A-E   •   F-Me   •   Mi-Z
[ ]

Fraser's Illustrated Nursery RhymesBold, Bright, a Tad Theatrical!
Fraser, Claud Lovat, illus.  Nursery rhymes with pictures. London: T.C. & E.C. Jack (pr. by Thomas Nelson & Sons), [1919]. Small 4to (26.8 cm, 10.5"). 46, [2] pp.; col. illus.
Click the images for enlargements.

ComedySigned by the Playwright
Fry, Christopher.  The lady’s not for burning: a comedy. London: Oxford University Press (pr. by Vivian Ridler), 1950. 12mo (18.9 cm, 7.5"). [8], 97, [1] pp.
Click the images for enlargements.

We are Untrammelled Children of the West . . . PRAIRIE PRINCESSES, As it Were”
Furniss, Grace Livingston.  A box of monkeys and other farce-comedies. New York & London: Harper & Brothers, 1898 (copyright 1891). 16mo (17.5 cm, 6.875"). [4], 257, [3 (2 adv.)] pp.
Click the images for enlargements.

ThePLAYS Complete & in a Signed Binding
Galsworthy, John.  The plays.... London: Duckworth, 1929. 8vo (22 cm, 8.6"). [8], 1150, [2] pp.
Click the interior image for an enlargement.
               BINDINGS,  click here .

A Major Play in theReemergence of Spanish Tragedy
[García de la Huerta, Vicente Antonio].  Raquel, tragedia española en tres jornadas. No place [Madrid]: No publisher/printer [Antonio de Sancha], no date [1778]. Small 8vo. 103, [1 (blank)] pp., plate.
Click the images for enlargements.

A Costume Designer's Interpretation ofGogol
Gregory, Anne.  [Costume illustration for] The government inspector by Nikolay Gogol. [U.S.]: ca. 1971. (27 cm, 10.65"). 24 col. illus.
Click the images for enlargements.

Presentation Copy 
Hardy, E. Trueblood. Crowding the season: A comedy in three acts. New York: Samuel French, [1870]. 12mo. [1] f., 82 pp., [1 (blank)] f.

On a Most Ancient & Honourable CompanyPresentation Copy
Heath, John Benjamin.  Some account of the Worshipful Company of Grocers of the city of London. London: Privately printed, 1854. 8vo (26.8 cm, 10.55"). xvi, 580 pp.; 8 (1 fold.) plts.
Click the images for enlargements.

The Importance ofGoods Which Cannot Be Taken” When You Die
[Hughes, John, & John Arbuthnot].  Charon; or, the ferry-boat. A vision. Dedicated to the Swiss Count —. London: printed; and sold by W. Lewis near Covent-Garden, J. Brotherton and W. Meadows at the Black-Bull in Cornhill, J. Roberts in Warwick-Lane, and A. Dodd at the Peacock without Temple-Bar, 1719. 8vo (18.8 cm; 7.375"). [12], 26 pp.
Click the images for enlargements.

Children, THANKSGIVING, Glad Times!!
Irish, Marie, & Lenore K. Dolan.  The glad time Thanksgiving book. Syracuse, NY: Willis N. Bugbee Co., © 1932. 12mo. 100 pp.
Click the image for an enlargement.

Early 18th-Century Jonson Collection At End, a MostAMBITIOUS Catalogue
Jonson, Ben.  [The three celebrated plays of that excellent poet Ben Johnson]. London: Pr. for J. Walthoe, G. Conyers, J. Knapton, et al., 1732. 12mo (16.8 cm, 6.6"). Frontis., 96, 96, 100, 35, [1] pp., without the general title-page.
Click the images for enlargements.

A Comic RompAn Oxford, Meynell LEC Production
Jonson, Ben.  Volpone, or the fox. Oxford: Printed for the members of The Limited Editions Club at the University Press, 1952. Folio. (30 cm, 11.75"). [4], v–xxv, [3], 163, [2] pp.; 17 plts.
Click the images for enlargements.

Characters Noble ButDENSE      
Kelly, Hugh. False delicacy: A comedy; as it is performed at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane.... London: Pr. for R. Baldwin, W. Johnston, and G. Kearsly, 1768. 4to. [3] ff., 88 pp.

A GermanROMANTIC Who Committed SUICIDE
Kleist, Heinrich von.  Heinrich von Kleists hinterlassene Schriften, herausgegeben von L. Tieck. Berlin: Gedruckt und verlegt bei G. Reimer, 1821. 8vo (19.5 cm; 7.75"). lxxviii, 290 pp.
Click the images for enlargements.

The ESSAYS that Made Lamb's Reputation1st U.S. Edition
Lamb, Charles.  Elia. Essays which have appeared under that signature in the London Magazine. Philadelphia: Carey, Lea, & Carey (pr. by Mifflin & Parry, and J.R.A. Skerrett), 1828. 12mo (I: 18.4 cm, 7.25", II: 16.8cm, 6.6"). 2 vols. I: 292 pp. II: 230 pp. (both vols. without ads.).
Click the images for enlargements.
For LITERATURE,  click here.

Illustrated Theatre Edition
Maclaren, Ian (John Watson).  Beside the bonnie brier bush. New York: R.F. Fenno & Co., 1905. 8vo. Frontis., 258 pp.; 5 plts.
Click the images for enlargements.
For more books in handsome
            PUBLISHER'S CLOTH,  click here.

PLAYS Elegantly Produced for TheirFirst Print Appearance
Maffei, Francesco Scipione.  Teatro del Sig. Marchese Scipione Maffei cioè la tragedia la comedia e il drama non più stampato.... Verona: Gio. Alberto Tumermani, 1730. 8vo (19.7 cm, 7.75"). xli, [3], 281, [1] pp.; 1 fold. plt., illus.
Click the images for enlargements.
For 18TH-CENTURY BOOKS,  click here.

CHARADES Make an Early Appearance inEnglish Entertainment
Mayhew, Augustus, & Henry Mayhew.  Acting charades or deeds not words, a Christmas game to make a long evening short. London: D. Bogue (pr. by Henry Vizetelly), [1849]. 16mo (17 cm, 6.75"). Frontis., engr. t.-p., [v]–x, [2], 158, [2] pp.; illus.
Click the images for enlargements.

If you don't mind those Chipped labels . . . QUITE Satisfactory!
Metastasio, Pietro.  Opere scelte di Pietro Metastasio. Drammi (vols. I, II, & 3); Azioni e feste teatrali; Opere sacre [,] poesie varie e traduzioni. Milan: Societa Tipografica de' Classici Italiani, 1820. 8vo. 5 vols. I: Frontis., LV, [1], 565, [3] pp. II: 642, [2] pp. III: 646, [2] pp. (lacking half-title). IV: 626, [2] pp. V: [4], 617, [11 (index)] pp.

TO Part III