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1704 Thomas Shadwell Epson-Wells A Comedy Uncommon Play
1704 Thomas Shadwell Epson-Wells A Comedy Uncommon Play

Price: £170.00

A later edition of Thomas Shadwell's play Epsom-WellsPages are misnumbered, jumping from 48-57, although the play is complete and catch word follows.With a page of publisher's catalogue to the rear.Uncommon, usually found disbound.Thomas...

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1709 6vol Tonson Shakespear First Edition after the Folio Editions Scarce N Rowe
1709 6vol Tonson Shakespear First Edition after the Folio Editions Scarce N Rowe

Price: £23,000.00

Six volumes of Tonson's dramatic works of Shakespeare.Volumes I-V are in uniform bindings as a set, with the pages trimmed down. Volume VI is bound in a different half calf binding with larger page sizes due to their not being...

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1711 7vols The Works of Mr Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Illustrated Plays
1711 7vols The Works of Mr Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher Illustrated Plays

Price: £1,350.00

The complete seven volume set of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher's works.This is the first octavo edition of their collected works, with a ten volume set being published later this year.With two portrait frontispieces of the authors...

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1712 3vols in1 Richard Steele's Plays The Funeral Tender Husband Lying Lovers
1712 3vols in1 Richard Steele's Plays The Funeral Tender Husband Lying Lovers

Price: £175.00

Three of Irish playwright and politician, Richard Steele.The Funeral and The Tender Husband are intended to be one volume, whereas The Lying Lover has been included by prior owner.  Direct from the Regency...

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1716 6vol The Works of Ben Johnson In Six Volumes Poetry Illustrated Play Critic
1716 6vol The Works of Ben Johnson In Six Volumes Poetry Illustrated Play Critic

Price: £550.00

The works of Benjamin Johnson. With illustrations to the first four volumes as stated to their title pages 'Adorn'd with Cuts'. With a frontispiece and one plate to volume I, four plates to volume II, one plate to volume III, two plates...

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1721 PLAY M. Acci Plauti comoediae DRAMA JF Gronovius
1721 PLAY M. Acci Plauti comoediae DRAMA JF Gronovius

Price: £135.00

Plautus' comedies, M. Acci Plauti Comoediae, Superstites XX ad ultimam editionem, edited by Joannes Fredericus Gronovius. Bound in leather. Black and white illustrated title page. Includes the plays Amphitruo, Asinaria, Aulularia,...

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1722 Dramatic Works Sir Robert Howard Five Plays
1722 Dramatic Works Sir Robert Howard Five Plays

Price: £275.00

A charming volume of Howard's works, made up of five plays: The Surprisal; The Committee; The Indian Queen; The Vestal Virgin; and The Duke of Lerma.The third edition.With a prologue, and an epilogue 'Spoken by Mrs. Ellen'.Sir Robert...

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1724 The History and Fall of Caius Marius Thomas Otway Rebound
1724 The History and Fall of Caius Marius Thomas Otway Rebound

Price: £90.00

An copy of this famous tragedy by playwright Thomas Otway.Thomas Otway was an English Dramatist of the Restoration period. This work is considered one of his tragic masterpieces and is loosely based on Shakespeare's Romeo...

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1728/30 Histoire Du Theatre Italien Depuis La Decadence de La Comedie Riccoboni
1728/30 Histoire Du Theatre Italien Depuis La Decadence de La Comedie Riccoboni

Price: £700.00

A definitive work on Commedia Dell'arte. This is one of the earliest works to depict the history of Italian theatre and Commedia Dell'arte.Title page is dated 1730, which is the second edition. Imprint to the final leaf is dated 1728...

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1730 Esop A Comedy Theatre Royal Drury Lane John Vanbrugh
1730 Esop A Comedy Theatre Royal Drury Lane John Vanbrugh

Price: £49.99

A scarce copy of John Vanburgh's Esop; A Comedy.Printed as it was acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane.Adorned with decorative head and tail pieces throughout.

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1730 The Humours of Oxford A Comedy Acted at Theatre Royal James Miller
1730 The Humours of Oxford A Comedy Acted at Theatre Royal James Miller

Price: £90.00

The first edition of this comedic play.The Humours of Oxford is James Miller's best known work. It contained music by Richard Charke and was first performed 9 January 1730 and ran for several nights. Miller was known for his use of...

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1730-4 2Vol Plays by John Vanbrugh in Two Volumes The Relapse Provoked Wife
1730-4 2Vol Plays by John Vanbrugh in Two Volumes The Relapse Provoked Wife

Price: £225.00

A two volume set of the plays of Sir John Vanbrugh.Sir John Vanbrugh was an English architect and dramatist, best known for his controversial comedies The Relapse and The Provoked Wife, included in this edition.As...

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1734-44 Plays Don Sebastian Distrest Mother Theodosius Conscious Lover Penitent
1734-44 Plays Don Sebastian Distrest Mother Theodosius Conscious Lover Penitent

Price: £145.00

Five popular Seventeenth/Eighteenth Century plays of varying genres bound as one. With an illustrated frontispiece to each volume. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth...

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1735 6vols Dramatick Works of John Dryden Illustrated Plays Comedy Tragedy
1735 6vols Dramatick Works of John Dryden Illustrated Plays Comedy Tragedy

Price: £200.00

The dramatic works of John Dryden.In six volumes.Pagination to volume I is irregular as the first three plays have been bound in the incorrect order. All plays are present.With five plates to volume I, five plates to volume II, five...

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1740 Elmerick: or Justice Triumphant a TRAGEDY Lillo
1740 Elmerick: or Justice Triumphant a TRAGEDY Lillo

Price: £49.99

A first edition theatrical work of George Lillo's Elmerick or Justice Triumphant a Tragedy written as it was acted at The Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane in 1740. From the playwrite of such works as The London Merchant, The Beggars...

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1740 Il Toscanismo e la Crusca ITALIAN Theatre Tuscan
1740 Il Toscanismo e la Crusca ITALIAN Theatre Tuscan

Price: £175.00

A piece of Italian theatre concerning the Italian and Tuscan languages in a contemporary vellum binding. This work is often attributed to Francesco Arizzi or Benedetto Marcello. Despite pagination, text is continuous.

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1740 The Double Gallant or the Sick Lady's Cure Colley Cibber
1740 The Double Gallant or the Sick Lady's Cure Colley Cibber

Price: £64.99

An early copy of this comic play by Colley Cibber. With engraved frontispiece and decorative head and tail pieces. The Double Gallant (1707) was constructed from Burnaby's The Reformed Wife and The Lady's Visiting Day, and Centlivre's...

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1750 The Roman Father a Tragedy Acted at Drury Lane W Whitehead First Edition
1750 The Roman Father a Tragedy Acted at Drury Lane W Whitehead First Edition

Price: £28.00

The first edition of William Whitehead's successful tragedy, The Roman Father. The play was first produced by David Garrick at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in 1750. Collated, complete with half title. William Witehead was an English...

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1753 The Brothers A Tragedy Acted at Theatre Royal First Edition Edward Young
1753 The Brothers A Tragedy Acted at Theatre Royal First Edition Edward Young

Price: £44.00

The first edition of Edward Young's tragedy The Brothers. Young had written The Brothers several years prior to its first performance in 1753. Its release was suppressed due to his entering to the Church....

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1754 CONSTANTINE Tragedy PHILIP FRANCIS Scarce FIRST EDITION
1754 CONSTANTINE Tragedy PHILIP FRANCIS Scarce FIRST EDITION

Price: £195.00

A scarce first edition of Philip Francis' play 'Constantine', a short lived tragedy which was produced at covent garden and expired on the fourth night in theatre. Philip Francis (17081773) was an Anglo-Irish clergyman and writer....

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1754 VIRGINIA Tragedy Theatre Royal Drury Lane Samuel Crisp
1754 VIRGINIA Tragedy Theatre Royal Drury Lane Samuel Crisp

Price: £99.99

A copy of Samuel Crisp's play 'as it is acted at the theatre-royal in Drury-Lane by His Majesty's Servants'. With cast listed in the Dramatis Personae. Samuel Crisp (17071783). Crisp began a translation of the Vita of Benvenuto...

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1755 MOLIERE Three Plays French & English Psyche scarce
1755 MOLIERE Three Plays French & English Psyche scarce

Price: £199.99

Scarce, no complete sets available at time of collation. Leatherbound volume with gilt tooling to the spine, and three engraved frontispieces. The volume contains three of Moliere's plays - Le Mariage Force (The Forc'd Marriage),...

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1755 Terence's Comedies with Critical and Explanatory Cooke Vol2 only
1755 Terence's Comedies with Critical and Explanatory Cooke Vol2 only

Price: £40.00

Volume II of this edition of collected plays by Terence, translated from the Latin by Mr. Cooke. Publius Terentius Afer (c185-159 BC), better known in English as Terence, was a Roman playwright. This work is a collection...

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1758 Agis a Tragedy Acted at Theatre Royal Drury Lane John Home Plutarch
1758 Agis a Tragedy Acted at Theatre Royal Drury Lane John Home Plutarch

Price: £49.00

The first play written by Scottish dramatist John Home. Agis is a tragedy based upon Plutarch's narrative. It is written in blank verse and was originally finished in 1747. Upon its completion Home brought his play to...

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1758 Cleone A Tragedy Robert Dodsley Second Edition Play for Nine Actors Scarce
1758 Cleone A Tragedy Robert Dodsley Second Edition Play for Nine Actors Scarce

Price: £54.99

The second edition of this tragic play from bookseller and writer Robert Dodsley. WIth vignette title page. Cleone had a long run at Covent Garden, two thousand copies being sold on the day of publication, and it passed through...

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1761 2 Vols The Works of WILLIAM CONGREVE Theatre
1761 2 Vols The Works of WILLIAM CONGREVE Theatre

Price: £95.99

For those interested in the plays of William Congreve, here are four works in two volumes, that need a little restoration, but will do well as reading copies. Includes his eminent comedy, The Way of the World. Volumes I and II....

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1761 The Old Maid A Comedy in Two Acts Arthur Murphy First Edition L'etourderie
1761 The Old Maid A Comedy in Two Acts Arthur Murphy First Edition L'etourderie

Price: £60.00

The First edition of Arthur Murphy's comedic play The Old Maid. Collated, complete. With two pages of publisher's advertisments to the rear. Arthur Murphy, also known by the pseudonym Charles Ranger, was an Irish writer of several...

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1762 Collection of Theatrical Works Ambrose Philips, Nicholas Rowe, Lillo
1762 Collection of Theatrical Works Ambrose Philips, Nicholas Rowe, Lillo

Price: £190.00

A scarce collection of plays from 1762, bound as one. Including "The Distrest Mother" volume four of the English Theatre collection, by Ambrose Philips, "The Fair Penitent" by Nicholas Rowe, "The London Merchant, or the History...

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1763 Elvira a Tragedy David Mallet Scottish First Edition Acted at Theatre Royal
1763 Elvira a Tragedy David Mallet Scottish First Edition Acted at Theatre Royal

Price: £30.00

The first edition of Scottish dramatist David Mallet's tragic play, Elvira. Published the same year as the first performance with press figure 4 on page 29. With the epilogue written by David Garrick, who played the lead...

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1764 The Minor a Comedy Samuel Foote Illustrated Sixth Edition Play Theatre
1764 The Minor a Comedy Samuel Foote Illustrated Sixth Edition Play Theatre

Price: £30.00

A comedic play by Samuel Foote.With a frontispiece.The sixth edition of this play, which first premiered at theTheatre Royal, Drury Lane.Samuel Foote was a British dramatist, actor and theatre manager. He wrote and performed...

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1765 Comedies Of Terence Trans Into Blank Verse By G Colman Illustrated First
1765 Comedies Of Terence Trans Into Blank Verse By G Colman Illustrated First

Price: £160.00

An illustrated edition of the comedies of Terence, with an engraved frontispiece and further half titles illustrated with masks to the front of each play. First edition. Publius Terentius Afer (195/185159 BC), better known...

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1765 Tancred and Sigismunda a Tragedy First Edition Theatre Royal James Thomson
1765 Tancred and Sigismunda a Tragedy First Edition Theatre Royal James Thomson

Price: £38.00

The first edition of James Thomson's tragic play Tancred and Sigismunda.James Thomson was a Scottish poet and playwright better known for his masterpiece The Seasons. Collated complete.With a short advertisment to the reader regarding...

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1765 The Commissary a Comedy In Three Acts Samuel Foote Theatre First Edition
1765 The Commissary a Comedy In Three Acts Samuel Foote Theatre First Edition

Price: £110.00

An eighteenth century comedy play.The first edition of this work in printed form. In the same year the second edition of this work was published in addition to a Dublin imprint.Samuel Foote was a dramatist, actor...

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1766 PLAYS SHAKESPEARE Henry V VI Dublin Samuel JOHNSON
1766 PLAYS SHAKESPEARE Henry V VI Dublin Samuel JOHNSON

Price: £249.99

A scarce first Dublin edition of this volume from Dr. Johnon's edition of the works of Shakespeare. With explanatory notes. Johnson had read Shakespeare from an early age, but came to believe that many collections of his...

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1767-8 8vol Mr William Shakespeare His Comedies Histories and Tragedies E Capell
1767-8 8vol Mr William Shakespeare His Comedies Histories and Tragedies E Capell

Price: £1,390.00

The complete theatrical works of William Shakespeare.First thus, first edition of this edition edited by Edward Capell.Undated, dated using Copac, ESTC and the date to the preface of the first volume.Comprising of the following:Volume...

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1768 2vol Comedies of TERENCE Plays Folding Plates First Edition
1768 2vol Comedies of TERENCE Plays Folding Plates First Edition

Price: £290.00

A collection of the comic plays of the Roman playwright Terence, translated from the Latin by George Colman. Including The Andrian, The Eunuch, The Brothers and The Merchant, amongst others. With eight folding plates, depicting...

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1770-1809 2vols Plays performed at Drury Lane Barbarossa a Tragedy Man and Wife
1770-1809 2vols Plays performed at Drury Lane Barbarossa a Tragedy Man and Wife

Price: £25.00

Two plays performed at the Drury Lane Theatre Royal during the eighteenth century. The fifth edition of Man and Wife and the fourth edition of Barbarossa. Barbarossa is a tragedy witten by John Brown with the prologue and epilogue written...

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1773 John Home Alonzo A Tragedy In Five Acts First Edition Disbound
1773 John Home Alonzo A Tragedy In Five Acts First Edition Disbound

Price: £40.00

A disbound first edition of the tragedy of Alonzo, by John Home, the Scottish minister and writer.  After graduation from the University of Edinburgh in 1742 Home studied divinity. However, his ecclesiastical career was interrupted...

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1774 Vol I - VIII THEATRE DE P CORNEILLE Plays Voltaire
1774 Vol I - VIII THEATRE DE P CORNEILLE Plays Voltaire

Price: £1,199.99

The important first edition of this collection with the sought after plates by Gravelot, in good

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1776 Charles Falbaire Quigney L'Ecole Moeurs French Language Play First Edition
1776 Charles Falbaire Quigney L'Ecole Moeurs French Language Play First Edition

Price: £48.00

A very scarce first edition of this play by Charles George Fenouillot Falbaire de Quingey.Translated as The School of morals, or the suites of debauchery, the volume includes a preface by the author. It debuted at the Comedie-French...

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1776 Six Plays Smith Orway Dryden Jones Moor Philips Phaedra Orphan Earl Essex
1776 Six Plays Smith Orway Dryden Jones Moor Philips Phaedra Orphan Earl Essex

Price: £99.99

Six tragedies published in the year 1776, all 'marked with the variations in the manager's book, at the theatre-royal in Covent-Garden', London's oldest theatre. Including:Phaedra and Hippolitus, a Tragedy by Mr Edmund Smith. The...

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1777 33 PLAYs Opera SHAKESPEARE Farquhar FIELDING Lillo
1777 33 PLAYs Opera SHAKESPEARE Farquhar FIELDING Lillo

Price: £620.00

33 plays bound with a leather spine and marble, paper covered board.  There are 22, full page illustrated frontispieces included with these texts.  These frontispieces depict characters from the corresponding play, along...

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1777 4 Vols The Works of Colley CIBBER LEATHER
1777 4 Vols The Works of Colley CIBBER   LEATHER

Price: £270.00

Four nicely bound volumes of plays by Cibber Volumes I-III and V Bound in leather with gilt lettering and borders Colley Cibber (1671 1757) was a British actor-manager, playwright, and Poet Laureate. His colourful memoir...

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1777 Siege of Damascus John Hughes Play Engraved Frontispiece
1777 Siege of Damascus John Hughes Play Engraved Frontispiece

Price: £44.99

An uncommon copy of this eighteenth-century play from John Hughes. John Hughes (16771720) was an English poet also noted for his editing of and commentary on the works of Edmund Spenser. With an engraved frontispiece.

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1778-80 10vol The Plays of William Shakespeare With Corrections Johnson Steevens
1778-80 10vol The Plays of William Shakespeare With Corrections Johnson Steevens

Price: £1,600.00

A selection of William Shakespeare's works.Ten volumes in total, comprising of nine volumes of  his complete works and volume I of the supplement to his works, published in 1780. Lacking volume VI of the complete works and...

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1778-80 12vols The Plays of William Shakespeare Samuel Johnson Second Edition
1778-80 12vols The Plays of William Shakespeare Samuel Johnson Second Edition

Price: £2,800.00

The complete works of William Shakespeare.The second edition, revised and augmented, of Samuel Johnson's seminal work. With Shakespeare's works to volumes I-X and two supplement volumes to XI and XII. The two supplement editions...

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1780-1805 PLAYS by M. G. LEWIS George COLMAN M. P. KING
1780-1805 PLAYS by M. G. LEWIS George COLMAN M. P. KING

Price: £259.99

Four plays bound in one. Bound in half calf with marbled paper covered boards and gilt lettering. Alfonso and The Minister are second editions. The Manager in Distress is a first edition. Matthew Gregory Lewis (1775 1818) was...

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1782-1803 Four Plays The Jew Speed the Ploughy Mahomet and John Bull Cumberland
1782-1803 Four Plays The Jew Speed the Ploughy Mahomet and John Bull Cumberland

Price: £99.99

A collection of four Georgian plays, performed at theatres across the UK. Containing: The Jew; A Comedy, in Five Acts by Richard Cumberland, Esq. As Performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane Printed Under the Authority of...

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1783-1804 5vol Selected Plays by Richard Cumberland Comedies and Tragedy
1783-1804 5vol Selected Plays by Richard Cumberland Comedies and Tragedy

Price: £140.00

Five plays by English dramatist and civil servant Richard Cumberland.The volumes include:The Mysterious Husband, A Tragedy in Five Acts (1783) First Edition The Wheel of Fortune, A Comedy (1795) Second EditionFirst...

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1784 First Edition PLAYS of Three Acts Private Theatre WILLIAM HAYLEY
1784 First Edition PLAYS of Three Acts Private Theatre WILLIAM HAYLEY

Price: £130.00

A first edition of this volume containing five of William Hayley's plays: The Happy Prescription, Marcella, The Two Connoisseurs, Lord Russel, and The Mausoleum. William Hayley (1745-1820)was a successful poet and playwright. His...

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1784 Petite Bibliotheque des Theatres Autreau La Ferte Various French Plays
1784 Petite Bibliotheque des Theatres Autreau La Ferte Various French Plays

Price: £40.00

A selection of French plays by various authors.Published as a part of the 'Petite Bibliotheque des Theatres' series. This is one volume from that series, the full series is believed to be 13 volumes.This volume contains the following...

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1785 3vol Commedie Scelte di Carlo Goldoni Avvocato Veneto Italian Commedia Play
1785 3vol Commedie Scelte di Carlo Goldoni Avvocato Veneto Italian Commedia Play

Price: £120.00

Three volumes of Carlo Goldoni's plays.In the original Italian.A scarce edition of this work, which is complete in three volumes.Carlo Goldoni was an Italian playwright and librettist. His plays were a combination of the traditional...

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1786 A Volume of Plays as they are Acted at the Smoke-Alley Theatre Dublin
1786 A Volume of Plays as they are Acted at the Smoke-Alley Theatre Dublin

Price: £180.00

A rare collection of plays, as they were acted at the theatre, Smoke-Alley, Dublin. Featuring an engraved frontispiece depicting a scene from "School for Scandal", and one further plate. Containing "The school for scandal", "The...

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1788 20Vols William Shakespeare The Dramatic Writings Complete Bell Edition
1788 20Vols William Shakespeare The Dramatic Writings Complete Bell Edition

Price: £1,700.00

A complete set of the famous 'Bell edition' of Shakespeare's works, including the two volume Prolegomena.The collection includes all of his major dramatic works, with plates throughout.The first two volumes here are...

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1789 Mary Queen of Scots a Tragedy First Edition John St John Play Theatre Royal
1789 Mary Queen of Scots a Tragedy First Edition John St John Play Theatre Royal

Price: £30.00

The first printed edition of this tragedy based upon the life of Mary Queen of Scots. With a dedication from the author to the 'honourable Mrs Bouverie' as the the preface.Collated, complete with a leaf of errata bound...

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1790 Better Late Than Never a Comedy by Miles Peter Andrews
1790 Better Late Than Never a Comedy by Miles Peter Andrews

Price: £44.99

A copy of 'Better Late Than Never; A Comedy. In Five Acts. As Performed by the Theatre Royal Drury-Lane' by Miles Peter Andrews. Miles Peter Andrews (1742 July 1814) was an 18th century English playwright, gunpowder manufacturer...

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1790 The Country Girl a Comedy David Garrick Play Comedy Theatre Royal Illustrat
1790 The Country Girl a Comedy David Garrick Play Comedy Theatre Royal Illustrat

Price: £90.00

A comedy play by David Garrick.The Country Girl was originally published in 1766.With an engraved frontispiece.The full title is The Country Girl A Comedy of Five Acts Altered from Wycherley. David Garrick was an English...

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1790-1835 Miscellaneous Pamphlets Including Revolution Of America
1790-1835 Miscellaneous Pamphlets Including Revolution Of America

Price: £220.00

A set of nine miscellaneous pamphlets dating from 1790 to 1835, in leather binding.Including plays such as Dryden's All for Love and Monsieur Mallet by H.W. Montagu, speeches by Robert Peel and Charles Wetherell and political works,...

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1791-1799 20 Vols Collection of plays performed at THEATRE ROYAL London
1791-1799 20 Vols Collection of plays performed at THEATRE ROYAL London

Price: £490.00

A collection of uniformly bound theatrical works all written as they were performed at the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, Covent Garden. Regulated from the prompt books by permission of the managers, boasting a range of genres...

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1791-95 75 plays in25vols British Theatre John Bell Congreve Bickerstaff Milton
1791-95 75 plays in25vols British Theatre John Bell Congreve Bickerstaff Milton

Price: £750.00

75 British plays in 25 volumes published by John Bell. With two plates to each volume. Collated, volume X's The Orphan is lacking its two plates. Otherwise complete. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later...

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1792 George Barnwell a Tragedy George Lillo Performed at the Theatre Royal
1792 George Barnwell a Tragedy George Lillo Performed at the Theatre Royal

Price: £19.99

A rare copy of this theatrical work from George Lillo. Written as it was performed at the Theatre Royal, Drury-Lane and Covent Garden. Regulated from the prompt-books, by permission of the manager. With John Jobson's armorial bookplate...

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1792 The Robbers Translated From German Of Schiller First English Edition Scarce
1792 The Robbers Translated From German Of Schiller First English Edition Scarce

Price: £895.00

A scarce edition of The Robbers translated from the German by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (1759 - 1805), a German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. First edition in English. The Robbers was the first drama...

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1793 Charles MACKLIN Love a la Mode SAMUEL ROGERS COPY
1793  Charles MACKLIN Love a la Mode SAMUEL ROGERS COPY

Price: £499.99

A nice clean copy. Bound in marbled calf leather. Rebacked with the original leather. First edition thus. Presentation copy from John Johnston of the Theatre Royal Covent Garden to Samuel Rogers. Charles Macklin (1690 1797)...

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1795 Richard Cumberland The Wheel Of Fortune A Comedy Disbound
1795 Richard Cumberland The Wheel Of Fortune A Comedy Disbound

Price: £30.00

A disbound copy of one of Cumberlands many works, remembered for John Philip Kembles portrayal of the misanthropist Penruddock.Cumberland was a prolific comic dramatist, who is often remembered for his positive portrayal of colonials,...

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1795 Richard CUMBERLAND Wheel of Fortune plays comedy
1795 Richard CUMBERLAND Wheel of Fortune plays comedy

Price: £36.99

Richard Cumberland (1732-1811) was one of the foremost Comic Dramatists of his time, his favourite themes being virtue in distress and his heroes are usually young 'men of feeling' with everything coming right at the end. The Wheel...

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1796 Way to get Married COMEDY MORTON FIRST EDITION!
1796 Way to get Married COMEDY  MORTON FIRST EDITION!

Price: £297.99

This is a scarce original FIRST EDITION of the famous play by Morton.  Normally available only in facsimilie. Thomas Morton (1764 1838) was an English playwright.  He was the author of Columbus, or a World Discovered...

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1797 COMEDY Cure For Heart Ache Play FIRST Morton
1797 COMEDY Cure For Heart Ache Play FIRST Morton

Price: £39.99

An uncommon first edition of Morton's humorous play. Thomas Morton (1764 28 March 1838) was an English playwright. Born in the city of Durham, He was the son of John and Grace Morton of Whickham, County Durham. He went to London...

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1798 Passages Selected Great Literary Trial Vortigern and Rowena William Ireland
1798 Passages Selected Great Literary Trial Vortigern and Rowena William Ireland

Price: £69.99

A humorous work of satire on the leading public characters of the day, portrayed in a series of passages professing to be quotations from Ireland's play. Second edition.  The work originally appeared in the Morning herald...

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1798 The MINISTER A Tragedy SCHILLER Theatre Lewis Scarce
1798 The MINISTER A Tragedy SCHILLER Theatre Lewis Scarce

Price: £69.99

An English translation of Schillers third play, Kabale und Liebe (1784). Second Edition. Translated from the German by M. G. Lewis. 'Lest the present Translation should be mistaken for the former, I have thought it right to change...

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1798-1802 13vol August Wilhelm Iffland Dramatische Werke Very Scarce Collection
1798-1802 13vol August Wilhelm Iffland Dramatische Werke Very Scarce Collection

Price: £225.00

Dramatische Werke by August Wilhelm Iffland. With a foldout engraved portrait of Iffland to frontispiece volume one and further engraved frontispieces to twelve volumes. Thirteen volumes of a sixteen volume set. (Absent volumes...

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1799 8vol Oeuvres de J B Poquelin de Moliere The Works of Moliere French
1799 8vol Oeuvres de J B Poquelin de Moliere The Works of Moliere French

Price: £295.00

The works of French playwright Moliere. In French.Eight volumes, collated complete.Jean-Baptiste Poquelin was better known by his stage name Moliere. He was a French playwright and actor considered to be one of...

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1803-1807 9vol Plays Of William Shakespeare Annotations By Various Commentators
1803-1807 9vol Plays Of William Shakespeare Annotations By Various Commentators

Price: £450.00

The Plays of William Shakespeare in nine volumes with vignette title pages and head pieces to each play. Nine volumes of ten. Volume I is dated 1807, printed by T. Davison for Peter Wynne and Son and contains: The Life...

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1804 4vol The British Drama Best Plays English Tragedies Comedies Operas Farces
1804 4vol The British Drama Best Plays English Tragedies Comedies Operas Farces

Price: £99.99

A scarce set of The British Drama; Comprehending The Best Plays In The English Language with Volume I Part I and Part II: Tragedies; Volume II Part II: Comedies; and Volume III: Operas And Farces. With illustrated title pages. First...

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1804 Miscellaneous Plays Joanna Baillie Rayner
1804 Miscellaneous Plays Joanna Baillie Rayner

Price: £99.99

A collection of three plays (two tragedies and one comedy) from playwright Joanna Baillie. Joanna Baillie (1762 1851) was a Scottish poet and dramatist. Baillie was very well known during her lifetime and, though a woman, intended...

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1805 6vol in1 Various Plays Shakespeare Hamlet Romeo Juliet Oroonoko The Wonder
1805 6vol in1 Various Plays Shakespeare Hamlet Romeo Juliet Oroonoko The Wonder

Price: £60.00

A collection of six plays by various authors.Frontispiece to Romeo and Juliet and to The Wonder. Comprising of:Hamlet by William Shakespeare (1805) J RoachRomeo and Juliet Shakespeare (1806) J RoachOroonoko A Tragedy by Thomas Southern...

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1806 2vol The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare Scarce Edition
1806 2vol The Dramatic Works of William Shakspeare Scarce Edition

Price: £650.00

A very scarce edition of this two-volume set of the works of William Shakespeare. Including vignette title pages. Bookplate of Lachlan John Mackintosh of Dalmunzie.Complete in two volumes.

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1806 3Vol Plays as Performed Theatre Royal Garrick Holcroft Morton Mrs Inchbald
1806 3Vol Plays as Performed Theatre Royal Garrick Holcroft Morton Mrs Inchbald

Price: £390.00

A scarce collection of theatrical works, all of which are printed under the authority of the managers from the prompt books, with remarks from Mrs. Inchbald.Printed as performed at the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, Drury Lane, and...

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1807 4vols First Thus The Family Shakespeare Tempest As You Like It Much Ado
1807 4vols First Thus The Family Shakespeare Tempest As You Like It Much Ado

Price: £750.00

Twenty of Shakespeare's plays, expurgated and published across four volumes. The first to be edited by Bowdler with the printer's information preceding bookseller on title pages. Edited by Thomas Bowdler, who has removed...

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1807 6vol Plays Of William Shakespeare From Corrected Text Johnson And Steevens
1807 6vol Plays Of William Shakespeare From Corrected Text Johnson And Steevens

Price: £995.00

A very scarce edition of The Plays of William Shakespeare from the Corrected Text of Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. Embellished with twenty two plates. [collated, complete] In six volumes complete. The Plays of William Shakespeare...

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1807 The Gentle Shepherd Play Pastoral Comedy Allan Ramsay Uncommon Leather
1807 The Gentle Shepherd Play Pastoral Comedy Allan Ramsay Uncommon Leather

Price: £40.00

An uncommon copy of this play by Allan Ramsay. The Gentle Shepherd, first published in 1725, is a pastoral comedy and is a pleasant delineation of rustic manners in the countryside of the Scottish Lowlands in the 18th century....

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1809 12vols PLAYS William SHAKESPEARE
1809 12vols PLAYS William SHAKESPEARE

Price: £279.99

Twelve volumes leather bound with marble paper boards and filt detailing to the spine. Complete set including: The Life of William Shakespeare, Dr Johnson's Preface, Farmer's Essay on Shakespeare, The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of...

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1810 4vols English Comedy A Collection of the Most Celebrated Dramas R Steele
1810 4vols English Comedy A Collection of the Most Celebrated Dramas R Steele

Price: £360.00

A collection of comedic plays by English writers.Volumes II, III, IV and VI of the original six volumes only, lacking volumes I and V.Edited by Richard Steele and Colley Cibber.Compiling of plays by authors such as Fielding, Macklin,...

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1810 Oeuvres Choisies de La CHAUSSEE
1810 Oeuvres Choisies de La CHAUSSEE

Price: £59.99

A scarce anthology of  theatrical scripts by the French dramatist who blurred the lines between comedy and tragedy. Featuring Le Prejuge a la Mode, Melanide, Amour Pour Amour, L'ecole Des Meres, and Le Gouvernante....

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1811 3Vol Oeuvres De Jean Racine Nouvelles Notes Grammaticales M. De Levizac
1811 3Vol Oeuvres De Jean Racine Nouvelles Notes Grammaticales M. De Levizac

Price: £180.00

A uniformly bound complete set of works from 17th century renowned playwright Jean Racine. Written in French. Second Edition. With notes from De La Harpe, and grammatical notes from M. Levizac. Racine's plays displayed...

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1811 3vols The Dramatic Works of Beaumont and Fletcher George Colman Theatre
1811 3vols The Dramatic Works of Beaumont and Fletcher George Colman Theatre

Price: £220.00

A scarce three volume set of Beaumont and Fletcher's complete dramatic works.With portrait frontispieces of Beaumont and Fletcher to volumes I and II respectively.With an extensive introduction consisting of short biographies on Beaumont...

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1811-1812 2vol Franz Holbein Theater German First Edition Scarce Fridolin Plays
1811-1812  2vol Franz Holbein Theater German First Edition Scarce Fridolin Plays

Price: £190.00

A scarce first edition Franz Holbein's first published collection of plays.Franz Ignaz von Holbein was an Austrian playwright and theater director.Though he wrote prolifically and held many positions of authority as...

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1813 20 Vol The Plays of William Shakspeare Johnson, Steevens and Reed Sixth Ed
1813 20 Vol The Plays of William Shakspeare Johnson, Steevens and Reed Sixth Ed

Price: £695.00

A scarce uniformly bound collection of the theatrical works from prolific playwright, William Shakespeare, with comments from a variety of literary figures. Referred to as the Reed Edition of 1813, also known as Johnson-Steevens-Reed...

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1813 SPECIMENS of English DRAMATIC POETS Charles LAMB
1813 SPECIMENS of English DRAMATIC POETS Charles LAMB

Price: £129.99

A finely bound second edition Charles Lamb's Specimens of English Dramatic Poets. Bound in half vellum and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering. Second edition. The front hinge has been professionally repaired. This...

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1814 2Vol The Tragedies of Euripides Translated By R. Potter Classical Athens
1814 2Vol The Tragedies of Euripides Translated By R. Potter Classical Athens

Price: £285.00

A collection of translated works from one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, Euripides. Translated by Rowley Potter. Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama down...

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1814-1815 3 vol OLD ENGLISH PLAYS Middleton Rowley 1st
1814-1815 3 vol OLD ENGLISH PLAYS Middleton Rowley 1st

Price: £220.00

A scarce first edition of this collection of early English plays, dating from the Regency period. With bookbinder's stamps for J. Davies to the front pastedowns of each volume. Volume III (1814) contains 'The Wonder of a Kingdom:...

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1817 First Edition Comic Dramas in Three Acts Maria Edgeworth Theatre
1817 First Edition Comic Dramas in Three Acts Maria Edgeworth Theatre

Price: £380.00

First edition of three comic plays by Maria Edgeworth.A lovely copy of this hard to find work by Edgeworth. Direct from a Regency Country House Library with the original owner's bookplate.A very original near fine copy.Bound without...

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1817 The British Drama Cumberland School For Wives Comus Confederacy Inconstant
1817 The British Drama Cumberland School For Wives Comus Confederacy Inconstant

Price: £23.99

A collection of plays with a biography of the respective authors and a critique on each work. Volume II of a fourteen part set. Containing Hugh Kelly's School For Wives, John Milton's Comus, John Vanbrugh's The Confederacy and...

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1818-19 7 plays in 2 vols. Iron Chest Own Mind Heir at Law Lovers Vows Plough
1818-19 7 plays in 2 vols. Iron Chest Own Mind Heir at Law Lovers Vows Plough

Price: £190.00

Seven eighteenth century plays, mostly comedies, bound in two volumes. Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted...

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1819 3vol Sophoclis Quae Exstant Omnia Cum Veterum Sophocles
1819 3vol Sophoclis Quae Exstant Omnia Cum Veterum Sophocles

Price: £250.00

A scarce collection of the tragedies of Sophocles.   In Latin and Greek. The most famous tragedies of Sophocles feature Oedipus and Antigone: they are generally known as the Theban plays, although each play was actually a...

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1819-1839 A Selection of PLAYS Cornwall Clarke, Duval, Landor etc
1819-1839 A Selection of PLAYS Cornwall Clarke, Duval, Landor etc

Price: £150.00

A scarce anthology of georgian theatrical pieces as well as the first edition of "Massaniello; or a The Revolt of Naples" by Sir John Dean Paul. Includes the third edition of "Mirandola" a tragedy by Barry Cornwall, "The Irishwoman"...

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1820 6v Oeuvres Completes de J Racine Aime Martin Drama Plays French Illustrated
1820 6v Oeuvres Completes de J Racine Aime Martin Drama Plays French Illustrated

Price: £150.00

An attractively bound set of the works of Jean Racine.Library labels would need to be professionally removed to give a really nice set.Complete in six volumes.Edited by  Louis Aime Martin, a prolific French author whose most...

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1821 GEORGE COLMAN Play The IRON CHEST Frontispiece
1821 GEORGE COLMAN Play The IRON CHEST Frontispiece

Price: £29.99

Leatherbound volume with engraved frontispiece. George Colman (October 21, 1762October 17, 1836), known as "the Younger," English dramatist and miscellaneous writer, was the son of George Colman "the Elder". He passed from Westminster...

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1821 Marino Faliero Doge of Venice Lord Byron First Impression Bayntun
1821 Marino Faliero Doge of Venice Lord Byron First Impression Bayntun

Price: £495.00

A first edition of this play and poem by Lord Byron. Bound by Bayntun's of Bath. First impression, with Doge's speech on p.151 five and a half lines long. The play is set in Venice in 1355. Marino Faliero, recently elected Doge...

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1822 Halidon Hill A Dramatic By Sir Walter Scott Paper Wraps First Edition
1822 Halidon Hill A Dramatic By Sir Walter Scott Paper Wraps First Edition

Price: £195.00

Halidon Hill; A Dramatic Sketch From Scottish History by Sir Walter Scott, in original paper wraps. First edition. Dedicated to Joanna Baillie, at whose request Scott wrote Halidon Hill as a contribution to a poetical miscellany...

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1822 Publius Terentius Afer Pickering Diamond Series Miniature Terence Latin
1822 Publius Terentius Afer Pickering Diamond Series Miniature Terence Latin

Price: £110.00

An uncommon miniature of the work of Terence, the Roman playwright.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.The text is in original Latin.Published as a part of Pickering's...

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1823 10 Vol The Plays of William Shakespeare New Edition Complete
1823 10 Vol The Plays of William Shakespeare New Edition Complete

Price: £190.00

The complete set of this ten volume 1823 edition of Shakespeare's plays, uniformly bound. New edition. Accurately printed from the text of the corrected copy left by the late George Stevens IN 1773-93, and includes...

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1824 8vols SHAKESPEARE Drama PLAYS Steevens Theatre
1824 8vols SHAKESPEARE Drama PLAYS Steevens Theatre

Price: £539.99

An important edition of the sought after Steevens Shakespeare in a really nice original diced calf binding. Priced to be a part set. (i.e. about 1/3 price of a full set) Eight leatherbound volumes with gilt titles to the spines. William...

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1824 Dramatic Works Of Shakspeare From Text Of Samuel Johnson, Steevens and Reed
1824 Dramatic Works Of Shakspeare From Text Of Samuel Johnson, Steevens and Reed

Price: £69.99

A collection of Shakespeare's dramatic works with an advertisement with a note from the publisher to front. In one volume complete. With unpaginated advertisements in German and English to rear including a sample of 'School...

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1824 Nonconformist Angell James J. PARKES
1824 Nonconformist  Angell James  J. PARKES

Price: £245.00

A scarce first edition of Joseph Parkes' The Plagiary "Warned". Disbound. Scarce. First edition. Joseph Parkes, 1796 1865, was an English political reformer. Parkes was educated at Warwick grammar school, Dr Charles Burney's...

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1825 11vol The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare Pickering Edition
1825 11vol The Plays and Poems of William Shakespeare Pickering Edition

Price: £425.00

The plays and poems of Shakespeare, printed by William Pickering. Containing: Volume I: The Tempest, Two Gentlemen of Verona, Merry Wives of Windsor, Twelfth Night Volume II:  Measure for Measure, Much Ado About Nothing,...

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1825 2 Vols. Carlo Goldoni Raccolta Di Commedie Scelte Half Morocco Gilt
1825 2 Vols. Carlo Goldoni Raccolta Di Commedie Scelte Half Morocco Gilt

Price: £90.00

A collection of comedies from the much loved 18th century Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni. Goldoni is admired for his honest portrayal of humanity, as well as his quick wit. For his subjects he often dramatised the lives of the new...

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1826 7v Plays of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Shakspeare
1826 7v Plays of WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Shakspeare

Price: £143.99

A collection of Shakespeare in full diced calf bindings, with a selection of notes from eminent editors. Includes a life of Shakespeare, Johnson's preface, and Pope's preface. With a frontispiece in Volume One of Shakespeare. Accurately...

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1826 8Vol The Plays of William Shakspeare Accurately Printed Alexander Chalmers
1826 8Vol The Plays of William Shakspeare Accurately Printed Alexander Chalmers

Price: £225.00

A complete collection of the theatrical works of renowned playwright, William Shakespeare. New edition. Extended title reads; "The plays of William Shakespeare, accurately printed from the text of the corrected...

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1827 Foscari And Julian Tragedies By Mary Russell Mitford
1827 Foscari And Julian Tragedies By Mary Russell Mitford

Price: £99.99

Foscari and Julian: Tragedies is a collection of two plays by Mary Russell Mitford. Mary Russell Mitford (1787 - 1855) was an English author and dramatist. Her place in English literature is as the author of Our Village. This...

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1828 Ferdinando Livini Il Cocchiere Di Fiacre Italian Drama Play Three Acts
1828 Ferdinando Livini Il Cocchiere Di Fiacre Italian Drama Play Three Acts

Price: £120.00

A very scarce collection of plays by Italian playwright Ferdinando Livini.Featuring works ranging from dramas to comedies, some of the plays include L'Accorto Intrigante and L'Aggiotaggio. 

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1830 4vol Works Of John Webster First Collected Account Author Notes Dyce Scarce
1830 4vol Works Of John Webster First Collected Account Author Notes Dyce Scarce

Price: £595.00

A scarce set of The Works of John Webster: Now First Collected, with Some Account of the Author and Notes by John Webster; memoir and notes by Alexander Dyce, B.A. First edition thus. Only 250 copies were printed. With Addenda...

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1832 First Edition Casamir Delavigne Louis XI Tragedie French Language Play
1832 First Edition Casamir Delavigne Louis XI Tragedie French Language Play

Price: £75.00

An uncommon French first edition of this play by Casamir Delavigne.Delavigne was a writer of some note in 19th Century Paris, with some regarding him as a "founder of the second French Theatre". He would later write the words...

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1832-4 15vol The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare Life Glossarial Notes Illus
1832-4 15vol The Plays and Poems of Shakespeare Life Glossarial Notes Illus

Price: £230.00

A collection of William Shakespeare's plays and poetry. Edited by A J Valpy. Abraham John Valpy was an English printer and publisher. With all fifteen volumes, comprising of the following works: Volume I: Life Of Shakespeare, Dr Johnson's...

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1833 Plays & Poems William Shakspeare SHAKESPEARE
1833 Plays & Poems William Shakspeare SHAKESPEARE

Price: £390.00

A large extensive collected works of William Shakespeare. Bound in quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards with gilt lettering and decoration. This volume has amateur repairs to the binding. There are now additional cloth...

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1834 2 Vols Philip Van ARTEVELDE Dramatic Romance Henry TAYLOR Play
1834 2 Vols Philip Van ARTEVELDE Dramatic Romance Henry TAYLOR Play

Price: £140.00

A smart set of Taylor's acclaimed play, dating from the nineteenth century. Complete in two volumes. Sir Henry Taylor (18 October 1800 27 March 1886) was an English dramatist.Taylor wrote a number of plays, including Isaac Comnenus...

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1835 2vol Oeuvres de Moliere Illustrated with Works from M. Sainte Beuve
1835 2vol Oeuvres de Moliere Illustrated with Works from M. Sainte Beuve

Price: £195.00

The works of French Restoration dramatist and comic writer, Molire.Illustrated throughout with vignette title pages by Tony Johannot.With a brief biography of Molire to volume I.Containing some of his best-known works: Le Misanthrope,...

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1837 The Love-Chase A Comedy Five Acts James Sheridan Knowles
1837 The Love-Chase A Comedy Five Acts James Sheridan Knowles

Price: £49.99

A scarce first edition of this comedy from James Sheridan Knowles. James Sheridan Knowles (12 May 1784 30 November 1862), Irish dramatist and actor, was born in Cork.

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1839 The Dramatic Works of Massinger and Ford Hartley Coleridge
1839 The Dramatic Works of Massinger and Ford Hartley Coleridge

Price: £185.00

A smartly bound copy of this theatrical anthology from Philip Massinger and John Ford. Featuring a frontispiece of Philip Massinger and vignette title page. With an introduction by Hartley Coleridge.

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1840 The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan By Leigh Hunt The Rivals
1840 The Dramatic Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan By Leigh Hunt The Rivals

Price: £150.00

A collected edition of the works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan.With a biographical and critical sketch by Leigh Hunt.Richard Brinsley Sheridan was an satirist, playwright and poet, and long time owner of the London Theatre Royal. He...

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1843 Catharine Douglas Arthur Helps Inscribed by the Author
1843 Catharine Douglas Arthur Helps Inscribed by the Author

Price: £180.00

A scarce copy of this theatrical work anonymously written by Arthur Helps. Neatly inscribed in ink to the front free endpaper; "Mrs Davenport From the Author."

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1843 LUCRECE Tragedie en Cinq Actes et en Vers M Francois PONSARD
1843 LUCRECE Tragedie en Cinq Actes et en Vers M Francois PONSARD

Price: £125.00

An early edition 'Lucrece' written by the dramatic poet Francois Posard (1814-1867), was the head of the school of common sense which held the balance between classic and romantic. His first play Lucrece, played in 1843, obtained...

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1843-5 11vols the Works of Beaumont and Fletcher Alexander Dyce Introduction
1843-5 11vols the Works of Beaumont and Fletcher Alexander Dyce Introduction

Price: £1,300.00

The complete works of Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher.With portrait frontispieces to volumes I and II.In uniform signed bindings by Tout with gilt stamped detailing to the spines.With notes and a biographical memoir of both playwrights...

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1844 8vol in 4 Oeuvres de J F Ducis Bibliotheque En Miniature French Shakespeare
1844 8vol in 4 Oeuvres de J F Ducis Bibliotheque En Miniature French Shakespeare

Price: £295.00

The complete eight volumes of Jean-Francis Ducis' works.Eight volumes in four.In a small format, published as a part of the 'Bibliotheque en Miniature' series.In the original French.Jean-Francois Ducis was a French dramatist who...

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1844-1851 2 vols Sophoclis Tragoediae Septem Aeschyli Tragoediae Greek Plays
1844-1851 2 vols Sophoclis Tragoediae Septem Aeschyli Tragoediae Greek Plays

Price: £120.00

Two pocket-sized volumes of Tragic plays by Sophocles and Aeschylus.From the library of the Titley Court Estate.Titley Court was home to the Greenly family for over 500 years. The Greenly family have a long and fascinating history,...

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1848 Progressive Exercises in Greek Tragic Senarii Theatre Second Ed
1848 Progressive Exercises in Greek Tragic Senarii Theatre Second Ed

Price: £44.99

A scarce treatise on the form of Greek tragedies.Second edition, altered and revised. With publisher's catalogue to the rear. Binder's label of Westley's and Clark to rear pastedown.

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1849 PHILIP ARTEVELDE Dramatic Romance Henry TAYLOR
1849 PHILIP ARTEVELDE Dramatic Romance Henry TAYLOR

Price: £47.99

A tragic play which commemorates the life of this fourteenth century Flemish patriot. Fifth Edition. With a bookbinder's stamp for Budden to the verso of the front free-endpaper. Complete in two parts.

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1851 The Earl and the Duchess A Dialogue Richard Monckton Milnes First Uncommon
1851 The Earl and the Duchess A Dialogue Richard Monckton Milnes First Uncommon

Price: £145.00

An uncommon private printing of this adapted play.Privately printed, presumably as a token to guests of private theatricals.Countess Frances Waldegrave was a well known society leader and hostess who enjoyed private theatricals which...

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1853 Les Deux Heritages Suivie de L'Inspecteur General P Merimee J Edmond Bound
1853 Les Deux Heritages Suivie de L'Inspecteur General  P Merimee J Edmond Bound

Price: £80.00

A collection of plays by French dramatist Prosper Merimee.In a J Edmond, Aberdeen, Binding. This collection has three plays by Merimee, Les Deux Heritages or Don Quixote, L'Inspecteur General and Debuts D'un Adventurier.Prosper...

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1855 3vol The Works of SHAKSPERE Illustrated by Kenny Meadows Cornwall Scarce
1855 3vol The Works of SHAKSPERE Illustrated by Kenny Meadows Cornwall Scarce

Price: £190.00

A complete set of the worksof William Shakespeare, with a memoir and essay by Barry Cornwall. Illustrated throughout with vignette illustrations by Kenny Meadows. Containing his comedies, tragedies and historical plays. Also...

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1858 Theatre Complet Jean RACINE French M. AUGER
1858 Theatre Complet Jean RACINE French M. AUGER

Price: £47.99

The complete plays of the major seventeenth century French dramatist Jean Racine. Featuring a tissue guarded portrait frontispiece of Racine. With an introduction by M. Auger. There is a pictorial bookplate to the front pastedown. ...

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1860 The Theatre of the Greeks A Treatise Greek Drama John William Donaldson
1860 The Theatre of the Greeks A Treatise Greek Drama John William Donaldson

Price: £69.99

A popular Victorian history of the theatre of Attic Greece. Seventh edition, revised, enlarged, and in part remodelled. Illustrated throughout with many plates, and vignettes in the text.

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1860 THEATRE of the GREEKS John William Donaldson DRAMA
1860 THEATRE of the GREEKS John William Donaldson DRAMA

Price: £132.00

A popular work from the mid-nineteenth century on Greek drama here in a decorative presentation binding. With five plates, two of which are handcoloured. In an armorial binding from Lancaster Royal Grammar School, with a prize...

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1861 6vol The Stratford Shakspere Edited by Charles Knight Shakespeare Scarce
1861 6vol The Stratford Shakspere Edited by Charles Knight Shakespeare Scarce

Price: £120.00

A scarce set of the Stratford Shakspere, edited by Shakespearean scholar, Charles Knight. Illustrated with thirty-five engraved plates (collated, complete). Volume I: The Life of Shakspere by the Editor; Histories Volume...

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1861-73 9Vol William Shakespeare Dramatiske Vaerker P Foersom Danish Shakspeare
1861-73 9Vol William Shakespeare Dramatiske Vaerker P Foersom Danish Shakspeare

Price: £120.00

A set of the works of William Shakespeare in Danish.Translated and edited by Evard Lembcke based on the translations of Peter Foersom. The first edition of Lembcke's translation.18 volumes bound in 9. Collated: Complete.Peter...

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1862 12 Vol Regnier Les Grands Ecrivains de la France Oeuvres de P Corneille
1862 12 Vol Regnier Les Grands Ecrivains de la France Oeuvres de P Corneille

Price: £590.00

A scarce first edition of Adolphe Regnier's uvres de P Corneille.A scholar of philology who lectured at the Collge de France, Adolphe Regnier was an esteemed member of the Acadmie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres. Eventually...

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1863 2vols Oeuvres Comletes Moliere Precedee de la Vie de Moliere par Voltaire
1863 2vols Oeuvres Comletes Moliere Precedee de la Vie de Moliere par Voltaire

Price: £100.00

Two volumes of Moliere's works.Complete in two volumes.With the life of Moliere written by Voltaire to volume I.In the original French.With seven plates to volume I and eight plates to volume II. Moliere was a French playwright and...

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1863 Theatre Choisi de Racine E Geruzez Les Plaideurs Bajazet
1863 Theatre Choisi de Racine E Geruzez Les Plaideurs Bajazet

Price: £60.00

A collection of the tragedies of Jean Racine.In the original French. Including Les Plaideurs, Mithridate, Esther and many others.

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1864 EDMOND ABOUT Theatre Impossible FRENCH vellum
1864 EDMOND ABOUT Theatre Impossible FRENCH vellum

Price: £39.99

Vellum bound volume with brown cloth covered boards and gilt title to the spine. Edmond Franois Valentin About (14 February 1828 16 January 1885), was a French novelist, publicist and journalist. He made his name as an entertaining...

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1864 MAXIME A Comedy Walter CREYKE First Signed Scarce
1864 MAXIME A Comedy Walter CREYKE First Signed Scarce

Price: £425.00

The rather scarce first edition of Walter Creyke's dramatic work, Maxime. This work is signed by the author to S. F. Widdrington, and comes direct from the Widdrington library, Newton Hall, Northumberland. Bound in cloth with gilt...

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1865 Goethe Faust A Dramatic Poem Translated By Theodore Martin
1865 Goethe Faust A Dramatic Poem Translated By Theodore Martin

Price: £40.00

Theodore Martin's English translation of Faust.Martin was a Scot who translated Goethe's poems with W.E. Aytoun for Blackwood's Magazine (1843-4). Other translations of his include Horace, Catullus, Virgil, Dante, Schiller, and Heine....

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1865 The Dramatic Works Of Massinger And Ford Hartley Coleridge Early Plays
1865 The Dramatic Works Of Massinger And Ford Hartley Coleridge Early Plays

Price: £120.00

A smartly bound collection of the seventeenth-century dramatists' most popular plays. New Edition. 'With an introduction by Hartley Coleridge'. Featuring an engraved portrait frontispiece and an additional engraved titlepage. With...

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1867 The Dramatic Works of Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Memoir
1867 The Dramatic Works of Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Memoir

Price: £37.00

The dramatic works of Irish playwright Richard Brinsley Sheridan.Sheridan was the long-term owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane.He is best known for his plays The Rivals, The School for Scandal, The Duenna and A Trip to Scarborough...

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1869 Walpole Every Man Has His Price Lord Lytton Play
1869 Walpole Every Man Has His Price Lord Lytton Play

Price: £29.99

A comical play by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton PC (25 May 1803 18 January 1873), was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. Binder's label of 'Burn and Co' to...

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1872 EDMOND GONDINET Christiane Comedie Theatre
1872 EDMOND GONDINET Christiane Comedie Theatre

Price: £49.99

Edmond Gondinet (1828-1888) was a French playwright and librettist. He produced forty plays of which several were successful. He collaborated with Alphonse Daudet and Eugne Labiche, among others. Christiane is a four-act...

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1873 2vol Works Of Sheridan With Memoir By Browne Extracts Of Life By Moore Port
1873 2vol Works Of Sheridan With Memoir By Browne Extracts Of Life By Moore Port

Price: £39.99

The Works of the Right Honourable Richard Brinsley Sheridan. With a Memoir By James P. Browne.containing Extracts from the Life By Thomas Moore. In two volumes complete. With a portrait of Sheridan from a picture by Sir Joshua...

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1875 6 Vols SHAKESPEARE'S Library Edited by W. HAZLITT
1875 6 Vols SHAKESPEARE'S Library Edited by W. HAZLITT

Price: £845.00

A scarce edition of Shakespeare's Library edited by William Hazlitt. Rebacked in cloth with the original paper-covered boards. Volumes I - VI, complete. This is a set of the plays, romances, and poems that inspired the...

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1875 Tragaldabas Auguste Vacquerie Acts and Verse Signed
1875 Tragaldabas Auguste Vacquerie Acts and Verse Signed

Price: £38.00

A copy of Tragaldabas, with five acts, and verse.With an inscription to one of the front endpapers, signed by the author.Auguste Vacquerie (1819-1895) was a French journalist and man of letters. In the year of his death, the rue Auguste-Vacquerie,...

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1875-77 2vol Oeuvres de J de la Fontaine Alphonse Pauly Leather Binding
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Price: £110.00

A collection of the writings of French fabulist, Jean de la Fontaine.Containing:Tome Premier: ContesTome Deuxieme: Contes - Psyche - LettresAccording to Flaubert, Fontaine was the only French poet to understand and master the texture...

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1876 Charles And Mary Lamb Tales From Shakespeare Illustrated Bickers Binding
1876 Charles And Mary Lamb Tales From Shakespeare Illustrated Bickers Binding

Price: £130.00

Stories from Shakespeare written in prose for children by Charles and Mary Lamb.Charles wrote the tragedies and Mary wrote the comedies. First publishing the work in 1807, they intended to create a book that would familiarise the young...

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1876 Erectheus A Tragedy Algernon Charles Swinburne Greek Tragedy
1876 Erectheus A Tragedy Algernon Charles Swinburne Greek Tragedy

Price: £69.99

A scarce copy of this Classical tragedy by Algernon Charles Swinburne. First edition. Bookplate of A. A. Tilley to front pastedown. Bound by Stoakley (ink stamp to front free-endpaper).

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1876 The Works of William Shakespeare Globe Edition Clark Aldis Wright
1876 The Works of William Shakespeare Globe Edition Clark Aldis Wright

Price: £140.00

A beautifully bound prize copy of the works of Shakespeare. The Globe edition from the Macmillan publishing house.This collection of Shakespeare's works were edited by William Aldis Wright and William George Clark. Wright was an English...

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1876-1881 L'Avare Les Fourberies de Scapin Cinna Moliere Corneille French Plays
1876-1881 L'Avare Les Fourberies de Scapin Cinna Moliere Corneille French Plays

Price: £48.00

A collection of French plays, including two comedies by Moliere and a tragedy from CorneilleContaining:L'Avare (1881) by MoliereLes Fourberies de Scapin (1879) by MoliereCinna, Ou La Clemence D'Auguste (1876) by CorneilleForming part...

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1878-1888 6 vols -Ten Years of The Theatre Edited By Clement Scott
1878-1888 6 vols  -Ten Years of The Theatre Edited By Clement Scott

Price: £550.00

A full collection of the monthly publication discussing all manner of theatre related works. Volume one, August 1878 through to Volume twelve, December 1888 Complete in six volumes. New series volumes. With illustrated...

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1878-9 The Theatre A Monthly Review Periodical Magazine Victorian Photographs
1878-9 The Theatre A Monthly Review Periodical Magazine Victorian Photographs

Price: £64.99

A nicely bound copy of the first volume of the New Series of The Theatre. Comprised of each issue of the review from August, 1878, to January, 1879. Contains many tipped in photographic portraits of famous actors and actresses...

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1879 ACADEMICIENS Comedie Saint EVREMONT EVREMOND
1879 ACADEMICIENS Comedie Saint EVREMONT EVREMOND

Price: £47.99

A French comic play in three acts concerning Richelieu's creation of the French Academy. Featuring a hand coloured tissue guarded frontispiece, and a frontispiece to the play. With a preface by Robert de Bonnieres, and...

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1880 3vols Theatre de Jean Racine Complete in Three Volumes French Plays Fournel
1880 3vols Theatre de Jean Racine Complete in Three Volumes French Plays Fournel

Price: £150.00

A collection of Jean Racine's theatrical works.Complete in three volumes.In the original French.This set is numbered 549, and therefore is one of 500 copies printed on to Hollande paper.Jean Racine was one of three great playwrights...

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1880-1 10vols The Works of William Shakespeare Bickers Binding Alexander Dyce
1880-1 10vols The Works of William Shakespeare Bickers Binding Alexander Dyce

Price: £1,800.00

A fine set of the complete works of William Shakespeare.In beautiful straight grained morocco bindings by Bickers and Son, the publisher of this work.The fourth edition.Illustrated with frontispieces to the first four volumes.Collated,...

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1880-81 10vol The Works of William Shakespeare Alexander Dyce Sotheran Binding
1880-81 10vol The Works of William Shakespeare Alexander Dyce Sotheran Binding

Price: £895.00

A smartly-bound set of the works of William Shakespeare, edited and revised by Alexander Dyce. Fourth edition. In contemporary tree calf by Southeran. With engraved portrait frontispieces to five of ten volumes. Alexander Dyce...

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1881 Le Theatre CHEZ MADAME Edouard Pailleron
1881 Le Theatre CHEZ MADAME Edouard Pailleron

Price: £120.00

A lovely copy of the works of this French poet and dramatist. Includes the plays Le Chevalier Trumeu and Le Narcotique and numerous poems. With La Souris, a comedy in three acts bound in.

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1882 2vol Oeuvres Completes De Moliere Colour Plates By Geffroy And Allouard
1882 2vol Oeuvres Completes De Moliere Colour Plates By Geffroy And Allouard

Price: £115.00

Oeuvres Completes de Moliere in the only edition complete in two volumes, with ten hand coloured portraits by Geffroy and Allouard including to frontispiece. In two volumes complete. In French. Jean-Baptiste...

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1882-84 3vol The Theatre Monthly Review of Drama Music Fine Arts Clement Scott
1882-84 3vol The Theatre Monthly Review of Drama Music Fine Arts Clement Scott

Price: £160.00

Six consecutive volumes of the Victorian theatre periodical, The Theatre. Clement Scott (6 October 18411904) was an influential English theatre critic for the Daily Telegraph, and a playwright and travel writer, in the final decades...

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1883 Charles Grindrod Plays from English History Ramage Binding 1st Scarce
1883 Charles Grindrod Plays from English History Ramage Binding 1st Scarce

Price: £80.00

A scarce first edition of plays by Charles Grindrod.Containing six historical plays featuring Kings of England.In an attractive binding by Ramage. Charles Grindrod was a Victorian playwright and author, the son of noted doctor Ralph...

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1883 Plays from Moliere by English Dramatists Drtden Vanbrugh Morleys Library
1883 Plays from Moliere by English Dramatists Drtden Vanbrugh Morleys Library

Price: £20.00

A collection of Moliere's plays as translated by English authors.Moliere was a French playwright and actor. He is often considered to be one of the masters of Comedy in Western literature. The plays to this volume are his Sir Martin...

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1883-1889 9 vol THEATRE New Series Clement SCOTT
1883-1889 9 vol THEATRE New Series Clement SCOTT

Price: £690.00

A set of Scott's fascinating monthly theatrical publications dating from the 1880s. Comprising: Volume I (January-June 1883); Volume II (July-December 1883); Volume III (January-June 1884); Volume IV (July-December 1884); Volume...

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1883-94 10 Vol Eugene Labiche Theatre Complet Emile Augier Scripts Calf Binding
1883-94 10 Vol Eugene Labiche Theatre Complet Emile Augier Scripts Calf Binding

Price: £275.00

A copy of Eugne Labiche's Thatre Complet. With an introduction by mile Augier. Collated complete.A French literature writer and playwright, Eugne Labiche (1815-1888)started his career as a dramatic critic. Labiche gained some...

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1885 12vol Oeuvres Completes de Moliere with Notes and Plates
1885 12vol Oeuvres Completes de Moliere with Notes and Plates

Price: £495.00

A collection of the plays of the French dramatist Molire, with notes, biographical information, and the author's correspondances regarding the publication and performance of some of his productions. Containing some of his best-known...

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1885 Convention TRAGEDIE Classique Drame ROMANTIQUE Maurice SOURIAU Scarce
1885 Convention TRAGEDIE Classique Drame ROMANTIQUE Maurice SOURIAU Scarce

Price: £125.00

A scarce and presumed first edition of this nineteenth-century study of theatre. First Edition. 'Of the Convention in the Classic Tragedy and in the Romantic Drama'. In a Lycee d'Aix binding. Maurice Souriau was formerly...

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1885 Plays from MOLIERE By English Dramatists
1885 Plays from MOLIERE By English Dramatists

Price: £26.99

This scarce anthology of theatrical scripts were written by English dramatists and collected by French play write Moliere. Plays are compiled of "Sir Martin Marr-all" by John Dryden, "The Mistake" by Sir John...

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1885 Plays of SHERIDAN Theatre DRAMA The Rivals
1885 Plays of SHERIDAN Theatre DRAMA The Rivals

Price: £29.99

Leather bound copy with cloth boards and gilt title to spine. Collection of Sheridan's plays illustrated with engraved portrait frontispiece Includes the following plays; The School for Scandal The Rivals The Critic; or, A Tragedy...

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1887 4vol The Works of William Shakespeare Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke
1887 4vol The Works of William Shakespeare Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke

Price: £890.00

A beautifully bound set of the works of Shakespeare, as edited by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. Cowden Clarke published many useful books, and edited the text for John Nichol's edition of the British poets. His most important...

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1887 The Theatre a Monthly Review Drama Music and Fine Arts Clement Scott
1887 The Theatre a Monthly Review Drama Music and Fine Arts Clement Scott

Price: £44.99

A scarce copy of the this illustrated periodical, discussing drama, music and the fine arts. New series volume X covering July to December 1887. Illustrated throughout. The Theatre was well known in late nineteenth...

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1888 Representative ACTORS Anecdotes Celebrated British Actors W Clark Russell
1888 Representative ACTORS Anecdotes Celebrated British Actors W Clark Russell

Price: £44.99

A Victorian history of British actors since the 1500s. 'A collection of criticisms, anecdotes, personal descriptions, etc etc'. 'Referring to many celebrated British actors from the sixteenth to the present century; with notes,...

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1889 Aechylos Tragedies Prize Leather Binding Scarce Plumptre Translation
1889 Aechylos Tragedies Prize Leather Binding Scarce Plumptre Translation

Price: £70.00

A scarce edition of this translation of the tragedies of Aeschylus, in attractive prize binding.Translated by E.H. Plumptre, this Nineteenth Century work contains a biography of the Greek tragedian as well as all his known tragedies,...

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1890 8vol The Henry Irving Shakespeare Illustrated Works of Shakespeare
1890 8vol The Henry Irving Shakespeare Illustrated Works of Shakespeare

Price: £370.00

A complete set of the Henry Irving edition of the works of Shakespeare.With notes and introductions to each play by F. A. Marshall and other Shakesperian scholars.Illustrated throughout with thirty-eight plates and many engravings...

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1890-3 4vols Plays by Robert Bridges no ii,iii,v,vi Palicio Ulysses Achilles
1890-3 4vols Plays by Robert Bridges no ii,iii,v,vi Palicio Ulysses Achilles

Price: £320.00

Four plays by Robert Bridges from the Bumpus series of plays by Bridges. Volumes ii, iii, v and vi of the Robert Bridges play series. First editions from this series.Printed on Van Gelder paper, watermarks most visible to the...

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1891 NINICHE LILI Hennequin Millaud VAUDEVILLE Theatre
1891 NINICHE LILI Hennequin Millaud VAUDEVILLE Theatre

Price: £59.99

One volume bound in half leather with marble paper-covered boards and gilt lettering. This volume contains two works, Lili and Niniche. Alfred Hennequin (1846-1914) and Albert Millaud (1844-1892) collaborated on the writing of a...

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1891 The Theatre a Monthly Review Drama Music and Fine Arts Capes and Eglington
1891 The Theatre a Monthly Review Drama Music and Fine Arts Capes and Eglington

Price: £39.99

A uncommon copy of the this illustrated periodical, discussing drama, music and the fine arts. Volume XVII covering January to June 1891. Illustrated throughout. The Theatre was well known in late nineteenth...

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1891-93 9vols SHAKESPEARE Works Cambridge Ed WRIGHT
1891-93 9vols SHAKESPEARE Works Cambridge Ed WRIGHT

Price: £1,300.00

Finely bound volumes in half leather with gilt decoration to the spines, marble paper pastedowns and marbled foredge. William Aldis Wright (1831 - 1914), was an English writer and editor. This is the second and best edition...

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1892 2Vols George Farquhuar Dramatic Works Alex Charles Ewald Limited Edition
1892 2Vols George Farquhuar Dramatic Works Alex Charles Ewald Limited Edition

Price: £95.00

A limited edition, two-volume set of The Dramatic WOrks of George Farquhar..Including a biography of Farquhar by Alex Charles Ewald, the volumes contain some of the Irish dramatist's best known work, including The Recruiting Officer...

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1892 George Darley Sylvia Or The May Queen A Lyrical Drama Ltd Large Paper Ed.
1892 George Darley Sylvia Or The May Queen A Lyrical Drama Ltd Large Paper Ed.

Price: £90.00

 The limited large paper edition of this drama by the Irish playwright and poet George Darley. Darley published his first poem, Errors of Ecstasie, in 1822. He also wrote for the London Magazine, under the pseudonym of John Lacy....

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1892 The Travelling Companions F. Anstey Illustrated J. Bernard Partridge
1892 The Travelling Companions F. Anstey Illustrated J. Bernard Partridge

Price: £120.00

A smartly bound series of humorous dialogue sketches, originally published in Punch. Featuring twenty-six illustrations by J. Bernard Partridge. From the author of "Vice Versa", and "Voces Populi".

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1893 Anstey Man From Blankley's And Other Sketches 25 Illustrations By Partridge
1893 Anstey Man From Blankley's And Other Sketches 25 Illustrations By Partridge

Price: £125.00

An illustrated edition of The Man From Blankley's and Other Sketches as reprinted from Punch. Second edition. With twenty-one illustrations by John Bernard Partridge (1861 - 1945) was an English illustrator. Thomas Anstey...

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1893 The Theatre a Monthly Review Drama Music and Fine Arts Eglington
1893 The Theatre a Monthly Review Drama Music and Fine Arts Eglington

Price: £44.99

A scarce copy of the this illustrated periodical, discussing drama, music and the fine arts. Volume XXI and XXII covering January to December 1893, bound as one. Illustrated throughout. The Theatre...

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1893-1909 7vol Teatre Catalan Plays Iglesias Crehuet Gual Rusinol Morato Scarce
1893-1909 7vol Teatre Catalan Plays Iglesias Crehuet Gual Rusinol Morato Scarce

Price: £695.00

Seven volumes of plays by Catalan writers. In Catalan. Each volume contains between three and seven plays, and all are uniformly bound. The plays are: By Ignasi Iglesias (1871-1928), in two volumes: Cor Endins (1907), La Barce...

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1894 The Theatre a Monthly Review Drama Music and Fine Arts Eglington
1894 The Theatre a Monthly Review Drama Music and Fine Arts Eglington

Price: £49.99

A scarce copy of the this illustrated periodical, discussing drama, music and the fine arts. Volume XXIV July to December 1894, bound from the parts. Illustrated throughout and featuring various photographs....

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1895 HENRY BECQUE Souvenirs d'un auteur dramatique
1895 HENRY BECQUE Souvenirs d'un auteur dramatique

Price: £49.99

Henry Franois Becque (1837-1899), French dramatist. In 1867, he wrote, in imitation of Lord Byron, the libretto for Victorin de Joncires 's opera Sardanapale, but his first important work, Michel Pauper, appeared in 1870. The importance...

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1896 2vol The Works of William Shakespeare Comedies Histories Victoria Edition
1896 2vol The Works of William Shakespeare Comedies Histories Victoria Edition

Price: £50.00

A selection of William Shakespeare's works.Volumes I and II of this original three volume set only. Lacking volume III which would have been his 'Tragedies'.The 'Victoria Edition' of Shakespeare's works, published by Macmillan.The...

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1896 England's Darling By Alfred Austin Fourth Edition
1896 England's Darling By Alfred Austin Fourth Edition

Price: £16.99

England's Darling is a play by Alfred Austin (1835 - 1913) an English poet who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896 upon the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Fourth edition. With a preface by the author to front. On Tennyson's death...

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1896 Sheridan School For Scandal The Rivals Intro Birrell Illustrated Sullivan
1896 Sheridan School For Scandal The Rivals Intro Birrell Illustrated Sullivan

Price: £99.99

The School for Scandal and The Rivals by Sheridan, the first edition illustrated by Edmund Sullivan and with an introduction by Augustine Birrell. First edition thus. Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (1751 - 1816)...

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1897 Eux et Elle By Gyp ( Sibylle ) leather bound.
1897 Eux et Elle By Gyp ( Sibylle ) leather bound.

Price: £49.99

A humorous theatrical piece written under the pseudonym GYP. Written in French Sibylle Aime Marie-Antoinette Gabrielle de Riquetti de Mirabeau was a French writer who wrote under the pseudonym GYP, she mainly wrote humorous sketches...

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1897-1900 9Vol Edvard Lembcke William Shakespeare Dramatiske Vaerker Danish
1897-1900 9Vol Edvard Lembcke William Shakespeare Dramatiske Vaerker Danish

Price: £250.00

A set of the works of William Shakespeare in Danish.Translated and edited by Evard Lembcke based on the translations of Peter Foersom.Third Revised Edition.Complete in nine volumes.Illustrated with decorative head and tail pieces...

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1898 2 Vol E P Coleridge Plays of Euripides Translated into English Prose Scarce
1898 2 Vol E P Coleridge Plays of Euripides Translated into English Prose Scarce

Price: £35.00

A smart copy of E P Coleridge's The Plays of Euripides.A Greek tragedian, writing in classical Athens in 400 BCE. Ancient scholars credit over 90 plays to him, with only 18 complete plays surviving. E P Coleridge is best known...

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1898 Actors of the Century Frederic Whyte Illustrated Kembles Booth
1898 Actors of the Century Frederic Whyte Illustrated Kembles Booth

Price: £34.99

A collection of biographies of eminent actor-directors of the 1800s.Illustrated throughout with many photographic plates. Including chaptes on the Kembles, Macready, Irving and many others.

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1898 Souvenir of King Henry the Eight Lyceum Theatre Henry Irving Programme
1898 Souvenir of King Henry the Eight Lyceum Theatre Henry Irving Programme

Price: £150.00

A commemorative theatre programme for a performance of Shakespeare's Henry the Eight in 1898. Containing a list of the cast, a scenery synopsis and numerous black-and-white illustrations of the story by J. Bernard Partridge, W....

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1899 Shakespeare in France J J Jusserand Illustrated
1899 Shakespeare in France J J Jusserand Illustrated

Price: £24.99

An interesting work on the influence of Shakespeare's work in France, as well as his connections in the country. With numerous illustrations throughout. Including chapters on the influence of French literature on Shakespeare,...

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1899-1902 38Vol The Chiswick Shakespeare Works of Shakespeare Illustrated Shaw
1899-1902 38Vol The Chiswick Shakespeare Works of Shakespeare Illustrated Shaw

Price: £2,000.00

This is an attractive set of the works of William Shakespeare.One of two hundred copies bound in Japanese vellum, though this set is unnumbered. The Chiswick edition, 38 volumes of original 39 volumes. Macbeth is absent.Volumes Include:HamletAs...

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1900 2vol Alfred De Musset Comedies Proverbes French
1900 2vol Alfred De Musset Comedies Proverbes French

Price: £47.00

A French language, two volume  edition of De Musset's Comedies et Proverbes.New edition.A collection of plays by the Romantic poet and dramatist, the books contain some of his most enduring comedies. This beautiful collection...

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1900 2vol La Princesse Lointaine and L'Aiglon Edmon Rostand Sarah Bernhardt
1900 2vol La Princesse Lointaine and L'Aiglon Edmon Rostand Sarah Bernhardt

Price: £49.99

Two French plays by Rostand, performed in Paris in 1900, starring Sarah Bernhardt. In French. La Princesse Lointaine 'shown for the first time in Paris, April 5, 1895 in the Theatre de la Renaissance. L'Aiglon 'shown for the first...

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1900 Richard Brinsley Sheridan The Plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan Drama
1900 Richard Brinsley Sheridan The Plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan Drama

Price: £55.00

A handsome copy of The Plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan in a fine, school binding. Irish playwright, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, became famous as a playwright after eloping to London at age 21. His works have become standards...

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1900 The Plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan Relfe Brothers Binding The Rivals
1900 The Plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan Relfe Brothers Binding The Rivals

Price: £49.99

An assortment of the plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Bound by the Relfe Brothers (binder's ink stamp to verso of front free-endpaper). Containing School for Scandal, St Patrick's Day; Or the Scheming Lieutenant, The Rivals,...

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