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1 Little Robin Stay-Behind Bates, Katharine Lee
New York The Woman's Press 1923 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Fanciful plays in verse. Black cloth hardcover with cream paper covers affixed front and rear, paper label mounted to spine. 229 pp, 12 silhouette images at start of each chapter. First edition. Good, Ex-Seminary Library with usual markings, labels, etc.; part of dj taped inside front covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Groom's Bouquet: A One-Act Play for Seven Women (Pasadena Playhouse Library of the Theater Edition), Bolton, Muriel Roy
2 The Groom's Bouquet: A One-Act Play for Seven Women (Pasadena Playhouse Library of the Theater Edition) Bolton, Muriel Roy
New York Samuel French Inc. 1941 Edition Unstated Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
A one act play from the 1940's centering on a bride's wedding day jitters, which are exacerbated by the groom's family. 30 pages. Book Condition : Good; pages are clean, unmarked, no tears, some corner creasing. Cover has light corner wear and a small pen mark to top right front. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Reichard Collection of Early Pennsylvania German Dialogues and Plays, The Buffington, Alfred F. (editor)
Lancaster PA Pennsylvania German Society / Franklin and Marshall College 1962 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
English and PA German. Anthology of plays transcribed in PA German with additional chapters on the Pennsylvania German Puppet Play and early dialogues compiled by Daniel Miller and others. Book Condition ; Near Fine; bump to bottom spine; two small spots inside front cover; no text marks. Dust Jacket is a plain onion skin wrapper with tearing and chipping along edges. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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4 Early American Comedy Colby, 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. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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5 It Happened in Paradise: An Historical Pageant Denlinger, Robert C. and Samuel S. Wenger
Paradise PA Privately Published 1963 Softcover (Side-stapled) Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Side-stapled softcover. Contains text and b&w photos of pageant the town put on in commemoration of Paradise Pennsylvania's 250th anniversary in 1962. Book Condition : Near Fine; no text marks; slight curl to top right front cover; one or two smudges inside, otherwise unmarked. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Under the Management of Mr. Charles Dickens : his production of "The Frozen Deep" Dickens, Charles ; Wilkie Collins; Robert Louis Brannan (edit.)
Ithaca, NY Cornell University Press 1966 1st Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
With Charles Dickens in the starring role, "the Frozen Deep" achieved striking dramatic success on the English stage in 1857. Moved to tears by the performance Queen Victoria sent her compliments to Dickens and reviewers predicted it would revolutionize the professional stage. Green cloth boards, green and white illustrated dust jacket, 173 pp., several black and white illustrations. Condition: Near fine book, jacket is very good, with light soiling. 
Price: 16.00 USD
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Whose Little Bride Are You?: A Farce-Comedy in Three Acts (Denison's Royalty Plays), Ellis, Edith
7 Whose Little Bride Are You?: A Farce-Comedy in Three Acts (Denison's Royalty Plays) Ellis, Edith
Chicago T. S. Denison & Company 1919 First Edition Soft cover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo up to 7½" tall 
Size: 12mo up to 7½" tall. 152 pages. Book Condition : Good; except for small stains to margin of first two pages, pages are clean and bright, unmarked, no tears, some light corner creasing. Cover has some spotting / staining, some chipping to spine, light corner curling and edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Fichthorn's Letter System of Music Reading : A Pupil's Book for Class and Home Study, Field, Eugene  (edited By C. Merton Babcock)
8 Fichthorn's Letter System of Music Reading : A Pupil's Book for Class and Home Study Field, Eugene (edited By C. Merton Babcock)
Self-published By Author 1931 Probable First Edition Soft cover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Signed by Author(s)
Signed by author on title page. Gray softcover, 39 pp. Complete title: "Fichthorn's Letter System of Music Reading With Essentials for Vocal Classes : Also Useful in private Voice and Instrumental Teaching as well as Class Instrumental Instruction. One Letter Position for all Keys Applicable to all Texts. A Pupil's Book for Class and Home Study". CONDITION: Good; pages are a little aged, clean with no writing except owner's name on top of title page and author signature. Some creasing and a couple nicks to page edges, no tears. Cover has a couple small marks otherwise clean with some chipping and crease to rear. Some edge wear. Rear bottom corner is missing a little paper. Binding is tight. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 The Desert Fiddler Hamby, William H.
New York NY Grosset & Dunlap 1921 Hardcover Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Western novel served as the basis for the silent film "Percy", this 1921 printing is illustrated with photo stills. Book Condition : Good; no text marks, former owner's name inside front cover; relaxed binding; bumping to spine ends and cover corners; very light age toning. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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10 A History of Theatrical Art in Ancient and Modern Times, Volume III : The Shakespearean Period in England Karl Mantzius
London, England Duckworth & Co. 1904 Hardcover Good Minus No Dust Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardcover, 250 pp. w/ 16 b&w illustrations including one pullout view of London. Volume from a larger series looks at the theatrical art, physical theaters, and working conditions of actors and playwrights in Elizabethan and Jacobian England. Special attention is given to Shakespeare and the Globe. Book Condition : Good-, Ex-College Library; a few margin notes and page tip creases; bookplate inside front cover; slip, pocket, and label inside rear cover; catalog label on bottom spine; light cover wear at edges, spine ends, and cover corners. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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The Exact Dress of the Head, 1725 (Presentation Copy), Lens, Bernard
11 The Exact Dress of the Head, 1725 (Presentation Copy) Lens, Bernard
London Costume Society, Victoria and Albert Museum 1970 First Thus Soft cover Very Good + No Dust Jacket Book 24mo up to 5½" tall 
Costume Society Extra Series No. 2. Containing 10 pages of text and 29 pages of black and white plates reproduced from the original book of drawings dating from 1725 - 1726. This copy has a tipped-in presentation card "to Ruth Hagy with thanks & appreciation from The Costume Society of Great Britain on the occasion of the Society's visit to America April 1982.". Ruth Hagy, a resident of Pennsylvania, was well-known for her extensive collection of fashion and costume. Size: 24mo up to 5½" tall . 30 pages. Oblong stapled softcover. Book Condition : Very Good+; Clean, crisp, unmarked, tig ht copy with a little shelf wear. Quantity Available: 1. Paperback 
Price: 16.00 USD
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12 Getting into Film London, Mel
New York NY Ballantine Books 1977 0345256832 / 9780345256836 1st Edition Soft cover Good Minus Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall Inscribed by Author(s)
Inscribed by Author on half title page, " To Bill and Edith- For these many years of warmth and friendship - With love, Mel London." Billed as a complete career guide to the film industry, this covers the range of jobs and trades related to film from editing, music, sound to on-set roles. Book Condition : Good-; start of binding separation; rubbing and chipping to covers; wear to cover edges, corners, and spine ends; small stain to text block; light age toning; no markings to text. 8 1/2 x 11 softcover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Plays of the Pioneers: A Book of Historical Pageant-Plays, Mackay, Constance D'Arcy
13 Plays of the Pioneers: A Book of Historical Pageant-Plays Mackay, Constance D'Arcy
New York Harper & Brothers 1915 1st Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Collection of plays portraying early American pioneer life. 8 b&w plates. Hardback - green cloth with gilt lettering and drawing of a tree in gilt, no dustjacket. 175 pp. Bookplate inside front cover and small stamping to rear pastedown. Light aging to frontispiece, tissue guard and title page. Some aging to margins of plates and pages facing the plates. O/w pages clean and bright with no markings, no crease and no tears. Cover has minor rubbing, fading to gilt on spine and minor wear on spine ends. Hinges intact, not loose, but binding is just starting to split lightly inside. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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14 Die Tragödie des Menschen. Dramatisches Gedicht von Emerich Madach. Aus dem ungarischen übersetzt von Ludwig Doczi (1891) Madach, Emerich
Stuttgart, Germany J. G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung 1891 Hardcover Good + No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Quarter black cloth small hardcover, marbled covers, gilt titles on spine, 200 pp. Text in German. The tragedy of man. Dramatic poem by Emerich Madach. From the Hungarian translated by Ludwig Doczi. Condition: Good plus: binding very secure, light age toning to pages, a little more to text block. Ex-library (seminary), with label on back cover, bookplate on inside cover pastedown, categorizing information on title page verso. Trace of glue residue along spine from removed label. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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15 Sketches and Impressions Musical Theatrical and Social (1799-1885): Including a Sketch of the Philharmonic Society of New York, From the After-Dinner Talk of Thomas Goodwin, Music Librarian Mason, R. Osgood
New York NY G.P. Putnam's Sons 1887 Hardcover Very Good No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Popularly known as Goodwin's Sketches and Impressions, this is an interesting anecdotal account of the cultural life of the early and mid19th century (particularly in New York). Gilt top text block. Book Condition : Very Good; light bumping to spine ends and cover corners; some staining to spine and right rear cover edge; no text marks; binding tight. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Khanum and Her Treaures: A One-Act Play of Iran, Payne, Grace Visher
16 The Khanum and Her Treaures: A One-Act Play of Iran Payne, Grace Visher
New York Friendship Press 1958 Edition Unstated Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Small stapled booklet, green print wraps, 40 pp. Includes production notes to present a fully staged and costumed play. Suitable for church and community drama groups. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Clean and unmarked with no creases or tears. Cover has light edge wear. Paperback 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Five Dialogues of Plato Bearing On Poetic Inspiration Plato
London and Toronto J.M. Dent & Sons 1920 1st Edition Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
Everyman's Library No. 456. 1920 reprint of 1910 1st issue. Hard spine with flexible boards, dark red with gilt titling on spine and top textblock. Contains Ion; Symposium, or Banquet; The Meno; Phaedo; and Phaedrus; along with an introduction. Book Condition : Good+; no text marks noted; wear to spine ends and cover corners. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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A Treatise on Fugue, Including the Study of Imitation and Canon, Richter, Ernest Friedrich
18 A Treatise on Fugue, Including the Study of Imitation and Canon Richter, Ernest Friedrich
Boston MA Oliver Ditson Company 1878 First Thus Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall 
Hardback - brown cloth with gilt title label. 187 pp, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Translated from the third German edition by Arthur S. Foote. Oliver Ditson Company, 1878, first printing. Pages are very lightly aged, clean, unmarked, no creases or tears. Some wrinkling to front endpapers. Cover is clean with scuffing and a little chipping with rubbing and fading around the edges and spine. Edges have some wear and chipping with a bit of tearing and fraying to spine ends. Cover gilt is still very bright. Hinges are intact and binding tight. Hardcover 
Price: 28.00 USD
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19 The Tragedy of King Richard III (The Arden Shakespeare) Shakespeare, William
Boston MA D.C. Heath & Co. 1911 Hardcover Good Plus No Dust Jacket Book 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall 
Edited by George MacDonald (Oxford). Emphasis on literary aspects of play. Includes historical introduction, notes, glossary, and appendices. Book Condition : Good+; former owner's name in pencil on front free end paper, no text marks; light bending to boards; mild bumping to spine ends and corners. No Dust Jacket as issued. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Dancing Solo: a One-Act Play, Surface, Mary Hall
20 Dancing Solo: a One-Act Play Surface, Mary Hall
Woodstock, IL Dramatic Publishing 1996 0871296519 / 9780871296511 Probable First Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall 
A one act play for community theater or high schools. Using the backdrop of a student seeking admission to a competitive dance program, this play deals with the issues of drug and alcohol abuse among friends and family members. Small 48-page stapled softcover. 1996 printing. Book Condition : Very Good; Clean, unmarked , overall light top corner bend, some shelf wear to cover. ISBN: 0871296519. Paperback 
Price: 25.00 USD
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