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Company for George (1911)

By: Bell, R. S. Warren [ie Robert Stanley Warren Bell]

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Greening & Co., 1911

Edition: First Edition


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. View more info

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Edwin the Fair, An Historical Drama and Isaac Comnenus, A Play (1842)

By: Taylor, Henry

Price: £16.00

Publisher: London, Edward Moxon, 1845


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. View more info

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Eight Original Comic Operas: First Series

By: Gilbert, W. S. [William Schwenk Gilbert]

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Chappell & Co., 1920


Undated reprint edition, 1920. 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 View more info

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Evening Dress

By: Howells, W. D. [William Dean Howells]

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, David Douglas, 1897


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 View more info

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Fanny's First Play

By: Shaw, George Bernard

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Leipzig, Tauchnitz, 1921

Edition: Copyright Edition


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. View more info

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Pan and the Young Shepherd

By: Hewlett, Maurice

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1899


Second Edition. Original green cloth, blocked in dark green. Corners bumped, very good. A verse play. View more info

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Philip Van Artevelde. A Dramatic Romance in Two Parts

By: Taylor, Henry

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Cambridge & Boston, James Munroe, 1835

Edition: First American Edition


Two volumes uniformly bound in black leather, with gilt framing on boards, red leather titles and volume labels also gilt decoratiosn on spines. Title label missing on volume I. Leather worn at spine heads, partial crack to leather on lower hinge on volume II, general edgwear, first gathering proud on volume I, inscriptions (1835) on prelims. A fair set. View more info

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Plays

By: Reynolds, Fredrick

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, John Cumberland/G. H. Davison, 1845


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. Probably c1845. Originally issued s... View more info

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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)

By: Several Authors: Richard Brinsley Sheridan; Thomas Morton, George Colman, Philip Massinger, William Shakespeare

Price: £24.00

Publisher: London, John Cumberland, 1830


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. View more info

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Popping the Question & The Snapping Turtles

By: Buckstone, John Baldwin

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, John Dicks, 1880


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. View more info

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Representative Actors. A Collection of Criticisms, Anecdotes, Personal

By: Russell, W. Clark [William Clark Russell]

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Warne & Co., 1890


Undated reprint, c1890. 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. View more info

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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)

By: More, Hannah

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, T. Cadell & W. Davies, 1818


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". View more info

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The Bab Ballads, Much Sound and Little Sense

By: Gilbert, W. S. ["Bab", William Schwenk Gilbert]

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Routledge & Co., 1870


[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 View more info

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The Bondman Play (1906)

By: Caine, Hall

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Daily Mail, 1906

Edition: 1st Edition


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. View more info

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The Call of Spring A Pastoral Play (1915)

By: Woolnoth, Mary Hall

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, J. Curwen & Sons, 1915


Undated [1915]. 10 page pamphlet ("Curwen's Edition 3588") of the "Words of The Call of Spring". The play was poduced with music by Richard J. C. Chantere and dances by M. H. Wollnoth. The music score is not present. View more info