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The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial
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The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial

By WOUK, Herman

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1954. Near Fine. Early reprint, Presentation issue. Cloth binding stamped with Naval symbol and personalized in gilt to Richard H. Baer. About fine, without dustwrapper, probably as issued (in the custom binding). A dramatization by Wouk, adapted from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, a story of cowardice and manipulation during WWII. Splendidly adapted first to the stage with John Hodiak, Henry Fonda, and Lloyd Nolan, and then to film with Oscar-worthy performances by Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer and Fred MacMurray. The printed acknowledgment thanks and refers to the original members of the cast and crew as "The plank owners of the U.S.S. Caine..." Beneath the printed acknowledgment, Wouk has Inscribed the book: "For Richard H. Baer, plank owner of the Caine, electrician of the original company - Sincerely, Herman Wouk." The only Presentation issue of this title we've seen.

$650.00

Idiot's Delight
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Idiot's Delight

By SHERWOOD, Robert E.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Very Good/Near Fine. First edition. Bookplate of actress Ruth Gordon and director Garson Kanin on front fly, small Baltimore bookstore label on front pastedown, some modest wear and spots on the boards thus very good in very good dustwrapper with modest wear at the extremities. The first of the author's three Pulitzer Prize-winning plays featured Alfred Lunt, Lynn Fontanne and Sydney Greenstreet in the premiere at Washington, D.C.'s National Theatre, and was the basis for the film in which Clark Gable sings and dances to "Puttin' On the Ritz."

$350.00

Thy Will Be Done
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Thy Will Be Done

By GALLARATI-SCOTTI

New York: Brentano's, 1923. Good. First American edition. New cloth spine, paint splash on front board, a good copy lacking the dustwrapper.

$20.00

Off Broadway: Essays About the Theater
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Off Broadway: Essays About the Theater

By ANDERSON, Maxwell

New York: William Sloane Associates, 1947. Near Fine/Good. First edition. Near fine in a good dustwrapper with several modest chips and tear. Bookplate of actress Ruth Gordon and her husband the director Garson Kanin.

$45.00

Arthur Miller's Adaptation of An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen
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Arthur Miller's Adaptation of An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen

By MILLER, Arthur (Henrik Ibsen)

New York: Viking Press, 1951. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Near fine in a very good dustwrapper with a crease on the front fly and modest edgewear. Uncommon title.

$50.00

Theatre and Friendship: Some Henry James Letters. With a Commentary by Elizabeth Robins
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Theatre and Friendship: Some Henry James Letters. With a Commentary by Elizabeth Robins

By JAMES, Henry

New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1932. Very Good. First edition. Octavo. Cloth. Small tear at the crown, some modest foxing, about very good without dustwrapper. Inscribed by Elizabeth Robins in 1932. Also with the bookplate of actress Ruth Gordon and director Garson Kanin.

$85.00

Players at Work: Acting According to the Actors
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Players at Work: Acting According to the Actors

By EUSTIS, Morton

New York: Theatre Arts, Inc, 1937. Good. First edition. Small octavo. 127pp. Glue remnant on front pastedown from removed bookplate, sunning on the cloth, a good copy lacking the dustwrapper. Bookplate of actress Ruth Gordon and her husband the director Garson Kanin.

$85.00

Margaret Webster: A Life in the Theater
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Margaret Webster: A Life in the Theater

By BARRANGER, Milly S.

Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2004. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper with a tiny tear. Laid into the book is a program for a memorial tribute to Margaret Webster, which included a reminiscence by actress Marian Seldes. Also laid in is an Autograph Card Signed by Milly Barranger to Seldes, thanking her for participating in the program.

$85.00

As the Curtain Rises: On Contemporary British Drama 1966-1976
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As the Curtain Rises: On Contemporary British Drama 1966-1976

By COLBY, Douglas

Rutherford, New Jersey: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1978. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Illustrated by Hirschfeld. Octavo. 103pp. About fine in very good dustwrapper with toning and spots on the spine. Tiny numbers written on the front fly in the hand of actress Marian Seldes.

$20.00

The Loves of Cass McGuire
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The Loves of Cass McGuire

By FRIEL, Brian

New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1967. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. Modest offsetting on front flap of jacket from clipping, else near fine in slightly age-toned near fine dustwrapper. Ownership initials of actress Marian Seldes.

$50.00

The Homecoming
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The Homecoming

By PINTER, Harold

London: Methuen & Co, 1965. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Fine in modestly rubbed very good or better dustwrapper. *The Homecoming* won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1967. Unmarked as such, but from the library of actress Marian Seldes.

$350.00

Luther
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Luther

By OSBORNE, John

New York: Criterion Books, 1962. Near Fine/Near Fine. First American edition. Offsetting from clippings and initials of actress Marian Seldes, both on the front fly, else near fine in near fine dustwrapper.

$75.00

Tennessee Williams and Friends
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Tennessee Williams and Friends

By MAXWELL, Gilbert

Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, 1965. Fine/Fine. First edition. Foreword by Tennessee Williams. Slight soiling at the bottom of the boards, else fine in fine dustwrapper. Very warmly Inscribed by Gilbert Maxwell to Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes.

$100.00

Lessons in Becoming Myself
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Lessons in Becoming Myself

By BURSTYN, Ellen

New York: Riverhead Books, 2006. Fine/Fine. First edition, hardcover issue. fine in fine dustwrapper. Inscribed by Ellen Burstyn to Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes.

$200.00

Charles Ives and His Music
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Charles Ives and His Music

By COWELL, Henry and Sidney

New York: Oxford University Press, 1955. Very Good/Good. First edition. Spotting at the bottom of the spine and front board, else very good in good price-clipped dustwrapper with a large chip corresponding to the spotting. Bookplate of actress Ruth Gordon and director and author Garson Kanin.

$125.00

Private Lives: An Intimate Comedy in Three Acts
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Private Lives: An Intimate Comedy in Three Acts

By COWARD, Noel

London: William Heinemann, 1930. Fine/Very Good. First edition. Fine in lightly spine-toned, very good or better dustwrapper. Filmed several times for both movies and television, the best known version is Sidney Franklin's 1931 film featuring Norma Shearer, Robert Montgomery, Reginald Denny, and Jean Hersholt. A very nice copy of an elusive play.

$500.00

Lucille Lortel: The Queen of Off Broadway
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Lucille Lortel: The Queen of Off Broadway

By GREENE, Alexis

New York: Limelight Editions, 2004. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Warmly Inscribed by Greene to Tony and Obie Award-winning actress Marian Seldes. Promotional material laid in, as well as four cards or letters from Greene to Seldes. Seldes appears in the text of the book. A nice association copy.

$250.00

Cartographies: Meditations on Travel
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Cartographies: Meditations on Travel

By AGOSIN, Marjorie

Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2004. Fine/Fine. First edition. Translated by Nancy Abraham Hall. Prelude by Isabel Allende. Fine in fine dustwrapper. Warmly Inscribed by Agosin to actress Marian Seldes. Laid in is a card from Alida Brill to Seldes, sending the book on Agosin's behalf.

$125.00

Ellen Terry
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Ellen Terry

By ST. JOHN, Christopher

London / New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head / John Lane Company, 1917. Near Fine. First edition. Small octavo. 97pp., inserted plates. Green cloth illustrated in black and stamped in gilt. Glue shadow on front pastedown, presumably from a removed bookplate, corners a little bumped, near fine. Ownership signature of Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes on front fly.

$150.00

Just Outside the Spotlight: Growing Up with Eileen Heckart

By YANKEE, Luke

New York: Back Stage Books, 2006. Very Good/Near Fine. First edition. Foreword by Mary Tyler Moore. Bottom corners bumped thus very good in near fine dustwrapper. Very warmly Inscribed by Luke Yankee to Tony Award-winning actress Marian Seldes. Also laid in is a letter from Yankee (Heckart's son) to Seldes sending the book, thanking her, and noting where she appears in the text. Publisher's promotional flyer laid in.

$45.00

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