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VAN ZORN: A Comedy in Three Acts. Edwin Arlington Robinson. VAN ZORN: A Comedy in Three Acts.
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1914. First edition. Spine ends and tips lightly rubbed and small bookstore sticker on rear pastedown, otherwise about near fine in dust jacket with slight tanning to spine, minor edgewear and price sticker on spine. The gilt lettering, gilt top page edges and maroon boards are very bright, as is the very scarce first issue dust jacket. A very attractive copy.

[Book #33273]       Price: $150.00
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ME AND JULIET. Richard Rodgers, , Oscar Hammerstein. ME AND JULIET.
New York: Random House, (1953). First edition. A "Random House Play" illustrated with photographs of the stage production. Book and lyrics by Hammerstein, music by Rodgers. "An affectionate survey of footlight life. The town's most skillful showmen pay a fervent salute to the boys and girls who make the business tick."--Walter Kerr, N.Y. Herald Tribune. Head of spine slightly pushed, still fine in near fine dust jacket with spine a little toned.

[Book #19723]       Price: $50.00
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ALLEGRO A Musical Play. Richards Rodgers, , Oscar Hammerstein. ALLEGRO A Musical Play.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First edition. Small mark on front free endpaper, otherwise fine in dust jacket with small closed edge tear and small chip at top of front panel with a closed tear below it. A bright, attractive copy.

[Book #33619]       Price: $100.00
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YOUNG APRIL A Comedy in Three Acts. Aurania Rouverol. YOUNG APRIL A Comedy in Three Acts.
New York: Samuel French, (1940). First edition. Illustrated with photographs of the stage production. Near fine in dust jacket with very light soiling, a few short closed tears and shallow chipping. Scarce.

[Book #25069]       Price: $50.00
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THE PRINCESS PRISCILLA'S FORTNIGHT: By the Author of "Elizabeth and Her German Garden." Elizabeth Russell, aka Elizabeth Von Arnim. THE PRINCESS PRISCILLA'S FORTNIGHT: By the Author of "Elizabeth and Her German Garden."
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1905. First edition. Elizabeth von Arnim (1866 - 1941), born Mary Annette Beauchamp, was an Australian-born British novelist who, after her second marriage became Countess Russell. Early in life she went by Mary but after the publication of her first book, she was known to her readers, eventually her friends, and finally even to her family as Elizabeth Russell. She also wrote as Alice Cholmondeley. PRINCESS PRISCILLA'S FORTNIGHT was the basis for the play, "The Cottage in the Air" (1909), and for the British/German movie, "The Runaway Princess" (1929). Her later works were also adapted for the stage and screen, including her 1940 novel, MR. SKEFFINTON, which was made into the 1944 Academy Award-nominated film starring Bette Davis and Claude Rains (Wikipedia). Gilt-stamped green cloth boards; top edge gilt. Very good with minor aging and wear.

[Book #54579]       Price: $250.00
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RAZZLE DAZZLE. William Saroyan. RAZZLE DAZZLE.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. (1942). First edition. Colored frontispiece by Arthur Szyk. Very good with previous owner's name on front pastedown and some soiling on page edges; in dust jacket with edges and spine age darkened, light rubbing, soiling and shallow chipping.

[Book #25272]       Price: $100.00
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LUCIFER AND THE LORD: A Play in Eleven Scenes. Jean-Paul Sartre. LUCIFER AND THE LORD: A Play in Eleven Scenes.
London: Hamish Hamilton, (1952). First edition. Translated from the French by Kitty Black. Light foxing to page top edges, otherwise fine in dark blue cloth; in good or better dust jacket with split to spine fold internally mended with archival tape, spine and folds tanned, narrow damp stain to spine (affecting bottom tips of first title word), touch of soiling and shallow chipping to spine ends and tips.

[Book #54247]       Price: $50.00
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THE GENTLE PEOPLE A Brooklyn Fable. Irwin Shaw. THE GENTLE PEOPLE A Brooklyn Fable.
New York: Random House, (1939). First edition of his second book, a play. INSCRIBED to a drama critic at The New Yorker: "To Edith Oliver, for 'Madison Avenue Bus Driver.'/ -Irwin Shaw." The play, directed by Harold Clurman, featured Sam Jaffe, Franchot Tone, Karl Malden, Sylvia Sidney, and Lee J. Cobb. Fine in dust jacket with edgewear and minor chipping. A presentable copy and hard to find inscribed. INSCRIBED TO A DRAMA CRITIC.

[Book #45884]       Price: $1,250.00
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GENEVA, CYMBELINE REFINISHED & IN GOOD KING CHARLES' GOLDEN DAYS. Shaw, George Bernard. GENEVA, CYMBELINE REFINISHED & IN GOOD KING CHARLES' GOLDEN DAYS.
New York: Dodd Mead & Co. 1947. First U.S. edition. Two previously unpublished plays with prefaces, and a variation on Shakepeare's ending for CYMBELINE with an explanation. Previous owner's name & date on front endpaper. Very good in very good dust jacket.

[Book #46987]       Price: $50.00
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THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT. Robert E. Sherwood. THERE SHALL BE NO NIGHT.
New York: Scribner's Sons, 1940. First edition. A Pulitzer Prize winning play set during World War II. Laid in is an approximately 6 x 9" promotional broadside printed in black and yellow featuring a photograph from the staged production on recto and reviews on verso; notice of pre-sale ticket availability by mail printed in red at base of recto for the February 1941 two-week engagement of the show at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco. Contemporary name and date on endpaper otherwise fine in near fine dust jacket with spine ends lightly rubbed.

[Book #54810]       Price: $125.00
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THIS IS NEW YORK; A Play in Three Acts. Robert Emmet Sherwood. THIS IS NEW YORK; A Play in Three Acts.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. First edition. Light, scattered foxing to top page edges, otherwise about fine in dust jacket with slightly tanned spine and light edge wear (mostly to spine ends). An attractive copy with gilt lettering bright.

[Book #32598]       Price: $150.00
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THE PETRIFIED FOREST. Robert Sherwood, Emmett. THE PETRIFIED FOREST.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1935). First edition. Sherwood won the Pulitzer Prize for drama three times, although not for this one, which may be better remembered than his Pulitzer winners. Very good with two long skinned marks on front endpaper and page edges somewhat soiled. In a rubbed dust jacket with soiling and shallow edge wear. Scarce. Starring Leslie Howard and Humphrey Bogart.

[Book #24829]       Price: $175.00
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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"

[Book #45493]       Price: $750.00
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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."

[Book #53654]       Price: $200.00
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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.

[Book #30196]       Price: $100.00
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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.

[Book #46529]       Price: $200.00
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HELLO, DOLLY! Michael Stewart, , Jerry Herman Thornton Wilder. HELLO, DOLLY!
(New York): DBS Publications, Inc. [1968]. First edition. Based on "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder (misspelled "Thorton" in the book and on the jacket). Libretto by Stewart and lyrics by Herman. Illustrated with photographs from various stage productions starring Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Mary Martin, Betty Grable, Ginger Rogers and Martha Raye. Fine copy in fine dust jacket with barest wear. Copyrighted 1964 as an unpublished work but Pearl Bailey's stint as Dolly wasn't until 1967 and OCLC records the date as 1968. A scarce book. ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE STAGE PRODUCTION.

[Book #52374]       Price: $1,250.00
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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.

[Book #40895]       Price: $150.00
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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.

[Book #35806]       Price: $75.00
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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.

[Book #47676]       Price: $60.00
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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.

[Book #28953]       Price: $75.00
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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.

[Book #50079]       Price: $100.00
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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.

[Book #33070]       Price: $50.00
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