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IBSEN, Henrik. Prose Dramas.
London : 1901-2Cecil B. DeMille's set of Ibsen's plays, each volume with his contemporary ownership signature to the front free endpaper and with his bookplate to the front pastedown. DeMille has dated the first volume 6 August 1902, the date of his wedding to the actress Constance Adams, meaning the set can be presumed to be a wedding present. In 1902 DeMille was... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 131541
YEATS, W. B. (ed.) Beltaine.
London : 1900First 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
SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. The Works.
London : 1821First 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
GRAZZINI, Anton Francesco. Comedie;
Venice : 1582First edition of this collection of comedies by the Florentine poet and playwright Anton Francesco Grazzini, called "Il Lasca", (1503-1584), who was an important practitioner of the commedia erudite, the 16th-century popular drama that spurned the classicizing taste of the age and the refined artistic ideals of Pietro Bembo. These are robust comedies... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 113446
STEIN, Gertrude. Geography and Plays.
Boston : 1926First edition, first printing, in the first issue binding, of this collection of Stein's writing from 1908 to 1920. There were four issues of the first edition sheets over 18 years, in variant bindings - this issue with the title on the front cover is the first. Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 133133
REYNOLDS, Walter. Young England. A Play in Two Periods.
London : 1935First edition, first impression. Scarce in the dust jacket. The publisher's retained copy with their stamp to the front pastedown. Young England was universally panned by critics on its debut and was deemed the worst play to have appeared on the London stage in decades, but it went on to entertain packed houses for nearly a year. Audiences discovered... Learn More£425.00
Stock Code: 93712
MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. A Man Of Honour.
London : 1903First edition, first impression. One of 150 copies printed at the author's request to be used during rehearsals of the play and sold at the first performances in February 1903. This pamphlet is rarely seen in commerce, as Maugham put it in his preface to Frederick Bason's bibliography in 1931: "But there is another little book of mine which must be... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 103296
YEATS, W. B. The Collected Works in Verse And Prose.
London : 1908First collected edition, one of 250 first issues sets in the deluxe quarter vellum binding, with the Chapman & Hall imprint on the spines and title pages, from a total edition of 1,060 sets printed at the Shakespeare Head Press. As a production, this collected edition is regarded as a marvellous piece of publishing (Yeats himself was proud of it, remarking,... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 114925
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
DAVIES, Thomas. Dramatic Miscellanies:
London : 1783-4First 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
ELIOT, T. S. The Cocktail Party.
London : 1950First 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
[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
HAYLEY, William. Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre.
London : 1784First 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
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
CONGREVE, William. The Works.
London : 1753A 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
IONESCO, Eugène. L'homme aux valises.
Paris : 1975First edition thus, first impression. Out-of-series copy from an edition of 55, inscribed by the author "A H. Gene Blocker, avec toute ma sympathie, Eugène Ionesco" on the half-title. With two typed letters signed from Ionesco to Blocker, who was professor of philosopher at Ohio University; the letters discuss the possibility of a lecture series in... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 107744
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Dramatic Works.
London : 1812-15First 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