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Buzz, Buzz! Essays of the Theatre

By: Agate, Captain James E.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Collins:

Seller ID: 6485


Hardback, 202mm x 134mm light blue cloth boards, xviii prelims, 234pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Ex-lib, with sticker on rear inner board, also private library sticker on inner front board. Book is much read, spine and boards bumped and grubby, title sticker faded. Binding loose, block edges grubby, foxing to inner edges of inner boards and opening pages. No date or edition stated but introduction dated 1917 and publication surely not long afterwards of this collectio... View more info

These Were Actors - Extracts from a Newspaper Cutting Book 1811-1833

By: Agate, James (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson:

Seller ID: 6479


Hardback, 223mm x 138mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, , 150+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. No d/w. Spine and boards fainbtly grubby in places. Block darkened, edges grubby with light foxing, also to endpapers. Foyles sticker on inner front board. Review of late Georgian theatre in London drawing on contemporary reports. No publication date or edition stated but in author introduction dated 1943. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Theatre, London, S... View more info

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English Drama - Forms and Development

By: Axton, Marie ; Williams, Raymond (eds)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1977

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 6374


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 263pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +. Owners inscription. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is in very good condition apart from spine having faded through light exposure. Some evidence of handling of rear. Ten original essays on English drama in Tudor times by members of the Cambridge English faculty. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Theatre, Tudor, Jonson View more info

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The High Room - a biography of Edward Sheldon

By: Barnes, Eric Wollencott

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, W.H. Allen: 1957

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 6497


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 286pp. Good/. Owners inscription. Spine and boards a little bumped but clean, block also clean save for some dusty edges. No markings, binding good. Dustwrapper (now protceted) has some shelfwear with chipping to edges. Amazing story of a blind and paralyzed playwright, with an introduction by Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Sheldon, theatre, Romance View more info

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A Scolar Press Facsimile - The Double-Dealer

By: Congreve, William ; Barton, Anne

Price: £16.50

Publisher: Ilkley, Scolar Press: 1973

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 6353


Hardback, 25cm x 17cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 80+pp. Good/Good. Block is very good - with pages clean and unmarked, save for a single small stain to dusty top block edge. Spine bumped, some fading/discolouring along top edge of front board. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear with chipping loss along top edges, some surface loss/fading also on rear. Facsimile reprint of Congreve's second comedy, first published in 1694. Catalogue: Dramatic... View more info

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Small Stage Properties and Furniture

By: Cookson, Mrs. Nesfield

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1934

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6454


Hardback, 188mm x 126mm orange cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 118pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good. Book has been read. Spine and boards a little bumped, three fox-like spots on front inner board. Pages clean if a little darkened with age, top edge of block dusty. Dustwrapper has light shellfwear, small stain to front, but better than fair condition given age. Front flap clipped. Illustrated guide to stage furnishing for amateur theatre producers.... View more info

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East End, West End - an autobiography

By: Delfont, Bernard ; Turner, Barry

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1990

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3743


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 250pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Block is a little darkened else near fine. Dustwrapper has supsicion of shelfwear along top and evidence of occasional handling. Memoirs of legendary theatrical impresario and member of the Grade entertainment dynasty. Catalogue: Theatrical Biography. Keywords: Delfont, Grade, Blackpool View more info

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Adventure in Repertory - Northampton Repertory Theatre 1927-48

By: Dyas, Aubrey ; Priestley, J.B.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Northampton, Northampton Repertory Players: 1948

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6504


Hardback, 223mm x 144mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 224+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/Fair. Spine bumped, some faint marking to top of front board, boards otherwise clean. Block has been handled, edges dusty, otherwise clean and unmarked save for eight signatures on front endpaper - members of the Repertory company? Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear, chipping to edges and 4 sq cm of loss to top of rear. With a For... View more info

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The Dramatic Technique of Antoine de Montchrestien - Rhetoric and Style in French Renaissance Tragedy

By: Griffiths, Richard

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Oxford, The Clarendon Press: 1970

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1177


Hardback, 223mm x 140mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 236pp. plus index, Very Good/Good +++. Book is tight and clean with no evidence of handling or wear. Top block edge just a little dusty. Dustwrapper has a little fading around edges, front flap clipped. Scholarly analysis of the aims, methods and techniques of French Renaissance tragedy using the works of Montchrestien as a wholly representative figure. Catalogue: Literary Criticis... View more info

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Indirect Journey

By: Hobson, Harold

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Quality Book Club: 1978

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 6373


Hardback, 220mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, vii prelims, 280+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Base of spine bumped, block just a little tanned around edges, pages clean. Dustwrapper has been handled but clean save for some small sticker residue on front. Minimal wear. Autobiography of a Yorkshireman of humble stock who rose to become Drama Critic of The Times. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Hobson, theatre, Tim... View more info

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Mr. Home pronounced Hume - An autobiography

By: Home, William Douglas

Price: £5.75

Publisher: London, Collins: 1979

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 3741


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 218pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Owners inscription. Spine bumped and faded at extremities. Block edges a little dusty. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally. Spine bumped with single 3mm tear to top of spine. Memoirs of well-connected British aristocrat and brother of Prime Minister, including account of his spell in prison and his career in the theatre. Catalogue: Drama... View more info

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Modern Ventriloquism

By: Hutton, Darryl

Price: £13.50

Publisher: London, Kaye & Ward: 1974

Seller ID: 796


Hardback, 22cm x 14cm pink cloth boards, pink titles, , 90+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Darryl Hutton. Good +++/Good. Book is tight and clean. Just a little bumping to spine and board edges, light foxing to top block edge only. Dustwrapper (now protected) has edgewear, single flattened tear at top of rear and some staining also to rear. A professional ventriloquist's guide to his art, with his own drawings and photog... View more info

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The Gaiety Years

By: Hyman, Alan

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Cassell: 1975

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6481


Hardback, 223mm x 141mm light brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 230+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Base edge of spine and borads faded, some during to top edge of block, else clean and unmarked. Binding good. Dustwrapper has been handled only occasionally. Minimal wear. The story of a great London theatre which stood at the centre of a great theatrical age. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: London, Gaiety, Te... View more info

Further Records 1848-1883, A Series of Letters

By: Kemble, Frances Anne

Price: £32.50

Publisher: London, Richard Bentley: 1890

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4378


Hardback, 8vo grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix, viii prelims, 323, 280pp. Good/NoWrapper. Private library stickers "Harry W Kinney" on front inner boards. Books now protected with clear plastic film. Spines and boards bumped and scuffed. Blocks are a little tanned to block edges and page edges. Follow-up collection to "Record of a Girlhood" & "Records of Later Life" by legendary British actress Frances "Fanny" Kemble. C... View more info

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The Cornerstones - A Conversation in Elysium

By: Linklater, Eric

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1941

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4360


Hardback, 8vo cream cloth boards, red titles, first edition, 85pp. plus advertisments,Good/Good. Tight and solid. Some foxing to block edges, also to top of front board. Boards and spine have a line or darkening along top. Dustwrapper is a little darkened, spine notably so, with some light marking, but basically intact. Text for dramatic presentation of Lenin, Confucius, Lincoln and a young airman discussing weighty issues in the Elysian Fields. No edition stated but li... View more info

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Happy as Larry

By: MacDonagh, Donagh

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Dublin & London, Maurice Fridberg: 1946

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 4361


Hardback, 8vo cream cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 81pp. plus appendix/appendicies, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Francis Rose. Fair/Less than good. Inscribed by author. Boards a little grubby. Block edges also grubby with some foxing. Text clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) is basically unmarked and clean, but has extensive loss to spine and both top and bottom edges. Book of MacDonagh's hit post-war ballad opera. Catalogu... View more info

Peter Shaffer Theatre and Drama

By: MacMurraugh-Kavanagh, Madeleine

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1998

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 1965


Hardback, tall 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 167pp. plus index, Near Fine/Near Fine. Gift Inscription. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. This book may attract a higher postage charge than automatically calculated on the website in order to ensure that it is fully covered for an appropriate amount of compensation in the event of loss in the post. If so we will make contact to agree any additional postal charges before completing any transaction. View more info

First Plays

By: Milne, A.A.

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1921

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4364


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, xii prelims, 222pp. Less than good/NoWrapper. Book is tight and solid, text basically clean, but right and bottom edges are ragged, where pages have been cut, Some foxing to edges and occasionally to pages. Differential fading to endpapers, title sticker on spine mostly faded away. Five plays by Milne including Wurzel-Flummery and Belinda Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Milne, plays, lucky, feathers View more info

Are You There, Crocodile? Inventing Anton Chekhov

By: Pennington, Michael

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Oberon Books: 2003

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 6455


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 279pp. plus index, Very Good/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Ephemeral letters including a photocopy of a note from the author written from the Aldwych theatre. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. Front flap clipped. Pennington's account of how he created his acclaimed one-man show about the great Russian playwright. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Penn... View more info

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The Jester and the Court

By: Robey, Edward

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, William Kimber: 1976

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6503


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 191+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Block is tanned around edges, book otherwise tight, clean and solid. Dustwrapper (now protected) has only minimal wear. An eminent member of the legal profession recalls the life of his father - a performer in music hall - revealing subtle parallels between two very different professional lives. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Music hall, ... View more info

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English Drama from Early Times to the Elizabethans

By: Rossiter (M.A.), A.P.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson University Library: 1950

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6354


Hardback, 236mm x 157mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 176pp. plus index, Good/Fair. Spine bumped, boards clean, pages also clean, if a little darkened with age, save for some dusting and foxing to edges. Differential fading to endpapers. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some darkening and wear, with some loss to spine and adjacent top rear, also some patches of staining. But overall impression, with protection, is still good, and book is still quite pres... View more info

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My Love Affair with a Theatre

By: Salberg, Derek

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Luton, Cortney Publications: 1978

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6483


Hardback, 224mm x 144mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 232pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book has been read. Block edges a little grubby from handling, pages clean. Dustwrapper has been handled, spine a little faded. The story of how Birmingham's Alexandra theatre emerged from provincial obscurity to national eminence. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Birmingham. Theatre, Alexandra View more info

Adventure in Vision - The First Twenty-Five Years of Television

By: Swift, John

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, John :Lehmann: 1950

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6453


Hardback, 221mm x 143mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 223+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Book feels tight and slid in hands, just a little bumping and chipping to edges of spine and boards, with one small m ark on rear. Block is clean, if edges grubby from handling, Staining to rear inner board and opposite endpaper. Highly technical account of the first 25 years of television in Britain. C... View more info

Plays of the Year Special - Elizabeth R

By: Trewin, J C (ed)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Paul Elek: 1972

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4357


Hardback, tall 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 537pp. Photographic illustrations. Reading copy only/NoWrapper. Ex-lib with stamp and markings to credit page. Front endpaper removed. Tight and solid, block edges a little darkened, spine a little bumped, has catalogue number in white ink. Text of the six television plays which told the life of Queen Elizabeth, as memorably portrayed by Glenda Jackson, with production photographs. Catalogue:... View more info

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The Inn at the End of the World and other Plays of the Nativity

By: Whitehouse, J. Howard

Price: £11.50

Publisher: London, OUP - Humphrey Milford: 1936

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4372


Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, XII prelims, 133pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/Fair. Foxing to right edge of block also affecting some pages, top edge of block grubby. Boards and spine clean, just a little bumped. Dustwrapper (now protected) has general foxing, some shelfwear with chipped corners and 1 sq cm of loss at top of spine, with similar loss to base of rear. Four Christmas plays written by the Warden of Bembridge Schoo... View more info