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            Whither the Theatre ? | A Letter to a Young Playwright (Author Warren Tute)

Bax, Clifford [Clifford Bax (13 July 1886 - 18 November 1962) was a versatile English writer, known particularly as a playwright, a journalist, critic and editor, and a poet, lyricist and hymn writer. He also was a translator (for example, of Goldoni). The composer Arnold Bax was his brother, and set some of his words to music] Warren Tute

(Book #ID 92618)

Published by Home and Van Thal Ltd., 3 Clifford Street, London First Edition 1945. 1945.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original light olive cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine and to the front cover. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 32 printed pages of text. Near Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with one small tear to the front cover, not price clipped 3/6. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Arthur Clifford Baynes | Stainless Stephen Signed Photograph + Signed Doodle

Arthur Clifford Baynes (30 November 1892 - 13 January 1971) was an English teacher and comedian from the steel-making city of Sheffield, Yorkshire, who performed under the stage name Stainless Stephen. During World War One, he served in the Sheffield City Battalion.

(Book #ID 93616)

March 29th 1948. 1948.

2½'' x 3'' SIGNED monochrome photograph 'To Peter, from Stainless Stephen', also signed to the rear. Separate mounted card dated March 29th 1948, with head caricature SIGNED 'To Peter comma, from Stainless Stephen, semi precious'. Never quite in the front rank of British music hall comedians, Stainless Stephen would appear dressed in a smart tuxedo, a bowler hat with a steel band around it, a rotating bow tie, and a stainless steel vest. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Theatre Sketchbook (Sketch Book)

Marks, Claude

(Book #ID 99970)

Published by Amber Lane Press Ltd., 9a Newbridge Road, Ambergate, Derbyshire, First Edition 1982. 1982.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 9'' x 6¼''. Contains 127 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations throughout. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0906399335

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            Tadeusz Kantor Teatr [Signed Poem by Marta Agnieszka]

Klossowicz, Jan [Marta Agnieszka]

(Book #ID 62786)

Published by Panstwowy Instytut Waydawniczy, Warszawa, Poland 1991. Poland 1991.

Hard back binding in publisher's original sage green cloth covers, black title and author lettering to the spine, dark green end papers. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 203 printed pages of Polish text with monochrome photographs throughout. Near Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with shallow nicks and chips to the upper spine end and corners, shelf rubs to the blue of the covers. SIGNED Poem by Marta Anieszka to the verso of the half-title page 'To Paul, Marta i Agnieszka'. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 8306018702

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            The Methuen Book of Theatrical Short Stories

Morley, Sheridan [1942-2007]

(Book #ID 10937)

Published by Methuen & Co. Ltd., 36 Essex Street, Strand, London First edition 1992. 1992.

First edition hard back publisher's original burgundy cloth covers, gilt stamping to spine. 8vo 9½" x 6¼" 308 pp. Tanning to page edges. Nr. Fine in Fine dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            A Theatre for Everybody: The Story of The Old Vic and Sadler's Wells

Dent, Edward J. [Illustrated by Kay Ambrose]

(Book #ID 12462)

Published by T. V. Boardman and Company Limited, 14 Cockspur Street, London First edition 1945. 1945.

First edition hard back publisher's original beige cream cloth covers, black stamping to spine in maroon title block. 8vo 8½" x 6¾" 152 pp. Colour frontispiece from a painting by Roger Furse, monochrome illustrations by Kay Ambrose, monochrome photographic illustrations on glossy paper throughout. Hint of foxing to end papers. Nr. Fine in Very Good Frederick Crooke designed dust wrapper with short closed tears and rubs to spine tips and corners, not price clipped. Dust wrapper protected. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Old Vic Saga

Williams, Harcourt

(Book #ID 13349)

Published by Winchester Publications Ltd., 16 Maddox Street, London 1949. 1949.

Hard back publisher's original grey cloth covers, top edge dyed maroon, gilt stamping to spine. 4to 10" x 8" 240 pp. Bountiful monochrome photographic illustrations on semi-glossy paper throughout. Dry dusty damp affected patch to upper panel, former biro message to front end paper. In Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Dramatic Peerage 1892; Personal Notes and Professional Sketches of the Actors and Actresses of the London Stage

Reid, Erskine and Herbert Compton [Compiled by] Revised and Corrected by the Profession

(Book #ID 62336)

Published by Raithby, Lawrence & Co., Limited, 1 Imperial Buildings, Ludgate Circus, London 1893. London 1893.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original illustrated grey cloth covers, red title and author lettering to the spine and the upper panel with six portrait vignettes . 8vo. 8'' x 5½''. Contains 243 printed pages of text with illustrated advertisements to the end papers. Wear to the softened spine end and corners, tan age spots to the free end papers and in Very Good condition, no dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            One Thousand [1000] Characters Suitable for Fancy Costume Ball [Album Fancy Costumes]

Marie Schild [Editor of The Brighton Courier of Fashion, The Millinery Journal and the monthly Journal of Parisian Dress Patterns and Needlework] From the private collection and in-house library of B. Burnet at 22 Garrick Street, Costumiers, Art, Drapers, Upholsterers, opposite The Garrick Club.

(Book #ID 84993)

Published by Samuel Miller, 10, Southampton Street, Strand, W.C. Half title page shows their address at 142, Long Acre, Second Edition [1884]. 1884.

Second edition hard back binding in publisher's original powder blue cloth covers, gilt title lettering to the front cover, spine shows title in original paper strip from B. Burnet's in-house library. Quarto 11'' x 8½''. Contains 141 [v illustrated advertisements] printed pages of text with many full page monochrome plates of Fancy Dress Costumes throughout. The Frontispiece is a three part pull out of eight ladies on stage in Fancy Ball Costumes, exquisitely drawn and hand coloured. The First Edition of 112 pages was published in 1881. This undated [1884] extended edition is held only by Devon Library Services per W. Cat. - narrative does not refer to the frontispiece. Rubbing to the spine ends and corners, contents in clean bright condition. Burnet's craft atelier extended across the first floor of No. 22 Garrick Street and to various other locations in London, including 198 Regent Street. B. Burnet was a top-flight supplier of scenery and costumes, amateur theatricals, tableaux, court suits and uniforms etc. to all the main Theatres. They trace back to the 1850's when Richard Burnet, a draper and engineer (founder of Devonport Mechanics Institute) moved to Covent Garden - initially as Boyd Burnet, Drapers. Their most recent mention at No. 22 Garrick Street dates to the mid 1960's. They went into liquidation in 1969 just before the 1970's economic slump. This unique item carries their in-house library number 41. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Collected Works | Volume Two (2 / II) (French Surrealism) Collected Works Volume Two: The Alfred Jarry Theatre, Two Stage Scenarios and Two Production Plans, Reviews, On Literature and the Plastic Arts

Artaud, Antonin [Translated by Victor Corti] Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud (4 September 1896 - 4 March 1948), was a French dramatist, poet, essayist, actor, and theatre director, widely recognized as one of the major figures of twentieth-century theatre and the European avant-garde.

(Book #ID 92617)

Published by Calder and Boyars Ltd., 18 Brewer Street, London First UK Edition 1971. 1971.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original black cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8'' x 5¼''. Contains 240 printed pages of text. Light foxing to the text block edges. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with very light foxing to the inner rear flap, spine colour not faded, not price clipped 55s. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Royal West London Theatre; A Sequel to The Old Marylebone Theatre [St. Marylebone Society Publication No. 6]

Morley, Malcolm [Foreword by Sybil Thorndike] Christopher Fry [1907-2005]

(Book #ID 86520)

Published by St. Marylebone Society London First Edition 1962. 1962.

First edition in publisher's original illustrated card wrap covers [softback]. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 44 printed pages of text with sepia illustrations and photographs to the centre. Age tanning to the spine and margins. SIGNED by the author Christopher Fry inside the front cover 'Best wishes for 'Judith', from Phyl and Christopher Fry, June 20th 1962.' In Very Good condition, no dust wrapper as issued. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Macdonald Medley: Articles on Cinema. Stage, and Radio, Short Stories [2]

Rivers, James and Harvey, E. R. H. [Compiled by]

(Book #ID 17108)

Macdonald & Co., Ltd. 19 Ludgate Hill, London circa 1950 edition not stated. London circa 1950.

Hard back binding in publisher's original navy cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine and upper panel. 8vo 8½'' x 5¼''. 286 printed pages of text. Monochrome photographic illustrations. Without any ownership markings. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with age darkening to paper, two short closed tears to upper panel, not price clipped 12/6. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            On the Art of the Theatre [Mercury Book Series Number 27]

Craig, Edward Gordon [Edward Henry Gordon Craig CH OBE (born Edward Godwin; 16 January 1872 - 29 July 1966), sometimes known as Gordon Craig, was an English modernist theatre practitioner; he worked as an actor, director and scenic designer, as well as developing an influential body of theoretical writings. Craig was the son of actress Dame Ellen Terry].

(Book #ID 92580)

Published by Mercury Books A Publication of William Heinemann Ltd., 15-16 Queen Street, Mayfair, London First Thus Edition 1962. 1962.

First paperback edition [the original edition being first published in 1911] in publisher's original illustrated card wrap covers. 8vo. 8'' x 5''. Contains [xxiii] 296 printed pages of text with seven monochrome illustrations. Age darkening down the spine and in Very Good clean condition, probably never read, no dust wrapper as issued. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Deutsches Theater als Darstellung Deutschen Wesens

Wiessner, Georg Gustav

(Book #ID 65591)

Published Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut 1938. Leipzig 1938.

Hard back binding in publisher's original vivid orange paper covered boards, navy title and author lettering to the spine and to the upper panel. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 60 printed pages of German text with colour and monochrome illustrations throughout. Light tanning of the paper to the page margins. Very Good condition book in scarce Very Good condition dust wrapper with similar tanning to the edges. Slim publisher's promotional flyer laid-in. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Stagecraft: From the Stage Director's Point of View

Stewart, Hal D. [Foreword by Norman Marshall]

(Book #ID 18843)

Published by Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, Ltd, Pitman House, Parker Street, Kingsway, London First edition 1949. 1949.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original blue cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine. 8vo 9" x 5½" 237 pp. Monochrome photographic illustrations on glossy silk art paper. Former name and light foxing to front end paper. Very Good in Good dust wrapper with two small chips to top of upper panel and across spine tips, price clipped, spine slightly faded. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Life in the Farce Lane or, Tragedy with its Trousers Down : The A to C [Aristophanes to Cooney] of Farce [Signed]

Rix, Brian [With additional scenes by Jonathan Rix and decor by David Drummond]

(Book #ID 20818)

Published by Andre Deutsch Ltd., 105 Great Russell Street, London First Edition 1995. 1995.

First edition publisher's original pictorial laminated card covers. 8vo 9¼" x 6¼" 214 pp. Illustrated. SIGNED by the author to half title page. In Fine condition. This is a new book. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Life in the Farce Lane or, Tragedy with its Trousers Down : The A to C [Aristophanes to Cooney] of Farce [Signed]

Rix, Brian [With additional scenes by Jonathan Rix and decor by David Drummond]

(Book #ID 20819)

Published by Andre Deutsch Ltd., 105 Great Russell Street, London First Edition 1995. 1995.

First edition publisher's original pictorial laminated card covers. 8vo 9¼" x 6¼" 214 pp. Illustrated. SIGNED by the author to half title page. In Fine condition. This is a new book. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Sybil Thorndike; A Life in the Theatre [Signed] + Photograph

Morley, Sheridan [Preface by Sir John Gielgud] Sybil Thorndike

(Book #ID 93611)

Published by George Weidenfeld and Nicolson Ltd., 91 Clapham High Street, London First Edition 1977. 1977.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original terracotta cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. Quarto. 10'' x 7''. Contains 183 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs and stills throughout. Near Fine condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with just a little crinkling of the paper across the upper edges, not price clipped. Loosely inserted is a SIGNED 'S. Thorndike' corner mounted card and period photograph. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this preserves and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 0297773887

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            The Early Doors; Origins of the Music Hall

Scott, Harold

(Book #ID 84361)

Published by Ivor Nicholson & Watson Ltd., 26 Manchester Square, London First Edition 1946. 1946.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original tangerine cloth covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 6''. Contains 259 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrated plates on coated paper throughout. Covers slightly faded in patches, cheap paper browning. Near Very Good condition book in near Very Good condition dust wrapper with sun fading to the red lettering of the spine, surface marks to the white of the rear panel, not price clipped 12/6. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Pictorial Stage and Celebrating!; Twenty-Five Years of Vision and Design at The Shaw Festival Published for the Exhibition held at Niagara Historical Society Museum, Niagara-on-the-Lake, June 11 to September 28, 1986

Holmes, Katherine [Edited by]

(Book #ID 76923)

Published by the Shaw Festival Theatre Foundation of Canada First Edition 1986. Two Books. Canada 1986.

Uniform matching publisher's original colour illustrated card wrap covers [softback]. 4to 10½'' x 9''. Contains 96 & 64 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout. Fine condition books in Very Good condition slipcase. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Theatre World [Incorporating Play Pictorial] January-December 1945

Fairweather, David [Edited by] Laurence Olivier

(Book #ID 50248)

Published by Theatre World, Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, London 1945. London 1945.

Hard back bound volume in quarter deep navy calf covers, gilt title lettering, gilt cross lines and small decorations to the spine. 8vo 8½'' x 6''. 12 issues from January to December 1945 containing printed pages of text with monochrome photographs throughout, front cover photograph bound in at the front of each issue. Without any ownership markings and in Very Good clean and bright condition. We currently hold in stock 10 other bound years of Theatre World from the 1930's and 40's. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Amateur Dramatics

Lee, Norman [Decorations by KRIS]

(Book #ID 77938)

Published by Geoffrey Cumberlege, Oxford University Press, London Reprinted Edition 1948. London 1948.

Hard back binding in publisher's original crimson cloth covers, silver title and author lettering to the spine. 8vo. 7½'' x 5¼''. Contains 160 printed pages of text with humorous monochrome illustrations in the text throughout. Very little wear to the covers, a few tan age spots to the closed page edges. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with shallow rubs to the upper spine end and corners, not price clipped 6s. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, it does not adhere to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The British Theatre (British Life and Thought Series No. 14)

Bridges-Adams, W.

(Book #ID 92585)

Published for The British Council by Longmans Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd., 39 Paternoster Row, London Third Revised Edition October 1946. 1946.

Third revised edition in publisher's original green and white card wrap covers [soft back]. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 53 + i printed pages of text with 24 monochrome photographs throughout. In Very Good clean condition, no dust wrapper as issued. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Letters to George | The Account of a Rehearsal

Stafford-Clark, Max

(Book #ID 92586)

Published by Nick Hern Books | Walker Books Limited, 87 Vauxhall Walk, London First Thus Edition 1990. 1990.

First thus edition in publisher's original illustrated card wrap covers [soft back]. 8vo. 8½'' x 5¼''. Contains 189 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations and photographs throughout. In Fine condition, no dust wrapper as issued. Member of the P.B.F.A. ISBN 1854590235

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            Costumes for the Stage: A Complete Handbook for Every Kind of Play

Jackson, Sheila

(Book #ID 25476)

Published by The Herbert Press, London First Edition 1978.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original pink paper covers, gilt lettering to spine. 8vo 9½'' x 6¼'' 144 pp ISBN 0273011715. Monochrome illustrations throughout. Ex-library with usual stamps, damp soiling to first two end papers, dust wrapper with small creases to corners and spine tips. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Penguin Dictionary of the Theatre

Taylor, John Russell

(Book #ID 43929)

Published by Penguin Books Ltd., Harmondsworth, Middlesex First Penguin Edition 1966. London 1966.

Mass market paperback. Contains 296 printed pages of text. From the library of Kitty [Dorothy] Black [1914-2006], successful theatre administrator, internationally acclaimed and distinguished translator of continental plays who eventually became a leading play agent, with the name Sebastian Graham Jones to the half-title page. Slight browning to the pages and in Very Good condition. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            About Acting: With a bit of name-dropping and a few Golden Rules

Barkworth, Peter [Introduction by John Fernald]

(Book #ID 27095)

Published by Martin Secker & Warburg Limited, 54 Poland Street, London 1980. 1980.

Publisher's original laminated card covers. 8vo 7½'' x 5¼'' 169 pages. ISBN 0436032902. In Very Good condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Entertainment and Ritual 600-1600

Bucknell, Peter A.

(Book #ID 48921)

Published by Stainer and Bell Ltd., 82 High Road, London First Edition 1979. London 1979.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original caramel paper covers, gilt title and author lettering to the spine, colour designed end papers. Quarto. 10'' x 8''. ISBN 0852494440. Contains 223 printed pages of text with monochrome illustrations by the author throughout. Without any ownership markings. Fine condition book, in near Fine condition dust wrapper with one 6 mm tear to the foot of the spine. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this protects and prolongs the life of the paper, it is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Covent Garden Drollery | A Miscellany of 1672 | or a Collection of all the Choice Songs, Poems, Prologues, and Epilogues Sung and Spoken at Courts and Theaters (The Second Impression, with Additions)

Thorn-Drury, G. [Edited by] Introduction by G. Thorn-Drury

(Book #ID 102552)

Published by P. J. & A. E. Dobell 8 Bruton Street, London First Edition Thus 1928. 1928.

First edition thus hard back binding in publisher's original quarter red leather over cream linen, gilt title lettering to the spine. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Of this book 400 numbered copies have been printed, of which Numbers 1 to 50 are on hand-made paper, this copy is hand written Number 17 and on hand-made paper, fore and lower edges untrimmed. Contains (xx), 154 printed pages of text. From the private library of Yehudi and Diana Menuhin with there bookplate label to the front paste down, dusty page edges. Very Good condition book in scarce Good condition dust wrapper with the majority of the paper around the spine missing, rubbing to the corners. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Macdonald Medley: Articles on Cinema. Stage, and Radio, Short Stories

Rivers, James and Harvey, E. R. H. [Compiled by]

(Book #ID 53437)

Macdonald & Co., Ltd. 19 Ludgate Hill, London circa 1950 edition not stated. London circa 1950.

Hard back binding in publisher's original navy cloth covers, gilt lettering to spine and upper panel. 8vo 8½'' x 5¼''. 286 printed pages of text. Monochrome photographic illustrations. Without any ownership markings. Very Good condition book in Very Good condition dust wrapper with age darkening of the paper to the spine, two short closed tears to upper panel, not price clipped 12/6. Dust wrapper supplied in archival acetate film protection. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Theatre World [Incorporating Play Pictorial] January-December 1944

Fairweather, David [Edited by]

(Book #ID 50247)

Published by Theatre World, Salisbury Square, Fleet Street, London 1944. London 1944.

Hard back bound volume in quarter brown calf covers, gilt title lettering, gilt cross lines and small decorations to the spine. 8vo 8½'' x 6''. 12 issues from January to December 1944 containing printed pages of text with monochrome photographs throughout, front cover photograph bound in at the front of each issue. Without any ownership markings and in Very Good clean and bright condition. We currently hold in stock 10 other bound years of Theatre World from the 1930's and 40's. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Modern American Drama and Stage: Life and Literature in the United States

Martin, Boyd [Illustrated by George Joseph]

(Book #ID 29790)

Published by The Pilot Press Ltd., 45 Great Russell Street, London First Edition 1943.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original dove-grey cloth covers, maroon lettering to the spine. 8vo 8½'' x 5¼'' 126 pp. Eight original cartoons by George Joseph, sixteen full-page monochrome photographs throughout. Free from inscription. Very Good condition book in near Very Good condition Stanley Duncan designed dust wrapper with repaired tears to sides of spine ends, chips to the corners, not price clipped 7s 6d. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            The Old Vic Story: A Nation's Theatre 1818-1976

Roberts, Peter [Foreword by Dame Sybil Thorndike]

(Book #ID 29911)

Published by W. H. Allen & Co. Ltd., 44 Hill Street, London First Edition 1976. 1976.

First edition hard back binding in publisher's original burgundy cloth covers, gilt lettering to the spine. 8vo 9½'' x 6¼'' x, 203 [pp] ISBN 0491017472. Monochrome illustrations throughout. Fine condition book in Fine condition dust wrapper, not price clipped. Dust wrapper supplied in archive acetate film protection, this is not adhered to the book or to the dust wrapper and can easily be removed should you so wish. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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            Stage Costume and Accessories in the London Museum

Holmes, M. R.

(Book #ID 80686)

Published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London First Edition 1968. London 1968.

First edition in publisher's original illustrated card wrap covers [softback]. 8vo. 8½'' x 5½''. Contains 94 printed pages of text with monochrome photographs throughout. Minimal rubs to the corners and cover edges, light surface scratches to the cover, tear to the front cover top spine edge. In Very Good clean unopened condition, no dust wrapper as published. Member of the P.B.F.A.

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