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A Door Must Be Either Open or Shut. A Proverb.

By: Alfred De Musset

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, The Rodale Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 1025

Condition: Very Good


8vo. 44 pgs. Very good hardcover with very good glassine jacket as issued. Printed in England at The Chiswick Press. Printed translucent glassine jacket has a few small closed edge tears and tiny chips, slight age toning along edges, with British price on front flap. Bi-toned Illustration on front board, very slight fading to board and spine edges, light foxing to text block edges and endpapers. Internally clean and unmarked. #1025. View more info

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Five Comedies. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Illustrated By Laszlo Matulay.

By: Aristophanes

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Cleveland and New York, The World Publishing Company [The Living Library]: 1948

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2454

Condition: Very Good


288 pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, black cloth, red topstain to textblock, no jacket. Light rubbing to cloth at edges and corners, binding sound. Illustrations by Laszlo Maturay. Translated from the Greek, with a Foreword, Introductions to Each Comedy, and Notes By the Translator. Contents: Translator's Foreword; Introduction. The Knights; Introduction. Lysistrata; Introduction. The Clouds; Introduction. The Birds; Introduction. The Frogs. #2454. View more info

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The Lady's Not for Burning

By: Fry, Christopher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York and Cleveland, Oxford University Press: 1950

Edition: Third Printing.

Seller ID: 2058

Condition: Very Good+


12mo. 95 pgs. Very Good + condition yellow cloth hardbound, black and red decorative and lettering, in Good to Very Good jacket. Jacket has some rubbing and small chips aling spinr edges and corners and a one inch closed tear to edge of back panel. Small bookstore sticker at bottom corner of rear endpaper. A play set in the medieval period, against a background of superstition, witch-hunting and alchemy sprinkled with wry humor. Produced in London with John Gielgud in the leading part. Other plays by this author/playwright and musician include The Firstborn, A Phoenix Too Frequent and Thor, Wi... View more info

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The Essays of Elia. Last Essays of Elia. Popular Fallacies. [The Nelson Classics] with Ephemera.

By: Lamb, Charles

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London & Edinburgh, Thomas Nelson & Sons:

Seller ID: 1969

Condition: Very Good


iii.378pgs. Very Good condition hardcover, brown cloth with copper lettering to spine. Clean, sound, unmarked, bottom spine end shows a bit of rubbing. Dust jacket has a 1 inch corner chip to upper spine and front corner, edges rubbed. Front panel of dust jacket is separated from rest of dust jacket, held intact and now protected in archival cover, still overall quite presentable. Bottom corner of front flap is price-clipped. Selected titles of the Nelson Classics series are printed on both flaps, small tears at corners. Contents include 52 essays and 16 "Popular Fallacies". Laid in i... View more info

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The Illuminated Diary of a Professional Lady.

By: Loos, Anita

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York, Boni and Liveright (Modern Library): 1926

Edition: Eleventh Printing April 1926

Seller ID: 2375

Condition: Good to Very Good


217 pgs. Good to Very Good condition hardcover, red and white decorated boards, red cloth spine, paper titlepiece on front board. General rubbing along edges and corners, darkening to paper of boards, binding very sound, internally clean and unmarked but for previous owner name and date on front endpaper and a small clear waterspot at top margin of text block. A few pages have dogeared corners. Illustrated by Ralph Barton, the popularity of this 1925 comic novel exceeded expectations and the publisher produced multiple printings in short order. This copy is a later printing, with the originall... View more info

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Elizabethan Drama 1558-1642 [Volume Two ]

By: Schelling. Felix E.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Boston and New York, Houghton Mifflin and Company: 1908

Edition: No Previous Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 2544

Condition: Very Good


x.685pgs. Very Good condition blue cloth hardcover, gilt lettering to spine. This is an original printing, not a modern reproduction, and consists of Volume Two only. Previous owner J.L. Mankiewicz in neat pencil on front endpaper, with cadeuceus bookplate of medical historian Fielding Hudson Garrison on front fixed endpaper. Internally clean, sound, unmarked with faint age toning to edges of text block. Contents of Volume Two: XIII. History and Tragedy on Classical Myth and Story. XIV. The College Drama. XV. The English Masque. XVI. The Pastoral Drama. XVII. Tragicomedy and "Romance"... View more info

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The Anatomy of Drama

By: Thompson, Alan Reynolds

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press: 1942

Edition: No Additional Printings Indicated

Seller ID: 1708

Condition: Very Good


xv.414 pgs. Very Good hardcover in Good dust jacket. Book has minimal shelfwear, contents clean and unmarked. Jacket with edge wear and small chips, general smudging to paper, price intact. Chapters: I. The Drama as a Narrative Medium: the varieties of narrative art, drama and fiction, drama and film; II. The Approach to Dramatic Criticism: the process of criticism, the ideal of pure art, the commercial motive, the reforming instinct; III. The Illusion of Reality: identification and detachment, drames and comedies, a classification of plays according to illusion; IV. The Sources of Dramatic Ef... View more info