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“SO, FROM OLD SHAKESPEAR’S HONOUR’D DUST, THIS DAY, SPRINGS UP AND BUDS A NEW REVIVING PLAY”

(SHAKESPEARE) [DRYDEN, John, and D'AVENANT, William]. The Tempest, or the Enchanted Island. London, 1676.

Third edition of D’Avenant and Dryden’s Restoration adaptation of The Tempest, the Bard’s bewitching tale of shipwreck and sorcery. The Foyle copy. $12,000.

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“SHAKESPEARE’S POWER IS SACRED AS A KING’S”:1690 QUARTO RESTORATION VERSION OF THE TEMPEST

(SHAKESPEARE) [DRYDEN, John and DAVENANT, William]. The Tempest; or the Enchanted Island. London, 1690.

Fifth edition of the Restoration version of The Tempest by William Davenant and John Dryden, handsomely bound in full morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. $9500.

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“THE FIRST EUROPEAN NOVEL”

(ROJAS, Fernando de). Celestina. Leyden, 1599.

Plantin edition of this classic tragicomedy of the Spanish Renaissance—arguably the most important early work of Spanish literature aside from Don Quixote—published within a century of the unobtainable first edition. $8500.

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“THE THEATRICAL ARTIST WHO… CAPTURED THE MOOD OF THE AGE”

BARBIER, George. Original pencil, watercolor, and gouache painting, signed. Paris, 1919.

Striking original pencil, watercolor, and gouache design, highlighted in silver gilt, by legendary fashion designer George Barbier, of a "Gypsy" with tambourine, possibly relating to costumes designed by Barbier for the Gypsy ballet "Amarilla," danced by the Anna Pavlova and Alexandre Volinine at Drury Lane in 1920, signed and dated by Barbier. $6900.

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“SUCCEEDED LOPE DE VEGA AS THE LEADING SPANISH PLAYWRIGHT OF THE GOLDEN AGE”

CALDERON DE LA BARCA, Pedro. Autos Sacramentales, Alegoricos, y Historiales. Madrid, 1717. Six volumes.

First edition of this collection of the great Spanish dramatist’s ‘Autos’—allegorical one-act plays celebrating the mystery of the Eucharist on Corpus Christi—with engraved frontispiece portrait of the playwright, in contemporary vellum. $6500.

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1664 FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST COLLECTED EDITION OF KILLIGREW’S PLAYS, WITH SCARCE FRONTISPIECE, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND

KILLIGREW, Thomas. Comedies and Tragedies. London, 1664.

First edition, first issue, containing Killigrew’s most famous play, The Parson’s Wedding, and with the scarce engraved frontispiece portrait featuring Killigrew at his desk with his dog and his playbooks, not present in all copies. Beautifully bound in full morocco-gilt by Bedford. $6000.

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INSCRIBED BY LANGSTON HUGHES

HUGHES, Langston. Tambourines to Glory. New York, 1958.

First edition of Hughes' landmark novel, conceived as a play and ultimately produced on Broadway, an especially distinctive presentation/association copy warmly inscribed by Hughes to the play's producer while the play was first in rehearsal in 1960, inscribed in Hughes' trademark green ink with his flourishes, "Especially for Joel Schenker, this book that becomes your play. Sincerely, Langston Hughes. During rehearsals, Longacre, New York, August 25, 1960,” this very scarce copy accompanied by an original Folkway LP of Tambourines featuring songs by Hughes and Jobe Huntley, recorded in 1958 by the Porter Singers in Harlem. $5800.

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“ONE OF THE OUTSTANDING DRAMATISTS OF THE RESTORATION”

DRYDEN, John. Amphitryon; or, the Two Sofia's. London, 1691.

First edition, second issue (as usual) of this "still amusing" comedy by poet laureate John Dryden, with 13 pages of sheet music composed by Henry Purcell for the play at the rear—the Hoe copy, handsomely bound. $5500.

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