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1 'JONATHAN LYNN (EDITOR), ANTONY JAY (EDITOR)' YES, PRIME MINISTER: The Diaries of the Right Hon. James Hacker (Volume 1) Signed .
England BBC 1986 0563204699 / 9780563204695 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover Illustrated Signed
Signed on half title page by Paul Eddington who played the part of James Hacker in the BBC TV series, Yes Prime Minster. Green cloth with gold spine lettering. Decorated end-papers. 256pp. No writing in the book. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 A. M. Nagler Sources of Theatrical History (First Edition)
New York Theatre Annual Inc 1952 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover Illustrated 
Burgundy cloth with gold lettering on spine. Frontispiece. Illustrated. xxiii, 611pp., index. No writing in the book. Dust jacket spine sunned and chipped at head and tail of spine. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 A. R. Poole Portraits of Distinguished Actors & Actresses (20 portraits) First Edition
Philadelphia A. R. Poole 1827 First Edition Paperback Very Good - Paperback Illustrated 
Twenty copper plate engraving portraits of actors and actresses including: Mr. Warren; Mr. Hilson; Mr, Barnes; Mrs. Darley; Mrs. Morris; Mr. Booth; Mr. Burke; Mr. Wemyss; Mrs. Duff; Miss Kelly; Mr, Wood; Mr. Macready; Mrs. Barnes; Mr. Cowell; Mrs. Hilson; Mr. Duff; Mrs. Francis; Mr. E. Forrest; Mr. Jefferson; Mr. Francis. In original paper folder with ties. Original paper label on front cover. A few portraits torn with minor losses, closed tears and some clear (now yellowed) tape. Light dampstain on front cover and on a few portraits. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Performance by Artists (First Edition), A.A. Bronson [Editor]; Peggy Gale [Editor];
4 A.A. Bronson [Editor]; Peggy Gale [Editor]; Performance by Artists (First Edition)
Toronto, Canada Art Metropole 1979 0920956009 / 9780920956007 First Edition Paperback Very Good Paperback Illustrated 
Paperback. Illustrated. No writing in the book. 319pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Adolph Vermont Esther Wake or The Spirit of the Regulators: A Play in Four Acts (First Edition)
Raleigh, NC Edwards & Broughton Printing Co 1913 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 
Purple cloth, head and tail of spine and corners worn, spine sunned, previous owner's name written on front end-paper, a little pencil marginalia, 74pp., Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Algernon Charles Swinburne Rosamund: Queen of the Lombards: A Tragedy (First American Edition)
New York Dodd Mead & Co 1899 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good - No Jacket as Issued Hardcover 
Dark navy cloth with gold lettering and design, hairline tear along front exterior hinge, no writing in the book, 81pp. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Henchman of the Moon: A Poetic Drama in Five Acts (First Edition Review Copy), Antoinette Scudder
7 Antoinette Scudder The Henchman of the Moon: A Poetic Drama in Five Acts (First Edition Review Copy)
Chicago, IL Bookfellows 1934 First Edition Hardcover Very Good + Very Good - Hardcover 
Blue cloth with gold lettering and design, end papers age-toned, Compliments of the Author review copy slip bound in before front free end paper, head of dust-jacket spine chipped with small piece missing on spine, review copy limited to 300 copies, 110pp., no writing in the book, Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Anton Chekhov Anton Chekhov: Two Plays (Franklin Library)
Norwalk, CT The Easton Press 1977 Collector's Edition Leather New Leather Lajos Szalay 
Bound in premium brown full leather. Accented in 22kt gold. xxii, 153pp., with color and b/w illustrations. Color frontispiece. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The end-sheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. A Limited Edition printed for subscribers only. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 27.50 USD
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9 Arthur Symons Tragedies by Arthur Symons (First Edition)
London William Heinemann 1916 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 
Blue cloth, original paper spine label (worn around edges), 151pp. No writing in the book. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Avery, Laurence G. [Editor] A Southern Life: Letters of Paul Green, 1916-1981 (Fred W. Morrison Series in Southern Studies) First Edition
Chapel Hill and London The University of North Carolina Press 1994 0807821055 / 9780807821053 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Hardcover Illustrated 
This exceptional collection provides new insight into the life of North Carolina writer and activist Paul Green (1894-1981), the first southern playwright to attract international acclaim for his socially conscious dramas. Green, who taught philosophy and drama at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, won the Pulitzer Prize in 1927 for In Abraham's Bosom, an authentic drama of black life. Among his other Broadway productions were Native Son and Johnny Johnson. From the 1930s onward, Green created fifteen outdoor historical productions known as symphonic dramas, thereby inventing a distinctly American theater form. These include The Lost Colony (1937), which is still performed today. Laurence Avery has selected and annotated the 329 letters in this volume from over 9,000 existing pieces. The letters, to such figures as Sherwood Anderson, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, John Dos Passos, Zora Neale Hurston, and others interested in the arts and human rights in the South, are alive with the intellect, buoyant spirit, and sensitivity to the human condition that made Green such an inspiring force in the emerging New South. Avery's introduction and full bibliography of the playwright's works and first productions give readers a context for understanding Green's life and times. Near fine copy. First Edition. Illustrated. Textured end papers. xlix, 735pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Beck, Ken; Clark, Jim The Andy Griffith Show Book: From Miracle Salve to Kerosene Cucumbers : The Complete Guide to One of Television's Best-Loved Shows
New York St. Martins Press 1995 0312117418 / 9780312117412 Revised Edition Paperback Fine Paperback Illustrated 
The Andy Griffith Show is one or America's perennial TV favorites. It hasn't left the air (thanks to reruns) in the 35 years since its debut and is one of the most-watched programs in syndication. With fabulous cast photos, a color photo insert and a rip-roaring introduction, this special anniversary edition is a must-have for fans of the show. Paperback. Pictorial cover. Illustrated. 217pp. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 Bob Jones Prologue: A Drama of Jon Hus (First Edition)
Greenville, SC Bob Jones University 1968 First Edition Paperback Good Paperback Illustrated 
Paperback. Illustrated cover. Illustrated with photos. No writing in the book. First few pages a bit chewed and curled at right top corner. 69pp. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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13 Burgess, Robert Theatre Models in Paper and Card
Guild of Master Craftsman Pubns Ltd 1999-10-01 1861081103 / 9781861081100 Paperback Near Fine Paperback 
Near fine paperback, book looks new. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 120.00 USD
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14 Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke, Editors The Madman Divine (El Loco Dios) Echegaray: Poet Lore: A Quarterly Magazine of Letters: Spring Number Volume XIX (First Edition)
Boston The Poet Lore Company 1908 First Edition Hardcover Very Good - Hardcover 
Quarter cloth with original paper-covered boards, original paper labels on spine and front cover, corners and board edges a bit worn, xvi, 128pp., no writing in the book, Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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15 Comito, Professor Terry [Editor] Touch of Evil: Orson Welles, Director (Rutgers Films in Print, Vol. 3)
New Brunswick and London Rutgers University Press 1991 081351097X / 9780813510972 Third Printing Paperback Fine Paperback Illustrated 
Touch of Evil is Volume 3 in the Rutgers Films in Print series. Considered by many critics to be one of Welles's great works, the film gets a superb review in this first-rate anthology. . . . Recommended." --Film Study "This is a welcome addition to the growing collection of scripts of film classics, one to put on the shelf next to Welles's Citizen Kane. . . . Recommended." --Choice Welles is by consensus one of the most talented film directors who ever worked in Hollywood, and this flamboyant film--a 1958 exploration of the thriller form--is one of his greatest achievements. Comito's introduction considers the film's relation to the tradition of film noir and demonstrates how Welles's mastery of cinematic language transforms the materials of a routine thriller into a work that is at once a sardonic examination of the dark side of sexuality, and elegiac rumination on the loss of innocence, and a disquieting assault on the viewer's own moral and aesthetic certainties. Other contextual materials in the book include a biographical sketch of Welles; an important interview with Welles by Andre Bazin, Charles Bitsch, and Jean Domarchi, available here for the first time in English; an interview with Charlton Heston on the making of the film; representative reviews; critical essays by William Johnson, Jean Collet (translated especially for this book), and Stephen Heath; an analysis of the relation of the complete film to Welles's recently discovered shooting script; and a filmography and bibliography. The continuity script collates the two available versions of Touch of Evil and provides an invaluable, shot-by-shot guide through the visual and audio complexities of Welles's masterpiece. Paperback. Pictorial cover. Illustrated. viii, 280pp. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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16 Cousins, Mark The Story of Film: A Worldwide History of Film from the Host of the BBC's Scene by Scene
Da Capo Press 2004-09-02 1560256125 / 9781560256120 Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Hardcover 
Near fine hardcover in near fine dust jacket. Light shelf wear. Profusely illustrated. This book would make a great gift. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Cowie, Peter Eighty Years of Cinema
London Tantivy Press 1977 0904208753 / 9780904208757 Reprint Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover Illustrated 
Black cloth with silver lettering on spine. No writing in the book. Pictorial dust jacket (not price clipped). Illustrated with photos. 323pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Crowther, Bruce Film Noir: Reflections in a Dark Mirror
New York Continuum Intl Pub Group 1989 0826405045 / 9780826405043 Paperback Near Fine Paperback Illustrated 
With the advent of the Second World War a new mood was discernible in film drama - an atmosphere of disillusion and a sense of foreboding, a dark quality that derived as much from the characters depicted as from the cinematographer's art. These films, among them such classics as "Double Indemnity", "The Woman in the Window", "Touch of Evil" and "Sunset Boulevard", emerged retrospectively as a genre in themselves when a French film critic referred to them collectively as film noir. Bruce Crowther looks into noir's literary origins (often in the novels of the so-called 'hard-boiled' school typified by Raymond Chandler, Dashiell Hammett and Cornell Woolrich), and at how the material translated to the screen, noting in particular influences from German expressionist films and the almost indispensable techniques of flashback and voice-over narration. He also assesses the contribution made by the players - by actors such as Robert Mitchum, Dick Powell, Alan Ladd and John Garfield and actresses such as Barbara Stanwyck, Lizabeth Scott, Joan Crawford and Gloria Grahame, together with a roll-call of supporting players whose screen presence could lend almost any film the noir imprimatur. Noir was in its heyday from 1945 to 1955, a time when paranoia and disillusion, anxiety and violence could be said to have been part of the fabric of American, and particularly Hollywood, society, yet its impact and its influence are with us still - in films as diverse as The French Connection, Chinatown and Body Heat. This Book commemorates a special period in film-making and a unique combination of talent resulting in a spectrum of films that are as welcome today on their small-screen airings as they were when first shown in cinema. Paperback. Illustrated. 192pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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19 David G. Legerman, Editor A Treasury of Opera Librettos (First Edition)
Garden City, NY Doubleday & Company 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover Illustrated 
Illustrated cloth (silver) with black spine label and silver lettering. Textured end papers. Illustrated. No writing in the book. xvi, thick 1,060pp. Dust jacket is not price clipped. Due to this book's size and/or weight, additional shipping may be needed. Full refund if not satisfied. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 De Toth, Andre; Slide, Anthony [Editor] De Toth on De Toth: Putting the Drama in Front of the Camera (Directors on Directors) Signed
London and Boston Faber & Faber 1996 0571177301 / 9780571177301 Paperback Fine Paperback Illustrated Signed by the author
This book provides a fascinating survey of the career of one of Hollywood's great mavericks. In his memoir "Fragments", Andre de Toth took his readers on a roller coaster ride through his life. He gave scant mention to his film work. In "De Toth on De Toth", he redresses the balance and expounds - in his own exhuberant style - on his film-making career. The cast of characters includes his wife - the luminous Veronica Lake - as well as stars such as Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, David Niven, Vincent Price, Dick Powell, and a whole host of others in the Hollywood firmament. De Toth speaks of his work on "Lawrence of Arabia" and on "Superman", as well as revealing how a one-eyed director could make the 3-D masterpiece, "House of Wax".Inscribed by the author on title page. There is no other writing in the book. Illustrated. ix, 182pp., index. Full refund if not satisfied. 
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