London: H. Playford, B. Tooke and S. Buckley, 1696. First edition. First edition of Thomas Southerne's popular stage... Read More
New York: Alfred Knopf, 1926. Third printing. Signed "Ronald Colman" on flyleaf. Colman played the part of The Temple Priest when it was first acted in Philadelphia and later New York in Dec. and Jan. 1920 & 1921.
London: printed for J. Watts at the Printing - Office in Wild-Court near Lincoln's-Inn Fields, 1739. First edition; without half-title. Early Thomas Arne Operetta. First performed on November 15, 1739 at Drury Lane, where Arne was house composer. A relatively early operetta by Arne (1710-1788), who is often credited with...
Paris: Charles Carrington, 1898. One of 500 copies.
London: Faber and Faber, . First edition, one of 2000 copies.
London: R. Wellington, 1712. Later edition. Banks was a lawyer turned playwright, who wrote "One of the most consistently popular tragedies on the London stage" (Sutherland English Literature of the Late Seventeenth Century"). Dryden contributed the Prologue and the Epilogue to this historical tragedy, first printed in 1682, then 1685, 1693, and 1699.
London: R. Wellington, 1703. Later edition. Banks was a lawyer turned playwright, who wrote "One of the most consistently popular tragedies on the London stage" (Sutherland English Literature of the Late Seventeenth Century"). Dryden contributed the Prologue and the Epilogue to this historical tragedy, first printed in 1682, then 1685, 1693, and 1699.
London: Princes Theatre, St. James's Square, n.d [received 20 Nov. 1849]. Notifying the editor of Fraser's that he and a friend will be places on the Dramatic Free List of the Theatre and that they would appreciate his friendly support. Morris (1800-1856) was an actor and also wrote several comedies...
London: Leonard Smithers, 1898. One of 1000 copies on Art Paper, this copy un-numbered. Beardsley's Last Book. Beardsley had intended a series of 24 drawings for Jonson's Venetian comedy, but died before completing it, at the age of 26.
London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1843-1846. First Dyce edition.
[Paris]: Les Editions de Minuit, . Presentation copy. A lovely association copy to a significant Beckett collaborator in the last years of his life. The presentation reads: "For Rick with love from Sam Sept 88".Waiting for Godot was the play that secured Beckett's lasting fame. No matter that he'd been...
New York: Grove Press, 1960. Evergreen edition. Author's presentation copy & fine association. Beckett's inscription reads: "for Teresita with love from Sam London, 1.3.84".A one act play, with nothing but the title character and a tape recorder on stage, Krapp's Last Tape was written for the Irish actor Patrick Magee...
New York: . Inscribed by Beckett. Inscribed, "to Bill Targ with all good wishes Sam Beckett". William Targ (1907-1999) was an editor and then head of Putnam's before founding his own imprint, Targ Editions; he was also a noted bibliophile and Beckett collector. His wife Roslyn Targ (1925-2017) was Beckett's...
[London]: . Beerbohm, Max. First edition, Number 134 of 900 copies. At the request of Charles Cochran, the producer of Noel Coward's 1929 operetta, Beerbohm did drawings of Coward, Cochran, and the principals: Peggy Wood, Georges Metaxa, and Ivy St. Helier. This was the last book of caricatures Beerbohm published.
London: . Number 84 (?) of 100 copies. SIGNED by Coward, Cochran, and Cast. Rare portfolio commemorating Coward's hugely successful 1929 operetta. "Sentiment is out of fashion," says Beerbohm in his note. "Yet Bittersweet, which is nothing if not sentimental, is not a dead failure ... Sentiment goes on; unaffrighted...
London: John Pearson, 15, York St., Covent Garden, 1871. Facsimile edition of the1724 third edition of The Plays …, and of the 1735 edition of The Novels . First Edition thus, LARGE PAPER COPY. LARGE PAPER.
London: 1792. Each signed by Alistair Cooke Harvard, January, 1933. Purchased while he was putting on Plays at Harvard for the Hasty Pudding.
London: E. Curll, 1741. First edition. Extra-Illustrated.
Boston: FA Searle Printing, 1869. RIP. James Henry Hackett (1800-1871) started playing Rip in 1830.
Boston: F.A. Searle Printing, Friday Evening, Nov. 27th, (1868?). MARIE ANTOINETTE.
Boston: FA Searle Printing, 1869. Lotta CrabtreeJim wants to know if this play, Female Detective was a big deal at the time.
Boston: FA Searle, 1868.
Boston: F.A. Searle, 1868. MARIE ANTOINETTE.
Boston: F.A. Searle Printing, Job Printer, Journal Building (up one flight), 118 Washington Street, 1870s. "Six Degrees of Crime, or Wine, Women, Gambling, Theft, Murder and the Scaffold"
Boston: F.A. Searle, 1869.
Boston: F.A. Searle Printing, Job Printer, Journal Building (up one flight), 118 Washington Street, 1870s. BOSTON IN WORCESTER.