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A Bibliography of Books on the Circus in English from 1773 to 1964

by Toole-Stott, R

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1964
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Harpur & Sons, Derby, first edition, 1964. Cloth, 8vo,. vi, 80 pp. Approximately 1,100 entries. Covers works entirely devoted to the circus or particular aspects such as clowns, trapeze, juggling, etc. Several entries are briefly annotated. Good.
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English Theatrical Literature 1559-1900 A Bibliography incorporating Robert W. Lowe's A Bibliographical Account of English Theatrical Literature published in 1888

by Arnott, J.F. ; Robinson, J.W. ; Lowe, R.W

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1970
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Society for Theatre Research, London, first edition, 1970. Cloth, 4to, 248 x 196 mm,. xxii, 486 pp. 4506 entries. A major reference in this field, with coverage extending to printed matter in all formats from book to broadside (though not playbills or programmes). Coverage includes the Irish and Scottish theatre, as well as the English, and to all non-fiction… Read more about this item
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English Theatrical Literature 1559-1900 A Bibliography incorporating Robert W. Lowe's A Bibliographical Account of English Theatrical Literature published in 1888

by Arnott, J.F. ; Robinson, J.W. ; Lowe, R.W

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Society for Theatre Research, London, first edition, 1970. Cloth, 4to, 248 x 196 mm,. xxii, 486 pp. 4506 entries. A major reference in this field, with coverage extending to printed matter in all formats from book to broadside (though not playbills or programmes). Coverage includes the Irish and Scottish theatre, as well as the English, and to all non-fiction… Read more about this item
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English Theatrical Literature 1559-1900 A Bibliography incorporating Robert W. Lowe's A Bibliographical Account of English Theatrical Literature published in 1888

by Arnott, J.F. ; Robinson, J.W. ; Lowe, R.W

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Society for Theatre Research, London, first edition, 1970. Cloth, 4to, 248 x 196 mm,. xxii, 486 pp. 4506 entries. A major reference in this field, with coverage extending to printed matter in all formats from book to broadside (though not playbills or programmes). Coverage includes the Irish and Scottish theatre, as well as the English, and to all non-fiction… Read more about this item
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A Bibliography of English Conjuring. [ Volume I ] 1581-1876 and [ Volume II ] 1569-1876. [ 2 vols, complete set ]

by Toole Stott, R

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Volume I signed by the author. A Very Good set in lightly used dustwrappers, the spine-panel of the Volume I dustwrapper having
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Editions limited to 1030 signed copies and 900 copies
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1976 and 1978
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Harpur & Sons, Derby, first editions, 1976 and 1978. Editions limited to 1030 signed copies and 900 copies. 2 vols, cloth, 8vo, 23 cm,. 288 and 143 pp, 16 pages of plates. 1,414 items. The best bibliography of conjuring, providing full bibliographical descriptions and capturing as many books and pamphlets of any significance as practicable. Toole Stott travelled extensively… Read more about this item
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English Theatrical Literature 1559-1900 A Bibliography incorporating Robert W. Lowe's A Bibliographical Account of English Theatrical Literature published in 1888

by Arnott, J.F. ; Robinson, J.W. ; Lowe, R.W

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Society for Theatre Research, London, first edition, 1970. Cloth, 4to, 248 x 196 mm,. xxii, 486 pp. 4506 entries. A major reference in this field, with coverage extending to printed matter in all formats from book to broadside (though not playbills or programmes). Coverage includes the Irish and Scottish theatre, as well as the English, and to all non-fiction… Read more about this item
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British Playwrights, 1956-1995 : A Research and Production Sourcebook

by Demastes, W.W

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1996
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9780313287596
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Greenwood Press, Westport, first edition, 1996. Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm,. xi, 502 pp. This reference chronicles the history of British theatre from 1956 to 1995 by providing detailed information about some three dozen British playwrights active in those years. Entries are arranged alphabetically. Each entry supplies biographical information, the production history for particular plays, a survey of the… Read more about this item
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A Bibliography of Dancing

by Beaumont, C.W

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1963 reprint of 1929 first edit
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Benjamin Blom, Inc., New York, 1963 reprint of 1929 first edition. Cloth, cover-titles and ornaments in silver and brown, small 8vo,. xi, 228 pp. 422 entries. Confined to books on dancing in the British Museum Library. Entries are bibliographically described and most items are annotated. The arrangement is alphabetical by author, with a subject index. Covers slightly rubbed,… Read more about this item
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Catalogue of the J.B. Findlay Collection. Books and Periodicals on Conjuring and the Allied Arts. [ set, 3 parts, (with parts II and III subtitled Books,,Manuscripts and Other Material etc) ]. [ Sotheby Parke Bernet, auction catalogues, sale dates: 5-6 July, 1979, 4-5 October, 1979 and 3-4 July, 1980.]

by Sotheby Parke Bernet

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Used - Small tear to spine of Part III, otherwise Near Very Good. List of prices realized and buyers' names and list of estimates
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1980
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3 vols, printed wrappers, 8vo,
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Sotheby Parke Bernet, London auction catalogues for sales held on 5th-6th July, 1979, 4th-5th October, 1979 and 3rd-4th July, 1980. 3 vols, printed wrappers, 8vo,. 98 + 131 + 96 pp, plates, ills. 1,565 lots. A set comprising Part I : Books and Periodicals A-O; Part II : Books and Periodicals P-Z; Mimeographed Books and Instructions; Flick Books; Catalogues… Read more about this item
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The Abbey Theatre Series of Plays : A Bibliography

The Abbey Theatre Series of Plays : A Bibliography

by French, F.-J

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1969
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The Dolmen Press, Dublin, first edition, 1969. Cloth, 8vo, 26 cm,. 53 pp, ills. From the preface – "This Bibliography deals with the original Abbey Theatre Series of fifteen volumes and the later Abbey Theatre Series of nine unnumbered volumes. The front cover of the original series has a line block of Queen Maeve hunting on the Irish… Read more about this item
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How Quaint the Ways of Paradox! : An Annotated Gilbert & Sullivan Bibliography

How Quaint the Ways of Paradox! : An Annotated Gilbert & Sullivan Bibliography

by Dillard, P.H

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1991
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9780810824454
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Scarecrow Press, Metuchen, first edition, 1991. Cloth, 8vo, 23 cm,. viii, 208 pp. 1,056 entries. An annotated bibliography of books and articles arranged in the following chapters : Biography & History; Analysis & Criticism; Concordances, Handbooks, & Dictionaries; Production; Juvenile; Collected Librettos, Plays & Poems; Individual Librettos & Plays; Musical Scores; Bibliography & Discography; Unclassified. With a Chronology, Title… Read more about this item
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American theatrical periodicals, 1798-1967 : a bibliographical guide

American theatrical periodicals, 1798-1967 : a bibliographical guide

by Stratman, C.J

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1970
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Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm,
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9780822302285
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Duke University Press, Durham first editionm,1970. Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm,. xxii, 133 pp. 685 entries plus 9 in Appendix. From the introduction: "This bibliography is the first attempt to compile information on American theatrical periodicals published from the time of the first such magazine, in 1798, to 1967. Altogether the bibliography lists some 685 periodicals published in 122 cities… Read more about this item
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English Theatrical Literature 1559-1900 A Bibliography incorporating Robert W. Lowe's A Bibliographical Account of English Theatrical Literature published in 1888

by Arnott, J.F. ; Robinson, J.W. ; Lowe, R.W

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1970
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Society for Theatre Research, London, first edition, 1970. Cloth, 4to, 248 x 196 mm,. xxii, 486 pp. 4506 entries. A major reference in this field, with coverage extending to printed matter in all formats from book to broadside (though not playbills or programmes). Coverage includes the Irish and Scottish theatre, as well as the English, and to all non-fiction… Read more about this item
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A Bibliography of Firework Books. Works on Recreative Fireworks from the Sixteenth to the Twentieth Century

by Philip, C

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1985
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Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm,
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9780906795316
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C. Philip in association with St. Paul's Bibliographies, Winchester, first edition, 1985. Cloth, 8vo, 24 cm,. xxix, 168 pp, 16 plates. Over 600 entries. From the introduction: "This bibliography of books on fireworks is concerned primarily with 'recreative' rather than 'military' fireworks, 'pour la recreation' or 'pour la joie' rather than 'pour la guerre', for 'die Lustfeuerwerker' and not… Read more about this item
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The Valuable Collection of Books on the Circus Formed by the Late J. Van Doveren, Esq [ Sotheby Parke Bernet, auction catalogue, sale date: 16 March, 1970 (first sale) ]

by Sotheby Parke Bernet

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1970
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Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, auction catalogue for the sale held on 16th March, 1970. Printed wrappers, 8vo,. 36 pp, plates. 1 lot. From the introduction: "The present collection of books relating to the circus, one of the largest and most comprehensive ever made, was formed by a man whose whole life was the circus. Jo van Doveren started his… Read more about this item
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Catalogue of the J.B. Findlay Collection. [ Books, Manuscripts and Other Material on Conjuring and the Allied Arts. Part II Books and Periodicals P-Z. ] Sotheby Parke Bernet, auction catalogues, sale dates: 4-5 October, 1979.]

by Sotheby Parke Bernet

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1979
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Sotheby Parke Bernet, London auction catalogues for sales held on 4th-5th October, 1979. Printed wrappers, 8vo,. 131 pp, plates, ills. Lots 502-1000. The catalogue for the seconfd part only of this 3-part sale. Wrappers slightly sunned, otherwise Good. List of Estimates laid in.
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Old Conjuring Books: A Bibliographical and Historical Study with a Supplementary Checklist

by Hall, T.H

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Limited edition of 1,000 copies, signed by the author
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1972
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Decorated cloth, 8vo,
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9780715606780
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Duckworth, London, first edition, 1972. Limited edition of 1,000 copies, signed by the author. Decorated cloth, 8vo,. xvi, 268 pp, plates. Aims to "provide information about books in English containing conjuring tricks published not later than 1850." The Supplementary checklist (pages 195-211) updates Hall's "A Bibliography of Books on Conjuring in English from 1580-1850". From a contemporary review:… Read more about this item
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English Theatrical Literature 1559-1900 A Bibliography incorporating Robert W. Lowe's A Bibliographical Account of English Theatrical Literature published in 1888

by Arnott, J.F. ; Robinson, J.W. ; Lowe, R.W

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1970
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Society for Theatre Research, London, first edition, 1970. Cloth, 4to, 248 x 196 mm,. xxii, 486 pp. 4506 entries. A major reference in this field, with coverage extending to printed matter in all formats from book to broadside (though not playbills or programmes). Coverage includes the Irish and Scottish theatre, as well as the English, and to all non-fiction… Read more about this item
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A Bibliography of English Conjuring. Vol II 1569-1876

by Toole Stott, R

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Edition limited to 900 copies
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1978
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Harpur & Sons, Derby, first edition, 1978. Edition limited to 900 copies. Cloth, 8vo, 23 cm,. 143 pp, plates. This is the second volume of the best bibliography of conjuring, providing full bibliographical descriptions and capturing as many books and pamphlets of any significance as practicable. Toole Stott travelled extensively to view virtually all the important collections, both… Read more about this item
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Catalogue of the Jack Cole Collection of Books and Pictures on the Dance Part I [ Sotheby's, auction catalogue, sale dates: 16 and 17 July, 1979.]

by Sotheby Parke Bernet

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1979
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Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, auction catalogue for the sale held on 16th and 17th July, 1979. Printed wrappers, small 4to,. 124 pp, plates. 542 lots. Among the highlights noted in this Part I were the following: Aurificius, de Nvptiis Magni Dvcis Hetrvriae et Bianchiae Cappellae, 1580; Caroso, Il Ballarino, 1581; Fueillet, Recueil de Dances, 1704; Gontchorova & Larionov, L'art… Read more about this item
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