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The Writers' and Artists' Year Book 1951: A Directory for Writers, Artists, Playwrights, Film Writers, Photographers and Composers

By: N/A

Price: £9.72

Publisher: London, Adam And Charles Black: 1951

Edition: Forty-Fourth Year of New Issue

Seller ID: 11507

Condition: Very Good


1951, Forty-Fourth Year of New Issue. Size 8.25" x 5.25", 387 pages including endpapers and pastedowns. Red cloth with gilt stamped Manchester Public Library on front cover and gilt titles to the spine. Condition very good, corners and edges rubbed, top edge of front cover scuffed, library label on front pastedown and stamps to prelims, pages toned, else contents clean. There are 15 pages of trade advertisements at the back of the book and also on the front and rear pastedowns and endpapers. This handbook was indispensible for authors, artists, playwrights, composers and photographers ... View more info

The rise and fall of the matinee idol; past deities of stage and screen, their roles, their magic, and their Worshippers

By: Anthony Curtis

Price: £6.48

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld and Nicholson: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00058

Condition: Fine


First edition,215 pages inc index,yellow photographic dustjacket in good condition except for a small tear at the top,cream hardcover in very good condition with gold stamped title to the spine which is also in great condition,pastedowns and endpapers in great condition also,book pages clean and tidy with no marks,large selection of black and white photos of former matinee stars. View more info

Theatre 1954 - 5

By: Brown, Ivor

Price: £29.54

Publisher: London, Max Reinhardt: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10656

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Size 8¾" x 5½", 200 pages. Red cloth covered boards with gilt titles to the spine. Book condition near fine, corners and spine edges a little rubbed, top page edge a little grubby, else fine. Dustjacket condition very good, top edge a little frayed, few tiny nicks, grubby, else fine, not price clipped, price 18s net. Reviews of the year's theatre with black and white photographs and advertisements at the back. View more info

Children and Dramatics. Signed and Inscribed By Richard Crosscup

By: Crosscup, Richard

Price: £64.38

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10739

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed and inscribed by Richard Crosscup with a personal message to John Mills "To John Mills with appreciation and best wishes Richard Crosscup. Size 9½" x 6¼", 271 pages including index. turquoise cloth covered boards with gilt titles and silver theatre masks motif to the spine. Book condition near fine, corners and spine edges ever so slightly rubbed else fine. Dustjacket condition very good, 2 repaired tears back top edge, top edge slightly creased, spine slightly faded else fine, not price clipped, price $5.95. Also inside i... View more info

The Matinee Idols

By: David Carroll

Price: £6.48

Publisher: London, Peter Owen: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00065

Condition: Good


first edition,159 pages inc index,7" x 10" tall,no dustjacket,black hardcover with title to spine,book condition very good. spine ends slightly rubbed, else fine. 159 pages View more info

Stories of the Ballets

By: Davidson, Gladys

Price: £9.72

Publisher: London, Werner Laurie: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 11338

Condition: Very Good


1955 First Edition, sixth impression. Size 7.5" x 4.75", 486 pages including index. Pale blue hard cover with navy blue titles to the front cover and spine. Green dust jacket with tipped on colour illustration plate. Book condition very good, corners and edges slightly rubbed and toned, contents clean. Dust jacket condition very good, top edge rubbed, toned and a bit grubby, not price clipped, price 16s. net. With colour frontispiece illustration of Monica Inglesby and Jack Spurgeon in Swan Lake. With 19 further black and white illustrations and photographs throughout. Davidson tells t... View more info

Collected Poems

By: Dobson, Austin

Price: £33.32

Publisher: London, London. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co.: 1909

Edition: Eighth Edition

Inscription: Signed by Mary Mills

Seller ID: 10624

Condition: Very Good


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed Mary Hayley Bell (Mary Mills) Eighth edition. Size 7¾" x 5¼", 624 pages including notes. Blue cloth covered boards with Quarter navy leather to the corners and spine section. 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt titles in the second compartment. Top page edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Marbled pastedowns and endpapers. With frontispiece portrait photograph of Austin Dobson, title page printed in red and black. Condition very good, edges slightly rubbed, spine slightly faded, contents clean. View more info

Rating the Movies-For Home Video/TV/Cable (New & Revised)

By: Editors of Consumer Guide & Jay Brown

Price: £6.48

Publisher: Usa, Publications International Ltd: 1984

Seller ID: 00063

Condition: Good


softcover,size 11" x 8" tall.416 pages,photographic book cover slightly tatty to the edges,book itseld is perfect with no marks.not price clipped. View more info

Joe Franklin's Encyclopedia of Comedians: The people who made us laugh from the turn of the century to the present, affectionately presented by television.s master of Nostalgia

By: Franklin, Joe

Price: £8.10

Publisher: Secaucus, New Jersey, U.S.A., Lyle Stuart: 1979

Seller ID: 00066

ISBN: 0806505664

Condition: Very Good


First edition,size 6.5" x 9.5" tall,346 pages.orange cloth bound board with gilt spine title in very good condition,book pages clean and tidy with no marks,pastedowns and endpapers in very good condition.presents in text and photographs the Men and Women Who, From the Turn of the Century to Present, Have made America Laugh Biographical Sketches of Comedians.dustjacket a bit tatty with a couple of small tears. View more info

The Errol Flynn Novel

By: Geoff Nicholson

Price: £8.10

Publisher: Agincourt, Ontario, Canada, Hodder & Stoughton Canada: 1994

Seller ID: 00069

ISBN: 0340589825

Condition: Very Good


size 6.25" x 9.5" tall,213 pages,book condition is perfect with blue hardcover with gilt spine title,illustrated dustjacket in perfect condition also,not price clipped. View more info

O Shenandoah! And Cromwell and Fox. Signed By John Gracen Brown

By: Gracen Brown, John

Price: £94.67

Publisher: West Virginia, U.S.A., John Gracen Brown: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10759

Condition: Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Enclosed is a letter from the author (hand-signed) to John Mills presenting him with the copy of the book as a gift "Dear Sir Mills, I have noticed over the years that when I have art work presented here in the States and abroad, the art work presented abroad generally has a much better chance of identifying with a former or a present (a newer) tradition. (Former tradition generally appears to belong to Western Europe and a present tradition generally appears to belong to Eastern Europe and to countries of the former Soviet Union.) I wante... View more info

American Film Now the People the Power the Money the Movies

By: James Monaco

Price: £6.48

Publisher: Usa, The New American Library: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00073

Condition: Good


First edition paperback,Size 6.2" x 9" tall,540 pages,book pages very good with no marks,front cover a bit tatty around the edges and spine but otherwise good condition. View more info

Bound and Gagged. Signed By Kalton C Lahue

By: Kalton c Lahue

Price: £21.81

Publisher: Usa, A. S. Barnes & Co: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 00061

Condition: Very Good


First edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. maroon cloth with gold titles to spine. Book Condition Very Good, spine ends rubbed, spine slightly darkened corners bumped, all pages in fine condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Good, creased around edges, spine ends chipped. Not price clipped. with 2 signed letters of the author dated 2nd june 1965 and 24th may 1969 both are addressed to the original bookowner,both letters are in perfect condition and an interesting read for fans of the author. One in his own personal headed paper View more info

Remembering Mr. Maugham. With a Foreward By Noel Coward. Signed and Inscribed By Garson Kanin.

By: Kanin, Garson

Price: £219.63

Publisher: New York, Atheneum: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10664

Condition: Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed by Garson Kanin with a personal inscription to John and Mary Mills "30.ix.76 For my Mary and her Johnny. With three kinds of love - Garson NYC" 1966 First edition. Size 8½" x 5½", 313 pages. Blue/grey cloth covered boards with G K and W S M blind stamped on the front cover and gilt titles on the spine, top page edge yellow, red pastedowns and endpapers. Book condition fine. Dustjacket condition near fine, tiny nick top edge spine, bottom edge spine slightly rubbed, else fine, not price clipped. View more info

Cinema

By: Leish, Kenneth W.

Price: £6.48

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Book Sales: 1974

Seller ID: 00076

ISBN: 0882251090

Condition: Very Good


Size 7.5" x 10.5 " tall,illustrated dustjacket in near perfect condition,red hardcover with gilt stamped outline of charlie chaplin,book condition perfect thoughout. View more info

Oh, My Word! A Fourth Collection of Stories from "My Word !" Signed By Frank Muir and Denis Norden

By: Muir, Frank and Norden, Denis

Price: £54.53

Publisher: London, Eyre Methuen: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 10665

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. Signed and inscribed by Frank Muir and Denis Norden "With all good wishes - Frank Muir" "and Denis Norden" Size 8¾" x 5½", 128 pages. Navy, cream and yellow pictorial boards. Book condition near fine, just a tiny bit grubby, spine ever so slightly faded, else fine. View more info

The Theatre Book of the Year 1944 - 1945

By: Nathan, George Jean

Price: £29.54

Publisher: New York, Alfred A. Knopf: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10674

Condition: Very Good


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. 8½" x 5¾" 342 pages plus index. Black cloth covered boards with gilt "GFN" 1944, 1945 and theatre masks motif on the front cover and gilt titles to the spine. Top page edge red, other page edges untrimmed. Condition very good, corners and edges a little rubbed, cover and spine a little grubby, else fine, contents clean. Review of New York Theatre from May 1944 to May 1945. View more info

Movies Into Film. Film Criticism 1967 - 1970

By: Simon, John

Price: £29.54

Publisher: New York, The Dial Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 10648

Condition: Near Fine


From the Library of Sir John Mills and Mary Mills. First Edition, Stated first printing.Size 9¼" x 6" 448 pages including index. Yellow cloth covered boards with John Simon's signature stamped in black on the front cover and black titles to the spine, top page edge yellow, yellow pastedowns and endpapers. Book condition near fine, corners and spine edge very slightly rubbed, else fine. Dustjacket condition very good, tear lower rear flap edge, 1 tiny repaired tear top front, edges slightly creased, slightly grubby, Not price clipped. View more info

The Heroine or the Horse Leading Ladies in Republics Films

By: Thomas Burnett Swann

Price: £12.15

Publisher: Usa, A. S. Barnes and Company/Thomas Yoseloff Ltd,: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 00064

Condition: Very Good


First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Blue cloth with silver title to spine. Book Condition spine ends slightly rubbed. else fine copy. Dust Jacket Condition Very Good, slight creasing to spine ends. Not price clipped View more info

The English Ballet

By: W. J. Turner.

Price: £4.86

Publisher: 14 St. James's Place London, Collins: 1946

Edition: Second Impression

Seller ID: 11969

Condition: Very Good


blue paper boards, illustrated with 8 plates in colour, 4 photographs and 18 illustrations in black and white. 48 pp. Spine darkened, small amount of wear to spine, outer cover a little darkened. All pages in very good condition. View more info