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31 The Cream of Noel Coward
Coward, Noel ; selected by Michael Cox ; illustrated by Helen Smithson ; preface by Graham Payn and Sheridan Morley The Folio Society 1997 Hardcover Very Good Slipcase Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with slipcase. 2nd printing of this Folio Society edition. There are some very light pale foxing marks to the outer closed textblock edges and to the title page. A small white mark to one end of the slipcase. Otherwise, VG. 277pp. 102401 
Price: 7.00 GBP

 
46 Noises Off: A play in three acts
Frayn, Michael Methuen 1982 0413506703 / 9780413506702 First Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Paperback. Clean and tight; in excellent, very near fine condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Appears unused / unread. pp. 149. 308125 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
32 William and the Artist's Model. A Play in One Act.
Crompton, Richmal J. Garnet Miller Ltd London 1956 First Edition Soft cover Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Paper wraps. Slim one act play, in sewn binding. In good condition, but with some light creasing to the covers and light handling creases to pages. Underlining in biro to a stage direction on p. 14. No other marks or writing. A good copy. 107167 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
47 Shakespeare - Hit or Miss?
Gielgud, John ; with John Miller Sidgwick and Jackson London 1991 0283060883 / 9780283060885 Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original black boards, with dust jacket. Very lightly bruised at spine ends. Previous owner's small gold address sticker on the front pastdown. Otherwise very good, clean condition. pp. xi, 192. 104343 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
33 Pulling Faces for a Living
Dale, James Victor Gollancz Ltd London 1970 0575004223 / 9780575004221 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Original black boards. Some light foxing to endpapers / prelims. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. A nice clean copy. Dust jacket bright, clean and not price clipped. 158pp. 023933 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
48 On Dramatic Method, being the Clark Lectures for 1930
Granville-Barker, Harley Sidgwick and Jackson London 1931 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Blue cloth, slightly faded spine. A previous owner's name and date written on the f.e.p. Binding sound. Clean condition. The pages have slightly darkened / browned and there are a couple of foxing spots to the last few pages. 192pp. 304034 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
 
34 Introduction to Shakespeare
Dowden, Edward Blackie & Son London 1893 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Blue cloth. Light rubs. A hand-written paper spine label pasted over the printed spine label. Previous owner has pasted an old news cutting on the front pastedown - it is neat and depicts a reconstruction of an Elizabethan playhouse. Binding sound. Some light foxing. Flattened creases to the top corners of some pages - previous owner most likely turned corners down as page markers. 136pp. 303092 
Price: 15.00 GBP

 
49 All Good Men, and Absolute Beginners: Two Plays for Television
Griffiths, Trevor Faber and Faber London 1977 0571108156 / 9780571108152 First Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Paperback. Clean, tight and unmarked, with just light surface rubs to the covers. Appears unread / unused. pp. 110. 308109 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
35 The Story of The Theatre, A Ladybird Book (Ladybird Book, Series 662)
Du Garde Peach, L. ; with illustrations by Martin Aitchison Wills & Hepworth Loughborough 1970 0721402763 / 9780721402765 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback. Matt pictorial boards. Not a first edition; a slightly later printing from c. 1971-2. Front cover is bright and clean with a small scratch to the top edge and small rubbed patch to the leading edge near the top. The back cover has general greyish marks. Light rubs and bruising to the spine ends only; spine edges are very good. In clean and tight condition inside. Pages are bright and clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. No handling creases to pages. pp. 51. Tally of over 280 available Ladybird titles listed on the back cover and the last title listed on the back is this one, The Story of the Theatre. Printed 10-digit ISBN number and price of 15p on the back cover. 307128 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
50 All Good Men, and Absolute Beginners: Two Plays for Television
Griffiths, Trevor Faber and Faber London 1977 0571108156 / 9780571108152 First Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Paperback. Clean, tight and unmarked, with just light surface rubs to the covers. Appears unread / unused. pp. 110. 308110 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
36 The Story of the Theatre, A Ladybird Book (Ladybird, Series 662)
Du Garde Peach, L. ; with illustrations by Martin Aitchison Wills & Hepworth Ltd Loughborough 1970 0721402763 / 9780721402765 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Matt pictorial boards. First edition. Some very lightly scuffed marks to the top edge of the rear board. The boards are otherwise in excellent, clean and tight condition. Printed 10-digit ISBN number on the back cover and a printed dual price of 2/6 and 12.5p with a 15p price sticker over the top. Tally of over 260 available Ladybird books mentioned on the back cover and this is the last of 6 titles in the list of titles in the series on the back cover. Previous owner's name and address written neatly inside the front cover on the front pastedown. Otherwise very clean and tight inside. No handling marks or creasing. 51pp. 105188 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
51 Through the Night, and Such Impossibilities: Two Plays for Television
Griffiths, Trevor Faber and Faber London 1977 0571111580 / 9780571111589 First Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Paperback. Clean, tight and unmarked, with just light surface rubs to the covers. Appears unread / unused. pp. 128. 308111 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
37 Timon, A Play. Now First Printed
Dyce, The Rev. Alexander ; The Shakespeare Society Printed for The Shakespeare Society London 1842 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original blind stamped brown cloth. The cloth has split at each end of the spine, with some minor loss. The binding still holds firm. There are some pale marks to the boards. Written, or transcribed, around the year 1600, this play shares some intriguing similarities with Shakespeare's Timon of Athens, including a scene resembling the banquet given by Timon to his flatterers. Some scattered foxing. There are oval red ownership stamps (for Falstaff Club, Sheffield) on the title page, pages. 33, 81 and 95. pp. 95. 'No. 50' written in contemporary script on the front pastedown and f.e.p. 23cm. 302028 
Price: 40.00 GBP

 
52 A Positively Final Appearance: A Journal, 1996-1998
Guinness, Alec Hamish Hamilton London 1999 0241137888 / 9780241137888 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original black boards. There is a slight forwards lean to the spine and the pages have darkened / tanned slightly. Binding firm and pages clean. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. Mild bruising to spine ends. DJ not price clipped. 246pp. 104788 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
38 Those Dancing Years, An Autobiography [Signed Copy]
Ellis, Mary John Murray London 1982 0719539846 / 9780719539848 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Hardback with dust jacket. Signed and dated by Mary Ellis on the title page, dated November 11 1982. Loosely enclosed is a card from the author to a dear friend of hers. Original light blue boards; very lightly bruised at the spine ends and slightly faded board edges. Some foxing to endpapers, pastedowns and to outer closed textblock page edges. pp. ix, 182. Dust jacket not price clipped. 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. 307568 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
53 The Drama Highway, Book 2 (A Graded Course in Drama)
Hampden, John (edited by) ; illustrated by Ruth Gervis J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd London 1955 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Reprint; first published in 1938. Book Condition: Good overall. The boards are worn and stained but the binding is firm and the pages are in good, clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 127pp. 304264 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
39 The Beaux Stratagem, A Comedy
Farquhar, Mr The Scolar Press 1972 0854176896 / 9780854176892 Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Reproduced from an original 1707 copy. Covers are faded at the spine and edges. Crease and bump to the bottom corner of the front cover. There is a stain to the lower outer textblock edge next to the spine, approx. one inch across. Foxing to the top outer closed textblock edge. No names or inscriptions. 103367 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
54 Dreams of Leaving, A Film for Television
Hare, David Faber and Faber 1980 0571115683 / 9780571115686 Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Slim stapled binding, booklet format. Covers are bright and clean. Would describe it as near fine, except that the pages have significantly browned, due to poor paper quality. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 41. 308084 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
40 Six Dramas of Calderon
Fitzgerald, Edward (translator) ; Oelsner, H. (editor) Chatto & Windus 1909 Hardcover Very Good Book 16mo - over 5 - 6" tall 
Publishers red cloth boards; slightly faded spine. Top edge gilt. Light foxing. Previous owner's name on f.e.p. Frontis. portrait with tissue guard. Plays: The Painter of his own Dishonour; Keep Your Own Secret; Gil Perez, the Gallician; Three Judgements at a Blow; The Mayor of Zalamea; Beware of Smooth Water. pp.xxxv, 497, 16. 15.5cm. 301526 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
55 Knuckle
Hare, David Faber and Faber 1974 0571104673 / 9780571104673 First Edition Soft cover Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Paperback. Clean and tight; in very good condition. Light rubs to the covers and a small crease to the bottom corner of the front cover. Erased old pencil price visible on the half-title page. No names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 106. 308134 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
41 The Life of David Garrick; From Original Family Papers, and Numerous Published and Unpublished Sources [Complete 2 Volume Set]
Fitzgerald, Percy Tinsley Brothers London 1868 First Edition Half Leather Very Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Relatively recent rebindings in matching half blue leather over with blue cloth boards. The binding on both volumes is quite tight. Some reinforcement to hinges at endpapers etc. Previous owner's bookplate and date on free front endpapers. Top edges gilt. The top edge of volume one has unfortunately some very small paint spots. Bindings are handsome at the spine and this pair would look attractive on the bookcase. pp. xvii, 450; vii, 492. Some light foxing, mainly confined to prelims / endpapers. The top corner of the textblock of volume II is slightly bumped. HEAVY set - a substantial postage surcharge will apply to orders with a delivery address outside the UK, as this set costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO extra charges for delivery within the UK. 103121 
Price: 85.00 GBP

 
56 Licking Hitler
Hare, David Faber and Faber 1978 0571113265 / 9780571113262 First Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Paperback. Slim stapled binding. Clean and tight; in excellent near fine condition. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 71. 308135 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
42 Too Much Monkey: A Play for Seven Boys (French's Plays for Juvenile Performers No. 90)
Fotheringham, E. M. Samuel French Limited London 1922 Soft cover Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Slim play, paper covers. 27pp. Light rubs to cover edges. In very good, clean condition. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 305471 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
57 Plenty
Hare, David Faber and Faber 1978 0571112390 / 9780571112395 First Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Paperback. Clean and tight; in excellent, near fine condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. 87. 308133 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
43 Matchbox Theatre: Thirty Short Entertainments [Signed copy]
Frayn, Michael Faber and Faber 2014 0571313930 / 9780571313938 First Edition Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall Signed by Author(s)
In excellent, fine condition. First printing. Signed by the author, Michael Frayn on the title page. Comes in a printed thin card slipcase / sleeve. 12.5cm x 15.5cm. 291pp. Matchbox Theatre presents a miniature sketch show: thirty dialogues and monologues by Michael Frayn, to be played in the smallest theatre in the world - the theatre of your own imagination. Sir Geoffrye and Lady Hilarye, sleeping peacefully on their marble tomb these last six hundred years, are woken by the thump of rock music in the crypt beneath them... A gala performance of Shakespeare, and as a special treat the sponsor's guests are being wined and dined on stage as extras in the banquet scene...The eternal triangle in an airport departure lounge: two lovers and the flight announcements...The scripts are provided. Everything else - casting, set design, ice-cream sales - is up to the reader. 304084 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
58 Ballet Panorama: An Illustrated Chronicle of Three Centuries
Haskell, Arnold L. B. T. Batsford Ltd 1938 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. First edition. Original cream boards. No names or inscriptions. Some foxing to prelims and light spots to outer closed textblock page edges. Binding firm and hinges very good. Dust jacket generally discoloured / darkened at the spine, with minor rubs to the dust jacket edges. Front flap not price clipped. pp. 120, 32. 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. 106040 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
44 Matchbox Theatre: Thirty Short Entertainments [Signed copy]
Frayn, Michael Faber and Faber 2014 0571313930 / 9780571313938 Hardcover Fine Slipcase Fine Book 32mo - over 4 - 5" tall Signed by Author(s)
In excellent, fine condition. First printing. Signed by the author, Michael Frayn on the title page. Comes in a printed thin card slipcase / sleeve. 12.5cm x 15.5cm. 291pp. Matchbox Theatre presents a miniature sketch show: thirty dialogues and monologues by Michael Frayn, to be played in the smallest theatre in the world - the theatre of your own imagination. Sir Geoffrye and Lady Hilarye, sleeping peacefully on their marble tomb these last six hundred years, are woken by the thump of rock music in the crypt beneath them... A gala performance of Shakespeare, and as a special treat the sponsor's guests are being wined and dined on stage as extras in the banquet scene...The eternal triangle in an airport departure lounge: two lovers and the flight announcements...The scripts are provided. Everything else - casting, set design, ice-cream sales - is up to the reader. RRP when new was 12.99. 304075 
Price: 9.00 GBP

 
59 Ballet Since 1939 (The Arts in Britain No. 2)
Haskell, Arnold L. Published for The British Council by Longmans Green & Co. 1946 Soft cover Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Slim booklet. Covers are discoloured and have minor marks and a couple of small dents in the back cover. Some foxing to the top outer closed textblock edge. Pages clean. Spine rubbed. pp. 47. 307740 
Price: 4.50 GBP

 
 
45 Noises Off: A play in three acts
Frayn, Michael Methuen 1982 0413506703 / 9780413506702 First Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Paperback. Clean and tight; in excellent, very near fine condition. No names, inscriptions or other marks. Appears unused / unread. pp. 149. 308124 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
60 The National Ballet: A History and a Manifesto
Haskell, Arnold L. Adam and Charles Black London 1943 First Edition Hardcover Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Original red boards. There are pale stains to the boards, front, back and spine, at the bottom edges. This stain hasn't affected the pages at all, which are in clean condition. Previous owner's name and date in pencil on the front endpaper. The dust jacket is rubbed and chipped at the edges. DJ not price clipped. 96pp. 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. 104479 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
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