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Image for "But He Doesn't Know the Territory" [*SIGNED*]

"But He Doesn't Know the Territory" [*SIGNED*]

By: Willson, Meredith

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18279

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[beautiful copy, no discernible wear to book at all; jacket has a couple of tiny smudges on the spine, very light soiling to rear panel, a superior example of this wear-prone jacket]. SIGNED by both Meredith Willson and his wife Rini on the ffep. The last of the author's three memoirs, this one dealing entirely with the creation of his most beloved work, "The Music Man." It's more than just a behind-the-scenes-in-the-theatre story, though, as the author explains in the rear jacket blurb: "This is a love story, but because it's about a husband and wife -- Rini and me -- the book s... View more info

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The Music Man

By: Willson, Meredith

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1958)

Edition: Fireside BCE

Seller ID: 22788

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[solid clean copy, light shelfwear, slight fading to spine cloth; jacket browned at spine (typical with this book), with an approximately 2-inch tear/split along left side of front panel, a bit of wear at spine ends]. (B&W photographs) Beloved classic of the musical theatre, which has somehow managed to remain so despite the fact that it mocks everything in its path, and has as its "hero" is a thorough-going rotter who is (just barely) redeemed by love, or something. Proof that great songs can put just about anything over, even in I-o-way. View more info

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The Greatest Show on Earth: A Play in Four Acts

By: Woods, William Whitfield

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Chicago, Brentano's: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 673

Condition: Very Good


(no dust jacket) [light wear to extremities, a little spotting/soiling to top page edges; attractive vintage bookplate (Mary and Seymour Korman) on ffep]. (photo frontispiece portrait of author) Very scarce anti-war drama, in which the protagonist, a World War I veteran whose younger brother was killed in combat and who becomes a isolationist/pacifist as a result, goes into politics, apparently for the sole purpose of exposing how America had been conned into the conflict. In a fiery concluding speech at a national political convention (no party named, please!), he rails on about how "it ... View more info

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Kismet: A Musical Arabian Night

By: Wright, Robert, and George Forrest (music & lyrics); Charles Lederer and Luther Davis (book)

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Random House: (c.1954)

Edition: Fireside Theatre BCE

Seller ID: 19902

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dj


[book has minor external dampstain at bottom corners (inside of book not affected), otherwise no significant wear; jacket typically browned at spine and edges, lightly dampstained at bottom of front and rear panels, small tears at several corners]. "The romantic tale of a day in the life of a handsome and poetic beggar in legendary Bagdad." Filmed by M-G-M in 1955, with Howard Keel and Ann Blyth taking the parts essayed by Alfred Drake and Doretta Morrow in the Broadway production. View more info

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The Catalogue of The American Play Co., With Original Casts [cover title: The Plays of the American Play Company]

By: [The American Play Company]

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, The American Play Co.: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 8743

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[moderate edgewear, some soiling to page edges, general wear due to age but still quite solid]. "The American Play Company presents herewith its first annual catalogue of plays with a record of their original casts and productions, representing what it knows to be the pick and flower of dramatic material, now available for stock production in the United States. The American Play Company represents for stock plays the combined forces of the two best known and most successful dramatic agents in America, Miss Elisabeth Marbury, the oldest established play agent in the world, and Messrs. Sel... View more info

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Joan of Lorraine [souvenir program] [*SIGNED*]

By: {Sidney, Sylvia} {Anderson, Maxwell}

Price: $30.00

Publisher: [n.p.], [No Publisher Noted]: (ca.1947)

Seller ID: 8746

ISBN: NO

Condition: Very Good


[moderate edgewear, a bit of insect-nibbling along edge of rear cover and at upper corner of front cover]. (B&W photographs) Souvenir program for the stage presentation of "Joan of Lorraine," originally presented on Broadway in 1946 with Ingrid Bergman in the title role. This program was for the touring company with Sylvia Sidney (who has SIGNED this copy at the top of the front cover, which is a full-page portrait of herself). Much of the program is about Miss Sidney herself: a brief biography, various photos, a center-spread of scenes from her movies,and a very short article, "... View more info