May SALE: books in our Drama, Humor, and Russian History sections priced at $100 or less are 30% off!
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London: 1897. Paperback. A printed one page announcement for and solicitation by the Independent Theatre, sent by its directors Charles Charrington and Dorothy Leighton. Charrington was an actor and director who is best remembered today for introducting Henrik Ibsen to the English stage. This announcement offers tickets for the theatre's performances of Ibsen's "Ghosts." The Independent Theatre Society was a short lived venture (1891-1897) that produced modern realist plays, primarily by European playwrights. Printed on 4.5 x 7 inch folded sheet. Very good condition. DRA/052115. Very Good.
London: Published at the Office, 1883. Hardcover. Good in 3/4 leather and marbled boards. 4to. Leather-loss to spine. Front board nearly detached. Tape across bottom of spine and onto boards. Foxing to first and last few pages. Text remains bright with wonderful illustrations throughout. 312 pages. Humor. HUM1/4232. Good.
London: The Punch Office, 1893. Hardcover. July - December. Bound in original red cloth boards with gilt title and illustration to spine. Gilt and black illustration to front cover. The spine is faded although the gilt remains bright. The corners are a bit bumped and the interior hinges are cracked. Filled with illustrations. Clean interior. 312 pages plus almanac for 1894. HUM/092013. Very Good.
London: At The Office, 1866. Hardcover. 4to. Very good in 3/4 green leather and black cloth covered boards. 5 raised bands to spine as well as gilt title. Minor rubbing to boards and minor bumping to corners. 3 i nch closed tear to edge of title page. Sporadic foxing and browning throughout though mostly to the margins so text remains clean and bright. Illustrations throughout. Marbled end pages. 266 pages. Humor. HUM2/2012. Very Good.
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, (1994). Hardcover. 8vo. Very good+ in very good light yellow dust jacket with red title to front panel and to faded spine panel. Minor damp staining to spine of dust jacket and to rear board but does not effect the interior of the book. Text is clean and bright. DRA/080317. Very Good+ / Very Good.
circa 1833. Hardcover. 8vo. VOLUME 2 ONLY. Lovely stamped brown boards with gilt title and design on spine. Minor rubbing to boards and bumping to spine ends and corners. Light soiling to rear board. Light soiling to edge of text block. May be missing title page. Interior is remarkably clear, bright pages. Includes comedies, dramas, farces, etc., 816 pages. British Drama. DRA/10042. Very Good.
Dresden: Carl Reissner Verlag, 1925. Hardcover. Mary Wigman (1886 - 1973) was a German dancer known for her expressionist dance style. Includes 28 photographic illustrations of Mary, many on stage. Very good in yellow patterned paper covered boards with beige cloth spine and gilt title to spine and front cover. Minor wear to corners and edges of boards and fraying to spine ends. LIght soiling. Clean interior with a few smudge marks - but clean overall. 60 pages plus 38 plates. In German. German dance. GER/051415. Very Good.
Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1959. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good+ in a very good red price clipped dust jacket with black title to front and spine panel. Edgewear to top edge of dust jacket includes minor chipping, creasing, and a few small closed tears. Interior is clean and bright. 702 pages. RUS/050712. Very Good+ in Very Good Dust Jacket.
New York: Random House, 1961. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. Hardcover. FIRST EDITION FIRST PRINTING. 8vo. This musical was based on the novel by Samuel Hopkins Adams. In black cloth backed gray paper covered boards with gilt title stamp to spine and front cover. Black and white paste-down to front board. In white and yellow price-clipped dust jacket. Interior clean and bright. Small owner stamp to title page. "Jay Irving Collection"; a noteable cartoonist from NYC. 144 pages. DRA/080906. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1958. First Edition. Paperback. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. 8vo. Very good soft cover in very good magenta dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Stamped on the title-page: "Showroom Copy / Not to Be Taken Away". Blue printed wrappers, in dust jacket. First English edition. 96 pages. DRA/110316. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Secker & Warburg, 1960. Hardcover. Bound in blue cloth boards with silver title to spine. Some acid offset to the endpapers, small bookseller's label on the front pastedown. Otherwise fine in off-white dust jacket titled in red on spine and front panels. The jacket is price-clipped with minor fading to spine panel. Minor soiling to front edge of jacket. . 95 pages. DRA/111116. Fine / Very Good.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976. Hardcover. Fine blue cloth & gilt. 8vo. In orange, white dust jacket with black title to front and spine panels. In fine condition except for small closed tear to front bottom edge. Interior pristine and tight. Index, 244 pages. Literary Criticism. DRA/5173. Fine / Near Fine.
Softcover. Beltaine was a literary magazine edited by W. B. Yeats from May 1899 to April 1900. It was the first of several magazines of the Irish Literary Theatre (later to become The Abbey Theatre) in which Yeats's editorial role was of utmost importance. It was an occasional publication and focused on promoting current works of Irish playwrights. Beltaine marked Yeats's initial attempt to employ the medium of the periodical to promote and critically justify the modern dramatic literature of Ireland in a magazine . Its successors were the theatre pamphlets Samhain and The Arrow, also edited by Yeats. This copy of the initial issue has detached and torn covers and light foxing to the interior pages. Good only copy of this relatively scarce publication. 23 pages. DRAMA/042519. Good +.