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THE PETRIFIED FOREST. Robert Sherwood, Emmett. THE PETRIFIED FOREST.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1935. First edition. INSCRIBED, "For Garrett D. Byrnes, with many thanks, Robert Sherwood March 29th, 1940." Byrnes had a long career at the Providence Journal as a writer, editor and arts critic. Sherwood won the Pulitzer Prize for drama three times, although not for this one, which may be better remembered than his Pulitzer winners in that it was a success on Broadway and in the film version with Leslie Howard, Bette Davis and a young Humphrey Bogart. One corner of book a little bumped, otherwise near fine in dust jacket (with Howard on front) with edges showing wear but still at least very good. INSCRIBED "WITH MANY THANKS"

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SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, A Musical Thriller. Stephen Sondheim. SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, A Musical Thriller.
New York: Dodd, Mead, (1979). First edition. Music and lyrics by Sondheim, book by Hugh Wheeler based on a version of "Sweeney Todd" by Christopher Bond. Illustrated with photographs of the stage production featuring Angela Lansbury as "Mrs. Lovett." Fine in price-clipped dustwrapper. "Attend the Tale of Sweeney Todd, His Skin Was Pale and His Eye Was Odd."

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LAST OPERAS AND PLAYS. Gertrude Stein. LAST OPERAS AND PLAYS.
New York: Rinehart & Co. Inc. (1949). First edition. Edited and with an introduction by Stein's literary executor and lifelong friend, Carl Van Vechten. A touch of minor rubbing to spine ends, otherwise bright and near fine in slightly soiled dust jacket with light edgewear.

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BURNING BRIGHT: A Play in Story Form. John Steinbeck. BURNING BRIGHT: A Play in Story Form.
New York: Viking Press, 1950. First edition. A "play-novelette" which Steinbeck describes as "a play that is easy to read or a short novel that can be played simply by lifting out the dialogue." Fine in bright dustwrapper with a small unobtrusive crease at top of spine, which is lightly faded.

[Book #33978]       Price: $250.00
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BURNING BRIGHT: A Play in Story Form. John Steinbeck. BURNING BRIGHT: A Play in Story Form.
New York: The Viking Press, 1950. First edition. A story that can be acted, or a play which can easily be read. Near fine in dust jacket with a little bit of soiling, thin scrape on the back top edge and very small crease at the bottom of the spine. An attractive book.

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HELLO, DOLLY! Michael Stewart, , Jerry Herman Thornton Wilder. HELLO, DOLLY!
(New York): DBS Publications, Inc. (1964 [1975?]). First edition. Based on "The Matchmaker" by Thorton Wilder. Libretto by Michael Stewart and lyrics by Jerry Herman's lyrics. Illustrated with photographs from the stage productions starring Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Mary Martin, Betty Grable, Ginger Rogers and Martha Raye. A very fine copy with just a hint of a shadow to the front endpaper in equally nice dust jacket with the barest wear. Copyrighted 1964 as an unpublished work, but Pearl Bailey's stint as Dolly was in 1975. A scarce book. ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE STAGE PRODUCTION.

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THE RUNNER STUMBLES: A Play in Two Acts. Milan Stitt. THE RUNNER STUMBLES: A Play in Two Acts.
Clifton, NJ: James T. White & Co. (1974). First edition of his first published play. Includes "Night Rainbows," an afterword. The play is based on a true incident early in the last century, about a priest accused of killing a nun, and was the basis for the film of the same name featuring Dick Van Dyke, Kathleen Quinlan and Maureen Stapleton. A powerful drama. Eight strong reviews on the back panel, including Clive Barnes and Brendan Gill. Fine in white dust jacket with the barest wear. Published simultaneously in hardback and paperwraps, which usually means a very small hardback printing.

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ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD A Play. Tom Stoppard. ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD A Play.
New York: Grove Press, (1967). First U.S. edition, printed simultaneously with the hardback edition. Winner of the 1968 Tony Award and the New York Drama Critic's Circle Award. Fine in pictorial paperwraps with only the barest wear on corners.

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ATALANTA IN CALYDON: A Tragedy. Algernon Charles Swinburne. ATALANTA IN CALYDON: A Tragedy.
Boston: Ticknor and Fields, 1866. First U.S. edition. Name, Brentano's label on front pastedown, spine ends lightly bumbed and frayed, covers scuffed, small section of pages loose (p.53-64) but still attached, altogether about very good.

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TENNESSEE DAY IN ST. LOUIS: A Comedy. Peter Taylor. TENNESSEE DAY IN ST. LOUIS: A Comedy.
New York: Random House, (1957). First edition of his first play, in the variant dust jacket without a price on the dust jacket flap. Light erasure very slightly discernable on title page (appears to have been a name--not affecting any lettering), otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with light rubbing and touch of minor edge wear.

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BECKET. Alfred Lord Tennyson. BECKET.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1884. First edition. Very good with minor bumping of the spine ends, light rubbing to the edges, and binding starting to crack at middle (between pages 80-81), lacking dust jacket.

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THE LIVING CORPSE. Leo N. Tolstoy. THE LIVING CORPSE.
New York: Frank-Maurice, Inc. (no-date). First U.S. edition? This statement appears in the book as a translator's note: " ...The following translation is made from the only authorized Russian edition based on the manuscripts in the possesion of the late Count Tolstoi's daughter, A.L. Tolstaya." Translated from the Russian by Anna M. Evarts. Very good with some soiling on endpapers, previous owner's name on endpaper and wear on spine ends. Lacks dust jacket. Scarce.

[Book #25758]       Price: $50.00
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BUCHANAN DYING: A Play. John Updike. BUCHANAN DYING: A Play.
(London): Andre Deutsch, (1974). First UK edition. Lower front tip very slightly bumped, otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

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THE BANBURY NOSE A Play in Four Acts. Peter Ustinov. THE BANBURY NOSE A Play in Four Acts.
London: Jonathan Cape, (1945). First edition.Very good or better with light foxing on endpapers and top page edges, small name and date on front endpaper and cloth edges slightly rubbed; in a price-clipped dust jacket with soiling, spine slightly tanned, a few shallow chips and small closed tears.

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ONE OF THE FAMILY: A Comedy in Three Acts. Kenneth Webb. ONE OF THE FAMILY: A Comedy in Three Acts.
New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1926. First edition. Page edges faintly foxed, otherwise about fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with chipping to spine ends and tips(not affecting any lettering).

[Book #33102]       Price: $50.00
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I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE A Musical Play. Jerome Weidman. I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE A Musical Play.
New York: Random House, (1962). First edition. Music and lyrics by Harold Rome. Illustrated with photographs of the stage production starring Barbra Streisand and Elliott Gould. Name in magic marker on verso of front endpaper (near the top), showing through on endpaper, otherwise fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with minor wear on spine ends and corners.

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TWO PLAYS. Peter Weiss. TWO PLAYS.
New York: Atheneum, 1970. First edition. Fine in dust jacket with minor edgewear and light creasing to rear flap. Includes "Song of the Lusitanian Bogey" (translated by Lee Baxandall) and "Discourse on the Progress of the Prolonged War of Liberation in Viet Nam and the Events Leading Up to It as Illustration of the Necessity for Armed Resistance Against Oppression and on the Attempts of the United States of America to Destroy the Foundations of Revolution" (translated by Geoffrey Skelton). A very bright copy.

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A MIRROR FOR THE SKY: An Opera Based on an Original Conception of Raoul Pene DuBois for Portraying the Life of Audubon in a Musical Drama. Jessamyn West. A MIRROR FOR THE SKY: An Opera Based on an Original Conception of Raoul Pene DuBois for Portraying the Life of Audubon in a Musical Drama.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, (1948). First editon. Fine in dust jacket with shallow chipping to spine ends and tips, and a 1/4" deep by 1" wide chip in upper edge of rear panel. A very bright, attractive copy. With costume sketches by Raoul Pene duBois.

[Book #33370]       Price: $60.00
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ETHAN FROME: A Dramatization Of Edith Wharton's Novel. Edith Wharton, Owen Davis, Donald Davis. ETHAN FROME: A Dramatization Of Edith Wharton's Novel.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. First edition. Foreword by Wharton. This play was suggested by a dramatization by Lowell Barrington, according to the title page. Some offsetting to endpapers, rubbing to board edges, spine lightly sunned, otherwise near fine, lacking the dust jacket.

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BIG TOYS. Patrick White. BIG TOYS.
Sydney: Currency Press, (1978). First edition and only edition. A play by the Nobel prize-winning author. Very fine in pictorial paperwraps.

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27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON And Other Plays. Tennessee Williams. 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON And Other Plays.
Norfolk: New Directions, (1953). Third printing, with two plays added. First issue. Near fine with page edges slightly soiled and previous owner's initials and date on front endpaper; in dust jacket with rubbing and edge wear.

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AMERICAN BLUES: Five Short Plays. Tennessee Williams. AMERICAN BLUES: Five Short Plays.
(New York): Dramatist Play Service, Inc, (1948). First edition, first issue with "Tennesse" (vs "Tennessee") on front cover. Very good or better in blue stapled paperwraps.

[Book #49471]       Price: $300.00
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AMERICAN BLUES: Five Short Plays. Tennessee Williams. AMERICAN BLUES: Five Short Plays.
(New York): Dramatist Play Service, Inc, (1948). First edition, first printing with "Tennesse" (vs "Tennessee") on front cover. SIGNED BY WILLIAMS on half-title page. Acting edition -- the only edition of this collection, which includes Very good or better with light paperclip indentation to top front cover and mild rumpling. Scarce in the first printing and. SIGNED BY WILLIAMS.

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CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF. Tennessee Williams. CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1956. First UK edition. Pulitzer Prize winner for drama and winner of the New York Drama Critics' Award. Small dark stain to tips of several pages, page top edges faintly foxed, name on front endpaper, otherwise very good with covers very bright and fine; in price-clipped, somewhat darkened and soiled dust jacket with small rubbed chips and tears to spine ends (not affecting lettering), still about very good or better.

[Book #49891]       Price: $200.00
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KINGDOM OF EARTH The Seven Descents of Myrtle. Tennessee Williams. KINGDOM OF EARTH The Seven Descents of Myrtle.
(New York): New Directions, (1968). First edition. Near fine with previous owner's name on front endpaper and light foxing on page edges; in a price-clipped dust jacket with soiling, rubbing and very minor edge wear.

[Book #25325]       Price: $75.00
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