New York: The Viking Press, 1955. First edition. A Rare Inscribed Copy. INSCRIBED on the flyleaf: “For Ruth... Read More
London: Faber and Faber, 1950. First edition. Presentation from Eliot to Allen Tate. With the error at page 29, line 1 “here” for “her.”A remarkable association copy, with the following pre-publication presentation inscription from Eliot to his American friend and admirer, poet and critic Allen Tate: "To Allen Tate from.....
London: Vizetelly & Co, 1887. Includes Marlowe, Mssinger, Middleton, Beaumont and Fletcher, Congreve, Webster & Cyril Tourneur, Shirley, Otway, Ford & Thomas Heywood.
London: Debrett; Longman; Debrett; Debrett, 1794; 1793; [1794?]; . All but the last title first editions.
London: Robinson; T.N. Longman; T.N. Longman, 1795. First editions.
London: Privately Printed for Subscribers by the Early English Drama Society, 1905-8. Large Paper copies, limited to 60 copies. Large Paper Copies. Part of the “Early English Dramatists” series published in 12 volumes.
London: J. Roberts, 1730. First edition. Fielding's First Popular Success. First edition of Fielding's third play, a comic ballad opera in the mold of Gay's Beggar's Opera; it ran for 41 nights in its first season and was subsequently revived. "In March 1730 at the Little Haymarket Theatre he had...
London: J. Watts, 1750. Third edition. The revised and expanded third edition of Fielding's third play, a comic ballad opera first staged in 1730. A note on the title-page reads: "This piece was originally acted at the Hay-Market, and revived some years after at Drury-Lane, when it was revised, and...
London: J. Watts, 1741. Second London edition. The second authorized London edition, a close reprint of the 1737 Roberts edition. By the time this edition was published, Fielding had ended his dramatic career, effectively silenced by the Theatrical Licensing Act of 1737, which censored the stage and limited theatrical performances...
London: John Watts, 1728. First edition. Fielding's First Play. First edition of the 20-year-old Fielding's first play and his second surviving publication. "Fielding's career as dramatist began auspiciously enough when, as an unknown author in his twentieth year, his first play, the comedy Love in Several Masques, was staged by...
London: J. Watts, 1733. First edition. First edition of Fielding's adaptation of Molière's L'Avare, the most successful of his "regular" comedies. With an epilogue by Colley Cibber.
London: J. Watts, 1730. First edition, ordinary paper issue. Fielding's Second Play. First edition of Fielding's second play, written upon his return to London following nearly two years on the Continent. The Temple Beau was turned down by Drury Lane — where two years earlier Fielding, with the help of...
London: J. Roberts, . First authorized edition, Cross's second edition. This edition has traditionally been described as the second, following Cross, who terms it "The 2nd edition, though not so named, with many alterations." Cross's first edition, also under the J. Roberts imprint, but with 41 instead of 48 pages...
London: Privately Printed for subscribers by the Early English Drama Society, 1906. Large paper copy, limited to 60 copies. Large Paper. Part of the “Early English Dramatists” Series issued in 12 volumes.
London: various publishers, 1731-9. First editions of Achilles, The Universal Passion, Gustavus Vasa, Edward and Eleonora and The Tragedy of Tragedies, second edition of Woman’s Revenge and the third edition of The Toy-Shop. First editions of Achilles, The Universal Passion, Gustavus Vasa, Edward and Eleonora and The Tragedy of Tragedies.....
N. P: circa 1940's. Here Carroll A. Wilson writes about the presence of the actor as a kind of second author, quoting Professor Jenkins on the idea that there is no one Hamlet, and recalling to the reader "how much the actor is called upon to do for the author."...
London: Printed for J. Watson et all, 1775. Later edition. David Garrick's Copy. This work was so immensely popular that, initially published in 1760-65, it went through possibly 20 editions by 1800. It is a satire of manners and politics of the day and "depicts many famous contemporaries in all...
London: Printed for Thomas Astley, at the Rose in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1743. First edition, with half-title.
New York: May 13, 1955. Variant of the print published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber. Gazzara as the Original 'Brick'. The original production of Tennessee Williams' CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, directed by Elia Kazan, opened on March 28, 1955. His...
Philadelphia: Printed by Henry Miller, in Second-Street, 1765. First edition. The first play produced by an American. First edition of The Prince of Parthia which was "the first drama written by a native American to be produced upon the professional stage" (DAB). The play debuted on 24 April 1767 at...
[Waltham Saint Lawrence, Berkshire]: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1926. Number 124 of 325 copies. Printed by Robert Gibbings.
London: Printed for W. Griffin, 1768. First edition, second impression, mixed state of L1-2 (no catchword p. 74, 3-1/2 line footnote on one page Epilogue). Dr. Johnson supplied the Prologue.
London: Printed for T. Carnan and F. Newbery, jun. at Number 65, 1773. Fifth edition. The Advertisement is signed "Oliver Goldsmith."
London: Printed for John Bayley at the Judge's Head in Chancery-Lane, near Fleetstreet, 1708. First edition, with half-title. This tragedy is based on the story in Richard Knolles’ 1603 Generall Historie of the Turkes that also inspired Samuel Johnson's play also entitled Irene.
London: Printed for the Author, and sold by William Cadman, et al, 1684. First English edition. The Classical Treatise of the 17th-Century French Drama. First English translation of this key treatise which codified the rules of 17th-century French dramatic classicism. It was first published in French as La pratique du...
New York: Joseph Heller, 390 West End Avenue, June 11, 1968. Typed script copy. A contemporary copy of the typed script of Joseph Heller's anti-war play, evidently used by someone involved in the production. A printed note on the second leaf reads, "This text was prepared for an evening performance...