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Muse of Fire

By: Bellinger, Kay

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Sheffield, Amarna Publishing: 2008

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6401


Paperback, 229mm x 151mm , vii prelims, 407pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine. Readable account of the historical and legendary sources used by Shakespeare for his plays. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, sources, Holinshed, Ovid View more info

Shakespeare in Roumania

By: Beza, Marcu

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1931

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3795


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, vi prelims, 56pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Boards and spine a little grubby around edges, also bumped. Pinpoint foxing to block edge. Shakespeare from a pre-war Romanian perpective, considering Shakespeare's relevance for Romanian history and Shakespearean performance within the country, with attractive photographs of such productions. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shake... View more info

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Lord Oxford and the Shakespeare Group

By: Douglas, Lieutenant-Colonel Montagu W.

Price: £65.00

Publisher: Oxford, Alden Press: 1952

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 6442


Hardback, 192mm x 129mm blue cloth boards, black titles, third edition, 168pp. plus index, Good +++/Good. "De Vere Society" sticker on inner front board. Spine and boards bumped, block notably clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has general light wear and discolouring/grubbiness due to age and handling. Summary of the evidence for the proposition that Shakespeare's plays were in fact written by a group of writers led by Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford. Catalogue: ... View more info

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Shakespeare - the art of the dramatist

By: Frye, Roland Mushat

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Allen & Unwin: 1982

Edition: second edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 6395


Paperback, 214mm x 132mm , xii prelims, 271pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Paperback has been read. Some pencil markings. Light creasing to covers and spine. Block edges grubby with some foxing. Small price sticker on rear. Introduction to Shakespeare which addresses strategies for reading the plays as a whole, rather than in turn. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, plays, reading View more info

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To Play At Will

By: Gateley, K. Edmonds

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Stratford-upon-Avon, Herald Press: 1988

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1606


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 299pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. The autobiography of the only man ever to have directed, acted in, and designed stage sets for all of Shakespeare's plays. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, actor, director, designer View more info

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The Story of Elizabethan Drama

By: Harrison (M.A.), G.B.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1924

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 3765


Hardback, 8vo green and grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 134pp. Black and white illustrations. Fair/NoWrapper. Spine and boards tight and solid, though slightly discoloured at top. Block, however, is dusty at top, foxed at edges and beginning to fray, giving impression of greater age than publication date might suggest. Handy introduction to the dramatic context of English theatre within which Shakespeare worked. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakes... View more info

The Collaboration of Webster & Dekker

By: Pierce, Frederick Erastus

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Norwood Editions: 1980

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3797


Hardback, 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 159pp. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine. Facsimile reprint of 1909 Henry Holt, New York Publication of scholarly investigation into the three collaborated plays of two early 17th century playwrights. Place of republication unstated. Catalogue: Literary Criticism. Keywords: Dekker, Webster, Westward View more info

The Text of Henry V

By: Price, Hereward T.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Folcroft, PA, Folcroft Library: 1972

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3753


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 55pp. plus index, Near Fine/NoWrapper. Boards are sturdy and clean. Book seemingly as produced, including curious indentations of top of page edges. Limited to 150 copies, this is a Folcroft fracsimile reprint of 1920 scholarly manuscript on Shakespeare's text for Henry V. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, text, Henry, Holinshed View more info

Paternity in Shakespeare

By: Quiller-Couch, Sir Arthur

Price: £5.00

Seller ID: 3775


Hardback, tall 8vo maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, , 20pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Block and boards are near fine, except that block pages are tight at the spine, Front endpaper also partially stuck to front board. Undated facsimile reprint of 1932 London monograph on a particular issue of Shakesperean study, likely to be 1970s and possibly by Folcroft Library, Pennsylvania.. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, paternity, Miranda View more info

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The Life and Death of Sir John Falstaff

By: Shakespeare, William ; Radford, George

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London & Toronto, New York, J.M. Dent / E.P. Dutton: 1923

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2520


Hardback, 26cm x 19cm grey cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xxiv prelims, 156pp. Colour illustrations. Illustrations by G.B. Galizzi. Good +++/NoWrapper. Inner board has private library sticker "Geoffrey William Jaggard". Block and boards solid, but base of block a little frayed and foxed. Foxing also to endpapers, flysheets and some inner pages. Spine and corners also slightly bumped. A curious volume weaving together all the Shakespearean text conce... View more info

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Shakespeare, Law and Marriage

By: Sokol, B.J. ; Sokol, Mary

Price: £55.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 2003

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 6392


Hardback, 235mm x 158mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 262pp. plus index, Near Fine/Good +++. Book is near fine. Dustwrapper (now protected) is near fine save for some light shelfwear, a slight indentation to front (as shown in scan of book) and frankly surprising surface loss of 1 sq cm at top rear corner. Interdisciplinary study of the theory and practice of marriage as it was in Shakespeare's time. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Marria... View more info

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Shakespeare's Industry

By: Stopes (Hon. F.R.S.L.), Mrs. C.C.

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, G. Bell: 1916

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 2490


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 352pp. plus index, Reading copy only/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Boards masked and spine faded. Block edges badly frayed, with block loosening from spine. Notes in ink to two pages. Block partially uncut. One of an exclusive edition of only 350 copies, this is a collection of essays by Mrs Stopes on diverse issues realting to the work of Shakespeare, with special emphasis on the poet's indust... View more info

Was William Shakspere a Gentleman? Some Questions in Shakspere's Biography Determined

By: Tannenbaum, Samuel A.

Price: £75.00

Publisher: New York, Broadway Press: 1909

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Inscribed by author

Seller ID: 6447


Hardback, 235mm x 160mm grey Card boards over cloth spine, 29pp. Fair/NoWrapper. Inscribed by author. Ex-lib (in Stratford) with stamps throughout, stickers and latter-day inscriptions on endpaper. Spine and boards bumped, some discolouring in places. Block edges ragged with foxing on top. Curious little monograph which seeks to take issue with some details of the popular understanding of Shakespeare's social status. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, ge... View more info

Catalogue of an Exhibition illustrative of the text of Shakespeare's Plays as published in edited editions; together with a large collection of engraved portraits of the poet

By: The Grolier Club,

Price: £8.75

Publisher: Folcroft, PA, Folcroft Library: 1975

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 3755


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, vi prelims, 114pp. Near Fine/NoWrapper. Book is near fine. Folcroft facsimile reprint of 1915 catalogue of Shakespeare exhibition in New York. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Shakespeare, Grolier, portraits View more info

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Christopher Marlowe - Merlin's Prophet

By: Weil, Judith

Price: £20.00

Publisher: Cambridge, Cambridge University Press: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2513


Hardback, 8vo black cloth boards, no titles, first edition, 219pp. plus index, Very Good/Very Good. Ex-lib. Some slight staining to block edge. Some pages have red ink markings. Dustwrapper (now protected) has very slight shelfwear to top of flaps else basically fine. A reappraisal of the work of Marlowe, arguing that Shakespeare's contemporary had something of the magician about him. Catalogue: Shakespeare. Keywords: Marlowe, drama, Merlin, magic View more info

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A Myth of Shakespeare

By: Williams, Charles

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, OUP:

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 6421


Hardback, 199mm x 136mm brown cloth boards, red titles, , 146pp. Fair/Less than good. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards grubby, block edges also with some raggedness. Block generally darkened but unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) is generally worn and grubby with loss to all edges. No date given but likely mid-1950s publication from "Oxford Bookshelf" series which offers a (necessarily) speculative book length account of Shakespeare's life. Catalogue: Shake... View more info