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Edward Albee

Typescripts of Marriage Play, Seascape, and Box and Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung

1968 - 1987

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Signed set of Edward Albee Play Typescripts; a Pulitzer Prize-winning author best-known for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

  • Sold as a set of 3.
  • Edward Albee (American).
  • Various: 1968–1987.


Marriage Play.

New York: Michael Harvey Company, Inc. 1987.

75 pages.

Small Quarto.

Inscribed by Albee on the title page: “For my Noel Clainevitch / who will find here a bit of / Chekov, a bit of Thurber, & a large / dose of his / Edward. / NYC 1991.”

Bound in red paper wraps, brads and gilt lettering.


Commissioned by, and first performed at, Vienna’s English Theatre in Vienna, Austria. It engages with similar themes of domestic dispute and marital discord, with the unnamed husband and wife as the sole characters of this two-act play.


Seascape.

N.p.: n.p., 1974.

144 pages.

Quarto.

Bound in teal leatherette wrap with brads and title in faded gilt lettering.


Unsigned original three-act version of Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Albee cut substantial portions of the play for its 1975 Broadway release, trimming it from a three-act play to a two-act play. This is the original, pre-1974 three-act edition not staged until decades later.


Box and Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung.

N.p.: n.p., 1968.

62 pages.

Quarto.

Bound in dark green leatherette wrap with brads and title in faded gilt lettering.


Mimeographed typescript for Albee's 1968. The plays were performed for the first time on March 6, 1968 at Studio Arena Theatre, Buffalo. It premiered in New York in September of that year.

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Marriage Play.

The embossed label of the duplication service appears at the bottom left of the front cover (“Studio duplicating service, inc.” with address and identification number “L0 3-1225”).

Head and tail of spine are bumped, and there is some wear to the bottom edge of the covers.

Text block is clean.


Seascape.

Covers show moderate soiling and chipping to the leatherette along the bottom edge of the covers and head of the spine.

Top brad has separated from the back cover.

The text block has light foxing to edges.


Box and Quotations From Chairman Mao Tse-Tung.

Fair condition.

Front cover is lightly soiled, has moderate chipping, creases along edges and tail of spine, and a ¼ in. puncture near bottom right corner.

Textblock has faint water stain to bottom edge, and mild age toning along edges.

Feature(s)

Signed, First Edition

Language

English

Subject

Association items, Plays, Americana, Manuscripts

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