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Arden of Faversham, Anonymous
1 Anonymous Arden of Faversham
London J. M. Dent 1897 First Edition Hard Cover Good Book 
The Temple Dramatists. With a Preface, Notes etc by Rev Ronald Blayne. Small format hardback in green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine. Spine lettering dulled, otherwise good. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Bancrofts. Recollections of Sixty Years, Bancroft, Squire & Marie
2 Bancroft, Squire & Marie The Bancrofts. Recollections of Sixty Years
London T. Nelson & Sons Hardcover Good Book 
Undated pocket edition. Frontispiece of authors. Original blue cloth, decoratively blocked in darker blue. Theatrical reminiscences. Good. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Company for George (1911), Bell, R. S. Warren [ie Robert Stanley Warren Bell]
3 Bell, R. S. Warren [ie Robert Stanley Warren Bell] Company for George (1911)
London Greening & Co. 1911 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original red cloth, illustrated and lettered in black. A few light marks on cloth, very good. Based on the author's own "three act farcical comedy" of the same name. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Popping the Question & The Snapping Turtles, Buckstone, John Baldwin
4 Buckstone, John Baldwin Popping the Question & The Snapping Turtles
London John Dicks Soft cover Good Book 
Dicks's Standard Plays No 865. Undated, c1880. Two short comedies. original issue in pamphlet form. 20 pp plus green paper wrapper. Wrapper faded on edges, otherwise a good copy. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Bondman Play (1906), Caine, Hall
5 Caine, Hall The Bondman Play (1906)
London Daily Mail 1906 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Play version of one of Caine's successful novels, illustrated with photos from the original production. Original red cloth, lettered in gilt. Small tear to top edge of front free endpaper, a little foxing, otherwise a clean, bright copy, very good. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Three Plays: Hamilton's Second Marriage, Thomas and the Princess, The Modern Way (1909), Clifford, Mrs W. K. [Lucy Clifford]
6 Clifford, Mrs W. K. [Lucy Clifford] Three Plays: Hamilton's Second Marriage, Thomas and the Princess, The Modern Way (1909)
London Duckworth & Co. 1909 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Original green cloth, lettered in gilt. Perforated stamp "Presentation Copy" at head of title page, a little foxing, very good. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Bab Ballads, Much Sound and Little Sense, Gilbert, W. S. ["Bab", William Schwenk Gilbert]
7 Gilbert, W. S. ["Bab", William Schwenk Gilbert] The Bab Ballads, Much Sound and Little Sense
London Routledge & Co. 1870 Hardcover Good Book Bab [W. S. Gilbert] 
[Reprint]. Mid C19th brown leather over maroon marbled boards; pale brown endpapers; raised bands and black leather title label on spine. Corner pieces rubbed, spine lightly scuffed (gilding rubbed), armorial bookplate on front pastedown, good 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Eight Original Comic Operas: First Series, Gilbert, W. S. [William Schwenk Gilbert]
8 Gilbert, W. S. [William Schwenk Gilbert] Eight Original Comic Operas: First Series
London Chappell & Co. Hardcover Good Book 
Undated reprint edition. Original beige cloth, lettered and decorated in black. Spine tips a little rubbed, a little foxing, good. Contains: The Sorcerer, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, Patience, Princess Ida, The Mikado & Trial by Jury 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Pan and the Young Shepherd, Hewlett, Maurice
9 Hewlett, Maurice Pan and the Young Shepherd
London John Lane, The Bodley Head 1899 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Second Edition. Original green cloth, blocked in dark green. Corners bumped, very good. A verse play. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Evening Dress, Howells, W. D. [William Dean Howells]
10 Howells, W. D. [William Dean Howells] Evening Dress
Edinburgh David Douglas 1897 Hardcover Good Book 
Author's Edition. Small format book in white cloth, decorated in brown. One of Howells's plays/farces, originally performed and published in the USA. Good 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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The Garotters, Howells, W. D. [William Dean Howells]
11 Howells, W. D. [William Dean Howells] The Garotters
Edinburgh David Douglas 1897 Hardcover Good Book 
Author's Edition. Small format book in white cloth, decorated in brown. One of Howells's plays/farces, originally performed and published in the USA. Good. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Sacred Dramas Chiefly Intended for Young Persons, the Subjects Taken from the Bible to Which is Added Sensibility an Epistle (1782), More, Hannah
12 More, Hannah Sacred Dramas Chiefly Intended for Young Persons, the Subjects Taken from the Bible to Which is Added Sensibility an Epistle (1782)
London T. Cadell & W. Davies 1818 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Twentieth Edition, With Additions. Frontispiece of author, vignette title page. Mid C19th black leather over marbled boards, green leather title label on spine. Lightly scuffed, a little foxing, very good. By the author of Coelebs in Search of a Wife etc. The last word of the title was originally "poem" rather than "epistle". 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The House in Order. A Comedy in Four Acts, Pinero, Arthur Wing
13 Pinero, Arthur Wing The House in Order. A Comedy in Four Acts
London Heinemann 1907 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Special Souvenir Edition, Presented by Mr George Alexander. . . Souvenir of the Anniversary and 400th Performance at the St James's Theatre, Feb. 1st, 1907. Original cream cloth, illustrated and lettered in gilt. Coloured picture of the theatre tipped in on grey card before play: photographs of the author and cast throughout the book. Some faint pink marks on edge of rear board, corners scuffed, otherwise very good. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Plays, Reynolds, Fredrick
14 Reynolds, Fredrick Plays
London John Cumberland/G. H. Davison Hardcover Good Book 
Comprises: Folly as it Flies. A Comedy; The Blind Bargain; or, Hear It Out. A Comedy; The Dramatist; or, Stop Him Who Can. A Comedy; The Delinquent; or, Seeing Company. A Comedy. Also the following plays by other playwrights: A Bold Stroke for a Husband by Mrs COWLEY; The Young Quaker & The Prisoner at Large by John O'KEEFE; Education by Thomas MORTON. All published by John Cumberland (except A Bold Stroke: G. H. Davison): all undated. Originally issued separately: each individually paginated and with a frontispiece. Late C19th binding in dark brown leather over red marbled boards; green endpapers; raised bands and leather title label on spine. Lower title label missing, light rubbing, light foxing on prelims and fore-edges, good. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Representative Actors. A Collection of Criticisms, Anecdotes, Personal, Russell, W. Clark [William Clark Russell]
15 Russell, W. Clark [William Clark Russell] Representative Actors. A Collection of Criticisms, Anecdotes, Personal
London Frederick Warne & Co. Hardcover Good Book 
Undated reprint. Original brown cloth, blocked in black (gilt on spine), brown endpapers. Small chip to cloth at head of spine, otherwise good. A book on the theatre by the nautical novelist. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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The Way of the World, The Double Dealer, Alexander the Great (aka The Rival Queens), The Plain Dealer, Several Authors: William Congreve, William, also John Philip Kemble, Nathaniel Lee, William Wycherley
16 Several Authors: William Congreve, William, also John Philip Kemble, Nathaniel Lee, William Wycherley The Way of the World, The Double Dealer, Alexander the Great (aka The Rival Queens), The Plain Dealer
London John Miller 1815 Hardcover Very Good Book 
"Congreve's Way of the World, A Comedy; Revised by J. P. Kemble; and Now Published as It is Performed at the Theatres Royal". London: John Miller, 1815. Bound with: "Congreve's Double Dealer, A Comedy; Revised by J. P. Kemble; and Now Published as it is Performed at the Theatres Royal". London: John Miller, 1815. Bound with: "Lee's Alexander the Great, A Tragedy; revised by J. P. Kemble; and Now Published as it is Performed at the Theatres Royal". London: John Miller, 1815. Bound with: "Wycherley's Plain Dealer, A Comedy; With Alterations: revised by J. P. Kemble; and Now Published as it is Performed at the Theatres Royal". London: John Miller, 1815. 4 plays bound together. Mid C19th black leather over red marbled boards. Boards dulled and grazed, all corners rubbed, small chip at foot of spine, but binding essentially tight and in good order. Contents clean and in very good order. Title on spine reads "Kemble's Theatre Vol VII" (gilt lettering quite dulled.). 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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Fanny's First Play, Shaw, George Bernard
17 Shaw, George Bernard Fanny's First Play
Leipzig Tauchnitz 1921 Copyright Edition Soft cover Good Book 
Contains: Fanny's First Play, Great Catherine, Annajanska & Overruled. Original card covers. Lightly browned, stained on spine, otherwise good. Todd [4555a]. First issue: rear cover dated July 1921, publisher's catalogue for July 1921 bound in at end. 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Plays: Pizarro (Sheridan), Town and Country (Morton), The Iron Chest (Colman the Younger). A New Way to Pay Old Debts (Massinger), King Lear & King John (Shakespeare), Sheridan, Richard Brinsley; Thomas Morton, George Colman, Philip Massinger, William Shakespeare
18 Sheridan, Richard Brinsley; Thomas Morton, George Colman, Philip Massinger, William Shakespeare Plays: Pizarro (Sheridan), Town and Country (Morton), The Iron Chest (Colman the Younger). A New Way to Pay Old Debts (Massinger), King Lear & King John (Shakespeare)
London John Cumberland Hardcover Good Book 
6 plays, published by Cumberland (c1830) bound as 1. All are "printed from the acting copy. . . as performed at the Theatres Royal, London". Each play has a frontispiece. Mid C19th green binder's cloth: title on spine reads simply "Plays Vol II". Light marks on cloth: bound up without endpapers, otherwise good. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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Edwin the Fair, An Historical Drama and Isaac Comnenus, A Play (1842), Taylor, Henry
19 Taylor, Henry Edwin the Fair, An Historical Drama and Isaac Comnenus, A Play (1842)
London Edward Moxon 1845 Hardcover Good Book 
Second Edition. Rebound in contemporary purple binder's cloth (by Ducker & Co. of Chester). Spine sunned, bookplate, good. Two plays, with Prefaces by the author. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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