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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1979. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 512 pages, 8vo, navy blue cloth with a gilt-stamped spine, dust wrapper. New York: Simon & Schuster, (1979). First edition. Very good(+). Inscribed and signed in full on the front free endpaper: "For Charles Lucas - in appreciation. John Houseman."
1940. Bold signature -- "Sincerely, Leslie Howard" -- on a pale green card measuring 2.75 x 4 inches, set below a 6.5 x 5.25-inch photograph of the English actor holding a pipe and gazing slightly to the side. No place, no date, circa 1940. Matted in navy blue and set in a gray frame measuring 15 x 10.5 inches. Fine condition.
1972. 5 x 5-inch portion of a program from the 1972 production of "Macbeth" at the Theatre Rive-Gauche in Paris. Inscribed: "Pour Helmut Mayer homage de l'auteur, Eugene Ionesco." Matted in blue beside a 5 x 7-inch photo of the playwright reclining on a couch with a book in his hands. Set in a black and silver frame measuring 10.5 x 18 inches. Near fine condition.
1900. Black-and-white Tucks "Rotograph" postcard photograph measuring 5 x 3.25 inches, no place, no date, circa 1900, signed "Sir Henry Irving." Beautifully matted in tan, white, and brown; set in a brown and gold beaded frame measuring 15.5 x 13 inches. Fine condition. English stage actor of the Victorian era, known as an actor-manager because he took complete responsibility for the supervision of sets, lighting, direction, and casting, as well as playing the leading role in his productions. He was...
New York: 1910. A.L.S. 2 pages, Hotel Antoinette, New York City, December 1, 1910. Having completed his new play "The Gamblers". Jones solicits opinions on the worthiness of the script. In part: I have written Alexander, Lewis Hallen, and Leslie Faber about the play. They will be asking you to see the script I think. If there is any chance of one of them doing it? I will do all I can to fit the play to the English stage...
New York: Random House, 1962. Frontispiece, 151 pages, 8vo, green blind-stamped boards with a black cloth spine (previous owner's signature on the black page opposite the half-title), dust wrapper (creased and with tiny tears at the top and bottom of the spine). New York: Random House, (1962). First edition. A near fine copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Inscribed on the front free endpaper: "21 JAN 72 To James Radiches -- with thanks and all good wishes -- Garson...
Garden City: Doubleday, 1981. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 255 pages, 4to, black cloth, dust wrapper (worn and torn). Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1981. First edition. A very good(+) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Inscribed on the half-title page: "1.xii.81 This one is for my own personal Bel - with taunts and love across the years. Garson. NYC."
Garden City: Doubleday, 1981. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 255 pages, 4to, black cloth, dust wrapper (worn) in a mylar sleeve. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1981. First edition. A near fine copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Inscribed on the half-title page: "1.xii.81 For Bob with every good wish - Garson Kanin NYC." Also signed below, "Garson Kanin's wife Ruth Gordon Kanin."
1974. Five total pages on paper of various sizes (the largest is 11 x 8.5 inches; the smallest is 9 x 6.25 inches), three on personal letterhead, including one on his wife's, Marion Seldes, all written at various times in the 1970s with one dated May 17, 1974, recipient unknown, includes the following passages: "I am sitting next to you in my imagination. If you have difficulty hearing I know the ushers will understand if you move downstairs."; "While I....
New York: 1942. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, New York, "Saturday," no date but the "Date Rec'd" stamp indicates August 10, 1942. In this brief letter to a theatrical agent, the American playwright mentions receiving a play from another writer, in full: "I ran into Shiner the other night, and he said he would send me his play. How do you feel about that? George Kaufman." Several inches below, he adds, "Or am I wrong about you representing him?"...
New York: 1941. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, New York, May 26, 1941. In this letter, Kaufman investigates the ability of a company to finance touring shows, in part: "...Normally they put on commercial films...now they claim they can raise all kinds of money...to take shows on tour...will you inquire what they want to do...?" Natural folds; near fine condition.
New York: 1942. 1 page, 11 x 8.5 inches, New York, accompanied by the original envelope postmarked November 3, 1942. Typed to Nancy Hamilton with two typos hand-corrected by Kaufman, in part: "...Col. Marvin Young of the soldiers' shows goings-on wants to meet about eight playwrights, and will you be one of them?..." Natural folds; very good(+) condition.
New York: Harper, 1912. Frontispiece with a tissue guard. 44 pages, 8vo, blue cloth, decorative blind stamping with text in gold (spine faded; gently edge-worn; previous owner's inscription on a preliminary blank page). New York: Harper & Brothers, 1912. Very good(-) condition. The author has written a four-line quotation on the front free endpaper, underneath which he has signed his name in full and dated it March 16, 1916.
Munich: Fritz Molden, 1975. Text in German. 369pp. 8vo, white boards, d.w. Munich: Fritz Molden, (1975). Slightly sunned, still a near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Sentimentally inscribed by Hildegard to Jose Ferrer: "Dear Jose - this is a rougher one... Still - with much love. Always yours, Hildegard, 1977."
Munich: Fritz Molden, 1970. Text in German. 468pp. 8vo, yellow boards, d.w. (very slightly worn on top edge). Munich: Fritz Molden, (1970). A near fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Signed and sweetly inscribed by Hildegard to Jose Ferrer: "Dear Jose - This 'GAUL' in admiration and to remember (or not) your Fedora - love Hildegard, August '77."
1955. Bold signature on a pink card measuring 3.25 x 4.5 inches, set below a 9.5 x 7.25-inch photograph of the English actor/director resting his face on his hand. No place, no date, circa 1955. The card is float-mounted against a gray background; the photo is triple-matted in black, gray, and light gray. Set in a black frame measuring 22.5 x 15.5 inches. Very good condition.
Southampton, England: 1953. 2 pages on "United States Lines" letterhead, 8 x 5 inches, Claridge Hotel, Southampton, England, November 22, 1953. Written while temporarily blacklisted by the HUAC, in small part: "...I meant to call you before I sailed but - things got too hectic. At any rate, a favor, please. Nov. 25 is my mother's birthday. I need you to get 2 tickets for 'Solid Gold Cadillac.' Call George S. Kaufman for me...he might help. Of course, God knows...
1935. Bold signature on a light pink card measuring 3 x 5 inches, set below a 6.75 x 4.5-inch photograph of Lawrence in profile, wearing a shimmering gown and head dress. No place, no date, circa 1935. Double-matted in gold and salmon and set in a gold frame with black trim measuring 16.5 x 10.5 inches. Very good condition.