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A Proposal Under Difficulties. A Farce

By: Bangs, John Kendrick

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers: 1905

Seller ID: 004034

Condition: Good


Illustrated with drawings. Frontis. drawing. 71 pp. Blue cloth with white lettering on front cover and spine. 1/2" of border around title worn off. Rubbing to edges. and mildly rubbed covers. Overall covers are Good. Last couple of pages with scattered mild foxing otherwise interior is tight, clean and Very Good. View more info

HALF HOURS

By: Barrie, J. M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1914

Seller ID: 006682

Condition: Very Good


Plays include: Pantaloon, The Twelve-Pound Look, Rosalind, The Will. 207 pp. Green cloth covers with gilt title lettering on front and spine. Cover corners and edges are bumped and rubbed, light wear to cover faces, scuff mark to front joint, spine ends are bent and starting to fray. Small hole to front hinge, which is loose. Spine is loose in places within interior, otherwise interior is clean. Book in VG condition. View more info

WHAT EVERY WOMAN KNOWS, A Comedy.

By: Barrie,J.M.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner: 1926

Seller ID: 002479

Condition: Very Good


Beautiful little book. Red limp leather with top gilt edge and gilt lettering on spine. Barrie's signature in gilt on cover. one small barely visible spot on front cover. rubbing/scuffing to corners.Overall exterior is Very Good. Uniform Edition of the Plays of J. M. Barrie. 120 pp. pp.54-55 brownish outline of paper previously laid in?, one page with light black smudge mark otherwise interior is clean, tight and VG. Gray paper Dust Jacket with red lettering. Spine darke... View more info

PIPPA PASSES

By: Browning, Robert

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Dodge Publishing Company:

Seller ID: 003834

Condition: Good


no date on title page. Pippa Passes was a dramatic piece, as much play as poetry, by Robert Browning first published in 1841 as the first volume of his Bells and Pomegranates series.The author described the work as the first of a series of dramatic pieces. His original idea was of a young innocent girl, moving unblemished through the crime-ridden neighbourhoods of Asolo. The work caused outrage when it was first published, due to the matter-of-fact portrayals of many of ... View more info

A BOOK OF DRAMAS

By: Carpenter, Bruce (ed.)

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1949

Seller ID: 007223

Condition: Good-


"...the plan has been to select those plays from past and present that illustrate the most important and lasting types of drama." 992 pp. Blue cloth covers with gilt title on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed to boards, edges bumped and rubbed, scuffing and soiling to cover faces and spine, discoloration to blue cloth, spine is darkened, spine ends are bent and fraying. Black remainder mark on bottom page edge. Endpapers browning, previous owner's name w... View more info

THE FLUTTER OF THE GOLDLEAF AND OTHER PLAYS

By: Dargan, Olive Tilford and Frederick Peterson

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1922

Seller ID: 005616

Condition: Very Good


Plays include: The Flutter of the Goldleaf; The Journey; Everychild; Two Doctors at Akragas. 114 pages. Red cloth covers with gilt lettering on front. Missing DJ. Cover corners are bumped, edges rubbed, white marks to back cover, spine edges are frayed. Uncut page edges. Interior is tight and clean. Book is in VG condition. View more info

Henry Hudson and Other Plays

By: Denison, Merrill

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Toronto, Ryerson Press: 1931

Seller ID: 004694

Condition: Good to Good+


Six Plays for the Microphone from the Romance of Canada Series of Radio Broadcasts. "The plays included in this volume formed part of a series based on historic episodes in the Canadian past. They were written on the invitation of the Canadian National Railways, and broadcast...As far as I am aware, they are the first plays written directly for the radio to appear in book form..." Contents: Henry Hudson; Pierre Radisson; Montcalm; Seven Oaks; Laura Secord; and Al... View more info

PLAYS FIRST SERIES: THE SILVER BOX, JOY, STRIFE

By: Galsworthy, John

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1930

Seller ID: 006243

Condition: Good+ to Very Good-


Contents include: The Silver Box -- A Comedy in Three Acts; Joy -- A Play on the Letter "I" in Three Acts; Strife -- A Drama in Three Acts. 263 pp. Purple cloth covers with gilt lettering on front and spine. Cover corners and edges are lightly rubbed, some bumping, fading to top of both front and back. Spine is faded from sun exposure, tears to spine ends, initials "HL" written on bottom of spine. Endpapers are browning. Previous owner's bookplate on... View more info

SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER

By: Goldsmith, Oliver

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and Company: 1917

Seller ID: 006545

Condition: Very Good-


Edited by Dudley Miles. 99 pages with notes. Olive cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped and rubbed, edges and joints lightly rubbed, spine ends are bent and starting to fray. Ex. library stamp and numbers on front inside cover, remainder of sticker remains on front inside cover. Interior tight and clean. Book in VG- condition. View more info

SEWING FOR THE HEATHEN, A COMEDY IN ONE ACT FOR NINE LADIES

By: HARE, WALTER BEN

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Chicago, T.S. Denison & Company:

Seller ID: 001745

Condition: Good-


Copyright 1915 by Eben H. Norris. 20 pp. Illustrated wraps in blue and black. Wraps slightly soiled. Spine has some small tears, creases to covers, some pencil markings to cover. Otherwise in Good- condition. ex.mus. stamp on title, p. 9-12 separated (but attached). chipping to page edges. pencil markings throughout text. Good- condition. View more info

The Reader's Advisor: An Annotated Guide to the Best in Print in Literature, Biographies, Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Bibles, Classics, Drama, Poetry, Fiction, Science, Philosophy, Travel, History,

By: Hoffman, Hester R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, R.R. Bowker: 1964

Edition: 10th Edition, Revised and Enlarged.

Seller ID: 004544

Condition: Good


1292 pp. including index. Blue covers with white lettering on front cover and spine. Spine's top edge, small piece fraying. Overall covers are Good or better. ex. library markings on title page. Front endpaper with library pocket residue? Previous owner's name: Ed Woodworth stamped. Otherwise interior is tight, clean and VG+. Thick book. Could require extra postage. View more info

GHOSTS and Three Other Plays

By: Ibsen Henik

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, Anchor Books: 1966

Seller ID: 003281

Condition: Very Good+


Plays include Ghosts, A Doll's House, An Enemy of the People, and Rosmersholm. Newly translated from the Norwegian by Michael Meyer. 429 pp. Creasing to spine. Interior tight and clean. View more info

PLAYS

By: Ibsen, Henrik

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1935

Seller ID: 002350

Condition: Very Good


The Modern Readers' Series. With an introduction by Frank Wadleigh Chandler. 402 pp. Light soiling to cover faces. Brown top page edge. Interior clean. View more info

SEVEN PLAYS

By: Ibsen, Henrik

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Roslyn, New York, Walter J. Black: 1942

Seller ID: 007189

Condition: Very Good+


With an Introduction by Ruth S. Berry. Contents include: Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, An Enemy of the People, A Doll's House, The League of Youth, The Wild Duck, The Master Builder. Published for the Classics Club. 400 pp. No jacket. Cover corners bumped and rubbed, edges clean, spine ends bent. Red top page edge. Top page corner dog-earred between pages 323-332. Rest of interior tight, clean. Book in VG+ condition. View more info

ON ACTING

By: Matthews, Brander

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1914

Seller ID: 003989

Condition: Very Good to Very Good+


Author was a Professor of Dramatic Literature at Columbia University and a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. 90 pp. Green covers with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Slight rubbing to spine ends. Covers are VG to VG+. Previous owner's name, address and 1920 date on front free endpaper. Endpapers brown toned "silhouette" as if a piece of paper had been left between the pages. Back blank page after final text, some writing referring to ot... View more info

TEMPERANCE DIALOGUES DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS, TEMPERANCE SOCIETIES, BANDS OF HOPE, DIVISIONS, LODGES, AND LITERARY CIRCLES

By: McBride, H. Elliott

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New York, Happy Hours Company: 1877

Seller ID: 002185

Condition: Good-


Cover soiled with moisture stains around corners and back cover detached. Slight stains on title p. at lower corner. Some interior pages with pencil writing/marks, otherwise interior is tight. 183 pp. plus ads. View more info

DRAMATIC VALUES

By: Montague, C.E.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1911

Seller ID: 000663

Condition: Very Good


Contents include: The Plays of J. M. Synge; Fiscal Measures; Good Acting; The Well-Made Play; Some Plays of Mr. G. B. Shaw; Three Acted Plays of Moliere; Improvements in Play-Making; Some Points of Ibsen; Shakespere's way with Agincourt; Oscar Wilde's Comedies; Playgoing at Stratford-On-Avon; Mr. Masefield's Tragedies; Good and Bad Subjects for Plays and several more. 276 pp. Linen dark green cloth with gilt ruling and lettering. Decorative spine in gilt with lettering. ... View more info

THE MAKING OF AN IMMORTAL

By: Moore, George

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Bowling Green Press: 1927

Edition: Limited Autographed Edition

Seller ID: 000239

Condition: Very Good to Very Good+


tan boards with 1/4" tear at lower joint otherwise exterior is Near Fine. 59 pp. uncut. Signed by Moore. #870 of 1240 copies printed on handmade paper at the printing house of William Edwin Rudge, Mt. Vernon NY. View more info

S. S. GLENCAIRN: FOUR PLAYS OF THE SEA

By: O'Neill, Eugene

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Minneapolis, Cornelius Publishers: 1966

Seller ID: 001668

Condition: Good+


Plays include: The Moon of the Caribbees, Bound East for Cardiff, In the Zone, and The Long Voyage Home. 87 pp. Blue stiff paper covers with wear and rubbing to corners and edges, yellow ink (?) on front cover, creases to joints from use. Interior clean. View more info

PLAYS: THE EMPEROR JONES, GOLD, "THE FIRST MAN", THE DREAMY KID

By: O'Neill, Eugene

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York, Boni & Liveright: 1925

Seller ID: 006195

Condition: Very Good to Near Fine


Plays: The Emperor Jones (1921); Gold (1920); "The First Man" (1922); The Dreamy Kid (1924). 252 pp. Green faux leather covers with green cloth front cover, gilt signature of author on front and gilt lettering on spine. Covers clean and glossy. Speckled page edges with brown ribbon page marker. Chip and small tear to page edge on pp. 187-8. Rest of interior is tight and clean. Book in VG to NF condition. View more info