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1 BEST PLAYS 1927 Mantle, Burns (Ed. ) ,
May not be noted. Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; The Best Plays of 1927 - 1928 ; FILM DIRECTORS New MANTLE, BURNS (ED. ) , York Dodd Mead 1928 First Edition. Some foxing to fronitspiece plate, otherwise Very good lightly used copy with some darkening to the spine label without dust jacket. With 10 full-length plays including Strange Interlude by Eugene O'Neill, The Royal Family by George Kaufman and Edna Ferber, Porgy by Du Bose and Dorothy Heyward, and The Plough and the Stars by Sean O'Casey as well as the casts and synopses of the New York season with quite a bit of additionall information on the theatrical world of the time. ; 0 6433 
Price: 14.05 USD
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BLANCHETTE AND THE ESCAPE: TWO PLAYS BY BRIEUX, Brieux (translated by Frederick Eisemann, Preface by H. L. Mencken)
2 BLANCHETTE AND THE ESCAPE: TWO PLAYS BY BRIEUX Brieux (translated by Frederick Eisemann, Preface by H. L. Mencken)
May not be noted. Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Brieux (Translated By Frederick Eisemann, Preface By H. L. Mencken) Blanchette and the Escape: Two Plays By Brieux Boston: John w. Luce & Company, 1913. Hard Cover. First American Edition. Octavo; 240pp; No dustjacket VERY GOOD condition. Armorial bookplate. This work came from the well known collection of the Bayard family in Delaware. They have played a prominent role in American public affairs since the 1600's. They are related by marriage to the Dodd family; 0 7542 
Price: 18.66 USD
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FIVE YOUNG AMERICAN POETS. Third Series; Association Copy, Williams, Tennessee (Eve Merriam, Jean Garrigue, John Frederick Nims, Alejandro Carrion)
3 FIVE YOUNG AMERICAN POETS. Third Series; Association Copy Williams, Tennessee (Eve Merriam, Jean Garrigue, John Frederick Nims, Alejandro Carrion)
New Directions 1944 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Drama; THEATER; POETRY; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 215 pages; (WILLIAMS, TENNESSEE). Five Young American Poets. Third Series. Norfolk: New Directions, 1944. First Edition. 8vo, tan cloth, lettering blocked in blue at spine and upper cover. Minor wear, some dusting and sunning at edges, text very good, dust wrapper sun-darkened at spine and edges with several ring stains at top of upper panel, minor chipping and some short tears at edges and folds, few short crayon streaks at bottom left of front panel, general appearane is attractive- see graphic. Text includes lengthy contributions by Eve Merriam, Jean Garrigue, John Frederick Nims, Alejandro Carrion, and Tennessee Williams, representing the first book publication of any writings by Williams, a year before his first book was published. In addition, this is the personal copy of Merriam, with her pencil signature and N. Y. Address at upper right of front free endpaper. First published work in book form of all five poets. ; Signed by One Author; 0 21570 
Price: 281.95 USD
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4 FOUR PLAYS Transl by Eva Gallienne Henrik Ibsen
Franklin Library 1979 Presumed 1st Hardcover As New with no dust jacket Illustrated by Tony Eubanks 
FINE Binding; Decorative Bindings; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; ; Franklin Center, Pennsylvania: The Franklin Library. Synthetic leather binding with richly gilded designsand raised bands on the spine. Edges gilt all round to repel dirt and dust. Patterned (not moire) endpapers. Illustrated. This book is as new and has never been opened except for a discrete blind stamped owners mark in front. A truly beautiful book made of quality materials and aimed at the collectors market. It will stand out on any shelf. ; 0 6841 
Price: 20.53 USD
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TWO PLAYS: THE MIRACLE WORKER, AND DINNY AND THE WITCHES, Gibson, , William
5 TWO PLAYS: THE MIRACLE WORKER, AND DINNY AND THE WITCHES Gibson, , William
Atheneum Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Book Club Edition; Vg in blue and red vg DJ with sunned spine. ; 0 1237 
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WIDE AWAKE DIALOGUES, May not be noted.
6 WIDE AWAKE DIALOGUES May not be noted.
TS Denison & Co 1903 Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 124 pages; Wear, short plays and presentations generally for school usage. ; 0 23729 
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Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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