8vo, cloth, d.w. N.Y., (1945).
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New York: Arcade Publishing, 1991. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white. 248pp. 4to, cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper. N.Y.: Arcade Publishing, 1991. Near-fine.
489pp. 8vo, cloth, d.w. N.Y.: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. Very good.
New York: Macmillan, 1970. Profusely illustrated. 484 pages, 8vo, red cloth. New York: Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc, 1970. Very good condition. Signed in full by Atkinson on the front free endpaper.
1985. Profusely illus. in b/w and some color. Thick 4to, cloth, d.w.; (d.w. with a tear). N.Y.: Gallery Books, 1985.
New York: Fleet Publishing, 1962. Introduction by Abel Green. Black & white illustrations. 288pp. small 4to, two-toned cloth, dust wrapper; (chipped & edge-worn). New York: Fleet, 1962. Very good.
Tucson: 1948. 1 page on oversize custom fold-out personal letterhead, 16.5 x 5.5 inches, (Tucson) February 22, 1948. In this letter, Behrman responds to a teacher about his literary influences and explains in detail that George Bernard Shaw was his major influence, in part: "...It was all G.B.S., I think, not only the plays themselves, but The Prefaces...it was not merely Shaw's wit; it was the social uses to which he put it. That, I think, was the whole thing...I....
New York: David Belasco, 1923. 28 full-page plates. 173 pages, folio, flexible boards with plain brown printed wrappers. New York: Privately Printed for Distribution, 1923. A fine copy.
New York: 1980. Extremely scarce Playbill-sized signed program, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, for "Black Broadway," a retrospective musical revue that featured songs by black and white composers from the golden jazz age including Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and Fats Waller, performed at Town Hall, New York City, May 1 - 24, 1980. Boldly signed on the cover by the starring cast: "John W. Bubbles," "Nell Carter," "Honi Holmes," "Adelaide Hall," "Gregory Hines," "Bobby Short," "Elisabeth Welch," "Edith Wilson"...
New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, 2004. Foreword by Jerry Orbach. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white. 4to, glossy lavender boards, metallic silver dust wrapper. New York: Black Dog & Leventhal, (2004). A near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
New York: 1950. His signature on the front cover of an attractive 1950 Playbill for the Broadway play "Where's Charley?" which depicts a wonderful three-quarters-page caricature of Bolger in character. Additionally signed by co-star Byron Palmer. This issue of Playbill features some great vintage ads including the Copacabana featuring Frank Sinatra (with full course dinner for $2.50) and a full back cover ad for Chesterfield Cigarettes with Kirk Douglas. Two small water-spot stains on the front cover; otherwise very good...
1978. 749pps., square 8vo, cloth, d.w. N.Y.: Oxford UP, 1978.
New York: Dodd Mead & Company, 1984. Profusely illustrated, some in color. Tall square 8vo, cloth, d.w. (price-clipped). New York: Dodd Mead & Company, (1984). Very good.
New York: 1985. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth, d.w. New York, (1985).
New York: Roundtable Press, 2001. Illustrated (color). 224 pages. Oblong 4to. Grey stamped boards, first edition, dust wrapper shows 2" tear near top right front corner. New York: Roundtable Press, (2001). A near fine copy in a good wrapper. Inscribed on title page: "To [...] Tom Meehan Mel Brooks"
1940. 295pp. 8vo, cloth, d.w. N.Y., 1940.
New York: Random House, 1986. Illustrated. 308 pages. 8vo. Grey and red boards, slightly edgeworn d.w. New York: Random House, (1986). A near fine copy in a very good wrapper. Inscribed on half-title page: "For [...] with love Carol Burnett"
New York: 1959. Playbill for the 1959 production of "Once Upon A Mattress" at The Cort Theatre in New York City. Boldly signed with a black marker on the cover. This was her breakout success and Broadway debut, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Very good condition. American actress, comedian, singer, and writer whose career spans six decades of television.
New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2001. Profusely illus. in color & b/w, 328pp., folio, pictorial boards, clear plastic d.w. with printing on it. (New York): Harry N. Abrams, (2001). A near fine copy in a near fine d.w.
1962. Illus. 8vo, cloth-backed boards, d.w. N.Y.: Dutton, 1962. Very good.
New York: 1985. Scarce autographed cast edition of Playbill for the Broadway production of "Benefactors" at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, December 25, 1985. Each member of the cast has signed in silver ink on the cover adjacent to their images. In addition to Close, Sam Waterston, Mary Beth Hurt, and Simon Jones have also signed it. Fine. American actress of stage and screen who has been the recipient of every major award.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 272 pages, 8vo, beige boards with a maroon cloth spine, dust wrapper. New York: Simon & Schuster, (1995). First edition. A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Inscribed on the front free endpaper to Amy Greene, the former beauty editor of Vogue: "For Amy - with my love over and across the years - Betty 1997."
New York: Playbill, 1974. Signed "Bette Davis" on the cover adjacent to an image of herself wearing a sailors hat, for her appearance in the 1974 Broadway play "Miss Moffat" at the Shubert Theatre. Near fine condition.
New York: Atria Books, 2006. Illustrated. 253 pages. 8vo, blue boards, first edition, dust wrapper. New York: Atria Books, (2006). A near fine copy in a near fine wrapper. Inscribed by Davis's widow, Ruby Dee, on title page: "To [...] Great Joy! Ruby Dee 2.20.07"
New York: 1952. Very scarce signed Playbill featuring "The First Drama Quartette," a loose ensemble of friends consisting of Charles Laughton, Charles Boyer, Cedric Hardwicke, and Agnes Moorehead, appearing in the 1952 Broadway production of Bernard Shaw's "Don Juan in Hell" at the Plymouth Theatre. Signing on the cover (next to a fantastic photo) are Laughton, Boyer, and Hardwicke. Moorehead's autograph is absent. Near fine condition.