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1 (Anthony, Gordon). Saint-Denis, Michel. JOHN GIELGUD: Camera Studies by Gordon Anthony with an introduction by Michel Saint-Denis.
London: Geoffrey Bles, (1938). (1938). Good 
- Small quarto [10 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide], black cloth titled in silver. The binding is lightly rubbed & bumped with some tiny white stains to the front cover. The head & tail of the spine are lightly chipped. Unnumbered pages, including 24 black-and-white plates from photographs by Gordon Anthony, interleaved with caption pages. Good.

First trade edition. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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2 (Archer, William; Hutton, Laurence; Winter, William; et al) ACTORS AND ACTRESSES OF GREAT BRITAIN AND THE UNITED STATES / From the Days of David Garrick to the Present Time. Edited by Brander Matthews and Laurence Hutton. Volume 4: Macready and Forrest; and Their Contemporaries. (Volume 4 only)
New York: Cassell & Company, Limited, (1886). (1886). Good 
New York: Cassell & Company, Limited, (1886).. (1886).. Good. - Octavo, red cloth profusely decorated in gilt & black. The top edge is gilt. The covers are bumped & the spine is faded with the head & tail chipped. Half-title, title, [1] leaf & 319 pages. The front edge of the front endpaper is chipped. There are extensive pencil notes on the last page of the text & the blank verso with minor pencil underlining & markings in the margins throughout. Good. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 (Arnaboldi, Tiziana; di Leonardo, Salvatore; Galeone, Rosario; et al) IL TEATRO E IL SAPERE DELL'OCCHIO: Scritti 1981-1984. / Mutus Liber
(Torino: I Llibri di Marginalia, 1985). 1985). Very good Signed
(Torino: I Llibri di Marginalia, 1985).. 1985).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial black-and-white wraps. The binding is very slightly soiled. 108 pages. There is light foxing to the front endpaper. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good.

Inscribed to Dick Higgins of Something Else Press by the members of Mutus Liber [Tiziana Arnaboldi, Salvatore di Leonardo and Rosario Galeone] and signed "Mutus Liber 8/3/86".

The group states that the writings in this book accompanied their theatrical and visual researches and activities from 1981-1984. "Mutus Liber" [from the Latin Wordless Book] was an alchemical text published in France in the second half of the 17th century. It claimed to outline, through a series of mystical illustrations, a method of manufacturing the Philosopher's stone.

Rare. 
Price: 150.00 USD

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4 (Artaud, Antonin). Greene, Naomi ANTONIN ARTAUD: POET WITHOUT WORDS. Introduction by Janet Flanner
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1970). (1970). Good 
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1970).. (1970).. Good. - Octavo, cloth, in a dust wrapper. The top & bottom edges of the covers & the head of the spine are slightly faded. The dust jacket is rubbed with soiling to the rear wrap. The head & tail of the spine & the top of the rear fold are chipped & there is a small tear with a tiny piece out near the top edge of the rear wrap. 256 pages. There are small stains to the fore-edge & to the front margins of several pages. Good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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5 (Artaud, Antonin). Sellin, Eric THE DRAMATIC CONCEPTS OF ANTONIN ARTAUD
Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, (1968). (1968). Very good 
Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, (1968).. (1968).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a price-clipped dust wrapper. There is some light spotting to the covers. The dust jacket is slightly soiled with a short tear to the top edge of the rear panel. xiii, [i] & 190 pages. 2 black-and- white illustrations. Very good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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6 (Baker, Hettie Gray). Kleene, Alice Cole KIRSTIN: A Play in Four Acts
Boston: Sherman, French & Company, 1913. 1913. Very good 
Boston: Sherman, French & Company, 1913.. 1913.. Very good. - Octavo, dark blue cloth titled in gilt on the front cover & spine. The binding is bumped & rubbed with a small stain to the front cover & light staining to the rear cover. The head & tail of the spine are chipped & slightly frayed & the titling on the spine is almost completely faded. ix & 93 pages. There are tape stains on the front endpaper & a short tear to its front edge, else the contents are very good.

First edition.

Inscribed to Hettie Gray Baker on the front pastedown with the stamp of "Ethel L. Dickinson / Hartford, Connecticut". Baker's bookplate is taped to the front endpaper. The bookplate depicts the head of a Siamese cat in black and white above the words "Mike / Owner of / Hettie Gray Baker / Who Owns This Book.

Hettie Gray Baker (1881-1957), was a pioneer woman in the film industry. As a film editor and writer she contributed to numerous films, including writing scenario and story scripts for several silent films based on Jack London classics. Among these were "Burning Daylight: The Adventures of 'Burning Daylight' in Alaska" (1914), "The Valley of the Moon" (1914), and "The Chechako" (1914). She edited legendary Western film director John Ford's early film "The Iron Horse" (1924). She later became known for her knowledge of Siamese cats and wrote several cat books, including "Cat Tales" published by Farrar Strauss and Young. First Edition. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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7 (Barba, Eugenio; Fumaroli, Marc; et al) ODIN TEATRET: Experiences
[Holstebro?, Denmark]: (Odin Teatrets Forlag, 1973). 1973). Very good 
[Holstebro?, Denmark]: (Odin Teatrets Forlag, 1973).. 1973).. Very good. - Octavo, printed white wraps. The wraps are lightly soiled with a crease to the top edge of the front wrap. 185 & [2] pages. Black-and-white photographic illustrations. There is foxing to the fore-edge & title. Very good.

The text is in French. 
Price: 75.00 USD

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8 (Belasco, David) PLAYS PRODUCED UNDER THE STAGE DIRECTION OF DAVID BELASCO. Illustrated with Twelve Crayon Sketches by William F. Kurze
New York, 1925. 1925. Good 
New York, 1925.. 1925.. Good. - Octavo, light green paper covered boards with a green & red vignette on the front cover.The covers are bumped with wear to the head and tail of the spine and with a short split along the top of the joints. 47 pages printed in green, illustrated with green vignette portraits by William F. Kurze. Though the covers are good only, the contents are clean and bright.

First edition of this extensive list of productions directed by David Belasco, including forthcoming productions listed at the rear. First Edition. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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9 (Belasco, David) THE FIRST NIGHT IN DAVID BELASCO'S STUYVESANT THEATRE / MCMVII. (Program)
(Stuyvesant Theatre, 1907). 1907). Very good 
(Stuyvesant Theatre, 1907).. 1907).. Very good. - Octavo, brown paper covered boards titled in black with decorations in black & with a brown & white illustration mounted on the front board. The covers are bumped & rubbed with the paper chipped at the corners & along the front edges. The spine is perished with the remnants of the backstrip nearly detached. Title & [25] pages. Illustrated in brown & white with 2 portrait plates & textual illustrations. The booklet is partially cracked at the mid-point & there is occasional light soiling. A complete copy.

Belasco's Stuyvesant Theatre was inaugurated with the opening night of "A Grand Army Man" by Belasco, Pauline Phelps and Marion Short, starring David Warfield. The program text is largely devoted to an illustrated description of the theater's interior decoration, designed by Wilfred Buckland, and the painted panels executed by Everett Shinn. 
Price: 35.00 USD

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10 (Belasco, David; Carter, Caroline Louise). Ford, James L THE STORY OF DU BARRY
NY: Frederick A. Stokes Company, Publishers, (1902). (1902). Very good 
NY: Frederick A. Stokes Company, Publishers, (1902).. (1902).. Very good. - Square octavo, purple cloth titled in gilt on spine & in gilt within decorative gilt frame with coat of arms & fleurs de lys stamped in gilt on front cover. The spine is faded & soiled; the covers are bumped & lightly rubbed with a small stain to the front cover. 14, ix & 288 pp. plus colophon. Illustrated with 6 photogravures, including a portrait frontispiece, & profuse B&W plates & textual illustrations. Very good.

"Mrs. Leslie Carter Edition"--a limited edition of an unstated number of copies for private distribution.

Signed by Mrs. Leslie Carter and David Belasco on a special presentation plate mounted on the front pastedown.

The celebrated American actress known as Mrs. Leslie Carter played Madame du Barry in David Belasco's play "Du Barry". This special edition of Ford's account of Du Barry's life includes the full credits for the production at the Belasco Theatre, a preface by Belasco, three plates from designs for the theatre, and portraits of Carter and Belasco. 
Price: 85.00 USD

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"INGRID BERGMAN IN JOAN OF LORRAINE: A Play in Two Acts by Maxwell Anderson". THE ALVIN THEATRE PLAYBILL / PROGRAM for the Week beginning Monday, January 6, 1947, (Bergman, Ingrid). Anderson, Maxwell
11 (Bergman, Ingrid). Anderson, Maxwell "INGRID BERGMAN IN JOAN OF LORRAINE: A Play in Two Acts by Maxwell Anderson". THE ALVIN THEATRE PLAYBILL / PROGRAM for the Week beginning Monday, January 6, 1947
New York: Playbill Incorporated, 1947. 1947. Good 
New York: Playbill Incorporated, 1947.. 1947.. Good. - Octavo, 9 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide. Softcover, bound in pictorial creamy white wraps illustrated with a sienna-toned portrait of Ingrid Bergman as Joan of Arc on the front cover and a pictorial ad for Chesterfield cigarettes on the rear cover. The covers are slightly soiled and darkened along the edges with a tiny chip to the head of the spine. 56 pages, with black & white illustrations and pictorial ads. The 2 central leaves are detached with creases and short tears along the staple holes at the center fold. Good.

A vintage playbill for this 1947 production of Maxwell Anderson's play "Joan of Lorraine" at the Alvin Theatre. Directed by Margo Jones, the play starring Ingrid Bergman in the roles of Joan of Arc and Mary Grey first opened on Broadway in January of 1946. Ingrid Bergman won a Tony Award for her roles in this play within a play about an acting company staging a dramatization of the story of Joan or Arc.

The production also starred Sam Wanamaker and Romney Brent. Dust jacket present. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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12 (Bernhardt, Sarah; 1844-1923. Great French actress) ORIGINAL PHOTO POSTCARD OF ACTRESS SARAH BERNHARDT AS "CAMILLE"
(New York: The Rotograph Co.), circa [1900]. [1900]. Very good 
(New York: The Rotograph Co.), circa [1900].. [1900].. Very good. - sc Original black-and-white photo postcard, 5-1/2 inches high by 3-3/8 inches wide, depicting Sarah Bernhardt in the role of Camille. The edges of the photo are a bit faded & there is some light soiling to the caption area below the image. Very good.

A full-length portrait of the actress wearing an embroidered gown with a swirling hem and resting her upturned head on her hand in an attitude of distress. 
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13 (Bernstein, Leonard; Arthur, Jean; Karloff, Boris) PETER PAN. Peter Lawrence and R. L. Stevens present Jean Arthur and Boris Karloff / J. M. Barrie's PETER PAN / Music and Lyrics by Leonard Bernstein / with Marcia Henderson, Peg Hillias, Joe E. Marks / Production Staged by John Burrell , Associate Director Wendy Toye....Imperial Theatre / Week beginning Monday, May 22, 1950. (Program)
(New York: Playbill Incorporated, 1950). 1950). Very good 
(New York: Playbill Incorporated, 1950).. 1950).. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial cream & black self-wraps. The wraps are lightly bumped with some very light creasing & with some light rubbing to the front wrap. 40 pages. Profuse black-and-white pictorial ads. There are very small areas of light soiling & creasing to a few pages. Very good.

A theatre news column by Eugene Burr reports that the House Ways and Means Committee has voted to cut by half the "unfair and discrimnatory" 20 per cent tax on theatre tickets. Burr also recounts two Charles Frohman anecdotes, one of them involving J. M. Barrie.

On the rear cover is an ad for Chesterfield cigarettes featuring Rhonda Fleming, then co-starring in Paramount's "The Eagle and the Hawk". There are also pictorial ads for the Buick, the Pontiac Catalina and the "88" Oldsmobile, for Old Gold and Philip Morris cigarettes and for the Chateau Frontenac hotel in Quebec City. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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14 (Brecht, Bertolt; Nichols, Mike; Genet, Jean; et al). Mayer, David; Gilman, Richard; Donohue, Walter; Swift, Clive THEATRE QUARTERLY. Vol. IV, No. 13. February-April 1974
(London): TQ Publications Ltd, 1974. 1974. Very good 
(London): TQ Publications Ltd, 1974.. 1974.. Very good. - Small quarto [9-1/2 inches high by 7 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial white wraps. The wraps are bumped & lightly rubbed & soiled with some light creases to the front wrap. 96 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. The top page corners are lightly creased. Ex-library with a library stamp at the top of the front wrap. Very good.

Among the contents of this issue are "The Sexuality of Pantomime", an article analyzing the sexual ambiguity of the nineteenth century principal boy, by David Mayer; two articles on the Berliner Ensemble; Clive Swift on radio acting; Richard Gilman on critical response to Mike Nichols' production of "Uncle Vanya"; and a casebook study of mounting a production of Genet's "The Screens" in experimental studio conditions by director Walter Donohue. 
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15 (Brokaw, John; Cohn, Ruby; Knauf, David; Stoddard, Richard; et al) EDUCATIONAL THEATRE JOURNAL (Volume 27, Number 1, March 1975). Editor: Anthony Graham-White
Washington, DC: American Theatre Association, 1975. 1975. Good 
Washington, DC: American Theatre Association, 1975.. 1975.. Good. - Large octavo [approximately 10 inches high by 6-34 inches wide] softcover bound in pictorial black, gray & white wraps. The spine & extremities are slightly darkened with the tail of the spine lightly chipped. There is some soiling & minor foxing to the wraps with a small pink stain to the bottom corner of the rear wrap & with creasing to the bottom edge of the front wrap. 144 pages plus ads. Black-and-white illustrations. There is some light soiling to the bottom edge & light creasing to the bottom edges of the pages in the first half of the journal. Good.

Among the contents of this issue are "A Mexican-American Theatre Company 1849-1924" by John Brokaw, "The Triple Action Theatre Group" by Ruby Cohn, "Notes on Mystery, Suspense, and Complicity: Lowell's Theatricalization of Melville's Benito Cereno" by David Knauf and "The Haymarket Theatre, Boston" by Richard Stoddard. 
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16 (Brook, Peter; Grotowski, Jerzy; Wilson, Robert; et al). Brandt, Willy; Hey, Richard; et al THEATER HEUTE: Die deutsche Theaterzeitschrift. 13. Jahrgang Nr. 10 Oktober 1972. Herausgegeben von Erhard Friedrich und Henning Rischbieter
(Hannover: Friedrich Verlag), 1972. 1972. Good 
(Hannover: Friedrich Verlag), 1972.. 1972.. Good. - Quarto [11-3/4 inches high by 9-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial black-and-white wraps. The wraps are rubbed & bumped with some light foxing to the spine & extremities. 68 pages. Black-and white illustrations. The page corners are bumped & the page edges are slightly darkened with occasional light foxing. Good.

Among the contents of this issue are the script of Richard Hey's "Kandid"; "Theater als Politikum", a piece by Willy Brandt; and articles on Peter Brook's "Midsummer Night's Dream", Grotowski's Theaterlaboratorium, and Stockhausen, Kagel and Robert Wilson at the Shiraz Festival. The text is in German. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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17 (Brown, Allen A.) A CATALOGUE OF THE ALLEN A. BROWN COLLECTION OF BOOKS RELATING TO THE STAGE IN THE PUBLIC LIBRARY OF THE CITY OF BOSTON
NY: Kraus Reprint Co., 1970. 1970. Fine 
NY: Kraus Reprint Co., 1970.. 1970.. Fine. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt. 251 pp. Near fine.

Reprint of the original edition published by the Trustees of the Boston Public Library in 1919. 
Price: 45.00 USD

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TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY GEORGE ROBEY, TO NOVELIST HALL CAINE, ABOUT A MANUSCRIPT CONTRIBUTION FOR A CHARITY AUCTION., (Caine, Hall). Robey, George. (1869-1954). Celebrated English music hall performer.
18 (Caine, Hall). Robey, George. (1869-1954). Celebrated English music hall performer. TYPED LETTER SIGNED BY GEORGE ROBEY, TO NOVELIST HALL CAINE, ABOUT A MANUSCRIPT CONTRIBUTION FOR A CHARITY AUCTION.
London: June 7th 1917. 1917. Good Signed
London: June 7th 1917.. 1917.. Good. - Single-spaced typed letter written from the Hippodrome, London and filling one side of the event letterhead,10-1/4 inches high by 8 inches wide, for "George Robey's Concert in aid of The Metropolitan and City Police Orphanage at the Palladium". Signed "Yours sincerely / George Robey". The edges of the letterhead are chipped & slightly darkened. There are some crosses in the left margin emphasizing one paragraph of the letter, made by either Robey or the recipient. Good.

George Robey writes to novelist Hall Caine profusely thanking him for sending him the manuscript of an Address to be read at the charity event, and for having it bound for auction. "I have asked [Mr. Sutcliffe] to be kind enough to let you have it first, in order that you may put your signature on the title page....I will get Miss Vanbrugh [who is to read the address] to sign it on Sunday, and also put my own name and any other people connected with the concert who may be of interest....I feel sure that in addition to helping the collection that night your generous gift will realise a large sum on its own account...."

George Robey [1869-1954], English comedian, singer and actor in musical comedy, is regarded as one of the greatest music hall performers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Hall Caine [1853-1931 was a Manx author best known as a novelist and playwright. In his day he was extremely popular and his novels outsold those of his contemporaries. His works were mainly romances but also addressed some of the more serious political and social issues of his time. 
Price: 125.00 USD

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19 (Carter, Steve; Kramer, Sherry; Linney, Romulus; Overmyer, Eric; Wellman, Mac; Wilson, August; et al) SHORT PIECES FROM THE NEW DRAMATISTS
New York: Broadway Play Publishing, Inc., (1985). (1985). Good 
New York: Broadway Play Publishing, Inc., (1985).. (1985).. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed red & white wraps. The head & tail of the spine are slightly chipped & there is a crease across the top inner corner of the book. xiii, [i] & 92 pages plus ads. The top inner corners of the leaves are lightly creased. Good.

First edition. Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 10.00 USD

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20 (Chentoff, Polia). Schnitzler, Arthur COUPLES: Ten Dialogues rendered from the German by Lily Wolfe and E. W. Titus. Including a translation of the opinion of the State Court at Berlin in vindication of the fitness of the play for performance in public. [Translation of "Reigen"]
Paris: Edward W. Titus, 1927 1927 Good 
Paris: Edward W. Titus, 1927. 1927. Good. - Small quarto [8-3/8 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide], cream boards titled on the front board with a vignette line drawing in gray. The boards are bumped & soiled and darkened & chipped around the edges with a stain to the front board. The back strip is perished. Title, [3] leaves, v & 111 pages with a "misprints" slip bound in. Illustrated with 10 heliogravure engravings by Polia Chentoff. The page edges are darkened & there is a small stain to the flyleaf with a chip out of its top edge. Good.

First edition, limited to 500 copies.

Schnitzler's works were often controversial, both for their frank descriptions of sexuality and for their strong stand against anti-Semitism. After the opening of his play "Reigen", he was branded a pornographer. However, the State Court at Berlin determined that the work came across as a criticism of modern amorality and was therefore fit to be seen by the public. The Max Ophuls film "La Ronde", based on the play, met with considerable success in the English-speaking world.

Scarce, Dust jacket present. First Edition. 
Price: 200.00 USD

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