Wraps. First Edition. Unpag, undated. No pub. noted. "Direct from Tokyo, S. Hurok with the cooperation of H.I.H. Prince Takamatsu and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs presents..." Front cover is shaped like an open fan, with fan design in black and white on gilt. There is a tiny ink library # noted on lower corner. Verso front cover has a spot where paper label was removed. The program contains an introductory message from Prince Takamatsu followed by information on cast, music, and dance. On back cover is a list of Hurok's programs for 1954-1955. Clean and tight. Very Good.
Paris: Les Editions Du Monde Moderne, 1930. Burgundy Leatherette. Limited. 122 pp. B/w ills. Cover is patterned all over with gilt stars. Small white paper title block on front. Black eps. # 194 of 350 printed on Holland Van Gelder paper. Total impression of 625 copies. A lovely survey of dance, illustrated with charming, airy line-drawings. In French language. Possibly a one-of-a-kind binding. Very Good.
Claremont, CA: Pomona College Theatre Department, 1985. Wraps. First Edition. 160 pp. 8vo. Translated by Mark Piper. White wraps are lettered front and spine in black, with a narrow red line forming title block on front. Binding is tight, cover is clean and unworn. This is the 1985 edition of the Mime Journal, published yearly by the Pomona College Theatre Department for the Claremont Colleges. Decroux has made the study of mime his life's work, and topics covered here include theater and mime, dance and mime, specific means and effects of mime, teaching mime, and others. Illustrated with black & white photographs. Fine.
London: John C. Nimmo, 1888. Hardcover. Third Edition. 3 vols., first editions thus. Some unopened pages. Orange covers have dark green title block on front cover, with gilt lettering. Gilt title also on spine. Spines lightly aged. Very good: minor foxing to edges and free end papers. Text edited and revised by Robert W. Lowe, with 50 copperplate engravings and 80 wood engravings. This third edition is considered the best by critics, and also the best-illustrated.
Bookplate on inside cover of Sir James Dunn, B art., Q.C., LL.D., 1874-1956. Very 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.
New York: Random House, 1965. Book Club Edition, 210 pp. Very good in very good dj with protective book cover. Binding is HB. Illus. with b/w photos from the play. In addition to the text and photos, the section "About Those Roses" is a "diary" taken from Gilroy's journal kept d uring the course of the production through the successful opening of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning play.
New York: G.P. Putnam & Sons, 1871. Hardcover. As. 79 pp. B/w frontis. Translated into English by Irving Browne. Cover is blindstamped with rules and fancy borders both front and back. Gilt lettering on front. Beveled edges. Spine chipped about half an inch at each end. Corners bumped and then worn to the boards. All edges worn. Brown coated eps. Frontis detached. A translator's preface is inscribed and signed by Browne. A few pages have penciled changes to dialogue. Racine's only comedy, still funny after all those years! Good.
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1954. First edition, 126 pp. 12mo with gilt on spine. Good+ (spine squashed at head and soiled at heel) in good dj (soiling on back cover and chipped at bottom) with protective book cover. Unintrusive marks on two pages of the play. Vivien Leigh and Laure nce Olivier played the leading roles at the Phoenix Theatre in London; they are pictured on dj cover. Frontis photo of set.