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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 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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1900-3 4 Vols. Alfred Musset Comedies & Proverbs, Nouvelles, Contes calf
1900-3 4 Vols. Alfred Musset Comedies & Proverbs, Nouvelles, Contes calf

Price: £80.00

Four volumes from complete works of Alfred de Musset, including two volumes of his comedies and proverbs, his 'tales', and his 'nouvelles'.Alfred de Musset was a 19th century French playwright, novellist, and poet. He...

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1901 3vol The Works of William Shakespeare Victoria Edition Comedies Tragedies
1901 3vol The Works of William Shakespeare Victoria Edition Comedies Tragedies

Price: £375.00

A smartly bound collection of the plays of Shakespeare. First edition, fifth printing. Volume I: ComediesVolume II: HistoriesVolume III: TragediesVictoria Edition. Complete in three volumes.

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1901 Et Dukkehjem Skuespil I Tre Akter Henrik Ibsen
1901 Et Dukkehjem Skuespil I Tre Akter Henrik Ibsen

Price: £69.99

A highly influential work of victorian theatre by prolific playwright Henrik Ibsen. Written in its original Norwegian form. Translated as "A Doll's House" it was the first of its kind to to challenge the 19th Century marriage norms....

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1901 Quality Street Comedy Barrie Thomas Colour Plates Signed Limited Ed
1901 Quality Street Comedy Barrie Thomas Colour Plates Signed Limited Ed

Price: £350.00

A limited edition copy of J. M. Barrie's play 'Quality Street', illustrated with colour plates throughout by Hugh Thomson, signed by the artist. A limited edition work, limited to one thousand...

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1901 The Plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan The Rivals the Duenna The Critic
1901 The Plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan The Rivals the Duenna The Critic

Price: £37.99

A collection of the plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan.Including The Rivals, The Duenna, The Critic, Pizarro and others. Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (30 October 1751 7 July 1816) was an Irish playwright and poet and long-term...

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1902 9vol The Works of William Shakespeare Coloured Illustrations
1902 9vol The Works of William Shakespeare Coloured Illustrations

Price: £125.00

An assortment of the plays of William Shakespeare. Containing volume I (The Comedy of Errors/Love's Labours Lost), volume II (Two Gentlemen of Verona/A Midsummer Night's Dream), volume V (Merchant of Venice/Much Ado About Nothing),...

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1902 Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies Sidney Lee Presentation
1902 Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies Sidney Lee Presentation

Price: £130.00

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1902 Sheridan School For Scandal And The Rivals Birrell Illustrated Sullivan
1902 Sheridan School For Scandal And The Rivals Birrell Illustrated Sullivan

Price: £99.99

The School for Scandal and The Rivals by Sheridan, this edition illustrated by Edmund Sullivan and with an introduction by Augustine Birrell. Richard Brinsley Butler Sheridan (1751 - 1816) was an Irish-born playwright ...

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1902 The Masque of The Edwards of England a Coronation Pageant C R Ashbee Drama
1902 The Masque of The Edwards of England a Coronation Pageant C R Ashbee Drama

Price: £350.00

A courtly masque written in the early twentieth century to honour King Edward VII. This masque follows the history of the 'Edwards' of England. It features Edward the Confessor, the Lawgiver, The Second, The King of Chivalry, The Fourth,...

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1903 L'Aiglon Drame en Six Actes en Vers Edmond Rostand Leather Sarah Bernhardt
1903 L'Aiglon Drame en Six Actes en Vers Edmond Rostand Leather Sarah Bernhardt

Price: £60.00

A lovely copy of Edmond Rostand's magnus opus, his six act drama 'L'Aiglon'. Edmond Eugène Alexis Rostand was a French poet and dramatist renowned for his associated with the neo-romantic...

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1904 King Henry IV Second Part Miniature Book Shakespeare
1904 King Henry IV Second Part Miniature Book Shakespeare

Price: £24.99

A miniature edition of the second part of King Henry IV. With an engraved frontispiece.

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1905 The Well Of The Saints In Three Acts By Synge Abbey Theatre Series First Ed
1905 The Well Of The Saints In Three Acts By Synge Abbey Theatre Series First Ed

Price: £450.00

A handsomely rebound copy of Synge's play, with original pictorial paper wraps bound in. The Well of the Saints is a three-act play written by Irish playwright J. M. Synge, first performed at the Abbey Theatre by the Irish National...

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1905-6 8vol Limited SHAKESPEARE Works Handmade Paper
1905-6 8vol Limited SHAKESPEARE Works Handmade Paper

Price: £650.00

The Shakespeare Head Press's limited edition of Shakespeare's works, in attractive bindings and printed on handmade paper. With a different tissue-guarded frontispiece in every volume. Includes the Comedy of Errors, Much Ado...

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1906 7vol The Henry Irving Shakespeare Illustrated Works of Shakespeare
1906 7vol The Henry Irving Shakespeare Illustrated Works of Shakespeare

Price: £89.99

Seven volumes of the Henry Irving edition of the works of Shakespeare. Illustrated throughout with 27 plates (collated complete) and numerous vignettes, including coloured frontispieces to each volume. Sir Henry...

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1906 Cromwell Drama in Five Acts Osmaston Scarce
1906 Cromwell Drama in Five Acts Osmaston Scarce

Price: £34.00

A scarce copy of Osmaston's theatrical work on Cromwell. With an Errata bound in front of the title page, with two corrections.Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader and later...

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1906 The Dramas of Sophocles Sir George Young Antigone Oedipus George Young
1906 The Dramas of Sophocles Sir George Young Antigone Oedipus George Young

Price: £29.99

The scarce first edition of this translation of the tragedies of Sophocles. Including Antigone, Oedipus Tyrannus, Oedipus Coloneus and many others of his best-known plays, along with other fragments of plays attributed to him. ...

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1906 The Song of Songs a Lyrical Folk-Play Francis Coutts
1906 The Song of Songs a Lyrical Folk-Play Francis Coutts

Price: £44.99

A charmingly illustrated lyrical folk-play from the ancient Hebrews. Illustrated throughout by Henry Ospovat. Arranged in seven scenes by Francis Coutts.

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1906 The Works of William Shakespeare
1906 The Works of William Shakespeare

Price: £225.00

A uniformly bound collection of the plays and poems of the prolific and renowned William Shakespeare. Complete in twelve volumes. This edition is printed from the text of the Whitehall Edition....

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1907 SIGNED Spanish Actors and Actresses Hugo Albert RENNERT Presentation
1907 SIGNED Spanish Actors and Actresses Hugo Albert RENNERT Presentation

Price: £125.00

This is a scarce edition of this history relating to Spanish theatre.Presentation copy signed by the author.Hugo Albert Rennert was a spanish scholar who published numerous texts relating to Spanish theatrical history and especially...

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1907 The Towneley Plays George England Alfred W Pollard
1907 The Towneley Plays George England Alfred W Pollard

Price: £72.99

An annotated edition of the medieval Towneley Plays. Early English Text Society, extra Series, No. LXXI. The Wakefield or Towneley Mystery Plays are a series of thirty-two mystery plays based on the Bible most likely...

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1908 Faust by Goethe Abraham Hayward Willy Pogany Illus Colour Plates
1908 Faust by Goethe Abraham Hayward Willy Pogany Illus Colour Plates

Price: £50.00

A profusely illustrated edition of the play 'Faust', based off the German legend of the same name, written by Goethe, and illustrated by Willy Pogany. 'Faust' is a tragic play by Goethe, based...

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1908 PLAYS of Richard Brinsley SHERIDAN Calf
1908 PLAYS of Richard Brinsley SHERIDAN Calf

Price: £83.99

An early twentieth century edition of Sheridan in a half calf armorial binding. A Macmillan Library of British Classics edition.

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1908 The Partiall Law PLAY Drama THEATRE Dobell
1908 The Partiall Law PLAY Drama THEATRE Dobell

Price: £68.99

Cloth bound with paper covered boards. A nice copy of the sole reprint of this scarce play with half title page and publisher's works to the rear.

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1908 The Plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan Hatchard's Binding
1908 The Plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan Hatchard's Binding

Price: £39.99

A handsomely bound collection of the plays of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Including The Rivals, The School for Scandal, Pizarro and others. Bound by Hatchard's (binder's ink stamp to front pastedown).

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1909 3 Vols Efterladte Skrifter Henrik IBSEN Danish
1909 3 Vols Efterladte Skrifter Henrik IBSEN Danish

Price: £300.00

The posthumous writings of Henrik Ibsen, the father of modern theatre, published in Danish. In smart crushed morocco, looking lovely on the shelf. Complete in Three Volumes. In Danish. Edited by Halvdan Koht and Julius Elias. With...

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1910 Dumbledore's Droa; Conjurer Lintern; Dober Zoyman's A'derclap
1910 Dumbledore's Droa; Conjurer Lintern; Dober Zoyman's A'derclap

Price: £90.00

Three very scarce dialect plays by John Read; signed and inscribed by the author. Whilst little is known about the author, these works are a charming example of early twentieth century dialect...

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1910 FRENCH Edmond Rostand CHANTECLER Play Theatre
1910 FRENCH Edmond Rostand CHANTECLER Play Theatre

Price: £23.99

A leather bound volume with gilt detailing to spine and marble, paper covered boards.  Edmond Eugne Alexis Rostand (April 1, 1868December 2, 1918) was a French poet and dramatist.  Rostand is associated with neo-romanticism,...

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1910 Hugh Thomson Illustrated The Merry Wives Of Windsor Colour Plates
1910 Hugh Thomson Illustrated The Merry Wives Of Windsor Colour Plates

Price: £30.00

A illustrated edition of Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor.With partially adhered colour plates throughout, this decorative edition titles each plate with segments of the play, and is illustrated by Hugh Thomson, noted elsewhere for...

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1910 The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare Illustrated Hugh Thomson
1910 The Merry Wives of Windsor William Shakespeare Illustrated Hugh Thomson

Price: £120.00

A beautifully illustrated edition of Shakespeare's theatrical comedy, The Merry Wives of Windsor. Adorned with over thirty tipped-in coloured illustrations and several vignettes. Key themes of Merry Wives include love and marriage,...

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1910-21 2 Vol. Edmond Rostand Chantecler, Cyrano De Bergerac Calf
1910-21 2 Vol. Edmond Rostand Chantecler, Cyrano De Bergerac Calf

Price: £130.00

Two of Rostond's plays, including his famous Cyrano de Bergerac, attractively bound in quarter calf.Edmond Rostand was a French poet and dramatist.  He is associated with neo-romanticism, and his plays provided...

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1911 John Synge Four Plays Shadows Glen Riders Sea Well Saints Tinkers Wedding
1911 John Synge Four Plays Shadows Glen Riders Sea Well Saints Tinkers Wedding

Price: £27.00

A set of four plays by John M. Synge.An Irish playwright and poet, Synge was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and a co-founder of the Abbey Theatre. He earned notoriety for his play The Playboy of the Western World, which...

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1911 John Synge Well Saints Play Irish Literature Theatre Nineteenth Century
1911 John Synge Well Saints Play Irish Literature Theatre Nineteenth Century

Price: £47.00

A 1911 edition of The Well of the Saints.Written by John M. Synge, a noted Irish playwright who earned notoriety with his subequent play The Playboy of the Western World, the play focusses on a group of beggars in 'some lonely...

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1911 SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Sheridan Beautiful Plates
1911 SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL Sheridan Beautiful Plates

Price: £99.99

An attractive copy of Sheridan's classic theatrical comedy, The School for Scandal. Lavishly illustrated throughout with numerous tipped-in coloured plates, and black-and-white illustration by Hugh Thomson. The School for...

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1912 The Secret Woman Eden Phillpotts Censorship Letter Gilbert Murray's Copy
1912 The Secret Woman Eden Phillpotts Censorship Letter Gilbert Murray's Copy

Price: £450.00

A scarce private copy of this play by Eden Phillpotts. With a letter loosely inserted relating to the proposed censorship of the play. This letter was sent out to oppose the censorship by the...

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1912 Three Plays by Brieux
1912 Three Plays by Brieux

Price: £120.00

A collection of Brieux's plays, signed by Charlotte Frances Shaw whom translated one of the plays. This work has an extensive preface by her husband, and noted playwright, George Bernard Shaw. ...

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1915-1960 11 vol The STAGE Yearbook Pictures, Articles and Records
1915-1960 11 vol The STAGE Yearbook Pictures, Articles and Records

Price: £300.00

A dramatic selection of yearbooks from prolific theatrical middle mans The Stage. Featuring illustrations and photographs, articles, records of performances throughout the year, list of agents, list of playwrights, and relevant...

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1916 A Tribute To The Genius of William Shakespeare W L Courtney Tercentenary
1916 A Tribute To The Genius of William Shakespeare W L Courtney Tercentenary

Price: £40.00

A literary, illustrated tribute to the Bard of Avon. In the original quarter calf binding with illustrated boards. This work is a programme of a performance at the Drury Lane Theatre on May...

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1916 Paolo & Francesca Stephen Phillips Illustrated Bumpus Williams
1916 Paolo & Francesca Stephen Phillips Illustrated Bumpus Williams

Price: £95.00

A lovely leather bound copy of Stephen Phillips's tragedy 'Paolo & Francesca', in a signed Bumpus binding. Stephen Phillips was a notable English poet and dramatist, widely renowned for...

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1916 The Return of Alcestis A Play in One Act Laurence Housman Gilbert Murray
1916 The Return of Alcestis A Play in One Act Laurence Housman Gilbert Murray

Price: £50.00

A first edition of this classical play by Laurence Housman.'With the author's regards' to the front pastedown to the well known classical scholar Gilbert Murray. It is known that Housman and Murray were in communication, with...

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1916 Tragedies by Arthur Symons First Edition Three Plays Tragedy Theatre
1916 Tragedies by Arthur Symons First Edition Three Plays Tragedy Theatre

Price: £58.00

A collection of three tragedies by Arthur Symons.First edition, with half title page. 'By The Same Author' title to verso of half-title. Publisher's colophon to verso of title page.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne...

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1919 Captain Swing F. Brett Young W. Edward Stirling Very Scarce First Edition
1919 Captain Swing F. Brett Young W. Edward Stirling Very Scarce First Edition

Price: £150.00

A very scarce copy of this play by F. Brett Young and W. Edward Stirling. The first edition of the work. First performed at the Repertory Theatre, Plymouth on May 26th 1919. Scarce. The...

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1919 More Portmanteau Plays
1919 More Portmanteau Plays

Price: £25.00

A lovely example of the plays of Stuart Walker, handsomely bound in the publisher's original cloth binding. A collection of theatrical works by Stuart Walker. Edited and with an introduction...

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1919 One Day More A Play In One Act Joseph Conrad Limited Edition First Ed
1919 One Day More A Play In One Act Joseph Conrad Limited Edition First Ed

Price: £110.00

The first published edition of Joseph Conrad's one act play.Limited edition, number 95 of 250 copies printed.Published by the Beaumont Press. Typography and Binding arranged by Cyril William Beaumont and printed on January 31st...

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1920 Oeuvres Completes de Moliere French Oxford University Press Plays Theatre
1920 Oeuvres Completes de Moliere French Oxford University Press Plays Theatre

Price: £24.00

The complete works of Moliere.In the original French.Published by Humphrey Milford at the Oxford University Press.Prior owner's bookplate to recto of front endpaper, Christopher Rowe.Prize bookplate to front pastedown awarded...

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1921 Clemence Dane Will Shakespeare An Invention Signed Limited First Edition
1921 Clemence Dane Will Shakespeare An Invention Signed Limited First Edition

Price: £120.00

A signed, limited first edition of this play by Clemence Dane.Fictionalising a period of the life of William Shakespeare, the work contains several plates and is part of a limited printing of 275, of which this is number 220.

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1921 L'Aiglon Drame En Six Actes, En Vers Edmond Rostand Playscript Napoleon II
1921 L'Aiglon Drame En Six Actes, En Vers Edmond Rostand Playscript Napoleon II

Price: £48.00

A play about Napoleon II by French dramatist Edmond Rostand.In original French.Arguably one of Rostand's most famous plays, L'Aiglon follows the unhappy life of the Duke of Reichstads, son of Napoleon I. Written in six acts...

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1921 Six Short Plays by John GALSWORTHY 1st Uk Ed
1921 Six Short Plays by John GALSWORTHY 1st Uk Ed

Price: £59.99

A clean first UK edition of Six Short Plays by John Galsworthy. Bound in leather with gilt lettering and border decoration. First UK Edition. Bound by Hatchards. John Galsworthy OM, 1867 1933, was an English novelist and playwright....

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1922 One Day Awake a Morality Harold Monro The Chapbook First Edition Signed
1922 One Day Awake a Morality Harold Monro The Chapbook First Edition Signed

Price: £27.00

The first edition of Harold Monro's play 'One Day Awake', published as part of his 'The Chapbook' monthly publication, signed by the author. The first edition of this work. Signed by the author...

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1922 The Cauldron of Annwn Limited Edition Privately Printed Signed T E Ellis
1922 The Cauldron of Annwn Limited Edition Privately Printed Signed T E Ellis

Price: £125.00

The first, signed, limited edition of this work by Thomas Evelyn Ellis. This play collection was privately printed for subscribers by T Werner Laurie Ltd. The first and only edition of this...

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1922 Three Plays and a Pantomime George Calderon Scarce Dustwrapper 1st Edition
1922 Three Plays and a Pantomime George Calderon Scarce Dustwrapper 1st Edition

Price: £69.99

The first UK edition of this theatrical work. Featuring front and rear panel of original scarce dustwrapper slipped in. Plays include "Revolt" by Sybil Thorndike, "The Fountain" by Mary Jerrold, and "Cromwell: Mall O'Monks"...

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1923 Robert E Lee A Play John Drinkwater First Edition Dustwrapper Theatre Scrip
1923 Robert E Lee A Play John Drinkwater First Edition Dustwrapper Theatre Scrip

Price: £50.00

A play by John Drinkwater.This dramatic work is based on Robert E Lee, an American and Confedorate Soldier. He was a top army commander of the Confedorate States of America.The first edition of this work.Held in original unclipped...

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1923 The Adversary A. J. Young Verse Play Limited Edition
1923 The Adversary A. J. Young Verse Play Limited Edition

Price: £45.00

A limited edition copy of Andrew Young's play in verse, 'The Adversary'. A limited edition work, limited to two hundred copies. 'The Adversary' is a dramatic play in verse featuring Satan and...

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1923 The Apostle A Drama in Three Acts by George Moore Signed Limited Edition
1923 The Apostle A Drama in Three Acts by George Moore Signed Limited Edition

Price: £79.99

A signed limited edition of this play be George Moore. Hand-numbered 10 of 1030 copies and signed by George Moore to verso of half title. George Augustus Moore (24 February 1852 21 January 1933) was an Irish novelist, short-story...

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1923 The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall Thomas Hardy
1923 The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall Thomas Hardy

Price: £47.00

A beautiful edition of Thomas Hardy's play, 'The Famous Tragedy of the Queen of Cornwall'. This one-act play by Hardy, is one of only two pieces of drama written by the author. Designed for...

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1923 The Famous Tragedy of The Queen Of Cornwall Thomas Hardy First Reprint
1923 The Famous Tragedy of The Queen Of Cornwall Thomas Hardy First Reprint

Price: £50.00

Thomas Hardy's one-act play.Famously located at Tintagel, a parish and village on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall. This is stated to the title page as 'A New Version of an Old Story Arranged as a Play for Mummers Requiring No Theatre...

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1924 Histories Poems SHAKESPEARE Craig Dowden
1924 Histories Poems SHAKESPEARE Craig Dowden

Price: £99.99

A neat little volume containing the poems and historical plays of the great English bard. 'The text of the Oxford edition prepared by W. J. Craig; with introductory studies of the several plays and poems by Edward Dowden, and a...

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1924 Loaves and Fishes Play First Edition Scarce Wrap Ed W S Maugham
1924 Loaves and Fishes Play First Edition Scarce Wrap Ed W S Maugham

Price: £235.00

A play by W Somerset Maugham.First edition, scarce to be the wrappered issue rather than the more common cloth issue.This work is a comedy play, in four acts.W Somerset Maugham was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer....

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1924 LOVES LABOUR'S LOST Folio 1623 Limited SHAKESPEARE
1924 LOVES LABOUR'S LOST Folio 1623 Limited SHAKESPEARE

Price: £204.00

The 'Players' Shakespeare' edition of Loves Labour's Lost, printed from the First Folio of 1623, and limited to 500 copies. Illustrated by Norman Wilkinson, with drawings of stage sets and five coloured plates to the rear. With...

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1924 Saint Joan a Chronicle Play in Six Scenes George Bernard Shaw First Thus
1924 Saint Joan a Chronicle Play in Six Scenes George Bernard Shaw First Thus

Price: £175.00

A beautifully illustrated, limited edition, copy of George Bernard Shaw's historical play, 'Saint Joan'. The first edition of this work. First thus, the first edition of this work with the...

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1924 The Maske Thomas Campion Hatfield Palace Limited Edition
1924 The Maske Thomas Campion Hatfield Palace Limited Edition

Price: £22.00

A limited edition copy of Thomas Campion's directions for the production of his play 'The Masque'. A limited edition work, of which 500 copies were printed, 450 of which were for sale. This...

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1925 3vol Shakespeare's Comedies Histories and Poems Tragedies E J Sullivan
1925 3vol Shakespeare's  Comedies Histories and Poems Tragedies E J Sullivan

Price: £750.00

A stunning set of the complete works of William Shakespeare, in three volumes, illustrated by E J Sullivan. A reprint of the 1911 edition from J M Dent and Sons. Volume I is 'Comedies', Volume...

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1925 The Trial of Jesus John Masefield First Edition Play
1925 The Trial of Jesus John Masefield First Edition Play

Price: £29.99

A first edition of this play from John Masefield. John Edward Masefield (1 June 1878 12 May 1967) was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death in 1967. He is remembered as the...

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1926 2Vol Cyrano De Bergerac L'Aiglon Edmond Rostand Play Comedy French
1926 2Vol Cyrano De Bergerac L'Aiglon Edmond Rostand Play Comedy French

Price: £59.00

A two volume set of plays by Edmond Rostand.Edmond Rostand was a French poet and dramatist associated with neo-romanticism.Cyrano de Bergerac is Rostand's most famous work. The play is a fictionalisation of the life of historical...

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1926 3 vols Otway Complete Works Montague Summers First Edition Nonesuch Limited
1926 3 vols Otway Complete Works Montague Summers First Edition Nonesuch Limited

Price: £260.00

A limited edition set of 'The Complete Works of Thomas Otway' edited by Montague Summers and complete in three volumes. First thus, the first Nonesuch edition of these works. Each volume...

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1926 3vols Thomas Otway Complete Works Montague Summers Limited First Edition
1926 3vols Thomas Otway Complete Works Montague Summers Limited First Edition

Price: £200.00

A lovely set of The Complete Works of Thomas Otway edited by Montague Summers.Otway, a renowned dramatist of the Restoration is perhaps best known for his work Venice Preserv'd, often written as A Plot Discover'd, often deemed as the...

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1926 The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar Illustrated Willoughby Limited
1926 The Recruiting Officer by George Farquhar Illustrated Willoughby Limited

Price: £45.00

An illustrated limited edition of this play by George Farquhar.George Farquhar was an Irish dramatist noted for his contributions of late Restoration comedy. The Recruiting Officer is one of this most famous plays, and follows the...

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1926 The Theatre of Apollo Sir John Beaumont 1625 W. W. Greg Limited Edition
1926 The Theatre of Apollo Sir John Beaumont 1625 W. W. Greg Limited Edition

Price: £40.00

A limited edition copy of this entertaining performance written by Sir John Beaumont, here edited by W. W. Greg. A limited edition work, of which two-hundred and fifty copies were printed. This...

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1927 12vols The Plays of Bernard Shaw Original Case Pygmalion Man and Superman
1927 12vols The Plays of Bernard Shaw Original Case Pygmalion Man and Superman

Price: £140.00

A twelve volume set of the theatrical works of Bernard Shaw, in a attractive uniform full calf binding and held in the original cloth covered case, with Bernard Shaw's signature in gilt to the head. ...

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1927 All at Sea a Social Tragedy and Life of the Author Osbert Sitwell First Ed
1927 All at Sea a Social Tragedy and Life of the Author Osbert Sitwell First Ed

Price: £23.99

A first edition of this theatrical work, designed for the higher classes. To which is added "A Few Days in an Author's Life", a humorous autobiographical account, used as an introduction to his play, and full of satirical personal...

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1927 Anstey The Man From Blankley's Author Signed For Alban Dobson Dustwrapper
1927 Anstey The Man From Blankley's Author Signed For Alban Dobson Dustwrapper

Price: £175.00

A signed copy of The Man from Blankley's (A Comedy of the Early Nineties) by F. Anstey in unclipped dustwrapper. With an ink inscription to front free endpaper 'To Alban Dobson With Best Wishes from F. Anstey Dec. 1927'...

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1927 The Second Man Comedy in Three Acts S. N. Behrman First Edition
1927 The Second Man Comedy in Three Acts S. N. Behrman First Edition

Price: £75.00

The first edition of this comical play by S. N. Behrman, held in the original dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper, which is adhered to the...

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1928 Robes of Thespis Costume Designs By Modern Artists Sheringham Boyd Morrison
1928 Robes of Thespis Costume Designs By Modern Artists Sheringham Boyd Morrison

Price: £200.00

A beautifully illustrated text displaying a wide selection of theatre costume.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.Illustrated throughout, with 109 plates and frontispiece by...

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1928 The Plays of Oliver Goldsmith Vicar of Wakefield Institutional Binding
1928 The Plays of Oliver Goldsmith Vicar of Wakefield Institutional Binding

Price: £29.99

A theatrical anthology of works from Oliver Goldsmith, nicely bound in an institutional binding. Illustrated throughout. Edited, with Glossarial Index and notes by C. E. Doble, with assistance of G. Ostler.

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1928 Way of The World William Congreve Unexpurgated Limited ed Signed Etching
1928 Way of The World William Congreve Unexpurgated Limited ed Signed Etching

Price: £110.00

A limited edition print of William Congreve's famous play The Way of The World. With a signed engraved frontispiece by A R Middleton Todd. Todd was a painter and etcher of figure subjects and portraits. He was a member of...

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1929 A Dream at the Devil's Water Pageant Play Mary Houstoun Playbill 1930
1929 A Dream at the Devil's Water Pageant Play Mary Houstoun Playbill 1930

Price: £70.00

A scarce copy of this pageant play by Mary Houstoun.Privately printed.With the playbill of the performance in 1930 loosely inserted, featuring Dorothy smith in the central role.

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1929 Easter by John Masefield A Play For Singers Verse First Edition Dustwrapper
1929 Easter by John Masefield A Play For Singers Verse First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £23.99

The first edition of this poetic play by John Edward Masefield. Masefield (1878 1967) was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death in 1967. He is remembered as...

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1929 Some Remnants of Greek Comedy G Woodward
1929 Some Remnants of Greek Comedy G Woodward

Price: £39.99

A short collection of fragments of speeches from Calssical Greek comedies, compiled and translated by the Reverend G. Woodward. With snippets from the works of Aristophanes, the foremost Classical comedic playwright. Number 117...

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1929 The Plays of John GALSWORTHY
1929 The Plays of John GALSWORTHY

Price: £110.00

A theatrical anthology comprising of the works of playwright John Galsworthy. Featuring a cast list from the original production of The Silver Box at the Royal Court Theatre, London, on September 25th 1906. As well as the cast of...

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1929 The Way of The World and Love For Love William Congreve Bodley Head
1929 The Way of The World and Love For Love William Congreve Bodley Head

Price: £120.00

A lovely edition of these two restoration comedies by William Congreve.In original dustwrapper.Direct from the library of the late Hugh Selbourne MD (1906-1973) a noted book collector and diarist.First thus, first edition of these...

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1929 Way of the World Love for Love William Congreve Illustrated Review Copy
1929 Way of the World Love for Love William Congreve Illustrated Review Copy

Price: £79.99

Two Restoration comedies from William Congreve, The Way of the World and Love for Love. William Congreve wrote some of the most popular English plays of the Restoration period of the late 17th century. By the age of thirty, he had...

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1930 Euripides Alcestis Translated Richard Aldington First Edition Signed
1930 Euripides Alcestis Translated Richard Aldington First Edition Signed

Price: £38.00

A first edition copy of this translation of Euripides's play 'Alcestis', signed by the translator Richard Aldington. Limited edition. Number 124 of 260 (only 250 are for sale). Signed by the...

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1930 Everyman A Moral Play Thomas Derrick Rhys Ernest First Trade Edition Illustrated
1930 Everyman A Moral Play Thomas Derrick Rhys Ernest First Trade Edition Illustrated

Price: £55.00

The first trade edition of this moral play by Ernest Rhys, and illustrated throughout by Thomas Derrick. Written by Ernest Rhys, the founding editor of the Everyman's Library series of affordable...

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1930 George Moore Passing Essenes Drama Three Acts Signed Limited First Edition
1930 George Moore Passing Essenes Drama Three Acts Signed Limited First Edition

Price: £36.00

A uncommon limited, signed first edition of George Moore's The Passing of the Essenes.A drama in three acts, this is one of Moore's latter and lesser known works.An influence on the likes of James Joyce, Moore's work exists outside...

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1930 JOHN GALSWORTHY 2 Plays The ROOF & ESCAPE Illus
1930 JOHN GALSWORTHY 2 Plays The ROOF & ESCAPE Illus

Price: £24.99

A smart copy of this Galsworthy play in a good leather binding. Leatherbound volume with gilt title to the spine, marble paper covered boards and marble paper pastedowns. John Galsworthy (14 August 186731 January 1933) was...

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1930 John GALSWORTHY Drama LOYALTIES Play Illustrated
1930 John GALSWORTHY Drama LOYALTIES Play Illustrated

Price: £59.99

Cloth bound volume with eight illustrated plates. John Galsworthy OM (14 August 186731 January 1933) was an English novelist and playwright. Notable works include The Forsyte Saga (19061921) and its sequels, A Modern Comedy...

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1930 Review of Revues and Other Matters
1930 Review of Revues and Other Matters

Price: £37.99

A colourful collection of critical essay's surrounding the theatre. Illustrated throughout, including a tipped in coloured frontispiece by U. Birnstingl. With rare original illustrated dustwrapper. Featuring an illustrated diary...

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1930 School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley SHERIDAN
1930 School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley SHERIDAN

Price: £79.99

A limited edition of The School for Scandal by Sheridan. Bound in half paper vellum and decorative paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering. His most famous play The School for Scandal, first performed at Drury Lane, on 8...

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1930-38 33vols The Works of George Bernard Shaw Limited Edition Dustwrapper Plays
1930-38 33vols The Works of George Bernard Shaw Limited Edition Dustwrapper Plays

Price: £1,475.00

An excellent collection of the complete thirty three volume limited edition works of noted Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, presented in the uncommon dustwrapper. Limited edition of one...

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1931 Heroes Heroines Bitter Sweet Beerbohm First
1931 Heroes Heroines Bitter Sweet Beerbohm First

Price: £318.00

A first and limited edition of this portfolio containing Beerbohm's caricatures of stars from Noel Coward's 1929 operetta 'Bitter Sweet'. Unbound, in a half vellum folder, with paper coverings, and gilt lettering to the front board. (This...

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1931 Plays and Pageants Edward Thompson First Limited Edition Signed Slipcase
1931 Plays and Pageants Edward Thompson First Limited Edition Signed Slipcase

Price: £110.00

A first limited edition copy of Edward Thompson's 'Plays and Pageants', signed and numbered in ink by the author. Complete with the original slipcase. This edition was limited to sixty signed...

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1931 The Complete Plays George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion Saint Joan First Thus
1931 The Complete Plays George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion Saint Joan First Thus

Price: £24.00

The plays of George Bernard Shaw.Complete in one volume.First thus, the first edition of this particular compilation.George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, critic and polemicist. He had a great influence on Western theatre, culture...

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1931-2 2vol The Tragedies Histories and Poems of Shakespeare Oxford Edition
1931-2 2vol The Tragedies Histories and Poems of Shakespeare Oxford Edition

Price: £120.00

A selection of William Shakespeare's works.Comprising of his tragedies, histories and poetry. Therefore, lacking his comedies. In Bumpus of Oxford bindings.With a frontispiece to both volumes. This is the Oxford edition of these works,...

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1932 40vols The Works of William Shakespeare Miniature Allied Newspaper
1932 40vols The Works of William Shakespeare Miniature Allied Newspaper

Price: £250.00

A delightful set of the work of William Shakespeare. This large set of miniature volumes are held in the original wooden shelf. Undated, dated using Copac. The Works of William Shakespeare...

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1933 Theatre Choisi BEAUMARCHAIS Mariage Figaro French
1933 Theatre Choisi BEAUMARCHAIS Mariage Figaro French

Price: £59.99

A lovely selection of Beaumarchais' plays in French, including the Marriage of Figaro and the Barber of Seville. Featuring a portrait frontispiece. Part of the Nelson collection, which includes over 400 volumes of the best french...

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1935 Auden Isherwood The Ascent of F6 First Edition Dustwrapper
1935 Auden Isherwood The Ascent of F6 First Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £95.00

A first edition, third impression of this play by W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood.This play was the second and most successful Auden-Isherwood collaboration and was first produced by the Mercury Theatre in 1937.

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1935 Auden Isherwood The Dog Beneath the Skin or Where is Francis First Edition
1935 Auden Isherwood The Dog Beneath the Skin or Where is Francis First Edition

Price: £54.00

A first edition of this play in three acts by W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood.This play was the first Auden-Isherwood collaboration and an important contribution to English poetic drama in the 1930s. It was first performed by...

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1935 Helen Jerome Pride and Prejudice Sentimental Comedy Jane Austen Drama Play
1935 Helen Jerome Pride and Prejudice Sentimental Comedy Jane Austen Drama Play

Price: £85.00

An attractive dramatised version of Pride and Prejudice by Helen Jerome, in its fifth edition.  Jerome attempts to stage the novel with great faithfullness to the original storyline. The dialogue is, by turns, breezy,...

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1935 The Dog Beneath the Skin or Where is Francis W H Auden Isherwood First
1935 The Dog Beneath the Skin or Where is Francis W H Auden Isherwood First

Price: £48.00

A first edition of this play in three acts by W. H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood.This play was the first Auden-Isherwood collaboration and an important contribution to English poetic drama in the 1930s. It was first performed by...

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1935 The Plays of John Galsworthy First Edition The Mob The Forest
1935 The Plays of John Galsworthy First Edition The Mob The Forest

Price: £24.99

A collection of the plays of John Galsworthy. First edition, fourth impression. Including, amongst others, The Mob, The Forest, Loyalties, A Family Man, and The Skin Game. With frontispiece of the author.

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1936 The Two Bouquets Victorian Comedy Play Scarce Author's Presentation Farjeon
1936 The Two Bouquets Victorian Comedy Play Scarce Author's Presentation Farjeon

Price: £125.00

A scarce first edition of this play by Eleanor and Herbert Farjeon. An author's presentation copy, with an ink inscription to front free endpaper dated Christmas 1936.

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1937 Theatre Programme The Ascent of F 6 W H Auden Rupert Doone C Isherwood
1937 Theatre Programme The Ascent of F 6 W H Auden Rupert Doone C Isherwood

Price: £50.00

The theatre programme for this poetic drama.This production is the original cast from the Mercury Theatre production, as the play moved theatres during its first year. The producer is named as Rupert Doone and other famous names include...

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1938 Mrs Belloc Lowndes Empress Eugenie Play Theatre Signed First Edition
1938 Mrs Belloc Lowndes Empress Eugenie Play Theatre Signed First Edition

Price: £130.00

A signed, first edition of Mrs. Belloc Lowndes' play The Empress Eugenie.Lowndes was a prolific writer and had her works adapted for screen several times, including by Alfred Hitchcock in 1927. This edition contains an ink from...

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1939 Edmond Rostand Cyrano De Bergerac Play Illustrative Plates Limited Edition
1939 Edmond Rostand Cyrano De Bergerac Play Illustrative Plates Limited Edition

Price: £50.00

A uncommon decorative limited edition of Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, in French.With decorative colour plates, vignettes and details throughout, the volume is number 1428 of a limited printing of 2575.

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1939 Edmond Rostand La Samaritaine Limited Edition With Colour Plates By Sauvage
1939 Edmond Rostand La Samaritaine Limited Edition With Colour Plates By Sauvage

Price: £90.00

A limited edition volume of three French-Language plays by Edmond Rostand.With very attractive colour plates throughout by Sylvain Sauvage, the volumes make for an excellent decorative collection of Rostand's work. The volume...

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1939 Hamlet William Shakespeare Edy Legrand Illustrated Limited Edition
1939 Hamlet William Shakespeare Edy Legrand Illustrated Limited Edition

Price: £95.00

A limited edition copy of William Shakespeare's famous play 'Hamlet', illustrated here by the French illustrator Edy Legrand. A limited edition work, this volume numbered three-hundred and thirty...

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1939 Le Jeu de L'Amour et du Hasard Marivaux Game of Love French Novel
1939 Le Jeu de L'Amour et du Hasard Marivaux Game of Love French Novel

Price: £26.00

This is collection of three plays by Pierre de Marivaux.The first edition thus. Printed in French.Marivaux was a French novelist and dramatist, considered one of the most important French playwrights of the 18th century.

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1941 Emma A Play by Marion Morse MacKaye Signed Austen Percy MacKaye 1st
1941 Emma A Play by Marion Morse MacKaye Signed Austen Percy MacKaye 1st

Price: £120.00

A signed first edition of this play by Marion MacKaye.With a preface by Percy MacKaye.With a portrait frontispiece and three illustrated plates.Inscribed by Percy MacKaye to a friend and member of the Shakespeare Memorial Trust in...

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1942 British Dramatists Graham Greene Illustrated Plates Acting Britain Pictures
1942 British Dramatists Graham Greene Illustrated Plates Acting Britain Pictures

Price: £19.00

Here Greene considers the British theatre through the ages.A survey of British drama through history, studying its development and also the writers themselves and their value.

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1944 ERIC LINKLATER Crisis in Heaven PLAYS
1944 ERIC LINKLATER Crisis in Heaven PLAYS

Price: £22.99

Nice first edition copy. Eric Linklater (1899-1974) was a British writer best known for his novels and short stories. This play was first produced at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh on February 28th, 1944. It was directed by John...

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1946 The Theatre Through the Ages James Cleaver in Dustwrapper Colour Lithograph
1946 The Theatre Through the Ages James Cleaver in Dustwrapper Colour Lithograph

Price: £21.99

A study of the history of the theatre for young people. Illustrated throughout with numerous autolithographs, many of which are coloured. Including chapters on the Greeks and Romans, Restoration Theatre, and many more.

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1946-47 6 Vol The Masque nos 1-4 Old Vic King Lear Designs Theatre Oscar Wilde
1946-47 6 Vol The Masque nos 1-4 Old Vic King Lear Designs Theatre Oscar Wilde

Price: £125.00

A first edition set of numbers 1 to 4 of The Masque. With a total of 69 plates including 32 colour plates.A collection of pamphlets produced by the Curtain Press. Focusing on a different production or area of the theatre in each publication.In four parts,...

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1947 Hey Nonny Yes Passions and Conceits Shakespeare H Fordham E Ardizzone
1947 Hey Nonny Yes Passions and Conceits Shakespeare H Fordham E Ardizzone

Price: £75.00

A collection of quotations from many of William Shakespeare's works . Arranged by Hallam Fordham. Illustrated throughout by Edward Ardizzone. The First Edition. As stated to the introduction,...

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1947 Lord of the Three Worlds Maurice Collins First Edition Illustrated Play
1947 Lord of the Three Worlds Maurice Collins First Edition Illustrated Play

Price: £22.99

A first edition of this play about the King of Burma. With numerous illustrations throughout by Felix Topolski, designed for the stage, including four folding plates.  Feliks Topolski (19071989) was a Polish-born British expressionist...

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1947 The Masque No 4 Designs for the Theatre Rex Whistler Part II Illustrated
1947 The Masque No 4 Designs for the Theatre Rex Whistler Part II Illustrated

Price: £48.00

An illustrated pamphlet on masque design for theatre.The designs to this work are by famous artist, designer and illustrator, Rex Whistler.With an introduction on masque, the baroque and Whistler by James Laver.James Laver was an English...

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1949 6Vol Kaj Munk Mindeudgabve Works Poetry Playwright Danish Literature
1949 6Vol Kaj Munk Mindeudgabve Works Poetry Playwright Danish Literature

Price: £130.00

An attractive set of the works of Kaj Munk.Six of nine volumes.In the original Danish.The memorial edition of the plays, poetry and other works of one of the foremost Danish playwrights.Volumes are:Foraaret Saa Sagte Kommer BrindringerDagen...

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1951 A Sleep of Prisoners Christopher Fry Ronald Searle Dustwrapper First Ed
1951 A Sleep of Prisoners Christopher Fry Ronald Searle Dustwrapper First Ed

Price: £28.00

The first edition of this novel by Christopher Fry. With the dustwrapper design by Ronald Searle. 'A Sleep of Prisoners' was first performed at St Thomas' Church in Regent Street London in...

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1952 Jacquette Hawkes and J B Priestly Dragon's Mouth Play First Edition
1952 Jacquette Hawkes and J B Priestly Dragon's Mouth Play First Edition

Price: £24.99

The first edition of this play in two parts from Jacquetta Hawkes and J. B. Priestly. This is an experimental piece, written for four actors.

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1953 The Globe Restored Elizabethan Theatre C Walter Hodges Illustrated
1953 The Globe Restored Elizabethan Theatre C Walter Hodges Illustrated

Price: £39.99

A study of the theatre of Shakespeare, with particular reference to The Globe. Illustrated with numerous plates to the rear.

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1954 2Vol Theatre Jean Giraudoux Illustrated Edition French Plays Colour Plates
1954 2Vol Theatre Jean Giraudoux Illustrated Edition French Plays Colour Plates

Price: £140.00

A two volume set of plays by Jean Giraudoux.Illustrated throughout with 18 colour plates.Number 796 of limited 4700 copies.Jean Giraudoux was a French novelist, essayist and playwright considered among the most important French dramatists...

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1954 The Confidential Clerk T. S. Eliot First American Edition Dustwrapper
1954 The Confidential Clerk T. S. Eliot First American Edition Dustwrapper

Price: £190.00

A stated first American Edition copy of this comic verse play by the renowned essayist, publisher, playwright, and literary and social critic T. S. Eliot. First produced at the Edinburgh Festival...

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1954 The Dark is Light Enough A Winter Comedy Christopher Fry Play Ronald Searle
1954 The Dark is Light Enough A Winter Comedy Christopher Fry Play Ronald Searle

Price: £40.00

A play by popular author, Christopher Fry. The first edition, held in original unclipped dustwrapper. Dustwrapper design by Ronald Searle. This comedy follows Fry's previously popular works...

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1957 Robert Fitzgerald Sophocles Oedipus at Colonus First Edition
1957 Robert Fitzgerald Sophocles Oedipus at Colonus First Edition

Price: £40.00

An uncommon First Edition copy this edition of Oedipus at ColonusOedipus at Colonus is one of the three Theban plays of the Athenian tragedian Sophocles. It was written shortly before Sophocles' death in 406 BC and produced by...

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1959 Christopher Fry A Phoenix too Frequent Ronald Searle Comic Play
1959 Christopher Fry A Phoenix too Frequent Ronald Searle Comic Play

Price: £37.00

A comedic play by Christopher Fry based on Petronius's tale of the Ephesian widow. This work is based on the false heroics of Dynamene's mourning of her husband in his tomb, and her reawakening...

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1959 The Complaisant Lover A Play by Graham Greene First Edition in Dustwrapper
1959 The Complaisant Lover A Play by Graham Greene First Edition in Dustwrapper

Price: £140.00

A play by Graham Greene, first performed at the Globe Theatre, London, in 1959. First edition.

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1962 The Private Ear and The Public Eye Peter Shaffer First Edition
1962 The Private Ear and The Public Eye Peter Shaffer First Edition

Price: £25.00

The first edition of these two plays by Peter Shaffer, in the original photographic unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. 'The Private...

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1964 The Great Shakespeare Jubilee Christian Deelman Theatre Garrick
1964 The Great Shakespeare Jubilee Christian Deelman Theatre Garrick

Price: £19.99

An illustrated work on the Shakespeare Jubilee of 1796, organised by the renowned Shakespearean actor, David Garrick. With map endpapers, a frontispiece portrait of Garrick, and numerous other portraits throughout.

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1965 GENTLE JACK First Edition by Robert Bolt
1965 GENTLE JACK First Edition by Robert Bolt

Price: £24.99

First edition, as issued without dust jacket. Robert Oxton Bolt was an English playwright and screenwriter.He was born in Sale, Manchester, England. It was at Manchester Grammar School where his obsession for Sir Thomas More developed....

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1966 Alchemist BEN JONSON ed Douglas Brown 1st + d/j
1966 Alchemist BEN JONSON ed Douglas Brown 1st + d/j

Price: £12.99

Cloth bound with gilt lettering to spine and dust jacket. Edited by Douglas Brown. The Alchemist is a comedy by English playwright Ben Jonson. First performed in 1610 by the King's Men, it is generally considered Jonson's best...

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1967 The MALCONTENT by John MARSTON + Illustrations
1967 The MALCONTENT by John MARSTON + Illustrations

Price: £12.99

Nice copy with copy of original title page from 1604 and illustrations!John Marston (baptised October 7, 1576 June 25, 1634) was an English poet, playwright and satirist during the late Elizabethan and Jacobean periods. Although his...

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1968 TRICK to CATCH the OLD ONE Middleton + Dust Jacket
1968 TRICK to CATCH the OLD ONE Middleton + Dust Jacket

Price: £12.99

FIRST EDITION in this FormNice clean copy with dust jacket and copy of original title page from 1608!Thomas Middleton (baptized April 18, 1580, died 1627) was an English Jacobean playwright and poet. Middleton stands with John Fletcher...

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1969-72 32vol Oxford Shakespeare Concordances Edited by T H Howard-Hill
1969-72 32vol Oxford Shakespeare Concordances Edited by T H Howard-Hill

Price: £395.00

A set of the Oxford Shakespeare Concordances, edited by Dr. T. H. Howard-Hill. Containing: The Tempest (1969)  The Winter's Tale (1969) As You Like It (1969) Measure for Measure (1969) The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1969) The...

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1970 Reginald Fraser Amonoo Dissertation La Fortune Du Theatre Cornelien France
1970 Reginald Fraser Amonoo Dissertation La Fortune Du Theatre Cornelien France

Price: £45.00

A late twentieth century dissertation on the seventeenth century French dramatist Corneille's works under the Bourbon restoration. Signed by the author, Reginald Fraser Amonoo and dated 1970....

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1970 The SPANISH TRAGEDY Thomas KYD + Dust Jacket
1970 The SPANISH TRAGEDY Thomas KYD + Dust Jacket

Price: £24.99

FIRST EDITION in this formNice clean copy with black and pink design to dust jacket and copy of original title page.The Spanish Tragedie: or, Hieronimo is Mad Againe is an Elizabethan tragedy written by Thomas Kyd between 1587-1590...

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1973 Akhnaton a Play in Three Acts Agatha Christie First Edition
1973 Akhnaton a Play in Three Acts Agatha Christie First Edition

Price: £95.00

The first edition of the play 'Akhnaton' by Agatha Christie, held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. The first edition of this work. Held in the original unclipped dustwrapper. 'Akhnaton'...

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1973 Two Plays The Three Arrows And The Servants And The Snow By Iris Murdoch
1973 Two Plays The Three Arrows And The Servants And The Snow By Iris Murdoch

Price: £110.00

Two plays by Iris Murdoch, originally published in 1970 (The Servants and the Snow) and 1972  (The Three Arrows), first published together in this volume. First edition thus. Dame Iris Murdoch DBE (15 July 1919 - 8 February...

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1974 John Updike Buchanan Dying A Play Dustwrapper First UK
1974 John Updike Buchanan Dying A Play Dustwrapper First UK

Price: £36.00

A first UK edition of John Updike's Buchanan Dying.A dramatised version of Updike's own play concerning James Buchanan, the 15th President of the United States.

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1976 The Blue Dahlia Screenplay Raymond Chandler First English Edition
1976 The Blue Dahlia Screenplay Raymond Chandler First English Edition

Price: £79.99

An thrilling screenplay, written by renowned detective fiction author, Raymond Chandler. First English edition. Featuring original illustrated dustwrapper.  Chandler had an immense stylistic influence on American popular...

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1981 John Symonds The Collected Dramatic Works Vol1 The Bicycle Play Signed 1st
1981 John Symonds The Collected Dramatic Works Vol1 The Bicycle Play Signed 1st

Price: £90.00

The first volume from John Symonds' Collected Dramatic Works, The Bicycle Play."A tragedy in two acts" , this is a play about "men and women who are disorientated by the conflicts in themselves and the chaos in the contemporary world".Prefaced...

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1981 William Trevor Scenes From an Album Signed Plays First Edition
1981 William Trevor Scenes From an Album Signed Plays First Edition

Price: £115.00

This is a signed first edition of this play by William Trevor.William Trevor is an Irish novelist, playwright and short story writer. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest contemporary writers of short stories in English...

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1982 RICHARD STRAUSS The Staging of his OPERAS & BALLET
1982 RICHARD STRAUSS The Staging of his OPERAS & BALLET

Price: £44.99

A nice clean copy. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering, unclipped dustwrapper and slipcase. An early edition. Richard Georg Strauss (1864 1949) was a German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras, particularly...

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c1720 La Tancia Commedia PLAY Michelangnolo Buonarroti
c1720 La Tancia Commedia PLAY Michelangnolo Buonarroti

Price: £125.00

A scarce copy of one of Buonarroti's romantic plays. Undated copy. Bound in paper covers. Michelangelo Buonarroti the Younger (1568 - 1646) was nephew of the famous artist Michelangelo Buonarroti. While in the Pisa he studied...

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c1790 ARTHUR MURPHY Plays THEATRE Way to Keep Him
c1790 ARTHUR MURPHY Plays THEATRE Way to Keep Him

Price: £59.99

Four plays by Arthur Murphy, performed at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane. This is volume III of the complete works of Murphy but all plays are complete. Tittles included are; The Way to Keep Him: A Comedy All in the Wrong: A...

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c1826 Collection of Comedies Tobin, Peake, Sheridan etc Plates by Cruikshank
c1826 Collection of Comedies Tobin, Peake, Sheridan etc Plates by Cruikshank

Price: £89.99

A scarce collection of comedic plays bound as one. The Honey Moon by John Tobin, Amateurs and Actors by Richard Brinsley Peake, A Trip to Scarborough by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Soldier's Daughter by Andrew Cherry,...

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c1830 Various 18th C PLAYS, J GAY, RB SHERIDAN Theatre
c1830 Various 18th C PLAYS, J GAY, RB SHERIDAN Theatre

Price: £620.00

An early nineteenth century collection of comic plays from writers including John Gay and Richard Brinsley Sheridan. Bound from the parts in half-leather, with a spine label, gilt lettering, and marbled paper-covered...

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c1860 LACY'S ACTING EDITION 10 Nineteenth Century Plays
c1860 LACY'S ACTING EDITION 10 Nineteenth Century Plays

Price: £234.00

  A great collection of these original acting editions of eighteenth and ninteenth century British plays. These plays are Lacy's Acting Editions or New British Theatre editions. With a Lacy's catalogue and pricing list to...

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c1865 8vol The Works of Shakspere Charles Knight Biography Comedies Tragedies
c1865 8vol The Works of Shakspere Charles Knight Biography Comedies Tragedies

Price: £695.00

Charles Knight's pictorial edition of the works of Shakespeare. Complete in eight volumes. The second edition, revised. The set consists of a biography of Shakespeare, the Comedies in two volumes, the Tragedies on two volumes,...

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c1866 12vols of The Handy-Volume Shakspeare Plays and Sonnets
c1866 12vols of The Handy-Volume Shakspeare Plays and Sonnets

Price: £85.00

A delightful set of the work of William Shakespeare, with pocket sized volumes each uniformly bound in a full cloth binding. Undated, dated using Copac. Twelve volumes lacking one. Lacking...

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c1875 2 Vol Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Oeuvres Completes de Moliere Theatre Illus
c1875 2 Vol Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Oeuvres Completes de Moliere Theatre Illus

Price: £90.00

A copy of uvres Completes de Molire.With 16 plates.Hailed as one of the greatest writers of comedy in literature, Jean-Baptist Poquelin is better known by his stage name Molire.

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c1875 3 Vols PLAYS of SHAKESPEARE ed. by Cowden Clarke
c1875 3 Vols PLAYS of SHAKESPEARE ed. by Cowden Clarke

Price: £780.00

The beautifully illustrated complete Plays of Shakespeare illustated by Selous and edited by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. Bound in half leather with gilt lettering. Volumes I - III, complete. The three volumes...

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c1877 3 Volumes Ben Jonson's Works Edited by William Gifford Fine Binding
c1877 3 Volumes Ben Jonson's Works Edited by William Gifford Fine Binding

Price: £390.00

A lovely 3 volume set of Ben Jonson's works with critical notes by English critic William Gifford.The volumes feature the likes of  'Sejanus, His Fall' (1603),'The Masque of Blackness'(1605), and 'The Golden Age...

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c1877 3vols Ouevres de Pierre Corneille Theatre Complet Colour Illustrated
c1877 3vols Ouevres de Pierre Corneille Theatre Complet Colour Illustrated

Price: £300.00

Three volumes of the theatrical works of Pierre Corneille. Pierre Corneille is widely celebrated as one of the three great seventeenth-century French dramatists alongside Moliere and Jean Racine. His work was mainly tragedies...

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c1880 3 vols OEUVRES Completes MOLIERE Lemaistre Voltaire
c1880 3 vols OEUVRES Completes MOLIERE Lemaistre Voltaire

Price: £99.99

A nice set of the complete works of one of the greatest masters of comedy in Western literature. New Edition. With notes derived from all commentators, with new remarks by M. Felix Lamaistre. Preceeded by the life of Moliere...

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c1880 3Vol Theatre de Racine In Three Volumes Preface V Fournel
c1880 3Vol Theatre de Racine In Three Volumes Preface V Fournel

Price: £45.00

A three volume set of the plays of Jean Racine.Complete in three volumes. Dated from Copac.Printed in French.Jean Racine was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th century Francew alongside Moliere and Corneille....

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c1880 3vols Plays of William Shakespeare Charles Mary Clarke Selous Illustrated
c1880 3vols Plays of William Shakespeare Charles Mary Clarke Selous Illustrated

Price: £525.00

A profusely illustrated collection of Shakespeare's plays, including his most famous, edited and complied here by Charles and Mary Cowden Clarke. Complete in three volumes. This three volumes...

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c1880 4 plays MASSINGER Debts MURPHY Grecian Daughter
c1880 4 plays MASSINGER Debts MURPHY Grecian Daughter

Price: £36.99

A disbound volume containing four plays, with four engraved illustrations. Philip Massinger (1583 March 17, 1640) was an English dramatist. His finely plotted plays, including A New Way to Pay Old Debts, The City Madam and The...

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c1880 Theatre Complet de J Racine French Playwright Ex Libris Christopher Rowe
c1880 Theatre Complet de J Racine French Playwright Ex Libris Christopher Rowe

Price: £30.00

The complete theatrical repertoire of French dramatist Jean Racine.Undated, dated using Copac.In the original French.With a portrait of Racine to the preface which regards his theatre and his life. With notes, both critical and...

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c1885 Burlesque Giants and Dwarfs British Standard Handbook Blackett Maxwell
c1885 Burlesque Giants and Dwarfs British Standard Handbook Blackett Maxwell

Price: £495.00

A publication on transfiguration and stage tricks for Burlesque theatre. Transfiguration and stage tricks. Vanishingly scarce, not recorded on Copac only one on Worldcat.Number 35 from the 'British Standard Handbooks' series....

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c1889 The Rivals by Richard Brinsley SHERIDAN
c1889 The Rivals by Richard Brinsley SHERIDAN

Price: £69.99

A blue cloth hardback with gilt and pictorial front board. An attractive illustrated edition of Sheridan's The Rivals with five colour plates and thirty-eight black and white plates. Richard Brinsley Sheridan (30 October 1751...

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c1890 2vols The Henry Irving Shakespeare VI and VII Othello King Lear Cymbeline
c1890 2vols The Henry Irving Shakespeare VI and VII Othello King Lear Cymbeline

Price: £90.00

Two volumes from Henry Irving's editorial of the Bard's plays. Being nine of William Shakespeare's plays, beautifully illustrated and with extensive notes. Volumes VI and VII of what would...

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c1890 The School For Scandal Richard Brinsley Sheridan Colour Illustrated
c1890 The School For Scandal Richard Brinsley Sheridan Colour Illustrated

Price: £40.00

An illustrated edition of this well-known play by Richard Brinsely Sheridan.The School for Scandal is a comedy of manners which satirises the behaviour and customs of the upper classes and fashionable society through an intricate...

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c1900 3vols The Work of Shakspere Virtues Imperial Edition Illus Charles Knight
c1900 3vols The Work of Shakspere Virtues Imperial Edition Illus Charles Knight

Price: £540.00

A desirable copy of the Imperial Edition of the Works of Shakespeare, profusely illustrated throughout. This particular volume is two volumes bound in three. In a uniform half calf binding,...

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c1900 RICHARD STEELE Mermaid Series Calf Bayntun
c1900 RICHARD STEELE Mermaid Series Calf Bayntun

Price: £192.00

The plays of Richard Steele in a decorative fine calf binding from Bayntun's. Edited, with an Introduction and Notes by G. A Aitken. With lovely decorative head- and tail- pieces. Bound by Bayntun's of Bath, with a bookbinder...

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c1900 The Works of William Shakspeare Lansdowne Poets Portrait Frontispiece
c1900 The Works of William Shakspeare Lansdowne Poets Portrait Frontispiece

Price: £37.00

The Landsdowne edition of the plays of Shakespeare. Illustrated with several engravings, including a portrait of Shakespeare. Reprinted from the early editions, including life, glossary, etc.

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c1900 Theatre Complet de Jean RACINE
c1900 Theatre Complet de Jean RACINE

Price: £44.99

A collection of the works of French dramatist Racine in a decorative binding with colour illustrations. Bound in half leather and marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering. With a short life of the author to the front. With four...

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c1901 L'Honneur Magda by HERMANN SUDERMANN French FIRST
c1901 L'Honneur Magda by HERMANN SUDERMANN French FIRST

Price: £34.99

A handsomely bound copy of a popular play by Hermann Sudermann. Bound in quarter leather with gilt lettering and decoration on the spine. Presumed first French edition. Translated from German into French, by M. Remon...

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c1904 Cymbeline William Shakespeare Miniature J. Talford Blair
c1904 Cymbeline William Shakespeare Miniature J. Talford Blair

Price: £34.99

A charming miniature edition of Shakespeare's theatrical work Cymbeline. Featuring a nicely illustrated captioned frontispiece. Carefully edited and "compared with the best texts" by J. Talfourd Blair. 

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c1908 Theatre de Beaumarchais Le Barbier de Seville Le Mariage de Figaro Eugenie
c1908 Theatre de Beaumarchais Le Barbier de Seville Le Mariage de Figaro Eugenie

Price: £23.00

A selection of plays by Pierre Beaumarchais.In French.Pierre Beaumarchais was a French playwright who was a supporter of the American independece. He was also influential in the court of Louis XV as an inventor and musician.

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c1911 Pippa Passes by Robert Browning Miniature Play Charles Pears Endpapers
c1911 Pippa Passes by Robert Browning Miniature Play Charles Pears Endpapers

Price: £14.99

An attractive miniature edition of Robert Browning's poetic play. With beautifully illustrated endpapers by Charles Pear, the front and rear each showing a different scene in full-colour.

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c1913 Quality Street A Comedy in Four Acts Barrie First Trade Edition Thomson Illustrated
c1913 Quality Street A Comedy in Four Acts Barrie First Trade Edition Thomson Illustrated

Price: £50.00

A copiously illustrated first trade edition of this four act comedy by the renowned Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie, with charming coloured illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Although...

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c1913 Quality Street J M Barrie Play First Trade Edition Colour Illustrated
c1913 Quality Street J M Barrie Play First Trade Edition Colour Illustrated

Price: £88.00

The first trade edition of this popular play by Scottish novelist, playwright, and creator of Peter Pan, 'J M Barrie'. Adorned with colour illustrations by Hugh Thomson. Held in the beautifully...

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c1914 SHE STOOPS to CONQUER Goldsmith MINATURE leather
c1914 SHE STOOPS to CONQUER Goldsmith MINATURE leather

Price: £19.99

Nice pocket size miniature leather binding with half title page and gilt fore edge!She Stoops to Conquer is a comedy by the Irish author Oliver Goldsmith, first performed in 1773. The play is a great favourite for study by English...

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c1920 3vol Pearson's Shakespeare Howard Staunton John Gilbert Brothers Dalziel
c1920 3vol Pearson's Shakespeare Howard Staunton John Gilbert Brothers Dalziel

Price: £440.00

A three volume set of William Shakespeare's complete works. Illustrated by Sir John Gilbert. Illustrations to this work are engraved by the Brothers Dalziel. Undated, dated using Copac. ...

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c1920 Theatre de Racine 3 vol in 1 Fine Binding Frontis French
c1920 Theatre de Racine 3 vol in 1 Fine Binding Frontis French

Price: £190.00

An attractive edition of the works of Jean Racine.In the original French. Three volumes bound as one.Jean Racine was a French dramatist and considered one of the three great playwrights of 17th century France.

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c1920-1930 4 Volumes J. M. Barrie Plays Works Uniform Edition
c1920-1930 4 Volumes J. M. Barrie Plays Works Uniform Edition

Price: £48.00

A collection of four uniformly bound works by the Scottish author and dramatist J. M. Barrie. The books are undated, but all are c1920 - 1930.Including the novel The Little Minister published by Cassell, and three collections of Barrie's...

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c1930 Dramatic Works Sheridan Asprey Publication The Rivals School for Scandal
c1930 Dramatic Works Sheridan Asprey Publication The Rivals School for Scandal

Price: £170.00

A beautifully bound, pocket sized collection of Richard Sheridan's plays. Sheridan was a famed eighteenth century playwright and owner of the London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. With an editor's...

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c1930 Theatre de MARIVAUX Avec Une Introduction Par Louis Moland
c1930 Theatre de MARIVAUX Avec Une Introduction Par Louis Moland

Price: £49.99

A scarce anthology comprising of a selection of theatrical works by Pierre Carlet de Chamblain de Marivaux. Considered one of the most important French playwrights of the 18th century, Marivaux wrote numerous comedies...

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c1934 2vols Theatre and Stage Illustrated Harold Downs Encycolpedia opera
c1934 2vols Theatre and Stage Illustrated Harold Downs Encycolpedia opera

Price: £240.00

A thorough, two volume encyclopedic guide to drama, operatic and theatrical work.A frontispiece portrait of Sir Barry Jackson, the director of the Shakespeare Memorial theatre and photographs of plays and actor's portraits throughout....

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c1964 7vol W Carew Hazlitt A Selection Collection Of Old English Plays
c1964 7vol W Carew Hazlitt A Selection Collection Of Old English Plays

Price: £395.00

A relatively scarce complete set of A Select Collection of Old English Plays. Originally published by Robert Dodsley in the year 1744. Fifteen volume bound in seven. A facsimile reprint of fourth edition from the original fifteen...

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