New York: Al Greenstone. Wraps. As. 16 pp. Cover in brown and white with green lettering has small "doodles" in ink at upper front corners. Banner along sides of both front and back proclaims "Pulitzer Prize Play of 1930." This movie booklet is probably 1931 or so. Small owner's signature on top of first page. Dated dialect describes an interesting show. Very Good.
London: George Bell & Sons, 1881. Hardcover. Sixth Edition. 93 pp. + 24 pp. pub. ads. 24 b/w full-page plates. Subtitle: "...Illustrations designed and engraved by George Cruikshank. And other plates. Accompanied by the dialogue of the pupper-show, an account of its origin, and of puppet plays in England." Red cloth front cover ruled in gilt with gilt center illus. of "Mr. Punch." Cloth split about 1" at upper front hinge; entire seam is tender. Gilt on spine is bright, but red is sunned. Black eps separated at both hinges. There is an ink inscr. on half-title, which also indicates "Bohn's Illustrated Library." Occasional foxing within. A fascinating account of the serious subject of the puppet show and its place in theatrical history, replete with...
London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1730. Full-Leather. Second Edition. 537, 538, 579, 555 pp. B/w frontis portrait by G. Kneller. Full calf covers show wear at corners and around spines, but are in extraordinary condition for their age. Banded spines have gilt decorations. Vol. 1 with red leather title, volume blocks. In other volumes, these labels have been removed and are laid in. Spine ends eroding and hinges are cracked. Each volume contains the armorial bookplate of Ireland's Earl of Portarlington's Emo Park Library. Inside the first volume is pasted a listing from a catalog of this set, with this information. Written on each front pastedown is "U-7." In each book the hinges are reinforced inside with gray cloth tape, front and back. Contents are...
Boston: Bruce Humphries, Inc., 1932. Hardcover. Limited. 114 pp. Printed cover has dark red backstrip with paper title label. Title label a bit faded. Interior clean and crisp, Printed by Fred Anthoensen, The Southworth Press, Portland, Maine. Signed by author, lyricist and composer. Lengthy inscription on first free endpaper, else interior is as new.
Copy #27 of an edition of 225 copies. Signed by Author, Lyricist, and Composer. Very Good.
Austen, John. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1937. Hardcover. First Edition. xviii, 62 pp. 4to. Beige buckram cloth covered boards wtih illustration of man and staff in dark green on cover board, dark green titling to spine. Top edge of text block gilded in silver, foredge and foot deckled. Clean and crisp within. Contained in a brown cloth folio that is in Very Good condition with a small split at the hinge, brown cloth covered slipcase in Fair condition with splitting at head and foot.
Printed by Joh. Enschede En Zonen Haarlem, Netherlands, for The Limited Editions Club. Produced in an edition of 1500 copies, of which this is #1478 and signed by the artist, John Austen, at the colophon. Very good.
Thomson, Hugh. London: Hodder & Stoughton, n.d. . Hardcover. Limited Edition. 235 pp. Folio. White faux vellum baords with gold embossed decoration and titling. General soiling overall, minor soiling to endpapers, clean within. Illustrations by Hugh Thomson.
Copy #149 of the Edition de Luxe of 500 copies, signed by Hugh Thomson on the limitation page. Very Good.
Thomson, Hugh. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1901. Hard Cover. As. 198 pp. Color ills. tipped in. Later edition, smaller size. Still a large, handsome book, with Alice Blue covers stamped on front with a rope-style rule, gilt picture on front of young ladies at tea party. Bright gilt on spine. Spine is lightly sunned, and chipping a bit at head. Ink p.o. on ffep. 17 charming full-page ills. by Thomson make this a very special book, clean, tight, and absolutely charming! Very Good.
New York: Selmar Hess, 1902. Three Quarter Leather. First Edition. First American edition. 4to. Brown leather spine and corners of cover boards, scuffing from shelf wear, pebbled cloth board inserts. Wear to hinges, but tight. Gold embossed titling to spine with four raised bands, gold embossed titling to cover boards. Clean and crisp within. Heavy set, requires additional postage. Very Good.
Paris: De Bure, 1824. Full Leather. First Edition. Full brown leather bindings with gold borders emobossed to front and rear boards, gold titling and lines to spine. Marbled endpapers with corresponding marbling to foredges of text block. Scuffing to boards, wear along hinges of gutters on each volume but still tight. Previous owner's bookplate on pastedown of each volume. Vol . 1: Romeo et Juliette; Vol. 2: Oedipe Chez Admete. All in French, an exquisite little set. Very Good.
London: Faber and Faber, 1954. Hard Cover. First Edition. First Printing, 134,  pp. 8vo. "Ihad" p. 7, next to last line. Blue cover has bright gilt on spine. Touches of edgewear and corner bumping. Yellow dust jacket with red diagonal title band on front, unclipped. Spine lightly sunned. Dust jacket chipped at upper edge, tape mend inside at head of spine, now in mylar cover. "A play in verse at once witty and wise." (Gallup A 64a). Very Good / Very Good.
New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1939. Hard Cover. First Edition. Book is in very good condition for age with crisp, clear pages but has typical yellowing, especially on end papers. Previos owner wrote lengthy description on front end paper. Jacket, under mylar, has quarter inch square missing from head of spine and scuffing on edges. Good / Good.
London: The Fortune Press, 1959. Hardcover. First Edition. 144 pp. Black cloth cover has textured backstrip with bright gilt on spine. Bottom edge slightly rubbed. Gray dj w/ black print is sunned at spine, chipped at upper edge. Contains "The In (Out"; "Wake"; "The Axis"; "The Man His Father Knew"; and "Sea Root."
Inscribed in ink by author on the first free endpaper. Drama from a New England poet. Very Good / very good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1927. Hard Cover. First Edition. Book is in good condition for age, yellowing and stains as would be expected and page 37 is starting to pull away from binding. Assorted writing on front end papers. Jacket, under mylar, intact with no tears and only minor scuffing. Good / Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1931. Hard Cover. As. 698 pp. Moire-textured cover has title front and spine in gilt, rules blindstamped on front. Binding clean and tight. Includes 19 plays plus six "short plays."
Bookplate of Julia Folger Corson on the front pastedown, John Galsworthy has signed on the first free endpaper. Very Good.
London: Chatto and Windus, 1881. Hard Cover. As. 242, 338 pp. 12mo. Covers are an attractive design of pink flowers on ivory, with ruled bands of solid ivory containing black lettering. Covers are soiled and aged, with spines sun-darkened. There is little actual wear except some chipping at spine ends. Binding may be uniform to the Mayfair Library. Black endpapers, light foxing to prelims with scattered pencil notes to prelims. Volume I (First Series) contains The Wicked World, Pygmalion and Galatea, Charity, The Palace of Trust, The Princess, and Trial by Jury. Volume 2 (Second Series) contains Broken Hearts, Engaged, Sweethearts, Dan'l Druce, Gretchen, Tom Cobb, The Sorcerer, H.M.S. Pinafore, and the Pirates of Penzance. Very Good.