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Monty Python's Flying Circus

Monty Python's Flying Circus by [CHAPMAN, Graham; CLEESE, John; GILLIAM, Terry; IDLE, Eric; JONES, Terry; PALIN, Michael]

N.p. [London]: N.p. [BBC], 1971-2. Thirteen typed camera scripts, each secured with a split pin to top left. Slight rusting of...

£7,950.00
BLOW BOOK, FLIP BOOK, FLICK BOOK, MAGIC BOOK.

BLOW BOOK, FLIP BOOK, FLICK BOOK, MAGIC BOOK. by CONJURING TRICKS.:

NO TITLE or PUBLISHING DETAILS, PAPER HAS WATER MARKS, SEVERAL WITH "MONTG" on 1 PAGE and "LFIER" ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE ( Montg(...

£6,950.00
Insomnia Is Good For You

Insomnia Is Good For You by [SELLERS, Peter] GREIFER, Lewis and RICHLER, Mordecai

London: Park Lane Films, 1957. Shooting script, 33 mimeographed pp., stapled in to oversized red card wrappers. Typed title lab...

£4,500.00
New Screen News (A collection of 120 magazines from 1951-1962)

New Screen News (A collection of 120 magazines from 1951-1962)

Melbourne: Hoyts Theatres Ltd . A broken run of 120 various issues of this film magazine from Volume 5, No. 3 (January 5, 1951)...

AUD $5,000.00
The Moon's A Balloon, an Autobiography (1972) (Signed)

The Moon's A Balloon, an Autobiography (1972) (Signed) by David Niven

New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1972. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Second Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" ...

$1,599.95
Bring on the Empty Horses (1975) (Signed)

Bring on the Empty Horses (1975) (Signed) by David Niven

New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1975. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Third Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" t...

$1,599.95
OLIVER TWIST. POLLOCK'S CHARACTERS & SCENES.  With booklet.

OLIVER TWIST. POLLOCK'S CHARACTERS & SCENES. With booklet. by DICKENS, Charles. JUVENILE DRAMA, TOY THEATRE, PAPER THEATRE. Benjamin Pollock.:

London, B. Pollock, 73 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, circa 1880.. Circa 1880, approximately 172 x 220 mm, 6¾ x 8½ inches...

£975.00
SHAWN THE DANCER

SHAWN THE DANCER by Dreier, Katherine S

New York: Société Anonyme / Museum of Modern Art, 1933. Quarto. Full publisher's vellum over boards. Color frontis. Photogra...

$1,250.00
[ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF LILLIAN GISH]

[ORIGINAL PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH OF LILLIAN GISH] by Van Vechten, Carl

[New York, 1937. Original borderless gelatin silver print, 35.5 x 23 cm (14 x 9 inches). Slight discoloration on verso, otherwi...

$1,250.00
THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO.  A Grand Military Melodrama in 3 Acts.   POLLOCK'S CHARACTERS & SCENES. With booklet.

THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO. A Grand Military Melodrama in 3 Acts. POLLOCK'S CHARACTERS & SCENES. With booklet. by DUKE OF WELLINGTON. JUVENILE DRAMA, TOY THEATRE, PAPER THEATRE. Benjamin Pollock.:

London, B. Pollock, 73 Hoxton Street, Hoxton, circa 1880.. Circa 1880, approximately 175 x 220 mm, 6 9/10 x 8 6/10 inches, 26 h...

£675.00
MEMOIRS OF ROBERT WILLIAM ELLISTON.COMEDIAN. Extra illustrated edition

MEMOIRS OF ROBERT WILLIAM ELLISTON.COMEDIAN. Extra illustrated edition by RAYMOND.GEORGE.; CRUIKSHANK.GEORGE.Illustrates

John Ollivier.London.,1846. TWO VOLUMES.Second edition.EXTRA ILLUSTRATED SET.6 published engravings by Cruikshank plus an extra...

£650.00
Rub og Stub

Rub og Stub by Kaj Munk

Regensens Rusgilde, Klokker, 1922. Softcover. Fair. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 55 pp. Text cl...

$850.00
The London Theatre. A Collection of the Most Celebrated Dramatic Pieces . Correctly Given, from Copies used in the Theatres by Thomas Dibdin of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Twenty-six volumes complete.

The London Theatre. A Collection of the Most Celebrated Dramatic Pieces . Correctly Given, from Copies used in the Theatres by Thomas Dibdin of the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Twenty-six volumes complete. by DIBDIN, THOMAS:

London: for Whittingham and Arliss, 1815 onwards. Published 1815 to 1818. Twenty-six volumes bound as thirteen. With all half-t...

£625.00
Steps in Time an Autobiography (1959) (Signed)

Steps in Time an Autobiography (1959) (Signed) by Fred Astaire

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ...

$795.95
Steps in Time an Autobiography (1959) (Signed)

Steps in Time an Autobiography (1959) (Signed) by Fred Astaire

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ...

$789.95



There is a long and ancient history of the performing arts in many societies throughout the ages, and there are plenty of antique and rare performing arts books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Some of the books listed are limited edition copies of beloved plays, and others are fantastically detailed accounts of famous ballets and operas. Many of the books featured below are antique and one of a kind, and they will be sure to add value to your rare and antique book collection.

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