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My Betters. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, BISHOP, GEORGE, W.:
1 BISHOP, GEORGE, W.: My Betters. SIGNED BY AUTHOR
Heinemann 1957 (1st.). 
Red cloth lettered in silver. Very good in good dustwrapper (dw: slightly chipped / small tear / back covers marked). Num. photo. illustrations . 282 pp. SIGNED AND long INSCRIPTION BY AUTHOR To Stanley Norman. ALSO inclosed is a hand-written letter (3 pages) of the author’s daughter, explaining about S. Norman to a friend. - Memoirs of a theatre journalist who meets the Marx brothers, Sibelius, Chaplin, etc., The character “Deacon”in George Moore's novel “Conversations in Ebury Street” is based on him. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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The British Theatre., CLUNES, ALEC:
2 CLUNES, ALEC: The British Theatre.
Cassell.London. 1964 1st edition. 
Size 8.75 x 11.25 inches. In light brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 188pp. With b/w and colour photographs and illustrations. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded. A few tears to front. Price clipped). Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1965. Else a clean and tight copy. A history of the British Theatre with many illustrations. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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The Attic Theatre. A Description of the Stage and Theatre of the Athenians and of the Dramatic Performances at Athens., HAIGH, A. E.:
3 HAIGH, A. E.: The Attic Theatre. A Description of the Stage and Theatre of the Athenians and of the Dramatic Performances at Athens.
Oxford at the Clarendon Press 1898 (2nd.ed., revised, enlarge and in part re-written). 
Tall 8vo. Maroon cloth gt. Extremities trifle rubbed. Weak crease in lower corner of a few pages. Else very good. 35 illustrations, including photographs and drawings. 420 pp./ cat.8pp. Loosely laid in is a LETTER BY THE AUTHOR ( 1 page, dated Nov.21, Addressed to “Dawn”, Signed: “Yours truly A.E. Haigh”. 12 lines in total; hand-written). 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Bald Prima Donna. followed by a previously unpublished alternative ending. Translation by Donald Watson. Typography by Massin and illustrations by Henry Cohen after the production by Nicolas Bataille with the actors of the Theatre de la Huchette., IONESCU, EUGENE:
4 IONESCU, EUGENE: The Bald Prima Donna. followed by a previously unpublished alternative ending. Translation by Donald Watson. Typography by Massin and illustrations by Henry Cohen after the production by Nicolas Bataille with the actors of the Theatre de la Huchette.
John Calder. 1966 1st edition. 
Size 10.25 x 13.25 inches. In illustrated hard card covers with matching dustwrapper. Unpaginated. With b/w illustrations throughout. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along edges. Small pieces missing from ends of spine. Handling marks. Price clipped). Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1969. Else a clean and tight copy. English translation of the authorís first play based on Ionescuís experience of learning English. He takes the banal conversations from the lessons and gives them to the characters. 
Price: 45.00 GBP
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The Paintings of Noel Coward Out in The Midday Sun, MORLEY, Sheridan
5 MORLEY, Sheridan The Paintings of Noel Coward Out in The Midday Sun
Phaidon 1988 1st edition 
Large, approx 9.5 x 11 inches. Bound in blue cloth with illustrated glossy dustwrapper. In very good condition. Cover and dustwrapper in excellent unmarked conditions. (dw, slight fading to spine). Inscription to front endpaper. Else a very clean and tight copy. 80pp. With 60 illustrations, 40 in colour. With fine reproductions of Coward’s best paintings, this handsome book places the master of style in a new, unexpected and colourful setting. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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The Wrong Side of the Park., MORTIMER, JOHN:
6 MORTIMER, JOHN: The Wrong Side of the Park.
Heinemann. 1960 1st edition. 
8vo. In black cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. 128pp. With b/w photographs. John Mortimer’s first full length play with photographs of stage production with Margaret Leighton, Robert Stephens, Wendy Craig, Richard Johnson. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Beggar’s Opera. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Lincoln-Inn-Fields., Mr. GAY;
7 Mr. GAY; The Beggar’s Opera. As it is acted at the Theatre-Royal in Lincoln-Inn-Fields.
David Paterson / J. Wood, Edinburgh. 1773 1st thus 
Size approx 4 x 7 inches. In later binding, soft brown leather with red leather spine label w/ gilt lettering. In very good condition, some minor rubbing to edges, slightly faded along spine. Inside page slightly darkened w/ some minor handling marks, else clean and tight. “Bound by Coles, Cirencester” label to rear endpaper. 60pp. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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Four Plays. The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Summer and Smoke, Camino Real., WILIAMS, TENNESSEE:
8 WILIAMS, TENNESSEE: Four Plays. The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Summer and Smoke, Camino Real.
London. Secker & Warburg. 1951 1st thus. 
In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 320pp. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened with small chips and tears at ends. Handling marks to covers. Not price clipped). Small mark at top of spine. Else a clean and tight copy. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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The Lyceum. Illustrated from the Raymond Mander and Joe Mitcheson Theatre Collection., WILSON, A.E.:
9 WILSON, A.E.: The Lyceum. Illustrated from the Raymond Mander and Joe Mitcheson Theatre Collection.
Dennis Yates. London. 1952. 1st edition. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In red cloth covers with black lettering to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Pictorial endpapers. 208pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Small marks. Slightly rubbed along edgs with small chips and tears. Price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Else a clean and tight copy. History of Henry Irvingís theatre, The Lyceum. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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The Mulberry Bush, a play in three acts., WILSON, ANGUS:
10 WILSON, ANGUS: The Mulberry Bush, a play in three acts.
London: Secker & Warburg. 1956 1st edition. 
Sm. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 112pp. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened. Small marks on covers). Not price clipped. Newspaper obituary of author pasted onto front endpapers and first blank page. Else a clean and tight copy. "Nor is it fair merely to say that he has written a play of ideas; The Mulberry Bush is that much rarer thing, a play about people of ideas." - Kenneth Tynan in The Observer. 
Price: 20.00 GBP
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Bring On The Girls The Improbable Story of Our Life in Musical Comedy, with Pictures to Prove It., WODEHOUSE, P. G.; BOLTON, Guy;
11 WODEHOUSE, P. G.; BOLTON, Guy; Bring On The Girls The Improbable Story of Our Life in Musical Comedy, with Pictures to Prove It.
London Herbert Jenkins 1953 1st US edition 
Hardback. Size approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Half bound green cloth and purple paper covered boards. With red lettering and green stars to spine. In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW in protective sleeve, rubbing to edges and spine, chips to ends of spine.) Minor rubbing to edges of boards. Minor marks to boards. Inside pages very clean and tight throughout. 278pp. With B&W photo illustrations. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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Bring On The Girls The Improbable Story of Our Life in Musical Comedy, with Pictures to Prove It., WODEHOUSE, P. G.; BOLTON, Guy;
12 WODEHOUSE, P. G.; BOLTON, Guy; Bring On The Girls The Improbable Story of Our Life in Musical Comedy, with Pictures to Prove It.
London Herbert Jenkins 1954 1st UK edition 
Hardback. Size approx 8.5 x 5.5 inches. With black lettering and vignette to cloth, In illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. (DW in protective sleeve, rubbing to edges and spine.) Minor rubbing to edges of cloth. Minor marks to endpapers else pages very clean and tight throughout. 248pp. With B&W photo illustrations. 
Price: 70.00 GBP
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