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COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor (trans.); GOETHE, Johann Wolfgang von. Faustus: from the German.
London : 1821First edition in English of Goethe's Faust, translated by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. When Faust, Part I first appeared in a finished form (1808) Coleridge expressed concern for the apparent immorality. Despite this, he briefly entertained a proposal in 1814 to translate the work, and returned to and completed the task in 1820-21. Coleridge denied that... Learn More£4,750.00
Stock Code: 132612
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
PASTERNAK, Boris, (trans.); Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Faust.
[Leningrad] : 1953First edition of Pasternak's Russian translation of Goethe's masterpiece, presentation copy inscribed to a close friend and fellow poet, "to one of the most interesting people and the best poets of the present times, Simon Chikovani, with love and devotion, B. Pasternak, 9 February 1954", on the front free endpaper.
Chikovani (1902-1966) was... Learn More£9,750.00
Stock Code: 132166
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 armorial bookplate to the front pastedown. On marriage to Frances Anne Emily Vane-Tempest, Charles Stewart, third marquess... Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 139633
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Complete Works.
London : 1913A handsomely bound copy including his poems and sonnets. "After retiring from teaching, Craig devoted himself to reading, research, and publication in the area of Shakespeare studies In 1894, he edited the complete works of Shakespeare in one volume with a brief glossary and an appended 'Index of characters' as well as an 'Index of first lines of songs,... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 145221
MARLOWE, Christopher. The Works.
London : 1826First collected edition of Marlowe's plays. After two centuries where Marlowe had been practically forgotten and mostly out of print, the early 19th-century saw a flood of editions of Marlowe's works, building on the renewed interest engendered by the publication of Charles Lamb's Specimens of English Dramatic Poets in 1808, in which he had commended... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 136072
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.
London : 1881An attractively bound set of Shakespeare's works.
Originally published in 1860, it was edited by Charles Cowden Clarke and his wife, Mary (née Novello). Charles was a Shakespeare scholar and, in his youth, a close friend of John Keats, who in his poem "To Charles Cowden Clarke", wrote that his friend had "first taught me all the sweets of song"... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 145921
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
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.
London : 1894Reprint 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
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works of Shakespear. In Six Volumes.
London : 1725First edition of Pope's Shakespeare, the first collected edition in quarto and only the second modern edition of Shakespeare, intended by Pope to remedy what he perceived as the deficiencies of his friend Rowe's 1709 edition. After the four Folios and two Rowe editions, this is the seventh edition overall.
Pope had been working simultaneously... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 147523
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Dramatic Works of Shakspeare.
London : 1802First 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
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
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.
London, : [c.1932]The complete plays of William Shakespeare in miniature format housed on an attractive wooden bookshelf. Perfectly legible and readable, this set was printed by Allied Newspapers as a gift to subscribers. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 149132
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Dramatic Works.
London : 1826An exquisitely bound copy of this attractive Regency edition of Shakespeare, printed on strong, fine india paper by Charles Corrall for the pioneering publisher William Pickering using his miniscule diamond type in double columns: the text is tiny but perfectly legible.
The plates were prepared for The Plays of Shakespeare in Pickering's 1825... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 141562
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.
Edinburgh & London : 1901-04The Edinburgh Folio, limited edition of 1,000 copies, with eight volumes additionally signed by the publisher, though uncalled for in the limitation. Well-margined and finely printed in large type, the publication aims "to present our Shakespeare in stately yet convenient form" (advertisement). Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 146105
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Dramatic Works;
London : 1790First edition thus. Ayscough's third volume, entitled An index to the remarkable passages and words made use of by Shakspeare, is the first published concordance of Shakespeare's plays. The publisher John Stockdale paid 200 guineas for the index which was specifically designed to accompany Stockdale's two-volume edition of Shakespeare's plays. Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 121099
BEAUMONT, Francis, & John Fletcher. The Works.
London : 1750First edition edited by the great Shakespearean scholar Lewis Theobald (c.1688-1744), who "made fundamental contributions to English scholarship and print culture" (ODNB). A handsomely printed edition in a lovely period binding. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 102636
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Works.
London : 1875A handsomely bound set. Dyce was perhaps the leading Shakespeare scholar of the 19th-century. This collection was first published in 1857, with a second edition published in 1866. The present third edition was published six years after his death. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 122487
SHAW, Bernard. The Works.
London : 1930–38Signed 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
MARLOWE, Christopher. The Works and Life.
London : 1930-33First edition, first impression, of this important collected edition, for some time the standard version of Marlowe's plays; scarce complete, and especially so in the dust jackets.
Provenance: neat ownership inscriptions to front pastedowns of Norman C. Stevenson (dated 1955), alongside his discreet book label (incorporating Picasso's portrait... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 135886
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
BEAUMONT, Francis, & John Fletcher. Dramatic Works.
London : 1778A 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
MARLOWE, Christopher. The Complete Plays.
New York : 1963First edition thus, an attractively printed work, handsomely bound by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. The editor of this edition, Irving Ribner, was an American scholar whose works included The English History Play in the Age of Shakespeare (1957), Patterns in Shakespearean Tragedy (1960) and Jacobean Tragedy (1962). Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 136658
HUGHES, Ted. The Tiger's Bones.
New York : 1974First US edition, first printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For Stephanie and Jimmy, with ten million thanks & love from Ted, July 1977". The recipients, Stephanie Bennett and James Mervis, hosted Ted Hughes during the New York blackout in July of that year, which resulted in city-wide looting. Stephanie Bennett is a film... Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 119990
MASSINGER, Philip. The Plays.
London : 1813An attractive set of the second Gifford edition, first published in 1805. "Gifford's editorial work as a textual scholar is accomplished. He produced various editions of English dramatists Philip Massinger's Plays, Ben Jonson's Works, John Ford's Dramatic Works The editorial apparatus of these collections often manifests that peculiarly Giffordian... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 118085
MADÁCH, Imre. Az Ember Tragédiája. Drámai költemény. (The Tragedy of Man. A dramatic poem).
Pest : 1861Rare first edition of Madách's most important work, The Tragedy of Man, a dramatic poem that evokes comparisons with Milton's Paradise Lost. Considered one of the major works of Hungarian literature, the play is one of the most often staged Hungarian plays today.
"It would seem that the main external sources of inspiration were Byron and Goethe,... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 142746
SHAKESPEARE, William. The Standard Edition of the Pictorial Shakspeare.
London : A highly attractive set of Shakespeare's works, being the second edition of the profusely illustrated version of the Shakespeare scholar Charles Knight, following the first edition which had been published in part form from 1838 to 1841.
Knight (1791-1873) was already a Shakespeare lover and bibliophile in his teens, when he owned an imperfect... Learn More£1,800.00
Stock Code: 128818
POTTER, Beatrix. Plays based on the published stories.
London : 1930-62A group of six theatrical versions of Beatrix Potter stories, three titles with one or two variant issues. The Tailor and Gloucester and Ginger and Pickles were dramatized by Potter in collaboration with the character actor and director Ernest George Harcourt Williams; the others were adapted from her books without her direct involvement.
(i,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 109504
MAUGHAM, W. Somerset. The Complete Short Stories; [together with:] The Collected Plays [and:] The Selected Novels.
London : 1961-65An attractive set of Maugham's collected works, with three volumes each of stories, plays and novels. The books are later editions, with the collected short stories first published in 1951, the plays in 1931, and the novels in 1953. Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 130862
ELIOT, T. S. The Rock.
London : 1934First edition, second impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper surrounding the recipient's ownership inscription, "Inscribed for M. W. Bank 19. VIII. 34 by T. S. Eliot". Eliot is known to have signed books in this style upon request. The first impression was issued in May 1934, this second impression in June.
One of the... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 150694
WHITE, T. H. Macbeth the Knife. [Mimeograph typescript.]
Mimeograph typescript of T. H. White's play, "Macbeth the Knife", sent to Harley J. V. Usill, founding director of British record label Argo Records. The typescript is inscribed on the title page, "from T. H. White / Alderney / Channel Isles", and has a lengthy written note to "Dearest Usill" about the possibility of recording the play: "For sound on... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 86009
ELIOT, T. S. The Confidential Clerk.
London : 1954First edition, first impression, presentation copy to the French novelist and playwright Georges Duhamel, inscribed by the author a month after publication on the front free endpaper: "à Monsieur Georges Duhamel en hommage à l'ecrivain et l'homme de la part de T. S. Eliot 8.4.54". Duhamel had served as a surgeon during the First World War and his... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 130104
POUND, Ezra, & W. B. Yeats (eds.); FENOLLOSA, Ernest. Certain Noble Plays of Japan: From the Manuscripts of Ernest Fenollosa.
Churchtown, Dundrum : 1916First edition, first impression, number 277 of 350 copies printed by Elizabeth Yeats in September 1916. Fenollosa (1853-1908) was an American academic who became Curator of the Imperial Museum of Japan in 1888 and Curator of Oriental Art at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1890. He was instrumental in promoting the study of Asian art in the west, and... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 131792
SHAKESPEARE, William - WIVELL, Abraham. An Inquiry into the History, Authenticity, & Characteristics of the Shakspeare Portraits,
London : 1827First edition, published three years after James Boaden's work on the same subject. Wivell had risen from impoverished beginnings and an apprenticeship to a wigmaker and hairdresser, before reaching public notice as an artist with portraits of the Cato Street conspirators awaiting trial. This led to a commission to draw portraits of the participants... Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 84953
GREENE, Graham. Yes and No and For Whom The Bell Chimes.
London : 1983First 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
DUNSANY, Lord. Selections from the Writings.
Dundrum : 1912First edition thus, first impression, one of 250 copies. Lord Dunsany, "unquestionably one of the most important writers of heroic fantasy of the century", was a friend of W. B. Yeats's through their mutual involvement in the Abbey Theatre, where Dunsany's first contribution to the to the Irish theatre movement, The Glittering Gate, was performed in... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 139300
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
WOOLF, Leonard. The Hotel.
London : 1939First edition, first impression, one of a reported 1,000 copies, this being a remarkably attractive example. The Hotel, a short black comedy, is often referred to as Woolf's least well-known published work. It was, in his own words, "written in the tension of those horrible years of Hitler's domination" (Leventhal & Stansky, p. 147).
This copy... Learn More£125.00
Stock Code: 149892
PARRISH, Maxfield (illus.); SAUNDERS, Louise. The Knave of Hearts.
New York : 1925First edition, first printing. This work is generally acknowledged to contain some of the best illustrations by American illustrator Maxfield Parrish (1870-1966). Parrish achieved "national popularity for his distinctively elegant style, detailed backgrounds and glowing colours. The subtle shade of blue seen in many of his pictures came to be known... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 123572
GUTHRIE, John. Ten Designs for the Two Gentlemen of Verona.
Flansham : 1925First edition, first impression, number 45 of 50 copies only signed by the designer. Five plates show Guthrie's designs for the stage decor; the others illustrate six characters for a theatre production of Shakespeare's play. John Guthrie was the son of the printer and owner of the press, James Guthrie, whose print-making technique and aesthetic was... Learn More£1,375.00
Stock Code: 140871
FIRBANK, Ronald. The Princess Zoubaroff.
London : 1920First edition, first impression, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "For J. Kentish, with the Author's compliments." Inscribed copies of this work are notably uncommon. The Princess Zoubaroff, which was published at Firbank's expense, was his only play. It is a key example of the "unprecedented economy, Carrollian fantasy, and absurdist... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 130571
SHAW, George Bernard. The Doctor's Dilemma.
London : 1911First edition, first impression. Presentation copy, inscribed by Shaw to his Italian agent and translator Antonio Agresti on the half-title: "To Antonio Agresti from G. Bernard Shaw 23rd. Feb. 1911". The titular work was one of many plays of Shaw's that Agresti translated before his death, helping Shaw to reach an Italian audience. Agresti had been... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 126578
ELIOT, T. S. The Elder Statesman.
London : 1959First edition, first impression. The Elder Statesman was first produced at the Edinburgh Festival between 25 and 30 August 1958; the original cast list is printed at the end of the work. Learn More£100.00
Stock Code: 148576
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
SHAKESPEARE, William. [Othello.] Othllo.
Istanbul : 1293 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
BEARDSLEY, Aubrey (illus.); JONSON, Ben. Volpone: or the Fox.
London : 1898First 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
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
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. The Cenci.
[Livorno,] Italy : 1819First edition, one of 250 copies only, of Shelley's verse tragedy which proved an unexpected publishing sensation, despite its action being far too lurid for the London stage. It is scarce in commerce - the second London edition (the only second edition of his own Shelley lived to see) is the one more usually met with.
Shelley had been fascinated... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 144510
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
WILLIAMS, Tennessee. The Rose Tattoo.
New York : 1951First edition, first printing, second issue binding. Presentation copy inscribed by the author to his friend the film producer Paul Nathan on the front free endpaper: "To Paul, fondly, Tennessee". Paul Nathan (1912-1977) produced the 1961 film adaptation of Williams's play Summer and Smoke. He also worked on several Westerns, among them True Grit and... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 90192
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
STEIN, Gertrude. Operas and Plays.
Paris : 1932First edition, first printing, one of 500 copies only, this copy of the fragile publication notably attractive. Operas and Plays was the penultimate title issued by Plain Edition, the publishers which Stein co-founded with Alice Toklas in 1930, and collects 22 of Stein's dramatic works written between 1913 and 1931, including her crucial 1927 work "Four... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 150698
MACCOLL, Ewan. Uranium 235.
Glasgow : First edition, first impression, of MacColl's drama, one of the early literary works dealing with the nuclear age, first set to music and performed in 1946. "Uranium 235 tries to teach its audience more than simply how radiation and atomic bombs work; it tries to show scientists as a part of society, not separate from it. MacColl offers an artistic... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 134133