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Twelfth Night - A Facsimile of the First Folio Text

Faber & Gwyer, Printed At the Chiswick Press, London
Narrow folio in dark green cloth backed boards, black lettering to spine and front cover, complete with the 'First Folio Line-indicator' (loosely inserted as issued)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy in a slightly spine tanned but otherwise very near FINE complete Dust Jacket (spine panel ends slightly nicked, neatly repaired tear to rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector) . A very nice copy
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Twenty Below - Being A Drama of the Road

Robert Holden, London
8vo in grey cloth backed red patterned paper covered boards, printed title label to spine (as issued), xiii + 91pp. With preface by Nichols and a 'Hobo Rime' (uncredited).
A well preserved VERY GOOD+ clean and tight copy (very small ink name on front blank fly-leaf dated 1928, spine cloth a little tanned, page-block edges tanned). No jacket. A nice copy of this scarce item
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Funeral Games and The Good and Faithful Servant

Methuen, London
8vo in stiff glossy card covers
A well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and bright unread and unmarked copy (slight rub to blue ink cover borders)
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Crimes of Passion - the Ruffian on the Stair - the Erpingham Camp (First Edition & First Issue)

Methuen, London
1st printing. 8vo in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 90pp plus 4pp publishers ads at rear. The correct first issue with printed paper slip pasted over the mis-attributed Observer review on the front fly-leaf
An well preserved FINE very clean and tight unread and unmarked copy (pages very slightly tanned)
1st editionSoftcover
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Loot (1st printing)

Methuen, London
88pp in glossy card covers
A well preserved near FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (few spots of very slight shelf rub to cover edges, pages slightly tanned).
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Eugene Ionesco - Plays - Volume IV - The Rhinoceros - The Leader - The Future is in Eggs or It Takes All Sorts to Make a World)

John Calder, London
1st UK printing. 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 141pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight clearly unread copy (hint of fading to covers, page-block edges very slightly tanned) in a VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (few tiny chips to top edge, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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'Tis Pity She's A Whore (T''is Pitty Shee's A Whoore)

Scolar Press, Menston
Tall 8vo. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 90pp. A complete facsimile of the 1633 edition
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a near FINE complete Dust Jacket (very slightly nicked along top edge of rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Representative

Methuen, London
1st printing. 8vo in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 331pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (page-block edges slightly tanned) in a very slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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A Woman Killed with Kindness (A Woman Kilde with Kindnesse)

Scolar Press, Menston
Tall 8vo. in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 72pp. complete facsimile of the 1607 edition
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (top edge of page block faintly dusty) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (faintly edge-rubbed, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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What the Butler Saw

Methuen, London
1st printing. 8vo in black boards, gilt lettering to spine, 92pp plus 4pp publishers ads at rear.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a lightly rubbed and slightly dusty VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (two minute nicks and slight associated crease to very top edge of rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). A very nice copy of the elusive hardcover first edition
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Frankenstein - A Gothic Thriller in Two Acts

J Garnet Miller, London
1st printing. Small 8vo. in printed stiff paper French wrappers, 87pp, includes cast list for its premier in Scarborough in 1959, where Alan Ayckbourn played Henri.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread, or barely read, unmarked copy (slight sunning to spine, pages very slightly tanned, front inner flap price-clipped). An excellent copy of the elusive first appearance in print
1st editionSoftcover
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The Complete Talking Heads (Annie Hulley's working copy - with SIGNED CARD from Alan Bennett)

Bbc Books, London
8vo in stiff glossy card covers, 207pp. This copy belonged to Annie Hulley, who played the character Irene Ruddock (A Lady of Letters) in a production of Talking Heads for Bridewell Theatre, and has her pencil markings on the relevant pages. Tipped-on to the half title leaf, with tape to one end, is a hand-written postcard from Bennett to Hulley touching on the character Irene Ruddock and the real person she was based on. Annie Hulley trained at Bristol Old Vic and is best known in the UK for playing regular characters Gwen Loveday in Coronation Street, Karen Moore in Emmerdale and for her writing
The book is in VERY GOOD+ condition (mild reading crease to spine, speck of rub to cover corner tips), postcard is in fine condition
Signed copySoftcover
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Crossings - A Fairy Play - With drawings by Gwen Raverat

Faber & Faber, London
8vo in bright orange cloth, silver lettering to spine. Silver embossed design to front cover, illustrated end-papers, dust jacket and illustrations in text all by Gwen Raverat
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight clearly unread copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a faintly dusty but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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For to End Yet Again and other fizzles

John Calder, London
1st printing. 8vo in stiff card covers, 54pp.
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW unread and unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to covers and leaves). An excellent copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The Homecoming (1st printing)

Methuen, London
1st printing. Small 8vo. in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 83pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW very clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a moderately surface rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (hint of tanning to inner flaps, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Folio Society Edition of the Norton Facsimile - the First Folio of Shakespeare - Based on Folios in the Folger Shakespeare Library Collection

Folio Society, London / W W Norton, New York
Very thick large Folio bound in half black 'wassa' goatskin, gilt embossed spine with raised bands, blind embossed marbled paper covered boards, top edge gilt, No 101 of 1000 copies made thus. 928pp. Housed in a strong card slip-case with gilt lettering to front panel
An extremely well preserved AS NEW unread and unmarked copy in an almost AS NEW slip-case
1st editionHardcover
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Desire Caught by the Tail

Calder & Boyars, London
8vo in black boards, silver lettering to spine, 63pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (pages very slightly tanned) in a spine tanned and lightly rubbed VERY GOOD price-clipped Dust Jacket (spine panel ends very slightly chipped, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Gambit - An International Drama Quarterly - Number 3 (Autumn 1964)

Gambit, London
Tall 8vo. in stiff card covers, 84pp plus ads at rear. Contains 'The Work-out' by Albert Bermel, 'The Windows of Heaven' by Simon Wincelberg (based on the novella 'A Cat in the Ghetto' by Rachmil Bryks) and an illustration by I Toffel
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (slight tanning to cover spine margins)
1st editionSoftcover
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Gambit - An International Drama Quarterly - Number 1 (Very first issue Spring 1964)

Gambit, London
Tall 8vo. in stiff card covers, 83pp. Includes 'Vasco' by George Schehade and 'Gone' by Dannie Abse
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (mild tanning to cover spine margins)
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Gambit - An International Drama Quarterly - Number 5 (Spring 1965)

Gambit, London
Tall 8vo. in stiff card covers, 74pp plus ads at rear. Contains 1st UK publications of both 'Kataki' by Shimon Wincelberg and 'The Departures' by Jacques Languirand
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (cover spine margins a little tanned, very slight crease to top fore-corner tip of cover gently mirrored by the page-block)
1st editionSoftcover
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Gambit An International Drama Quarterly Number 4 (Winter 1964) - Contains 1st Publication of 'The Road' by Wole Soyinka

Gambit, London
Tall 8vo. in stiff card covers, 100pp. Contains the very first printing of Wole Soyinka's 'The Road' introduced by Margaret Quick, the Oxford University Press edition came out in 1965, and the first UK printing of 'Philipp Holz's Fury' a short play by Max Frisch (translated y Michael Bullock)
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked and possibly unread copy with only moderate sunning to cover spine margins. An excellent copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The History Boys (SIGNED COPY)

Faber & Faber, London
2nd Impression. Octavo size (8vo) in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 109pp. This copy signed by the author on the title-page below his printed name
A well preserved almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy (pages slightly tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Huis Clos - Piece en un Acte

Horizon, London
Small 8vo. in pale blue stiff card covers, 59pp on laid paper. Text in French. No 289 of 500 numbered copies of the first UK printing
Spine and cover spine margins slightly sunned, pages very slightly tanned else FINE, an otherwise uncommonly well preserved and very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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The History Boys - the Film

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 107pp. Includes Bennett's diary kept during filming, full shooting script and 40 colour photos.
An AS NEW unread copy in and AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Under Milk Wood - A Play for Voices (an unread almost as new 4th impression)

J M Dent, London
Small 8vo. in brown cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 101pp
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW clearly unread copy (merest hint of tanning to end-papers and top edge of page block, thin sliver of very slight creasing to spine ends) in an almost AS NEW Dust Jacket (complete but for a barely noticeable artfully repaired chip to head of spine panel and slightly edge tanned inner flaps, looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Houdini - A Circus Opera (SIGNED COPY)

Clowns, Amsterdam
Tall 8vo. in colour printed stiff card covers, unpaginated, approx. 64ppiit etc. Inscribed and signed by Adrian Mitchell on the title-page along with a small sketch of an elephant PLUS loosely inserted typed 'Collective Poem' numbered 2/10 in ink and with short ink note from Mitchell at the bottom
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned)
Signed copy1st editionSoftcover
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Inadmissible Evidence

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in marine green cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 115pp
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a very slightly corner rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (hint of tanning to inner flaps and bottom corner tip of rear panel, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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The History Boys - the Film

Faber & Faber, London
1st printing. 8vo in brown faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 107pp. Includes Bennett's diary kept during filming, full shooting script and 40 colour photos.
NEW unread copy in a NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Play the Ballad of the Sad Caf? - Carson Mc Cullers Novella Adapted to the Stage

Jonathan Cape, London
Octavo size (8vo) in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 150pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly dusty and very slightly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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A Delicate Balance - A Play

Jonathan Cape, London
1st printing. Octavo size (8vo) in purple faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 170pp
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight unmarked copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a faintly tanned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (spine red lettering faded, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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