IBSEN, Henrik. CATILINA. Drama.... Anden og Gennemarbejdet Udgave. København: Gyldendalske, 1875. Small 8vo; original decorative cloth, gilt; a. e. g.; contents fine. $90
This edition of Ibsens first drama was issued on 20 March, 1875, to mark the playwrights 47th birthday and celebrate his 25 years of authorship. Ibsen produced a new and very personal forward for this edition.
IBSEN, Henrik. HAERMAENDE På HELGELAND, Skuespil.... København: Gyldendalske, 1873. Small 8vo; half roan, worn; contents good. $50
IBSEN, Henrik. KEJSER OG GALILAEER. Et Verdenhistorik Skuespil.... København: Gyldendalske, 1873. First Edition. Contemporary half calf; decorative gilt spine; a fine copy. $125
The first edition of Emperor and Galilean, considered by Ibsen to be his masterpiece. §Halvorsen, p. 48.
IBSEN, Henrik. THE LADY FROM THE SEA. Translated, with the Authors Permission, by Eleanor Marx-Aveling. With Critical Introduction by Edmund Gosse. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1890. Small 8vo; blue-paper boards; vellum-paper spine; binding a bit skewed; shelf worn at foot; corners bumped; spine sunned and chipped at foot; spotting to endpapers; frontispiece, with tissue guard; t.e.g. $30
IBSEN, Henrik. NORA; or, A Doll's House. (Et Dukhehjem.) Translated from the Norwegian by Henrietta Frances Lord. New Edition, Revised. London: Griffith Farran, . Second Edition,. 12mo; decorative cloth; fine. $60
A revised translation, with a new critical preface and a "Life of Ibsen." Uncommon. §Halvorson, p. 58.
IBSEN, Henrik. THE PILLARS OF SOCIETY, AND OTHER PLAYS. Edited, With an Introduction, by Havelock Ellis. London: Walter Scott, 1888. Small 8vo; publishers cloth, soiled; paper label, sunned; contents very good; small tear to p. 56. $100
The first of Ibsens plays to appear in book form in English. The plays are Pillars of Society, Ghosts, and Enemy of the People. The first two works are translated by William Archer and the third by Eleanor Marx Aveling, daughter of Karl Marx.
IBSEN, Henrik. POEMS AND LYRICS FROM IBSEN. Including Songs from the Dramas Together With the Scene of Aases Death from Peer Gynt. To Which is Added a New and Revised Edition... of Brand. London: J. M. Dent, 1912. First Edition. Cloth; spine lettered in gilt. $30
IBSEN, Henrik. SAMFUNDETS STøTTER. Skuespil.... København: Gyldendalske, 1877. Small 8vo; contemporary half roan, worn; minor dusting to margins of text. $125
The first edition of Pillars of Society. §Halvorsen, p. 51.
IBSEN, Henrik. SAMFUNDETS STøTTER. Skuespil.... København: Glyndendalske, 1877. First Edition. Small 8vo; contemporary half leather, rubbed at extremities; sporadic light foxing. With the ownership inscription of Jacob Hegel. $250
The first edition of Pillars of Society, the first of Ibsen's acclaimed series of social dramas. Jacob Hegel was Ibsen's publisher and counselor as well as the son of his dear friend Frederik Hegel. §Halverson, p.51.
IBSEN, Henrik. DE UNGES FORBUND. Lystspil.... Kjøbenhavn: Gyldendalske, 1869. First Edition. Small 8vo; disbound; light dust-soiling to title-page and terminal blank; else very good. $120
The first edition of The League of Youth, Ibsens five-act comedy. Uncommon.
[IDA, (?).] A stipple-and-line engraved portrait, Costume de Melle. Ida, rôle du Bon Ange, dans Don Juan de Marana. Paris: Martinet, [c. 1836]. 4 3/4 x 7 1/2; colored by hand. $30
IMBERT, [Barthélemy]. LE JALOUX SANS AMOUR, Comedie.... Paris: Lambert & Baudouin, Delalain and Duchesne, 1781. First Edition. Disbound; slight dusting to half-title. $30
A five-act comedy in blank verse, first performed by the Comédiens François in January 1781.
TO MARRY, OR NOT TO MARRY; A Comedy. The Second Edition. London: for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805. Disbound; minimal foxing. $25First performed at Covent Garden, with a cast including Kemble, Munden, and Bologna, in February 1805.
[INDIAN JUGGLERS.] An engraved plate, The Indian Jugglers. [London]: R. Ackermann, 1813. 9 x 5 3/4, plus narrow side margins; two minute stitching holes at (blank) head; colored by hand. $70
This hand-colored image shows the three seated jugglers/conjurors on a low, carpeted stage -- the two in the foreground swallowing swords. Issued at the time of the celebrated trios first London performances.
[INDIAN JUGGLERS.] An engraved plate, Les Jongleurs Indiens, in the Bon Genre series. [Paris: c. 1840.] 10 1/2 x 8 3/4, plus margins; colored by hand; outermost edges toned; image fine. $250
[IRVING, Henry.] A color-printed portrait of Irving by Mortimer Menpes, [c. 1902]. 3 1/2" x 6 1/4"; very good. $10
[IRVING, Henry.] A small, lithographed bust portrait of Irving by A. Raulden, 1905. 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" card mount; inscribed to the reverse. $15
The portrait carries a presentation inscription from the artist to the reverse.
IRVING, Henry.] A contemporary sepia cabinet card of Irving by Sarony, [c. 1885]. A hint of spotting; corners rubbed, one creased. $20
A profile, head-and-shoulders photographic portrait.
[IRVING, Henry.] A sepia cabinet photograph of Irving. London: Walery, [c. 1895]. Slight spotting (in the negative). $25
A half-length portrait of the actor, seated.
[IRVING, Henry.] A Lyceum program for Irving and Ellen Terry in Wills The Fate of Eugene Aram, June 1879. Printed in sepia; one horizontal crease; pencil sketch to first internal page. $18
[IRVING, Henry and Ellen TERRY.]
A Lyceum Theatre program for Irving and Terry in Macbeth, January 1889. Small 4to; decorations to cover; printed in sepia; minor wear to backstrip (removed from a bound volume). $15
Irving appeared as Macbeth and Terry as Lady Macbeth. The overture, preludes, and incidental music were composed by Arthur Sullivan.
[IRVING, Henry and Ellen TERRY.] A Lyceum Theatre program for Irving and Terry in Macbeth, February 1889. Small 4to; decorations to cover; printed in sepia; minor wear to backstrip (removed from a bound volume). $15
Irving appeared as Macbeth and Terry as Lady Macbeth. The overture, preludes, and incidental music was composed by Arthur Sullivan.
[IRVING, Henry and Ellen TERRY.] A Lyceum Theatre program for Irving and Terry in Macbeth, June 1889. Small 4to; decorative cover; printed in sepia; minor wear to backstrip (removed from a bound volume). $16
A 16-page program listing Irving as Macbeth and Terry as Lady Macbeth. The overture, preludes, and incidental music were composed by Arthur Sullivan. The second half of the program is taken up with Macbeth Revisited by E. R. Russell.
IRVING, Henry. THE DRAMA. Addresses.... London: Heinemann, 1893. Small 8vo; white boards; mild staining to extremities of covers; spine darkened frontisportrait, tissue guarded; Presentation Copy in blind stamp to front flyleaf. $50
A volume collecting Irvings lectures The Stage as It Is (1881); The Art of Acting (1885); Four Great Actors (1886); and The Art of Acting (1891). The frontispiece reproduces Whistlers portrait. §LAR 3090.
A partially printed receipt for the rental of a stage booth at the Carnevale, Florence, February 1805. 6 1/4 x 4 1/4; decorative woodcut vignette at head; completed in script; signed at foot, gentle central vertical crease; near fine. $50
The receipt is made out to Dr. Giuseppi Vanni.
JACOBSON, Siegfried. MAX REINHARDT. Berlin: Erich Reiss, 1921. First Edition Thus. Small 4to; original boards; slight toning to text; very good. $30
[JARDIN DACCLIMATATION.] A chromolithographed pictorial program for a concert for the Jardin Zoologique DAcclimatation, Paris, 3 June, 1886. 7 3/4 x 10; program to recto; advertisement to verso; central horizontal crease; minor mounting traces to verso. $100
The color pictorial recto depicts an elephant, with passengers in the howdah, led by a keeper. The program (listing pieces by Woog, Donizetti, Verdi, Meyerbeer, and others) is printed to the howdahs drape. The reverse carries advertisements for a department store. The Jardin dAcclimatation was by this time the zoological exhibits had been superseded by the hugely successful Anthropologique exhibitions -- Nubians, Bushmen, Zulus, and many other African peoples of the ethnological expositions (or human zoo).
JEPHSON, Robert. BRAGANZA. A Tragedy. London: for T. Evans and T. Davies, 1775. Disbound; dusting to title-page and terminal leaf. $40
The second edition of Jephsons play written in confessed imitation of Shakespeare (although Nicoll points out that Otway is a greater influence.)
JERROLD, Walter (Editor). BON-MOTS OF SYDNEY SMITH AND R. BRINSLEY SHERIDAN. With Grotesques by Aubrey Beardsley. London: J. M. Dent, 1893. 16mo; tan cloth over beveled boards; upper cover and spine stamped in gilt; extremities rubbed; patterned endpapers; red ink stamp to title-page; two portrait plates; slightly shaken; vignette illustrations. $125
The text is embellished with 74 vignette grotesques, a title-page design, and front-cover ornament by Beardsley. With the stamp of the Hatfield House Library.
[JORURI.] A booklet in a series of Ninguo Joruri. [Osaka (?): c. 1860.] 8vo; self wrappers; cord binding; covers dust soiled and a trifle spotted; thumb soiled, primarily to fore-edges; more then 35 double leaves of text; printed in woodblock throughout (in various calligraphic styles). $95
[JUDIC, Anna Damiens.] A complete issue of Le Trombinoscope devoted to Judic. [Paris: F. Debons, 1873.] 4to; engraved decorative-banner title and caricature to front; three stitching holes to left margin; light foxing and dusting. $45
JULIA DE FONTENELLE, [?]. MANUEL DE PHYSIQUE AMUSANTE, ou Nouvelles Récréations Physiques.... Cinquime Édition, Revue, Corrigée, Considérablement Augmente et Ornée de Planches. Paris: Rovet, 1836. Small 12mo; sheep-backed marbled boards; vellum corners; light wear to covers; hinges neatly reinforced; some faint discoloration to upper half of title-page from collection label to verso; brief, minor marginalia in pencil to several leaves; numerous engraved figures to four folding plates at the end; speckled edges. $200
[JULIA DE FONTENELLE, [?]. NOUVEAU MANUEL COMPLET DE PHYSIQUE AMUSANTE, ou Nouvelles Récréations Physiques... Nouveau Édition, Revue. Corrigée, Considérablement Augmentée et Ornée de Planches. Paris: Roret, 1840. Small 12mo; marbled boards and calf spine, rubbed; numerous engraved figures to four folding plates at the end; minor fraying to fore-edges of plates. $150
First published ten years earlier, this edition is expanded by nearly 100 pages. With several tables to the text and many miniature illustrations to the folding plates.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A naïve pencil-and-watercolor copy of a juvenile drama portrait of an actor in the role of Robinson Crusoe, [c. 1835]. 4 1/2 x 5 3/4; one gentle horizontal crease; light soiling. $35
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A partially colored sheet of three Crusades figures. [London: n. p., c. 1840 (?).] A bit of soft creasing to left corners; colored by hand. $25
The characters are Zubar the Arab (with armored mount and a campfire), Percy, and Richard -- all in battledress.
A penny-plain sheet of Hodgsons Characters in the Miller & his Men. London: O. Hodgson, 1833. A hint of foxing; one upper corner creased; early inscription to verso. $45
Two tableaux: Robbers Carousing and Grindolf with the Robbers Asleep.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A penny-plain sheet, Hodgsons Characters in The Cataract of the Ganges. Procession. London: Hodgson & Co., [c. 1832]. Minor dusting and wear to margins; 1/2 tear to edge at head; image very good. $65
A pair of mounted lancers in Eastern costume and decorative equipage to their mounts. Moncriefs equestrian spectacle premiered at Drury Lane in 1823.
A sheet of Hodgsons Characters in The Infernal Secret, Pl. 3. [London]: Hodgson, 1822. Colored by hand, bright; light dusting to side margins; four very short, closed tears to left margin; library duplicate stamp to verso. $50
A vividly colored sheet of six characters from Amhersts melodrama (Surrey 1822) including the heroine Rosa and a hooded Inquisitor.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A folio sheet, Petit Theatre. Forteresse et ses Coulisses. Jarville-Nancy: Imageries Réunies, [c. 1870]. Colored; very good. $45
This colored sheet contains the backdrop, four side wings, and one set piece for a fortress and its walls and battlements.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of large sheets, backdrop and side wings, Dorf. Neuruppin: Gustav Kühn, [c. 1840]. Chromolithographed; very good. $70
A riverside country village. The Kühn family were one of the first German publishers of cheaply produced, chromolithographed juvenile drama sheets (often pirated). Because of their ephemeral nature, they have become scarce, particularly in very good condition.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A chromolithographed large toy-theatre curtain, Vorhang. Neuruppin: Gustav Kühn, [c. 1840]. One vertical crease; else very good. $60
A double-layered drop curtain in red, green, and yellow. From the center peers the face of a clown. Kühn was one of the first German publishers of cheaply produced juvenile drama sheets. Because of their fragile nature they have become scarce.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A group of three sheets of Principal Characters in the New Comic Pantomime Called Harlequin & Padmanaba or the Golden Fish. [London]: W. Love, 1823. Minimal dusting and wear to outermost margins; three minute pinholes to head of each sheet; near fine. $450
Three of the four plates in the set, containing a dozen figures and four vignette scenes. Amongst those represented are Bologna as Harlequin, Norman as Pantaloon, Grimaldi as Clown, and Jefferies as Padmanaba. One of the vignette scenes features Chunee, the first pachyderm on the English stage. The play premiered as the Covent Garden Christmas pantomime of 1811.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of sheets, one backdrop and one side wings, Place du Palais Royal a Paris. Epinal: Olivier-Pinot, [c. 1880]. 15 3/4 x 10 3/4; lithographed; hand colored; a few nicks and short tears to margins only; central vertical crease to each sheet. $30
In the series Noveau Theatre Portatif a Rainures.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of large penny-plain portraits, "General Sir Robert Sale" and "Lady Sale in Afghanistan." London: A. Park, [c. 1860]. Very good. $50
Two non-theatrical sheets by the juvenile drama publisher. The two portraits depict General Sale in military uniform, mounted. Lady Sale is also shown on horseback.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A sheet, Parks Scene in The Red Rover, Scene Last. London: A. Park, [c. 1850]. Minor closed tears to left margin, neatly repaired to verso. $15
The dramatic sea battle at the close of Fitzballs nautical melodrama (based on Fenimore Cooper).
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of large sheets, one backdrop and one side wings, Cour dAssises. [Epinal]: Pellerin & Cie, [c. 1890]. 21 x 16 1/2; hand colored; some fraying to the head of one sheet. $35
One of only 27 sets issued for the Grand Théâtre Nouveau, the largest scale theatre produced by Pellerin. This set is of a courtroom scene during a murder trial.
A hand-colored sheet containing both backdrop and side wings, Décors de Théâtre. Marine. Epinal: Pellerin, [c. 1880]. 11 x 15 1/2 ; one margin frayed; a few very short, closed tears to another margin; hand colored. $20
The backdrop is of a seaport, with six side wings.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of hand-colored sheets, Palais and Coulisses & Accessories du Palais, in the series Nouveau Theatre Portatif à Rainceres. Epinal: Pellerin, [c. 1900]. Each 15 1/2 x 11 1/2; very minor toning to margins; central vertical crease to each. $35
The backdrop depicts the grand courtyard steps of the palace and the second sheet contains set pieces (including a throne) and statues before columns.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of large sheets, one backdrop and one side wings, La Prison. [Epinal]: Pellerin & Cie, [c. 1890]. 21 x 16 1/2; hand colored. $35
One of only 27 sets issued for the Grand Théâtre Nouveau, the largest scale theatre produced by Pellerin. This set is of a prison yard.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A complete set of character sheets, and one scene sheet, of "Pollock's Characters & Scenes in the Brigand." London: B. Pollock, [c. 1890(?)]. Near fine. $65
The seven character sheets to Pollock's adaptation of Planche's melodrama, with scene 7 -- a formal garden overlooking an Italian city.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A hand-tinted, large-theatre sheet of Pollocks Scenes in The Corsican Brothers. No. 1. London: B. Pollock, [c. 1895]. Color bright; near fine. $20
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of backdrops, a cave mouth and cave explosion (Nos. 544 and 545), for Jacobsen's Danske Teater. København: Vilhelm Prior, [c. 1900]. 19" x 12 3/4"; minor wear to edges; closed tear to one, neatly repaired. $30
A sheet of Redingtons Scenes in Baron Munchausen. Scene 11. No. 11. London: J. Redington, [c. 1875]. Very good. $15
A boulevard scene with a large central hoarding listing plays, theatres, scenes, tinsels, and supplies to be had from Redingtons shop.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A twopence-colored sheet, "Kahema the Saracen Cheif [sic]." London: J. Redington, [c. 1860]. Hand colored; bright. $45
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A chromolithographed stage curtain. [Mainz: Scholz, c. 1870.] 15 x 12, plus margins; bright; near fine. $40
A chromolithographed sheet of a juvenile stage curtain. [Esslingen: J F Schreiber, c. 1900.] 16 x 14; near fine. $22
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A chromolithographed large toy-theatre curtain, Aurora, printed on linen. [Esslingen]: J. F. S[chreiber], [c. 1890]. 17 x 13 3/4; near fine. $65
A multicolored drop curtain with a large central depiction of Aurora and putti summoning the down. This one of the examples printed to linen to lend it weight and facilitate rolling during performance.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A chromolithographed sheet, Brennendes Schloss. Hintergrund. [Esslingen]: J. S. S[chreiber], [c. 1880]. 16 x 14; a few nicks at foot; text and diagram to reverse. $40
An unusual trick sheet for the top of a Schreiber scene. The sheet provides two different scenes of the top of a castle which when folded up provides a changeable scene of the castle burning. A diagram and instructions are printed to the verso.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A colored character sheet, Uftarte, die geraubte See. [Esslingen: J.F. Schreiber, c. 1890.] 16 x 14; tear to one figure (with neat, early repair). $30
Twelve costumed fairy-tale characters for the toy theatre.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of large chromolithographed sheets, backdrop and sidewings for Zimmer. [Essingen]: J.F. S[chreiber], [c. 1900]. 21 x 16; minor toning to margins; else fine. $30
The interior of a parlor including a fireplace.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A large-format sheet, Wolfsschlucht, Coulissen. [Esslingen: J. F. Schreiber, c. 1890.] 21 x 7; original color, bright; fraying (repaired) to 6 along upper margin; image very good. $15
A sheet of four craggy mountain side wings, plus a panel of set pieces including a winged demon, white owls, a caldron surrounded by skulls, and a wild boar.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A large-format sheet, Zeltlager, Hintergrund. [Esslingen: J. F. Schreiber, c. 1890.] 21 x 17; original color, bright, minimal fraying to outer margin at head and foot; two closed tears (repaired) to right margin. $25
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A sheet, Skelts Characters in the Forest of Bondy -- Plate 2. London: M. & B. Skelt, [c. 1850]. Minor dusting. $15
A half-penny title-sheet to Skelts Characters and Scenes in Harlequin Jack Sheppard. London: M & B Skelt, [c. 1845]. Two pinholes to right margin. $18
Seven figures, each with a caricature-like face, two of Jack Sheppard.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A group of six penny-plain sheets, Skelts late Lloyds... the Maid of Genoa. London: M. & M. Skelt, [c. 1840]. Some dusting to side margins. $90
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A hand-colored, half-penny sheet, Skelts Scenes in The Millers Maid. No. 5. London: M. & M. Skelt, [c. 1838]. Staple mark to left margin; central vertical crease. $22
A countryside road.
A sheet, Skelts late Lloyds Scenes in Richard the Third, No. 3. London: M & M Skelt, [c. 1840]. Minor dusting to edges. $15
The interior of a chapel.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A sheet, Skelts late Lloyds Set Pieces in Thérese. London: M. Skelt, [c. 1837]. Very minor toning; very good. $15
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of large-format sheets, Fridolin; oder, Der Gang nach dem Eisenhammer. Vienna: M. Trentsensky, [c. 1850]. Oblong folio; original color; bright. $65
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] The set of six sheets of characters Der Nordstern. Vienna: [and] London: M. Trentsensky [and] Joseph, Myers, and Co., [c. 1855]. Large format (14 1/4 x 8 1/2); original color, bright; dusting to first sheet; blue pencil notation erased from (blank) head of first sheet; shortest of closed tears to a couple of edges. $200
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of large-format sheets, Zriny. Vienna: M. Trentsensky, [c. 1850]. Oblong folio; shortest of closed tears to some edges; light indentation from a paper clip to upper margin of each sheet; minor dusting; original hand coloring. $55
A dozen costumed figures over the two sheets for a juvenile drama adaptation of Körners patriotic drama. Colored by hand. These Trentsensky sheets furnish an important record of costuming for the theatre and opera in Vienna in the middle years of the 19th century.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A group of three large-theatre sheets, "Webb's Scenes in The Brigand's Son." London: W. Webb, [c. 1890]. $40
Alpine cottages and mountain cataracts.
[JUVENILE DRAMA.] The pictorial outer wrapper/label for the juvenile drama sheets of The Daughter of the Regiment. [London: W. Webb, c. 1880.] Yellow stock; minor dusting to right margin. $22