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Il Teatro all'Aperto in Italia

By Mario Corsi

Milano: Rizzoli, 1939. Hardback. Fair/No Jacket. 927 4to. With 159 illustrations, mostly photographs of open air productions of plays and opera in Italy during the 1920s and 1930s. Condition notes: The book has not aged well; the covers are soiled and prelims foxed, as are the fore-edges. However with only one or two exceptions the pages with photographs are in good condition.

$15.62

The Works of Ben Jonson, with a Memoir of his Life and Writings
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The Works of Ben Jonson, with a Memoir of his Life and Writings

By Barry Cornwall

London: Edward Moxon, 1838. Hardback. Fair/No Jacket. 1702 4to. Cloth-covered boards of indeterminate colour. Engraved title page with portrait opposite, followed by plain title page (both dated 1838). Condition notes: Boards very worn, spine strip curling away from boards and boards in danger of becoming detached, foxing to replims. Rear end paper missing. Notes in pencil to verso of final page. Previous owner's bookplate, later defaced, to verso of title page. Front free end paper lost.

$19.53

The Works of William Shakespere
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The Works of William Shakespere

By Charles Knight

London: George Routledge and Sons Ltd, 1900. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 2679 8vo. Complete works of Shakespeare in 3 volumes. Half leather and red cloth-covered boards, all edges gilt, marbled end papers. Condition notes: Binding firm, sound and very attractive, although leather is somewhat worn at corners and edges. Some foxing to prelims and title page of all three volumes. Frontis of Volume 2 over-trimmed, losing last line of caption. Cloth lifting a little to front of Volume 1.

$123.68

The Complete Plays of Bernard Shaw

By Bernard Shaw

London: Odhams Press, 1937. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 1566 4to. With a short introduction- or "Warning"- from Shaw. Condition notes: Internally clean and sound, but externally rather shabby. The boards have been attacked in the past by mould, leaving some mottling to the spine and back board. The top of the spine strip is worn. Spotting to external page edges.

$9.76

White of Mergen

By Maurice Collis

London: Faber and Faber, 1945. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 170 8vo. A three act play. Red boards, dust jacket (not price clipped). With a frontispiece portrait of the author by Feliks Topolski. Condition notes: There is some fading or soiling to the boards and the dust jacket is distinctly grubby. The book is clean and sound.

$6.51

Iris; a drama in five acts

By Arthur Wing Pinero

London: Heinemann, 1902. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 318 12mo. An early edition (printed only a year after the play's first performance) in sound condition. Condition notes: Boards rather grubby and worn, but sound and internally clean.

$19.53

His House in Order; a comedy in four acts

By Arthur Wing Pinero

London: Heinemann, 1907. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 288 12mo. An early edition in sound condition. Condition Notes: Boards rather grubby and worn, but sound and internally clean.

$16.27

The Princess and the Butterfly, or The Fantastics; a comedy in four acts

By Arthur Wing Pinero

London: Heinemann, 1898. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 318 12mo. An early edition in sound condition. Condition notes: Label with gift inscription to front paste down (dated 1902). Book plate of Mabel H. Spielman to front free end paper. Boards rather grubby and worn, but sound and internally clean.

$19.53

Hanrahan's Oath

By Lady Gregory

London: G.P. Putnam's Sons Ltd. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 38 8vo. Grey paper covers with illustration- a ram and billy-goat engaged in dispute (my best guess) by moonlight. 33 pages. Condition Notes: Covers rubbed and faded, otherwise very good.

$13.02

The Rivals and The School for Scandal

By R. B. Sheridan

1896. Hardback. Very Good/No Jacket. 584 . Dark green cloth-covered boards, elaborate gilt decoration to front board, gilt titles, all edges gilt. Preface by Augustine Birrell, illustrations by Edmund J. Sullivan. An attractive copy. Condition Notes: Boards a little bumped at corners, bumping to rear board, some foxing, binding sound.

$19.53

Dressing The Part, a History of Costume for the Theatre

By Fairfax Proudfit Walkup

London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1938. Hardback. Very Good. 1298 4to. Maroon boards, gilt titles. 363 pages plus Appendix, Bibliography and Index. Illustrated with line drawings, which include diagrams showing individual parts of the costume. Condition Notes: Ex-library, in library's protective and much reinforced wrapper. The front end paper has suffered from the attachment of the wrapper and from enthusiastic library stamps and cancellation, but the book is otherwise internally clean and sound.

$23.43

A Wife Without A Smile: A Comedy In Disguise In Three Acts

By Arthur Wing Pinero

London: Heinemann, 1905. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 290 12mo. An early edition (printed only a year after the play's first performance) in sound condition. Condition notes: Boards rather grubby and worn, but sound and internally clean.

$19.53

Dressing The Part, a History of Costume for the Theatre

By Fairfax Proudfit Walkup

London: George G. Harrap & Co., 1938. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 1298 4to. Maroon boards, gilt titles. 363 pages plus Appendix, Bibliography and Index. Illustrated with line drawings, which include diagrams showing individual parts of the costume. Condition Notes: Ex-library with usual stamps. Some damp-induced smearing of type to part of last few pages, otherwise a clean, sound copy.

$15.62

Mid-Channel, a play in four acts

By Arthur Wing Pinero

London: Heinemann, 1910. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 296 12mo. An early edition (printed in the same year as the play's first performance) in sound condition. Condition Notes: Gift inscription to front free end paper. Boards rather grubby and worn, but sound and internally clean.

$16.27

The thunderbolt; An episode in the history of a provincial family; in four acts

By Arthur Wing Pinero

London: Heinemann, 1909. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 318 12mo. An early edition (printed only a year after the play's first performance) in sound condition. Condition Notes: Gift inscription to front free end paper. Boards rather grubby and worn, but sound and internally clean.

$16.27

The Benefit of the Doubt

By Arthur Wing Pinero

London: Heinemann, 1907. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 354 12mo. An early edition in sound condition. Condition Notes: Gift inscription to front end papers. Boards rather grubby and worn, but sound and internally clean; a good working copy.

$19.53

Egmont, Trauerspiel von Goethe

By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Leipzig. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 176 12mo. Half leather on marbled boards. Dated 1788, but actual date of printing difficult to ascertain. Condition notes: Front board detached, leather very rubbed, loss of about one inch to top of spine. Tanning to pages.

$78.11

Lady Bountiful, a Story of Years; a play in four acts

By Arthur Wing Pinero

London: Heinemann, 1891. First Edition. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 238 12mo. Red boards, 16 cm by 11 cm. An early, hardback edition in sound condition. Note that this edition is not uniform with the other copies of Pinero's plays that I have listed. Condition Notes: Gift inscription to front free end paper. Boards rather grubby and worn, but sound and internally clean.

$15.62

Trelawny of the Wells; a comedietta in four acts

By Arthur Wing Pinero

London: Heinemann, 1899. Hardback. Good/No Jacket. 268 12mo. An early edition in sound condition. Condition Notes: Gift inscription to front free end paper. Boards rather grubby and worn, but sound and internally clean.

$16.27