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ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EPHEMERA - COLUMBIA  MASK (PROMOTIONAL ITEM.) - AS IS.
1 ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW EPHEMERA - COLUMBIA MASK (PROMOTIONAL ITEM.) - AS IS.
1974 No Binding Very Good 
Color card mask (10" H x approx. 7 1/4" W - ear to ear) of the character "Columbia" from The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Produced for the Roxy Theater, Los Angeles, 1974 - the original removable eyes and mouth section are NOT present. The production notes on the verso give the cast (including Tim Curry and Meat Loaf) and other credits - these are not affected by the removals. Minor browning at part of top/bottom rear edges, two soft creases on right ear, two small soft creases on left ear. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
2 Bagnold, Enid. "NATIONAL VELVET".
New York William Morrow Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Laurian Jones. 
303 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H). B&w drawings. "(Velvet Brown's) passion in life was horses. And so, when she won a notorious and unwanted piebald in a village lottery, (she) began to dream. And, since the breathless imagination of youth sees no obstacles as insuperable, Velvet's thoughts turned to the greatest race in the world - the Grand National. The Piebald (was) part carthorse, part Arab. Because he preferred sociable village life to lonely fields, he learned to jump fences. When Velvet took him on, he looked like a newly painted rocking horse. When he appeared at Aintree, the crowd looked at him and hooted. Enid Bagnold's clear, pungent style gives this joyous and captivating tale a rare flavor. It is rich with the comedy of life and character and poignant in its realization of the eager, indomitable trust of youth." Minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, two tiny edge tears, two soft creases at bottom of front panel. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
3 Belasco, David. Inscribed by Belasco. (William Shakespeare.) THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. A COMEDY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AS ARRANGED FOR THE CONTEMPORARY STAGE BY DAVID BELASCO.
Privately Printed, New York, 1922, Ist edition. 
174 pp, small 4to (approx. 10 1/4" H), hard cover (medium blue boards with paper title labels on spine and front board and dark blue 'bee' device at bottom of front board) - no dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER - "TO __________ WITH COR DIAL REGARDS DAVID BELASCO, JANUARY 27, 1930." Title page continues, "and Acted Under His Direction at the Lyceum Theatre, New York with David Warfield in the Character of Shylock, December 21, 1922". Includes preface, chapters titled, 'Concerning Shylock', and 'The Elizabethan Stage', the playbill for the present production, along with 'The David Belasco Stage Arrangement of The Merchant of Venice'. Interior - pages browning lightly a little more on endpapers, small soft bump to top corner of approx. pages 13-33, very light foxing to title page, dedication page, pages 29/30 and the two plates, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - scattered tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, two tiny marks on front board title label, light rubbing - a few small scratches on rear board, area of faint color fading on rear board and on spine, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling. VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
SOMETHING ABOUT EVE:  A COMEDY WITH FIG-LEAVES.  (FRANK C. PAPE ILLUSTRATIONS.), Cabell, James Branch.
4 Cabell, James Branch. SOMETHING ABOUT EVE: A COMEDY WITH FIG-LEAVES. (FRANK C. PAPE ILLUSTRATIONS.)
London John Lane / The Bodley Head 1927 First Illustrated Edition. Hard Cover Good+ No Jacket Frank C. Pape. 
376 pp, 9 5/8" H. The title page is undated and the copyright page states "First Published, September, 1927" with no additional printings noted - however, the authors's introduction is dated October1928. Black cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spine/front board, top edge red. B&w pictorial endpapers, 12 tissue-covered b&w plates, including frontispiece (all present - tissues are complete, but some have wrinkling/creases), plus many additional b&w decorations (head/tailpieces, etc.) throughout the text. A fantasy from Cabell's Poictesme series - the protagonist, Gerald Musgrave, is dissatisfied with his life and makes a pact with the Devil which sees him transported to Antan where he meets Solomon, Odysseus, Nero and others. Some shallow bumping to fore edge of text block with some shallow creasing/short tears which do not impinge on text or illustrations, light browning to illustrated side of free endpapers, spilts in paper in inside hinges - holding firmly, very light browning to pages - mostly in margins, page leaves vii/viii and ix/x have several small tears and very small chips at bottom edge - due to rough opening of pages, moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, spine is very slightly twisted, some wear at top/bottom of spine including very small tears, light wear at corners of boards, some rubbing to board surfaces. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
5 Dickens, Charles. Introduction by A.N. Wilson. THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB. CONTAINING A FAITHFUL RECORD OF THE PERAMBULATIONS, PERILS, TRAVELS, ADVENTURES AND SPORTING TRANSACTIONS OF THE CORRESPONDING MEMBERS. (THE PICKWICK PAPERS.)
London Folio Society 2004 Quarter-Leather Fine R. Seymour, R.W. Buss and "Phiz". 
798 pp, 10 1/4" H. Quarter bound in deep maroon leather with maroon cloth sides, black leather title label with gilt lettering/border on spine. Gilt borders on front and rear boards, top edge gilt, integral maroon ribbon bookmark. Maroon endpapers and slipcase. B&w illustrations by R. Seymour, R.W. Buss and Phiz. "The text and illustrations of this edition reproduce those of the Nonesuch Dickens, published in 1937 by the Nonesuch Press - with minor emendations." Book is Fine. Slipcase has very minor rubbing, a tiny and a very small bump at top front edges, and a few very tiny soiling marks on one side panel. 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
 
THE GOLDEN AGE AND DREAM DAYS., Grahame, Kenneth.  Foreword by Naomi Lewis.  Illustrated by Charles Keeping.
6 Grahame, Kenneth. Foreword by Naomi Lewis. Illustrated by Charles Keeping. THE GOLDEN AGE AND DREAM DAYS.
Bodley Head, London, 1962. 
258 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Monotone illustrations by Charles Keeping. "These stories of five orphaned children living with relatives in a large old country house, can be read at two levels. 'The children', writes Naomi Lew is, 'will read these books for the story, the comedy, the treats, and above all for the unfailing silent companionship of Harold and the rest. In how many book is one so readily welcomed to share the pleasures, surprises and dreams? Yet t h e a d u l t can read the very same pages and find something else again....What both child and adult can discover in almost every story is something rare, even in poetry: a quality of ecstasy - that rainbow of the imagination which never comes by s ea r ch in g; t he sudden pleasurable surprise; an intensity of happiness after woes'...." By the author of 'The Wind in the Willows'. Faint erased pencil marks at top of free front endpaper, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of textb loc k, sli gh t f adi ng to col o red top of textblock, light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two slight corner bumps. Dust jacket has light edge wear, very small chips/tears and surface paper loss at top of spine, tiny chips/tea rs a t t op/b ott om o f fl ap- fol ds a nd at bottom of spine, 2" closed tear on front panel archivally taped, light rubbing. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
HANCOCK., Hancock, Freddie and Nathan, David.
7 Hancock, Freddie and Nathan, David. HANCOCK.
Kimber, London, 1969. 
191 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "(Tony Hancock) led a life fragmented by laughter and despair as he ceaselessly sought an unattainable truth in comedy until it ended in a dreary room in Australia with one final drink, one last handful of pills. But before that happened he created more laughter for more people than any other man of his generation. The search for the truth about this extraordinarily complex clown involves drawing on the memories and perceptions of writers like Alan Simpson and Ray Galton, who, in a sense, hewed the Half Hour Hancock out of the whole man, J.B. Priestley who put him, thinly disguised, into a novel, Phillip Oakes, who wrote him a screenplay, and Denis Norden who w rote material he convulsed audiences with for years. There are, too, the writer/performers like John Osborne, Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes, the comedians who knew him or worked with him like Harry Secombe, Joan Turner, Kenneth Williams and Grah a m Stark; showman Bernard Delfont; actress Sylvia Syms, his radio and television directors Dennis Main Wilson and Duncan Wood and scores of others of lesser fame but crucial importance in Hancock's life." Slight fading at top edge of spine, light w ri n kling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, a few very small closed tears, minor rubbing, slight fading to spine color. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CONCISE OXFORD COMPANION TO CLASSICAL LITERATURE., Howatson, M.C. and Chilvers, Ian, editors.
8 Howatson, M.C. and Chilvers, Ian, editors. THE CONCISE OXFORD COMPANION TO CLASSICAL LITERATURE.
Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1993). 
575 pp, small 8vo (7 3/4" H), soft cover. "...the ideal reference book for anyone interested in the classical world and its literary heritage. (Contains:) accounts of the lives and works of the classical authors; character entries and plot summaries; general entries tracing the development of literary forms such as comedy and tragedy; wide coverage of the historical, political, social, and artistic background; translations of all Greek and Latin words." Interior - very light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one very small corner crease, very light browning to edges of textblock, uncreased spine, slight curl to bottom of book. VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
9 Hughes, Langston, editor. (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans & Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge, Dick Gregory, John H. Johnston, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams, J. Mason Brewer, et al.) THE BOOK OF NEGRO HUMOR.
New York Dodd, Mead 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
265 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H). Selected, edited and with many contributions by Langston Hughes. His "A Note on Humor" precedes the groupings headed: Cool Comics - Contemporary Comedy (Jackie Mabley, Cassius Clay, Dan Burley, Pigmeat Markham, Butterbeans and Susie, Mantan Moreland, Godfrey Cambridge and Dick Gregory); Jokes and Jive - From Then to Now; Pulpit and Pew - Parsons and Parishioners (John H. Johnson, Ben Burns, Zora Neale Hurston, E.C.L. Adams); Just For Fun - Pastime Verses; Down-Home Tales - Laughter from the South (J. Mason Brewer, Zora Neale Hurston); Laugh and Live - Biography and Autobiography (Booker T. Washington, Wendell Phillips Dabney, Roi Ottley, Robert E. Turner, Taylor Gordon, Zora Neale Hurston, L.D. Reddick, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King, Jr.); Tell It In Rhyme - Ballads and Songs; Nothing But the Blues - Traditional Couplets; The Jazz People - Tales of the Music World (W.C. Handy, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Danny Barker, Billie Holiday); Harlem Party Cards - Rustling up the Rent; Simple Speaks His Mind - Contemporary Commentary (Langston Hughes); Poets Write It Down - From Old New Orleans to Harlem (Armand Lanusse, Wendell P. Dabney, James Weldon Johnson, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Mary Effie Lee Newsome, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Ray Durem, Samuel Allen, Deborah Fuller Wess, Maria Evans, Ted Joans, Robert A. Johnson, LeRoi Jones, George H. Base, Julian Bond); Writers Grin and Bear It - Fact and Fiction (Alston Anderson, James Baldwin, George Houston Bass, Arna Bontemps, Dan Burley, Alice Childress, Alfred Duckett, Rudolph Fisher, Len W. Holt, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, John Killens, L.F. Palmer, Ted Poston, Richard Wright); Segregated Integration - Our Day and Times. Light edge wear - mainly on bottom edge, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corner of front board, small slight bump to top corner of text block, very small light color stain on bottom of text block. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds several small edge tears - some with creases, a few very small edge chips, light soiling on rear panel, slight fading to spine color, small areas of waviness on spine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE., Lamb, Charles and Lamb, Mary.  (William Shakespeare.)
10 Lamb, Charles and Lamb, Mary. (William Shakespeare.) TALES FROM SHAKESPEARE.
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good 
436 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w frontispiece. "The following Tales are meant to be submitted to the young reader as an introduction to the study of Shakespeare, for which purpose his words are used whenever it seemed possible to bring them in; and in whatever has been added to give them the regular form of a connected story, diligent care has been taken to select such words as might least interrupt the effect of the beautiful English tongue in which he wrote; therefore, the words introduced into our language since his time have been as far as possible avoided." From the Preface. Contents: The Tempest; A Midsummer Night's Dream; The Winter's Tale; Much Ado About Nothing; As You Like It; The Two Gentlemen of Verona; The Merchant of Vencie; Cymbeline; King Lear; Macbeth; All's Well That Ends Well; TheTaming of the Shrew; The Comedy of Errors; Measure for Measure; Twelfth Night, or, What You Will; Timon of Athens; Romeo and Juliet; Hamlet, Prince of Denmark; Othelo; Pericles, Prince of Tyre. Very light edge and corner wear, some light waviness at top corner of pages, one very small and one tiny light liquid mark at top of fore-edge of text block. Slipcase has light edge wear - moderate at corners, three small light scuff lines on one side panel, small split at one top fore-edge. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HARLEQUIN ON THE MOON: COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE AND THE VISUAL ARTS., Lawner, Lynne.
11 Lawner, Lynne. HARLEQUIN ON THE MOON: COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE AND THE VISUAL ARTS.
New York Harry N. Abrams 1998 0810911949 / 9780810911949 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
208 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "Commedia dell'arte is the first modern theater - inspiration to Shakespeare, Moliere, Goldoni, Mozart, and Balanchine and forerunner of the modern stage comedy. Since its invention as a popular entertainment in Renaissance Italy, commedia, with its stock characters, its absurd and witty plots, and its utterly charming personalities, has captivated audiences high and low, from the street fairs where Punch and Judy reigned to the exquisitely refined court of the Sun King. This book traces the history of commedia from its beginnings through many transformations to its rediscovery in the experimental theater of today. The depictions of commedia in the visual arts has a rich history. From Tiepolo and Watteau to Beardsley, Picasso, Hockney, and other modern masters, painters have found great resonance and meaning in the clowns and lovers of commedia. Here the visual and dramatic arts meet, giving birth to styles of art and performance at once clever, hilarious, poignant, tragic, and eternal. Lynne Lawner traces all these threads, unearthing rare texts of commedia plays, discovering myriad version of the ever-fascinating Harlequin, Pierrot, Columbine, and Pulcinella, relating the gossip of courts and theaters, and revealing the ways in which these figures and their classic stories - the sly servant, the foolish soldier, the clever maid, the quack doctor - have arisen again and again in art." Light waviness to edges of text block. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 55.00 USD
 
 
12 Mang, H.P., editor-in-chief. THE HYA YAKA. APRIL, 1923. VOL. XXII, NO. 5.
Students of the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario, Toronto, 1923. 
i-vi, 174-219, vii-xiv pp, (approx 60 pages), 9 1/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Vintage advertising, photo, drawings, cartoons. Contents: Preparation of Roots for the Reception of Dowel Crowns; An Ideal: The Story of the Canadian Oral Prophylactic Association; A Darkie Sermon; A Near Tragic Comedy, or Vengeance Unrequited (summary of play); Editorials, Athletics; etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease down front cover, minor wear at top of spine. VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PALMYRA OF THE NORTH:  THE FIRST DAYS OF ST. PETERSBURG., Marsden, Christopher.  Preface by Sacheverell Sitwell.
13 Marsden, Christopher. Preface by Sacheverell Sitwell. PALMYRA OF THE NORTH: THE FIRST DAYS OF ST. PETERSBURG.
Faber and Faber, London, 1943, 2nd impression. 
280 pp, 8vo (8 13/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "Early in the eighteenth century Russia, like Japan, in the nineteenth, suddenly decided to adopt Western ideas and to extract herself from the slough of darkness and mediaevalism in which for many centuries she had been plunged. This wrench, carried out with that magnitude and ruthless, exaggerated completeness which has characterized all Russian revolutions, was inaugurated by the titanic Peter the Great - who buil t a n e w c a pital, St. Petersburg (now Leningrad) for the purpose - and brought to fulfillment by his successors, that series of flamboyant and high-spirited Empresses. Among them Peter's daughter, Elizabeth Petrovna, was the most frivolous, c er t ai n ly t he be st -looking and certainly the least known today. Mr. Marsden's fascinating book brings the St. Petersburg of Elizabeth's time vividly before us. It was mainly from France and Italy that she and the other Russian autocrats of th e eig ht een th cen t ury dr ew the fashionable painters, architects, actors, musicians and others who designed the glittering 'mise en scene' against which the changing tableaux of this budding Versailles were posed. But in spite of the stupe ndou s roco co pala ces , th e feve rish display and extravagance, the often highly artistic gaiety (the beginnings and gradual development of the Russian ballet are among the subjects of the book), there was always an element of comedy in the hast y ama lg amati on of Fr ench eleg an ce an d bas ic Muscovite rudeness. This history of sixty years of Russian court life contains many amusing tales and scandalous anecdotes as well as a sober and detailed account of the creation - from literally nothi ng but ba rre n wast es - of a c api tal an d cour t whose grandeur by the time of Catherine the Great had become second to none." Light browning to endpapers - darker at top corner and fore-edge of free endpapers, a couple of very small fox ing mar ks on endp aper s, book ligh tly cra cked at pag es 112/ 113 and 208/209, bump at top/bottom corners of front board and tiny bumps at top/bottom edges, rear corners slight bumped, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, tiny tear on inside rear hi nge , slight wavi ness to top ed ge of pr elimi nary pag es. Dus t jacket is price clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, browning to spine and flap-folds, several small tears and tiny chips, old tape residue on inside edges, small li ght watermark at bo ttom of spine. Good/Goo d only . 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
THE PROBLEM OF 'MEASURE FOR MEASURE':  A HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION., Miles, Rosalind.
14 Miles, Rosalind. THE PROBLEM OF 'MEASURE FOR MEASURE': A HISTORICAL INVESTIGATION.
Vision, London, 1976, first edition. 
349 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0854783334 "This study....takes the form of a historical investigation into the play's special difficulties. The first part traces the critical and dramatic history of the play from its firs t appearance in 1604, and shows by detailed examination how certain of the 'problems' arose, or were invented by those unfamiliar with the conventions and expectations of Shakespeare's own time. The second part of the study considers the p l a y a g a i n st its contemporary background, linking the new ruler, James I, with a cult character of the period, the Disguised Duke who rules wisely but by stealth (James's self-image). Through this character Shakespeare unfolds the play's oft en p ro f ou nd a nd m oving ideas of human nature, justice and mercy, and Dr Miles gives particular attention to the structural difficulties which resulted from Shakespeare's attempt to graft this type of material onto what is basically a comedy pl ot. ... " Ap pen dic es: T he Criticism - Some Extreme Views; The Proportionate Disposition of the Lines in 'Measure for Measure'; Some Modern Examples of 'the Corrupt Bargain'; Stage History; Two Early Nineteenth-Century Costume Lists for 'M easu re f or M ea sure '. Very lig ht b rowning to edges of textblock. Dust jacket has very light edge wear - mainly at top of spine, small light water stain at bottom of spine, very light browning. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE MICE WILL PLAY., Phillips, Edward O.  Inscribed by author.
15 Phillips, Edward O. Inscribed by author. THE MICE WILL PLAY.
Riverbank Press, Toronto, 1996, first edition. 
233 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "FOR ____ AND ____ - TO READ BETWEEN SETS - MUCH LOVE - TED, 11/9/96". ISBN 189633203X "Gemma Johnstone's intimate charms have earned her just about every material comfort a woman about town could wish for. But when her latest admirer expires in full flight of physical affection, she must suddenly face the realities of being middle-aged, single, and without further material prospects. Temporary solace appars in the form of Helen Chisholm, a bed-ridden older woman who is in need of care and companionship while her redoubtable daughter goes away on a two-week Caribbean cruise. The prospect of tending an old lady tucked away in the tower of a sp r a w l i n g V ictorian mansion is hardly a tantalising one for a woman of Gemma's worldly charms. But as Gemma and Helen get to know each other, they form an unlikely bond and discover to their mutual surprise that their lives will never again b e th e sa me . A n yo ne familiar with the works of British writer E.F. Benson will immediately find themselves on familiar literary ground, probing the oft-fragile veneer of morality that separates respectability from the scandalous. Only here, t he se tt ing is a co nt emp orary one - Westmount, the genteel hillside environs of English-speaking Montreal's upper middle class. 'The Mice Will Play' is a deft comedy of contemporary manners (and the lack thereof). Written in Edward O. Phil lip s' f ast -pac ed, urb ane sty le, it paints an often hilarious picture of what happens when we surrender ourselves to the unpredictable twists of fate and human nature." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and very minor rubbing. Near Fine/Ve ry G ood+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
VERNON GOD LITTLE: A 21st CENTURY COMEDY IN THE PRESENCE OF DEATH., Pierre, DBC  (D.B.C.)
16 Pierre, DBC (D.B.C.) VERNON GOD LITTLE: A 21st CENTURY COMEDY IN THE PRESENCE OF DEATH.
Faber and Faber, (London, 2003). 
279 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. Winner of the Booker Prize for Fiction 2003. "Fifteen-year-old Vernon Gregory Little is in trouble. And it has something to do with the recent massacre of sixteen students at his high school. News of the tragedy serves as open invitation to the media and soon the quirky backwater of Martirio is flooded with wannabe CNN hacks all-too-keen to lay claim to their fifteen minutes, and lay the blame for the killings at Vernon's feet...Peopled by a cast of grotesques, freaks, cold-blooded chattering housewives (who are all, mysteriously, recently widowed), and one very special adolescent with an unfortunate talent for being in the wrong place at the right time, (this book) is a riotous adventure story which cuts a satricial swathe through the heart of contemporary America." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very light rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
17 Reaney, James. WACOUSTA! A MELODRAMA IN THREE ACTS.
Press Porcepic, Toronto, (1979). 
163 pp, 8vo, soft cover. B&w photos. "(A) tale of adventure, intrigue, mystery and love set in 1763 at the British forts of Detroit and Michilimackinac. The story was first told by Major John Richardson in a novel written in 1832. Within two years it had become an internationally famous romance, whose appeal has lasted down to the present day...Now James Reaney has taken this thrilling romance and reworked it with his own inimitable magic...Reaney shaped the story into a contemporary drama, filled with colour, adventure, comedy and the exaggerated passions of melodrama...Reaney provides not only the play itself, but an account of the workshops and the methods for co-operative playmaking which have created among others, his prize- winning drama, 'The Donnellys'. A bibliography of Richardson's works is also provided." Interior - scattered highlighting and margin notes. Exterior - light edge wear, tiny corner crease, tiny bump at top of spine, spine flat and uncreased. Good reading copy. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
LAUGHTER IN THE NEXT ROOM.  BEING THE FOURTH VOLUME OF LEFT HAND, RIGHT HAND!  AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY., Sitwell, Osbert.
18 Sitwell, Osbert. LAUGHTER IN THE NEXT ROOM. BEING THE FOURTH VOLUME OF LEFT HAND, RIGHT HAND! AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.
London Macmillan 1949 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- John Piper. 
381 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs + b&w reproductions of paintings by John Piper. The fourth volume of Sir Osbert Sitwell's autobiography, takes the reader from the end of the First World War through the early days of the Second. "Witty, enthralling, rich in comedy, yet deeply moving as the shadows of a tragic time close in upon the author and upon us all, this fourth volume sets the crown upon a truly great achievement." Tiny foxing marks at top 1" of fore-edge of pages 1 to 6, very light browning to fore-edge of text block, some small areas of self soiling on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate browning on spine, light browning on flap-folds and top edge of flaps, wrinkling and some small tears/tiny chips at top of spine, small chip at bottom of rear flap-fold, light soiling on rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
VILE BODIES., Waugh, Evelyn.
19 Waugh, Evelyn. VILE BODIES.
London Chapman & Hall 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket Evelyn Waugh, title page. 
252 pp, 7 5/8" H, red & black patterned cloth with gilt lettering on spine. First printing of the first edition with no subsequent printings noted on the verso of the half title page. Black/white/red decorated title page. Waugh's second novel, a comedy of manners, satirizes the 'Bright Young Things' of post First World War London society. Light browning to endpapers, light browning to pages - a little more in margins, moderate browning to edges of text block, some light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners of boards, four very small light stains on pages 128 & 129, slight separation between page gatherings at pages 144/145 but holding firm in binding, very small light soiling mark in magin of page 179, several small light liquid marks on front board, some faint handling marks on boards, darkening to spine colour. 
Price: 725.00 USD
 
 
LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENS: A STORY OF THE HAPS AND MISHAPS ON AN ENGLISH CHICKEN FARM., Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse).  Illustrated by Armand Both.
20 Wodehouse, P.G. (Pelham Grenville Wodehouse). Illustrated by Armand Both. LOVE AMONG THE CHICKENS: A STORY OF THE HAPS AND MISHAPS ON AN ENGLISH CHICKEN FARM.
Circle Publishing, New York, 1909. 
350 pp, small 8vo (7 5/8" H), hard cover (buff cloth with black lettering on spine and front board, red & black illustration on front board, red rooster emblem on spine) - no dust jacket. Tissue-covered b&w frontispiece, plus 5 b&w plates. Love, laugher, tea, tennis, golf etc., on an English chicken farm. Interior - previous owners hand written name and book store stamp on free front endpaper, lending library name/address stamp and remains of old label on front pastedown, two pages with small corner crease - one has a large dog-ear crease, scattered brown foxing/stain marks throughout book - heavy on pages 6 to 9, pages browning lightly, . Exterior - book slightly cocked, browning to spine, discoloration/staining on boards, corners slightly bumped, edges of textblock heavily browned, light to moderate edge wear, light wrinkling and fraying at top/bottom of spine. Fair 
Price: 225.00 USD
 
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