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Shirley Temple; Little Playmate (No. 1730-A)
1 Shirley Temple; Little Playmate (No. 1730-A)
Akron, OH Saalfield Publishing Co. 1936 First ( No Additional printings) Soft Cover Good Plus  No Jacket 6 1/4 x 7 3/4 Photos 
Original soft cover with photo montage. First person text by eight-year-old Shirley, with several photos which include Mother, Father, Irvin Cobb, Gary Cooper, Jack Haley, and "Mary Lou", a current stand-in. Staples rusty, but no writing or other damage. All text and photos are complete and easily legible. 16 pp. including covers.  
Price: 35.00 USD
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Shirley Temple; Through the Day (No. 1716)
2 Shirley Temple; Through the Day (No. 1716)
Akron, OH The Saalfield Publishing Company 1936 Authorized Edition Soft Cover Good Plus  No Jacket 9 1/2 x 10 Oblong Photos 
Original pictorial colour card covers. Some corner wrinkles and age toning. Text takes Shirley through a "typical" day, from her home to the studio, to lunch with Mother in her own four-room bungalow, a nap, "school" with her private teacher, then home, where she waits for Daddy to get home from his work at the bank. They play croquet before dinner, and after the meal there is always a story. In the summer, older brothers George and Jack are home from university and military school, so they might invite Shirley for some football. 32 stapled pages.  
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Stratford Festival 1953-1957; A Record in Pictures and Text of the Shakespearean Festival in Canada
3 The Stratford Festival 1953-1957; A Record in Pictures and Text of the Shakespearean Festival in Canada
Toronto Clarke, Irwin, & Company, Limited 1958 First ( No Additional printings) Hard Cover Very Good Good to Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall B/W Photos 
Original grey cloth on boards. No writing. The only blemish I see is the remains of a price tag on DJ cover (The remains might be removed with water or steam). The introduction by Herbert Whittaker is masterful as he praises and lambastes the various actors. The photographs are so stolidly staged as to appear to be carved in wax if not in stone. To this recent immigrant "from away" (I came from Ohio over 40 years ago), seeing Don Harron greet William Shatner in The Taming of the Shrew brought wildly incongruous visions of Charlie Farquarson aboard USS Enterprise ! At any rate, this book will bring memories to anyone lucky enough to have visited Stratford's famous festival. 72 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Poison Gas , Anglin, Norman
4 Anglin, Norman Poison Gas
London Jonathan Cape Ltd. 1928 First Published 1928 Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good  No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original yellow cloth on boards. A future-oriented play set in 1950, dealing with the prospect of Chemical Warfare. 128 pp. Previous owner's name.  
Price: 45.00 USD
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The Little Minister , Barrie, J.M.
5 Barrie, J.M. The Little Minister
N.Y. R.F. Fenno and Co. 1897 Decorative Cloth Good  No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Photos from the Play 
Original blue cloth with two large irises on boards. No DJ. The play was first mounted in Washington, D.C., on 13 Sept., 1897, at the newly-built Lafayette Square Opera House. Two weeks later it opened on Broadway at either the Olympia Theatre Lyric or the Empire (Our sources conflict). We have identified the lead characters as Maude Adams, who played the Gypsy girl, Babbie Watt, and Robert Edeson, who played the Little Minister, Gavin Dishart, from the eight photos in the book. Several others are shown of the total cast of 16. The Washington opening was on a very hot night. Since the photos show no evidence of discomfort, they must have been taken at a rehearsal, or perhaps at the Broadway site some time after the Washington performance. Filmed in 1921 and again in 1934, it is an enduring story of "impossible" romance, dear to the hearts of millions. Cover soiled. Front hinge repaired with paper. 375 pp.  
Price: 35.00 USD
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What Every Woman Knows; A Comedy, Barrie, J.M.
6 Barrie, J.M. What Every Woman Knows; A Comedy
N.Y. Charles Scribner's Sons 1928 Full Leather on Flexible Board Very Good Good 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall 
Original bright red full leather on flexible boards. Unclipped DJ lightly worn head and foot. Previous owner's name. The play premiered in 1908 with the theme "behind every good man is a good woman." 120 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Works of William Shakespeare (Seven Volume Set), Clark, William George and Wright, William Aldis (Eds.)
7 Clark, William George and Wright, William Aldis (Eds.) The Works of William Shakespeare (Seven Volume Set)
N.Y. A.W. Lovering 1887 Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good No Jacket 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall Various 
Original green cloth on boards. Brown endpapers. A few lightly cracked hinges, with no further damage. No writing. Edges in red. A handy pocket size. Approx. 500 pp. each volume. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Every Man in His Humour; A Play Written By Ben Jonson (The Temple Dramatists) , Dixon, W. MacNeile (Ed.)
8 Dixon, W. MacNeile (Ed.) Every Man in His Humour; A Play Written By Ben Jonson (The Temple Dramatists)
London J.M. Den & Co. 1896 Hard Cover Good Plus  No Jacket 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall Uncredited Portrait Frontispiece 
Original olive green leather or faux leather on boards. Previous owner's name and date (1897). Several small pencil notes throughout. Uncut edges. Gilt top edges. Untrimmed front and foot. 144 pp.  
Price: 16.00 USD
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Shakespeare's Tragic Frontier; The World of His Final Tragedies, Farnham, Willard
9 Farnham, Willard Shakespeare's Tragic Frontier; The World of His Final Tragedies
Berkeley, CA University of California Press 1950 First Hard Cover Good Plus No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original red cloth on boards. Library copy with card showing no circulation. Taints and Honors, Timon of Athens, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra, Coriolanus, Notes and Index. Clean and bright. 289 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Justice; A Tragedy in Four Acts , Galsworthy, John
10 Galsworthy, John Justice; A Tragedy in Four Acts
N.Y. Scribner 1916 Tenth Impression Original Cloth Very Good  No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original green cloth, gilt lettering cover and spine. No DJ. Minor clouding of upper right cover, OW without blemish. A drama written in 1910. The central character, William Falder, forges a check in order to secure funds to free the woman he loves from her husband's cruelty. He serves out a three years' sentence with good resolution, but his subsequent struggle to live down his past ends in tragedy. - Reader's Encyclopedia. 109 pp.  
Price: 10.00 USD
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The Pigeon; A Fantasy in Three Acts , Galsworthy, John
11 Galsworthy, John The Pigeon; A Fantasy in Three Acts
N.Y. Charles Scribner's Sons 1915 Fifth Impression Hard Cover Very Good  No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original dark green cloth with bright gilt lettering on boards. Thanks to Emma Goldman's critique in The Social Significance of the Modern Drama, I have discovered a critically important play. After punching it up on Google, I spent several minutes questioning my own attitudes toward poverty and panhandlers. Perhaps it will do the same for you - or a miserly friend. This book is perfectly clean and sound, and would make a thought-provoking gift to any thinking person. 80 pp.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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Goethes Dramatische Dichtungen (Band I,II, and III) , Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
12 Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethes Dramatische Dichtungen (Band I,II, and III)
Leipzig Im Inselverlag 1914 Full Leather Good  No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original full red leather on flexible card covers. Band I leather cover has been re-glued to card cover. Band I is Faust (573 pp.) . Band II shows wrinkling due to dampness. Band II is several titles written from 1765 to1775 (904 pp.) . Band III shows wrinkling due to dampness. Band III is several titles written from 1786 to 1805, including Iphigenie, Egmont, and Rinaldo (1118 pp.). Text in German. Thin pages and fragile covers.  
Price: 40.00 USD
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Men and Masks; A Study of Moliere, Gossman, Lionel
13 Gossman, Lionel Men and Masks; A Study of Moliere
Baltimore John Hopkins Press 1963 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original pink cloth on boards. Unclipped DJ. DJ verso lightly wrinkled. Amphitryon, Dom Juan, Le Misanthrope, Le Tartuffe, George Dandin, Moliere in His Own Time, After Moliere, Index. 310 pp. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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A Bibliography of the English Printed Drama to the Restoration; Vol. I, Stationers' Records, Plays to 1616, Nos. 1-349, Greg, W.W.
14 Greg, W.W. A Bibliography of the English Printed Drama to the Restoration; Vol. I, Stationers' Records, Plays to 1616, Nos. 1-349
London The Bibliographical Society 1939 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 4to - over 9" - 12" tall Drawings 
Original brown paper boards backed in beige cloth. Illustrated Monographs issued by The Bibliographic Society No. XXIV (1). No writing or damage. Order of plays, Provisional memoranda, Additions, Corrections, Index of Plays, Records of the Stationers' Company, List of plays to 1616, and many plates. 349 pp. plus 63 pp. of plates. Heavy book needs extra postage. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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Costume Cavalcade; 689 Examples of Historic Costume in Colour, Hansen, Henny Harald
15 Hansen, Henny Harald Costume Cavalcade; 689 Examples of Historic Costume in Colour
London Eyre Methuen 1975 0-413-28800-5 / 9780413288004 Reprint Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Simone Martini, et al 
Grey cloth on boards. Gilt spine titles. Previous owner's name marked out. Book purchased at Stratford-Upon-Avon (label). No other marks or damage. Nearly 700 illustrations in colour. 160 pp. with index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Lectures on the Literature of the Age of Elizabeth, and Characters of Shakespear's Plays, Hazlitt, William
16 Hazlitt, William Lectures on the Literature of the Age of Elizabeth, and Characters of Shakespear's Plays
London Bell and Daldy 1870 Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Original green blindstamped cloth on boards. Backstrip separated, but present. Hinges badly cracked and delicate. The preface ("advertisement") states that little is said here of Spenser and Shakespeare because "I had treated them separately in former publications." 247 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Pericles The Arden Edition of the Works of Shakespeare, Hoeniger, F.D.
17 Hoeniger, F.D. Pericles The Arden Edition of the Works of Shakespeare
London Methuen & Co., Ltd. 1963 Arden Edition; Reprint Hard Cover Good Plus to Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Drawings 
Original blue cloth on boards. Library withdrawal. A few underlines and marginal notes. Clean and easily readable. 188 pp. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Albany Depot; Farce , Howells, W.D.
18 Howells, W.D. The Albany Depot; Farce
N.Y. Harper 1894 Decorative Cloth Good Minus  No Jacket 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall Smedley, W.T. 
Original thin off-white cloth on boards, no DJ. Harper's Black&White Series. 1894 issue of the 1891 copyright. Hinge repair at page 24, still Good Minus. Seven full-page line drawings by Smedley. 68 pp. plus ads.  
Price: 20.00 USD
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Romancing the Bard; Stratford at Fifty, Hunter, Martin
19 Hunter, Martin Romancing the Bard; Stratford at Fifty
Toronto Dundurn Press 2001 First - No Additional Printings Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Photos 
Blue paper on boards. Unclipped DJ. No writing or damage. "A history of the Festival based on conversations with the people who made it happen." - Foreword. 304 pp. Heavy book will need extra postage. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Inglis, Robert The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare; With Biographical Notice and Copious Glossarial Notes
London Gall and Inglis Full Leather Good Plus No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Padded red leather on boards. Previous owner's name. All edges gilt. Patterned endpapers. Covers cracked. 934 pp. 
Price: 60.00 USD
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