Authors "S" and "T" Selections from Stock
 

[ST. HUBERTY, Antoinette C.] A line-engraved portrait of St. Huberty, “de l’Académe Royalle de Musique,” by Colinet, after Lemoine, [c. 1809 (?)]. 7 1/4” x 8 1/2”; image 3 3/4” x 4 1/2”; printed in sepia; full margins. $30
A bust profile of the dramatic soprano, looking to the right, a band around her head, hair hanging. Oval within a rectangle with name below.

 

[SALEM CIRCUS.] A column advertisement for the Salem Circus in a complete issue of Salem’s Essex Register, 7 March, 1810. Folio; central horizontal crease; minor foxing. $40
The featured performers were the troupe of Davis & Leeds and Stewart with his execution of the “Canadian Peasant” and “Metamorphosed Man”.

 

[SAND, George.] A complete issue of “Le Trombinoscope” devoted to Sand. [Paris: F. Debons, 1873.] 4to; engraved decorative-banner title and caricature to front; three stitching holes to left margin; light foxing and dusting. $45
The entirety of this four-page satirical periodical is given over to an account of Sand. The first page is illustrated with a caricature of Sand as a shepherdess.

 

SAND, George. LE MARQUIS DE VILLEMER. Comedie…. Paris: Michel Lévy Frères, 1864. First Edition. Original printed wraps; backstrip splitting and quite chipped and worn; rear cover loose; fore-edges of wraps thumbed; some occasional light spotting to text; untrimmed. $40
When first produced at Odéon in February 1864, the play provoked pro-Sand riots of 5,000-6,000 demonstrators. Travelers to Paris were so alarmed by the crowds many turned back in fear of revolution.

 

[SAVINA, Mariia.] A photographic portrait postcard of Savina as a nun in Tolstoy’s Boris Goudenoff, [c. 1900]. Minor wear to corners; contemporary ink inscription to head and foot; unused. $40 

 

[SAVINA, Maria.] A Russian portrait postcard of Savina, [c. 1907]. Unused; corners showing minor wear; else very good. $22

[SCANLAN, William J.] A cabinet photograph of Scanlan and a young actress in Myles Aroon. New York: Launey, [c. 1889]. Light soiling near head; shadow from early mat. $12
A tableaux of the actors in role. Jessop and Townsend’s musical romance was written as a vehicle for Scanlan.

 

SCHELLING, Felix E. THE ELIZABETHAN PLAYHOUSE. N. p.: n. p., 1910. Printed wrappers; stapled; minor dusting and wear to covers; plates; inscribed. $15
A pamphlet reprinting the text of a lecture to the Numismatic and Antiquarian Society of Philadelphia, explaining the “nature and construction of these old playhouses.” With eight plates. An inscribed presentation copy from Schelling to the theatre impresario Ben Greet.

 

[SCHILLER, Friedrich von.] An engraved costume plate, “Johanna d’Arc in dem Trauerspiel Die Jungfrau von Orleans.” [Berlin: L. W. Wittich, 1812.] 5 3/4” x 9 1/4”, plus margins; original hand coloring, bright. $45
A full-length portrait of an actress in the name role of Schiller’s tragedy at Berlin’s Königlich National-Theater. She stands, looking to the right, in armor and plumed helmet, a basket-hilted sword held out to her right side.

 

SCHILLER, Friedrich.  MACBETH, ein Trauerspiel von Shakespear zur Vorstellung auf dem Hoftheather zu Weimar.... [Manheim: n. p., 1801.] Small 8vo; contemporary stiff marbled wrappers; general wear to covers; dates in ink (an early hand) to foot of title-page; hint of foxing to portions of text; trimmed close at foot, but touching only one line of text on three pages. $120
A pirated edition of Schiller's Macbeth, printed the same year as the first edition. Schiller's adaptation premiered in Weimar on 14 May, 1800 and "represented a contribution to the propagation of the classical ideal. Schiller was influenced in his changes to the play in two ways: by the desire to educate the theatre audience to the classical drama form, but also by considerations of public taste or opinion (I. Findlay)." §Marcuse 191.

SCHMIDT, Eugen H. HENRIK IBSEN ALS PYSCHOLOGISCHER SOPHIST. Ein Zeitbild.... Berlin: Hasse & Mues, 1889. First Edition. Original printed wraps, lightly soiled; wear to covers; with errata; uncut. $40
An intriguing contemporary study of Ibsen's plays and poetry -- one of the first to delve into the "psychology" of his work. Uncommon.

 

SCHMIDT-ZIEGLER, Tilla. GRISELDIS UND ANDERE SPIELE. Mit sechs bunten Bildern von Grethe Jurgens und einem Unhang von Gustav Schenk. Berlin: Georg Müller, 1937. Original paper-covered boards; joints rubbed; color plates. $30
Three full-length Kasperl plays, with color plates depicting the hand puppets.

 

[SCOTT, Clement and E. MANUEL.] A program for Scott and Manuel’s The Detective at the Mirror Theatre Royal, Holborn, the week of 29 May, 1875. Decorative embossed edges; two gentle horizontal creases. $15
The premiere of this adaptation of Le Parricide featuring Horace Wigan as Inspector Walker. One of the scenes is set in Scotland Yard.

[SCOTTI, Antonio.] A holograph salutation, signed, from Scotti. New York: [c. 1905]. Small 4to; pale-gray letterhead stock; minute pinholes to (blank) upper corner. $50
A bold inscription and signature of the Italian baritone to Vanderbilt Hotel letterhead.

 

[SCRIBE, A. E. and J. N. BOUILLY.] A playbill for Boieldieu’s Zwei Nachte at Koenighliches Hof-Theater, Stuttgart, 28 March, 1830. Small format; near fine. $35
A performance of a German translation (by I. F. Castelli) of Les Deux Nuits, Boieldieu’s last opera, a three-act piece with libretto by Scribe and Bouilly. The original production had been in Paris nine months earlier.

SCRIBE, Eugène and G. DELAVIGNE. LE COLONEL. Comedie-Vaudeville.... Paris: Fages, 1821. Disbound; some foxing. $20
A one-act piece, first performed at the Gymnase Dramatique in January 1829.

 

SCRIBE, E[ugène]. OEUVRES CHOISIES DE E. SCRIBE. Paris: Didot Frères, 1845. 2 vols. Later cloth-backed boards; light foxing to a few leaves. $40
An early collected edition incorporating 28 dramatic pieces.

 

SERGEL, Charles H. (Editor). THE DRAMA. A Quarterly Review of Dramatic Literature. No. 5. February, 1912. Cloth-backed boards; a bit of soiling to title-page; unopened. $12
This issue contains an essay on Henry Becque by B. Papot; a translation of Becque’s The Crows; an essay on Shakespeare by Brander Mathews; Percy MacKaye on Steele MacKaye; a study of Yeats’ dramatic poems by George Townsend; “Vaudevillitis and Its’ Cure”; a review of Wedekind’s The Awakening of Spring; and much else.

 

[SERLE, Thomas.] A juvenile drama portrait, “Mr. Serle as Julio in the Italian Traitors.” [London]: A. Park and J. Golding, [c. 1830]. Mild dusting. $60
A penny-plain portrait “taken by permission of Mr. Davidge from an original drawing.” Serle stands in left profile with a sword held in his right hand. The melodrama The Italian Traitors premiered at the Royal Coburg in April 1830.

 

[SERLE, Thomas J.] A playbill for the first night of Serle’s The Yeoman’s Daughter at the Adelphi, 17 July, 1833. Pale blue stock; minor wear to edges. $20
Serle appeared as Arthur (“first appearance at this theatre”) in his domestic drama. The other pieces on the bill were Bernard’s The Mummy and Long Finn (set in 18th-century New York).

 

[SERRATE, Antonio.] A large broadside for “Funciones Gymnástica Últimas de su Clase, que ejecutará la Compañia Española, ä cargo de D. Antonio Sarrate,” at the Plaza de Toros, Madrid, 14 and 15 August, 1842. 18 x 26”; text, in a variety of typefaces, within a wide decorative border; docketed in manuscript to a portion of the verso; one vertical and three horizontal folds; small ink stamp to one corner of verso; overall very good. $500
A sizeable circus broadside, very well preserved. It announces performances of the troupe of Antonio Serrate, the patriarch of the important Spanish circus family (most noted for their exhibitions in Barcelona), at the principal bull-ring of Milan. The program for each day is itemized -- listing exhibitions of acrobatics, gymnastics, trick vaulting, rope walking, plus the pantomime El Arlequin Estatua. With a contemporary docket to the verso.

 

SEWRIN, [Charles]. JADIS ET AUJOURD’HUI, Opera-Bouffon.... Paris: Barba, 1808. First Edition. Disbound; foxing to a few leaves. $30
The libretto to a one-act opera, music by Kreutzer, first performed at the Théâtre de l’Opera-Comique in October 1808. The cast of that production is listed.

 

[SHADOWGRAPHY.] A catchpenny-type print, “Kleine Schattenbilder.” Munich: Braun and Schneider, [c. 1860]. 13 3/4” x 17 3/4”; six rows of lithographed silhouette figures; colored by stencil in four colors; minor creasing and wear, primarily to margins. $125
This bilderbogen consists of more than 50 color-highlighted shadow figures (many of them grotesques). The central figure to the top row is of Kasperl and the crocodile in a puppet booth.

 

[SHAKESPEARIANA.] An engraving, “As You Like It. Act 2. Scene 6. Orlando & Adam,” by G. Noble, after R. Smirke. [London]: J. & J. Boydell, 1798. 6 1/2” x 10 3/4”; to a folio leaf; a bit of foxing, limited to margins; a very good, dark impression. $60

 

[SHAKESPEARIANA.] A small handcolored engraving of the graveyard scene in Hamlet, [c. 1830]. 3 1/2” x 4 3/4”; painstakingly colored. $25

 

[SHAKESPEARIANA.] An engraving, “King John. Act 4, Scene 3. Arthur, Pembroke, Salisbury, &c.,” by Isaac Taylor, after R. K. Porter. [London]: J. & J. Boydell, 1803. 6 1/2” x 10 3/4”; to a folio leaf; a bit of light foxing, limited to margins; light dampstaining to portions of uppermost margin, well away from image; a very good, dark impression. $60

[SHAKESPEARIANA.] A pair of lithographed plates, “Shylock,” from Costumes of the Modern Stage, [1889]. Each 8 3/4” x 12”; colored by hand. $35
The plates are of costumes for the Paris Odéon production of 1889 (starring Rejane as Portia). They depict Lambert as Shylock, Caudé as Antonie and as Bassanio, and one of Bassanio’s squires.

[SHAKESPEARIANA.] An engraving, “Othello. Act 4. Scene 2. An Apartment in the Castle — Desdemona & Othello,” by Andrew Michel, after R. K. Porter. [London]: J. & J. Boydell, 1801. 6 1/2” x 10 1/4”; to a folio leaf; a bit of foxing and light dampstaining, limited to margins; a very good, dark impression. $60

[SHAKESPEARIANA.] An engraving of Act. Five, Scene Three of Romeo and Juliet by R. Rhodes, after M. W. Peters. [London: Murray, 1817.] 8 1/2” x 11”; margins trimmed (excising title and imprint at foot); laid down. $25
Juliet eyes the dagger raised above her head, with Romeo limp at her knees and the goblet fallen before them.

[SHAKESPEARIANA.] Charles H. (Editor). WILLIAM CHARLES MACREADY'S KING JOHN. A Facsimile Prompt-book.... Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1962. First Edition. Oblong 4to; in worn dustwrapper; dual-patterned cloth; illustrated. $40
A facsimile reproduction of Macready's promptbook for Shakespeare's King John. Shattuck examines six other relevant promptbooks and three acting-editions and explains their relation to the productions. The text is accompanied by 34 plates of Drury Lane scene, and costume designs.

 

SHEIL, Richard. EVADNE; or, The Statue: A Tragedy.... London: J. Murray, 1819. Disbound; dusting to title-page; minimal foxing, primarily marginal. $20
Based on Shirley’s The Traitor. It provided Macready with one of his first primary roles, the villain Ludovico (Covent Garden, February 1819). Ludovico was also a favorite role early in Edwin Forrest’s career.

 

SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. THE CRITIC; or, A Tragedy Rehearsed. London: for T. Becket, 1781. Disbound; engraved title page (with vignette); wanting half-title and advertisement leaf. $70
A waggish reworking of Buckingham’s The Rehearsal which manages to mimic the fatuous tragedy of Hannah More’s Percy and the sub-Shakespearean blank verse of Richard Cumberland. This copy may or may not be a first edition -- Iola Williams considers it impossible to determine priority without the half-title, copies with it being rare. §Rothschild 1846. Williams, p. 222.

 

SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. THE CRITIC; or, A Tragedy Rehearsed. London: Becket & Porter, 1811. Disbound; engraved title-page (with vignette), stained; light dampstain to upper fore-corner of first signature. $40
A waggish reworking of Buckingham’s The Rehearsal which manages to mimic the fatuous tragedy of More’s Percy and the sub-Shakespearean verse of Cumberland.
 

SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley. AN ODE TO SCANDAL. Together with A Portrait. Edited by R. Compton Rhodes. Stratford-Upon-Avon: Shakespeare Head Press, 1927. Quarter vellum and marbled paper over boards; corners bumped; some shelfwear; deckled edges to text. $40
1/500 copies. The Ode to Scandal is the apparent source for Sheridan’s most famous play. Printed in 1819, no earlier edition was known until a century later. “It is now reprinted for the first time from a fuller version, printed anonymously in 1781.... A Portrait... was written in 1777. It appeared surreptitiously in print in 1810....” Rhodes also provides a bibliography of the first piece and reprints the Preface to the 1819 edition. §Durant 1927.7.

 

SHERIDAN, [Richard Brinsley]. SHERIDAN’S PLAYS. Now Printed As He Wrote Them. And His Mother’s Unpublished Comedy, A Journey to Bath. Edited by W. Fraser Rae. With an Introduction by Sheridan’s Great-Grandson The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava. London: David Nutt, 1902. Large 8vo; half brown morocco; pebbled cloth; very minor wear to extremities; marbled endpapers; title-page in red and black; a.e.g. $40
An inscribed presentation copy to the editor’s cousin, William H. Fraser.

 

[SHERIDAN, William E.] A photogravure portrait of Sheridan as Louis XI. [New York]: Gebbie, 1888. 81/2" x 11 1/2", plus wide margins; minor foxing to outermost side margins. $10
A full-length portrait, with much of the stage setting also depicted.

 

[SHERSHENEVICH, Vadim.] [IGOR ILINISKY.] [Moscow: Kinopechat], 1926. Small 8vo; original pictorial wraps; stapled; halftone illustrations, some full-page; pencil notations under full-page illustrations; near fine. $85
A 16-page, illustrated booklet on the actor Igor Ilinisky in the Kinopechat series. Ilinisky was associated with the Meyerhold Theatre (most notably as Bruno in The Magnanimous Cuckhold) and active in the early Soviet cinema.

 

SHIELD, [William]. The sheet music, “Claudine Liv’d Contented.” Philadelphia: G. Willig, [c. 1822]. Large 4to; disbound; two pages of engraved text and music. $40
The words and music to a “favorite song sung in the Comic Opera of Two Fates Under A Hood” (Dibdin 1807). ‘

 

SHIPLEY, Joseph T. THE ART OF EUGENE O’NEILL. Seattle: University of Washington, 1928. Small 8vo; printed green wrappers over card; untrimmed. $20
This 34-page pamphlet is the second small book (Clark’s Eugene O’Neill was the first) devoted exclusively to O’Neill. “Shipley finds O’Neill’s theme of life as a vale of tears is too restrictive (Miller).” Issued in the series of the University of Washington Chapbooks, edited by Glenn Hughes.
 

[SHOWMAN.] An engraving of a Chinese showman and his monkey, after Pu-Qua. London: W. Miller, 1799. 10” x 13 3/4”, including margins; colored by hand; some creasing, particularly to edges; a few short, closed marginal tears (repaired to verso). $50
A full-length portrait of an itinerant performer, a box instrument over a shoulder and a chained monkey in one arm.

 

SIEGLERSCHMIDT, Hermann. EXAMEN ET APPRECIATION IMPORTIALE DE LA TRAGÉDIE DE LUCRÈCE DE M PONSARD, Avec des Observations sur l’Art Dramatique en Général. Paris: Tresse, 1844. Printed yellow wraps; moderate soiling to covers; chips to backstrip; light stain to lower fore-corner of first signature; untrimmed. $30
Ponsard’s Lucrèce premiered at the Théâtre Français on 1 April, 1843. It is often quoted as the herald of a classical reaction against the romantic style of Dumas and Hugo.

 

[SIMMONS, Samuel.] A stipple engraving, “Mr. Simmons as Baron Munchausen in Harlequin Munchausen,” after DeWilde. [London]: H. Berthoud, 1822. 6” x 9 1/2”, plus margins; mild dusting to edges and faintest of foxing. $40
Simmons is depicted standing in uniform with cocked hat, directed and looking to the right, a sword in his extended right hand in Farley’s pantomime (Covent Garden 1818).
 

SIMPSON, J Palgrave. A SCHOOL FOR COQUETTES. A Comedietta.... London: Thomas Hailes Lacy, n.d. [c. 1860]. 12mo; disbound; light foxing to a few leaves. $20
A one-act piece which premiered at the New Strand Theatre in July 1859.

 

 

[SINCLAIR, John.] A two-pence colored portrait of Sinclair as Prince Orlando in Dibdin’s The Cabinet. London: J. Fairburn, [c. 1831]. A few small, scattered specks; colored by hand. $65
This juvenile drama portrait depicts the dramatic singer standing, in costume, a plumed cape in his right hand and his left arm raised in gesture. Sinclair was the father of Mrs. Edwin Forrest.

 

SITWELL, Sacheverall. THE ROMANTIC BALLET from Contemporary Prints. London and New York: B. T. Batsford, 1948. Small 4to; gray boards; light shelfwear; color-pictorial dustwrapper; color plates. $20
Sitwell annotates the 16 color plates reproducing ballet plates (1840-50), most from the collection of Marie Rambert, amongst them portraits of Taglioni, Elssler, Grisi, and Cerrito.

 

SMIRNOV, A. A. SHAKESPEARE: A MARXIST INTERPRETATION. New York: Critics Group, 1936. Original printed red wraps; slight dampstaining to foot of final five leaves. $12
One of a series of tracts “devoted to the revaluation of our cultural heritage from the Marxist point of view.” This one, translated from the Russian, is a “detailed survey of the Elizabethan age as mirrored in the works of Shakespeare.”

 

[SMITH, George.]  A stipple engraving, "Mr. G. Smith as Robin in No Song No Supper," after DeWilde. [London]: H. Berthould, 1822. 6" x 9 1/2", plus margins; mild dusting and foxing, mostly to margins. $25
Smith is depicted standing in the costume of a seaman, hat held in his right hand and left arm extended, in Hoare's play.

[SONGSTER.] MALROONY’S ROUT AND THE KEBBUCKSTON WEDDING. Two Comic Songs. With New Music, As Sung at the principal London Theatres. London: Music Saloon, n. d. [c. 1833]. 8vo; lithographed throughout; pictorial cover, printed in blue; two pages of music and text; one vignette illustration; stitching holes and minor fraying to gutters from removal; slight dustsoiling. $35
A four-page penny songster (last page blank) containing the two dialect songs. The naïve illustration to the front depicts the riot in the first song (set to the minstrel tune of “Sich a Gettin Up Stairs”).

 

SONREL, Pierre. TRAITÉ DE SCÉNOGRAPHIE. Évolution du Matérial Scénique. Inventaire et Mise en Oeuvre du Matérial Scénique Actuel. Technique de l'Establissement des Décors. Perspective Théâtrale. Autres Scènes en Usage. Paris: Librairie Théatrale, 1956.Pictorial wrappers, dusty and a bit worn; profusely illustrated with figures to text and plates; eight fold-out plates at end. $50
A treatise on stage design and its techniques. Its historical part is particularly well done. Becoming scarce.

 

[SOPHOCLES.] A pair of engraved scenes in one plate, “de la Tragédie de Philotecte (sic)”, [c. 1740]. 10 1/2” x 15 3/4”, plus margins; dampstained at foot, affecting lower third of one image. $50
Two well-executed French engravings, featuring expansive settings for Sophocles’ tragedy, from the first half of the 18th century. The scene at the top is Act II, Scene 5 and that at the bottom Act I, Scene 5.

 

[SOTHERN, Edward A.] A photogravure of Sothern as Lord Dundreary in Our American Cousin. [New York]: Gebbie, 1888. 8 1/2” x 11 1/2”, plus wide margins. $15
A three-quarters length portrait of the actor in his best-loved role.

 

SOUDAN, Jehan. LE MILLIONS DE BARNUM, Amuseur des Peuples. Autobiographie Adaptée de l’Americain.... Paris: Hachette, 1899. Small 8vo; quarter green calf and marbled boards; extremities rubbed; raised bands; pictorial vignette to title-page; decorative endpapers. $65
An adaptation of Barnum’s How I Made Millions.... §Toole-Stott 1279.

 

[STANISLAVSKY, Konstantin.] A postcard depicting Stanislavsky as Abrezkov in the premier production of Tolstoy’s The Living Corpse (Moscow Art Theatre), 1911. Postally unused; minor rubbing to corners. $40

 

[STANLEY, George.] A stipple-engraved portrait, “Mr. Stanley as Rover.” London: C. Chapple, 1817. 4 7/8” x 8”; light surface soiling. $15
A full length portrait, standing, right arm extended and a bicorn hat in his left hand.

 

STEELE, Richard. THE TENDER HUSBAND: or, The Accomplis’d Fools. A Comedy. The Sixth Edition. London: for J. Tonson, 1734. 12mo; disbound; engraved frontispiece. $30
The prologue is by Addison to whom the play is dedicated. With an engraved frontispiece by VanderGucht.

 

[STEVENSON, Robert Louis.] A program for Stratton’s Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde at Castle Square Theatre, Boston, the week of 11 July, 1904. Decorative wrappers; stapled. $15
William Humphrey appeared in the name roles of the drama “dramatized from the story by Robert Louis Stevenson.”
 

[STÖBERIN, Catarina Helena.] An engraved portrait of Stöberin, by Nilson, 1775. 6 1/2” x 9 1/8”, plus wide margins (3” at foot); minor, light foxing and dusting; one central horizontal crease. $525
A full-length portrait of the midget, standing upon a table in a room near an open window. She wears an open gown and decorated petticoat and with her hair tied behind with a ribbon. A framed notice propped at an angle in the lower right records she was born in Nürnburg, seventeen years of age at the time (the “17” provided in manuscript), and only two feet four inches in height.

 

[STOLZ, Robert.] A large broadside playbill for Stolz’s Der Tanz ins Glück in Budweis (Ceské), 6 October, 1921. 12 1/2” x 18 3/4”; decorative border; one vertical and three horizontal creases. $20
A large format bill for public posting for an early performance of Stoltz’s most popular Viennese operetta in the Bohemian city.

 

[STRATTON, Charles and Livinia W.]  A series of four photogravure carte-de-visites related to the Tom Thumb wedding, [c. 1863]. Near fine. $85
The cards depict: Gen. Tom Thumb and His Lady, Com. Nutt and Minnie Warren, The Marriage, and The Reception.

 

[STUART, C. E.] A broadside songsheet of “Ella Ree. Sung Nightly with Tremendous Applause, by all the Minstrel Bands,” [c. 1860]. 5 1/2” x 9”; light, scattered foxing; decorative engraved border; short, closed tear to upper margin. $30

 

[STUTTGART HOF-THEATER.] A group of five playbills for Stuttgart’s Königlisches Hof-Theater, 1830. Small 4to; one with decorative border; minor creasing; very good. $65
The bills include dramas by Schenk, Kotzebue, and Goldoni and a ballet by Astolfi and Rossini.

 

[STUTTGART OPERA.] A tall engraved plate, “Coupe de nouvel Opéra de Stuttgart.” [Paris: c. 1770.] 8 3/4” x 14”; very good. $40
A fine engraved view of a cross-section of the interior of the opera house, below which is a ground plan for the “project de la restauration de l’opera.” From Diderot’s Encyclopedie -- Salles des Spectacles.

 

STURMY, John. LOVE AND DUTY: or, The Distress’d Bride. A Tragedy. London: for W. Chetwood, 1722. First Edition. Later (19th-century) tan boards. $150
Sturmy’s first play, performed at Lincoln’s-Inn-Fields, an unbendingly pseudo-classical drama.

 

SUCKLING, John. THE POEMS, PLAYS AND OTHER REMAINS OF SIR JOHN SUCKLING. With a Copious Account of the Author, Notes, and Appendix of Illustrative Pieces. Edited by W. Carew Hazlitt. London: Reeves and Turner, 1892. 2 vols. Small 8vo; publisher’s patterned cloth; frontisportrait to first volume; folding facsimile plate to second volume; partially unopened. $30
The second, revised edition.

 

[SUIER, (?).] A line-engraved portrait of Suier in Le Soldat Magicien, [c. 1772]. 3 1/2" x 4 1/4", to 5 1/4" x 7" leaf; light foxing, primarily to margins. $18
The actor of the Comedie Italienne is shown full length in military costume, legs apart, left arm out behind him, looking and gesturing out with a sword to the left. Six lines of dialogue at the foot. Anseaume's comic opera was first performed in 1760.

 

[SUN BROTHER’S CIRCUS.] An advance courier for the ninth annual tour of the Sun Brother’s “Progressive Shows, Museum, Menagerie, Hippodrome, Wild West, and Trained Animal Exposition”, 13 June, [1900]. Large folio; 27 3/4” x 21” when fully open; salmon-colored stock; numerous illustrations of varying size; minor tears to two blank margins; four gentle creases with soft abrading at junctions. $225
A well-illustrated, large-format courier heralding numerous equestrian and animal acts, mechanical wonders, and attractions of “infinite variety, daring, and originality.”

 

[SURREY THEATRE.]  A naïvely executed etching, "St. George's Fields." [London]: J. Smith, [c. 1820]. 7 3/4" x 6", plus margins; original hand coloring; three vertical folds; marginal tears starting to folds, neatly repaired to reverse. $50
The right half of this primitive etching depicts the front of the second Surrey Theatre (earlier the Royal Circus).

SÜVERN, J[ohann] W. ESSAY ON “THE BIRDS” OF ARISTOPHENES. [bound with] TWO ESSAYS ON “THE CLOUDS” and “THE [GREEK]” OF ARISTOPHENES. Translated by W. R. Hamilton. London: John Murray, 1835. Half calf and marbled boards; extremities rubbed; spine ends chipped; light, scattered foxing to
a few leaves. $75
The first editions of these two translations. Heavily annotated and footnoted essays by the Prussian classicist and philologist Süvern.

SWINBURNE, Algernon Charles. ROSAMUND, QUEEN OF THE LOMBARDS. A Tragedy. New York: Dobb, Mead, 1899. First American Edition. Slim 8vo; green boards; gilt to upper cover; spine cloth perished; hinges tender; inscriptions to front pastedown. $45
Printed at the Merrymount Press, Boston. This copy carries a presentation inscription (with bold signature) from Julia Marlowe, Christmas 1899.
 

TACCANI, Francesco.  DELLA PROSPECTIVA E SUA APPLICAZIONE ALLE SCENE TEATRALI con Appendici Risguardanti la Construzione di Alcuni Nuovi Strumenti da Disegno e di Varie Figure Geometriche. Milan: Paolo Emilio Giusti, 1825. First Edition. 8vo; contemporary plain blue wrappers, worn and split at spine ends; printed title label to spine; lacking the accompanying illustrative plates; slightly foxed; fore-edges untrimmed; partially unopened. $85
The second section of the work (pp. 149-210) pertains to theatrical set design. §OCLC lists a sole copy in the U.S.

 

[TAGLIAFICO, Joseph.] A two-page autograph letter, signed, from Tagliafico. [London]: 7 November, n.y. [c. 1850’s]. 12mo leaf, embossed decoration at head; original folds, slightly rubbed. $65
The French baritone (of Italian descent) writes on the embossed letterhead of the Royal Italian Opera, Covent Garden. Tagliofico was associated with Covent Garden for more than 30 years, appearing in the first performances in England of many operas (including Le Prophète, Il Travatore, and Rigoletto).

 

[TAILHADE, Laurent.] L’ASSIETTE AU BEURRE. No. 94. Les Cabots. (1re Série). [Paris]: 1903. 4to; color pictorial wrappers; portrait plates; printed in color throughout. $35
This issue of the satirical periodical contains caricature portraits of, amongst others, Coquelin (on cover), Antoine, Brasseur, Mounet-Sully, and Guitry.

 

[TALMA, François Joseph.] A stipple-and-line engraved portrait of Talma as Nero in Racine’s Britannicus. [Paris: Moine et Falconer, c. 1900.] 7 1/8” x 10 7/8”, including margins; colored by hand; faintest of offsetting to margins. $20
A hand-colored portrait of the actor, full length, in Roman costume and a laurel wreath on his head, arms crossed near the shoulders.

 

[TANTI, V.] A large, illustrated Soviet circus poster, boldly announcing the performances of the clown V. Tanti, [1930]. 29 1/2" x 42 1/2"; pink, lightweight stock; one halftone illustration; gently and neatly creased from storage; slight offsetting; else very good. $300

 

TARGIONI-TOZZETTI, G. and G. MENASCHI. THE RUSTIC CAVALIER (Cavalleria Rusticana). Music by Pietro Mascagni. English Version by Willard G. Day. Milan: Sonzogno, n. d. [c. 1890]. Small 8vo; disbound. $15

 

[TAUTIN, (?).] A stipple-and-line engraved portrait, “Tautin rôle du Juif Errant.” Paris: Martinet, [c. 1812]. 4 1/2” x 7”; colored by hand. $30
A full-length portrait of the actor in the title-role of Caigniez’s mêlodrama (Théâtre de la Gaite). He stands, in costume, turned to the left, right arm raised.

 

TAYLOR, John. MONSIEUR TONSON. Illustrated by Robert Cruikshank. London: Alfred Miller, 1830. Small 12mo; original green wrappers; printed paper label to upper cover; backstrip frayed; corners a bit dogeared; engraved frontisportrait and plates, pencil notes to inside rear cover. $30
An anecdotal poem about the 18th-century strolling player and theatre manager Tom King, illustrated with plates by Cruikshank. §Cohn 467.
 

 

[TEMPLETON, John.] A hand-colored and tinseled juvenile drama portrait, “Mr. Templeton as Count Dunois in Joan of Arc.” London: A. Park, 1837. 7 5/8” x 9 5/8”; colored by hand; tinsel applied; colors and tinsel bright. $350
A tinsel-decorated image of the dramatic tenor, full length, standing, in armor, arms extended with a plumed hat in one hand. In the background are a river, walled city, and abbey. Fitzball’s melodrama, Joan of Arc, was first performed in 1822.

 

[TERENTIUS AFER, Publius.] LE COMEDIES DE TERENCE, Avec la Traduction et les Remarques de Madame Dacier. Rotterdam: Gaspar Fritsch, 1717. 3 vols in 6. Small 8vo; full calf; decorative gilt to spine compartments and covers; spine ends bruised or chipped; leather label to one volume, other labels missing; gilt to spine compartments and covers; spine ends bruised or chipped; leather label to one volume, other labels missing; gilt to spines rubbed; engraved frontispiece to first volume; 46 engraved plates (including two folding) to text; title-pages in red and black; contents clean, crisp, and tight; speckled edges. $200
Dacier’s exemplary translations (with extensive commentary) were first published in 1688. Most editions carried Latin and French parallel texts, as does this one. This edition is of particular note for the addition of the 46 engraved plates (two folding). The Privilegie to the first volume is in Dutch.

  

[TERRY, Ellen.] An original photograph of Terry, [c. 1910]. 4 3/4” x 6 1/2”; minor creasing to corners; photographer’s stamps to verso. $65
A full length photographic portrait, stamped to the back: “Miss Ellen Terry, taken at her country home, Smallhythe, Kent. Alex Ridley Stuchos, Tenterdon.” The photographer has marked “Copyright” in ink to the lower left margin of the image.

 

[THE THEATRE.] THE THEATRE. A Weekly Record of the Stage. Vol. III. No. 3. New York: The Theatre, 1887. Small 4to; original decorative brown wraps; some fraying to cover edges; illustrations to plates and body of text. $25
This edition of the theatrical periodical, 4 April, 1887, includes a notice and plate of Bernhardt in Theodora, a caricature of Barnum, a report on Patti, a portrait plate of Clara Schuman, and bills (Ruddygore amongst them).

 

 

[THENON, Georges and Léon BAKST.] An illustrated program for Thenon’s Aladin, ou La Lampe Merveilleuse at the Theatre Marigny, [1919]. Small 12mo; self wrappers; stapled; color illustration to front cover; several illustrations to contents. $65
A 24-page souvenir program of Thenon’s fairy-story review (music by Willy Redstone). The production was particularly notable for the 11 set designs and more than 300 costume designs by Léon Bakst. “One of Bakst’s least-known works, and considered by many to be merely an embarrassing episode in the artist’s distinguished career. Bakst, on the other hand, clearly enjoyed the challenge of designing a complete review, as he found it the perfect medium in which to continue his scenic experiments {Schouvaloff).”

 

[THÉODORE, ?.] A lithographed portrait, “Mme. Theodore,Théâtre du Gymnase dramatique.” [Paris]: Demanne, [c. 1830]. 5 1/2” x 9”, plus margins; 2” tear to (blank) lower right center. $15
A half-length portrait of the actress, within an oval.

 

THOMS, Herbert. ANTON CHEKOV — PHYSICIAN AND LITERARY ARTIST. Chicago: American Medical Association, 1922. Original printed wraps, edges toned; stapled; author’s presentation to head of upper wrapper. $15
Reprinted from The Journal of the American Medical Association.

 

[TILLEY, Vesta.] A tinted photograph postcard of Tilley, boldly signed, [c. 1905]. Creases to two corners; minuscule nick to right margin. $45
A half-length portrait of Tilley in costume, boldly signed.

 

[TILLEY, Vesta.] A photographic postcard of Tilley, [c. 1905]. Ink inscription to bottom right corner of recto; address to reverse. $12
A full-length portrait of the greatest of music hall male impersonators en travestie as a man.

 

TOBIN, John. THE CURFEW: A Play. London: for Richard Phillips, 1807. Disbound; minor soiling to half-title. $25
A patriotic drama set in Norman days first published the same year.

 

TOLSTOY, Alexei. TSAR FYODOR IVANOVITCH. A Play.... English translation by Jenny Coven. New York: Brentanos, 1922. Decorative wrappers; fraying to backstrip. $10
The first in Sayler’s Moscow Art Theatre Series of Russian Plays.

 

[TOMLINSON, (?).] A juvenile drama portrait, "Miss Tomlinson as Zatilda." [London]: Bishop & Co., [c. 1870]. Colored by hand; some creasing and wear. $16
A hand-colored portrait of the actress as the heroine of The Spanish Rover. A Bishop reprint of a portrait originally issued by Straker in 1829.

  

[TREE, Ann Marie.] An etched portrait by Richard Dighton, “Miss M. Tree of Covent Garden Theatre.” [London]: T. McClean, 1821. 7” x 11”, plus ample margins; mild browning to a portion of uppermost edge; very good. $100
A full-length portrait of Tree in Dighton’s elongated style. She stands with her face turned to a left profile, her right hand in front with a scarf draped around her arms. A rose is placed in her tightly curled hair.

 

[TREE, Ellen and Ann.] A playbill announcing an appearance of Ellen Tree as Hypolita in Cibber’s She Would and She Would Not for her sister Ann’s benefit at the Theatre Royal, Birmingham, 26 September, 1827. Minor dust soiling and foxing; five horizontal folds. $20
Ann appeared along side her sister, as well as in The Lady of the Lake and singing several solos and duets.

 

TREE, Herbert Beerbohm. THOUGHTS AND AFTER-THOUGHTS. London and New York: Cassell and Company, 1913. First Edition. Black cloth; gilt decorative and lettering to upper cover and spine; frontisportrait; vignette designs to text. $20
Miscellaneous essays concerning the drama, primarily Shakespeare, and Tree’s own methods of stage production. The frontisportrait is after J.S. Sargent by C. Lovatt Fraser. With the ownership inscription of the actor Burford Hampden.

 

[TREILLET-NATHAN, Marie.] A stipple-engraved portrait of Treillet-Nathan. [London]: Bogue, 1844. 7” x 10 1/4”, including margins. $15
A nearly full-length portrait of the French dramatic soprano as Valentine in Les Huguenots. She is seated, with her left elbow on the arm of a chair and her hand to face. Within a decorative frame.

 

[TREVOR, Leo.] BROTHER OFFICERS. As Produced at the Empire Theatre. New York: R. H. Russell, 1900. 4to; stiff blue wraps, decorated in silver; minor nicks to backstrip; contents printed to stiff stock; stitching loosening; illustrated. $25
An “Edition De Luxe Souvenir” with more than 20 illustrations, most after photographs and some full-page, of scenes in Trevor’s comedy (produced by Charles Frohman).  

 

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