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121 The Craft of Comedy: Correspondence Between Athene Seyler and Stephen Haggard [Signed by Athene Seyler]
Seyler, Athene ; Haggard, Stephen Frederick Muller, Ltd London 1943 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall Signed by Author(s)
Original green boards - faded spine with minor rubs and slight fraying to the cloth at the spine ends. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front endpaper. SIGNED by actress Athene Seyler on the title page, in biro, 'with every happy wish'. Pages clean. War economy standard book but binding firm and sound. 86pp. Athene Segler (1889-1900) was best known for her roles as a stage actress but is also known for films such as The Inn of Sixth Happiness, Night of the Demon and Make Mink Mink. Stephen Haggard, grandnephew of H. Rider Haggard, was also well known as a stage actor and as author of the novel Nya, a precursor to Nabokov's Lolita, with similar themes. He died in 1943. 304909 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
136 Theatre World Annual (London) No. 7: a Pictorial Review of West End Productions with a record of Plays and Players, June 1955 - May 1956
Stephens, Frances (written and compiled by) Rockliff Salisbury Square, London 1956 First Edition Hardcover Good Fair Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original red boards. Bruised at spine ends and forwards lean to the spine. Previous owner's signature at the top edge of the front endpaper. Some heavy foxing to endpapers and a bubble to the rear pastedown. Some light foxing to pages. The dust jacket is worn and torn at the edges; rubs and tears, small loss at the spine and corners and a pale stain in the region of the spine. Front flap not price clipped. 176pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 306550 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
122 King John (The Cambridge New Shakespeare)
Shakespeare, William ; edited by J. Dover Wilson Cambridge at the University Press Cambridge 1960 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Reprint. Brown cloth. Bright red dust jacket. The dust jacket has been price clipped and has some tiny marks to the spine; otherwise both book and DJ in excellent condition. No names or inscriptions. Tight binding. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). pp. lxxix, 208. 303564 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
137 Theatre World Annual (London) No. 8: a Pictorial Review of West End Productions with a record of Plays and Players, June 1956 - May 1957
Stephens, Frances (written and compiled by) Rockliff Salisbury Square, London 1957 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original red boards. Bruised at spine ends and forwards lean to the spine. Previous owner's signature at the top edge of the front endpaper. Light foxing and a few grubby speckles to the top outer closed textblock edge. Some foxing to pages. The binding is firm. Dust jacket worn at the edges - rubbed, chipped, short tears and a small piece missing to the bottom edge of the back cover. Front flap not price clipped. 176pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 306549 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
123 Titus Andronicus (The Cambridge New Shakespeare)
Shakespeare, William ; edited by J. Dover Wilson Cambridge at the University Press Cambridge 1948 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
First thus. Brown cloth. Bright red dust jacket. The dust jacket has been price clipped, otherwise both book and DJ in excellent near fine condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Tight binding. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). pp. lxxii, 173. 302357 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
138 Theatre Administration
Sweeting, Elizabeth Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons Ltd London 1969 0273436910 / 9780273436911 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original dark blue boards; bright blue dust jacket. In very good clean condition. Minor rubs to dust jacket edges. Not price clipped. The DJ is supplied in a loose archival protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 229pp. 22cm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 300975 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
124 Troilus and Cressida (The Cambridge New Shakespeare)
Shakespeare, William ; edited by J. Dover Wilson and Alice Walker Cambridge at the University Press Cambridge 1963 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Reprint. Brown cloth. Bright red dust jacket. The dust jacket has been price clipped; otherwise both book and DJ in excellent condition. No names or inscriptions. Tight binding. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). pp. lvi, 254. 303556 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
139 The Performing World of the Actor
Swift, Clive ; with a profile of Glenda Jackson Hamish Hamilton London 1981 0241105854 / 9780241105856 First Edition Hardcover Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original brown boards. Slightly tanned, or darkened, page edges. A little foxing and a small mark to the endpapers. No names or inscriptions. Binding firm. Dust jacket very good; not price clipped. 114pp. 306215 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
125 Measure for Measure (The Cambridge New Shakespeare)
Shakespeare, William ; edited by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch and J. Dover Wilso Cambridge at the University Press Cambridge 1961 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Reprint. Brown cloth. Bright red dust jacket. The dust jacket has been price clipped; otherwise both book and DJ in excellent condition. No names or inscriptions. Tight binding. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). pp. xliii, 176 303557 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
140 Erectheus: A Tragedy
Swinburne, Algernon Charles Chatto & Windus London 1876 First Edition Hard Cover Fair No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback. Original green cloth. Gilt ruled border to upper board and titles on spine. The binding is significantly rubbed and frayed at the head and tail of the spine, and at the corners. Corners rubbed to boards. Splits in the cloth at the head of the spine. Dark brown endpapers. Front pastedown has a dark stain. Previous owner's name and date inside. Binding is shaken and weakened but holds. 105pp + 32 page publisher's lists of books at the back (dated 1875). 013342 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
126 The Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Cambridge New Shakespeare)
Shakespeare, William ; edited by Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch and J. Dover Wilson Cambridge at the University Press Cambridge 1921 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
First thus. Brown cloth. Bright red dust jacket. The dust jacket has been price clipped and has some slight marks to the back cover; otherwise both book and DJ in excellent condition. No names or inscriptions. Deckled edges. Frontis. portrait with tissue guard. Tight binding. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). pp. xx, 110. 303558 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
141 The King of The Dark Chamber
Tagore, Sir Rabindranath; translated Into English By the Author Macmillan & Co Ltd 1915 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
First published in 1914; this is the first reprint of 1915. Original blue boards. Boards are a little rubbed at the spine ends and corners and the spine is dulled. Pencilled name on the front endpaper. Deckled / rough cut pages and the pages are tanned at the edges. 200pp. A couple of uncut pages. Binding firm. 039207 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
127 The Folio Society Edition of the Plays of William Shakespeare - in 8 Volumes: Tragedies; Tragicomedies; Comedies; Early Comedies; Classical Plays; Romances; Histories I; Histories II
Shakespeare, William ; edited by Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor ; introduced by Jonathan Bate The Folio Society London 1997 Hardcover Very Good No Slipcase Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Complete 8 volume set but they lack their slipcases - when new they would have been presented in two slipcases, each holding 4 volumes. Three of the volumes have a name (Emma) written on the front endpaper in biro; no surname or other writing. No writing in any of the other volumes. The volumes are all otherwise clean and tight and appear barely read / some unread. A couple of very minor knocks to the bottom edge of the boards but most volumes are in near fine condition. Printed on Balmoral Wove paper and bound in Oxford library buckram with paper sides printed with designs by Richard Shirley Smith. The set uses the text of the Oxford Shakespeare edition edited by Stanley Wells and Gary Taylor. Volumes are 24cm tall. PLEASE NOTE this is an extremely HEAVY set. No additional postage charges to send these within the UK mainland; UK islands and N. Ireland please ask for a postage quote - an additional fee will be necessary. Overseas postage is likely to be very expensive if available - please enquire if you would like a quote. A discount on postage is available for collection from our shop premises in Banbury, Oxfordshire. 104596 
Price: 55.00 GBP

 
142 Alec Guinness, A Celebration
Taylor, John Russell Pavilion Books Limited 1984 0907516416 / 9780907516415 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
A few small marks to the top of the closed outer textblock edge. Otherwise very good, clean condition throughout. No names or inscriptions. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 184pp. 303603 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
128 Three Plays For Puritans : The Devil's Disciple ; Caesar and Cleopatra ; Captain Brassbound's Conversion
Shaw, Bernard Constable and Company, Ltd London 1926 Leather Bound Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Blue leather pocket edition. Top edge gilt. Gilt decoration to spine. VG clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 308pp. 100750 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
143 Creating a Ballet: MacMillan's Isadora
Thorpe, Edward ; with photographs by Robert Jude and Ross MacGibbon Evans Brothers Limited 1981 0237455544 / 9780237455545 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good condition. Clean and unmarked. No names or inscriptions. DJ not price clipped. 80pp. 104485 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
 
129 Widowers' Houses
Shaw, Bernard [George Bernard Shaw] Constable and Company Limited London 1939 Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Publisher's red cloth. Some light foxing. No names or inscriptions. Pages good clean condition. The yellow dust jacket is grubby and marked with light rubs to the edges, darkened spine and a couple of short tears. 65pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 304343 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
144 The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan
Tynan, Kenneth ; edited by John Lahr Bloomsbury London 2001 0747554188 / 9780747554189 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original black boards. Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Pages have slightly tanned / darkened. Binding firm and square. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. viii, 439. Spine ends slightly bruised. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. A HEAVY book - a postage surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 305149 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
130 The School for Scandal (The Temple Dramatists)
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley J. M. Dent and Sons Ltd London 1927 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 24mo - over 5" - 5" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Small pocket-sized volume. Reprint. The Temple Dramatists edition, with original grey paper DJ. Edited with a preface and notes by G. A. Aitken. Light edgewear only. Pink ribbon page marker. top edge gilt. Just a few light pencil marks to the text (not extensive). 166pp. 006919 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
145 Little Plays for Little Actors
Ward, Ethel M. W. & R. Chambers, Limited London 1929 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Green cloth. Lightly rubbed spine ends and corners. Some light scattered foxing. Binding a little shaken. Contains 6 short plays. Play number six has some annotation in biro - the character Princess Rosamund has been crossed out and re-named Princess Sylvia. 79pp. A good sound copy of a scarce little book. 303022 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
131 The School for Scandal and The Rivals
Sheridan, Richard Brinsley ; with illustrations by Edmund J. Sullivan Macmillan and Co., Limited 1902 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Bound in half blue calf, gilt-ruled spine and corners. 5 raised bands mark 6 compartments to the spine, gilt leaf design, gilt titles. Some quite heavy rubs to the spine, superficial split to the lower length of the rear joint. A white mark on the rear board. Foredges untrimmed / rough cut, with some resulting tear to the margins where pages have been separated. Top edge gilt. Some foxing; mostly to prelims and to outer closed textblock edges - the text pages are themselves quite clean. There is a damp / water-type stain to the bottom margin of the last c. 100 pages (pale towards the middle of the book; more noticeable towards the end of the book). pp. xxvii, 365, [plates]. 19.5cm. 103841 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
146 Towards Dance and Art: A Study of Relationships Between Two Art Forms
Watts, Elizabeth Lepus Books London 1977 0860190277 / 9780860190271 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. Original orange boards. Orange dust jacket is faded at the spine. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. DJ not price clipped. pp. x, 110. 104481 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
132 The Kingdom of God, and Other Plays
Sierra, G. Martinez ; in English versions with an introduction by Helen and Harley Granville-Barker E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc. New York 1941 Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Hardback, lacks dust jacket. Fourth edition. Containts the playsThe Kingdom of God; The Two Shepherds; Wife to a Fabulous Man; and The Romantic Young Lady. In English with an introduction by Helen and Harley Granville-Barker. The boards are lightly rubbed at the spine ends, edges and corners and corners are lightly bumped. The binding is firm and pages clean. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. xv, 297. 001866 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
147 The White Devil
Webster, John ; edited by J. R. Mulryne Edward Arnold 1970 0713155752 / 9780713155754 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Red cloth boards. Some very light foxing to the endpapers and to the top outer closed textblock edge. pp. xxviii, 158. Regents Renaissance Drama Series. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 103374 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
 
133 Dear Octopus: A Comedy in Three Acts (French's Acting Edition, No. 168)
Smith Dodie Samuel French Limited 1939 Soft cover Fair Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In fair to good condition. The covers have browned and are rubbed, ith some creasing to the corners, a name to the top of the front cover, some wear to the spine. Some foxing to the pages - quite heavy to the first few pages. 100pp. 303591 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
148 Five Tragedies of Sex
Wedekind, Frank ; with an introduction by Lion Feuchtwanger ; translated by Frances Fawcett and Stephen Spender Vision Press Ltd London 1952 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Light purple cloth boards. Dust jacket is foxed, chipped at the spine, with rubs and nicks at the edges. Interior in VERY GOOD clean condition throughout. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. 434pp. Not price clipped, the DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve (which does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 101951 
Price: 30.00 GBP

 
 
134 The Ruins of Time, and Other Plays
Stanier, Maida Methuen Educational Ltd 1969 0423794604 / 9780423794601 Soft Cover Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Clean tight paperback. No names or inscriptions. A few minor rubs to the cover. 208pp. 039415 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
149 The Big Brass Ring, An Original Screenplay
Welles, Orson ; with Oja Kodar Santa Teresa Press Santa Barbara 1987 0944166016 / 9780944166017 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. In excellent near fine condition in a very good dust jacket. Binding firm. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. vii, 149. The dust jacket has a few short nicks to the edges. Front flap not price clipped. First edition, limited to 1000 copies. 105688 
Price: 14.00 GBP

 
 
135 Theatre World Annual (London) No. 11: a Pictorial Review of West End Productions with a record of Plays and Players, June 1959 - May 1960
Stephens, Frances (written and compiled by) Rockliff Salisbury Square, London 1960 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. Original red boards. Bruised at spine ends and forwards lean to the spine. Previous owner's signature at the top edge of the front endpaper. Heavy foxing to endpapers. Lighter foxing to outer closed textblock edges and occasional spot to pages. The dust jacket is worn and torn at the edges, generally greyed, minor loss to the edges. Front flap not price clipped. 176pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 306551 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
150 The Road to Bethlehem: A Nativity Play
Whitehouse, J. Howard & Cook, John C. R. Oxford University Press, for the Yellowsands Press 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Temple, L. (Woodcuts) 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Some light rubs to the boards. Minor foxing. There is a compliments slip sellotaped into the front endpaper. It reads 'we feel you should have a copy of The Road to Bethlehem as it was greatly through your help it was such a success.' Previous owner's signature at the top edge of the front endpaper. 43pp. 013362 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
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