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.
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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.
London: Gryphon Books Ltd., 1948. Paperback. FIRST EDITION. Illustrated wrappers with black title to front panel. Rubbing to spine and edges of wrappers. Very light soiling to rear wrapper. Filled with cartoons which were originally printed in the Daily Express. Clean interior. 64 pages. HUM/063009. Very Good.
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1921. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition, as such. Very good minus orange cloth backed brown paper boards. Minor soiling to boards, spine darkened, edges and corners worn. Inner flaps of the dust jacket are present and laid in. Bookplate to front pastedown Text is clean and bright. No loose pages or signatures, though a split in textblock early in book, thus front hinge starting. Binding remains tight. 285 pages. Drama. DRA/11203. Very Good.
London: William Heinemann, 1896. First Edition. Hardcover. First edition. SCARCE. Original blue cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Illustration to front board. Interior is clean and bright. Binding is very tight. A beautiful copy. 292 pages. Drama DRA/4073. Very Good +.
New York: Stein and Day, 1979. Paperback. PROOF OF 1ST EDITION. FIRST APPEARANCE OF "THE WIZ" 8vo. blue paper wrappers with black title to spine and photocopy with publication information taped to front wrapper. Minor fading to spine and front wrapper. Minor rubbing to rear wrapper. Small closed tear to exterior of front hinge. Photocopy of book description taped to interior of front wrapper and front free end page. Interior is clean and bright. 547 pages + allotted blank pages for index. Drama. DRA/041808. Very Good +.
London: Constable and Co., (1925). First Thus. Hardcover. 1st edition thus. Very good plus in very good dustjacket. Jacket is slightly darkened and has light smudge to front cover. Introduction by Nigel Playfair. Illustrated in color and monochrome collotype by George Sheringham. Contains original text, with facsimiles of first edition title pages, first Duenna playbill (Nov. 1775), programme of Playfair-Sheringham production at the Lyric Theatre (Dec. 1924), Hammersmith. Drama. DRA1/9270. Very Good+ / Very Good.
Cincinnati: Stewar Kidd Company, 1921. Paperback. First edition, Near Fine in original green & white paper wrappers, side-stapled. Light yellowing to edges of wrappers. Clean, bright interior. Tightly bound. 18 pages plus ads in the rear. dimensions: 7 1/2 x 5 1/4. Part of the Stewart Kidd Modern Plays Series, Edited by Frank Shay. In wraps. Drama. DRA/12103. Near Fine.