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121 Ustinov, Peter HALFWAY UP THE TREE
New York: Random House, (1968). First edition: Review copy, with slip laid in. Bound in gilt-stamped black cloth over lime green boards with blind-embossed Random House logo. Hardcover. Some tiny spotting to the leaf-green top edge coloring, faint offsetting to endsheets, else near fine; in spine-whitened, rubbed and age-toned dust jacket with a new tiny edge tears and a tiny patch of pale stain. 
Ustinov's well-reviewed but short-lived generation gap comedy was directed by the author and starred Anthony Quayle and Eileen Herlie. Illustrated with production photos reproduced on coated stock inserts. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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122 Williams, Emlyn THE MORNING STAR: A Play in Three Acts
London/Toronto: William Heinemann Ltd., (1942). First edition. Hardcover. Endsheets uniformly browned (as expected), a dot of soil to front cover, else a fine copy in vivid orange cloth lettered in black to the spine; in a rubbed and age-toned dust jacket that shows some light soiling, and minor edgewear. 
Warmly inscribed to Hugh Beaumont and SIGNED by the author. Williams starred in the original London production, which he also directed. Gregory Peck made his Broadway debut in the 1942 NY mounting, which lasted, alas, only 24 performances. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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123 Williams, Tennessee BOOM!
[New Zealand]: MCA 3600 [circa 1969]. Original Soundtrack Recording LP Mint, unplayed in a mint photo-pictorial picture sleeve. 
BOOM! is Tennessee William's screen adaptation of his play, "The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Any More." Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and Noel Coward starred in this 1968 British film directed by Joseph Losey. Music by John Barry. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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124 Williams, Tennessee COLLECTED STORIES
(New York): A New Directions Book, (1985). 0811209520 / 9780811209526 First edition, first printing. Jacket portrait of Williams by Andy Warhol. Hardcover. Pages uniformly age-toned, mild dust soiling and a hint of splaying to covers; in blue cloth lettered in gilt to the spine; substantial age-darkening and offsetting to the predominantly white illustrated dust jacket. 
Gathered here are the contents of Williams' four volumes of short fiction, combined with unpublished or uncollected stories, including his first published work, a yarn for WEIRD TALES magazine written at age 17! Introduction by Gore Vidal. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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125 Williams, Tennessee MOISE AND THE WORLD OF REASON
New York: Simon and Schuster, (1975). 0671219820 / 9780671219826 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Remainder mark to lower page edges, else about fine in black boards; in a lightly age-toned dust jacket. 
Williams' only novel. "Moise, an underground legend and poverty-stricken painter, has invited all her friends and enemies and casual acquaintances to her basement flat in Manhattan to announce her 'retirement' from the world of reason."--Darren Greer. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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126 Williams, Tennessee THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE and SUMMER AND SMOKE
(New York): New Directions, (1948). First edition. Jacket art by Alvin Lustig. Hardcover. Narrow band of fading to the upper and lower edges of the pale purple cloth covers, else fine; in an age-darkened (especially to spine) dust jacket that shows wear along the spine and flap folds, and some shallow nicking at spine ends. 
NIGHTINGALE was Williams's radical rethinking of SUMMER AND SMOKE, and his planned substitute for it, but the original play's success eclipsed the revision; both scripts continue to be produced, and both have been filmed. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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127 Wilson, August SEVEN GUITARS
(New York): A Dutton Book, (1996). 0525941967 / 9780525941965 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Very fine in like dust jacket with cover illustration by Constanza Romero. 
Play by the Tony, Pulitzer, Drama Desk and NY Drama Critics Circle award-winner who recently passed away after completing his remarkable 10-play cycle . SEVEN GUITARS won Wilson yet another NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best New Play of the year. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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128 Wycherley, Willliam; edited by Peter Holland THE PLAYS OF WILLIAM WYCHERLEY
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, (1981). 0521298806 / 9780521298803 First edition, first printing: trade paperback issue. In the series, Plays by Renaissance and Restoration Dramatists. Trade Paperback. Very faint corner crease to front cover, else fine, an unread copy in slick illustrated wraps. Narrow octavo. 492 pages. 
The first modernized edition of all four Wycherley plays to appear in the twentieth century. With prefatory material and additional notes by Holland. Comprises: LOVE IN A WOOD; THE GENTLEMAN DANCING-MASTER; THE COUNTRY WIFE; THE PLAIN-DEALER. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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129 Zangwill, Israel PLASTER SAINTS: A High Comedy in Three Movements
New York: The Macmillan Company, 1915. First U.S. edition: Review copy, with publisher's die-cut ''Compliments of'' stamp to title-page. Hardcover. A whisper of edgewear, a few negligible smudges to pages, else a fine copy in blue cloth decorated in blind, and lettered in gilt; no dust jacket. 
Laid in: a folded, SIGNED letter to theatre impresario Neville Lynn from Zangwill, in which Zangwill offers a selection of quotes from reviews of his play THE GREAT DEMONSTRATION (written with Louis Cohen)--presumably for promotion of the published play. 
Price: 175.00 USD
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