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Vivien: The Vivien Leigh Collection

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A COLLECTION OF BOOKS ON DRAMA AND THE THEATRE, COMPRISING:
i) William Hazlitt. Characters in Shakespear’s Plays. London: Taylor and Hessey, 1818, 8vo, second edition, presentation copy inscribed to Vivien and Larry (“To dear Larry & Vivien with my love & | every good wish for Christmas & the | New Year. | Dallas | 20.12.43”) on a preliminary blank, sonnet in a contemporary hand on the verso of the dedication (which has been reinserted), occasional annotations in the text, half calf, small segment of title cut away, some spotting

ii) Sarah Bernhardt. My Double Life. Memoirs of Sarah Bernhardt. London: Heinemann, 1907, 8vo, presentation copy (stamped in blind on title page), portrait frontispiece and plates, folding sheet of facsimile of Bernhardt’s handwriting at end, original blue cloth; 

iii) Jospeh Macleod. The New Soviet Theatre. London: George Allen & Unwin, 1943, 8vo, second impression, with a typed note loosely inserted (“Vivien | This was sent by M. Zunoff of the Soviet Embassy to whom we wrote some time ago… M”), photographic plates, original red cloth; 

iv) Arnold L. Haskell. Miracle in the Gorbals. A Study. Edinburgh: The Albyn Press, 1946, 4to, presentation copy inscribed to Vivien and Larry ("To Larry & Vivien | All my love | Bably [?] and MXXXX") on the half-title, photographic plates, original blue cloth, cloth a little faded;

v) Peter Noble. British Theatre. London: British Yearbooks, [1946], 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“ To Laurence Olivier | and Vivien Leigh | with greetings and good wishes | from Peter Noble | July 1946”) on the front free endpaper, foreword by Laurence Olivier, photographic plates, original red cloth; 

vi) Marchette Chute. Shakespeare of London. New York: E.P. Dutton, 1949, 8vo, first edition, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“For Sir Laurence Olivier, | of whom the King’s Men | would have been very | proud. | Marchette Chute | October 13, 1949”) on the half-title, original red cloth, spine faded

vii) George Freedley and John A. Reeves. A History of the Theatre. New York: Crown Publishers, 1949, 8vo, later printing, presentation copy inscribed to Vivien Leigh (“To dear Vivien | with my Love & Best Wishes | for her birthday. Nov: 5: 1949 | Bernard”) on the front free endpaper, photographic plates, original blue cloth, some browning to endpapers

viii) Rex Whistler. Designs for the Theatre. London: Curtain Press, 1950, 8vo, plates, original patterned board, dust-jacket; 

ix) [William Shakespeare]. A Shakespeare Anthology. London: Collins, [c.1954], 16mo, presentation copy inscribed to Vivien Leigh (“To Miss Leigh | With grateful thanks | for your wonderful performance | during your first | memoreable Stratford season. | E.M. Beryl Brown | 5.11.55”) on the front free endpaper, original green morocco; 

x) Richard Findlater. Six Great Actors. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1957, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“In admiration | Richard Findlater”) on the front free endpaper, original red cloth, dust-jacket; 

xi) Randolph Goodman. Drama on Stage. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1961, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR (“For Vivien Leigh | who helped make | this book possible. | With many thanks | Randolph Goodman”) on the front free endpaper, plates, original red cloth, dust-jacket, dust-jacket worn at edges

xii) Brian Fothergill. Mrs Jordan. Portrait of an Actress. London: Faber and Faber, 1965, 8vo, presentation copy inscribed to Vivien Leigh (“Darling | You might | like reading about her…”) on the front free endpaper, plates, original blue cloth, dust-jacket (12)


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