London and Dublin: H. Saunders, E. Lynch, W. Sleater, et. al. 1772. Hardcover. Two volumes bound together. Appears to be extra-illustrated with 10 bound in illustrations of varying sizes from multiple sources. Ownership inscription of Edw. T. Mason of New York dated 1864 in pen to front free endpaper with an inscription from his daughter, Louise Hurlbut Mason to the top of the half title page. E.T. Mason was an editor. Bound in full leather with raised bands to spine and gilt title label to spine. Front cover is no longer present. Leather is cracked along rear hinge, but board remains securely attached. Clean interior overall with occasional spots of foxing and browning. An table of contents listing all of the biographies is included. 106 / 122 pages. DRAMA/122719. Good.
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State College, PA: The Carnation Press, 1969. Hardcover. Presentation copy, signed and inscribed by the author. 8vo. Fine in a very good+, price-clipped white illustrated dust jacket with brown title to front and spine panels. Dust jacket slightly browned at spine, as well as minor edgewear. Author's inscription to title page. Else is clean and bright.163 pages. Drama. DRA1/02121. Fine / Very Good+.
Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1917. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor fading to gilt on spine and minor bumping to spine ends. Presentation copy from editor to publisher. Inscription to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with illustrations. Tight binding. 206 pages. Drama. DRA1/6270. Very Good.
Hong Kong: Ford Press, 1969. Hardcover. 149 of 500 copies, numbered and signed by Alla Ford. A miniature facsimilie edition of the Christmas-time drama. Bound in dark green leatherette boards with gilt title to front cover. Printed on pink paper with dark green type. Illustrated. Clean and bright. 46 pages. Size: 2.5 x 2 inches. DRA/011320. Fine.
New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, (1971). Hardcover. SIGNED BY PEARL BAILEY. 8vo. Very good in very good white illustrated dust jacket with white title to front panel and orange title to spine. Minor edgewear to dust jacket. Minor foxing to end pages and minor musty smell throughout. Author's signature to front free end page. 233 pages. DRA/032219. Very Good / Very Good.
Ravenna, Italy: A. Longo, 1977. Paperback. Signed Presentation Copy. Near Fine in wraps. Signed and inscribed on the front flyleaf, dated in 1977; possibly from the author but the signature is unclear. Bound in cream paper wrappers with black title to spine and front panel. Minor browning to edges of wrappers and margins of pages. 116 pages. Italian Literature. ITL1/1282. Near Fine in Wraps.
Boston: The Cornhill Company, (1917). Hardcover. SCARCE. Very good in brown cloth backed and beautifully illustrated black and tan paper covered boards. Gilt title to spine and black title to front board. Wear to exterior includes minor fading to spine, two very small holes to cloth at front hinge, bumping to spine ends and corners, and minor rubbing. Previous owner's book plate to front paste down. A few light spots of foxing to first and last few pages. Else is clean and bright. 73 pages. Drama. DRA01/12099. Very Good.
New York: 1979. Paperback. The original script for an unhappily short lived Broadway musical, which had just 17 performances before it closed, despite the music and lyrics of Cole Porter. Photocopied script bound into a red soft-cover binder. On title page it states that this is the revised edition of May 1979. DRA/090908.
London: The Punch Office, 1846. Hardcover. Original brown cloth with gilt lettering and emblem. Cloth chipped away at lower 1/3 of spine. Some light spotting to lower edge of upper board and to lower board. Bumping to edges. Sporadic foxing throughout. Minor browning. Text is bright. Includes several illustrations. Drama. DRA1/6140. Very Good.
New York: Random House, 1937. Hardcover. Very good in Very good- brown and white dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Fading and dampstaining to spine. Wear to dust jacket includes browning and fading to spine panel and edges of dust jacket as well as minor chipping to edges. Minor browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright with wonderful woodcuts by Ian Flemming. 176 pages. Drama. DRA509271. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Richard Bentley, 1859. Hardcover. Two volumes. 3/4 red leather bound with red cloth covered boards. Gilt title and decoration as well as raised bands to spines. Minor rubbing to exteriors. Marbled endpapers. Light browning to edges of end pages. Very light foxing to first and last few pages. Inscription to front free end pages of both volumes. Else is clean and bright. Frontis engraving of Kean. Embroidered cloth bookmark laid into volume I. Vol. I: 368 pages, Vol. II: 398 pages. Drama. DRA4010201. Very Good.
Cincinnati, OH: Stuart Kidd Company Publishers, 1921. Hardcover. In three quarter dark brown leather with maroon linen covered boards with gilt borders and title stamp to spine. Minor wear to outer joints, edges, and corners. Slight soiling to page edges and gilt top edge. Marbled endpapers with a mostly clean and bright interior. Bookplate to front pastedown and owner inscription tipped in on rear flyleaf. 272 pages. DRA/040604. Very Good.
Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1937. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Very good in orange cloth covered boards with black and gilt title to spine. Minor browning to end pages. Inscription to previous owner on front free end page. Minor bumping to spine ends. Front hinge starting but binding remains tight. Newspaper clipping about the book laid in. Clipping has caused minor browning to half title page. Else is clean and bright with photographic illustrations throughout. Index, 371 pages. DRA/080917. Very Good.
Garden City, New York: Nelson Doubleday, 1980. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown paper covered boards with orange title to spine. Pristine interior. Illustrated cream colored dust jacketwith black title to front and spine panels. Minor fading to spine panel. 77 pages. DRA/081006. Fine / Near Fine.
New York: Macmillan, 1917. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. Very good in navy blue cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Minor bumping to edges and corners and light rubbing to hinges. Previous owner's name written in pencil to front paste down. Else is clean and bright. 672 pages + ads at rear. Illustrated with 16 photographs. Augustin Daly, 1838-99, managed major theatres in New York and London, and wrote/adapted nearly 100 plays Drama. DRA9010201. Very Good.
Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1918. Hardcover. Bound in grey paper covered boards with white spine. Gilt title to spine with gilt emblem to front board. Minor dampstaing to front cover and top edge of rear cover. Minor wear to edges of boards and corners. Foxing to fore-edge. Clean interior. A play in German. GER111051. Very Good.
Cachan; A.E. Whily-Tell, circa 1950s. Pamphlet. Large format pamphlet for the Folies. Bright cover printed in full color and side-stapled. Mostly black and white photos of the performers and from the performances, but one central section of handcolored photos on glossy paper of the stage settings for La Traviata, Venise, La Grande Parade. Includes beautiful full color advertisements for various products such as Gordon's Gin, Coca Cola, and Vicompte de Castellane Epernay Champagne. Includes images of topless dancers in black and white. Note in blue pen to front tissue guard, else clean and bright. Oversized. Drama. DRA/7152. Very Good.