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Midsummer Night's Dream

By William Shakespeare. illustrated by Rackham, Arthur

London: Heinemann, 1908. Limited edition. Hardcover. Very good. Quarto (oversized). Bound in vellum with gilt lettering & design on front board. Limited edition 96/1000, signed by Rackham. Very good. missing silk ties. Slight bumping to heel of spine, slight scuffing to back board. Spine has light soiling. Head of spine has a small tear

$1400.00

Salome : A Tragedy in One Act. Translated from the French of Oscar Wilde, with Sixteen Drawing by Aubrey Beardsley

By Wilde, Oscar. illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley. "Note on Salome" by Robert Ross

London & New York: John Lane, 1927. Later printing. . Hardcover. Very good. Thin octavo (standard size). Red cloth with gilt lettering and poppy design on front. gilt Slight wear to edges and corners. Head and heel of spine bumped. Free endpapers browned. Endpapers, half-title, xvii (4) 6 (4). Includes another half title page before p. 1. Has all sixten plates and the previously censored title page,

$105.00

Flaunting : Style and the Subversive Male Body in Renaissance England

By Bailey, Amanda

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/very good. Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards and dust jacket. x, 190 p. w/ endoes, select bibliography, index. A look at the theater as a place for young men to challenge authority via how they wore their clothes, more than what they wore.

$35.00

The Shows of London : a Panoramic History of Exhibitions 1600 - 1862

By Altick, Richard D.

Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of the Harvard University Press, 1978. First edition. Hardcover. Very good/good. Squarish quarto ( oversized ). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. More wear and some chipping at edges and corners of the dust jacket. 553 p. w/ many b&w illus., extensive notes, index. A detailed history of exhibitions in London up to the Crystal Palace, including the panorama and the diorama, science exhibitions, and more.

$65.00

Midway Magic

By Boles, Don.

Atlanta, GA.: Pinchpenny Press, 1963. Probable later printing. Pamphlet. Very Good. Slight wear to edges and corners of covers. Some fading to edges as well. Staples a bit rusty. 51 p. An overview of various carnival magic acts, with tips on performance, "patter" or grinding, clothing, and general working advice. An interesting window into an unusual profession.

$35.00

A Curious Mishap : a Comedy the Three Acts

By Goldoni, Carol. edited and adapted for Stage Presentation by Richard D. T. Hollister

Ann Arbor: George Wahr, Publishers, 1924. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good without dust jacket. Duodecimo (small book) . Slight wear to edges and corners of boards.Top corner bumped. 105 p. w/ b&w photographic illustrations from University of Michigan stagings of the play. A somewhat uncommon work from the press of Geoge Wahr, local Ann Arbor publisher and bookseller. An edited editon of one of Goldoni's popular comedic plays (orig. Un curioso accidente, 1760), fitted for performance by classes at the University of Michigan, based on the 1892 English edition by Zimmern. Goldoni was an 18th c. Italian playwright who created some of Italy's most-recognized and enjoyed plays. The play is the story of a poor French lieutenant, a Dutch merchant's daughter, mistaken identity, and elopement.

$55.00

Chapter Two : A New Comedy by Neil Simon

By Simon, Neil

New York, NY: Random House, 1979. Second printing. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Octavo. Light wear to edges of boards. Dj has light wear along edges and minor scuffing to covers and crease on lower edge of back inner flap. 132 pages.

$20.00

Boulevard Theater and Revolution in Eighteenth-Century Paris

By Root-Bernstein, Michele

Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1984. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good in tan cloth binding without dust jacket. Revision of thesis from 1981(Princeton University). Octavo. Light wear to edges of boards with bumping to heel and, less so, on head of spine with minor scuffing to covers including light red mark on front covers lower edge. Bumping and mark on upper corners of boards. Pencil notes, underlining, and marks in margins of front free endpaper and text from former owner, a professor. 324 pages with illustrations, index of plays studied, tables, figures, endnotes, bibliography, and index. A look at pre-Revolutionary theater in France and the impact of the French Revolution on it. Letter from editor asking the professor to review he book laid in.

$60.00

Sociologie du Theatre : Essai Sur les Ombres Collectives

By Duvignaud, Jean

Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1965. First edition. Good softcover in green and white sstiff wraps. Wear and light rubbing to edges of covers with some light scuffing. Minor scuffing to covers with price sticker on back cover. Light browning to page edges. Little bit of underlining in ink in text and few notes in margins. Name of previous owner written on title page. 583 pages with endnotes. Text of this work is in French.

$20.00

German Drama, the Nineteenth Century: An Annotated Anthology.

By Browning, Robert M., and Thomas Kerth, editors.

St. James: Brandywine Press, 2000. First Trade paperback printing. . Trade Paperback. Good trade paperback. Some wear and light rubbing to edges of covers with slight curling of corners of front cover. Light scuffing. Clean, unmarked text. Two pages, namely the acknowledgments page and 556, the text is printed on a smaller grey sheet that has been pasted to the regular white page. 556 pages with footnotes, illustrations, 2 appendices, and bibliography. The plays are in German, however, the notes and introduction are in English.

$20.00

From the Bowery to Broadway : Lew Fields and the Roots of American Popular Theater.

By Fields, Armond, and L. Marc Fields.

Oxford University Press, 1993.. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. First edition. Very good quarto hardcover in very good dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards with slight bumping to head and heel of spine. Dj has light wear and rubbing along edges with some light scuffing to covers. 552 pages with illustrations, list of works of Lew Fields, endnotes, bibliography, and index.

$20.00