everyman's Library reprint edition with the lyrical dramas of the ancient Greek tragedian Aeschylus (525/524 BC – c.456 BC). Includes his "Agamemnon", "Choephorae, or The Libation Bearers", "The Eumenides", "Prometheus Bound", "The Suppliants", "Seven Against Thebes" and "The Persians". Each with introductory remarks and notes. Translated from the Greek by John Stuart Blackie. Edited by Ernest Rhys, who supplies a preface, an essay on the genius and character of the Greek tragedy, and biography of Aeschylus. An entry in Everyman's Li... View more info

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The Acharnians, and three other Plays of Aristophanes: The Plays of Aristophanes, Volume I (Everyman's Library "flatback" binding style 1)

By: ARISTOPHANES

Price: $15.50

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1911

Stock No.: 81571

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


An Everyman's Library reprint edition presenting four enduring comedic plays by Aristophanes (c.444 BC - c.380 BC). Includes: "The Acharnians", "The Knights", "The Birds" and "The Peace". Translated from the Greek by J. Hookham Frere, and with an introduction by John P. Maine. Edited by Ernest Rhys. An entry in Everyman's Library Classical series. --- In flatback binding style 1, full pale green cloth-covered boards with elaborate Reginald Knowles-designed gilt spine titling & decorations, blindstamped J. M. Dent vignette to front cover, brown topstain. Volume l... View more info

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New Voices in the American Theatre (Modern Library #258.3)

By: ATKINSON, Brooks (foreword)

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1962]

Stock No.: 81829

Condition: Very Good in Good+ dust jacket


A Modern Library edition offering six plays which debuted in the late 1940s-early 1950s and gained widespread popularity. The collection includes: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams; Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller; Come Back, Little Sheba by William Inge; The Seven Year Itch by George Axelrod; Tea and Sympathy by Robert Anderson; The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial by Herman Wouk. With a foreword by Brooks Atkinson. --- In Toledano spine 8 / green cloth / gilt titling on black spine & cover blocks / black topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style i, verso advertises 408 titles... View more info

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Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human

By: BLOOM, Harold

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Riverhead Books / Penguin Putnam: 1998

Stock No.: 41071

ISBN: 1573221201

Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


6th printing. Noted literary critic Harold Bloom renders a thorough analysis of each of Shakespeare's plays in this hefty work. In so doing, Bloom contends that Shakespeare not only "invented the English language", but "created human nature as we know it today." --- In cream paper-covered boards backed in off-white cloth, with author initials, titling, and decorations in gilt to cover and spine. Jacket with detail from Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel to front panel, Katherine Newbegin photographic portrait of Mr. Bloom to rear panel. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound copy but w... View more info

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A Penny for the Poor

By: BRECHT, Bertolt

Price: $81.50

Publisher: New York, Hillman-Curl, Inc.: 1938

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 78571

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


First American Edition. A novel, based on the author's famous play, "A Threepenny Opera". Translated from the German by Desmond I. Vesey; chapter-head verses translated by Christopher Isherwood. --- In red cloth-covered hardcovers with titling and beggar's hand drawing in black on cover and spine. Lacks the dust jacket. --- With a little sunning to spine and binder's glue bleed-through at endpapers, otherwise volume is firm, unmarked and clean. Scarce in this edition. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 396 pages View more info

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The Poems and Plays of Robert Browning (Modern Library Giant #G17.1)

By: BROWNING, Robert

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library:

Stock No.: 76428

Condition: Good+ in Fair dust jacket


From the dust jacket: "...everything of importance that Browning ever wrote..." and "Including all of Browning's lyric and dramatic poetry...". A Modern Library Giant edition with introduction and biograhical information by Saxe Commins; index of first lines of poems at the rear. Though 1934 date appears on copyright page, this edition likely published c.1940. --- In Toledano spine G4 with full beige cloth covers, gilt & green titling & decorations on on cover & spine; publisher's faded green topstain, plain endpapers. Jacket style Gc, verso advertises 274 titles in ML catalog... View more info

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The Poems and Plays of Robert Browning, 1833-1844: Volume I (Everyman's Library Flex Leatherette binding, EL #41)

By: BROWNING, Robert

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1911

Stock No.: 82899

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Volume I only in the Everyman's Library presentation of the poems and plays of Robert Browning. This volume mostly consists of his dramatic monologues and dialogues, such as "Pauline" and "The Return of the Druses". Includes an introduction by Arthur Waugh. Entry 41 in Everyman's Library Poetry and the Drama series, edited by Ernest Rhys. --- In Everyman's style 1 maroon flexible leatherette variant binding with elaborate Reginald Knowles-designed gilt titling & floral decorations to cover and spine, ornate Knowles woodcut illustrations to title and frontis pages and to endpape... View more info

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Shakespeare

By: BURGESS, Anthony

Price: $24.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1970

Edition: First American Edition

Stock No.: 82497

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated first American edition. The acclaimed British novelist Anthony Burgess has also written classical music, plays, screenplays and many non-fiction works. In this one, he attempts to flesh out the life and personality of William Shakespeare. With text by Burgess, 48 color plates and 97 black & white illustrations. This work previously published in the U.K. by George Rainbird, Ltd. --- In full brown cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in silver to black spine blocks. Jacket features painted portrait of Shakespeare to back cover. --- A very nice copy, clean, and bright but with... View more info

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Thirty Famous One-Act Plays Modern Library Giant #G22.3

By: CERF, Bennett & Van H. CARTMELL & Jr. Richard WATTS

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1953]

Stock No.: 82835

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


A hefty Modern Library Giant reprint edition presenting 30 well-known one-act plays by a wide variety of international authors, chosen by editors Bennett Cerf and Van H. Cartmell. Includes an introduction by Richard Watts Jr. and with brief biographical sketches of the playwrights at rear of volume. --- In Toledano spine G5 / tan cloth / gilt titling on burgundy cover & spine blocks / red topstain / blank GA style endpapers / jacket style Gd, verso advertises 367 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1953 (1952 date appears in book). ML #G22.3. --- With prior owner's signature to front past... View more info

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Sixteen Famous American Plays (Modern Library Giant #G21.2)

By: CERF, Bennett; CARTMELL, Van H. (editors)

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c.1963]

Stock No.: 79782

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


A collection of 16 works for the stage in one Modern Library Giant hardcover volume in jacket, deemed by the editors to be by ". . .the Greatest Playwrights in America Today". Clifford Odets, Thornton Wilder, Eugene O'Neill, Lillian Hellman and many others are represented. Edited by Bennett A. Cerf and Van H. Cartmell, with an introduction by Brooks Atkinson. Volume bears 1941 date, but likely published c.1963. --- MODERN LIBRARY PARTICULARS: SPINE-Toledano G-6, CLOTH- Green, SPINE & COVER TITLING/ACCENT COLOR- Gilt/Blue, ENDPAPERS-blank, JACKET-Style Ge/Verso lists unspecified number ... View more info

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Anton Chekhov: Greatest Plays (The Cherry Orchard, The Sea Gull, The Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya)

By: CHEKHOV, Anton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania U. S. A., The Franklin Library: 1979

Stock No.: 78463

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A selection of plays by the noted Russian physician who is perhaps best known for his short stories. Includes 4 plays: The Cherry Orchard, The Sea Gull, The Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya. Offered in a deluxe reprint edition, illustrated by Stan Hunter. Translated by Elisaveta Fen. --- In full crimson faux leather with gilt decorations on covers & spine, raised spine bands and titling gilt-stamped on spine. All edges gilt, and with patterned paper endpapers. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- A bright, firm, clean copy lacking apparent damages.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 274 pages View more info

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Best Plays by Chekhov: The Sea Gull / Uncle Vanya / The Three Sisters / The Cherry Orchard (Modern Library #171.2)

By: CHEKHOV, Anton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1966]

Stock No.: 83429

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A collection of four plays by Russia's Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) in a Modern Library hardcover edition. Chekhov is considered one of the greatest of the Russian writers, excelling at short stories as well as drama. The plays are translated from the Russian by Stark Young, who has also supplied an introduction. --- In Toledano spine 11 / red cloth / ML hex torchbearer logo blindstamped to front cover / gilt-stamped spine titling / tan Kent endpapers / jacket style l, verso blank. Likely published c.1966 (though 1956 date appears in book). ML #171.2. --- Newsclip reviews taped to front endpapers... View more info

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Six Plays by Corneille and Racine: The Cid, Cinna, Andromache, Britannicus, Phaedra and Athaliah (Modern Library #194.1)

By: CORNEILLE, Pierre; RACINE, Jean

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: [c1949]

Stock No.: 77115

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Six plays by the great French 17th century dramatists are combined in this Modern Library edition. Edited and with an introduction by Paul Landis. Translated from the French by Paul Landis and Robert Henderson. --- Toledano spine 8, w/green cloth-covered boards, gilt titling on green spine & cover blocks, green topstain, grey Kent endpapers. Volume bears 1931 date but likely published c.1949. Jacket style h, verso advertises 344 titles in ML catalog. ML #194.1. --- With spotting to topstain and fading to cover gilding; otherwise a firm, clean, unmarked copy. Dust jacket bears original $1.25 fl... View more info

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Six Plays by Corneille and Racine: The Cid, Cinna, Andromache, Britannicus, Phaedra and Athaliah (First Modern Library Edition #194.1)

By: CORNEILLE, Pierre; RACINE, Jean

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 79764

Condition: Very Good in Poor dust jacket


Stated First Modern Library Edition, 1931 (confirmed). Six plays by the great French 17th century dramatists are combined in this first Modern Library edition in flexible balloon cloth. Edited and with an introduction by Paul Landis. Translated from the French by Paul Landis and Robert Henderson. --- MODERN LIBRARY PARTICULARS: SPINE-Toledano 7, CLOTH-Green, TOPSTAIN COLOR- Green, ENDPAPERS-Orange Kent, JACKET STYLE-d, TITLE COUNT ON VERSO-not present, ML# 194.1. --- The book is clean, unmarked and binding is tight. Poor at best dust jacket with a giant open tear to nearly half of front cover,... View more info

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International Modern Plays (Everyman's Library #989)

By: DENT, Anthony (editor)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London/ New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1960

Stock No.: 80399

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A selection of five European plays chosen for their readability rather than for their suitability for production. Includes: "Lady Julie" by August Strindberg, "Hannele" by Gerhart Hauptmann, "The Life of the Insects" by Karel and Josef Capek, "The Infernal Machine" by Jean Cocteau and "The Mask and The Face" by Luigi Chiarelli. Edited and with an introduction by Anthony Dent. Everyman's Library #989, an entry in EL's Poetry and Drama series. --- In larger format binding style 4, full blue cloth-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling, gilt "E... View more info

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Plays of the Natural and the Supernatural: Seven Plays Including The Girl in the Coffin

By: DREISER, Theodore

Price: $36.00

Publisher: New York, John Lane Company: 1916

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 70082

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


A first edition of this copy of a collection of seven plays by Theodore Dreiser. With tipped-in 4 pg. addendum at rear, "The Anaesthetic Revelation". --- In green paper-covered boards backed in tan cloth with paper title label affixed to spine. Deckled fore- and bottom edges, green endpapers. Volume has no dust jacket. --- With inked presentation remarks to front free endpaper, 2.5-inch tear to leaf near front of volume. With some cover and spine soiling, darkening to spine label, and loosened front hinge, else a sound, intact copy.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 228, 4 pages View more info

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Modern English Drama: Dryden, Sheridan, Goldsmith, Shelley, Browning, Byron (#18 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1909

Stock No.: 80687

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A selection of 6 dramas by 6 leading English playwright/poets whose works first appeared from the 17th Century through the early 19th Century. --- Included are: All for Love, or, the World Well Lost by John Dryden; The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan; She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith; The Cenci by Percy Bysshe Shelley; A Blot in the 'Scutcheon by Robert Browning; and Manfred by Lord Byron. The 18th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who supplies an introduction to each play. With sepia frontis illus... View more info

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Continental Drama: Calderon - Corneille - Racine - Molière - Lessing - Schiller (#26 in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics")

By: ELIOT, Charles W. (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, P. F. Collier & Son: 1910

Stock No.: 80700

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A selection of six plays by European authors and rendered into English by various translators. The 26th entry in The Five-Foot Shelf of Books series, "The Harvard Classics", edited by Charles W. Eliot, who has supplied introductions and notes. With sepia frontis illustration of Molière in audience with Louis XIV. --- In dark red cloth-covered boards with the Harvard crest in gilt on the cover; gilt-stamped spine titling & decorations and grey-green topstain. Lacks a dust jacket. --- With a bruise and torn cloth to back cover edge, sunning to spine and chafing to cloth at head of spine... View more info

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The Plays of Euripides: 2-volume set (Franklin Library 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World)

By: EURIPIDES

Price: $194.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1983

Stock No.: 81870

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


A deluxe, two-volume Franklin Library set presenting the classic Greek tragedies of Euripides. Plays translated from the Greek by Edward P. Coleridge and with illustrations by Carla Bauer. An entry in publisher's 25th Anniversary Limited Edition of the Great Books of the Western World. One in an unspecified number in this limited edition. --- Bound in rich full black bonded leather covers with three raised bands on each spine. Spine titling, elaborate decorations to covers and spines, and textblock edges all in bright gilt. Interior leaves printed on high-quality papers. Gold silk moire endpa... View more info

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Euripides III: Orestes / Iphigenia in Aulis / Electra / The Phoenician Women / The Bacchae (The Complete Greek Tragedies, Volume VII; Modern Library #316.1)

By: EURIPIDES; GRENE, David; LATTIMORE, Richmond (editors)

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1964]

Stock No.: 82762

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


A Modern Library collection of five classic Greek tragedies by Euripides, Volume VII in the Modern Library series "The Complete Greek Tragedies". Edited by David Grene and Richmond Lattimore. "Orestes" and "The Bacchae" translated and introduced by William Arrowsmith, "Iphigenia in Aulis" translated and introduced by Charles R. Walker, "Electra" translated and introduced by Emily Townsend Vermeule, "The Phoenician Women" translated and introduced by Elizabeth Wyckoff. --- In Toledano spine 11 / blue cloth / ML hex torchbearer logo blindstamped to... View more info

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The World of Oz (Signed, Limited Edition)

By: EYLES, Allen

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Exeter, England, Black Pig Editions: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 80102

ISBN: 090772423X

Condition: Near Fine


A signed, limited edition tribute to Dorothy and all the characters from the Land of Oz. Number 416 of a limited edition of 500 copies and signed by author on limitation page. With profiles of the many individual Oziana characters, and with focus on the movie and theatre productions of the Wizard of Oz. Loaded with color photos and illustrations. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with silver-stamped Tin Woodman figure on cover, titling in silver on spine. The book is protected in a black paper-covered slipcase. Lacks a dust jacket, likely as issued. --- With very light dusty soiling to cl... View more info

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The World of Oz

By: EYLES, Allen

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Tucson, Arizona, HPBooks: 1985

Stock No.: 80260

ISBN: 0895864150

Condition: Near Fine


A softcover reprint edition of Allen Eyles's tribute to Dorothy and all the characters from the Land of Oz. With profiles of the many individual Oziana characters, and with focus on the movie and theatre productions of the Wizard of Oz. Loaded with color photos and illustrations. --- In bright red covers with silver-stamped Tin Woodman figure on cover. --- A clean, bright, stable copy but with minor rubbing to covers.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 96 pages View more info

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Carmen (Photo Drama Edition)

By: FARRAR, Geraldine; GEST, Morris

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, A. L. Burt Company: 1915

Stock No.: 74878

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Special edition, based on the Paramount motion picture directed by Cecil B. DeMille. Though attributed to Geraldine Farrar, who starred in this movie, this work based on the original story by Prosper Merimee and the screenplay by Jesse L. Lasky; with an arrangement by Morris Gest. With 13 photos from the motion picture. In blue cloth-covered boards with one of the above photos pasted to cover and titling in blue on cover and spine. Blacked-out area and inkings, front free endpaper; else a firm, unmarked copy. Spine a bit sunned. ; Small 8vo 7-1/2" - 8" tall; 189 pages View more info

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Shakespeare the Pattern in His Carpet

By: Fergusson, Francis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Delta/Dell Publishing Co. , Inc.: 1971

Stock No.: 71252

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Exposure to dampness has caused minor rippling to first few pages; covers scuffed, w/2 or 3 spine creases; otherwise solid & complete copy. Good precis of the basis of the Bard's core themes of each of his 37 plays. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám -and- Six Plays of Calderon (Everyman's Library #819)

By: FITZGERALD, Edward (translator)

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London/ New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd./E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1948

Stock No.: 81846

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


An Everyman's Library edition offering both the first (1859) and second (1868) editions of the famous poem by the Persian poet Omar Khayyám, as well as six plays by the 17th century Spanish poet and playwright Pedro Calderón de la Barca. All rendered into English by Edward FitzGerald. The Rubáiyát is accompanied by a Life of Omar Khayyám and an introduction by Ernest Rhys. The six Calderón plays are: "The Painter of His Own Dishonour", "Keep Your Own Secret", "Gil Perez, the Gallician", "Three Judgments at a Blow", "The Mayor of Zalamea", and "... View more info

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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Recorded Opera

By: GAMMOND, Peter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Salamander/Harmony Books: 1979

Stock No.: 73938

ISBN: 0517538407

Condition: 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 View more info

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The Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan

By: GILBERT, W. S.; SULLIVAN, Arthur

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Book League of America: 1941

Stock No.: 78226

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


12 of the much-admired comic operas of Gilbert & Sullivan, in a nice reprint edition. Includes "H.M.S. Pinafore", "The Pirates of Penzance", "The Mikado" and others. With line drawings scattered throughout by Mr. Gilbert. --- In navy flexible leatherette covers, silver-stamped titling and decorations on spine. Lacks a dust jacket. --- A clean, firm, bright copy but with minor rubbing & creasing to covers. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 504 pages View more info

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Théâtre

By: GOLDONI, Carlo

Price: $46.50

Publisher: France, Bibliothèque de la Pléiade / NRF / Éditions Gallimard: 1972

Stock No.: 83437

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A collection of plays by the acclaimed Italian dramatist Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793) in a handsome French language edition in the series by the Bibliothèque de Pléiade. Goldoni's works won a large audience for their wit and verisimilitude and rely heavily on the author's experiences in his native Venice. Préface by Paul Renucci. Rendered into French from the Italian, with annotations by Michel Arnaud. Notices by Anna Fontes. --- In pebbled blue leather covers with gilt-stamped spine titling and gilt horizontal spine rules. Each volume with two sewn-in blue satin ribbon bookmarks, text printed... View more info

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She Stoops To Conquer, or Mistakes of a Night

By: GOLDSMITH, Oliver

Price: $18.50

Publisher: New York, The Heritage Press: 1964

Stock No.: 82509

Condition: Very Good+


A handsome Heritage Press reprint edition in slipcase of Oliver Goldsmith's comedic play, first performed in 1773. The story revolves around a high-born woman who poses as a maid in order to win the favor of a wealthy London man who prefers commoners. With illustrations and decorations by T. M. Cleland, a frontis image of Goldsmith after a portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds, and an introduction by Louis Kronenberger. Sandglass flyer laid in (New York, no. V:34). --- In green cloth-covered boards with gilt "OG" oval decoration to cover; titling in gilt on black spine block. Slipcase covere... View more info

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Restoration Plays (Everyman's Library #604, Poetry & Drama series)

By: GOSSE, Edmund (introduction)

Price: $14.00

Publisher: London / New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1957

Stock No.: 82651

Condition: Very Good- in Good dust jacket


Following England's Interregnum of 1649-1660, in which the country's theatres were closed, drama reappeared. These seven tragedies and comedies are representative of the vitality of the theatre during this Restoration period. Includes: "All for Love" by John Dryden, "The Country Wife" by William Wycherley, "The Way of the World" by William Congreve, "Venice Preserved" by Thomas Otway, "The Beaux-Stratagem" by George Farquhar, "The Provoked Wife" by Sir John Vanbrugh, and "The Man of Mode" by Sir George Etherege. With an introduction by S... View more info

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Six Modern American Plays (Modern Library, #276.1)

By: HALLINE, Allan G. (introduction)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library: 1951

Stock No.: 75563

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


Plays by Eugene O'Neil, Maxwell Anderson, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, Lillian Hellman, Tennessee Williams, Thomas Heggen and Joshua Logan. Dust Jacket advertises 3584 Mod. Lib. titles on verso. In full rust-red cloth on board covers w/faded gilt & black lettering and decorations, cover and spine. Publisher's black topstain. --- With repaired split at title page, dampstained textblock edges, previous owner's signature and some interior dogeared pages; else clean and unmarked. Dust jacket w/numerous chips and tears (some tape-repaired), bears orig. $1.25 flap price and in removable mylar pr... View more info

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The Making of the Wizard of Oz: Movie Magic and Studio Power in the Prime of MGM--and the Miracle of Production #1060

By: HARMETZ, Aljean

Price: $146.00

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 79543

ISBN: 0394493508

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Stated first edition on copyright page; inscribed and signed on front free endpaper by the author. A behind-the-scenes account of the making of just one of 52 yearly MGM movies: Production #1060, which became "The Wizard of Oz", one of the most popular movies ever made. The author interviewed writers, cameramen, cast members and others who helped craft the film, which debuted in 1939. Includes 93 illustrations and photos (18 in full color) and an introduction by Margaret Hamilton, who played the Wicked Witch of the West. --- In black paper-covered boards backed in black cloth; gilt-sta... View more info

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Restoration Plays (Modern Library #287.1)

By: HARRIS, Brice (introduction)

Price: $14.50

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: 1953

Edition: First Edition Thus

Stock No.: 82418

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Stated First Modern Library edition, 1953 (confirmed). This assortment of eight plays from the English Restoration period includes: 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. With an introduction by Brice Harris. --- In Toledano spine 8 / blue cloth / gilt titling on red spine & cover blocks / faded red topstain / grey Kent endpapers / jacket style... View more info

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Harold Pinter

By: Hinchliffe, Arnold P.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Twayne Publishers: 1967

Stock No.: 71509

Condition: 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 View more info

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Four Plays: A Doll's House, Ghosts, The Wild Duck and Hedda Gabler

By: IBSEN, Henrik

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1979

Stock No.: 78208

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


A collection of four plays by the noted 19th Century Norwegian playwright in a fancy reprint edition. Translated by Eva LeGallienne, and with illustrations by Tony Eubanks. --- In full leatherette-like red cloth-covered boards with gilt decorations on covers and spine; title gilt-stamped on spine. All edges gilt, and with colorful patterned paper endpapers. Lacks a dust jacket (as issued). --- With a couple of faint scratches to gilding on fore-edge, else a bright, firm, clean copy lacking additional obvious damages.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 405 pages View more info

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A Doll's House and Two Other Plays by Henrik Ibsen (Everyman's Library #494)

By: IBSEN, Henrik

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Everyman's Library - J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. / E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1911

Stock No.: 82412

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Three plays by the noted Norwegian playwright are presented in this Everyman's Library reprint edition. They include: A Doll's House, The Wild Duck and The Lady from the Sea. "House" and "Duck" translated, and with an introduction, by R. Farquharson Sharp; "Lady" translated by Mrs. Eleanor Marx-Aveling. Number 494 in Everyman's Library Drama series. --- In flatback binding style 1, full olive cloth-covered boards with elaborate Reginald Knowles-designed gilt spine titling & decorations, blindstamped J. M. Dent vignette to front cover, brown topstain. Lacks the dust jack... View more info

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Eleven Plays of Henrik Ibsen (Ibsen's Plays) (Modern Library Giant #G18.1)

By: IBSEN, Henrik

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, The Modern Library / Random House: [c.1955]

Stock No.: 82832

Condition: Good in Fair dust jacket


A Modern Library Giant edition offering eleven of the great Norwegian playwright's most noted works. Includes: 'A Doll's House', 'Ghosts', 'An Enemy of the People', 'The Master Builder', 'Pillars of Society', 'Hedda Gabler', 'John Gabriel Borkman', 'The Wild Duck', 'The League of Youth', 'Rosmersholm' and 'Peer Gynt'. With an introduction by H. L. Mencken. --- In Toledano spine G5 / rust cloth / gilt titling on black cover & spine blocks / black topstain / blank GA style endpapers / jacket style Ge, verso advertises 372 titles in ML catalog. Likely published c.1955 (no publication date appears... View more info