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A collection of books relating to SHAKESPEARE.
15 POEMS FOR WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. Ed. E W WHITE. 1964. Startford -up-on-avon. Introduced by P Garland, J Lehmann & W Plomer. (E Blunden, C Causley, R Fuller, T Gunn,
T Kinsella, L Lee, H MacDiarmid, V Watkins, S Spender.)
POEMS FOR SHAKESPEARE No.2. Ed. C HAMPTON. 1972. Globe Playhouse Trust.
POEMS FOR SHAKESPEARE. No.3. Ed. A THWAITE. 1974. Globe Playhouse Trust. Contributors include E Brock, A Brownjohn, C Causley, D Dunn, J Fuller, R Fuller,
POEMS FOR SHAKESPEARE 7. 1979. Bear Gardens Museum.
POEMS FOR SHAKESPEARE 4. Ed. A RUDOLF. 1976. Globe Playhouse Trust. No 4. Contributions from.J Heath-Stubbs, J Silkin, K Smith,K Bosley, E bryll, S Carter, E Fried,
HAMPTON, Christopher. ELEGY FOR LEOPARDI'S MOON. Poem for Shakespeare.
THIS WOODEN O. The Shakespeare Globe Centre.
TERCENTENARY OF THE DEATH OF SHAKESPEARE. Ed. Henry GUPPY. 23/4/16. Catalogue of an Exhibition of the Works of Shakespeare, His Sources, & the Writings of
his Principal Contemporaries with an introductory sketch & 16 facsimiles issued by
THE AGES OF MAN. 1939. Heinemann. Shakespeare's image of man and nature.
TALKING OF SHAKESPEARE. 1954. Hodder & Stoughton. Dw. Introduced by John Garrett. (A L Rowse, L A G Strong, P Dickinson, P Dehn, W Oakeshott, etc). £8.00
BRIDGES, R. THE INFLUENCE OF THE AUDIENCE ON SHAKESPEARE'S DRAMA. In COLLECTED ESSAY PAPERS & CORRESONDENCE. OF ROBERT BRIDGES. 1927. Oxford University Press. Second impression. £6.00
BURGESS, Anthony. NOTHING LIKE THE SUN. A novel on Shakespeare as lover & artist. 1964. Heinemann. Uncorrected Proof Copy in original printed wraps which show
BURGESS, Anthony. NOTHING LIKE THE SUN. A Story of Shakespeare's Love-life.
CHARLTON, H B, SHAKESPEARE POLITICS & POLITICIANS. 1929. English Association. Original wraps. £4.00
CHAMBERS, R W. THE JACOBEAN SHAKESPEARE AND MEASURE FOR MEASURE. 1937. British Academy. Author's presentation inscription for R C Goffin. Orig wraps. £5.00
DOBBS, Leonard. SHAKESPEARE REVEALED. nd. Skeffington & Son.
EVANS, Gareth Lloyd Evans. SHAKESPEARE. 1969. Oliver & Boyd.
HALLIDAY, F E. SHAKESPEARE , A Pictorial Biography. 1956. Thames & Hudson.
DUNCAN-JONES, Katherine. UNGENTLE SHAKESPEARE. SCENES FROM HIS LIFE. 2001. Arden Shakespeare. Illustrated. Fine in like dw. 322pp. £15.00
BRINKWORTH, E R C. SHAKESPEARE & THE BAWDY COURT OF STRATFORD. 1972. Phillimore. Illustrated by Wendy Jones. £8.00
DEELMAN, Christian. THE GREAT SHAKESPEARE JUBILEE. 1964. M Joseph. Uncorrected Proof copy in original faded wraps. Illustrated. £6.00
SQUIRE, John. SHAKESPEARE AS A DRAMATIST. 1935. Cassell & Company Ltd.
SISSON, C J. SHAKESPEARE. 1955. Writers and their Work. Original wraps. £4.00
WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. 1975. Clarendon Press.Near fine. 4to.
SITWELL, Edith. A NOTEBOOK ON WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. 1948. Macmillan. Dw. £10.00
PARSONS, Howard. SHAKESPEARIAN EMENDATIONS AND DISCOVERIES. 1953.
HOW TO READ AND ENJOY SHAKESPEARE. nd. Odhams Press Ltd. Anonymous. £4.00
STANDEN, G T. SHAKESPEARE AUTHORSHIP. 1930. A Summary of Evidence.
WAIN, John. THE LIVING WORLD OF SHAKESPEARE. 1964. MacMillan, London. Dw slightly marked and frayed. A Playgoer's Guide. Name on front end paper. £12.00
WOOD, Michael. IN SEARCH OF SHAKESPEARE. 2003. BBC Worldwide Ltd. This book was published to accompany the television series "In Search of Shakespeare." Burgundy boards chipped along lower edge, otherwise a nice copy in a shelf soiled and slightly creased unclipped dust wrapper. Well illustrated throughout. £5.00
WILSON, Jean. THE SHAKESPEARE LEGACY. 1995. Bramley Books.
WHITE, R S. INNOCENT VICTIMS. POETIC INJUSTICE IN SHAKESPEAREAN TRAGEDY. 1986. Athlone Press. Revised edition. Dw sunned. Contents very good. 149pp. £6.00
SHAW, George Bernard. SHAW ON SHAKESPEARE. 1961. Cassell.
SMITHER, Elizabeth. SHAKESPEARE VIRGINS. 1983. Auckland University Press.
SPENCER, T J B. THE TYRANNY OF SHAKESPEARE. 1959. O U P.
THORPE, James. WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AT THE HUNTINGTON. 1977. Illustrated. Booklet describing the collection of Shakespeare items at The Huntington Library, San Marino, California. Original wraps in good condition. £5.00
THE GREAT TUDORS. Ed. Katharine GARVIN. 1935. Ivor Nicholson & Watson.
JOHNSON, G C Ashton. A GATEWAY TO POETRY. 1932. Poetry Society.
KENT, William. LONDON FOR SHAKESPEARE LOVERS. 1934. Methuen. Dw. £8.00
DAEDALUS. Ed. Philip RIEFF. 1958. 87/3. Summer. Symbolism in Religion & Literature. The Sense of Poetry: Shakespeare's "The Phoenix & the Turtle" by I A Richards. K Burke, W Heisenberg, T Parsons, P Tillich & A N Wilder all contribute. Derek Stanford's copy with his name on the front wrap; his notes on on this article are cellotaped to the magazine. £12.00
JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF ARTS. March 1979 – May 1989. As well as detailing the proceedings of the Society the illustrated papers, having been delivered as the Royal Society Lectures, cover a wide spectrum of subjects including manufacturing and commerce. The Range can be indicated by the following titles: Elgar and The BBC; Seminar on Environmental Education; Shakespeare's Language & its link with the Bible of his day: Germania and Italia; Albert Durer & Venetian Art; Solar Energy Systems, Einstein, Gravitation & Cosmology, Social Implication of Experiements on Genetic Manuplation; etc etc. Some issues are devoted to papers on a single general topic & also discussion. Each approx 70-80pp. 62 issues in original wraps, all near fine. £265.00
THE MASK. 1908. An Illustrated Journal of the Art of the Theatre published monthly then quarterly by E G CRAIG. One of the most important documents of the great theatrical revival of the turn of the century. Craig, who contributed extensively under various names, covers the whole gamut of theatrical history, ancient & modern, British , Continental & American. Each issue is illustrated with theatre diagrams, costume designs, scenery & Craig's own woodcut designs with extracts & comments from the work of previous playwrights, (Shakespeare, Goethe, etc.) & articles on past & present playwrights, actors, stage managers, etc. v.1/18.104.22.168. v.2/4-9. v.3/1-3. Large format with neat ex-library.
MOSAIC. Ed. ED K MCROBBIE & R HOOPLES. 1967-78. V.1/1-X1/4 Oct 1967-Summer 1978. X11/2.4. XV11.X1V/1. XV11/3. X1X/1-4.Fall 1986. XX/1. Winter 1987. A Quarterly Journal for the Study of Literature & Ideas. University of Manchester.Special Issues-Literature & History; Literature & Alienation; 20th Century Poetry; Eros & Literature;
Politics & Literature; English & American Novel; Shakespeare Today; The European Novel; The Literature of Exile; Ulysses & The Waste Land; 50 years of Literature; The Novels of
W Faulkner; Kafka; Literary Humour of the 19th Century; Liturgy & Literature; The World of
A Nin; Post War Canadian Fiction, etc. with contributions by B Brophy, C V Wedgewood,
R Skelton, H MacDiarmid, A N Jeffares, P Thody, L Van Der Post, J Fowles, W Y Tindall,
D Davie, G Wilson Knight, M Drabble, M Millgate, W Fowlie etc.
CASSELL'S ILLUSTRATED SHAKESPEARE. Cassell, Peter & Galpin. Nd.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF SHAKESPEARE. J G Murdoch. Nd.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. 1953. Nonesuch Press.
HAMLET. 1934. Dent. The New Temple Shakespeare. Edition decorated by Eric Gill.
JULIUS CAESAR. 1962. Folio Society. Purple decorated boards in a slightly damaged marbled slip case. Spine slightly sunned. £4.00
ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA. 1963. Folio Society. Introduction by Sir Laurence Olivier. Illustrations by Audrey Cruddas & Roger Furse. 2 nd impression.
TWELFTH NIGHT. 1966. Folio Society. Introduced by Peter Hall. Illustrations by Lila Di Nobili. Green decorated boards, gilt in marbled slip case. £6.00
PERICLES PRINCE OF TYRE. 1972. Folio Society. Introduced by Richard Pasco.
THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KING JOHN. 1973. Folio Society. Introduced by Stuart Burge. Illustrated by Robin Archer.Blue boards, gilt in slip case. £8.00
KING LEAR. 1984. B.B.C. The original BBC recording on two C90 cassettes starring
SONNETS OF SHAKESPEARE. 1909. G D. Sproul, New York. Volume XXXVIII of
SONNETS. vol 38 of The COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM HAKESPEARE with annotations by Sidney LEE. Introduced by John DAVIDSON & an original frontispiece by F Brangwyn. Edges of boards showing signs of wear but internally in excellent condition. £5.00
VENDLER, Helen. THE ART OF SHAKESPEARES'S SONNETS. 1998. Belknap Press.
SONGS FROM SHAKESPEARE. 1921. Shakespeare Head Press. Original wraps. £16.0 0
THE LONDON SHAKESPEARE. 1958. Eyre & Spottiswoode. A new annotated & critical edition of the complete works edited by John Munro & introduced by G W J Wickham.
CLARK, Cumberland. A STUDY OF MACBETH. 1925. Shakespeare Head Press.
“ A STUDY OF MACBETH. 1926. Shakespeare Head Press.
² FALSTAFF AND HIS FRIENDS. 1935. Privately Printed. £8.00
² SHAKESPEARE AND DICKENS. 1918. Chiswick Press. Original cloth gilt. £20.00
SONNETS. nd. Heron Press. Pocket size. Red cover, gilt. An attractive production. £4.00
SHAKESPEARE'S SONGS. 1920. Shakespeare Head Press.
THE POEMS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE. 1975. Kingprint, Richmond.
CHORUS. Ed Susanne KNOWLES. 1969. Heinemann.
THE SHAKESPEARE REVIEW. Ed. A K CHESTERTON. 1928. June. v.1/2.
THREE PROGRAMMES. nd. T HE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR - two programmes, both performed in the Barbican Theatre. One in 1986 copying the format of a programme issued in 1959 with the adverts of that time. The later one, 1996, with relevant articles by
KINGSTON, Jeremy. ARTS AND ARTISTS. 1980. Facts on File, NY.
ROSE, Felix. LES GRANDS LYRIQUES ANGLAIS. 1946. 2nd Revised Edn. Dw.
SCANNELL, Vernon. SPORTING LITERATURE. 1987. Oxford University Press.
THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF SONGS AND LYRICS. ' 'The best songs and lyrical poems in the English language.' Ed. F T PALGRAVE. 1861. Macmillan. Green cloth, gilt, rubbed, ruled in blind on lower cover & lettered in gilt on spine which is frayed on ends. 4 notes on p323. Name & date on inside front end paper. An obviously much used copy - good. 332pp. Shakespeare is listed among the many contributors. £50.00
IN PRAISE OF ESSEX. Ed. R BLYTHE. 1988. Alastair Press. Poems & extracts from the work of the famous throughout the centuries illustrated in black & white.
HAMPDEN, John.Ed. GREAT POEMS. From Shakespeare to Gerard Manley Hopkins.
LEE, Sidney. STRATFORD-ON-AVON. From the earliest times to the death of William Shakespeare. 1890. Seeley & Co. Illustrated by Edward Hull.
KNIGHTS, L C. AN APPROACH TO HAMLET. 1960. Chatto & Windus.
LEWISOHN, Ludwig. THE LAST DAYS OF SHYLOCK. 1931. Thornton Butterworth.
MUIRDEN, James. SHAKESPEARE IN A NUTSHELL. 2004. Constable.
SHAKESPEARE'S LAST PLAYS. 1938. Chatto & Windus. Very slight edge foxing not penetrating text, otherwise very good inside a stained but complete dust wrapper. £4.00
SHAKESPEARE:THE PROBLEM PLAYS BY PETER URE. 1964. Writers World.
STOLL, E E. HAMLET, THE MAN. 1935. English Association. Original wraps. £6.00
TILLYARD, E M W. THE NATURE OF COMEDY AND SHAKESPEARE. 1958. English Association. Original wraps. £4.00
WILSON KNIGHT, G. THE SHAKESPEARIAN TEMPEST. 1932. Oxford University Press. Covers unevenly faded & edges somewhat worn-an obviously much used book lacking the front end paper. £8.00
FUHMANN, Franz. SHAKESPEARE-MARCHEN. (1970) Der Kinderbuchverlag, Berlin.
GRANVILLE-BARKER,H. PREFACES TO SHAKESPEARE. 1930. Richard Clay & Sons. Second Series. Cloth marked & used otherwise in good condition, overall a nice copy. £6.00
GRIERSON, William S. SHAKESPEARE IN SHORT. nd. G Newnes.
NOTES & ADDITIONS TO THE CENSUS OF COPIES OF THE SHAKESPEARE FIRST FOLIO.
OSBORNER, W J. ANNE HATHAWAY'S COTTAGE.
OWLETT, F C. SHAKESPEARE AND CHARLES LAMB. 1938. H Joseph.
KNOWLTON, E C. NATURE AND SHAKESPEARE. 1936. Sept. Offprint from PMLA. £3.00
1000 MAKERS OF THE MILLENNIUM. Ed. Fran JONES. 1999. Dorling Kindersley. (Shakespeare & many others.) Profusley illustrated in colour & black/white.
A SIXTEENTH-CENTURY ANTHOLOGY. nd. Ed. A SYMONS with intoduction & Notes.
SHALL I SEE YOU AGAIN ? 1993. Pavilion, London. 'An Anthology of Love and The British.' Collection of writings edited by the actors Juliet Stevenson & Philip Franks.
THE CHAFFINCH ON THE BOUGH. Ed. LUTE, LYRE & LOTUS MINITHOLOGY. nd. Knights Press. A Miniature Anthology in Praise of The English Scene with extracts from the work of T L Peacock, R Browning, C Lamb, W Shakespeare, I Walton, Keats, T Carlyle, J R Lowell, W Cobbett, etc. Decorations by Gerald Gardiner. Original stiff wraps in good condition. £6.00
THE CHANGING YEAR. nd. Knights Press. A Miniature Anthology of The Four Seasons. Poems by Spenser, Ryder, Shakespeare, Cawein, Longfellow, Campion, Browning, Blake, Keats. Original stiff wraps. £6.00
THE OXFORD BOOK OF SIXTEENTH CENTURY VERSE. Ed. E K CHAMBERS. 1932. Clarendon Press. (J Skelton, T Wyatt, H Howard, Earl of Essex, P Sydney, F Greville,
THIS ENGLAND. 1964. Jarrold. Pictures & verse illustrating the beauty of the English Scene with poems from English authors including Shakespeare, M Arnold, Byron, Ben Johnson, S Rogers, Keats, Wordsworth, etc. facing & sometimes in with the text A Cotman-Colour Book in original stiff pictorial wraps. Very attractive. £6.00
TUDOR AND STUART LOVE SONGS. Ed. J.Potter BRISCOE. Gay and Hancock. 1908. Contributors include T Wyatt, H Howard, E Vere, B Googe, H Gascoigne, E Dyer, W Raleigh,
VINTAGE VERSE. 1945. Hollis & Carter Ltd. An Anthology of Poetry in English compiled
WAR SONGS OF BRITAIN. Ed. Harold BUTLER. 1903. Archibald Constable & Co.
FRAILTY THY NAME. Ed. P GUERMONPREZ. 1947. Allen & Unwin.
THE WARWICK SHAKESPEARE DEED. Sotheby's. 1997. Facsimiles of the Shakespeare Deed & a leaf of the Sir Thomas More play in the British Museum. 8pp together with
HAMILTON, Charles. THE BOOK OF AUTOGRAPHS. 1978. Simon & Schuster, USA.
SULLIVAN, E. VERULAMANIA. 1904. P P Opuscula. Opisculum XLIX.
A REVIEW OF ENGLISH LITERATURE. Ed. A N JEFFARES. 1960-1967. Longmans.
CATALOGUES of VALUABLE PRINTED BOOKS issued by Sotheby's. 4/10/71, 24/6/88 & 27/9/88. Illustrated in black/white with 35 colour illustrations. Includes work by K Marx, P Russo, R Ackermann, T Gilbert, R Whately, J R R Tolkien, W Shakespeare, E Pound, C Dickens, J Gould. etc. Original wraps. Total of 1056 lots. 3 catalogues. £6.00
THE HENRY IRVING SHAKESPEARE , Edited by H Irving & F A Marshall. Gresham Publishing Co. 1906. 14 volumes bound in green "Glasgow School" bindings by or after Talwyn Morris with art nouveau "peaccok feathers" gilt decoration. Notes & introduction to each play by various authorities:- R Garnett, A Symons, W J Rolfe,I F A Marshall, J Knight, O F Adams,
THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. 1935. Dent.
EPHEMERA. 12 cuttings from newspapers.
THE USE OF ENGLISH. A Quarterly formerly ENGLISH IN SCHOOLS.