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A STAR FOR A NIGHT: A STORY OF STAGE LIFE, Janis, Elsie
1 A STAR FOR A NIGHT: A STORY OF STAGE LIFE Janis, Elsie
N Y, N Y William Rickey & Company, 1911 First Edition Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 205 pages; 12 photos taken from play for this book. Moderate wear, foxing to first few leaves, contents generally clean and good. ; 0 30834 
Price: 28.15 USD
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AN INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA, Hubbell, Jay B. and Beaty, John O.
2 AN INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA Hubbell, Jay B. and Beaty, John O.
May not be noted. Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Jay B. Hubbell and John O. Beaty An Introduction to Drama Macmillan Company 1928. Good. In No Jacket hardbound, shows wear. Sound copy. ; 0 8634 
Price: 14.05 USD
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ARMAGEDDON: A MODERN EPIC DRAMA IN A PROLOGUE SERIES OF SCENES AND AN EPILOGUE WRITTEN PARTLY IN PROSE AND PARTLY IN VERSE., Phillips, Stephen
3 ARMAGEDDON: A MODERN EPIC DRAMA IN A PROLOGUE SERIES OF SCENES AND AN EPILOGUE WRITTEN PARTLY IN PROSE AND PARTLY IN VERSE. Phillips, Stephen
John Lane/The Bodley Head 1915 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 91, 4 pages; 0 24304 
Price: 16.87 USD
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CAPRICE: A COMEDY IN THREE ACTS, Sil-Vara
4 CAPRICE: A COMEDY IN THREE ACTS Sil-Vara
Garden City Doubleday, Doran & Co 1929 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Plays8; First ediiton, so stated. DJ with chipping and loss to lower front panel, contetns VG. ; 0 33026 
Price: 23.45 USD
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COMEDIES D'ARISTOPHANE [5 VOLUMES of vi], M Artaud ; Aristophane
5 COMEDIES D'ARISTOPHANE [5 VOLUMES of vi] M Artaud ; Aristophane
Paris Brissot-Thivars Et Aime Andre Editeurs- Libraires 1830 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; cxxiii, 163; 285; 271 [1]; 298; 290; 257 pages; Six small volumes in back and gilt calf over blue marbled boards. Contents VG. Rubbing to bindings but sound throughout. ; 0 29743 
Price: 37.55 USD
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CONTEMPORARY SPANISH DRAMATISTS:, Turrell, Charles A. (Ed. )
6 CONTEMPORARY SPANISH DRAMATISTS: Turrell, Charles A. (Ed. )
May not be noted. Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; TURRELL, CHARLES A. (ED. ) - Contemporary Spanish Dramatists Boston, R. G. Badger/Gorham Press, 1919, 397pps, presumed 1st ed thus, blue cloth hardbound boards with light sunning to spine. Sound tight and clean, VG with no dust jacket.. English Language; 0 8362 
Price: 20.53 USD
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CYRANO DE BERGERAC : A HEROIC COMEDY FROM THE FRENCH OF EDMOND ROSTAND DONE INTO ENGLISH VERSE BY HOWARD THAYER KINGSBURY, Rostand, Edmond (From The French by Basil Davenport)
7 CYRANO DE BERGERAC : A HEROIC COMEDY FROM THE FRENCH OF EDMOND ROSTAND DONE INTO ENGLISH VERSE BY HOWARD THAYER KINGSBURY Rostand, Edmond (From The French by Basil Davenport)
Boston Lamson, Wolffe and Co 1898 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
FINE Binding; 1st Editions; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 241 pages; Nicely full bound in brown pigskin with gilt lettering and borders turned in denteles. Printed on rich laid paper. T E G. Owner's name neatly on an endpaper. Silk marker ribbon. Frontis shows Richard Mansfield as Cyrano. Performed by him at Garden Theater on opening Oct 3, 1898. Contents clean and complete. Binding solid. ; 0 33116 
Price: 2815.30 USD
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DAVID A PLAY., Lawrence, D. H.
8 DAVID A PLAY. Lawrence, D. H.
London Martin Secker 1925 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; One of 500 copies. ; 0 33186 
Price: 65.75 USD
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9 DISCOVERY IN DRAMA Frazier, , Cliff & Anthony Meyer
May not be noted. Paperback Very Good with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; , Illustrated by B&w; 208 pages; DISCOVERY IN DRAMA New York: Paulist Press, 1969. Very Good/No Jacket. 6"x9". This soft cover book has a brown cover with white lettering on the front and spine of the cover. ; 0 4333 
Price: 14.05 USD
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DRAMAS IN FOUR VOLUMES, ( VOL. I ONLY OF 4), Hugo, Victor
10 DRAMAS IN FOUR VOLUMES, ( VOL. I ONLY OF 4) Hugo, Victor
Boston Estes and Lauriat 1900 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Plays; THEATER; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Guernsey Editions; Etching; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 434 pages; DRAMAS IN FOUR VOLUMES, ( VOL. I ONLY OF 4) HERNANI, THE TWIN BROTHERS, ANGELO, AMY ROBSART. Nd circa 1900. Limited ed 70/1000. Various etchings. Pages partially unopened. 3/4 morocco leather over marbled boards with matching endpapers. ; 0 26218 
Price: 46.95 USD
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EURIPIDES. THE PLAYS. [CT IN 2 VOLUMES], Euripides
11 EURIPIDES. THE PLAYS. [CT IN 2 VOLUMES] Euripides
Newtown Montgomeryshire Gregynog Press. 1931 First Edition (?) Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Fine Press; FINE Printing; Private Press; Wood engraving; Folio 13" - 23" tal; Red cloth (slightly soiled and chipped). Number 444 of 500 copies. Binding VG, contents unmarked and fine, on rag paper. Wood engravings are based on 5th century Greek vases. Numbered no 444 of 500 limited edition. ; 0 29414 
Price: 371.30 USD
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GREAT PLAYS (FRENCH AND GERMAN) (BY: CORNEILLE, MOLIERE, RACINE, LESING, SCHILLER, AND HUGO), May not be noted.
12 GREAT PLAYS (FRENCH AND GERMAN) (BY: CORNEILLE, MOLIERE, RACINE, LESING, SCHILLER, AND HUGO) May not be noted.
NY Appleton and Company 1901 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Plays; THEATER; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Color and tint Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; x, 504 pages; 3/4 morocco leather over marbled boards with creme colored end papers. ; 0 26219 
Price: 32.85 USD
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HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN THEATRE [CT IN 3 VOLS], George O. Seilhamer
13 HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN THEATRE [CT IN 3 VOLS] George O. Seilhamer
Philadelphia Globe Printing House (1888-1891) First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
THEATER; Plays; History, American; 4to 11" - 13" tall; viii, 427; viii, 381; viii, 376 pages; 3 volumes in publisher's brown cloth [Before the Revolution and During the Revolution and After]. A thorough study of American Theater from before the Revolution to the late 1700's [1797}. Histories,commentaries and bibliographical notes such as commenting that "Prince of Parthia was the first American play ever produced", who the actors were, etc. Does not include the actual scripts themselves. ; 9 32428 
Price: 140.95 USD
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L'AIGLON. DRAME EN SIX ACTES, EN VERS., Rostan, Edmond.
14 L'AIGLON. DRAME EN SIX ACTES, EN VERS. Rostan, Edmond.
Paris Charpentier Et Fasquelle, 1918 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
French Language; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 263 [1] pages; 1/2 polished calf with gilded spine and marbled boards. Modest toning to text . ; 0 29768 
Price: 23.45 USD
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MAMMON: A PLAY, Rhodes, William Warren
15 MAMMON: A PLAY Rhodes, William Warren
Chester, PA Chester Times Department of Printing 1933 First Edition Paperback Very Good+ with no dust jacket 
THEATER; Play; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Folio 13" - 23" tal; #10 of 150 signed by author for Carl A Bartle. Covers show slight aging- contents are immaculate. ; Signed by Author; 0 27483 
Price: 93.95 USD
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MASTERPIECES OF MODERN SPANISH DRAMA : THE GREAT GALEOTO THE DUCHESS OF SAN QUENTIN DANIELA, Clark, Barrett H. [editor]
16 MASTERPIECES OF MODERN SPANISH DRAMA : THE GREAT GALEOTO THE DUCHESS OF SAN QUENTIN DANIELA Clark, Barrett H. [editor]
May not be noted. Fine with no dust jacket 
We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Clark, Barrett H. [editor] Masterpieces of Modern Spanish Drama : The Great GAleoto The Duchess of San Quentin Daniela New York: Duffield & Company, 1917. Hard Cover. Bound in original red cloth, hard covers, gilt lettering, , mild sunning to the spine, FINE condition with no dust jacket. This work came from the well known book collection of the Bayard family in Delaware. This family has played a prominent role in American public affairs since the 1600's in Delaware. They are related by marriage to the du Ponts and the Dodd family of Dodd Mead & Company Book Publishers among others. ; 0 7627 
Price: 14.05 USD
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OEUVRES DE REGNARD ( THEATRE TOME 1 ONLY], Regnard
17 OEUVRES DE REGNARD ( THEATRE TOME 1 ONLY] Regnard
Paris Alphonse Lemerre 1880 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; xxxi, 510 [5] pages; Appears to be a facsimile of the 1714 edition publ by PIerre Ribou. Two title pages- one Lemerre and one Ribou. 3/4 calf over marbled boards. Heavily gilded spine. Vol I only of 2. Decorative headpieces and tailpieces; 0 29745 
Price: 37.55 USD
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ORIGINAL PLAYS [FIRST SERIES ], W S Gilbert
18 ORIGINAL PLAYS [FIRST SERIES ] W S Gilbert
Chatto and Windus 1922 Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
16mo 6" - 7" tall; 287 pages; Covers faded- see graphic . B Marie Gage and Floyd Dell bookplate. ; 0 30795 
Price: 23.45 USD
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19 OUVRES COMPLETES DE MOLIERE, NOUVELLE EDITION [CT IN 3 VOLS] Moliere
Paris Garnier Freres 1870 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Color frotnis'; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 535 :592 [3]; 548 [1] pages; Half blue morocco & marble boards. Spines with red calf labels and 4 raised bands. Text block lightly aged. 3 colored frontispieces. Top edge gilt. Bound in silk marker ribbons. ND but Circa 1870; 0 30466 
Price: 93.95 USD
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PAUL BUNYAN A FOLK-COMEDY IN THREE ACTS, Richard L (Richard Leroy) 1882-1957 Stokes
20 PAUL BUNYAN A FOLK-COMEDY IN THREE ACTS Richard L (Richard Leroy) 1882-1957 Stokes
N Y, London G P Putnam's Sons 1932 First Edition Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket Illustrated by Charles M Stevens 
Paul Bunyan; Wood block print; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 102 pages; Owner's name and brief dealer's notes on first bank in light pencil. Otherwise clean and bright throughout. Green illustrated dustwrapper with light sunning to spine. OCLC Number: 296722574 ; 0 30073 
Price: 140.95 USD
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