FIRST EDITION OF HAROLD PINTER'S BETRAYAL; SIGNED BY HIM
Item Number: 89088
London: Eyre Methuen, 1978.
First edition of one of Pinter’s major works. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Harold Pinter on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Betrayal premiered in 1978 at the Lyttelton Theatre & Royal National Theatre, London and was awarded the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play the following year. In 1980, it premiered in America on Broadway's Trafalgar Theatre, and in 2000 a Broadway revival was staged starring Liev Schreiber. Pinter adapted Betrayal into film in 1983, directed by David Jones and starring Ben Kingsley. It was critically well-received and praised notably by New York Times film critic Vincent Canby and by Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert.
Other Books by this Author
London: Methuen & Co., 1960.
First edition. Octavo, original wrappers. Signed by Harold Pinter on the title page. Very good in wrappers as issued. Uncommon signed.
"You won't get me being...I won't be lost in it": First Edition of the Nobel Prize-Winning Playrights Classic Play The Homecoming, Signed by Harold Pinter
London: Methuen & Co, 1965.
First edition of the two-act play by the Nobel laureate Harold Pinter. Octavo, original black cloth. Signed by Harold Pinter on the title page. “With compliments” slip from Harold Pinter laid in. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities. Also included is a playbill of No Man’s Land signed by Pinter.
London: Faber & Faber, 1990.
First edition of this “fascinating work . . . possessing extraordinary power. Masterful” (San Francisco Chronicle). Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Harold Pinter on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket illustration by Andrzej Klimowski.
London: Faber & Faber, 1998.
First edition of this anthology by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed by Harold Pinter on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket painting by Justin Mortimer.
London: Methuen & Co, 1960.
First edition of Pinter’s modern classic. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Harold Pinter on the title page. Near fine in a near fine dust price-clipped dust jacket with light rubbing to the extremities.
Original Playbill from the May 1991 performance of The Caretaker; Signed by Harold Pinter, Colin Firth, and Donald Pleasence
London: Proscenium Publications, 1991.
Original Playbill from the May 1991 performance of Harold Pinter’s The Caretaker performed at the Alhambra Theatre. Small octavo, original illustrated wrappers. Rehearsal photographs by Ivan Kynci. Signed by Harold Pinter, Colin Firth, and Donald Pleasence. In near fine condition.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"The adventure is over. Everything gets over, and nothing is ever enough. Except the part you carry with you:" Rare First Edition of From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler; Signed by E.L. Konigsburg
New York: Atheneum, 1967.
First edition of the author’s Newbery Award-winning novel. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by E.L. Konigsburg on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare in this condition and signed.
"Like all Israelis, I yearn for peace. I see the utmost importance in taking all possible steps that will lead to a solution of the conflict with the Palestinians": First Edition of Warrior: An Autobiography; Inscribed by Ariel Sharon
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1989.
First edition of Sharon’s autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Inscribed and dated by Ariel Sharon on the half-title page. Laid in a lecture announcement by Sharon. Near fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Lawrence Ratzkin.
"The smaller the unit of government and the more restricted the functions assigned government, the less likely it is that its actions will reflect special interests rather than the general interest": First Edition of Free to Choose; Signed by Milton and Rose Friedman
New York: Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1980.
First edition of Friedmans’ persuasive argument for the free market, based on the PBS series Free to Choose. Octavo, original half cloth. Inscribed by Milton Friedman and signed by Rose Friedman. Bottom boards rubbed and some scattered foxing to the edges, in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco box. Rare signed and inscribed.