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THE ZOO STORY, THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH and THE SANDBOX: Three Plays. Edward Albee. THE ZOO STORY, THE DEATH OF BESSIE SMITH and THE SANDBOX: Three Plays.
New York: Coward-McCann, (1960). First edition of the AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Crisp and near fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #51751]       Price: $40.00
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JOAN OF LORRAINE. A Play in Two Acts. Maxwell Anderson. JOAN OF LORRAINE. A Play in Two Acts.
Washington, DC: Anderson House, 1946. First edition. A little darkening to pastedown edges otherwise bright and fine in dust jacket with rubbed nicking to head of spine and few short tears (otherwise near fine).

[Book #24812]       Price: $45.00
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THE STAR-WAGON A Play in Three Acts. Maxwell Anderson. THE STAR-WAGON A Play in Three Acts.
Washington, DC: Anderson House, 1937. First edition. Time-travel fantasy starring Burgess Meredith as Stephen Minch and Lillian Gish as Martha Minch. Bright and fine in very good to near fine dust jacket with spine ends and corners lightly nicked and rubbed and closed tear to base of rear panel.

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THE DANCE OF DEATH. W. H. Auden. THE DANCE OF DEATH.
(London): Faber & Faber, (1933). First edition. One of only 1200 copies in the first printing. Green paper-covered boards stamped in black on front and spine. Near fine with few inconspicuous nicks to paper covering; in near fine dust jacket with clean tear to spine internally repaired with tape. A nice bright copy of his third book, a play.

[Book #35592]       Price: $125.00
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THE MAGIC FLUTE An Opera in Two Acts. W. H. Auden. THE MAGIC FLUTE An Opera in Two Acts.
New York: Random House, (1956). First edition. "English version after the Libretto of Schikaneder and Giesecke," by Auden and Chester Kallman. Translation in verse for the 1956 television production celebrating the two-hundredth anniversary of Mozart's birth. Fine in near fine dust jacket with back panel very lightly soiled and a touch of rubbing along edges.

[Book #25169]       Price: $75.00
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THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH. George Axelrod. THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH.
New York: Random House, (1953). First edition. "A Random House play" illustrated with photographs from the original stage production. Tom Ewell won a Tony Award for his portrayal of Richard Sherman and later starred in Billy Wilder's film version with Marilyn Monroe. Fine in near fine dust jacket with slightly darkened spine.

[Book #40263]       Price: $100.00
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WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER? George Axelrod. WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER?
New York: Random House, (1956). First edition. A "Random House Play" illustrated with photographs from the original stage production which featured Jayne Mansfield and Walter Matthau. Fine in near fine dust jacket with some minor rubbing on edges and light soiling on back panel.

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ALICE SIT-BY-THE-FIRE. J. M. Barrie. ALICE SIT-BY-THE-FIRE.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1919. First U.S.edition. Fine with small pen notation on front endpaper and slight foxing on pages. Dust jacket has slight foxing and slight edgewear. A nice example of an early dust jacket.

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WAITING FOR GODOT A Tragicomedy in 2 [Two] Acts. Samuel Beckett. WAITING FOR GODOT A Tragicomedy in 2 [Two] Acts.
New York: Grove Press, [circa 1956]. First edition in English, paperback issue. Translated from the French by the author. Copyrighted "1954" -- which is when the Grove hardcover was published -- but it seems likely not published until 1956 or later, as Evergreen Books "E-31" and "E-32" were published 1956 and this one is "E-33.". Top front corner nicked, spine and edges a little tanned, otherwise near fine in paperwraps. Scarce.

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THE COLD WIND AND THE WARM A Play. S. N. Behrman. THE COLD WIND AND THE WARM A Play.
New York: Random House, (1959). First edition. Illustrated with photographs of the stage production which included Eli Walach, Maureen Stapleton and Suzanne Pleshette, among others. Fine in a price-clipped dust jacket with tiny chips at corners and spine ends.

[Book #40893]       Price: $60.00
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DUNNIGAN'S DAUGHTER. S. N. Behrman. DUNNIGAN'S DAUGHTER.
New York: Random House, (1946). First edition. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light soiling (heavier on spine) and minor wear to spine ends and tips. The play was staged by Elia Kazan and starred Richard Widmark.

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NO TIME FOR COMEDY. S. N. Behrman. NO TIME FOR COMEDY.
New York: Random House, (1939). First edition. Faint, unavoidable offset to endpapers, otherwise fine in slightly soiled dust jacket with nicked tips and a touch of minor rubbing. An attractive copy of this play which starred Katherine Cornell and Laurence Olivier.

[Book #32534]       Price: $100.00
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THREE PLAYS OF THE ARGENTINE: Juan Moreira / Santos Vega / The Witches' Mountain. Eward Hale Bierstadt, , Luis Bayon Herrera Silverio Manco, Julio Sanchez Gardel. THREE PLAYS OF THE ARGENTINE: Juan Moreira / Santos Vega / The Witches' Mountain.
New York: Duffield and Company, 1920. First edition. Translated from the Spanish by Jacon S. Fassett, Jr. Herrera (1889-1956) went on to become a famous director and screenwriter in the 1940s and 1950s in Argentina (wiki), however the playwrights and their plays remain as obscure in the US today as they were in 1920 when G. Grafly writing for The Nation said, "However primitive the plays, they possess what our American drama strives in vain to discover, the soul of their native land," Spine ends rubbed and frayed, otherwise about very good, lacking the dust jacket, if issued in one. A scarce book, as most copies seem to have made their way to libraries. "They possess ... the soul of their native land"

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THE LOOKING GLASS. A Philadelphia Comedy in Five Acts. Robert Montgomery Bird. THE LOOKING GLASS. A Philadelphia Comedy in Five Acts.
New York: The Colophon, 1933. First edition. One of 465 copies, edited and with an introduction by Arthur Bobson Quinn. Faint, unavoidable offset to endpapers, otherwise fine in dust jacket with small spot on front panel and tiny hole in rear panel. A beautifel copy.

[Book #33657]       Price: $50.00
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AFTER THE RAIN. John Bowen. AFTER THE RAIN.
New York: Random House, (1967). First edition. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with small, faint, round stain on front cover.

[Book #41836]       Price: $60.00
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IN THE SUMMER HOUSE A Play. Jane Bowles. IN THE SUMMER HOUSE A Play.
New York: Random House, (1954). First edition. Illustrated with photographs. Very good with some foxing on page edges. In a slightly soiled dust jacket with spine tanned, a few small closed tears and nicks.

[Book #40219]       Price: $100.00
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THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT: Announcement for the 1965 Coronet Theater Production. Ray Bradbury. THE WONDERFUL ICE CREAM SUIT: Announcement for the 1965 Coronet Theater Production.
(Hollywood: Pandemonium Theatre Co.), [1965]. First edition. "Pandemonium, as Usual! Opening Night -- March 2nd." Single, yellow 8.5 x 11" sheet folded once to make four pages with stick-figure illustration on front; praise for the theater company's "First Smash Hit....The World of Ray Bradbury" along with details for the coming production inside; and return address for the Pandemonium Theatre Co. on the back. Fine.

[Book #54863]       Price: $200.00
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THE PLAYGROUND, Together with THE QUEEN OF THE MERMAIDS WAS THE FIRST TO ARRIVE. James Broughton. THE PLAYGROUND, Together with THE QUEEN OF THE MERMAIDS WAS THE FIRST TO ARRIVE.
(San Francisco): Centaur Press, 1949. First edition. Limited to 1000 copies. Broughton's play illustrated by Daniel Harris in his first appearance as "Zev." The first book from the press founded by Broughton and Kermit Sheet. SIGNED BY BROUGHTON on half-title page and INSCRIBED WITH A LARGE DRAWING BY ZEV on front endpaper, "For Herbert and Zelda & Co. With Love! Love! Love! Love! Love!" The drawing depicts a father returning home to his wife and two children with what appears to be an airplane in his hands. Paperclip impression and touch of rust to front flap and opposing endpaper, otherwise near fine in a good or better dust jacket. Laid in is a 1954 CHRISTMAS GREETING WITH POEM by Broughton and drawing by Zev (of mermaid queen arriving at a castle or cathedral) which, according to OCLC was produced for the use of Broughton, Sheets, and Dan "Zev" Harris and his wife Gertrude. Only 3 copies are located in libraries worldwide. This one INSCRIBED IN FRENCH BY ZEV "with best wishes," and signed by him with his wife's name followed by "Zev," over which he adds a jeweled crown. A 12 x 7.75" broadside, folded to make a card. Minor creasing and one small stain, otherwise near fine.

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THE RED WHITE AND BLACK: A PATRIOTIC DEMONSTRATION. Bradley Burg, , Eric Bentley. THE RED WHITE AND BLACK: A PATRIOTIC DEMONSTRATION.
New York: Liberation, 1970. First edition. Volume 15, No. 3 of Liberation Magazine, devoted entirely to Eric Bentley's satirical play but featuring some of Bradley Burg's music written for the play. White, stapled paperwraps printed in black and red. Touch of soiling and rubbing, else fine. SIGNED by Bentley on the front cover.

[Book #30104]       Price: $60.00
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MASTER SKYLARK Or Will Shakespeare's Ward. Edgar White Burrill. MASTER SKYLARK Or Will Shakespeare's Ward.
New York: The Century Co. 1916. Later printing. "A dramatization from the story of the same name by John Bennett." Illustrations by Reginald B. Birch. INSCRIBED on front free endpaper "To Jeanie dear, to whom all that the dedication implies belongs, and more, much more. From "the author." Jan. 1916." Front endpapers very lightly offset, otherwise about fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with some chipping to spine ends (not affecting any lettering) and tips. Publisher's card laid in. Scarce.

[Book #33128]       Price: $125.00
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POOR JACK: A Play in One Act. James Branch Cabell. POOR JACK: A Play in One Act.
Richmond: Privately Printed, 1906. First edition. The Cabell forgery, adapted from his "Love Letters of Falstaff." Cabell denied knowledge of this piracy, which he called "a forgery sadly bungled." But reportedly it was produced as a spoof perpetrated and published by Ben Abramson of the Argus Book Shop --with Cabell's consent. Fine in tan paperwraps.

[Book #49332]       Price: $50.00
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THE WHITE STEED AND COGGERERS. Paul Vincent Carroll. THE WHITE STEED AND COGGERERS.
New York: Random House, (1939). First edition. Fine in dust jacket with shallow edge chipping, light tanning to edges of rear panel and two inconspicuous splits in flap folds. Still, a very bright, attractive copy. The production of "The White Steed" featured a young Jessica Tandy.

[Book #33104]       Price: $50.00
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THE GIN GAME. D. L. Coburn. THE GIN GAME.
New York: Drama Book Specialists, (1978). First edition. Pulitzer Prize winner for best play. Near fine in a very good yellow dust jacket with light soiling, two small chips, one small closed tear and a small nick on spine edge.

[Book #29105]       Price: $150.00
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FAMILY PORTRAIT: A Play in Three Acts. Lenore. Cowen Coffee, William Joyce. FAMILY PORTRAIT: A Play in Three Acts.
New York: Random House, (1939). First edition. Faint damp stain on front endpapers near hinge, otherwise near fine in lightly soiled dust jacket with light edgewear and slightly tanned spine. Starred Judith Anderson on Broadway.

[Book #33381]       Price: $50.00
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THE SECRET AGENT: A Drama in Three Acts. Joseph Conrad. THE SECRET AGENT: A Drama in Three Acts.
London: T. Werner Laurie Ltd. 1923. First edition, limited issue. His play based on his 1907 book of the same name. Preceded by a 1921 privately printed softcover issue (estimated at just over 50 copies). The play was first performed at the Ambassador's Theatre in London in 1922. According to Cedric Watts, "the play was not well attended and the run ended after just 10 performances" (JOSEPH CONRAD: "THE SECRET", 2007). Number 245 of 1,000 SIGNED, numbered, and specially bound copies. Near fine in very good or better dust jacket with hinge split internally repaired with archival tape, uniform soiling, spine label tanned but only minor loss to head of spine.

[Book #53797]       Price: $500.00
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