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A COLLECTION OF PUBLISHED PLAYS, COMPRISING:
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Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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A COLLECTION OF PUBLISHED PLAYS, COMPRISING:
i) Miles Malleson. Yours Unfaithfully. London: Victor Gollancz, 1933, small 8vo, with the playwright’s ownership inscription on the front free endpaper, AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO VIVIEN LEIGH LOOSELY INSERTED (“My dear Vivien, would you please read this play sometime…”), dated 15 September 1946, original printed wrappers, spine worn at foot;

ii) Fanny Heaslip Lea. Crede Byron. New York: Dodd, Mean & Company, 1936, 8vo, with the playwright’s ownership inscription on the front free endpaper, original black cloth; 

iii) H.M. Harwood. These Mortals. London: Heinemann, 1937, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE PLAYWRIGHT (“To | Vivien Leigh | from H M Harwood | “Hope – is not yet taxed””) on the half-title, original black cloth, some spotting to foreedge of text block

iv) Enid Bagnold. Lottie Dundass. London: Heinemann, 1941, 8vo, inscribed “Property of MGM / London Films” on the front free endpaper, original black cloth, AUTOGRAPH LETTER TO VIVIEN LEIGH LOOSELY INSERTED, dated 23 January 1942 and inviting Vivien for lunch, some spotting to foreedge

v) Ruth Gordon. Years Ago. New York: The Viking Press, 1947, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE PLAYWRIGHT (“For Vivien and | Larry, with the author’s | love and wildest | admiration. | Ruth Gordon | April 16, 1947”) on the front free endpaper, original mustard cloth; 

vi) Harriet Hinsdale. Robert Louis Stevenson. Caldwell, Idaho: The Caxton Printers, 1947, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE PLAYWRIGHT (“To | Sir Laurence Olivier | in admiration - | while still under the | spell of his “Hamlet!” | Harriet Hinsdale | Hollywood, 1949”) on the front free endpaper, original pale yellow cloth, dust-jacket; 

vii) Armand Salacrou. Les Nuits de la Colère. Paris: Gallimard, 1947, 8vo, number 998 of 1053 copies, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED AT LENGTH IN FRENCH AND SIGNED BY THE PLAYWRIGHT, original patterned boards; 

viii) Ruth Gordon. The Leading Lady. New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1949, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE PLAYWRIGHT (“R.G | loves | V + L” with a heart) on the front free endpaper, original blue cloth; 

ix) Jean Anouilh. Ardèle. London: Methuen and Co., 1951, 8vo, with a note from Mercia Swinburne and George Relph (“Darling, and thank you for a lovely week-end: it was wonderful and so were you…”) papeclipped to the dust-jacket, original pale blue cloth, dust-jacket, some browning

x) Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Auntie Mame. New York: Vanguard Press, 1957, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE PLAYWRIGHTS (“For Vivien Leigh | With a deep | and respectful bow | to a great actress | Jerome Lawrence | Robert E. Lee* | 1960 | (*Pronounced “Leigh”)”) on a preliminary blank, original black cloth over patterned boards, dust-jacket;

xi) Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. The Gang’s All Here. Cleveland and New York: The World Publishing Company, 1960, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE PLAYWRIGHTS (“For Vivien Leigh | This primer in | American politics is - | we hope – the precursor | of a mutual adventure | in Latin-American | politics! | Warmly, | Jerome Lawrence | Robert E. Lee | 1960”) on the front free endpaper, original brown cloth, dust-jacket, some browning to endpapers;

xii) Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Inherit the Wind. New York: Random House, [c.1960], 8vo, third printing, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE PLAYWRIGHTS (“To Vivien Leigh | Our fondest | hope is that | we can write | a role for you. | With admiration, | Jerome Lawrence | Robert E. Lee | 1960”) on the front free endpaper, photographic plates, original grey cloth, dust-jacket;

xiii) Maurice Druon. Mégarée. Un Voyageur. La Contessa. Paris: René Julliard, 1962, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE PLAYWRIGHT IN FRENCH (“A Vivien Leigh | à “la Contessa” anglaise | que j’ai souhaitée por lui dire mon | admiration et | mon impatience | de l’applaudir | Druon | Mars 1965”) on the half-title, original wrappers (13)


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Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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