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2005_047_1536 copy.pdf
Author is listed only as "Author of 'Lady Windermere's Fan'". One edition out of 1,000 (but is not numbered). Cover is blank except for the engraved leaves on the sides. Leather cover. Pencil marking on page 2. Little mold spots on page 3.

2005_047_1534 copy.pdf
No title on cover/no title page. Inscription of previous owner on page 3. Pages a little worn and with some spots of mold. A dedication to Robert Earl of Lytton on page 4. Stamp of copyright on page 5. Stamp of printer's (an elaborate ship) logo on…

2005_047_1448 copy.pdf
This book is a play about Axel meeting a Germanic princess, they fall in love, chaos ensues and does not live up to their expectations and then they both commit suicide.

This is a part of the Gallia Collection.

The cover of the book is a…

This book is a collection of five William Congreve plays. These plays include Love for Love, Mourning Bride, Mahomet, Tancred and Sigismunda, Suspicious Husband.

This is Volume 13 (of 25) of Mrs. Inchbald's "Collection of plays which are acted at…

This book follows the life and relationships of Ellida, the daughter of the lightkeeper. The play goes through two different love affairs she has and her life throughout this time.

The book was translated by Eleanor Marx-Aveling and it contains a…

"A Comedy in Three Acts"

This play works through the choice between rationalized spirituality and Dionyism.

This edition is in its dust wrapper.

There is an inscription on the first provided page, presumably just inside the cover. It…

This book follows a play written in response to and a reworking of Caldron's previous work. The field in which Hofmannsthal is working is meta-theater; he tries to revamp the role of God in the game of life and does this very allegorically.


"A Comedy in Four Acts"
This is written under a pen name for Pearl Mary Teresa Richards.

This book follows the life of a Paris ambassador, who is one of the "Upper Ten" in Paris at the time. The reader goes along a tale of a very royal and…

This book follows a play about oracles, fate, and sacrifice. This play goes through two different plots following each of the betrothed and their struggles to get to where they both need to be to fulfill the oracle of their town.

On the inside…

Signed: "Edith Wharton" on title page
Script for play about Francesca da Rimini written by Crawford (later produced in Paris by Crawford's friend, Sarah Bernhardt).
One of 2 copies owned by Wharton.

"Drame en Cinq Actes Dont Un Prologue, représenté au Théatre Sarah-Bernhardt, le 22 Avril 1902"
Drama in 5 acts and Prologue

"Traduit par Marcel Schwob"
Translated by Marcel Schwob

Inscription from author and translator: "To Mrs. Edward…

A three act play.
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