New York: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1921. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good in black cloth backed yellow paper covered boards with title label to front board and to spine. Minor edgewear to boards. Spine title label faded. Previous owner's name to front free end page. Minor browning to edges of pages. Else is clean and bright with illustrations and music throughout. 93 pages. Drama. DRA03/012100. Very Good.
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London: Chappell & Co., Ltd., No date (circa 1911). Paper Wrappers. 8vo. Side-stapled beige paper wrapper with grey title to front panel. Minor wear to edges of panels. Closed tear along spine, though binding remains secure. Clean, bright interior with minor browning to edges of some pages. 48 pages. DRA/100306. Very Good.
Centerville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1991. Hardcover. Inscribed By Author. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR. 8vo. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title to spine. Author's inscription to front free end page. Very clean interior with tight binding, though there is a stamp and crossed out number on the title page indicating that the book had once belonged to a historical society. The stamp has been crossed out with a black marker that has bled though to the dedication page. Else is in fine condition with photographic illustrations throughout. Maroon and black dust jacket with illustration that wraps around spine panel. Black title to front panel and Maroon title to spine panel of dust jacket. Very slight edgewear to dust jacket. DRAMA/071305. Near Fine / Near Fine.
Centerville, MD: Tidewater Publishers, 1991. Hardcover. 8vo. Maroon cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Pristine interior with illustrations throughout. Illustrated maroon and black price clipped dust jacket with black title to front panel and maroon title to spine panel. Index, 288 pages. DRA/031912. Fine in Near Fine DJ.
New York: Random House, 1947. Hardcover. Second Printing. SIGNED BY 25 CAST MEMBERS FROM THE BROADWAY PRODUCTION. The signers include John Carradine, Estelle Winwood, Le Roi Operti, Martita Hunt, Nydia Westman, Sandro Giglio, and Millicent Brower. The play ran for two years on Broadway and had a revival a few years later. Bound in original dark blue cloth with title and author in gilt to spine. Very good minus with some chipping and bumping. No dust jacket. Signatures are on free front endpaper. half title, and title pages. Interior is clean with three black and white photos from the production. DRA/071812. Very Good.
New York: Saxton, Torrey & Co., 1870. Paperback. Pale blue paper wraps, with illustration of Marie Seebach on front cover. Back cover is missing. Small holes to edges of pages, but mostly only to cover and and first 10 pages. Minor browning to pages but text remains bright. In both English and German. 52 pages. Drama. DRAMA01/110399. Very Good -.
Dublin: Printed by Bartholomew Corcoran, 1774. Hardcover. This very scarce edition was published a year after the English edition, in the year of Goldsmith's death. The only copy of the Irish edition we found is in the Natlional Library of Ireland. Goldsmith was born in Ireland but spent most of his adult life in England. This still produced play was hugely popular in both countries and enjoyed several productions in 1773-74. Bound in modern red cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. This wa probably bound by a library as there is evidence that there was a library label on the rear free end page (also modern). Minor rubbing and bumping to the corners of the oards and ends of the spine. The interior is generally very good, with minor browning and foxing through out. Untrimmed edges to laid paper. Some chipping to page edges. The top page edges may have been slightly trimmed and there is a remnant of a torn away page at the hinge opposite the title page. 66 pages. DRA/052908. Very Good +.
London: George Allen & Unwin, (1927). Hardcover. SCARCE. Adapted from the novel of the same name by Henry James. 12mo. Beige cloth backed light blue paper covered boards with black title to title labels of front board and on spine. Minor soiling to boards and minor toning to spine. Minor browning to end pages. Else is clean and bright. 93 pages. DRA/072711. Very Good.
New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1973. FIRST EDITION. Hardcover. 4to. A re-creation, complete with pictures and sheet music, of the trumphant Joe Papp production of the Shakespeare play - winner of both the Tony Award and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for best musical, 1972. In yellow cloth backed orange paper covered boards with black title stamp to spine. In white illustrated Dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. 4 1 inch closed tears to edges of front panel of Dust jacket. Interior clean and bright. black and white illustrations throughout. 125 pages. DRA/082506. Very Good+ / Very Good.
London: John Lane, 1895. Hardcover. 1 of 500 copies. First Edition. This is a very scarce “modern” play by the famous publisher. In a note, Heinemann writes that it was not his object to write anything that “would satisfy the usual requirements of a stage play...but simply to snatch one dramatic moment out of a story of to-day...” Bound in original grey-green boards with paper title label. Label is chipped and corners of boards slightly bumped. The interior is clean with most of the pages unopened. In very good condition. 69 pages +13 pages of ads. LIMITED/051011. Near Fine.
London: Waterlow and Sons Ltd, (1898). Hardcover. Playwright and theater manager Augustin Daly's copy (auction record 2874). Pen inscription to front free endpaper: "Augustin Daly Esq with J.A.S. Malone's compliments Gaiety Theatre London, April 5th, 1899." Folio bound in mustard yellow cloth boards with red title to front cover and photographic illustration pastedown to front board. Heavy wear to edges of boards, spine ends, and corners. Split interior hinges and some pages partially disbound. Minor dampstaining to boards. Minor rubbing to boards. Closed tears to edges of several pages. Not a beautiful copy of this souvenir, but a great provenance. 77 pages. DRA/031819. Good.
London: John Lane, 1900. Hardcover. First edition of this scarce book. Bound in original grey cloth with title, author, and decorative ornaments to front cover. Marks and a few stains to covers, bumped corners, and faded spine. Interior pages clean with sporadic foxing. 95 pages. DRA/090411. Very Good.
London: Macmillan & Co., 1902. First Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. Bound in original paper boards with cover design by Housman. Very short closed tear to top edge of half-title page, front hinge starting, fragile spine rubbed. Offsetting to free endpapers. Still a nice copy. 44 pages. DRAMA/110712. Very Good.
Garden City: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1925. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION WITH "FIRST EDITION" PRINTED ON COPYRIGHT PAGE. 8vo. Very good in orange cloth covered boards with black title to front board and to spine. Wear to exterior includes minor bumpting to corners and spine ends, minor soiling, and browning to spine. Ex libris with call number to foot of spine and dedication page, remnants of book plate to front paste down, and remnants of pocket to rear free end page. Previous owner's name to front free end page. A few light pencil marks to margins. Minor yellowing to edges of pages. Text is clean and bright. 179 pages. DRA/080917. Very Good.
New York: Herper & Brothers, 1886. Hardcover. 24mo measuring 5.5" x 3.5". Green cloth covered boards with gilt and black decoration to front board. Dark green title to front board. Minor rubbing and edgewear to exterior. Crack to binding though pages remain firmly bound. A few notes written in pencil to text. Minor browning to pages though text remains clean and bright. 90 pages + ads. DRA/080816. Very Good.
New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1948. Hardcover. First edition. In blueish gray cloth boards with gilt title to spine. In pink dust jacket white title to spine and front cover. Minor fading to spine, minor wear to edges, and small spot of soiling to spine panel. Interior is clean and bright. Minor foxing to edges of textblock. 384 pages. DRA/102116. Fine / Fine.
London: Macmillan & Co., 1893. Hardcover. First Edition. PRESENTATION COPY. Inscribed "To the Green Room Club from Henry Arthur Jones Sept 16 1893," Jones (1851-1929) was a prolific and popular playwright in his time who was encouraged by G.B. Shaw and Beerbohm. His popularity, however, faded over time. Although he wrote comedies, his most influential plays treated social themes such as the double standards of behavior for men and women (Oxford Companion to English Literature, page 516). In the preface, William Archer writes that this play is not so much a comedy as it is a satirical romance. It was produced onstage in London in November 1891. The sets and costumes for the play were produced by Morris and Co. The Green Room Club was a London club for actors and theater people. The book is bound in vellum with gilt title to spine, yapp edges, and original green ties. The vellum has spotted and darkened with age and the front cover has curled. Interior is bright and tight, with some spotting and darkening along untrimmed edges. Large octavo. A nice copy. in very good condition. 115 pages. DRA/111912. Very Good.
London: Theatre Royal, Haymarket, no date . Paperback. The program from the first production of Jones' first hit play. Single leaf folded to form 4 pages. Beige wraps with brown title printed on front panel. Crease to middle and minor wear to edges. Measures 6.5" x 7.25". DRA/050108. Very Good.
New York: Random House, 1955. First Edition. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. 8vo. Blue cloth covered boards with bronze and white title to spine. Interior is clean and bright with many photographic illustrations. Illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and white title to blue spine. Minor wear to price clipped dust jacket including chipping to spine ends and edges. One small closed tear to head of spine. 302 pages. THE110251. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Random House, (1955). First Edition, First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good in good+ white illustrated dust jacket with black title to front panel and black title to blue spine panel. Chipping, soiling, and rubbing to dust jacket. Dust jacket is now in protective plastic sleeve. Interior is clean and bright with many illustrations throughout. 302 pages. First Printing. DRA/021804. Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Boni and Liveright, 1924. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good black cloth covered boards with orange paper pastedown label to cover and spine. Label on front board is creased and folded on one corner and faded on spine. Spine cloth also faded. Interior is clean and tight, though related ephemera pasted on front pastedown and previous owner's name to ffep. Also an old newspaper laid-in middle of book has browned the 2 surrounding pages. 237 pages. Drama. DRA/11153. Very Good.
Boston: W. Blagrove, 1807. Paperback. SCARCE. Very good- in off white paper wraps with black title to frotnt wrapper. Appears to have once been bound in a book. 1 dampstain to lower corner of front cover. Browning and foxing throughout though text remains bright. 36 pages. Drama. DRA1/2182. Very Good -.