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In The Winter Of Cities

by WILLIAMS, Tennessee

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1956
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New York: New Directions, 1956. First Edition. Tall octavo. Cloth-backed patterned boards; dustjacket; 117pp. Gentle fading to board edges; front endpapers faintly foxed, else a tght, clean, Very Good or better copy. In the original dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $3.50 on front flap), slightly sunned on lighter portions and rubbed on lower third of spine, Very Good.
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A Lie of the Mind (A Play in Three Acts)

A Lie of the Mind (A Play in Three Acts)

by SHEPARD, Sam

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[New York: Studio Duplicating Service, ca 1985]. Quarto typescript (11" x 8-1/2"). Post-bound vinyl fabric wrappers, titled in gilt on front cover. Variously paginated; includes title page, plot synopsis and stage instructions followed by complete text of the play. Photocopied, printed recto-only. Very Good, with slight curling to wrapper edges. The text differs sufficiently from the published version (we… Read more about this item
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Finding The Measure (One of 50 Signed)

Finding The Measure (One of 50 Signed)

by KELLY, Robert

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Published
1968
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Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1968. First Edition. First printing. Deluxe issue, one of fifty copies in coarse-weave linen, signed by the author on colophon. Octavo (25cm); cloth hardcover with gilt-stamped paper spine label; 124pp. Tight, clean, Near Fine copy in original acetate (unprinted) dustwrapper, lightly rubbed and with a small (1/4") loss at crown of spine; Very Good.… Read more about this item
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Complete Plays 1913-1920 [with] Complete Plays 1920-1931 [with[ Complete Plays 1932-1943

Complete Plays 1913-1920 [with] Complete Plays 1920-1931 [with[ Complete Plays 1932-1943

by O'NEILL, Eugene; Travis Bogard, ed

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1988
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New York: Library of America, 1988. First Thus. First printings. Three octavo volumes. Green cloth hardcovers; dustjackets; 1104+1091+1007pp. Very fine, apparently unread copies, in original, unclipped dustwrappers (each priced $35 at base of front flap). Texts selected, with notes, by Travis Bogard. Complete edition O'Neill's dramatic works - the only American playwright to win the Nobel Prize for Literature.… Read more about this item
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Karel apek, Life and Work

Karel apek, Life and Work

by [ APEK] KLIMA, Ivan; Norma Comrada, transl

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First American Edition
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2002
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North Haven, CT: Catbird Press, 2002. First American Edition. First printing. Octavo. Cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 224p. Fine. In original dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $24 on front flap), Fine.
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The Red White and Black: a Patriotic Demonstration (signed)

The Red White and Black: a Patriotic Demonstration (signed)

by [RADICAL DRAMA] BENTLEY, Eric, book; Brad Burg, music

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1970
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New York: Liberation, 1970. First Edition. First printing; issued as "Liberation" v.15, no. 3. Signed by Bentley on front cover. Mild smudge to autograph, else fine. First printing of this experimental political theater piece, described as "a stage show for a rock group of 4 musicians and about 10 singing actors." Written by the renowned critic and… Read more about this item
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A Masque of Mercy (Signed, Limited Edition)
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A Masque of Mercy (Signed, Limited Edition)

by FROST, Robert

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First edition
Published
1945
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New York: Henry Holt and Co, 1945. First edition. First printing. Limited issue; no. 100 of 751 signed copies. Blue linen spine over paper-covered boards; gilt spine and cover labels; 46pp. A crisp, fine copy, lacking both the (unprinted) glassine wrapper and the slipcase. Printed at Joseph Blumenthal's Spiral Press. CRANE A31.
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You Who Have Dreams

You Who Have Dreams

by ANDERSON, Maxwell

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First Edition
Published
1925
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 1925. First Edition. First printing. Regular issue, of 1000 numbered copies (this is no.853). There was a simultaneous deluxe issue of 25 signed copies. Small octavo; paper-covered boards, with printed spine and cover labels; 72pp. Mild toning and soil to covers, else a tight, Near Fine copy, lacking the dustwrapper. The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's… Read more about this item
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Seven Stray Cats Reading Their Poems in Sausalito

Seven Stray Cats Reading Their Poems in Sausalito

by GILBERT, Jack; Gerd Stern et al.

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1957
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1957. First Edition. Second issue, for the Sausalito Little Theatre (150 copies printed). Quarto. Staple-bound sheets with silkscreen cover; [18pp], printed recto-only. Covers heavily chipped, with no loss to printed areas; rear cover detached but present; internally clean and complete. A Good example, condition typical for this extremely fragile production. This is the second of three variant… Read more about this item
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The Double Dream of Spring [Inscribed to Howard Moss]

by ASHBERY, John

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1970
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New York: Dutton, 1970. First edition. First printing. Inscribed to Howard Moss, and signed in full by the poet. Small octavo; cloth-backed boards; 95 pp. Very Good or better in unclipped original dust jacket, also very good with minor wear at the corners. Housed in custom cloth clamshell case with leather label. A nice association copy and a… Read more about this item
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Three Plays: The Last Carnival; Beef, No Chicken; A Branch of the Blue Nile

Three Plays: The Last Carnival; Beef, No Chicken; A Branch of the Blue Nile

by WALCOTT, Derek

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First American Edition
Published
1986
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New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1986. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo; beige linen over boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 312pp. Fine copy in original dustjacket, unclipped (priced $22.50), unfaded, Fine. "The three plays in this collection form a triptych - the central play, a farce, is flanked by two dramas. Together… Read more about this item
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Jayhawker: A Play in Three Acts

Jayhawker: A Play in Three Acts

by LEWIS, Sinclair and Lloyd Lewis

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First Edition
Published
1935
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Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc, 1935. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (20.5cm); blue cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in gilt on spine and in blind to front cover; blue topstain; dustjacket; xx,163,[1]pp. Gentle sunning to spine ends and upper board edges; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00), gently sunned, lightly shelfworn and dust-soiled, with… Read more about this item
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The Complete Canopus in Argos: Archives in five volumes Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta; The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five; The Sirian Experiments; The Making of the Representative for Planet 8; and The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire

The Complete Canopus in Argos: Archives in five volumes Re: Colonised Planet 5, Shikasta; The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four, and Five; The Sirian Experiments; The Making of the Representative for Planet 8; and The Sentimental Agents in the Volyen Empire

by LESSING, Doris

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First U.K. Editions
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1979-1983
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London: Jonathan Cape, 1979-1983. First U.K. Editions. First Impressions. Five octavo volumes (22.5cm); blue paper covered boards titled in gilt on spine; pale gray/blue topstain; dustjackets; 365; 245; 288; 145; 179pp. All are Near Fine or better with topstain faded on most volumes. The dustjackets are uniform, designed by David Prout; unclipped (priced £5.95 - £7.95 net), the third… Read more about this item
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Touch and Go: A Play in Three Acts [ Plays for a People's Theater ll ]

Touch and Go: A Play in Three Acts [ Plays for a People's Theater ll ]

by LAWRENCE, D.H. [David Herbert]

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First American Edition
Published
1920
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New York: Thomas Seltzer, Inc, 1920. First American Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19cm); salmon colored boards, decorated and titled in black on the front cover and spine; 103pp. Spine ends lightly pushed; two minor bumps to upper board edge; Near Fine. The dustjacket is price-clipped at the lower flap; light chipping and minor tears to the extremities; clean, tight… Read more about this item
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Oklahoma!

Oklahoma!

by RODGERS, Richard and Oscar Hammerstein

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First Edition
Published
1943
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New York: Random House, 1943. First Edition. First printing. Octavo (21cm). Original beige cloth, stamped in red and blue, in original beige and blue dust jacket; plain endpapers; [x],146pp; with black and white stills from the 1943 production directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Straight and tight, lightly rubbed and browned at edges, endpapers discolored: Very Good. Jacket trimmed at corners… Read more about this item
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Hokum: A play in three acts [Deluxe Issue, Signed]
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Hokum: A play in three acts [Deluxe Issue, Signed]

by HEMINGWAY, Ernest and Morris McNeil

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Published
1978
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Wellesley Hills: The Sans Souci Press, 1978. First Edition. Deluxe Issue, one of 26 lettered copies specially bound and signed by publisher William Young, this being copy 'S'. Octavo (22.5cm); beige buckram, with title label mounted to upper spine; dustjacket; publisher's original slipcase; [8],9-138,[6]pp. Fine in a Fine dustjacket and slipcase. Handsome edition of this early dramatic work, co-written… Read more about this item
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The Collected Works of John Jay Chapman in Twelve Volumes [Complete]
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The Collected Works of John Jay Chapman in Twelve Volumes [Complete]

by CHAPMAN, John Jay; Melvin H. Bernstein, ed; David M. Stocking, bibliography

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1970
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Weston, MA: M & S [M&S] Press, 1970. First Edition. First printing of the Collected Works. Twelve volumes; v.1 quarto, remainder octavo; uniform blue cloth with gilt spine titles. A fresh, unread set. Collected edition of works by the iconoclastic essayist, poet, dramatist and progressive reformer John Jay Chapman (1862-1933). Includes all twenty-seven of Chapman's published works, running… Read more about this item
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Brother to Dragons. A Tale in Verse and Voices

Brother to Dragons. A Tale in Verse and Voices

by WARREN, Robert Penn

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First Edition
Published
1953
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New York: Random House, 1953. First Edition. First printing. Octavo. Black cloth hardcover; dustjacket; 230,(2)pp. Tight, Near Fine copy, very clean excepting some dustjacket offsetting to the front and rear free endpapers. In the original dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $3.50 on front flap), lightly soiled and toned on spine panel and flap folds; Very Good or better.
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Roll Sweet Chariot: A Symphonic Play of the Negro People in Four Scenes [Uncorrected Proof]

Roll Sweet Chariot: A Symphonic Play of the Negro People in Four Scenes [Uncorrected Proof]

by GREEN, Paul

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1935
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New York: Samuel French, 1935. First Edition. First Printing, publisher's folded and gathered sheets for the cloth issue. Octavo (19.5cm); eight disbound quires (as issued); x,[2],107pp. Modest external wear, subtle toning and a touch of dust-soil to first and last leaves, with a few faint creases and tiny chips to same; contents clean; Very Good+. A symphonic drama based… Read more about this item
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The Elder Statesman

The Elder Statesman

by ELIOT, T. S.

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First Edition
Published
1959
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London: Faber and Faber, 1959. First Edition. 8vo. 22.5cm x 15cm. Publisher's red cloth boards. Dustjacket. Titled in gilt to spine, a little light wear to the extremities, strong and handsome, in a clean, bright example with a couple of spots of soiling to the front panel, some shallow marginal chipping mostly confined to the upper edge of the… Read more about this item
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