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ADDISON, D M
A Collection of Plays based on Maori Legends
New Zealand, School Supplies Ltd. 1978, First Edition. Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 6 plays aimed at 7 years plus. Nice illus by George Eades. Contents - The Sun and Maui; How the Kaka got his red feathers; Chief Nopera’s Musket; The Kauri Tree and the Whale; Rona and the Moon; Rua and the Water Fairies. CONDITION Stapled card wraps with screen print cover illus, 24 pages. Name inside front, a little toned to edges. Very Good/N/A.
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Book number: 14512
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | £UK 10 | JP¥ 1277]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays

 
ANDREYEFF, LEONID
Plays By : The Black Maskers; The Life of Man; The Sabine Women
London, United Kingdom, Duckworth. 1915, First British. Buckram, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Has biographical notes to front. Brown bds with crisp gilt titles, not bumped or worn, Portrait frontis with tissue guard, pp 214 plus ads, tight and very clean except ffep is tanned with name also some chips due to silver fishing, foxed to ads at rear due to different paper quality. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 7689
USD 24.00 [Appr.: EURO 21.75 | £UK 19.75 | JP¥ 2553]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays

 
ARCHER, WILLIAM (ED)
The League of Youth; the Pillars of Society; A Doll's House : Ibsen's Prose Drama
London, United Kingdom, Walter Scott. 1890, First British. Cloth, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Green bevilled bds with bright Gilt titles (light shelf wear, just starting to fray to spine ends, ink smudge to front, mostly clean) portrait frontis plate, pp xii 389 with publishers list to rear (tight and very clean with the very odd expected fox spot, ffep removed tidily) A very nice copy. Very Good/N/A.
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Book number: 9739
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 29 | JP¥ 3723]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays
Keywords: Plays Drama Stage Acting

 
ATKINSON, T
Exercise Bowler : A Play
London, United Kingdom, Sampson Low, Marston & Co. 1946, First Edition. Buckram with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Dated to DJ. Green bds with Black title (faded to edges, not worn) 73 pages named to ffep with foxing to pages near ends.Ooriginal Burgundy DJ is fresh with chips to spine ends and tips. Very Good/Very Good.
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Book number: 9736
USD 16.00 [Appr.: EURO 14.5 | £UK 13.25 | JP¥ 1702]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays
Keywords: Plays Drama

 
BARING, MAURICE
Punch and Judy, and Other Essays
New York, U.S.A. Doubleday. 1924, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Essays collected from reviews, magazines and newspaper. Navy bds with gilt title and emblem on front (bds fresh not worn, one cnr bumped, gilt dulled) (viii) pp 370 tight and bright interior (not inscribed) Original Green wrapper is fresh with tanned spine that has 1.5" piece gone at top, light edge wear. Near Fine/Very Good.
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Book number: 8447
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.25 | £UK 41.25 | JP¥ 5319]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays

 
BARNETT, LIONEL DAVID
The Greek Drama
London, United Kingdom, J M Dent & Co. 1900, First Edition. Cloth, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Tempple Primer. Written by the Keeper of Oriental Printed Books and Manuscripts, for the British Museum. CONDITION Burgundy bds with bright Gilt title (fresh and unworn, faintesst of edge speckling) Frontis illus, Dents nice two toned wood block printed title page, pp x pp 114 plus 11 figural sketches through text. Tight clean copy, not inscribed. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 9456
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 16.5 | JP¥ 2128]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays
Keywords: Greek History Satyr Tragedy Aristophanes Parabasis

 
BENNETT, ARNOLD
The Honeymoon : A Comedy in Three Acts
London, United Kingdom, Methuen & Co. 1914, Third Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Humourous Play. Blue cloth boards with blind stamped front title and gilt spine title, sl ageing to title pg, sl foxed to edges, original grey wrapper with navy text, pp121. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 6651
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 16.5 | JP¥ 2128]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays

 
BRADLEY, HERBERT DENNIS
The Natural State
London, United Kingdom, T Werner Laurie. 1927, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Yellow bds with illustrated front, pp 351 with bright clean interior, only fault is faintest foxing to eps and fore edge. Original Orange DJ is fresh with tanned spine which is sl rubbed to head. Appears unread. Near Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 9132
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 24.75 | JP¥ 3191]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays
Keywords: Plays Theatre Drama Sex and Sexuality

 
BROWN, IVOR
Masques and Phases
London, United Kingdom, Richard Cobden-Sanderson. 1926, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Uncut pages, Red cloth boards with paste down title to spine, original publishers d/w, usual browning to endpapers. D/w spine browned, top edge slightly rolled. A series of journalistic essays, dramatic critisms published in Manchester Guardian, The Saturday Review, The New Statesman and the Theatre arts Monthly. Copy very tight and bright. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 6520
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 24.75 | JP¥ 3191]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays

 
CAMERON, CHARLOTTE
Two Years in Southern Seas
London, T Fisher Unwin. 1923, First Edition. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Blue bds, spine and front leading edge faded, small nick top front and light wear to spine ends, 315 pages with 44 half tone photo illus, two fold out maps one in colour, pages are hand cuts, bright and crisp copy, name written 3 times inside front. OVERWEIGHT. Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15236
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 24.75 | JP¥ 3191]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays
Keywords: Honolulu; Hawaii; Molokai; the Leper Island; New Guines; Fiji; Samoa; Tahite; Moorea; Solomon

 
CREAGH-HENRY, M
Four Mystical Plays : Outcasts; Greater Love Hath No Man; the Star; & the Gate of Vision
New York, U.S.A. Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1924, First Edition. Cloth with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Blue cloth bds with bright Gilt titles, pp 112 in unread state, not worn or inscribed. Original DJ is fresh with tanned spine which has tear to foot. Fine/Near Fine.
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Book number: 8996
USD 42.00 [Appr.: EURO 38 | £UK 34.75 | JP¥ 4468]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays
Keywords: Religion

 
CROWLEY, MART
The Boys in the Band
New York, U.S.A. Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 1968, First Edition. Hard Cover with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Script for off Broadway play. It revolves around gay characters and is often cited as a milestone in the history of queer theatre. CONDITION Yellow cloth (unworn) 182 pages. Copy is very bright and crisp with light dust spotting to edge. DJ is unworn, not price clipped with crease to rear inside flap. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 15934
USD 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 45.25 | £UK 41.25 | JP¥ 5319]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays

 
D'AVENANT, WILLIAM
Love and Honour, and The Seige of Rhodes
Boston, USA, D C Heath & Co. 1909, First Edition Thus. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Sir William D'Avenant, was an English poet and playwright. Contains Love and Honour, tragicomedy, also previously performed as The Courage of Love; and The Nonpareilles, or The Matchless Maids (1634): and The Siege of Rhodes, a tragicomedy (1656). Contains biographical notes to front CONDITION Grey papered bds and Red cloth spine, bright gilt title (wear at top rear cnr only) frontis illus with tissue guard (faintly toned) pp xlvi 362 with facsimiles of original title pages. Glossary of terms to rear. Very bright and crisp copy. Near Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 15638
USD 35.00 [Appr.: EURO 31.75 | £UK 29 | JP¥ 3723]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays

 
DEKKER, THOMAS; HARRISON, G B (ED)
The Shoemaker's Holiday, or A Pleasant Comedy of the Gentle Craft
London, United Kingdom, Robert Holden. 1927, First Thus. Quarto Cloth with dust jacket, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. The Fortune Play Books. Brown bds with Brown cloth spine and bright Gilt title, fresh and unworn with bruised top cnrs, pp 117 with untimmed edges, foxed pastedowns obscured by DJ, light browning to title page, interior bright and clean, not inscribed. Original Orange DJ has tanned spine and very sl wear to head and foot of spine. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 9040
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 24.75 | JP¥ 3191]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays

 
DUNSANY, LORD EDWARD
Plays of Near and Far (including If)
London, United Kingdom, G P Putnam's Sons. 1923, First Edition Thus. Hard Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seven plays. First combined printing of these plays that raised Dunsany to cult status at the time in the United States. "If" originally published 1921 and "Plays of Near and Far" originally published 1922 comprising of "The compromise of the King of the Golden Isles"; "The flight of the queen"; "Cheezo"; "A good bargain"; "If Shakespeare lived today"; "Fame and the poet". CONDITION Blue cloth with bright Gilt titles (light edge wear) pp [v] 274 with untrimmed pages, copy is bright and clean with slight partial gutter split to paper at front ep (appear to be binding fault rather than handling damage, mull tight). Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 14816
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DUNSANY, EDWARD (CAPTAIN)
Plays of Gods and Men
London, United Kingdom, T Fisher Unwin. 1917, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Printed at The Talbot Press, Dublin. Four plays comprising of "The Tents of the Arabs"; "The Laughter of the Gods"; "The Queen's Enemies"; "A Night at an Inn". CONDITION Beige Buckram cloth spine with Brown papered bds and White incised title (clean and unworn, bottom rear cnr bumped) Green publishers stain to top edge, Half tone impressed portrait frontis pp [iv] 191 very bright and crisp with scattered foxing. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 14817
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DUNSANY, LORD EDWARD
Seven Modern Comedies : Limited Edition
London, United Kingdom, G P Putnam's Sons. 1928, First Edition. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Numbered 242 of 250 copies. Plays contained are Atalanta in Wimbledon; The Raffle; The Journey of the Soul; In Holy Russia; His Sainted Grandmother; The Hopeless Passion of Mr. Bunyon; andThe Jest of Hahalaba. CONDITION Tan cloth bds with bright Gilt titles (clean and unworn apart from lightly bumped bottom rear cnr) 126 pages with untrimmed edges. Copy is bright and crisp with foxing near ends. Very Good/No Jacket.
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Book number: 14821
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DUNSANY, LORD EDWARD
The Tents of the Arabs
London, United Kingdom, G P Putnam's Sons. 1922, 2nd Edition. Soft Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Two act play, fantasy drama origing published in his collection Plays of Gods and Men. CONDITION Grey screen illus card with yapped edges, 39 pages. Bright and clean internally with gift inscription. Toned to eps and edges. Near Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 14871
USD 12.00 [Appr.: EURO 11 | £UK 10 | JP¥ 1277]
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ELLIS, HAVELOCK (ED); MIDDLETON, THOMAS
Thomas Middleton : The Best Plays of Old Dramatists
London, United Kingdom, Vizetelly & Co. 1887, First Edition Thus. Decorative Cloth, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Mermaid series. Unexpurgated edition. With an introduction and biography by Algernon Swinburne. Contains 'A trick to catch th Old One' 'The Changeling' 'A chaste Maid in Cheapside' 'Women beware Women' 'The Spanish Gypsy' . CONDITION Tan bds with richly decorated, gilt spine title, pub device to rear bd, brown eps, portrait etching frontis with tissue guard, pp xlii 453 with classic vignettes throughout. Wear to cloth with canted cnrs, tight and bright internally, not inscribed. Very Good/Not Issued.
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Book number: 11928
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FAGG, EDWIN
The Old "Old Vic". A Glimpse Of The Old Theatre From Its Origin As The Royal Coburg First Managed By William Barrymore To Its Revival Under Lilian Baylis
London, United Kingdom, Vic-Wells Association. 1936, Limited/Numbered. Hard Cover, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Engraved illustrated Hardback. Signed and Numbered 33 by Author to front paste down, pp 124 with 24 nice illus. Tight and clean copy with age toning to White papered bds. Fine/No Jacket. Signed by Author.
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Book number: 11485
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 24.75 | JP¥ 3191]
Catalogue: Theatre & Plays
Keywords: History

 
GALSWORTHY, JOHN
Six Short Plays
London, United Kingdom, Duckworth. 1929, Reprint. Cloth with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. The new readers library plays 'The First and the Last','The Little Man','Hall Marked','Defeat','The Sun','Punch and Go'. Navy waxed cloth bds with gilt title spine very fresh and bright, pp 142, Original Orange wrapper is unworn. Interior is in tight unread state with sl foxed end pages. Near Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 6849
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Catalogue: Theatre & Plays

 
GAY, JOHN
The Plays of John Gay Vol II : The Abbey Classics
London, United Kingdom, Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent &co. 1910, Re-Issue. Cloth with dust jacket, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Ill.: Travers, Martin. Not Dated c1910. "John Gay (1685 - 1732) was an English poet and dramatist. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), set to music by Johann Christoph Pepusch. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names." Contents Polly (with the original music), Achilles, The Distress'd Wife, and The Rehearsal at Gotham. CONDITION Blue cloth, pp 299 with nice woodblock illus and vignettes throughout. Crisp and bright as new apart from dulled gilt title. Original DJ is unworn with light age darkening to spine. Fine/Fine.
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Book number: 12555
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Catalogue: Theatre & Plays
Keywords: Travers, Martin

 
GOLDSMITH, OLIVER; GIBBS, J W M (ED)
Goldsmith's Plays : The Good Natured Man, and She Stoops to Conquer
London, United Kingdom, George Bell & Sons. 1888, Re-Issue. Cloth, 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Bohn's Select Library. Green bds with Black titles and Red decoration (fresh and unworn, cnrs sharp,sl tanned spine) pp 300 tight and clean interior, light foxing to end pages (not inscribed). Fine/Not Issued.
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Book number: 8919
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GOLDSMITH, OLIVER: HAMPDEN, JOHN (ED)
She Stoops to Conquer
London, United Kingdom, J M Dent & Co. 1936, Re-Issue. Cloth, 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. Blue cloth bds with bright Gilt title, pp 191 tight and clean as new apart from small name to front pastedown. Fine/No Jacket.
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Book number: 11579
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 20.75 | JP¥ 2659]
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GORDON, FENN; DAVIS, PAUL; SWEENEY, BRIAN
The Touring Manual : A Guide to Touring the Performing Arts in New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand, Creative New Zealand (Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa). 2003, Edition Unstated. (ISBN: 0477065422) Soft Cover, 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Everything you need to know about putting a show on the road in New Zealand - from hiring trucks to managing cash flows and looking after your sponsors. Chapters in the 220-page Touring Manual cover a range of topics, including legal structures; managing your finances; rights and royalties; venues; and selling your work. There's also a chapter about touring Mori theatre, written by well-known playwright Hone Kouka. CONDITION 220 pages with photos and illus. Bright unread copy. Fine/N/A.
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Book number: 14119
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Catalogue: Theatre & Plays
Keywords: Literature 0477065422

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