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THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY., Baker, Kenneth, ed.  (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.)
1 Baker, Kenneth, ed. (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.) THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY.
London Faber and Faber 1996 0571174531 / 9780571174539 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
598 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). "Where previous war anthologies have confined themselves to particular periods or ideological outlooks, Kenneth Baker's takes a catholic view and benefits from a wider exploration of material, classical and modern, English and foreign-language. He has given preference to poems with a strong documentary or psychological realism, and the entire book is divided into sections dealing with such matters as 'The Patriotic Imperative', 'Recruitment', 'Weapons', 'Leadership', 'Civilian Victims', 'Conscientious Objection', 'Views of Death', and 'Gallantry and Heroism'. It makes for exciting, moving and instructive reading." Dust jacket has very minor edge wear. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
2 Baker, Kenneth, ed. (Wilfred Owen, William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, W.H. Auden, Walt Whitman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Thomas Hardy, Dorothy Parker, A.E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, Robert Graves, Rupert Brooke, Joy Corfield, Herman Melville, et al.) THE FABER BOOK OF WAR POETRY.
London Faber and Faber 1996 0571174531 / 9780571174539 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
598 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). "Where previous war anthologies have confined themselves to particular periods or ideological outlooks, Kenneth Baker's takes a catholic view and benefits from a wider exploration of material, classical and modern, English and foreign-language. He has given preference to poems with a strong documentary or psychological realism, and the entire book is divided into sections dealing with such matters as 'The Patriotic Imperative', 'Recruitment', 'Weapons', 'Leadership', 'Civilian Victims', 'Conscientious Objection', 'Views of Death', and 'Gallantry and Heroism'. It makes for exciting, moving and instructive reading." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear, very minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
3 Belasco, David. Inscribed by Belasco. (William Shakespeare.) THE MERCHANT OF VENICE. A COMEDY BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE AS ARRANGED FOR THE CONTEMPORARY STAGE BY DAVID BELASCO.
Privately Printed, New York, 1922, Ist edition. 
174 pp, small 4to (approx. 10 1/4" H), hard cover (medium blue boards with paper title labels on spine and front board and dark blue 'bee' device at bottom of front board) - no dust jacket. INSCRIBED ON FRONT FREE ENDPAPER - "TO __________ WITH COR DIAL REGARDS DAVID BELASCO, JANUARY 27, 1930." Title page continues, "and Acted Under His Direction at the Lyceum Theatre, New York with David Warfield in the Character of Shylock, December 21, 1922". Includes preface, chapters titled, 'Concerning Shylock', and 'The Elizabethan Stage', the playbill for the present production, along with 'The David Belasco Stage Arrangement of The Merchant of Venice'. Interior - pages browning lightly a little more on endpapers, small soft bump to top corner of approx. pages 13-33, very light foxing to title page, dedication page, pages 29/30 and the two plates, clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - scattered tiny foxing marks on edges of textblock, two tiny marks on front board title label, light rubbing - a few small scratches on rear board, area of faint color fading on rear board and on spine, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear, very light rubbing and soiling. VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
 
AGINCOURT 1415:  TRIUMPH AGAINST THE ODDS.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES., Bennett, Matthew.  Illustrated by Jeffrey Burn.
4 Bennett, Matthew. Illustrated by Jeffrey Burn. AGINCOURT 1415: TRIUMPH AGAINST THE ODDS. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES.
Osprey, Oxford, 1999, reprint. 
96 pp, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1855329506 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photographs, maps/battle plans, reproductions, costume/weapon studies. "Immortalized by Shakespeare, Agincourt is an epic of courage and hard fighting. Brou ght to bay after the long siege of Harfleur, Henry V's army was soaked, starving and riddled with disease, and facing a French army at odds of more than three to one. How the English beat off their attackers and slaughtered the flower of F r e n c h n o b ility is vividly described in this volume." Includes sections on 'The Battlefield Today' and 'Wargaming Agincourt'. Interior - very small ink circle at top corner of first page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership m ar ks . E xt e ri or - creases at bottom corner of front cover, tiny corner crease on rear cover, minor rubbing, tiny bump at bottom of spine. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK:  THE BATTLE FOR JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES., Birmingham, Kevin.  (James Joyce.)
5 Birmingham, Kevin. (James Joyce.) THE MOST DANGEROUS BOOK: THE BATTLE FOR JAMES JOYCE'S ULYSSES.
New York Penguin 2014 1594203369 / 9781594203367 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
417 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). B&w photographs. "For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. James Joyce's big blue book, 'Ulysses', ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of 'Ulysses' was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing. All of the minutiae of Leopold Bloom's day, including its unspeakable details, unfold with careful precision in its pages. The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice immediately banned the novel as 'obscene, lewd, and lascivious'. Joyce, along with some of the most important publishers and writers of his era, had to fight for years to win the freedom to publish it. (This book) tells the remarkable story surrounding 'Ulysses', from the first stirrings of Joyce's inspiration in 1904 to its landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933." Several soft wrinkles/indentations on free front endpaper - migrate slightly into two other pages, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very tiny tear at bottom of spine, minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ALSO IN THE CAST:  THE MEMOIRS OF TONY VAN BRIDGE., Bridge, Tony van.  Inscribed and signed.  Edited by Denis Johnston.  Foreword by Christopher Newton.
6 Bridge, Tony van. Inscribed and signed. Edited by Denis Johnston. Foreword by Christopher Newton. ALSO IN THE CAST: THE MEMOIRS OF TONY VAN BRIDGE.
Mosaic Press, Oakville, ON, (1995). 
207 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), soft cover. B&w photos. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR UNDER HIS PRINTED NAME ON TITLE PAGE, AND INSCRIBED & SIGNED AT THE TOP OF THE TITLE PAGE. "Tony van Bridge is one of Canada's most beloved and respected actors. He has been an audience favourite at both the Shaw Festival and the Strafford Festival - North America's two largest repertory theatres - appearing for fifteen seasons with each company. In (this book), Tony tells his story of more than half a century in the p rofessional theatre...hilarious theatre anecdotes are woven into a life of artistic challenge and occasional personal tragedy..." Interior - minor soiling to inside of front cover and first page, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, minor rubbing. VG+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE:  THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD., Bringhurst, Robert.
7 Bringhurst, Robert. A STORY AS SHARP AS A KNIFE: THE CLASSICAL HAIDA MYTHTELLERS AND THEIR WORLD.
Vancouver Douglas & McIntyre 2000 155054795X / 9781550547955 Soft Cover Very Good 
527 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "Native American oral literature has often been presented, wrongly, as a sea of anonymous folktales. Here instead are the works of unforgettable individuals: the blind poet Ghandl, the crippled master myth-spinner Skaay, the cagey old historian Kilxhawgins, and other Haida authors who speak with crystal clarity though they speak from a vanished time." Includes the following Appendices: Haida Spelling and Pronunciation; Haida as a Written Language; Spelling of Other Native American Languages; The Structure of Skaay's 'Raven Travelling'; Haida Village Names; A Short Pronouncing Glossary of Haida People and Places. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - soft crease at top edge of rear cover, moderate bump at bottom of spine, very minor edge wear. 
Price: 18.00 USD
 
 
A SHORT HISTORY OF THE PRINTED WORD., Chappell, Warren.
8 Chappell, Warren. A SHORT HISTORY OF THE PRINTED WORD.
New York Alfred A. Knopf 1970 0394445341 / 9780394445342 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
244 pp + Index, 9 9/16" H. B&w photographs, reproductions. "(A) book that will inform the layman and give pleasure to the typophile. In it the aesthetic and technical considerations basic to the art and process of printing, from the earliest formulation of the letters of the alphabet to recent developments in twentieth-century graphic technology, are made clear through a lucid and lively narrative interspersed with more than 200 pertinent illustrations - calligraphy, typefaces, great books and their pages, presses and workshops - all carefully chosen and fitted into the text. Here is the evolution of the printing press - the ingenious and imaginative contributions of the great printers. And always the interaction between printing and the society and culture in which it grew is underlined." Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has very light edge wear/wrinkling/tiny tear at top/bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY.  MORE THAN 5,000 ENTRIES AND OVER 1,100 PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MOST FAMOUS MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL TIME., Clark, John, editor.
9 Clark, John, editor. ILLUSTRATED BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY. MORE THAN 5,000 ENTRIES AND OVER 1,100 PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE MOST FAMOUS MEN AND WOMEN OF ALL TIME.
Chancellor, London, 1994. 
512 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1851527273 "Vivid documentation will introduce you to pioneers in the world of science and technology such as Hippocrates, Galileo and Albert Einstein. Legendary sports personalities like Je sse Owens, Mickey Mantle and Jack Nicklaus are chronicled as are the magnificent artists Michelangelo, Rembrandt and Georgia O'Keeffe. Varied, yet timeless writers and poets are included, from Sappho and Aesop to Dante, Shakespeare, and Willi a m C a r los Williams. The collection of politicians and statesmen run the gamut from Alexander the Great to John F. Kennedy. Great philosophers from Confucius to Boethius to Nietzsche are included, as are a multitude of other personalities. Un de r t he c on trol of Chief Editors from both the United States and Great Britain, (this book) has been compiled by 23 editors, each an expert in his or her field. Together their experience and expertise has created a biographical reference work of ex ce pti ona l q uality." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
PEGEEN AND THE PILGRIM., Cook, Lyn.  Illustrated by Pat and Bill Wheeler.
10 Cook, Lyn. Illustrated by Pat and Bill Wheeler. PEGEEN AND THE PILGRIM.
Macmillan, Toronto, 1961, reprint. 
248 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "Thousands of people have been thrilled by the Stratford Festival, but for Pegeen O'Hara it opened up a new and enchanting world. Pegeen lives in Stratford; she is twelve years old and dreams of becoming an actress. She even hopes that she will be chosen to play a boy's part. As the Festival plans develop and grow so does Pegeen, learning a great deal on the way about Shakespeare, about the great art of theatre, a n d , i n c i d e ntally, about modesty and grace. Among those who come to Stratford for the Festival is Edward Brimblecombe, known as Mr. B. He comes from Stranford, England, and seems to Pegeen to be a romantic pilgrim making a very special pil gr im ag e . H e be co me s her friend and benefactor, encouraging and helping as she reads the plays and tries to understand them. But as she learns about Shakespeare she also learns to appreciate the people about her: a household of boarders and he r o wn yo un g f ri end s." S mall bookstore label on front pastedown. Dust jacket has very l;ight edge wear/wrinkling, is price clipped, has very light soiling. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SHAKESPEAREAN MOMENT AND ITS PLACE IN THE POETRY OF THE 17TH CENTURY., Cruttwell, Patrick.
11 Cruttwell, Patrick. THE SHAKESPEAREAN MOMENT AND ITS PLACE IN THE POETRY OF THE 17TH CENTURY.
Columbia University Press, New York, 1970, 2nd printing. 
262 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Contents: Shakespeare's Sonnets and the 1590s; Donne and the "New-found Methods"; The Poetry of the Shakespearean Moment (Donne's 'Anniversaries' and Shakespeare's Last Plays); The Society of the Shakespearean Moment; Puritanims and the Dramatic Attitude; The Beginnings of Rationalism - Lord Herbert of Cherbury; The Civil War, and the Split in the Age; The Classical Line; Criticism and Poetry after the Restoration; Conclusion. Minor edge wear to boards, very light soiling to edges of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few very tiny chips, light fading to spine, flap-folds and part of front panel, two light small stains on front panel. VG-/G+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A VOICE FROM THE ATTIC., Davies, Robertson.
12 Davies, Robertson. A VOICE FROM THE ATTIC.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
360 pp + index, 8vo (8 1/2" H), dark blue cloth with silver lettering and medium blue decoration on spine, medium blue initials and decoration on front board. A collection of essays on the subjects of literature, literary criticism and drama, gathered under the headings: A Call to the Clerisy; Enjoying and Enduring; Ovid Is Not Their Master; From the Well of the Past; Making the Best of Second Best; The Hue and Cry after a Good Laugh; In Pursuit of Pornography; Spelunking on Parnassus; Epilogue; Index. Two pages with small dog-ear creases, light browning to fore-edge of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor edge wear. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
NORTHROP FRYE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES., Denham, Robert D.  (Northrop Frye.)
13 Denham, Robert D. (Northrop Frye.) NORTHROP FRYE: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SOURCES.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1987 0802026303 / 9780802026309 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
449 pp, 9 1/4" H. "Northrop Frye was one of the most influential critics of the twentieth century. His output was prodigious: his publications include thirty-eight books and monographs, nearly 300 essays and articles, and some 15 reviews and miscellaneous pieces. His reputation is international: he has been the subject of numerous books, a forthcoming biography, and thirty doctoral dissertations from universities as far-flung as Freiburg, Oxford, and Texas. With this bibliography, the massive body of work by and about Frye is now made readily accessible for the first time. More than 2500 entries are included, organized in a practical and straightforward structure. Part One, covering works by Frye, is arranged in chronological order. Part Two, which deals with secondary sources, is presented in alphabetical order. (The author) has provided ample notation for the many hundreds of entries; with the primary sources, he has quoted from Frye's own words as far as possible to illuminate the tone as well as the content." Minor soiling to top/bottom edges of text block, one small and one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of flap-folds, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
14 Doyle, Arthur Conan. THROUGH THE MAGIC DOOR.
London John Murray 1912 Second Impression. Hard Cover Good 
274 pp, + publisher's advertising, 7 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine. 16 b&w plates (collated). The creator of Sherlock Holmes discusses his favourite authors and books. "Come through the magic door with me, and sit here on the green settee, where you can see the old oak case with its untidy lines of volumes. Smoking is not forbidden. Would you care to hear me talk of them? Well, I ask nothing better, for there is no volume there which is not a dear personal friend, and what can a man talk of more pleasantly than that? The other books are over yonder, but these are my own favourites - the ones I care to re-read and to have near my elbow. There is not a tattered cover which does not bring it mellow memories to me." Previous owner's name in ink on front pastedown, very light browning to endpapers, moderate browning to title page, book is slightly cocked, light fading to spine and rear hinge, one small corner bump and one slight edge bump, light wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine - includes tiny tear, light edge wear. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
ELIZABETH REX., Findley, Timothy.
15 Findley, Timothy. ELIZABETH REX.
Winnipeg, MB Blizzard 2000 0921368984 / 9780921368984 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
79 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "In this daring and original play, Timothy Findley brings together none other than William Shakespeare and the formidable Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I. What makes a man a man and a woman a woman? Late at night on the eve of her former lover's execution, this is the very question Queen Elizabeth wrestles with as she descends to the stable lodgings of Shakespeare's players. Her unexpected arrival disturbs the playwright and his actors and provokes the rapier-sharp, haughty indifference of Ned, Shakespeare's genius performer of women's roles - himself now aged, ill and facing his mortality. In their vitriolic confrontation, the actor, the playwright, and the queen come to startling revelations about sex, identity, humanity, and love." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 3. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Dominic Baker-Smith, Malcolm Airs, Derek Traversi, Eric Mercer, John Milsom, John Steane, Maurice Howard, Nigel Llewellyn, Philippa Glanville, Michael Leslie.
16 Ford, Boris, ed. Dominic Baker-Smith, Malcolm Airs, Derek Traversi, Eric Mercer, John Milsom, John Steane, Maurice Howard, Nigel Llewellyn, Philippa Glanville, Michael Leslie. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 3. SIXTEENTH-CENTURY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: RENAISSANCE AND REFORMATION.)
Cambridge Cambrige University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Fine No Jacket - (as issued) 
325 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction; Renaissance and Reformation; Architecture; Literature and Drama; The Town of Shrewsbury; Music; Renaissance Gardens and Parks; Painting and Imagery; A Tudor House: Hardwick Hall; The Crafts and Decorative Arts; Further Reading and Artists' Biographies; Index. Book is Fine. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE:  MACBETH.  A TUTOR TEXT., Frieman, Ruth.  (William Shakespeare.)
17 Frieman, Ruth. (William Shakespeare.) UNDERSTANDING SHAKESPEARE: MACBETH. A TUTOR TEXT.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1964 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 
189 pp, 9 1/2" H. "(T)he reader is guided by Ruth Frieman's clear and penetrating explanations into the rich complexities of meaning, imagery, and characterization of 'Macbeth' - and gains a deeper understanding of the greatest playwright in English Literature. Macbeth as obedient husband, fearful and indecisive conspirator, calculating murderer, and finally as the haunted man who faces death with courage - all sides of this complex protagonist are revealed as the author traces Macbeth's steady movement towards his inexorable destiny in one of Shakespeare's most powerful tragedies. Featuring a helpful, introductory historical background on the Elizabethan theatre and Shakespeare's life, the 'Macbeth' TutorText will be an invaluable aid to high school English students and to all who seek a deeper comprehension of the famous Bard. (Includes a) line-by-line discussion of the text. (Miss Frieman's) lucid analysis bridges the gap between the obscure words and archaic idioms of the 16th century and the language of the 20th century, and she accompanies the text with discussions of the nature of tragedy and the tragic hero, Shakespeare's use of prose and poetry, the relationship between rhythm, rhyme, and meter, the effects of metaphor, and the use of dramatic and stage devices." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light browning to top of text block, slight bump to top of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
DIVISIONS ON A GROUND: ESSAYS ON CANADIAN CULTURE., Frye, Northrop.  Edited, with preface, by James Polk.
18 Frye, Northrop. Edited, with preface, by James Polk. DIVISIONS ON A GROUND: ESSAYS ON CANADIAN CULTURE.
Anansi, Toronto, 1982, first edition. 
199 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0887840930 "Perhaps the most influential critical thinker of our century, Northrop Frye has long commented upon the cultural life of his own country. (This book) continues Frye's extraordinary enquiry into Canada's literature, universities, social assumptions and national character. In thirteen essays and addresses, Frye covers a broad range of subject matter, from future shock to the meaning of Canada's history; from student politics to the idea of the university; from regional verse to Marshall McLuhan and the age of television. Provocative, splendidly written and quite entertaining, (it) shows Northrop Frye at his most accessible: a book of prime importance to every North American." Faint erased pencil marks on rear pastedown, tiny foxing mark on fore-edge of textblock, very small bump and light fading at bottom edge of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny closed tears, moderate rubbing causing some color loss. Very Good/Good 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
19 Gundersheimer, Werner, foreword. Introduction by Richard Kuhta. A DECADE OF COLLECTING: CELEBRATING TEN YEARS OF ACQUISTIONS, 1990-1999.
The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C., 2000. 
141 pp, small 4to, (10 1/8" H), soft cover. Color frontispiece, b&w reproductions. A look at books, manuscripts, prints, maps, art and ephemera added to The Folger Shakespeare Library over the period 1990 to 1999. Card of Richard J. Kuhta, Librar ian laid in. Interior - previous owner's chop (stamp) at top of free front endpaper, otherwise clean and tight. Exterior - minor edgewear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine and top edge of front cover near spine, spine flat and uncrea s e d . V G 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
RENOWN AT STRATFORD:  A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED:  A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D:  A RECORD...1955.  3 VOLUMES., Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson.
20 Guthrie, Tyrone & Davies, Robertson. RENOWN AT STRATFORD: A RECORD OF THE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1953 / TWICE HAVE THE TRUMPETS SOUNDED: A RECORD OF THE STRAFORD SHAKESPEAREAN FESTIVAL IN CANADA 1954 / THRICE THE BRINDED CAT HATH MEW'D: A RECORD...1955. 3 VOLUMES.
Toronto Clarke, Irwin First Editions Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Grant Macdonald, Tanya Moiseiwitsch. 
3 volumes, detailing the first three seasons of the Stratford, Ontario, Shakespearean Festival, all first editions, each 9 1/4" H. 1. Renown at Stratford, 1953. Contents: Preface; First Shakespeare Festival at Stratford, Ontario, by Tyrone Guthrie; The Director, by Robertson Davies; The Players, by Robertson Davies. Two plays were presented: Richard III and All's Well That Ends Well, with Alec Guinness taking the roles of Richard III and The King of France. Colour illustrations by Grant Macdonald. 2. Twice Have the Trumpets Sounded, 1954. Contents: Rehearsal - A Study in Rhythm; The Taming of the Shrew; Measure for Measure; Oedipus Rex (these chapters by Robertson Davies); A Long View of the Stratford Festival, by Tyrone Guthrie. James Mason took the parts of Oedipus and of Angelo in 'Measure for Measure'. William Shatner was also part of the cast and is pictured in the role of 'Lucentio'. Colour and b&w illustrations by Grant Macdonald. 3. Thrice the Brinded Cat Hath Mew'd, 1955. Contents: Julius Caesar; King Oedipus; The Merchant of Venice; A Note on Style in Acting (these chapters by Robertson Davies); Music at the Festival, by Boyd Neel; The Production of 'King Oedipus', by Tyrone Guthrie and Tanya Moiseiwitsch. Colour and b&w costume designs by Tanya Moiseiwitsch. Volume 1 has previous owner's name in ink on free front endpaper, very light browning to edges of text block. Volume 2 has some toning to endpapers and light browning to fore-edge and top of text block, slight toning in margins of pages. Volume 3 has some toning to endpapers. All volumes have very light edge wear and light wrinkling at top/bottom of spines. Dust jackets: Volume 1 has light edge wear and some tiny chips/tears - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light browning - mainly on spine and flap-folds. Volume 2 has very light edge wear/wrinkling; moderate browning on spine, flap-folds and some edges. Volume 3 has very light edge wear including one or two tiny ships and one small tear, light browning on spine and flap-folds. Dust jackets are protected in mylar sleeves. 
Price: 75.00 USD
 
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