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THEATRE. The Living Theatre. Stein. Picasso. Eliot.
[New York : 1951]A very scarce program booklet for the 1951-2 season of the Living Theatre, one of America's premier experimental theatre groups, at their first permanent performance space, Cherry Lane Theatre in Greenwich Village, advertising Gertrude Stein's "Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights" and "Ladies' Voices", Pablo Picasso's "Desire", T. S. Eliot's "Sweeney Agonistes",... Learn More£875.00
Stock Code: 132632
BECKETT, Samuel, & Robert Pinget (signed); Théâtre de l'Odéon. Signed theatre programme.
Paris : First edition, first impression. Inscribed by Beckett and Pinget on the same page, next to their photographic portraits: "Merci, cordialement, Samuel Beckett"; "Pour Madame indecipherable, avec mes hommages, Robert Pinget". Beckett was one of Pinget's staunchest supporters at the beginning of the latter's literary career and the two authors' friendship... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 103829
PATCHEN, Kenneth & Charles Mingus. The Living Theatre Presents - The Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop with Kenneth Patchen.
New York : 1959"In the last two weeks of March 1959, the jazz bassist Charlie Mingus and the beat poet Kenneth Patchen performed on stage together at the Living Theatre in New York City. Mingus and his band improvised to jazz themes at the back, while Patchen read simultaneously from his poetry at the front. The Patchen/Mingus performances marked the climax of the... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 130511
PAVLOVA, Anna. Theatre bill for a fund-raising matinee at the Palace Theatre.
London : 1935A rare theatre bill for a fund-raising performance at the Palace Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, on Thursday 21 February 1935; the fund had been established to erect a memorial to Anna Pavlova in Regents Park. The performers included Tilly Losch, Larry Adler, Alicia Markova, Robert Helpman, and Anton Dolin.
Sir Edwin Lutyens, Sir William Rothenstein,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 115100
CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, Marie Gabriel F. A., Comte de. VUE D'UN THÉATRE DE TELMISSUS.
1782A beautiful scene amidst the ruins of an ancient theatre, at Fethiye, Turkey, where four camels and their three owners rest. In 1776 Choiseul-Gouffier and the artist J.B. Hilaire joined a cartographic survey of the Mediterranean. Volume I of Voyage Pittoresque, his account of their tour of the Greek islands, the coast of Asia Minor, and of his travels... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 54796
GOREY, Edward. Dracula. A Toy Theatre.
New York : 1979First edition, first and only printing, of Gorey's "cut out and assemble" replica of the sets and costumes he designed for the 1977 Broadway production of Bram Stocker's Dracula, and for which he won a Tony award for Best Costume Design. He was also nominated in the category for Best Scenic Design.
The book includes six walls (not to be cut... Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 143216
CHOISEUL-GOUFFIER, Marie Gabriel F. A., Comte de. Vue d'un Theatre de Telmissus.
1782Four camels and their owners relax amidst the ruins of the theatre at Fethiye, Turkey. This plate is from Volume I of Choiseul-Gouffier's Voyage Pittoresque, a cartographic survey of the Mediterranean and an account of his tour (with the artist, J.B. Hilaire) of Greece, the Greek islands, and the coast of Asia Minor. According to Brunet, it was incontestably... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 53870
YEATS, W. B. Plays for an Irish Theatre.
London : 1903, 1904, 1904, 1905, 1907First edition thus, the complete set of Plays for an Irish Theatre; volumes 1-3 are the first UK editions of six of Yeats's plays, volume 4 is the first UK edition of Synge's play "The Well of the Saints", and volume 5 the first edition Yeats's play "Deirdre". Scarce complete. Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 83992
PARMELIN, Hélène. Cinq Peintres et le Théâtre.
Paris : 1956First edition, one of 150 copies only with a separate suite of four original lithographs by Lucien Coutaud, Léon Gischia, Félix Labisse, and Édouard Pignon(Fernand Léger had passed away the year before). This work provides a full study of the scenography and costume designs of these five influential theatre artists. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 63331
SKELTON, J. after DAYES, E. A view of the Theatre, Printing House &c.
1820A fine engraving showing the Sheldonian Theatre and the Clarendon Printing House in Oxford. Skelton began publishing parts to this work from 1818 but it was not until 1820 that the project was completed. Engraved by BASIRE, J. Learn More£395.00
Stock Code: 56589
ASTLEY, Philip. A Description and Historical Account, of the Places Now the Theatre of War in the Low Countries,
1794Uncommon and attractive fortification study, this fourth edition issued in the same year as the self-published first edition. "That part of Flanders having frequently been disputed by the various European powers, the author conceives that an undertaking like this will not be unacceptable to the public, particularly at a time when that country exhibits... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 66735
STOKER, Bram. DEANE, Hamilton. Dracula. The Vampire Play - theatre programme for the London premier.
London : 1927A rare survival indeed, the programme for the London premier of the first authorised theatrical adaptation of Stoker's Gothic classic. The action is set entirely in London, with Count Dracula moving in as the Harker's new neighbour. Written by the Irish actor and playwright Hamilton Deane (1880-1958), a friend of Stoker's having been a neighbour of... Learn More£850.00
Stock Code: 145046
BARKER, Ronnie - HARTNOLL, Phyllis (ed.) The Oxford Companion to the Theatre.
London : 1972Presentation copy to one of the greats of British television comedy and light entertainment, Ronnie Barker (1929-2005), inscribed on a preliminary blank leaf: "To Ronnie, To say Congratulations on 25 'Glorious Years' (contrary to the vicious slur about your age on p. 80) luv Danni (?) 11.11.73" amid the signatures of many other well-wishers.
The... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 110259
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Royal Shakespeare Theatre Edition of The Sonnets.
London : 1974Signed limited edition, number 46 of 260 copies, signed on the introduction leaf by the actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft and on the limitation leaf by the calligrapher. Attractively bound, this edition of the sonnets is printed in calligraphic form, since, as Ashcroft writes in her introduction, "when first written the Sonnets circulated 'among his private... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 140828
HAYLEY, William. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.
London : 1784First edition. Lovely copy of the collected theatrical works of this now largely forgotten, but once highly popular writer, exceptionally prettily bound and with an attractive provenance. Hayley is best remembered today as a friend and patron of George Romney and William Blake, and biographer of Milton.
Hayley (17451820) "although affluent was... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 139629
CRIMEAN WAR. Théâtre Complet de la Guerre en Europe, 1855.
Paris : 1855Apparently first and only edition, no other copy traced. Visually highly appealing map produced for the interpretation of events unfolding during the Crimean War. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 90430
WORLD WAR II - SHEW, Glenn B. 90th Training Squadron in the China-Burma-India Theatre - personal photograph album with miniature format original photographs.
1943-5A small collection of material documenting pilot training and service during World War Two, concluding with combat duty in India and Burma. The miniature format photographs are largely scenes on or around the unit's base in India, and although small reveal considerable detail when viewed under a lens. The larger images include Shew and his colleague... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 113374
ITALY; Syracuse. Amphitheatre of Syracuse.
London : 1870A unusual wood engraving of the Roman Amphitheatre at Palermo, Sicily. The amphitheatre was carved out of rock, and in the middle of it, it had a rectangular shape that was used for scenic machinery. Amphitheatres were used by the Romans throughout their empire for open air performances and various entertainments, including gladitorial combat. Learn More£30.00
Stock Code: 71003
THWAITE, Anthony (ed.) Poems for Shakespeare 3.
London : 1974Signed limited edition of a 100 copies, this copy out of series, signed by the editor on the title page and by all 14 contributing poets on the facing page. The copy of the editor Anthony Thwaite, with his ownership signature in pencil to the front free endpaper. The signed issue preceded the trade edition. Together with a card from Sam Wanamaker to... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 126572
HEANEY, Seamus, & others. Field Day Pamphlets.
Derry : 1983-8First editions, first impressions, of the full set of Field Day pamphlets, each signed by their respective authors, published by the theatre company credited with developing Irish Studies and stimulating Irish literary and political culture during the 1980s and 1990s. The authors are Tom Paulin, Seamus Heaney, Seamus Deane (who contributed two pamphlets),... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 116991
SPEED, John. BUCKINGHAM Both Shyre and Shire towne describ.
1662-1665, English edition.A beautiful map of Buckinghamshire from Speed's Theatre. Inset plans of the market towns of Buckingham and Redding, the latter being a strange choice given that it lies in the county of Berkshire - an indication that the other market towns in Buckinghamshire were not large or prosperous. Embellished with cartouches, cherubs and coats of arms belonging... Learn More£900.00
Stock Code: 54995
THE BANKER'S DAUGHTER. Family archive illustrating the consequences of bankruptcy.
London : [c.1803-1871]A fascinating and varied archive which vividly illustrates the ramifications of bankruptcy upon family life, comprising financial, promotional, and personal documents related to the late Regency-era performer Mary Radcliff Chambers, "the Banker's Daughter", who took up an onstage career to revive her family's fortunes after the collapse of her father's... Learn More£4,000.00
Stock Code: 128644
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. 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
NARAHARA, Ikko. A Collection of Stage Fantasy Photos. Tenjo Sajiki People.
Tokyo : 1977First edition, first impression. A photographic study of the Japanese independent theatre troupe co-founded by Shūji Terayama, Kujō Kyōko, Yutaka Higashi, Tadanori Yokoo, and Fumiko Takagi. The theatre was a major phenomenon on the Japanese underground scene in the 1970s, producing stage works marked by experimentalism, folklore influences, social... Learn More£825.00
Stock Code: 35143
WILDE, Oscar. A Woman of No Importance.
London : 1894First edition, one of only 500 copies printed. Wilde's satire was first performed at London's Haymarket Theatre the previous year. This is a notably lovely example in the original cloth.
Provenance: from the library of brewer and noted Pre-Raphaelite collector Laurence W. Hodson, with his Kelmscott Press Golden-type book label to the... Learn More£3,000.00
Stock Code: 143975
CRONIN, A. J. Jupiter Laughs.
London : 1941First UK edition, first impression in book form. The play was first produced at the King's theatre, Glasgow, on March 4, 1940 and opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre later the same year. From the publisher's archive with their stamp to the title page. Learn More£85.00
Stock Code: 94198
ČAPEK, Karel. Věc Makropulos.
Prague : 1922First edition, first printing, of Čapek's uncommon satirical play on the theme of longevity. First performed on 21 November 1922 in the Vinohrady Theatre in Prague, the play was later produced in translation at the Arts Theatre in London, under the name The Macropulos Secret, on 8 July 1930. The work also served as the source for Leoš Janáček's... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130045
CRONIN, A. J. Jupiter Laughs.
London : 1941First UK edition, first impression in book form. The play was first produced at the King's theatre, Glasgow, on March 4, 1940 and opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre later the same year. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front panel of the dust jacket and the title page. Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 94199
IBSEN, Henrik. En folkefiende;
Copenhagen : 1882-96First editions of five of Ibsen's plays - An Enemy of the People, Hedda Gabler, The Master Builder, Little Eyolf, and John Gabriel Borkman - all in the publisher's decorative cloth.
Printing and the Mind of Man, which singles out Hedda Gabler as "possibly his most frequently performed play in the modern theatre", also makes mention of An Enemy... Learn More£5,750.00
Stock Code: 141112
SPEED, John. England Wales Scotland and Ireland Described and Abridged.
[London : 1627Second miniature edition of Speed's atlas of Great Britain and Ireland, following the edition of 1620, and showing the mapped landscape of Britain as it would have been known to Shakespeare.
The "farr larger Voulume Done by John Speed" is a reference to the famous Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine (1611), issued in folio. Thomas Chubb explains... Learn More£6,750.00
Stock Code: 115052
BECKETT, Samuel. Waiting for Godot. A Tragicomedy in Two Acts.
London : 1956First UK edition, first impression, translated from the original French by Beckett himself. This edition was subject to the censorship enforced by the Lord Chamberlain, who took particular issue with Beckett's use of the word "erection", and has the publisher's note mentioning the changes tipped-in after the title page. The first unexpurgated edition... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 133834
SMYTH, THAKERAY, ARNOLD & c. Syracuse with the remaining vestiges of its five cities.
1839Attractive map showing the area of Syracuse with a beautiful vignette at the bottom showing the view of Syracuse from the theatre. Engraved by DAVIES, B.R. Learn More£145.00
Stock Code: 55653
WESKER, Arnold. The Wesker Trilogy.
London : 1960First edition, first impression of this collection of plays. Inscribed by the author on the title page "To dear Bob (to very dear Bob) who nearly made a fortune out of me - but it rained; maybe he will yet - who knows. With our love, Arnold Wesker. Feb 1961". Bob was Robert Whitehead (1916-2002), a New York Theatre producer who in 1964 became one of... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 62999
GELBER, Jack. The Connection.
New York : 1981Later reprint of Gelber's hyper-realistic play about drug addicts, first published by the Grove Press in 1960, inscribed by the theatre's founder Judith Malina to the owner of the Press: "For Barney Rosset with loving gratitude for your pioneering work for art & freedom. With love, Judith."
Malina's inscription further notes that it was inscribed... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 107213
GREENE, Graham. The Living Room.
London : 1953First edition, first impression, of the author's debut play, featuring photographic still on the dust jacket from the premier performance of The Living Room at Wyndham's Theatre on 16 April 1953. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 116751
BAKST, Léon. The Designs for the Sleeping Princess.
London : 1923First edition in English, number 64 of 1,000 copies, of which 500 were for distribution in the USA; first published in French by Brunoff, Paris, 1922. Sergei Diaghilev's Ballet Russes production of the Sleeping Beauty, for which Leon Bakst designed the costumes and set, was first staged in London in 1921 at the Alhambra Theatre, as "The Sleeping Princess".... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 118924
WILDE, Oscar. Lord Arthur Savile's Crime & other stories.
London : 1891First edition, first impression, one of 2,000 copies printed. This volume contains four short stories, the title story, "The Sphinx without a Secret", "The Canterville Ghost", and "The Model Millionaire".
Provenance: purchased from Sotheby's auction by book dealer and co-founder of the Society for Theatre Research Ifan Kyrle Fletcher... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 144028
MEDOVSHCHIKOV, Nikolai Nikolaevich. Bakhchysaray. Avtolithografii.
Simferopol : 1927First and only edition of this locally produced, high quality pictorial souvenir of Bakhchysarai, the ancient capital of the Crimean Khanate. A sequence of evocative lithographs drawn direct to the stone by the noted theatrical designer N. N. Medovshchikov (1898-1988). This copy warmly inscribed by the author "to my kinsperson for the good memory"verso... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 143791
WILDE, Oscar. The Ballad of Reading Gaol. By C.3.3.
London : 1898First and limited edition, one of 800 unnumbered copies printed on handmade paper, this attractive example entirely unopened. A further 30 copies were issued on japon. Wilde published this work under the pseudonym "C.3.3." after his cell in Reading Gaol (cell 3 on the third landing of Gallery C). The first edition sold out rapidly, and a second edition... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 144054
GENET, Jean. Les Negres. Pour jouer les negres.
Paris : 1963Third edition - the first theatre edition with the illustrations taken from Blin's original production. With the author's signed presentation inscription to the half title leaf, "A Brion Souvenir amical de Jean Genet". The recipient was the artist Brion Gysin. Learn More£1,400.00
Stock Code: 46927
ROBINS, Denise. Murder in Mayfair.
London : 1935First edition, first impression, retaining the scarce dust jacket. The novel was adapted by Denise Robins from Ivor Novello's non-musical play of the same title, which premiered at the Globe Theatre in 1934, starring Novello himself. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 142722
SIMON, Neil. I Ought To Be In Pictures.
New York : 1981First edition, first printing. The play had its premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles in 1979, before opening on Broadway in 1980, and was subsequently made into a feature film directed by Herbert Ross in 1982. Learn More£75.00
Stock Code: 140720