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Early 18th-Century Jonson Collection At End, a MostAMBITIOUS Catalogue
(A Jonsonian Trio).  Jonson, Ben.  [The three celebrated plays of that excellent poet Ben Johnson]. London: Pr. for J. Walthoe, G. Conyers, J. Knapton, et al., 1732. 12mo (16.8 cm, 6.6"). Frontis., 96, 96, 100, 35, [1] pp., without the general title-page.
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A Costume Designer's Interpretation ofGogol
(A WORKING “DOCUMENT”). Gregory, Anne.  [Costume illustration for] The government inspector by Nikolay Gogol. [U.S.]: ca. 1971. (27 cm, 10.65"). 24 col. illus.
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Entries above are repeated in the
expectable alphabetical
spots below . . .

Aeschylus from the Royal Printer
Aeschylus.  [title in Greek, transliterated as] Aischylou Prometheus desmotes, Hepta epi Thebais, Persai, Agamemnon, [Choephoroi], Eumenides, Hiketides. Parisiis: Ex officina Adriani Turnebi Typographi Regii, 1552. 8vo (17 cm, 6.75"). [8], 211, [1] pp.
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Wayward Wives & Shysters in Disguise
Specifically CALIFORNIAN Comedy
Baer, Warren.  The duke of Sacramento. San Francisco: The Grabhorn Press, 1934. 8vo. [12], 77, [1] pp.; illus.
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Observant & Thoughtful
Barrow, William.  An essay on education; in which are particularly considered the merits and the defects of the discipline and instruction in our academies ... the second edition, corrected and enlarged. London: Pr. for F. & C. Rivington by Bye & Law, 1804. 12mo (17.2 cm, 6.75"). 2 vols. I: xxiv, 342, [2 (1 adv.)] pp. II: iv, 412 pp.
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Deluxe Signed Limited Edition PUBLISHER'S COPY:  Life of a Science Fiction Pioneer
(Bradbury, Ray). Weist, Jerry. BRADBURY: An illustrated life.  A journey to far metaphor. Hampton Falls, NH: Donald M. Grant, 2004. Folio (29.2 cm, 11.5"). [36], xxvi, 195, [1] pp.; illus.
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Mr. Brecht, Bring Down This “Fourth Wall”
Brecht, Bertolt.  The threepenny opera.  New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1982. Folio (28.4 cm, 11.2"). 155, [3] pp.; illus.
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Political / Jurisprudential / Theatrical SATIRE
[Broome, Ralph]. Letters from Simpkin the second to his dear brother in Wales, containing an humble description of the trial of William Hastings, Esq. with Simon's answer. Dublin:P. Byrne & J. Moore, 1788. 8vo (18.5 cm, 7.25"). 46 pp. (lacking half-title).

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Introducing the U.S. toSpanish GOLDEN AGE Theater
Calderon de la Barca, Pedro; Lope de Vega; Agustin Moreto; Francisco Sales (comp. & ed.).  Seleccion de obras maestras dramáticas, por Calderon de la Barca, Lope de Vega, y Moreto; con notas, índice y reglas esenciales al uso de los colegios y universidades de estos Estados Unidos. Boston: Munroe y Francis, 1828. 12mo (18.3 cm, 7.125"). [2] ff., 258 pp., [1] f.
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Why the Believers Believed . . .
Chalmers, George. An apology for the believers in the Shakspeare-papers, which were exhibited in Norfolk-Street. London: Thomas Egerton, 1797. 8vo (21.2 cm, 8.4"). iv, 628 pp.; 1 plt.
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Why the Believers BelievedA Supplement
Chalmers, George. A supplemental apology for the believers in the Shakspeare-papers: Being a reply to Mr. Malone’s answer, which was early announced, but never published. London: Thomas Egerton, 1799. 8vo (21.2 cm, 8.4"). vii, 654, [2] pp.
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“In Xanadu Did Kulba Khan” & Two Coleridge Heroines First & Second Editions
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor.  Christabel, &c. London: Pr. for John Murray by William Bulmer & Co., 1816. 8vo (21.5 cm, 8.4"). [2], [v]–vii, [1], 64 pp. (2 prelim. ff. lacking). [with] Zapolya: A Christmas tale, in two parts. London: Pr. for Rest Fenner by S. Curtis, 1817. 8vo. [6], 128 pp.
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Un Hombre Como Yo de Tal Nobleza . . . ”
Concha, Josef [José].  Monologo unipersonal titulado: Don Anton el Holgazan. [Madrid]: El Puesto de Josef Sanchez, [ca. 1799-1803]. 4to (21.2 cm, 8.4"). 8 pp.
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Illustrations & Design by T.M. Cleland
Congreve, William. The way of the world. New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1959. Small folio. [1 (blank)] p., [1 (blank)] f., [1], illus. double-spread title-page, [1], vii-xxiii, [1], 108, [2 (1 blank)] pp., [1 (blank)] f., [1 (blank)] p.; illus.

Bridgewater Library Set
Corneille, Pierre. Le theatre de P. Corneille. Paris: Gandouin, 1738. 8vo. 5 vols. in 6.
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Then On to Meet Gaspar Maillol”
Craig, Edward Gordon.  Gordon Craig's Paris diary, 1932–1933. North Hills, PA: Bird & Bull Press, 1982. Small 4to (22 cm; 8.625"). 154 pp., [1 (colophon)] f., col. facsims.
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Bite-Sized Theatrical Morsels inFancy Dress Signed Bindings
Cruz, Ramón de la.  Sainetes de D. Ramón de la Cruz. Barcelona: Biblioteca “Arte y Letras” E. Domenech y Ca., 1882. 8vo (20.5 cm, 8"). 2 vols. I: [4], xliii, [1], 338, [2] pp.; 16 plts. (some incl. in pagination). II: [4], 343, [5] pp.; 5 plts.
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An 1892 YALE Dissertation
Davidson, Charles. Studies in the English mystery plays. A thesis presented to the Philosophical Faculty of Yale University. New Haven: Yale University, 1892. 8vo. 174 pp.

Her ABCs withWit & Glamor!
Dietrich, Marlene.  Marlene Dietrich’s ABC. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., (1984). 8vo (21.6 cm, 8.5"). vii, 183 pp.; illus.
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WOMEN'S THEATER”San Francisco 1923
Dramatic-Musical Society of San Francisco.  [drop-title] The Dramatic-Musical Society of San Francisco. Seventh performance of the 1922–1923 season. Friday, April 20, 1923 at 2:30 o'clock. San Francisco: Dramatic Musical Society, 1923. 8vo. [1] f. (verso blank).
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An Artist's View of theEarly Development of American Art
Dunlap, William.  History of the rise and progress of the arts of design in the United States. New York: George P. Scott & Co., 1834. 8vo (24.6 cm, 9.7"). 2 vols. I: 435, [1] pp.; 1 facs. II: viii, 480 pp.
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