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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Eleven: Sale Of Manhattan (announced as The Lost Colony)

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

24 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. Series Six, Number Eleven, first broadcast on 29 November 1955.

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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Fifteen: The Hastings Flyer

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

24 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Five: The Case Of The Missing C.D. Plates

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

20 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left. Two title pages (see below).

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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Thirteen: The Lost Year

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

25 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Three: The Lost Emperor

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

22 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. Series six, Number Three, first broadcast on 4 october 1955.

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MILLIGAN, Spike

The Goon Show: Series Six Number Twelve: The Terrible Revenge Of Fred Fu Manchu (announced as Fred Fu Manchu And His Bamboo Saxophone)

London: N.p. [BBC], 1955

23 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

First edition. Series Six, Number Twelve, first broadcast on 6 December 1955.


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O'NEILL, Eugene

The Hairy Ape

New York: Horace Liveright, 1929

4to, pp. 114. Original patterned three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt on black spine. Labelled slipcase. Edges uncut.

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[intro. SITWELL, Sacheverell] BEAUMONT, Cyril W.

The History Of Harlequin

London: C. W. Beaumont, 1926

Large 8vo, pp. 156. Original illustrated boards, vellum spine lettered in gilt. Pages uncut.

First edition, no. 25 of 325 copies published by the author. With a preface by Sacheverell Sitwell to whom, with his brother Osbert, the book is dedicated.,
Cyril Beaumont was one of the pre-em

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[SECOMBE, Harry] PEDRICK, Gale

The Laughtermakers: No. 8: Harry Secombe

London: N.p. [BBC], 1956

23 mimeographed pp., secured with split pin to top left.

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BAILEY, Pearl

The Raw Pearl

New York: Harcourt, Brace, 1968

8vo, pp. 206. Original orange boards, lettered in black on front panel and spine.

First edition, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE: 'To Cole -- Who loves deeply -- Pearl'.
Published in 1968, the year Bailey won a Tony for her performance in the all-black production of Hello, Dolly!<

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SHAFFER, Peter

The Royal Hunt Of The Sun

London: Hamish Hamilton, 1964

8vo, pp. 84. Original brown boards, lettered in silver to spine. Photographic dustwrapper.

First edition.

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HANSBERRY, Lorraine

The Sign In Sidney Brustein's Window

New York: Random House, 1965

8vo, pp. 143. Original green three-quarter boards, lettered in gilt-on-black to spine. Publisher's device embossed in blind to front panel. Top edge red, leading edge uncut. Photographic dustwrapper.

First edition. Foreword by John Braine, introduction by the author's husband, Robert Nemiroff.

Hansberry's first play, the groundbreaking A Raisin In The Sun, was the first play by an African-American woman to be produced on Broadway. This was Hansberry's second, and last, play: she died of pancreatic cancer at the age of thirty-four.

First produced on Broadway in October 1964, and with Gabriel Dell and Rita Moreno leading the cast, The Sign In Sidney Brustein's Window was not a success with either critics or audiences, and is rarely revived.

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[POWELL, Michael] GIBBON, Monk

The Tales Of Hoffmann

London: Saturn Press, 1951

4to, pp. 96. Original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine. Cockerel device in gilt to front panel.

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[HANCOCK, Tony] STUCKEY, Hugh and WALE, Michael

The Tony Hancock Show: Episode Four: The Tape-Recorder

N.p. [Melbourne]: N.p. [ATN 7], 1968

31 mimeographed yellow pp., originally stapled at top left corner, now disbound, pp. 17-18 present in facsimile. 'FINAL SCRIPT' to top... [please click on the image or book title for more details]

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BROMLEY, Nick

Theatre Lore

London: LNP Books, 2012

8vo, pp. 248. Original stiff paper wrappers.

First edition, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE. Foreword by Simon Callow.
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CUSHING, Peter

TLS to Leo McKern

Whitstable: N.p., 1993

1 p. TLS on Peter Cushing's personalised stationery. Unfolded.

TLS FAN LETTER FROM PETER CUSHING TO LEO McKERN DATED 16 SEPTEMBER 1993, LESS THAN A YEAR BEFORE CUSHING'S DEATH.

A warm, effusive fan letter from cinema's greatest vampire-slayer, it reads:

'Dear Leo McKern,
It's that fan again! Some years ago I wrote to you about your superb 'Rumpole' series, and received a most charming letter of thanks.

My admiration for your work goes back to the play (and subsequent film) 'A Man For All Seasons', and you have never failed to captivate me. Having seen you recently in 'Travelling North', and again the other evening in 'A Foreign Field' I just had to write once more.There is a 'je-ne-sais-quoi' quality about your performances which touches the heartstrings, and if you don't receive some public recognition eventually, there's no justice in this world!

Thank you, dear fellow, for such pleasure. It makes me very proud to remember we worked together in 1956 in 'Time Without Pity', with Michael Redgrave and Ann Todd. (Long ago and far away!)

With kindest wishes, and may God's blessing be with you always.

As ever,
(sgd) Peter Cushing O.B.E. Whitstable, Kent'

(The 'public recognition' Cushing refers to is of course not audience approval, but the possible future conferring of honours on McKern: Cushing himself was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1989).

A touching salute to a fellow actor from one of the most distinctive and distinguished figures of British cinema.

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HASTINGS, Michael

Tom And Viv

London: Royal Court Theatre, 1984

8vo, pp. 41. Original illustrated stiff paper wrappers.

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RICHARDS, I. A.

Tomorrow Morning, Faustus!

London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1962

8vo, pp. 58. Original cream boards, lettered in green on front panel and spine.

First edition, Inscribed by the author on the title-page: 'In memory of a red-letter visit, July... [more]

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