New York: Shearjashub Spooner, 1852. First American Edition. Elephant Folio (22.2 in. x 28.4 in.), Two Volumes. In Good plus condition. Three-quarter bound in red morocco and red buckram with gilt ruling and lettering to spine and gilt ruling to boards. Volumes show moderate rubbing to leather and gilt on spines, moderate plus bumping and chipping to head and tail of spines and corners, loss of approximately 0.25 in. of material to head and tail of spines. Edges show moderate shelf wear; light plus staining is visible on front and back boards on both volumes, along with discoloration to leather on front/back boards on both volumes, some minor splitting to leather along joints, and slight bowing to boards. Text blocks show light to moderate uneven age toning and foxing throughout interiors of both volumes, along with occasional light damp staining to bottom and top margins of both volumes (not impacting plates or text), offsetting from plates to facing verso throughout both volumes, and moderate chipping to top and bottom of pages. With all plates as issued: 51 plates present in Vol. I. and 49 plates present in Vol. II. CONTENTS: Vol. I (205 pages, [51 plates]) Front free end paper has been torn free, trimmed, and reattached with clear non-archival tape. Several small closed tears repaired with clear non-archival tape. Frontispiece has been tipped in and silked, repairing a complete vertical tear impacting rightmost edge of frontispiece image, and has a crease along the edge. Frontispiece tissue guard is significantly creased with chipping and open tears to edges, and a repaired open tear to lower edge (2.25 in. x 1.5 in.). Title page has been professionally silked to reinforce several large tears and two repaired open tears to lower edge of title page. Eight leaves following title page significantly creased, three of which have been silked, and the last of which shows some splitting to silk along crease. -- Vol. II. (200 pages, [49 plates]) Hole in buckram on back board. Buckram on front board has moderate damp staining. Front free endpaper and the first blank leaf have closed tears near spine (2.5 in.), and front free endpaper has large open tear to lower fore edge corner (3 in. x 1.25 in.). Six leaves following title page are significantly creased, and last leaf has closed tear on lower edge (4 in.). SC consignment. Shelved in Jey's Office. [Oversized book(s). Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to size/weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
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New York: Coward-Mccann, 1940 . First Book Edition, Early Printing. Octavo, 206 pages. In Very Good condition with Good plus dust jacket. Spine white with black titling. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering. Price uncut: "$2.00." Dust jacket with some chipping and wear to extremities, primarily to head and tail of spine and to hinges; small foxing to interior. A small water stain to top edge of text block, not entering text block. Also included is a Joseph Cotten calling card, loose within. Early Printing, with "$2.00" price on front flap but "1939, 1940" on copyright page. A reference to the show going on the road appears on front flap. Inscribed: "To Gorden Lewis all good wishes," signed by Katharine Hepburn [Tracy Lord], Joseph Cotten - [C. K. Dexter Haven], Van Heflin [Macaulay Connor], Frank Fenton [George Kittredge], Nicholas Joy [Seth Lord], Viola Roache, Dan Tobin [Alexander Lord], Dora Sayers [Tracy Lord (understudy)], Hope Bulkeley, Owen Coll [Thomas], Brent Sargent, Karl Nielsen [Stage Manager], Lenore Lonergan [Dinah Lord], Ruth Holden, Philip Foster [Edward], and Forrest Orr [William Tracy]. CL Consignment. Shelved in Case 3.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 157 pages. In Very Good condition with Very Good dust jacket. Spine red with yellow titling. Dust jacket protected with a mylar covering. Price uncut: "$2.50." Mild wear to extremities. Signed by nearly the entire original cast and Richard Rogers, with 64 total signatures. The signatures are on the first 8 pages, extending from the front pastedown through the title page, plus the half-title and one rear endpaper. Richard Rogers's signature is alone on the title page. There are very few hints as to the recipient of this book, but multiple inscriptions begin "To Ray," one inscription reads "Wishing you a happy future "Professor" Ray", one inscription reads "Here's to future shows together," and one names the recipients as "Ray + Julia Humphries." While the recipients cannot be identified with certainty, it is worth noting that there was a Julia Humphries and a Ray Harrison in the original cast, neither of whom signed this book. With an Autograph Letter Signed from Agnes de Mille, the director and choreographer, on her letterhead, reading "The performance I saw this afternoon was 100% better than the one I saw last, particularity in all the ___ scene which were thoughtful, restrained, pointed and true. I was very impressed and grateful. A. de Mille". There is no recipient. There is small smudging to the lower left edge, and a horizontal and vertical fold. With a Typed Letter Signed by Helen Hayes, on her letterhead, dated May 14, 1948, reading "Dear Allegro Cast: On my own behalf and that of Sydenham Hospital, I want to thank you most sincerely for your aid and generosity in connection with the dinner on April 28 given in honor of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein, II. With Every good wish, I am Cordially Yours, Helen Hayes." With three horizontal and one vertical folds. CX Consignment. Shelved in Case 3.
London: printed by T[homas]. N[ewcomb]. for H. Herringman, at the Anchor in the lower walk of the New Exchange, 1677. Quarto, , 45,  pages.; VG-; Bound in later 3/4 calf, cloth covered boards, rebacked with spine preserved. Mild shelfwear. Frank J Hogan bookplate to front pastedown. Lacking Dryden's preface, being pages i-xx. Mild toning and soiling to pages. JR Consignment. Case 7.