Search results for: 'COWARD, Noël'
COWARD, Noël - AVEDON, Richard. Portrait photograph signed by Avedon, and inscribed by Coward to the musician Jack Daugherty.
1961Inscribed by Coward, "For Jack Daugherty, With Best Wishes, Noël Coward"; additionally signed and dated by Avedon with his studio wet stamp verso. Richard Avedon's "fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century " (New York Times, obituary).
A pleasing inscription to American... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 141097
COWARD, Noël. The Song Book.
London : 1953First edition, first impression, inscribed on the title page to the author and one time "King of Redonda", Jon Wynne-Tyson (1924-2020) "For Jon, from Noël, 1954", the year he founded the Centaur Press, and with his ink ownership inscription to front pastedown. Uncommon signed and in the jacket, this album collects 51 of Coward's most famous songs of... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 144519
COWARD, Noël. Private Lives.
London : 1930First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to Laurence Olivier, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "For Larry from Noël, 1930". An outstanding association copy marking Olivier's "breakthrough" stage appearance. The distinguished theatre critic Michael Billington writes: "Olivier's early years were marked by an impatient hunger... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 121721
COWARD, Noël. The Rat Trap; [together with:] Hay Fever; [and:] The Queen was in the Parlour.
London : 1924-6First editions, first impressions. The Rat Trap retains its dust jacket, rare thus. It was one of Coward's earliest plays, written when he was 18 but was not performed until 18 October 1926 at Everyman Theatre. Hay Fever was first performed 8 June 1925 at Ambassador's Theatre. The Queen was in the Parlour appears here in its first paperback edition... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 122019
COWARD, Noël. Waiting in the Wings.
London : 1960First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Harry from Noel." The recipient may be the producer Harry Alan Towers (1921-2009), who worked in radio, television and film for over 50 years. "In 1947, he persuaded Noël Coward to record 13 half-hour radio programs about his songs, for international... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 114997
COWARD, Noël. Terribly Intimate Portraits.
New York : 1922First edition, first printing, of one of Noel Coward's earliest works, which gently satirises archetypes of the English upper classes and their taste for paintings. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 124464
COWARD, Noël. South Sea Bubble.
London : 1956First edition, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. The play was first performed as Island Fling in 1951 in the USA, and in London premiered as South Sea Bubble at the Lyric Theatre in 1956. Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 136690
COWARD, Noël. Post-Mortem.
London : 1931First edition, first impression. Presentation copy to William Armstrong, director and producer of the Liverpool Playhouse, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For William with my love, Noël." The play, heavily influenced by R. C. Sherriff's Journey's End, set in the trenches of the Great War, was written in 1930, but Coward decided that it was for... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 114999
COWARD, Noël. Present Indicative.
London : 1937First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the front free endpaper, "For Dennis Wheatley, from Nöel Coward"; with Wheatley's bookplate to the front pastedown. Present Indicative is Coward's "entertaining and often revealing memoirs" (Philip Hoare in ODNB). Learn More£900.00
Stock Code: 114439
COWARD, Noël. Cavalcade.
London : 1932First edition, first impression, signed by Coward on the dedication page. The play premiered in October 1931, with Coward as the director and Charles B. Cochran as the impresario. It was the basis for the 1933 film of the same name. Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 142020
COWARD, Noël. The Song Book.
London : 1953First edition, first impression, inscribed on the title page "For Ruth Heard, with best wishes, Noel Coward". This handsome album collects 51 of Coward's most famous songs of four decades, and is uncommon signed and in the jacket.
Stock Code: 144276
COWARD, Noël. Middle East Diary.
London : 1944First edition, first impression, a very scarce presentation copy inscribed by the author to Coward's friend the actress Joyce Carey on the title page: "For Joyce from !!!". Coward's Middle East Diary relates his late 1943 tour across North Africa, the Levant and Iraq, visiting wounded soldiers in hospitals and performing a series of morale boosting... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 143406
COWARD, Noël. The Queen was in the Parlour.
London : 1926First edition, first impression, in the very scarce jacket. This early Noel Coward play was written in 1922, but not produced until 24 August 1926, when it premiered at the St Martin's Theatre. This first edition was printed as Volume L in the Contemporary British Dramatists series. Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 114998
COWARD, Noël. The Vortex. A Play in Three Acts; [together with:] The Marquise. A Comedy in Three Acts.
London : 1925 & 1927First editions, first impressions. The Vortex premiered on 25 November 1924 at the Everyman Theatre, London, and The Marquise in 1927 at the Criterion Theatre, London.
"By the time the sensational The Vortex appeared in 1924, Coward was already a star in the making, and London was ready to be shocked. The Vortex did just that, with its tale... Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 121604
COWARD, Noël. Sirocco; [together with:] Home Chat.
London : 1927First editions, first impressions, scarce in the jackets, and especially so in such nice condition. First written in 1921 and then revised into its final form in 1927, Sirocco premiered on 24 November 1927 at Daly's Theatre; Home Chat on 25 October 1927 at the Duke of York's Theatre. Neither play was well-received when first produced. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 122027
COWARD, Noël. Terribly Intimate Portraits.
New York : 1922First edition, first printing, in an exceptional example of the very scarce jacket, and inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Noël Coward 1928" and again "for Dennis Wheatley", with Wheatley's bookplate to pastedown. The present book, a collection of sketches satirising archetypes of the English upper classes, is one of Coward's earliest... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 143826
BEERBOHM, Max - COWARD, Noel. Heroes and Heroines of Bitter Sweet.
London : (1931)First edition, first printing. Edition of 100 copies, this copy unnumbered. Each plate is signed by the respective subjects, Noel Coward (the playwrite), Peggy Wood (as Sari Linden), Georges Metaxa (as Carl Linden), Ivy St. Helier (as Manon) and Charles B. Cochran (the producer). Bitter Sweet was a
a successful operette which centred on a young... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 145119
BEERBOHM, Max. Heroes and Heroines of Bitter Sweet.
London : 1931First edition, number 180 of 900 copies, of this portfolio of caricatures of the stars of Noel Coward's operetta Bitter Sweet. Includes five large colour plates depicting the characters, including Noel Coward, as well as a facsimile letter by Beerbohm. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 103221
LEWIS, Wyndham. Thirty Personalities and a Self-Portrait.
London : 1932Signed limited edition, number 191 of 200 sets signed and numbered by the artist. Sitters include Anthony Asquith, Stella Benson, G. K. Chesterton, Noel Coward, Augustus John, James Joyce and J. B. Priestley. The portfolio includes an introductory text by the artist. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 116885
WORLD WAR II - POLITICAL WARFARE EXECUTIVE. "German Propaganda and the German 5.7.43 - 20.10.43" - collection of weekly reports.
1943A remarkable survival: a half-yearly run of pioneering weekly propaganda intelligence reports produced by the German and Austrian Region Intelligence Section of the Political Warfare Executive. These reports were to provide the basis for a new approach to intelligence work for the British which would be carried forward after the end of WWII. Documentary... Learn More£6,500.00
Stock Code: 135819
LESLEY, Cole. The Life of Noel Coward.
London : 1976First edition, first impression, presentation copy from the author to his publisher Tom Maschler, inscribed on the title page: "For Tom and Fay, To whom I owe so much loving encouragement since the inception of this book. Coley. 21. X. 1976". Tom Maschler (born 1933) was head of the publishing company Jonathan Cape and a highly influential figure in... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 131208
ROEG, Nicolas - OSBORNE, John. The World of Paul Slickey [pre-performance copy typescript]
London : 1958From the library of the film director and cinematographer Nicolas Roeg (1928-2018), with a pencilled note to that effect by his wife Harriett Roeg.
John Osborne's The World of Paul Slickey, a musical satire of the tabloid press, premiered at the Palace Theatre on 5 May 1959 and proved one of the most resounding flops in modern theatrical history.... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 142168
GRAVES, Robert. Whipperginny.
London : 1923First edition, first impression, rare presentation copy inscribed "Edith Sitwell from Robert Graves and good luck! 1923" on the front free endpaper. Edith Sitwell (1887-1964) and her brothers Osbert and Sacheverell were at the time the darlings of the London literary scene. She was a friend of Graves in the 1920s and visited him in Islip. She admired... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 119069
BENTLEY, Nicolas. "Well, after all, Picasso had his blue period too."
1959Two pedestrians read billboards, one noting "John Osborne 'saddened' by Paul Slickey notices", the other "Picasso Painting sold for 55,000". John Osborne's The World of Paul Slickey, a musical satire of the tabloid press, premiered on 5 May 1959 and proved one of the most resounding flops in modern theatrical history. Booing broke out in the stalls... Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 67093
COLLIER, John. Tom's A-Cold. A Tale.
London : 1933First edition, first impression. Presentation copy from the author to Edith Sitwell, inscribed on the front free endpaper: "My dear Edith, This is a rather uncertain venture into a new genre. I fear you will not find it possible to look so kindly on it as you did my last, but I am still your most devoted, most enthusiastic admirer, John Collier". A... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 126769