Early American ComedyColby, Elbridge New York The New York Public Library 1919 Soft cover Good Book Softcover ex-seminary library pamphlet, affixed to and preserved in pressboard. 11 pp, no illustrations. Discusses trends in early American plays from pre-Colonial times to approximately the 1860s. "Reprinted August 1919 from the Bulletin of the New York public library of July 1919." Condition: Good; smudging to cover, some creasing, typical library markings and labels on protective pressboard. Pages clean and free of marks other than pencilled numbering on verso of title page.
Barely Proper: An Unplayable PlayCushing, Tom New York Farrar & Rinehart Inc. 1931 Fifth Printing Hardcover Good Fair Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall Mordecai Gorelik Hilarious satirical play that comments on cultism. Illustrator: Mordecai Gorelik. Small hardback in dustjacket. 93 pages. Copyright 1931, 5th printing. Book Condition : Good; overall pages are clean and bright with a light dampstain to foredge of the last few. No markings, no creases, no tears. Cover has mild darkening along the top front edge and light edge wear. Hinges are intact. Dustjacket Condition : Good; price unclipped; wear to corners, light staining to rear DJ on left side.
Nancy Hartshorn at ChautaquaMcPherson, M.E. New York NY J.S. Ogilvie & Co. 1882 1st Edition Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall Likely 1st Edition. Late 19th century fictional humor/satire of the Chautauqua movement written in a plain folksy dialect. Book Condition : Good-; early signs of binding separation, boards and pages all intact and together; light scuffing to covers; mild bumping to spine ends and cover corners; age toning to text block and inside covers. No Dust Jacket as issued.
The Notion-Counter: A Farrago of Foibles, Being Notes About Nothing by NobodyNobody Boston MA The Atlantic Monthly Press 1922 Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall 1924 4th printing. Collection of humorous essays, centered on marriage and family life, which first appeared in The Atlantic Monthly. Book Condition: Very Good; no text marks; binding tight; rubbing to fabric covered boards near spine; light age toning to text block; spot on rear of half-title page. No Dust Jacket as issued.