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1655 ARISTOPHANES. The Comedies of. Translated with Notes by W. J. Hickie. 2 vols. 8vo, portrait,

London, 1859 1656 Arviragus and Philicia. As it was acted at the Private House

in Black-Fryers by his Majesties Servants. The first and second part. 16mo, old calf,

London, 1639 Some of the pages a little cut into, otherwise perfect. 1657 AUGIER, EMILE. L'Adventurière, comédie en quatre actes en vers. Uncut,

Paris, 1867 1658 BALE, JOHN. Kynge John, in two parts ; edited by J. Payne Col

lier, F.S.A., from the MS. of the Author in the Library of his Grace the Duke of Devonshire. 4to, uncut,

London, Cam. Soc., 1836 1659*BARKER, J. Dramatic Record. 8vo, half calf, London, 1814 1660 BEUMARCHAIS, THÉATRE de. Précédé d'une notice sur sa vie et ses

ouvrages, par M. Auger. 12mo, half calf, Paris, 1842 1661 BEAUMONT, and FLETCHER. Comedies and Tragedies written by.

Never printed before, and now published by the author's originall copies. Folio, old calf, red edges, with The Wild-Goose

, Chase, 1625. Portrait,

London, 1647 1662 BEAUMONT and FLETCHER. Fifty Comedies and Tragedies. Written by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher (

Gentlemen), All in one volume. Folio, old calf, .

London, 1679 Fine tall copy in original binding--the fly leaves with “fool's cap”

water mark. 1663*BEAUMONT and FLETCHER’s Works. 7 vols. 8vo, calf,

London, 1711 1664*BEAUMONT and FLETCHER’s Works, Weber's edition, 10 vols. 8vo, calf,

London, 1750 1665 BEAUMONT and FLETCHER’s Dramatic Works, the Text formed

from a New Collation of the Early Editions, with Notes and Biographical Memoir by Rev. A. Dyce. 11 vols. 8vo, 2 por

, traits, half morocco, gilt edges, by Matthews, London, 1843 1666 BEAN, APHRA. Emperor of the Moon, a Farce as it is Acted by

their Majesties Servants at the Queens Theatre. 4to, half calf,

London, 1687 1667*BELL's British Theatre. 21 Vols. 8vo, calf, London, 1780

Very neat. Fine impressions of the interesting old illustrations in

character, and in the costume of the time. 1668 BELL'S BRITISH THEATRE. 22 Vols.. 8vo, calf, gilt ; con

tents lettered. Large paper. ARTIST'S PROOFS before letters, of the illustrations, two to each play,

London, 1792 Very scarce in this form. 1669 BELL'S BRITISH THEATRE. 12 vols. 8vo, large paper, in 50

separate numbers, in boards uncut, as originally published-all


but three having ARTIST'S PROOFS substituted for the prints of the two engravings which illustrate each play, London, 1795–97

These with the bound series above complete this very rare, and, in

this country, probably unique set of Bell's British Theatre. 1670*BENARD, JOHN. Retrospections of the Stage. 2 vols. in 1. 12mo, calf,

Boston, 1832 1671*De BERGER, HENRI. Comentatio de Personis. 1 vol. 4to, calf,

Frankfort, 1723 1672 BERNARD. Retrospections of the Stage, by John Bernard, Man

ager of the American Theatres, and formerly Secretary to the Beefsteak Club. 2 vols. 12mo, calf,

London, 1830 1673 BETTERTON, THOMAS. The History of the English Stage, from the

Restauration to the Present Time; including the Lives, Characters and Amours of the most eminent actors and actresses with instructions for public speaking. 8vo, old calf,

London, 1741 Scarce ; with a valuable catalogue of Curll's books at the end. 1674 Biographia Dramatica, or a Companion to the Play-House, etc.;

with a view of the Rise and Progress of the British Stage. Originally compiled to the year 1764, by D. E. Baker, contin. ued to 1782, by Isaac Reed, and to 1811, by S. Jones. 3 vols.

in 4 vols. 8vo, polished calf, neat, gilt. Portrait, London, 1812 1675* Bibliotheca Dramatica. Catalogue of Retson's Library,-Rhode's,

Field's, Freeling's, Ketchum's, and Hill's,--all rich in Dramatic Literature. 8vo,

London, 1803-41 1676*BOADEN, JAMES. Memoirs of the Life of John Philip Kemble. 2 vols. 8vo, calf,

London, 1825 1677 BOOKER, EDWARD. Parthenia : a Drama. F"cap 8vo, uncut,

London, Pickering, 1865 1678 BOOTH, J. B., (the elder), Passages, Incidents, and Anecdotes in the Life of. (By his Daughter). 12mo.

12mo. Portrait,

New York, 1864 1679 BOUILLET, HELÉNE. Drame en cinq actes en vers: deuxime edition. 12mo, uncut,

Paris, 1858 1680 British Stage, Biography of; being Correct Narratives of the

Lives of all the principal Actors and Actresses, interspersed with original anecdotes and choice and illustrative poetry ; to which is added a Comic Poem, entitled “The Actress.” 12mo, boards, uncut,

New York, 1824 1681 British Theatre. Containing the Lives of the English Dramat

ic Poets, with an account of their plays ; together with the lives of the most principal actors, as well as poets. To which is prefixed a short view of the rise and progress of the English stage. 16mo, old calf,

Dublin, 1750


1682 British Theatre-Select. Containing all the plays formerly adap

ted to the Stage, by Mr. Kemble ; revised by him with addi-
tional alterations. 8 vols. 16mo, calf,

London, 1815 1683 BURGOYNE, Lieut.-Gen'l. J., the Dramatic and Poetical Works of

To which is prefixed memoirs of the author. 2 vols. in 1.
16mo, half mor. gilt, marbled edges. Embellished with copper

London, 1808 1684*Busby, THOMAS. Professional Anecdotes. 3 vols. 12mo, calf,

London, 1825 1685 CARTWRIGHT, WILLIAM. Comedies, Tragi-Comedies; with other

Poems. The ayres and songs set by Mr. Henry Lawes. 12mo,
old calf, neat,

London, 1651

Scarce, 1686 Castelvines y Monteses, Tragi-Comedia by Frey Lope Felix de

Vega Carpio, translated by F. W. Cozzens. 4to uncut.

Illustrated by Du Maurier, London, Chiswick press, 1869 The story of Romeo and Juliet. Very rare. Only 150 copies privately printed. 1687 CATHARINE DOUGLAS, A Tragedy. Fcap. 8vo, uncut,

London, Pickering, 1813 1688 CHETWOOD, W. R. General History of the Stage and memoirs of English actors. 1 vol, 12mo, calf,

London, 1749 1689 Cibber, Theoph. Dissertations on the Theatres. 1 vol. 8vo, calf,

London, 1756 1690 CIBBER, COLLEY. Comedian and patentee of the Theatre Royal.

An Apology for the Life of. Written by himself. Inter-
spersed with characters and anecdotes, etc., the whole forming
a complete History of the Stage for the space of 40 years. A
New Edition, with critical and explanatory notes by Edmund
Bellchambers. 8vo, half calf,

London, 1822 1691 COLLIER, J. PAYNE. The History of English Dramatic Poetry to

the time of Shakespeare, and Annals of the Stage of the Res-
toration. 3 vols. crown 8vo, half mor. gilt, by Matthews,

London, 1831 1692 Comic Genius, An Essay on the Pre-Eminence of, with observa

tions on the several characters Mrs. Jordan has appeared in.
16mo, half calf,

London, 1784 1693 CORNEILLE, PIERRE. Oeuvres complètes et Oeuvres choisies de Thomas Corneille. 2 vols. royal 8vo, half green calf,

Paris, 1838 1694 CONGREVE, WILLIAM. Worksc omplete. Plays and Poems. 3 vols. royal 8vo, calf neat, yellow edges, frontispiece and plates,

Birmingham, Baskerville, 1761
Scarce, handsome copy.

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1695*COLLIER, JEREMY. Essays, including the volume on

“ T'he Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage.” 4 vols. 8vo, calf,

London, 1697–1709 A fine copy. Complete copies of these Essays are scarce. 1696*COLLIER's View of Immorality and Profaneness of the English Stage. Svo, calf,

London, 1699 1697*COLMAN FAMILY. R. B. Peake's Memoirs of. 2 vols. 8vo, half calf,

London, 1841 1698*COLMAN, GEORGE. Comedies of Terence. 2 vols. 8vo, calf,

London, 1768 1699*COOKE and KEMBLE. A Critical Review.

A Critical Review. 8vo, paper,

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Scarce. 1700 COOKE, GEORGE FREDERICK. Life by William Dunlap. 2 vols, 16mo,

N. Y. 1813 1701 COOKE, Jo. Greene's Ju Quoque, or the Cittie Gallant, as it

hath been divers times acted by the Queen's Majesties Seruants. 4to, old half calf,

London, N. D. Probably the first edition. But see MS. note in Mr. Halliwell's hand. See also Supplementary note to Alls Well that Ends Well,"

Act IV., Sc. 2, in Vol. I of Mr. Grant White's edition. 1702*COOKE, WM. Elements of Dramatic Criticism. Svo, calf,

London, 1775 1703 CREBILLON, DE.

Euvres complètes. Nouvelle edition. 3 vols 8vo, old calf, neat,

Paris, 1785 Beautiful illustrations and portrait.

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1704*Christmas Prince, an Account of. 4to, half calf, London, 1816

Scarce and curious. 1705 Crown. Thyestes, a Tragedy. Acted at the Theatre Royal, by their Majestie's Servants. 4to, calf, neat, red edges,

London, 1681 First edition.

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1706 Crown. The English Frier or, the Town Sparks, a Comedy, 4to, uncut,

London, 1690 1707 DAVENANT, Sir WILLIAM. The Works of, published out of the

author's originall copies. Ry. 4to, Port, London, 1673 1778*DAVIES, THOS. Life of Garrick. 2 vols. 8vo, calf, London, 1808 1709*DAVIES, THOMAS. Dramatic Miscellanies, consisting of critical

observations on several Plays of Shakspeare, etc. A New

Edition. 3 vols. 16mo, half vellum, gilt, London, 1785 1710 DAVIES, THOMAS. Roscius Anglicanus, an Historical review of the

Stage. The volume contains also “De Preclaris mulieribus,' “ Introduction to Defense of Female Sex :" “ Delicate Diet

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for Dainty Droonkards : 'Every man in his Humor :
“ Ceremonies for Healing King's Evil:” “ Ceremonies for

Blessing Cramp-rings." Svo, half calf, London, 1789 1711 DEKKER, CHETTLE and HAUGHTON. Patient Grissle : a Comedy.

Reprinted from the Black Letter Edition of 1603. With an introduction and notes. 8vo, calf, neat,

London, Shak. Soc., 1841 Mitford's copy, with his autograph. 1712 DODSLEY's Old Plays. A Select Collection. New Edition with

Additional Notes and corrections. By the late Isaac Reed, Octavius Gilchrist and the Editor, J. P. Collier. 12 vols, with 3 vols. added. 15 vols. cr. 8vo, half mor. gilt, by Matthews,

London, 1825 Leaves in one vol. injured and restored with pen. 1713*DIBDIN, CHAS. Life in London. Svo, half calf, London, 1822 1714*Digges, West, and Mrs. Sarah Ward, Love Letters. 1 vol. 8vo,

London, 1833 An uncut copy of these celebrated letters which are filled with the

Dramatic history and scandal of the middle of the last century. 1175 Donne, WILLIAM BODHAM. Essays on the Drama. 12mo,

London, 1858 1716 Dramatic Characters, or Different Portraits of the English Stage. Very small 4to, calf,

London, 1770 A series of 24 exquisitely engraved small portraits of Garrick, Barry, Macklin, Foote, Mrs. Yates and their contemporaries in cos

tume. Very scarce. Both hinges broken. 1717* Dramatic Censor, or Critical Companion. 2 vols. 8vo, polished calf, yellow edges, plates

London, 1770 1718 Dramatic Table Talk. 3 vols. 12mo, half calf, London, 1825 1719 DRYDEN, JOHN. Seventeen Plays, Original Editions. 17 vols. 4to, unbound,

London, v. D. 1720 DUMAS, (fils) ALEXANDRE. Le Demi-Monde, Comedie. Nouvelle edition, 16mo,

Paris, 1856 1721 DUNLAP, WILLIAM. History of the American Theatre. 2 vols. 8vo, half calf,

London, 1833 Rare portrait of Dunlap, engraved by Durand, inserted. Artist's proof. Also an Historical inquiry anterior to Dunlap's History of the American Theatre, read before the New York Historical Society, by

Charles P. Daly. 1722 DURFEY, Tom. Love for Money ; or, the Boarding School. A Comedy. 4to, uncut,

London, 1691 1723 EGAN, PIERCE. Tom and Jerry ; or, Life in London. With

curious colored frontispiece and Original Play Bills. 8vo, half calf,

London, 1822

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