London and Edinburgh: George Bell and Sons / The Abbey Press, 1902. Hardcover. Number 100 of 500 large type and large paper edition, printed on handmade paper. Bound in cream vellum boards with gilt title to spine and gilt decoration to boards. Red ties are no longer present and boards are bowed (as is common). Minor rubbing and soiling to boards and edges. Minor foxing to first and last few pages, else clean. An attractive printing of this famous work. 134 pages. DRA/032420. Very Good.
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London: Archibald Constable & Co., 1906. Hardcover. 8vo. Very good green cloth covered boards with gilt title to spine. Spine faded to light brown. Few very light spots of soiling to boards. Previous owner's name in pen to front free end page. Very light foxing throughout but does not effect the text. 151 pages. Drama. DRA/061212. Very Good.
London: Constable and Company, (1934). First Thus. Hardcover. First edition as such. Very good in very good beige dust jacket with brown title to front panel and faded title to spine. Minor chipping to edges of dust jacket and minor browning to spine panel. 274 pages. Drama. DRA1/1292. Very Good / Very Good.
London: Constable and Co, Ltd, 1919. Hardcover. First Edition and a fine association copy, having belonged to the actress Ellen Terry's daughter, Edith Craig, who herself acted in early productions of Shaw's plays. The title page bears the publisher's blind stamp "Presentation Copy" and it is probable that the book really was the gift of the author. A photograph of Shaw is pasted to the title page. In the margin of page 118 there is an interesting note in what appears to be Craig's handwriting. In the text at that point Shaw comments on the fact that the plays of Ibsen, Pinero, and Barrie were unsuited to Sir Henry Irving, and Craig has added: "Irving bought Barrie's 'Professor's Love Story' but couldn't do it. Pinero said he couldn't write a play with a part for him." Bound in original light green cloth lightly bumped with single black mark on front cover, browning to spine, and front hinge beginning to split. Interior pages are very clean. Housed in handsome green morocco backed slipcase with gilt title, author,and "Edith Craig's Copy" to spine. Very good condition. 266 pages plus 2 pages of ads. DRA/042704. Very Good.
London: Constable and Co., (1925). First Thus. Hardcover. 1st edition thus. Very good plus in very good dustjacket. Jacket is slightly darkened and has light smudge to front cover. Introduction by Nigel Playfair. Illustrated in color and monochrome collotype by George Sheringham. Contains original text, with facsimiles of first edition title pages, first Duenna playbill (Nov. 1775), programme of Playfair-Sheringham production at the Lyric Theatre (Dec. 1924), Hammersmith. Drama. DRA1/9270. Very Good+ / Very Good.
1981. Paperback. Unpublished musical script. Act I only with dialog, songs, and stage directions, but no musical scores. Blue edgeworn wrappers with gilt title to front wrapper and punch binding. A few words written in marker and pencil to title page. Else is clean and bright. Unpaginated. Drama. DRA/082108. Near Fine.
New York: Dial Press, 1931. Hardcover. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY. 8vo. Very good in dark blue cloth covered boards with very faded gilt title to spine. Author's inscription to front free end page. Else is clean and bright with several illustrations including frontis of O'Neill. 327 pages. DRA/112241. Very Good.
New York: Samuel French & Son, No date. Circa 1878 - 1887. Paperback. Very good in original yellow paper wrappers with black title to front wrapper. Minor edgewear to exterior inclused creasing, chipping, and a few small closed tears. Previous owner's address written in 19th-century scrawl to front wrapper and to title page. occasional markings in pencil to text. Text is bright. The play was dramatized by Smith with the express permission of Dickens. Drama. DRA8/4042. Very Good.
London and New York: Samuel French, No date, Circa late 1800s. Paperback. Very good in original pink wrappers with black title to front wrapper and to spine. French's Acting Edition Minor edgewear includes small open tear to bottom right corner of front wrapper and chipping to foot of spine. 28 pages. Drama. DRA2/3202. Very Good.
Cincinnati: Stewar Kidd Company, 1921. Paperback. First edition, Near Fine in original green & white paper wrappers, side-stapled. Light yellowing to edges of wrappers. Clean, bright interior. Tightly bound. 18 pages plus ads in the rear. dimensions: 7 1/2 x 5 1/4. Part of the Stewart Kidd Modern Plays Series, Edited by Frank Shay. In wraps. Drama. DRA/12103. Near Fine.
New York: Random House, 1955. Hardcover. 8vo. In tan cloth covered boards with green stamping to spine and front cover with b/w illustrated paste-down to front board. In green and white price-clipped DJ. DJ in mylar sleeve. Interior is marked in pencil with production marks. 176pp. DRA/080906. Very Good in Very Good dj.
London: Privately Printed, 1907. Paperback. First Edition. Printed by Ballantyne and Co. A critique by Symons of the mediocre actors of his day, singling out Julia Marlowe and Edward Sothern as exceptions because of their fine acting. Bound in original grey-brown stitched wrappers. In near fine condition except for a crease in the leaf for pages 7-8. 13 pages. DRA/052913. Near Fine.
New York: New Playwrights, Inc, (1952). Hardcover. Cloth Boards. 8vo. Grey paper covered boards with maroon title to spine and front board. Minor wear to corners and spine ends. Interior is very clean. Illustrated endpages. Brown and white illustrated dust jacket with white title to front and spine panels. Minor chipping and several small open tears to edges of dust jacket. Minor fading to spine panel. 88 pages. DRA/032304. Very Good / Very Good Minus.
Cambridge: James Munroe and Company, 1835. Hardcover. Original embossed dark green cloth with tan title label to spine. Heavy rubbing and chipping to title label, although the black title remains legible. Wear to spine ends and corners. Minor foxing throughout. Signed by previous owner in pen to front end pages. 259 pages. DRA/080808. Very Good.
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1913. Hardcover. 8vo. Brown cloth covered boards with gilt title to front board and to spine. Minor bumping to corners and to spine ends. Previous owners' names to front free end page dated 1914. Includes frontispiece with tissue guard. Minor foxing to frontis piece. Light foxing to interior margins throughout as well as writing in pencil. Split to interior though binding is tight. Else is clean and bright. 233 pages. DRAMA/112409. Very Good.
London: Hurst and Blackett, Ltd, 1889. Hardcover. Theater owner and playwright, Augustin Daly's copy, auction number 3465. Illustrated by Alfred Bryan and W. H. Margetson. English comic actor and theater manager, J. L. Toole (1830 - 1906), managed the Folly Theatre towards the end of his life. He later changed its name to the Toole Theatre, and became the first actor to have a West End theatre named after him. Sadly, his theatre was demolished several years after the publication of this book and the company was disbanded soon after. Bound in three quarter tan leather over marbled paper covered boards with red label "Stage Biography" and green title / author label beneath. This is part of a series of books Daly had bound in a matching style, all labeled "Stage Biography." Rubbing, pulling, and wear to leather. Clean and bright interiors with illustrations. Unopened pages. Top edge gilt with marbled endpapers. Bound by R.W. Smith. Small remnant of auction record tipped into rear of first volume with pencil notation Daly / March 1900. Volume I: 292 pages; Volume II: 305 pages. DRA/031419. Very Good.
London: Routledge, Warne and Routledge, 1864. Hardcover. 8vo. SCARCE. Very good yellow and red illustrated boards with yellow and black title to front board. Spine missing. Minor bumping to edges and rubbing to corners. Previous owner's book plate to front free end page. Text is clean and bright. 120 pages + ads Theatre. DRA1/1282. Very Good.
Boston: L. C. Page and Company (Incorporated), 1900. Hardcover. Part of the Stage Lovers' Series. 8vo. Maroon cloth boards with gilt title and beautifully intricate gilt design to front board and to spine. Fading to gilt on spine. Wear to spine ends and to corners. One small spot of soiling to rear board. Front hinge starting. A few spots of foxing throughout. Book plate of previous owner (Louise Hartley Norton) to front paste down. Inscription to front free end page reads "Uncle Joe, To Phil and Louise Norton - 1923." Untrimmed pages with minor browning to edges. Else is clean and bright with wonderful photographic illustrations of the actors mentioned in the book. Index, 354 pages. Drama. DRA/092508. Very Good +.