New York: Random House, 1958. Hardcover. Very good yellow cloth covered boards with red title to spine. Slight foxing to boards, barely noticeable. Minor browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright. Yellow and white illustrated dust jacket with orange title to front and spine panel. Minor faidn to spine panel. 146 pages. DRA/021612. Very Good / Very 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+.
Exeter, UK: University of Exeter Press, (2005). Paperback. VOLUME 1 ONLY. 8vo. Illustrated black paper wrappers with blue title to front wrapper and to spine. Two staples to the first page of interior but else is pristine. Index, 468 pages. Russia. RUS/112707. Near Fine in Wraps.
Frederick Fell Inc., 1946. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 8vo. Very good in brick red cloth with gilt title to front baorda nd gilt and black title to spine. Slight bumping to spine ends. Author's inscription to front free end page. Light browning to end pages. Pages yellowed. Illustrations throughout. 336 pages. Humor. HUM1/5250. Very Good.
New York: St. Martin's Press, 1963. Hardcover. Vg/Vg Dj/8vo./translated by Roy Monkcom/many illustrations/maps/335 pp. Russian History. RUS5/5072. Very Good.
New York: Darien House, (1972). Hardcover. 4to. Near fine in very good white illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and faded light brown title to spine. Pristine interior filled with black and white photographic illustrations. 272 pages. Film. FIL210231. Near Fine / Very Good.
Philadelphia: David McKay, 1899. Hardcover. Olive green cloth boards with black title to spine and front cover. Wear to edges of boards, corners, and spine ends. Clean. Size: 6 x 3 inches. 267 pages. CLA/031819. 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.
Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1988. Hardcover. 8vo. Near fine in red cloth covered boards with black and gilt title to spine. Semi-flexible boards. Very small bump to bottom edge of rear board exposing board under cloth. Light stain to bottom edge of text block but does not effect interior. Else is pristine. Interior is bright and clean. Work by Auden, with Christopher Isherwood as well. Index, 280 pages. Drama. DRA/10243. Near Fine.
Oxford at the Clarendon Press. 1974. Hardcover. Vg/Vg Dj/Library of Congress surplus/thin tape stain to front flyleaf, no other markings/8vo./123 pp. Russian History. RUS3/2132. Very Good in Very Good Dust Jacket.
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: John Cumberland, c.1825. Paperback. Very good in modern marble paper wrappers. Small piece of tape along front inner hinge. Else is clean and bright. 63 pages. Drama. DRA1/12130. Very Good in Wraps.
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.
Berlin: S. Fischer Verlag, 1935. Hardcover. Later edition. A play in German by Austrian poet and dramatist Richard Beer-Hofmann (1866 - 1945). Very good in black boards with gilt title to spine and front cover. Clean and bright. 170 pages. German. GER209291. Very Good.
London: Putnam, 1941. Hardcover. Very good in green cloth boards with gilt title to spine. A few small spots of soiling to covers. Foxing throughout. A few marginal pencil markings. Illustrated. Previous owner signature in pen dated 1944 to half title page. 414 pages. Dance / Ballet. DANCE/011817. Very Good.
New York: Atheneum, 1966. Hardcover. Vg/Vg Dj/8vo./174 pp. Russian History. RUS2/5072. Very Good.
New York: Samuel French, No date. Circa late 1800s. Paperback. SCARCE. Very good in original yellow wraps with black title to front wrapper. Minor edgewear to exterior and creasing to spine. Interior is pristine. Excellent condition for it's age. 45 pages. Drama. DRA5/3182. Very Good.
New York: Printed for the Colophon, 1933. Limited Edition. Hardcover. LIMITED EDITION OF 465 COPIES. 8vo. Pink and white linen covered boards with red title to silver title label on spine. Fading to spine. Minor foxing to end pages, edges of text block and to margins of a few pages throughout. Else is clean and bright. Some pages unopened. 137 pages. DRA/080417. Very Good.
Coronado Press, 1973. Hardcover. A collection of three plays. In tan buckram boards with red title to spine and front cover. A few smudges to boards, but clean overall. Gift inscription from previous owner to title page, else clean. 116 pages. Very Good.
Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1981. Hardcover. Near Fine hardcover with like yellow dustjacket. Crease to top edge of dj spine. Includes photographs. Russian History. RUS/12112. Near Fine.
New York: Alferd A. Knopf, 1941, 1941. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. Very good in very good- beige illustrated dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. Minor browning, soiling, and chipping to dust jacket. Large chip to foot of spine panel has been repaired with archival tape. Open tear to bottom corner of rear internal flap of dust jacket. Dust jacket is now in an protective sleeve. 249 pages. DRA108151. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
[Mill Valley, California]: Illuminations Press, 1965. Paperback. First edition. Black dramatist's first book. Near fine in side-stapled paper wrappers with white title to front cover. Minor rubbing to covers, else fine. 31 pages. DRA/102616. Near Fine.