A first edition, hardcover book with dust jacket, Five Plays by Ed Bullins. The dust jacket features a full-page black-and-white photograph of Ed Bullins in front of the New Lafayette Theater. Bullins is seen from the waist up, facing the camera, wearing a black long sleeve shirt, unbuttoned at the neck. He is also wearing a thick, chain with large pendant around his neck. Behind his proper left shoulder is the sign for the theater with a black and white stylized face above black text that reads [THE NeW / LaFaYeTTE / THEaTRe]. Behind his proper right shoulder is a pair of glass doors. The lower half of the cover features the book title in red stylized text written over Bullin's shirt, [FIVE PLAYS / BY ED / BULLINS]. Along the bottom edge of the front cover in white text is [WINNER OF THE 1968 VERNON RICE AWARD]. The spine of the dust jacket is white with black, narrow, text [FIVE PLAYS BY ED BULLINS / BOBBS-MERRILL]. The back cover of the dust jacket is white with black text that features two Bullins’ play reviews by Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly. The interior front and back flaps of the dust jacket feature a review of Bullins’ plays and short biography written by Black Theatre. The book has a black cloth binding. The exterior spine of the book is embossed with metallic red text that spans the entire length of the spine, [FIVE PLAYS BY ED BULLINS / BOBBS-MERRILL]. Both the front and back covers of the book are blank. The book features five plays include Goin’ a Buffalo; In the Wine Time; A Son, Come Home; The Electronic Nigger; Clara’s Ole Man. The title pages for each play are preceded by a black-and-white image from a live performance of that play. The book is two hundred and eighty-two (282) pages long. There are inscriptions in ink and pencil on the front free endpaper.
Playbill, volume 94, number 4, featuring the play, "Twilight: Los Angeles, 1992," written by Anna Deavere Smith, directed by George C. Wolfe, and performed at the Cort Theatre, New York, in 1994. The top third of the cover is the masthead, a yellow rectangular field with black type with the magazine's title, [PLAYBILL®] above the text [CORT THEATRE]. Below the masthead is a white field outlined in black, with a black-and-white image depicting the silhouette of four (4) tall palm trees and a fire in the bottom left corner that is giving off a diagonal plume of smoke that darkens the top third of the image. Above the trees is a close-up of two eyes. The title of the play, which is also the main coverline, is written above and just below the top edge of the image in black and white text, [TWILIGHT: / LOS ANGELES, 1992]. The back cover features an ad for Carlton cigarettes. All of the pages are glossy and bound together with staples. Most of the interior pages are off-white with black type with black-and-white images and color images. The magazine has seventy (70) pages.