Drama and Theater
Washington: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2008. Small Quarto; VG-/no-DJ; Red spine with gilt text; Gray cloth slipcase has slightly sunned and rubbed exterior, but intact without defect; Cloth has clean, strong and sturdy panels; Text block is clean with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 139.
Paris: 1919. Large Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; Dark brown spine with gold text on red bar; Boards are fragile with moderately rubbed spine and cracking along spine at gutters, rubbed & slightly fraying edges & corners, slightly sunned exterior with some tears along fore edges; Text block has darkened along edges due to age with slight foxing on first few pages, otherwise unmarked pages throughout. French language. Aisle 7.
Paris: 1920. Large Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; Dark brown spine with gold text on red bar; Boards are fragile with taped toward head edge across spine and cracking along spine at gutters, rubbed & slightly fraying edges & corners, slightly sunned exterior with some tears along fore edges; Text block has darkened along edges due to age with otherwise unmarked pages throughout. French language. Aisle 7.
Paris: 1921. Large Octavo; Fair/no-DJ; Dark brown spine with gold text on red bar; Boards are fragile with heavy wear on spine and cracking along spine at gutters, rubbed & slightly fraying edges & corners, slightly sunned exterior with some tears along fore edges; Text block has darkened along edges due to age with otherwise unmarked pages throughout. French language. Aisle 7.
Paris: Manzi, Joyant & Cie, Editeurs-Imprimeurs, Successeurs, 1900. Folio; VG-/no-DJ; Red spines with gold text; Periodicals "Le Theatre", bound in 2 Volumes; Boards have minor shelf wear such as lightly rubbed corners and edges with strong and sturdy panels; Text block has darkened along edges due to age with unmarked pages and tight binding. French language. SHELVED IN FIRST RIGHT-HAND BOOKCASE IN AISLE 10. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Paris: Jean Boussod, Manzi, Joyant & Cie, Editeurs-Imprimeurs, Successeurs, 1899. Folio; VG-/no-DJ; Red spine with gold text; Boards have moderately rubbed corners and some wear along edges with slight scratches & smudges on exterior, otherwise panels are strong & sturdy; Text block has age toned exterior edges with shadow toning on pastedowns and end papers, otherwise pages are unimpaired with good binding. French language. SHELVED IN FIRST RIGHT-HAND BOOKCASE IN AISLE 10. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Lyon: Thomas Amaulry, 1693. Sixth edition. 16mo; G-/no-DJ; Brown spine with gilt text; Boards are slightly sunned with some fraying & rubbing at edges, but otherwise strong & intact; Text block has age toned slightly with light moisture staining on head edge near front of text, and pastedowns are missing covering papers, also slight cracking at hinges from binding, but otherwise pages are fully bound; pp 587. French text.
Paris: Alphonse Leclere, 1861. first edition. Small octavo in dark brown leatherette with framed gold gilt; in good condition; 6-band embossed spine with small, open tears along edges; binding strong; ornate end pages; gilt edges; paper slightly faded; text clean; tight print; slight musty odor; pp. 219; contains 33 letters addressed from uncle to nephew, and 39 plates of colored engravings in very good condition; in FRENCH; shelved in Case # 4.
Paris: Chez Firmin Didot Freres, Librairies, 1840. Octavo; G/no-DJ; Dark brown spine with gilt text; 2 volumes; Boards are half-bound with leather spine and fore corner with moderately sunned and rubbed exteriors, also rubbing at corners and along edges, however panels are strong and intact; Text blocks have darkened on exterior edges due to age with top layer of pastedowns missing, slight foxing on pages throughout, as well as pencil writings mostly toward front of text of v. 1 and lightly in v. 2, with good binding; pp 1460. French text. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Paris: Lemarchand, 1802. new edition;. 12mos. in light brown leather; Good; 5-band spines with gold letters and burgundy frame; some amount of shelf wear mostly on spine and edges; binding strong; previous owner's tiny seal on title page; frontispiece portrait loose; paper faded and foxed, text clean in tight print; in FRENCH; shelved in France section.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1930. Reprint. Thick Octavo; G/G-; Off-white spine with green text; Dust jacket has darkened with age & handling and has small tears & frays along edges; Boards are slightly sunned with some smudges on exterior and minor edge wear, but panels are sturdy; Previous owner's name on ffep; Text block has slightly age toned exterior edges, deckled fore edge unmarked pages and good binding; pp 871.
Large Octavo; G+/no-DJ; Dark red spine with gold text; 2 bound books of one volume; Boards are slightly sunned with minimal wear on exteriors, corners and edges, sturdy & strong; Text blocks are age toned with library stamp on head & tail edge exteriors; Library stamps on pastedowns; Remnants from loose contents slip on ffep; pp 1460. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
London: Wyman & Sons, 1879. first. octavo in dark green cloth with gold letters on spine; Good+; boards strong with some shelf wear along edges; flaps foxed; front gutter opened; title page missing; title handwritten on ffep; hinges loosening at center; paper slightly faded and soiled around hinges; text in very fine print; pp. 306.
London: Edward Moxon, 1851. New Edition. Set of two thick octavosin 3/4 red leather and marble hardcovers; VG; some soiling on boards and shelf wear on bottom edges; large stains on first pages of vol. II caused by water damage; paper faded; text clean; pp. 645 and 720; shelved in drama; please contact us for shipping costs.
London: J. Tonson, 1730. 16mo; G-/no-DJ; Dark brown spine with no discernible text; Boards have moderately rubbed exterior & corners with slight cracking at front gutter, detached rear panel, as is; Text block shows moderately age toned exterior edges with light foxing on pages throughout, slight writing and markings, torn edge on front end paper, slightly stiff pages; pp 272.
Paris: Librairies-Impremeries Reunies, 1894. 12mo; G/no-DJ; Dark red spine with gold text; Boards have slight rubbing at corners and edges and lightly sunned panels, overall clean and sturdy exterior; Text block has slight cracking at front hinge & pastedown along binding, pages have darkened slightly around edges due to age and tight binding; slight writing on half title page; pp 269. French language.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1972. Second Printing. Octavo: VG/VG-: Off white spine with red text: DJ in mylar sheath, age toned with general shelfwear, some light soiling: Boards are strong and clean, minor edgewear, binding is tight: Textblock exterior has light dust staining to head edge, pages are clean and unmarked: Second Printing: 214 pp.
Paris: Editions du Cygne, 1931. Quarto; vg/none; brown cloth spine with black text on white label; quarter-bound w/pink marbled boards; endpapers, orange marble swirls; shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 366 pp.; illus., frontispiece, plates, engravings, photos, and text figures; some tinted; fore-edge, deckle; binding shaken; else very good; ---SUBTITLE: Theatre, Cirque, Music Hall, Cafes-Concerts, Cabarets Artistiques; ---TEXT IN FRENCH.
Washington, D.C. Anderson House, 1939. First printing April, 1939. Thin Octavo; vg-/vg-; dj, ecru, sunned spine with red text; dj, shelf worn, age-toned, scuffed, pub date written on front cover, two words written of rear cover; small hole in middle of spine; HB, gray cloth spine with red text; boards, spotted; moderate shelf wear; previous owner's inscription note, ffep; endpapers, age-toned; text block clean; 53pp.
Washington, D. C. Anderson House, 1939. First Edition. Octavo; VG/Good; dj, sunned-to-gold spine with faded text and illustration directly below; dj [BroDart], age-toned at the spine; moderate chipping, all edges; small stain, rear cover; HB, gray cloth spine with red text; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; ex libris bookplate glued to front pastedown endpaper; gift note, half-title page; underlining in ink of one of the cast members (Corky), else text block, clean; edges toning lightly; 125pp. Toning and chipping to dust jacket, else a very good copy.
Colorado: University of Colorado Press, 1965. Quarto; VG/no-DJ; Thin dark green spine with faded gilded text. Boards have general shelf wear, age toned, light rubbing to edges, apart from that, clean, binding strong, corners sharp; Textblock has foxing to fore edge, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 88.
New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1914. Octavo; good/none; red cloth spine with faded gold text; boards, moderate shelf wear and bumping; sunned at the spine; binding, lightly shaken; flaking at the corners and edges; a scattering of pencil marks within text block; shadow browning to pages 164-165; 236pp.
Easton, PA: The Dramatist Co. 1912. First Edition. Hardcover Octavo; VG; Tan leather spine, gilt text on green card; Boards strong, rubbing and/or chipping on corners, edges and spine in addition to general shelf wear; Text block is age toned, some light foxing on tail and fore edges, pages durable, text legible; pp 283. Shelve Front Case.
New York & London: Routledge, 1996. Octavo: VG/no-DJ paperback: Red spine with yellow and white text: Covers are clean with very mild shelfwear, binding solid: Textblock is clean: Contains Lysistrata, Women at the Thesmophoria, and Assemblywomen plus notes, introductory materials and an appendix: 244 pp.
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1937. Limited Edition, #814/1500. small 4to., xviii, 62pp.; VG; bound in beige cloth, black lettering on spine; housed in a G brown slipcase, pieces loose, missing all of top edge and part of lower edge, has silver lettering; SIGNED on colophon by John Austen; top edge of text block silver, others deckled; ZG consignment; shelved limited editions club.
London: Fanfrolico Press, 1926. Limited Edition. Folio; G/No jacket; Leather spine, gilt lettering; Some wear to all edges, fraying at the corners and the edges of the spine; Boards slightly bowed; Binding starting; Pages are age toned and slightly rippling; Musty; Good copy only; Part of a limited edition: 425 copies for England and 300 for 'overseas.' This is copy #78 of the overseas edition; 51 pages. SHELVED CASE 11.
London: Faber & Faber Limited, 1938. First edition. Octavo; G+/G-; Off-white spine with black text; Dust jacket has age toning around edges with slightly frayed edges; Boards are slightly sunned with minimal wear along edges, strong & sturdy; Text block has darkened with age, previous owner's name on ffep, sticker on rear pastedown, deckled fore edge aand unmarked; pp 121.
Pondicherry: Birth Centenary Library, 1972. Large Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Off-white spine with gold text; Boards are covered with mylar and are slightly age toned with strong & sturdy panels; Text block has slight shelf wear and slightly age toned, due to handling with otherwise unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 559.
Wien: Verlag Holzhausen, 1998. Quarto; VG/VG; Red spine with blue & yellow text; Dust jacket is covered with mylar and has minor shelf wear; Cloth is clean with strong and sturdy panels; Text block has minimal wear on exterior edges with clean pages and tight binding; pp 284. German text. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
New York: AMS Press, Inc. 1966. Octavo; VG; hardcover; bound in navy blue cloth, gilt lettering; all volumes' boards strong, some shelfwear, some edgewear, very minor rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, minor bumping on spine head edges, protected by mylar; all text block very slightly age toned; volume 1 boards have light tearing on front end paper head edge, erased penciling on front end paper, folding on rear end paper head edge fore corner; 3 volumes [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international expedited please inquire for rates].
New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1968. First edition. Octavo. Good+ in good- dust jacket. Red and gray spine with black lettering. Adhesive tape affixed to the tears at top and bottom of DJ spine. Some overall shelf-wear to DJ panels. Corners of DJ panels rubbed. Two inch long closed tears at top edge of rear DJ panel. Covers clean. Binding intact. Text block edges clean. Text of pages clean and free of markings. Age-toning to pages. 403pp.
Silver Spring: Malcolm House, 1975. First Edition. Inscription by author on front end paper. First Printing. Oblong Quarto; VG-/no-DJ hardcover; Red spine with gold text; Boards show slight edgewear, few minor surface marks; Textblock has strong foxing on exterior edges, light spotted staining on pages/on binding of front/rear end papers, otherwise interior clean; 111pp.
Los Angeles, CA: Manuel Weltman, . Limited Edition [1 of 500 copies]. sewn pamphlet 8vo., 47 pp., VG; blue matte paper wrapper, red lettering; overall mild fading/shelfwear to covers, minor imperfection to front cover adjacent to "by"; interior clean; covers protected by plastic covering; in very good condition despite mild imperfections; 1 of 500 unnumbered copies stated to copyright page; housed in yellow envelope with "Swann Galleries" to front (moderate wear); shelved Case 0.
New York & Toronto: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1967. First. Quarto; VG+/VG; red spine with gold text; dustjacket is clean with minimal scratching and scuffing, a 4.5 inch tear along the right edge of the front cover, and small tears along the corners; boards are strong, clean; textblock clean with minimal yellowing from age, the picture adhered opposite page 140 has nearly come off; 292pp.
New York, Toronto: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1967. First thus. Square quarto. Good with fair dust jacket. Red spine with gold lettering. Plastic dust jacket is chipped near the spine and torn both front and rear top corners of the book. Dust jacket also slightly rubbed. Artistic design featured on the dust jacket front panel in plastic still vivid and bright. Some offsetting to free end paper of the book. Book block edges and pages generally very good. With photographs by Helga Schmidt-Glassner. 292pp.
London: Cambridge University Press, 1905-1912. Octavo; G; hardcover; bound in red cloth, gilt lettering; all volumes' boards have some bowing, general edgewear, general shelfwear, rubbing on fore corners and spine edges, bumping on some fore corners and spine edges, removed sticker mark on spine, spines sun toned, interiors ages toned, penciling on front pastedown; all volumes' text blocks age toned, stamp on copyright pages except for last two volumes, gutter occasionally visible, tearing on some edges; volume 1 boards have small closed tears on spine head edge; volume 1 text block has light soiling on exterior head edge; volume 2 boards have small closed tear on spine head edge, soiling spot on spine; volume 3 boards have closed tear on spine head edge, browning in interiors; volume 3 text block has light soiling on exterior head edge, indents on some pages; volume 4 boards have bumping on tail edges; volume 4 text block has soiling spot on title page, soiling on tail edges of pages 1 through 4, light soiling on exterior head edge; volume 5 boards have small tears on spine edges, bumping on tail edges, soiling in rear interior; volume 5 text block has occasional soiling; volume 6 boards have bumping on tail edges, browning in interiors; volume 6 text block has soiling on exterior head edge; volume 7 boards have bumping on tail edges, indent on spine; volume 7 text block has minor soiling on half title page and verso of half title, light soiling on exterior head edge; volume 8 boards have bumping on rear tail edge and rear fore edge, browning in interiors; volume 8 text block has occasional soiling; volume 9 boards have chipping on spine head edge, closed tears on spine tail edge, visible separation in rear interior; volume 9 text block has soiling on exterior tail edge; volume 10 boards have tearing on spine edges, bumping on front head edge and front tail edge, sticker on rear pastedown; volume 10 text block has red ink stain on fore edge of first several pages, minor soiling on exterior tail edge; 10 volumes; Volume 1 - The Maids Tragedy, Philaster, A King and No King, The Scornful Lady, The Custom of the Country; Volume 2 - The Elder Brother, The Spanish Curate, Wit Without Money, Beggars Bush, The Humourous Lieutenant, The Faithful Shepherdess; Volume 3 - The Mad Lover, The Loyal Subject, Rule a Wife and Have a Wife, The Laws of Candy, The False One, The Little French Lawyer; Volume 4 - The Tragedy of Valentinian, Monsieur Thomas, The Chances, The Bloody Brother, The Wild-Goose Chase; Volume 5 - A Wife for a Month, The Lovers Progress, The Pilgrim, The Captain, The Prophetess; Volume 6 - The Queen of Corinth, Bonduca, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, Loves Pilgrimage, The Double Marriage; Volume 7 - The Maid in the Mill, The Knight of Malta, Loves Cure or the Martial Maid, Women Pleas'd, The Night-Walker or the Little Thief; Volume 8 - The Womans Prize, The Island Princess, The Nobel Gentleman, The Coronation, The Coxcomb; Volume 9 - The Sea-Voyage, Wit at Several Weapons, The Fair Maid of the Inn, Cupid's Revenge, The Two Nobel Kinsmen; Volume 10 - Thierry and Theodoret, The Woman-Hater, Nice Valour, The Honest Man's Fortune, The Masque of the Gentlemen of Grays-Inne and the Inner Temple, Four Plays or Moral Representations in One [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international expedited please inquire for rates].
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1954. Octavo; VG/VG-; Thick white spine with a small cartoon of a man in a tuxedo, green text. DJ has shelf wear, age toned spine, rubbing and chipping on edges, tiny closed tear on rear; Boards have rubbing on edges, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has light wear on edges, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 583.
London: NLB, 1973. first NLB edition. Octavo; VG-/no-DJ; Yellow spine with brown text; Missing dust jacket; Boards have slightly sunned spine and slight rubbing along fore edges with otherwise clean and intact panels; Text block has only slight shelf wear with previous owner's name on ffep, and tight binding; pp 124.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1962. Second Printing, 1968. Octavo; vg/vg-; dj, cream spine with black text; dj, age-toned; 3/4" tear, head edge of front fold; price clipped; HB, red cloth spine with gold text on black color block; boards, minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 310pp.