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(SHAKESPEARE, William, & others.) Collection of 18th-century printings of plays.
London : 1770s-1780sA substantial collection of approximately 120 plays printed in the 1770s and 1780s, including 20 plays by Shakespeare, all printed for or sold by Joseph Wenman of Fleet Street, part of his Theatrical Library (1776-81). The collections includes works from the Elizabethan period to contemporary writers: other playwrights include William Congreve, Henry... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 131992
[POTTER, Beatrix.] Plays based on the stories of Beatrix Potter.
London : 1930-62WILLIAMS, E. Harcourt. The Tailor of Gloucester: A play from the story by Beatrix Potter. London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1930 & c. 1933.
3 works, octavo. Original buff wrappers, titles and vignette to covers in green.
First edition: A fine copy. Later issues: wrappers a little creased, nicked and spotted.
One copy of the first edition (no... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 109504
(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, and Sir Edwin Lutyens, Sir William Rothenstein,... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 115100
PEPPER, John Henry, "Professor". The True History of the Ghost;
London : 1890First and only contemporary edition, this copy inscribed by the author on the title, "Mr. John Bailey, July 25 1893, With the Author's kind regards, J. H. Pepper".
Pepper (1821-1900) was born in Great Queen Street in Westminster and educated at King's College School, becoming a pupil of the chemist John Thomas Cooper. In 1847 he gave his first... Learn More£3,500.00
Stock Code: 133346
GELBER, Jack. The Connection.
New York : 1981Later reprint of Gelber's (1932-2003) hyper-realistic play about drug addicts, first published by the Grove Press in 1960. Inscribed by Judith Malina to Barney Rosset on the half-title: "For Barney Rosset with loving gratitude for your pioneering work for art & freedom. With love, Judith. On the occasion of Rosset's visit to the revival of The Connection... Learn More£575.00
Stock Code: 107213
(LEGER, COUTAUD, GISCHIA, LABISSE, PIGNON.) PARMELIN, Helene. Cinq Peintres et le Theatre. Decors et Costumes de Leger, Coutaud, Gischia, Labisse, Pignon.
Paris : 1956First edition, one of 150 copies only, with a separate suite of four original lithographs by Coutaud, Gischia, Labisse and Pignon (Leger had passed away before the time of publication). This work provides a full study of the sceneography and costume designs of these five influential theatre artists. Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 63331
(GERSHWIN, Ira.) SELDES, Gilbert. The Seven Lively Arts.
New York & London : 1924First edition, signed limited issue, association copy, with the ownership inscription of Jazz Age lyricist Ira Gershwin to the front free endpaper. Ira Gershwin often collaborated with his younger brother, George, starting with Lady, be Good, in 1924. George Gershwin is mentioned numerous times throughout the book, with his portrait facing page 92,... Learn More£775.00
Stock Code: 128542
GUTHRIE, John. Ten Designs for the Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Flansham : 1925First 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
(GIELGUD, John.) WEBSTER, John. The Duchess of Malfi.
London : 1945First 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
CHRISTIE, Agatha. Hubert Gregg's archive of typescripts, autograph manuscripts, and letters relating to the plays of Agatha Christie;
1953-72A 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
FREUD, Lucian. Recent Work.
London : 1968First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed "Dear Binky, You missed it and I missed you. Are you angry about the vanishing act? 'I went see a man about a dog'... A Borzoi in fact that looked like you. Lots of Love, Lucian" to title page, with the address "227 Gloucester Terrace W.2 (Until Friday)" penned above.
The recipient, Hugh... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 138200
MARCEAU, Marcel. Les rêveries de Bip.
Paris : 1978First edition, first printing, presentation copy inscribed by the author on the half-title "A Hubert Juin, de tout coeur, Bip flower, Marcel Marceau 1978". Marcel Marceau (1923-2007) was a French actor and mime artist most famous for his stage persona as "Bip the Clown". The recipient, in fact Hubert Loescher (1926-1987), was a Belgian poet, novelist,... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 140934
GAVRILOV, Mikhail Filippovic. Kukol'nyj teatr Uzbekistana.
Tashkent : 1928First and only edition, one of 500 copies, of an early study of Uzbek puppet theatre, including the text of two key plays in the canon, Sarkardalar and Kachal Palvan, the Uzbek Punch. A contemporary original photograph of the puppet cast of Kachal Palvan from the Tashkent Museum is loosely inserted.
Puppet theatre in the region was a rich tradition... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 112595
(WILSON, Robert.) QUADRI, Franco; Franco Bertoni; Robert Stearns. Robert Wilson.
New York : 1997First edition, first printing. Full page inscription drawn by Wilson on the half-title in his own unique way "For Steve, love always, Bob, 9.19.1998". The first English language monograph on Wilson's theatre work. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 139772
CARTIER-BRESSON, Henri. Les Danses à Bali.
Paris : 1954First edition, first impression. The 6-page essay by Antonin Artaud, who was profoundly influenced by Balinese theatre, was first published in issue 217 of Nouvelle Revue Française (1931); the commentary is by the dancer Béryl de Zoete, author of the standard work Dance and Drama in Bali (1937). Learn More£800.00
Stock Code: 109312
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
(SHAW, George Bernard.) COSTER, Howard. Attractive inscribed photographic portrait on textured paper by Howard Coster.
London : [early 1930s]Signed by Shaw at the top of the image and by Coster (in pencil) on the mount; additionally inscribed by Shaw on the mount: "To Mary Lawton, G. Bernard Shaw, 13/11/36". An excellent association: Shaw had known the American actress Mary Lawton since before the Great War: he directed her in the first Broadway production of his play The Philanderer (performed... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 114626