New York: The Viking Press, 1955. First edition. A Rare Inscribed Copy. INSCRIBED on the flyleaf: “For Ruth... Read More about A View from the Bridge
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. Read More about The Green Goddess. A Play in Four Acts
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..... Read More about An Hospital for Fools. A Dramatic Fable. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal, by His Majesty's...
Paris: Charles Carrington, 1898. One of 500 copies. Read More about Sophie Arnould Actress and Wit
London: Faber and Faber, . First edition, one of 2000 copies. Read More about The Dog Beneath the Skin or Where is Francis? a play in three acts
New York: privately printed, 1834. A copy in the original cloth of this "not published" American verse tragedy, with the title role written for Charles Kean. "It was first produced at the Park Theatre, November 1, 1831, and Ireland remarks that 'having many passages of rare merit,' it deserved more..... Read More about Waldimar. A Tragedy, in Five Acts
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..... Read More about The Unhappy Favourite; or, The Earl of Essex. A Tragedy
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..... Read More about The Unhappy Favourite; or, The Earl of Essex. A Tragedy
London: Richard Bentley, 1839. First Edition. Read More about Memoirs of John Bannister, Comedian
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..... Read More about Autograph letter in the third person “Mr. Morris Barnett and Mr. John Barnett”
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. Read More about Volpone: or The Foxe. With a critical essay on the author by Vincent O'Sullivan together with an...
London: Edward Moxon, Dover Street, 1843-1846. First Dyce edition. Read More about The Works of Beaumont & Fletcher; The Text formed from a New Collation of the Early Edition....
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..... Read More about The Harold Clurman Theatre and Lucille Lortel ... Present the World Premiere of Samuel 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..... Read More about Heroes and Heroines of Bitter Sweet
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..... Read More about Heroes and Heroines of Bitter Sweet
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. Read More about The Plays, Histories, and Novels of the Ingenious Mrs. Aphra Behn. With Life and Memoirs
London: 1792. Each signed by Alistair Cooke Harvard, January, 1933. Purchased while he was putting on Plays at Harvard for the Hasty Pudding. Read More about Bell's Theatre
London: E. Curll, 1741. First edition. Extra-Illustrated. Read More about The History of the English Stage from the Restauration [sic] to the Present Time. Including the...
Boston: FA Searle Printing, 1869. RIP. James Henry Hackett (1800-1871) started playing Rip in 1830. Read More about Broadside: Boston Theatre. Benefit of Mr. Hackett New Year's Night. When he will perform, for the...
Boston: F.A. Searle Printing, Friday Evening, Nov. 27th, (1868?). MARIE ANTOINETTE. Read More about Broadside: Boston Theatre. Benefit of Mrs. F.W. Lander who will on this Friday evening, Nov. 27th...
Boston: F.A. Searle, 1868. MARIE ANTOINETTE. Read More about Broadside: Boston Theatre. Last Week Positively of The Great Tragic Queen Mrs. F.W. Lander who...
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" Read More about Broadside: Boston Theatre. Richings' English Opera. "Crispino and the Fairy!" and...
Boston: F.A. Searle Printing, Job Printer, Journal Building (up one flight), 118 Washington Street, 1870s. BOSTON IN WORCESTER. Read More about Broadside: Music Hall, Worcester. Last Night but two of the Boston Theatre Company. Fast Night!,...
Boston: F.A. Searle Printing, Job Printer, Journal Building (up one flight), 118 Washington Street, 1870s. Read More about Broadside: Selwyn's "The Old Familiar Bill!" and "Dora", and the latest...