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Image for Esquire: The Magazine for Men (January 1965)

Esquire: The Magazine for Men (January 1965)

By: (Hayes, Harold, ed.) [contributions by Tennessee Williams, Saul Bellow, Irwin Shaw, and others]

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Chicago, Esquire, Inc.: 1965

Edition: (Vol. LXII, No. 1; whole no. 374)

Seller ID: 22545

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[moderate edgewear, a couple of tiny cracks in spine (integrity of binding not compromised); original publisher's "issue highlights" label affixed to front cover]. (B&W/color photographs, ads, etc.) The most notable pieces in this issue are "Mama's Old Stucco House," a previously unpublished story by Tennessee Williams, and "A Wen," a play in two scenes by Saul Bellow. The cover photo gallery (featuring the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Jerry Lewis, Barry Goldwater, Herman Munster, Lyndon Johnson, and other notables of the day) promotes the 4th annual installment of the magazin... View more info

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Hard Candy: A Book of Stories [limited edition, in slipcase]

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $75.00

Publisher: [New York], New Directions: (c.1954)

Edition: Limited ed

Seller ID: 6787

Condition: Very Good+


(no dust jacket, as issued) in Good+ slipcase [book is solid and clean, moderate soiling/darkening to spine, a couple of light blue ink stains (bleeding from slipcase, looks like) along rear hinge; slipcase worn at edges/corners, but intact (no splitting), with paper label on front indicating "Limited Edition" with $8.50 price]. View more info

In the Winter of Cities

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $35.00

Publisher: [Norfolk CT], New Directions: (c.1956)

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller ID: 6807

Condition: Very Good in Good dj


[good solid copy, but some browning/soiling along top edge (including a faint water-stain that unfortunately affects the top of every page), mild shelfwear; jacket browned/soiled and moderately water-stained (on front panel), and has a short but ragged tear at top of front panel, resulting in some paper loss there]. The author's first volume of verse. View more info

Image for Baby Doll: The Script for the Film ... incorporating the two one-act plays which suggested it

Baby Doll: The Script for the Film ... incorporating the two one-act plays which suggested it

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: (c.1956)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18840

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[nice tight copy, minor wear to extremities; jacket has a somewhat ragged tear across the spine about 2 inches from the top (minor paper loss), otherwise just lightly edgeworn]. The screenplay by Williams, accompanied by two one-act plays, "27 Wagons Full of Cotton" and "The Long Stay Cut Short; or, The Unsatisfactory Supper," from which it was developed. The Elia Kazan film, released in 1956, was a pretty raw piece of work. View more info

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American Blues: Five Short Plays

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, Dramatists Play Service Inc.: (c.1948)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18914

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+


[a little wear along spine, some uneven age-darkening to printed paper wrappers]. First printing (with Williams's name misspelled as "Tennesse" on the front wrapper), collecting the plays "The Dark Room," "Ten Blocks on the Camino Real," "The Case of the Crushed Petunias," "The Unsatisfactory Supper" and "Moony's Kid Don't Cry." View more info

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"Sweet Bird of Youth" (in Esquire: The Magazine for Men, issue of April 1959)

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Chicago, Esquire, Inc.: 1959

Edition: (Vol. LI, No. 4; whole no. 305)

Seller ID: 22526

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[moderately worn, short separation of front cover at bottom of spine (less than one inch), miscellaneous minor creasing to covers]. (B&W/color illustrations, ads, etc.) The highlight of the issue is the first publication of the Williams play. (The original Broadway production, starring Paul Newman and Geraldine Page, had only just opened in March, and the New Directions hardcover edition of the play wasn't published until December.) A small-print notice informs us that "this is the author's original working script and is subject to production changes." Another significant piece cont... View more info

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Suddenly Last Summer

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, New Directions: (c.1958)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 24713

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dj


[a little visible wear to book at both ends of spine, otherwise a nice clean copy; jacket is very nice, with a barely-noticeable one-inch crack along the upper front hinge, a touch of darkening to the spine and one tiny stain on the rear panel]. (B&W photo frontispiece) Williams's slightly longish one-act play (in four scenes) about an elderly widow who tries to bribe a doctor to perform a lobotomy on her troublesome niece, largely to prevent her from revealing the homosexuality of her dead son. Originally presented with another Williams one-act, "Something Unspoken," under the umbrel... View more info

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27 Wagons Full of Cotton, and other one-act plays

By: Williams, Tennessee

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Norfolk CT, New Directions: (c.1953)

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 23021

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dj


[light shelfwear, discoloration to pp.184+185 from laid-in vintage bookmark (Pickwick Book Shop, Hollywood); jacket shows a little wear at extremities, tiny closed tear at top of front panel, tiny chip at top of rear panel]. Contains two previously-unpublished plays added for this edition, "Something Unspoken" and "Talk to Me Like the Rain." Also includes an introductory essay by Williams entitled "Something Wild...." Unclipped jacket priced at $3.50. View more info