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THE FOURPOSTER. Jan de Hartog. THE FOURPOSTER.
New York: Random House, (1952). First edition. Illustrated with a photograph of the stage production starring the very young Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn. Directed by Jose Ferrer and 1952 winner of the Tony Award for best play. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling, minor edgewear and inconspicuous 1 1/2" splits in both flap folds. Scarce.

[Book #33080]       Price: $100.00
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WHITEOAKS. Mazo de la Roche. WHITEOAKS.
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1936. First edition. Bookplate on front pastedown (mostly under flap) and bottom edge of rear board slightly rubbed, otherwise near fine in somewhat soiled dust jacket with shallow edge chipping and a few closed tears. This was de la Roche's first full-length play and was based on her best-selling book, WHITEOAKS OF JALNA.

[Book #33013]       Price: $50.00
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DRINKS BEFORE DINNER: A Play. E. L. Doctorow. DRINKS BEFORE DINNER: A Play.
(London: Macmillan, 1980). First UK edition. SIGNED by Doctorow on the title page. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with barest wear to head of spine, otherwise fine.

[Book #54313]       Price: $75.00
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THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH: A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes. Rita Dove. THE DARKER FACE OF THE EARTH: A Verse Play in Fourteen Scenes.
(Brownsville): Story Line Press, 1994. First edition. Letter "K" of 26 copies SIGNED BY DOVE, the former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet AND BY THE ILLUSTRATOR, Mark Woolley. There was also an edition of 250 numbered copies signed by Dove only. "Poet Laureate Dove has done an amazing thing. She has written a classical tragedy, in blank verse, based on the story of Oedipus, but set on a plantation in antebellum South Carolina...Dove's verse is stark and stirring (Booklist review). Quarter plum cloth over black cloth boards stamped in silver on front and spine. Fine without dust jacket, as issued.

[Book #52923]       Price: $400.00
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THE HAND OF THE POTTER. Theodore Dreiser. THE HAND OF THE POTTER.
New York: Boni & Liveright, 1918. First edition. Second binding with dark blue spine and green paper boards printed in black. Spine label a little rubbed, otherwise very good or better. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #33387]       Price: $60.00
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PLAYS OF THE NATURAL AND THE SUPERNATURAL. Theodore Dreiser. PLAYS OF THE NATURAL AND THE SUPERNATURAL.
New York/London: John Lane, 1916. First edition, first issue. Cloth edges rubbed, a few pages nicked, otherwise a very good, copy, lacking the dust jacket.

[Book #25299]       Price: $75.00
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ROBERT E. LEE. John Drinkwater. ROBERT E. LEE.
London: Sidgwick & Jackson, Ltd. 1923. First edition. Endpapers offset and upper tips lightly bumped, otherwise about near fine in dust jacket with splitting to flap folds and small, light stain to front panel. Still, an attractive copy.

[Book #33011]       Price: $50.00
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FOUR PLAYS. Friedrich Durrenmatt. FOUR PLAYS.
New York: Grove Press, Inc. (1965). First edition. Fine in dust jacket with minor edge rubbing. Contains a lecture by Durrenmatt entitled "Problems of the Theatre" and the plays "The Marriage of Mr. Mississippi," "An Angel Comes to Babylon," "The Physicists" and "Romulus the Great." "Romulus the Great" was the basis for the Gore Vidal Broadway adaptation.

[Book #33408]       Price: $50.00
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THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK. T. S. Eliot. THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK.
London: Faber and Faber, (1954). First edition. First issue with "Ihad" p.7:2(up), in first-issue dust jacket, priced "10s 6d". Endpapers lightly foxed and small faint stain on front free endpaper, bookstore sticker to rear pastedown, mild spotting to rear cover, still very good to near fine in near fine dust jacket with slight tanning to spine.

[Book #54341]       Price: $60.00
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THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK: A Play. T. S. Eliot. THE CONFIDENTIAL CLERK: A Play.
New York: Harcourt, Brace, (1954). First U.S. edition. Barest rubbing to spine ends and tips, still bright and fine in near fine dust jacket with spine toned and a touch of minor rubbing. Nicer than usually seen.

[Book #54342]       Price: $60.00
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THE FILM OF MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL. T. S. Eliot. THE FILM OF MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL.
London: Faber and Faber, (1952). First edition in second state binding. Cloth just a bit rubbed otherwise fine in price-clipped dust jacket.

[Book #47257]       Price: $100.00
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MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL. T. S. Eliot. MURDER IN THE CATHEDRAL.
Stockholm: Zepher Books/The Continental Book Co. (1948). First Swedish edition from the 1939 edition. Very minor shelf wear, toning, rubbing or chips, to this book. Barest soiling to covers. Near fine to fine in paperwraps with dust jacket. Scarce. Scarce Swedish Edition.

[Book #47356]       Price: $150.00
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THE ROCK: A Pageant Play. T. S. Eliot. THE ROCK: A Pageant Play.
London: Faber & Faber, (1934). First edition. The simultaneously issued wrapper edition a little darkened around edges and spine, otherwise very good in gray paperwraps printed in black on front and spine.

[Book #45776]       Price: $100.00
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CATS. T. S. Eliot, Andrew Lloyd Webber. CATS.
(London: Dewynters Ltd, 1982). First edition, souvenir program. First production was May 1981. Based on "Old Possum's Book of Pratical Cats" by T. S. Eliot. Music by Andrew Lloyd Weber. Very good or better in stapled paper wraps with minor rubbing and light creasing near the spine and corners.

[Book #51551]       Price: $100.00
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MINICK (OLD MAN MINICK). Edna Ferber, George S. Kaufman. MINICK (OLD MAN MINICK).
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Co. 1924. First edition. A volume containing the short story "Old Man Minick," as well as the play "Minick," which was based on it. Title page states that there is "also a brief and quite gratuitous explanation by the authors." Frontis of old men in the park and three full-page photos from the play. Very good with only minor cover wear and endpapers showing a touch of offset. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51817]       Price: $60.00
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TORCH SONG TRILOGY: Three Plays. Harvey Fierstein. TORCH SONG TRILOGY: Three Plays.
New York: Villard Books, 1983. First Villard edition of his Tony Award-winning production. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with rubbing, light soiling and very shallow chipping.

[Book #25714]       Price: $50.00
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A MASQUE OF MERCY. Robert Frost. A MASQUE OF MERCY.
New York: Henry Holt, (1947). First edition. Minute spot on page edges, otherwise fine in slightly spine-faded dust jacket with tiny chip.

[Book #48929]       Price: $60.00
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THE DARK IS LIGHT ENOUGH: A Winter Comedy. Christopher Fry. THE DARK IS LIGHT ENOUGH: A Winter Comedy.
London: Oxford University Press, 1954. First edition. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with lightly tanned spine and minor wear to spine ends and tips. dust jacket cover art by Ronald Searle.

[Book #33306]       Price: $50.00
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THE COAT & THE THIRD DEGREE Two Experiments in Play-Making. Athol Fugard, , Don Maclennan. THE COAT & THE THIRD DEGREE Two Experiments in Play-Making.
Cape Town: A. A. Balkema, 1971. First edition. Published in the "Albany Series." Includes an interview with each author. Near fine in stiff paperwraps. Scarce.

[Book #26110]       Price: $100.00
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VALLEY SONG. Athol Fugard. VALLEY SONG.
New York: Theatre Communications Group, (1996). First edition. A play about the coming of age of a young girl in South Africa. Fine in dust jacket.

[Book #42639]       Price: $50.00
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THE FUGITIVE: A Play in Four Acts. John Galsworthy. THE FUGITIVE: A Play in Four Acts.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. First U.S. edition. Spine ends very slightly faded, otherwise near fine in scarce, good dust jacket with tanned and rubbed spine, some edge chipping and old insect damage along spine and flap folds.

[Book #33416]       Price: $50.00
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BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE. Leonard Gershe. BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE.
New York: Random House, (1969). First edition. Basis for the film starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert and Eileen Heckart. Eillen Heckart won an Academy Award for her supporting role in the film. INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Near fine with a small bookstore stamp on front pastedown in a bright dust jacket with light soiling and one tiny closed nick on front flap edge.

[Book #29091]       Price: $175.00
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POEMS AND PLAYS: To Which Is Prefixed THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR. Oliver Goldsmith. POEMS AND PLAYS: To Which Is Prefixed THE LIFE OF THE AUTHOR.
London: B. Newbery and T. Johnson, 1780. Early edition with the ten-page "Life of the Author" added. The first edition was published in Dublin in 1777. Engraved title page; final leaf with contents listed on recto and with verso stating: "This edition contains several additions and corrections never before printed; being the only perfect one ever published of this celebrated author's poems." on the divisional title page for "She Stoops to Conquer," the date of the first printing is given as 1772 instead of 1773. Pages 12 and 253 misnumbered 11 and 221. No front endpaper or frontis portrait present. The first page is the title page, which is neatly trimmed at the top (affecting margin only), shows bleed-through from previous owner's name and date (1838) on verso, and is partially detached. This copy contains three full-page illustrations, which we believe is the correct number based on other copies on OCLC. Full polished calf with 5 raised bands and leather label that is worn but still readable. Pencilled and inked notes on unprinted end sheets, faint old damp stains to last several leaves, otherwise text block is clean and relatively free from foxing and staining; signature K2 (pp.161-180) loose but still holding.

[Book #52806]       Price: $200.00
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THE POTTING SHED. Graham Greene. THE POTTING SHED.
London: Heinemann, (1958). First British edition, preceded by the American edition. This edition has the original third act as written by Greene. Not sure who rewrote the third act for the American edition. Greene was a highly successful dramatist, and this is the second of his eight published plays. Small name and spot on front endpaper, cloth covers show very minor wear, spine a bit sunned, otherwise very good in like dust jacket with minor wear on corners and spine ends and one closed tear.

[Book #52006]       Price: $125.00
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THE FAMOUS TRAGEDY OF THE QUEEN OF CORNWALL AT TINTAGEL IN LYONNESSE: A New Version of an Old Story Arranged as a Play for Mummers. Thomas Hardy. THE FAMOUS TRAGEDY OF THE QUEEN OF CORNWALL AT TINTAGEL IN LYONNESSE: A New Version of an Old Story Arranged as a Play for Mummers.
London: Macmillan Co. 1923. First edition. An attractive pictorial cover in green with gilt stamping. Slight wear to corners and spine ends still near fine. Lacking dust jacket.

[Book #49866]       Price: $125.00
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