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  1. Ten Designs for the Two Gentlemen of Verona.
    GUTHRIE, John. Ten Designs for the Two Gentlemen of Verona.

    Flansham : 1925

    First edition, first impression, number 45 of 50 copies only, signed by John Guthrie on the limitation page. Five of the plates show Guthrie's designs for the stage decor, and the five others illustrate six characters for a theatre production of Shakespeare's play Two gentlemen of Verona (1623). Guthrie explains that "in terms of the stage... Learn More
    £1,375.00

    Stock Code: 140871

  2. The Chester Play of the Deluge.
    (GOLDEN COCKEREL PRESS.) JONES, David (illus.), & J. Isaacs (ed.) The Chester Play of the Deluge.

    Waltham, St. Lawrence : 1927

    First edition thus, first impression, one of 201 of 275 copies only. "In the opinion of some the engravings in this book are the greatest achievement of the Press" (Chanticleer). This is a retelling of the story of Noah and his Ark during the biblical deluge; the Chester version focuses on Noah's wife's reluctance to enter his Ark. The present copy... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 140763

  3. Carving a Statue.
    GREENE, Graham. Carving a Statue.

    London : 1964

    First edition, first impression. Greene's play was first produced by Peter Wood in September 1965. Greene later wrote of the play that "Never before have I known a play like this one so tormenting to write or so fatiguing in production... At the age of sixty there is no reason to work, except to earn a living or to have 'fun'. This play was never fun... Learn More
    £125.00

    Stock Code: 123402

  4. 140803
    FAULKNER, William. Requiem for a Nun:

    New York : 1959

    First edition, first printing of Ruth Ford's dramatisation of the novel which was first published in 1950. The play was first presented by the Theatre Guild at the John Golden Theatre in New York, on January 28 1959. Ford played the role of its main character, Temple Drake, who had been created by Faulkner in his 1933 novel, Sanctuary.
    Review copy... Learn More
    £85.00

    Stock Code: 140803

  5. The Shadowy Waters.
    YEATS, W. B. The Shadowy Waters.

    London : 1900

    First edition, one of 500 copies printed. Yeats's lyrical, visionary play - "a lengthy Wagnerian verse drama" (ODNB) - tells the love story of Forgael, a dreamer-pirate, and Dectora, a proud queen whose ship he captures. Provenance: with the bookplate of Oliver Brett, 3rd Viscount Esher (1881-1963), whose sister Dorothy was friends with Ottoline Morrell... Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 108461

  6. The Tragedie of Cymbeline.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tragedie of Cymbeline.

    Stratford-Upon-Avon : 1923

    Signed limited edition, number 26 of 106 copies signed by the illustrator Albert Rutherston and the writer of the introduction Harley Granville-Barker. A further 500 unsigned trade copies were also issued. The text is taken from the First Folio of Shakespeare, with some orthographic modernization. A very attractive production. Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 140514

  7. The Tragedie of King Lear.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tragedie of King Lear.

    Stratford-Upon-Avon : 1927

    Signed limited edition, number 26 of 106 copies signed by the illustrator Paul Nash, the writer of the introduction Harley Granville-Barker, and the art editor Albert Rutherston. A further 500 unsigned trade copies were also issued. The text is taken from the First Folio of Shakespeare, with some orthographic modernization. A very attractive production.... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 140523

  8. 140565
    [WILDE, Oscar.] An Ideal Husband.

    London : 1899

    First edition, first impression, one of 1,000 copies printed. Oscar Wilde's third comedy, An Ideal Husband premiered at the Haymarket on 3 January 1895, before Wilde's trial, but was not published until after his release from prison. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 140565

  9. 140152
    POWELL, Anthony. The Garden God.

    London : 1965]

    Typescript of Powell's fantastical play The Garden God, set on an archaeological dig in Greece. The play was set to be produced in 1965 by Willie Donaldson; however, after several extensive lunches, Donaldson abruptly dropped the project and the play failed to be staged. The typescript has the stamp of Powell's theatrical agent Margery Vosper... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 140152

  10. Loves Labour's Lost.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. Loves Labour's Lost.

    Stratford-Upon-Avon : 1924

    Signed limited edition, number 8 of 106 copies signed by the illustrator Norman Wilkinson, the writer of the introduction Harley Granville-Barker, and the art editor Albert Rutherston. A further 500 unsigned trade copies were also issued. The text is taken from the First Folio of Shakespeare, with some orthographic modernization. A very attractive production.... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 140501

  11. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tragedie of Julius Caesar.

    Stratford-Upon-Avon : 1925

    Signed limited edition, number 26 of 106 copies signed by the illustrator Ernst Stern, the writer of the introduction Harley Granville-Barker, and the art editor Albert Rutherston. A further 500 unsigned trade copies were also issued. The text is taken from the First Folio of Shakespeare, with some orthographic modernization. A very attractive production.... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 140498

  12. Yes and No and For Whom The Bell Chimes.
    GREENE, Graham. Yes and No and For Whom The Bell Chimes.

    London : 1983

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 643 of 750 copies signed by the author. This work collects two of Greene's plays, Yes and No and For Whom the Bell Chimes, both of which were first performed at the Haymarket Studio Theatre on 20 March 1980. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 131255

  13. Lysistrata.
    (PICASSO, Pablo.) ARISTOPHANES. Lysistrata.

    New York : 1934

    First and limited edition, first printing, number 1,103 of 1,500 copies signed by Picasso. This finely produced work features Picasso's sensitive line drawings, which carefully "capture the braggadocio of both the men and women in the play" (Rutledge, p. 36). Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 125683

  14. Of Mice and Men. A Play in Three Acts.
    STEINBECK, John. Of Mice and Men. A Play in Three Acts.

    1937

    First edition, first printing. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 66358

  15. Dramatic Miscellanies:
    DAVIES, Thomas. Dramatic Miscellanies:

    London : 1783-4

    First editions, volumes I and III 1784, volume II 1783. Davies had a successful career as an actor before setting up as a bookseller in Covent Garden, his shop becoming a meeting place for the theatrical and literary world, it was in the back parlour of this shop that Boswell first encountered Johnson. In the 1770s Davies turned to writing, particularly... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139635

  16. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.
    HAYLEY, William. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.

    London : 1784

    First edition. Best remembered today as a friend and patron of George Romney and William Blake, and biographer of Milton, Hayley (17451820) "although affluent was determined on a literary career" (ODNB). His plays were singularly unsuccessful, Anna Seward considered 'Lord Russell', collected here, "lacking in spirit and variety", and that 'Marcella',... Learn More
    £950.00

    Stock Code: 139629

  17. The Works.
    SHAW, Bernard. The Works.

    London : 1930–38

    Signed limited edition, one of 1,000 numbered set of which this is number 377. This set inscribed by Shaw on the limitation page in Volume 1: "and is inscribed to obliterated by G. Bernard Shaw". Learn More
    £9,750.00

    Stock Code: 138139

  18. The Works.
    SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The Works.

    London : 1821

    First edition of the collected works of this enduringly popular playwright, edited by his first biographer, the poet Thomas Moore. A very pretty set from the Vane Londonderry library, monogram gilt to the head of the spine, elaborate armourial bookplate to the front pastedown. On marriage to Frances Anne Emily Vane-Tempest, Charles Stewart, third marquess... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 139633

  19. 139713
    (HOUSMAN, Laurence.) ARISTOPHANES. Lysistrata.

    London : 1911

    First edition, first impression, of this uncommon work. The Women's Press, an independent publishing house established in 1907, was an integral component of the Women's Social and Political Union campaign, ensuring a public platform for feminist literature and arguments for women's suffrage. Laurence Housman was a pacifist, human rights activist and... Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139713

  20. John Kemp's Wager
    GRAVES, Robert. John Kemp's Wager

    Oxford : 1925

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 45 of 100 copies signed by the author, printed on Kelmscott paper, and specially bound; a further 750 trade copies were also issued. John Kemp's Wager was published as the 11th work in the British Drama League Library of Modern British Drama. Learn More
    £375.00

    Stock Code: 139440

  21. 137420
    (HOUSMAN, Laurence.) ARISTOPHANES. Lysistrata.

    London : 1911

    First edition, first impression, of this uncommon work. The Women's Press, an independent publishing house established in 1907, was an integral component of the Women's Social and Political Union campaign, ensuring a public platform for feminist literature and arguments for women's suffrage. Laurence Housman was a pacifist, human rights activist and... Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 137420

  22. The Tragedie of King Lear.
    (NASH, Paul) SHAKESPEARE, William. The Tragedie of King Lear.

    Stratford-upon-Avon, : 1927

    The Player's Shakespeare. Limited edition of 500 copies on rag paper from a total edition of 606; this copy is unnumbered. A handsomely bound copy. Learn More
    £575.00

    Stock Code: 125594

  23. [Othello.] Othllo.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. [Othello.] Othllo.

    Istanbul : 1293 [1876]

    First edition in Ottoman Turkish, done by Hasan Bedreddin and Mehmet Rifat from the French translation of Jean-Francois Ducis, and performed 186777 in Gedikpasa theatre in Istanbul, the first theatre in Turkey where plays were performed by Turkish actors rather than travelling troupes. Shakespeare was becoming popular at this time, after the Armenians... Learn More
    £5,750.00

    Stock Code: 131742

  24. The Works.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.

    London : 1894

    Reprint of the Cambridge Shakespeare which was first published in 1863. Editor William George Clark's "principal and most enduring work was the Cambridge Shakespeare (1863-6), mainly planned by him, with a complete collation of all the early editions, and a selection of emendations by later editors. Clark co-operated in the first volume with John Glover,... Learn More
    £1,250.00

    Stock Code: 121876

  25. Beltaine.
    YEATS, W. B. (ed.) Beltaine.

    London : 1900

    First one-volume edition, being a re-issue of the journal's three first issues. "The Numbers, in their original wrappers, have been simply encased in boards, for preservation on the bookshelf, with no addition save that of a Table of Contents to Number One" (publisher's note). Learn More
    £475.00

    Stock Code: 109992

  26. The Duchess of Malfi.
    (GIELGUD, John.) WEBSTER, John. The Duchess of Malfi.

    London : 1945

    First Ayrton edition, signed limited issue, 730 of 1,000 copies signed by the author to the first illustration, additionally inscribed by Ayrton to John Gielgud on the front free endpaper, "For John, the great Count Ferdinand, from the designer of a Scottish setting for his murderous intents in sincere admiration Michael Ayrton, July 1946", with Gielgud's... Learn More
    £850.00

    Stock Code: 139447

  27. The Living Room.
    GREENE, Graham. The Living Room.

    London : 1953

    First edition, first impression, of the author's debut play. Loosely inserted in this copy is the programme for the play, dated in manuscript to July 1953, and signed by three members of the original cast. The Living Room premiered at Wyndham's Theatre on 16 April 1953. Learn More
    £250.00

    Stock Code: 132981

  28. Doctor Faustus.
    MARLOWE, Christopher. Doctor Faustus.

    London : 1903

    First Vale Press edition, sole printing, one of 310 copies on Arnold handmade paper. The colophon states that this edition was "seen through the press" by the poet John Masefield. Charles Ricketts in his bibliography of the press, however, records its editor as Thomas Sturge Moore, who also edited the Vale Press edition of Shakespeare's Works, printed... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 139293

  29. Present Laughter.
    COWARD, Noël. Present Laughter.

    London : 1943

    First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by Coward to his close friend and leading lady Joyce Carey, "Darling Joyce, from Noël" on the front free endpaper. Joyce Carey (1898-1993) is best known for her long professional and personal relationship with Noel Coward. In the midst of her stage career, which lasted from 1916 to 1987,... Learn More
    £1,000.00

    Stock Code: 139523

  30. Toad of Toad Hall.
    (GRAHAME, Kenneth.) MILNE, A. A. Toad of Toad Hall.

    London : 1929

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 131 of 200 copies signed by both Grahame and Milne and printed on handmade paper. This was the first, and highly successful, adaptation of the novel. Milne included an introduction which stated "I have, I hope, made some sort of entertainment, with enough of Kenneth Grahame in it to appease his many admirers,... Learn More
    £2,500.00

    Stock Code: 139125

  31. Volpone: or the Fox.
    (BEARDSLEY, Aubrey.) JONSON, Ben. Volpone: or the Fox.

    London : 1898

    First Beardsley edition, deluxe issue copy, being number 29 of 100 copies printed on japon and specially bound in full vellum, with a further 1,000 copies on art paper also issued and bound in blue cloth. In November 1897 Beardsley was commissioned to produce the artwork for a deluxe edition of Volpone, with 24 illustrations including a frontispiece,... Learn More
    £2,000.00

    Stock Code: 137872

  32. Complete Writings.
    WILDE, Oscar. Complete Writings.

    New York : 1907-9

    Edition Deluxe, number 815 of 1,000 sets, attractively printed and handsomely bound. The writings include Wilde's only novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray), his plays, poems, fairy tales, essays, and miscellaneous prose. Learn More
    £3,000.00

    Stock Code: 139273

  33. The Land of Heart's Desire.
    YEATS, W. B. The Land of Heart's Desire.

    Portland : 1903

    Revised US edition, signed limited issue, and additionally signed by Yeats on the title page, though uncalled for. Number 52 of 100 copies signed by the publisher and printed on japon vellum. The Land of Heart's Desire premiered at the Avenue Theatre on 29 March 1894, and was Yeats's first acted play; it was first published in the UK in April 1894. Learn More
    £1,500.00

    Stock Code: 112280

  34. The Works.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.

    London : 1891-3

    A beautifully bound set of the second edition of the Cambridge Shakespeare, edited by William Aldis Wright, whose edition first appeared in 1863-6; the first volume of this set is described as a third edition, having previously been reissued in 1867. Wright "was solely responsible for the second edition (1867- ), which remains the great monument to... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 139097

  35. Dramas for Children.
    [GODWIN, Mary Jane.] Dramas for Children.

    London : 1809

    First edition of these educational plays by Mary Jane Godwin (1768-1841), Mary Shelley's stepmother.
    Although generally attributed to William Godwin, Dramas for Children was in fact written by Mary Jane Clairmont who, before marrying Godwin, had worked as editor for Benjamin Tabart, publisher and bookseller of the Juvenile Library in New... Learn More
    £3,250.00

    Stock Code: 135586

  36. Original watercolour for A Midsummer Night's Dream ("-down topples she").
    RACKHAM, Arthur. Original watercolour for A Midsummer Night's Dream ("-down topples she").

    1908

    An original watercolour by Rackham for the 1908 edition of A Midsummer Night's Dream, signed and dated by the artist at the upper right-hand corner, with his caption outside the margin on the bottom left. The illustration, captioned "-down topples she", depicts a section of Act II, Scene 1, in which Puck recounts a trick he plays on human-folk, disguising... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 130494

  37. Salome.
    WILDE, Oscar. Salome.

    San Francisco : 1927

    First Grabhorn edition, number 193 of 200 copies signed by the illustrator Valenti Angelo on the frontispiece (the colophon calling for 195 copies). A particularly striking edition of Wilde's tragedy. Learn More
    £750.00

    Stock Code: 138967

  38. Hedda Gabler.
    IBSEN, Henrik. Hedda Gabler.

    Copenhagen : 1890

    First edition, wrappers issue, of the defining stage work of the period, ushering in one of the theatre's first truly developed neurotic female protagonists almost a decade before Freud's first work of psychoanalysis. Under the illusion that it was necessary for copyright protection, Ibsen had 12 sets of sheets sent to England for advance publication... Learn More
    £2,750.00

    Stock Code: 83794

  39. Macbeth, a tragedy: with all the alterations, amendments, additions, and new songs
    SHAKESPEARE, William. Macbeth, a tragedy: with all the alterations, amendments, additions, and new songs

    London : 1687

    Fourth quarto edition of Macbeth, adapted by William Davenant; Davenant's version of Macbeth had first appeared in 1674 (printed twice in that year). As was common practice with play texts in the 17th century, Macbeth is here bound up with 11 other popular plays of that era, allowing it to be seen in its contemporary context.
    The other plays in... Learn More
    £15,000.00

    Stock Code: 131682

  40. Under Milk Wood.
    THOMAS, Dylan. Under Milk Wood.

    London : 1954

    First edition in book form, first impression. Under Milk Wood was originally commissioned as a radio drama by the BBC, and was first broadcast on 25 January 1954. It was originally printed in the magazine Mademoiselle in their February 1954 issue. The posthumously published work has since become one of Thomas's best known. Learn More
    £600.00

    Stock Code: 138763

  41. Dramatic Works.
    BEAUMONT, Francis, & John Fletcher. Dramatic Works.

    London : 1778

    A handsome edition of the works of Shakespeare's contemporaries, Francis Beaumont (1584-1616) and John Fletcher (1579-1625), in a lovely period binding. This edition is edited by George Colman the elder and includes a preface written by the playwright James Shirley, who edited the first edition published in 1647. Learn More
    £875.00

    Stock Code: 138426

  42. The Works.
    CONGREVE, William. The Works.

    London : 1753

    A collection of reissues of plays and poems by the author, including The Old Batchelor, The Double-dealer, The Way of the World, The Mourning-bride, and Love for Love. All were first performed and published from 1693 to 1700.

    With the bookplate of Sir Joshua Vanneck (17021777), 1st Baronet, of Putney, Surrey, to the front pastedown... Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 138561

  43. A Midsommer Nights Dreame.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. A Midsommer Nights Dreame.

    London : 1601 [for 1600, recte 1619, but actually c.1900]

    A sophisticated facsimile of the 1619 quarto of A Midsummer Night's Dream, the second printing of the play, which bore a false imprint date of 1600 (matching the date for the first quarto); here the date has been carefully replaced with the date 1601, without any evident reason, seeing as no edition was printed that year. The facsimile itself does not... Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138537

  44. The Works.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.

    London : 1903

    The Oxford Miniature Edition of Shakespeare's complete works, edited by W. J. Craig and with a full glossary. Learn More
    £500.00

    Stock Code: 138504

  45. The New Temple Shakespeare.
    (GILL, Eric, illus.) SHAKESPEARE, William. The New Temple Shakespeare.

    London : 1934-36

    First edition thus. Complete set of the charming pocket-sized New Temple Shakespeare with vignettes designed by Eric Gill. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 137256

  46. The Dramatic Works.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Dramatic Works.

    London : 1812-15

    First edition with these illustrations, large paper issue (also published in duodecimo). A most appealing edition of Shakespeare issued by the enterprising Thomas Tegg, presented here in a delightful and sparkling period binding. The illustrations by John Thurston have been described as "most attractive" (Peter Cannon-Brookes, The Painted Word: British... Learn More
    £2,250.00

    Stock Code: 134889

  47. The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare.

    London : 1802

    First Boydell edition. This lavish edition was the brainchild of John Boydell (1720-1804), who had been responsible for the publication in mezzotint of some of the most impressive paintings of the period. He and his nephew Josiah Boydell conceived this set, with typography by Bulmer and paper by Whatman, to be embellished with one series of large and... Learn More
    £8,750.00

    Stock Code: 137384

  48. The Works.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.

    London : 1869

    A particularly attractive set of the Cowden Clarke's edited works of Shakespeare. Mary Cowden Clarke (1809-1898) "felt particular 'pride and gratification'" in having edited the works of Shakespeare "as it made her 'the first (and as yet, only) woman editor of our great poet'" (ODNB). This edition, credited to both Charles and Mary Cowden, was first... Learn More
    £1,750.00

    Stock Code: 136140

  49. The Boy Friend.
    WILSON, Sandy. The Boy Friend.

    New York : 1955

    First US edition, first printing. The play opened up in New York City on September 30, 1954 at the Royale Theatre starring Paulette Giard and also featuring Julia Andrews. Learn More
    £150.00

    Stock Code: 112339

  50. They Also Serve.
    (BECKETT, Samuel.) FRASER, G. S. They Also Serve.

    London : Friday February 1956

    Review article from The Times Literary Supplement on Waiting for Godot. Learn More
    £225.00

    Stock Code: 98646

  51. The Plays.
    SHAKESPEARE, William. The Plays.

    London : 1856

    A handsomely bound set of Shakespeare's plays and biography. George Steevens's Complete Works of Shakespeare was originally published in 1773 in collaboration with Samuel Johnson. Several revised editions followed over the years, including this edition by Alexander Chalmers, which was first published in 1805 by F. and J. Rivington. Learn More
    £675.00

    Stock Code: 137618

  52. Shakespeare's Sonnets; [together with] Doctor Faustus.
    SHAKESPEARE, William, & Christopher Marlowe. Shakespeare's Sonnets; [together with] Doctor Faustus.

    London : 1903

    First Vale Press editions, first impressions. The binding and decorations were designed by Charles Ricketts (1866-1931), a publisher, designer and wood engraver who readily embraced the printing revival which propagated the ideals of the arts-and-crafts movement: "The novelty of a book, made during the recent revival, lies in the fact that it shows... Learn More
    £650.00

    Stock Code: 137242

  53. The Artist.
    MENCKEN, H. L. The Artist.

    Boston : 1912

    First edition, first printing, of this silent play by American journalist and satirist H. L. Mencken (1880-1956). The author notes in the preliminary matter that during the play "not a word is uttered aloud. All the speeches of the characters are supposed to be unspoken meditations." Learn More
    £60.00

    Stock Code: 98554

  54. We Bombed in New Haven: A Play.
    HELLER, Joseph. We Bombed in New Haven: A Play.

    New York : 1968

    First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper: "To Jane Biberman, who typed the first draft of this play for me -and did it incorrectly. Joe Heller, 9/10/68, Philadelphia". Jane Biberman is a writer and former magazine editor based in Philadelphia. The author's second published book; the play was... Learn More
    £450.00

    Stock Code: 87449

  55. The Importance of Being Earnest.
    WILDE, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest.

    London : 1899

    First edition, signed limited issue, number 46 of 100 large paper copies signed by the author. Wilde's last and greatest play opened to huge acclaim on Valentine's Day 1895 but was withdrawn after Wilde's failed libel suit against Lord Queensbury led to his arrest. The subsequent "utter social destruction of Wilde" (ODNB) meant that the play was not... Learn More
    £50,000.00

    Stock Code: 132907

  56. An Irish Faustus.
    DURRELL, Lawrence. An Irish Faustus.

    London : 1963

    First edition, first impression. Learn More
    £50.00

    Stock Code: 102097

  57. The Cocktail Party.
    ELIOT, T. S. The Cocktail Party.

    London : 1950

    First edition, first impression, a major association copy, presented by Eliot to Ezra Pound, with his affectionate inscription, "Ez from O. Possum, 6.iii.50" to the front free endpaper, dated three days before publication.
    Eliot owed an eternal debt of gratitude to Pound - "il miglior fabbro" - for his editorial shaping of The Waste Land. At the... Learn More
    £45,000.00

    Stock Code: 124275

  58. Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;
    CHRISTIE, Agatha. Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;

    1953-72

    A superb collection of material, illuminating Christie's relationship with her director and producer over the course of five plays and two decades. The typescripts in particular document the process from casting to opening night in great detail, the contributions and opinions of the director and producer recorded at each point, but with little doubt... Learn More
    £16,000.00

    Stock Code: 110880

  59. Comedies and Tragedies …
    BEAUMONT, Francis, & John Fletcher. Comedies and Tragedies …

    London : 1647

    First edition, modelled on the first two folio collections of Shakespeare's plays (1623 and 1632) and the first two folios of the works of Ben Jonson (1616 and 1640-1). These folios are often credited with establishing a recognisably modern concept of the individual author, but the Beaumont and Fletcher folio is more problematic in that regard. It contains... Learn More
    £27,500.00

    Stock Code: 108348

  60. The Workes.
    JONSON, Ben. The Workes.

    London : 1641]

    First complete collected edition, comprising the second edition of volume 1 and the first edition of volumes 2 and 3. The first volume is a close reprint of the first edition of 1616. The second volume contains the reissued, unsold sheets of three plays published in 1631, which were edited by Jonson and intended to supplement his 1616 Workes. The balance... Learn More
    £42,500.00

    Stock Code: 108347

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