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Plays have offered a unique way to communicate ideas to readers and live audiences. Policits, love, pathos, drama can give an insight into the human sole like no other prose. This small collection showcases some of Biblio's most interesting offerings, and of couse, includes a few choice exmaples of the works of The Bard!

The Homecoming by PINTER, Harold

London: Methuen & Co, 1965. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine, very lightly rubbed dustwrapper. In custom chemise and quarter morocco gilt and cloth slipcase. Inscribed by Pinter to Vivien Merchant, the lead (and only) actress in the pla...

From Between the Covers- Rare Books, Inc. ABAA


Forty-six fine watercolours elegantly bound in a nineteenth-century album by NOVELLI, Francesco

Probaly Venice, 1825. An exquisite suite of watercolours, including a beautiful series of scenes documenting a Venetian commedia dell'arte troupe, by the Italian artist Francesco Novelli. Francesco Novelli (1767-1836), one of the preeminent artists of hi...

From Rare Illustrated Books


The Works of Mr William Shakespear by William Shakespear [William Shakespeare] and Nicholas Rowe (Editor)

London - Jacob Tonson, 1709 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. Six volumes of Tonson's dramatic works ofShakespeare. Volumes I-V are in uniform bindings as a set, with the pages trimmed down. Volume VI is bound in a different half calf bindin...

From Rooke Books


The Personal History, Adventures, Experience, and Observation of David Copperfield, the Younger by METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER

Culver City: MGM Studios, 1934. Original dupicated script for the 1935 film. This copy was originally designated for the use of the research director, but was later utilized to produce one of 10 prize copies for a slogan contest in the English fan magazi...

From Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.


Original Portrait Photograph of Actor Vincent Price and His Wife by NEWTON, HELMUT

11 x 14”; black and white; inscribed by the photographer at the top margin,”with love and admiration!!!” and signed at Price’s white formal shirt, “Helmut Newton. Los Angeles, 1989.” In excellent condition. ...

From Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.


The Fifth Column: A Play in Three Acts by HEMINGWAY, ERNEST

New York: Scribner’s, 1940. First Edition. A scarce book, of which only 1174 copies were printed. Front endpapers browned from a formerly laid in newspaper clipping, else near fine in a dust jacket with minor browning and spotting. ...

From Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.


[A collection of almost all the plays, over half in first editions; also the major poetry and translations] by Vondel, Joost van den

Vondel, Joost van den (17 November 1587 – 5 February 1679) Dutch playwright, poet translator. A collection of almost all the plays, over half in first editions; also the major poetry and translations. 48 separate works bound in 12 vols, quarto. 11 in un...

From Golden Legend, Inc.



John Lane at The Sign of The Bodley Head. London. 1894. FIRST EDITION. One of just 50 large paper copies printed on hand made paper. Small 4to.(8.4 X 6.3 inches). Original buckram with gilt lettering to the spine. Attractive floral designs by Charles Sha...

From Paul Foster Books


The Plays and Poems of William Shakspeare ( Shakespeare ). First American Printing 1795 by Shakespeare, William; Shakspeare

Philadelphia, PA: Bioren & Madan, 1795. First Edition. Leather Bound. Very Good/No Jacket (as issued). 16mo 5.75 - 6.75'' tall. "Corrected From the Latest and Best London Editions, With Notes By Samuel Johnson, L.L.D. to Which Are Added, a Glossary an...

From BookScene


Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théatre. [Twenty-five costumes for the theatre] ; Préface par Edmond Jaloux by George Barbier

Paris: Camille Bloch & Jules Meynial, 1927. First Edition. A remarkable collection of elegant theatrical costume designs signed by leading French art deco designer George Barbier (1882-1932). Portrait frontispiece of Barbier by his friend and rival C...

From Rare Illustrated Books


The Grand Central Park Menagerie in Conjunction with Den Stone’s Circus and Troupe of Indian Equestrians! Including the Iroquois Tribe of Warriors, Panoramic Scenes, Hippodramatic Spectacles, and the Grecian Gymnasium; Together with All the Classic Sports, Exercises Stone, Feats &c. 1873 by Stone, Dennison W., Barnum, Henry; Ellingham, R

A double-sided herald (27 ½ in. x 10 ½ in.) advertising Den Stone's circus on one side and a wild west show on the other side, which took place in Norwich on Friday, June 27, 1873. A herald was a broadside-type advertisement distributed in advance of an...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB


THE STORY OF LEON BAKST'S LIFE by [Bakst, Leon]: Levinson, André

New York: Brentano's, 1922. Folio. Full vellum over boards, lettered in brown. Illustrated with sixty-eight plates (52 of them colored), and numerous illustrations in text, colored and monochrome. Vellum somewhat bowed, as usual, ink name on pastedown, b...

From William Reese Company - Literature ABAA-ILAB


Cyrano de Bergerac [Presentation Copy] ; Translated by Howard Thayer Kingsbury: Accepted and Played by Richard Mansfield by ROSTAND, Edmond (1868-1918)

Boston, New York, London: Lamson, Wolffe and Company, 1898. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine+. First English Edition, inscribed in an elegant hand by the translator on front fly leaf: "Compliments of / Howard Thayer Kingsbury / November, 1898." Small...

From Fine Editions Ltd


1923 - 1957 Collection of over 50 individual Inscribed & Signed Publications of Danish Humorist Playwright Author Carl Erik Soya by (Denmark - Literary History - Soya)

Denmark: Various, 1935. 'Soya' (Carl Erik Martin Soya) (1896 - 1983) Danish author, epicure, playwright and social-satire moralist. "…Soya's works are a mixture of primitiveness with refinement, uncertainty & intransigence with f...

From Certain Books, ABAA


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