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New York : Putnam's / London: Bertram Dobell, 1899. Hardback. 402pp. First edition. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Near Very Good condition. Some shelf-wear to cloth at corners and spine ends, and slight marking to front board. (Book ref. 9666)
London: Methuen, 1991. Paperback. 82pp. First edition. Near Fine condition. Signed by the author on the inside of the front cover, dated 28/3/91 - the day of the premiere at the Royal Exchange in Manchester. (Book ref. 8172)
Oxford Theatre Texts, 1974. First paperback edition. 50pp. Part Three of Requiem: a trilogy. Colour faded from spine, otherwise near Very Good with foxing to page edges. Martin Booth's ownership signature dated 1974 and note "a gift from Francis" and bookplate: A poet, novelist and critic, Martin Booth's novel The Industry of Souls was short-listed for The Booker Prize. (Book ref. 3202)
Oxford Theatre Texts, 1972. First paperback edition. 52pp. A trilogy of one-act plays. Near Very Good. Light creases to spine. Foxing to page edges. Martin Booth's ownership signature, dated 1972 and bookplate: A poet, novelist and critic, his novel The Industry of Souls was short-listed for The Booker Prize. (Book ref. 3201)
London: Jonathan Cape, 1943. Hardback. 94pp. First edition. Fine book in Very Good dustwrapper with some tears to edges, the largest 1cm. Set during 1939 and 1940, a play depicting "a typical family of White Russian exiles . . . the characteristics of an uprooted people, both as individuals, and as a group - the younger generation assimilating with the English, or yearning for the Soviet Union, the older generations buoyed up by illusions or drifting quiescently towards death . . . mingles the pathetic and the futile with the serious, the tragic with the comic." (Book ref. 9376)
University of Lund, Sweden: Institute for Research in the Dramatic Arts, 1979? Card covers held together with tape for a spine. 18pp. Very Good condition. This is a research report. No underlining or annotations. (Book ref. 6909)
Milano: Dell' Universitá Cattolica, 1986. Stapled paper covers.148pp. Very Good condition. No underlining or annotations. The main text is in Italian, with quotations from other writers given in English, German and French. There is a half-page summary in English and French. Literary criticism. (Book ref. 5872)
London: Bloomsbury, 1993. Hardback. 206pp. First edition. Very Good book with small dent to top board edge, in Fine dustwrapper. Not price-clipped. Signed by the author. (Book ref. 2068)
London: Max Parrish, 1960. Hardback. 138pp. First edition. Very Good book in Fine dustwrapper. Slight foxing to page edges. Spine leans slightly. Signed by the author on the title-page. (Book ref. 9371)
Paris, Leipzig, München: Verlag von Albert Langen, 1898. Hardback. 1007pp. German language edition. Very Good condition. Slight shelf-wear. No underlining or annotations. (Book ref. 7476)
Stratford-upon- Avon: Royal Shakespeare Company, 1974. Stapled card covers. 48pp. First edition. Well researched and illustrated with many b/w photographs. Near Fine. Slight mark (not scuffed) where price sticker has been removed, "An illustrated reocrd of the building of Stratford's Theatre. (Book ref. 9292)
London: Faber and Faber, 1987. Paperback. First edition. Near Very Good. Fading to red colour along spine - not the lettering. Creasing to one cover corner. Characteristic yellowing to pages. (Book ref. 6540)