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The Life of Mr. James Quin Comedian With the history of the stage from his commencing actor to his retreat to Bath...

By: ,

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, Reader: 1887

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 6370


Hardback, 200mm x 132mm maroon cloth boards, 107pp. plus index, Good/NoWrapper. Book (now protected) is old, with ragged edges, some fading to spine and adjacent. Block edges grubby but pages basically clean, if a little darkened with age. Reprint of 1766 text presenting the life of a great figure of the English stage. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords: Quin, comedian, Garrick, London View more info

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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Their Majesties' Servants - Annals of the English Stage from Thomas Betterton to Edmund Kean - Actors, Authors, Audiences

By: Doran (F.S.A.), Dr.

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, John C. Nimmo: 1897

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 804


Hardback, 209mm x 139mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, second edition, 459+pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped, some faint discolouring here and there, spine darkened with surface chipped at top. Block shows some evidence of handling but basically clean, though edges ragged as cut. Originally published in 1863, this is a later print of the 1865 "People's Edition" of Dr. Doran's fine history of the English stage. Catalogue... 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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The Church and the Stage - The Early History of the Actors' Church Union

By: Hole, Donald

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Faith Press: 1934

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6484


Paperback, 184mm x 123mm , 130pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is in notably good condition for a paperback of its age. Yes, spine is a little faded and creased, and block is darkened with top edge dusty, but book is basically square, with good binding, no curling and pages clean. Account of the historical relationship between the church and the stage in England, and how it led to the late Victorian formation of the Actors' Church Union. Catalogue: Dramatic Arts. Keywords... 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