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Sketching Rambles in Holland...With Illustrations by the Author and Edwin A. Abbey

By [CRAIG, Gordon]. Boughton George H.

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1885. . Large 8vo, tan cloth, front cover highly printed in gold, black and brown, corners bumped; t.e.g. Ellen Terry's copy with her signature on the title page and with Gordon Craig's bookplate on the front pastedown.

$550.00

Nina Sforza. A Tragedy in Five Acts

By TROUGHTON Richard Zouch S.

London: Saunders and Otley, 1840. . 8vo, early 20th century marbled boards, maroon spine FIRST EDITION, first performed at the Theatre Royal, in the Haymarket, November 1, 1841 with Helena Faucit in the lead . Stratman "Bibliography English Printed Drama" 6435. Harriet Martineau in an undated letter to Lady Walsham writes "For the chance of your not having seen the very beautiful Nina Sforza, I send it...." The tragedy was considered a neo-Elizabethan drama, a discipline very much in fashion in the first half of the 19th century.

$175.00

Robert Louis Stevenson: The Dramatist. A Lecture...to the members of the Philosopical Institution of Edinburgh....

By PINERO Arthur Wing

London: Printed at the Chiswick Press, 1903. . 4to, gray wrappers, front printed chipped, spine largely lacking Bienecke 1376. INSCRIBED on the front wrappper by Pinero to Lady Elizabeth Lewis the wife of the lawyer George Lewis, who represented many artists and writers, including Whistler and Oscar Wilde. Elizabeth was one of the leading hostesses of the day and their house in Portland Place was frequented by artists and writers such as Whistler, Wilde, Henry James and Edward Burne Jones, who painted Elizabeth's portrait. Whistler always addressed her affectionately as 'Mrs George', even after her husband's knighthood in 1893, by which time she signed her letters to him 'Betty'.

$175.00

The Siege of Antwerp

By [TEXAS REPUBLIC]. Kennedy, William

London: Edward Moxon; Edingurgh: A. & C. Black, 1838. . 8vo, dark green pebbled leather, expertly rebacked; a.e.g. Irish-born playwright and diplomat, was in the service of the Earl of Durham, to whom the present work is dedicated, when Durham was Governor General of Canadaa, then went to Texas in 1839 and was sent in 1842 by the Republic of Texas to London as Consul for the new republic, protesting the building of Mexican men-of-war in Liverpool. By late 1842 he was appointed by the British government as British Consul to Texas and was sent to Galveston where he remained until Texas joined the United States; he returned to Europe in 1847

$150.00

Lodoiska; An Opera in Three Acts...Second Edition.

By KEMBLE John Philip

London: Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1794. . 8vo, disbound, evidence of previous pamphlet binding in the gutter. A reissue of the first edition of the same year; p. 35 misnumbered 55

$150.00

Folly as is Flies in Five Acts

By REYNOLDS Frederick

London: Printed by A. Strahan...for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1802. . 67 [68-72 advertisements]. 8vo, modern marbled boards, maroon leather spine, gilt lettering, Lilly Library duplicate with label on back pastedown First Edition. Originally performed on Thursday, October 29, 1801. See Nicholl, Vol. IV, p. 391

$75.00

La Belle Arsene, ComŽdie-FŽere, en Quartre Actes, MŽlŽe d'Ariettes

By FAVART Charles-Simon

Bordeaux: Pierre Phillipott, 1785. . 8vo, disbound, spine showing evidence of previous pamphlet binding; first 9 ll. have small waterstain at top right; pp. 17/18 paper defect in margin, not affecting text The first edition is 1773. OCLC lists one holding library for this Bordeaux imprintÑWayne State, Missouri. The music was by Pierre-Alexandre Monsigny. The first edition was apparently 1773, although the title states that it was performed both on November 6, 1773 in Fontainebleau and in Paris on August 14, 1765.

$45.00

A Vision's Quest: A Drama in Five Acts. Representing the Hopes and Ambitions, the Love, Marriage, Pleadings, Discouragements, and Achievements of Christopher Columbus

By [MARYLAND] Lord Alice E[mma Sauerwein].1848-1930

Baltimore: Cushing & Company, 1899. . Small 4to, white cloth, titled on front in gilt, slightly soiled Copyrighted by the author

$35.00

To Step Aside: Seven Stories

By Coward No‘l

Garden City, New York: Doubleday & Company, 1939. . 8vo, dull red cloth; dust jacket spine faded to gray, lacking 1/4 inch at head. First American edition

$20.00

My Life in Art...Translated from the Russian by J. J. Robbins

By STANISLAVSKY Constantin

London: Geoffrey Bles, 1924. . Large 8vo, maroon linen sides, cream linen spine (slightly soiled); top edge gilt, others uncut, some minor foxing, Ownership signature of Virginia Moore, the poetess and one of Louis Untermeyer's wives, who has underlined some passages in pencil throughout the work First English Edition, originally published in the United States by Little, Brown. The author was the founder of the Moscow Art Theatre and is renowned for the "Stanislavsky Method" of acting which was taken up so enthusiastically by Lee Strasburg at the Actor's Studio

$65.00

Empty Chairs

By BANCROFT Squire

London: John Murray, 1925. . 8vo, gray paper-covered boards, brown cloth spine, corners bumped; ownership signature on front free endpaper. Memoir of this actor and theater manager/owner. Third printing

$15.00

The Earl of Essex, or, The Unhappy Favourite; A Tragedy

By BANKS John

London: For L. Hawes and Co....and A. and C Corbett, 1767. . 12mo, modern cream boards; shows evidence of previous pamphlet bindingÑstab holes in the gutter A very late edition, original published in 1682

$40.00

Henry and Rosamond. A Tragedy

By HAWKINS William

London: For William Owen, 1749. . 8vo, 19th century pamphlet binding. First and last pages browned by offset from an old binding, otherwise in excellent condition and uncut; there is evidence of a previous binding, stab-holes in the gutter, but has been resewn FIRST EDITION. Nicholl gives no indication of when this was first performed, nor does he give a Lord Chamberlain's registary number

$90.00