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British Film and Culture

British Film and Culture

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121 Ryall, Tom Blackmail
London BFI 1993 0851703569 / 9780851703565 First Printing Small Paper 
Scarce entry in that terrific BFI series on film. This one is on Alfred Hitchcock's 1929 British film that was released as a silent and early all talkie film. Both version are discussed along with's lots of info. on the making of the film. Illustrated with b&w stills and frames. Fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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122 Saunders, Jennifer Absolutely Fabulous. The Complete Original Six Episodes.
New York Pocket Books 1995 0671527142 / 9780671527143 Later Printing Paper 
Scripts from the world wide comedy hit. 16pgs. of color photos. Tiny touch of light wear to the top edge of the front cover. Near fine. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Golden Age Of The Railway Poster., Shackleton, JT
123 Shackleton, JT The Golden Age Of The Railway Poster.
New Jersey Chartwell Books 1976 0890091218 / 9780890091210 1st American Edition Oversize 
Superb large book on railway posters focusing on Great Britain & France. Illustrated with 100's of beautiful repros. in full color. Fine/fine. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Signed Hamlet Playbill, Shakespeare, William, Williamson, Nicol
124 Shakespeare, William, Williamson, Nicol Signed Hamlet Playbill
New York Shakepeare 1969 Original Playbill Paper 
AN OPENING NIGHT PLAYBILL THAT HAS BEEN SIGNED BY MOST OF THE CAST INCLUDING, NICOL WILLIAMSON, CONSTANCE CUMMINGS, GORDON JACKSON, ROGER LIVESEY, FRANCESCA ANNIS AND OTHERS. Directed by Tony Ricardson who did not sign. Also in the cast as courtiers, soldiers, players was a young Anjelica Huston who also did not sign. Vg. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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125 Shakespeare, William. The Arden Text, Edited By Herbert Arthur Evans, With a General Introduction By Mr. Evans and a Special Prefatory Note By Mark Van Doren; Illustrated with Paintings By Fritz Kredel The Life Of King Henry V
New York The Heritage Press 1951 1st Edition Oversize Decorative boards 
A beautiful ed. of the play based on the Olivier film. Illus. w. 24 sm. full color paintings based on scenes from the movie. 1st edition. Binding is laid in is a copy of The Hertiage Club newletter The Sandglass. Lacking the cardboard slipcase. A beatiful fine copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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126 Shaw, Bernard The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God
New York City Dodd Mead & Co. 1933 First American Edition Small Cloth with Dustjacket 
Man & God once more with Shaw, this time its a black girl in search for God. A controversial book when published. The title page, superb endpapers and 19 beautiful wood engravings are by John Farleigh and are outstanding. Laid in the book is a rare small copy of a reprint of the period of the book of the month club news which has Heywood Broun writing about the book. The dustjacket is near fine with a few minute small chips and the book itself is fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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Caesar And Cleopatra. Anthony And Cleopatra, Shaw, Bernard & Shakespeare, William
127 Shaw, Bernard & Shakespeare, William Caesar And Cleopatra. Anthony And Cleopatra
New York Dodd Mead & Co. 1st Edition 
The two plays that were performed by Laurence Olivier & his then wife Vivien Leigh. Illus. w. 8 photos along with a preface by Shaw. Dj. has wear, chipping along the top edge & old tape mends. Vg+/about vg. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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128 Shaw, George Bernard, edited & w. an intro. by Bernard F. Dukire The Collected Screenplays Of Bernard Shaw
George Prior Pub. 1980. 0860434052 / 9780860434054 
vg+/vg/sm.tear to frnt. edge of dj. The screenplays for The Devil's Disciple, Major Barbara, Arms & Man, Caesar & Cleopatra,Pymalion & St. Joan. 31 stills on plts. 1st edition. Binding is 
Price: 25.00 USD
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129 Silverman, Stephen M. David Lean
New York City Harry N. Abrams 1989 0810935503 / 9780810935501 First Edition Oversize Cloth with Dj. 
Lavish book on the life and career of the great British director David Lean. Illus. with 168 photos and stills including many in color. Fine/fine 
Price: 30.00 USD
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130 Simpson, Mark Saint Morrissey A Portrait Of This Charming Man By An Alarming Fan
New York Touchstone/Simon & Schuster 2003 0743276906 / 9780743276900 First Printing Boards & Cloth with Dustjacket 
A nice collection of 4 Morrissey items. The collection includes "Saint Morrissey" by Mark Simpson. Illustrated with 8pgs. of photos. This is a candid look at Morrissey. Fine/fine. Also included in the collection is "The Sunday Times. A Morrissey Fanzine" This is a small 32pg. magazine from 1993 devoted to the British rock singer, Morrissey. Includes articles, reviews & a piece on James Dean, who was the subject of a book by the singer, that is now near impossible to come by. Soft cover crease. Vg. Also included is a copy of "The Smiths The Complete Story" by Mick Middles. This is a large paper book that was published in 1988 by Omnibus Press and is the 2nd edition of the book. Illustrated with 100's of b&w photos of Morrissey and the other members of the important band along with several pgs. in color & a discog. Tiny corner crease to the bottom of the front cove, which is lightly mirrored to the 1st pg. Vg+. And also included in the collection is a paper copy of "Morrissey & Marr The Severed Alliance" by Johnny Rogan. Published by Omnibus Press in 1993, this is a revised and updated edition. Controversial bio. of Morrissey, Johnny Marr & their group The Smiths. The book was well received by the critics and fans, but hated by Morrissey who denounced it. 16pgs. of photos + discog. Very faint small minute corner crease to the back cover, otherwise this is a fine unread copy. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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131 Singer, Kurt The Laughton Story, An Intimate Story Of Charles Laughton
John C. Winston Co. 1954. 
vg+/vg+/Minute chip. to dj. owner sig. on pastedown. Early bio. of the fine actor & director. 51 stills & photos. 1st print. edition. Binding is 
Price: 20.00 USD
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132 Slide, Anthony Fifty Classic British Films 1932-1982. A Pictorial Record
New York City Dover Books 1985 0486248607 / 9780486248608 First Edition Paper 
A good account on great British films includes credits, synopsis and commentaries on all the films along with 200 well printed stills and photographs. Fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Cinema To-Day, Spencer, D.A. And Waley, H.D.
133 Spencer, D.A. And Waley, H.D. The Cinema To-Day
London Oxford University Press 1946 1946 Edition Illus. Cloth with Dustjacket 
Nice history on the cinema with the emphasis on the British film industry that was originally published in 1939. This is the 1946 reissue with chapters on the camera, sound, the projector, color cinematagraphy, the picture theatre and more. illustrated with 1 color photo on the frontispiece along with 52 b&w photographs on 24 plates and many small b&w in text iillustrations. Nice Art Deco design on the front cover along with an equally nice two color Deco dustjacket. Very minute minor easy to live with rippling to the top and bottom edges of a few pages, the paper used is quite thin and some light wear to the dustjacket. Altogether a very nice copy. Vg/vg. . 
Price: 50.00 USD
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Laurence Olivier, Spiel, Hilde
134 Spiel, Hilde Laurence Olivier
Germany Rembrant Pub. 1958. 
vg+/sm. laminated bds. w/o dj. as issued. TEXT IN GERMAN. Beautiful little 64pg. bio. career study on the incomparable Olivier. 31 full pg. portraits & stills on plts. 1st edition. Binding is sm. bds. no dj. Also included is a playbill from the 1980 Broadway revival of "West Side Story" WHICH HAS BEEN SIGNED BY LAURENCE OLIVIER ON THE FRONT COVER IN INK. Small ink date notation by the former owner on the front cover. Vg. Also included is a 28pg. cinebill for The American Film Theatre's film version of Anton Chekhov's "Three Sisters" that starred Olivier. The program includes a short piece by Olivier on Chekhov and Shakespeare along with 23 small pictures of Olivier's many screen roles. Fine. Sold as a collection only. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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AMBIT A Quarterly of Poems, Short Stories, Drawings & Criticism, Steadman, Ralph
135 Steadman, Ralph AMBIT A Quarterly of Poems, Short Stories, Drawings & Criticism
London Ambit 1977 71 1977 Paper with Dustjacket 
British literary magazine that is notable for an early published appearance by the popular artist/satirist who is mostly known for his many collaborations with Hunter Thompson. Steadman has contributed a very funny portfolio of 7 b&w "penis" drawings and one has been used for the cover and is printed in orange. A must have for Steadman completest. Also included in the issue are pieces by J.G. Ballard and many other British writers and artists who are unknown to me. Very minute light soiling to the white dj. Fine. Also lncluded is a nice full color 28pg. booklet from the dvd release of "Fear and Lothing In Las Vegas" which has many drawings and illustrations by Steadman. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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136 Steinbrunner, Chris & Michaels, Norman The Films Of Sherlock Holmes
NJ The Citadel Press 1978. 0806505990 / 9780806505992 
fine/fine. In-depth chronicle of Sherlock Holmes's long screen career. Inclds. essays on each film + 100's of b&w stills & photos. 1st print. edition. Binding is 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Lindsay Anderson, Sussex, Elizabeth
137 Sussex, Elizabeth Lindsay Anderson
New York Praeger 1969 1st Paper Edition Small Paper 
Career study of the late British director and film critic. Illustrated with 75 stills + filmog. Slight roll to the book and small corner crease to the back cover otherwise vg+. An uncommon title in the Praeger Film Library series. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Peggy Ashcroft, Tanitch, Robert
138 Tanitch, Robert Peggy Ashcroft
Great Britain. Century Hutchinson Ltd. 1987 0091710308 / 9780091710309 1st Edition Oversize Bds. W. Dj. 
REVIEW COPY WITH MATERIAL LAID IN. Wonderful pictorial record & full chron. of the life & career of the fine actress Peggy Ashcroft, whos career spanned from the 20's to the 80's. Illus. with 100's of photos. Price clipped. Fine/fine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Lewis Carroll at Texas. The Library Chronicle, Taylor, Robert N., Compiled By
139 Taylor, Robert N., Compiled By Lewis Carroll at Texas. The Library Chronicle
Texas. The University Of Texas at Austin 1985 00242241 First Edition Paper 
235pg. catalog of the Lewis Carroll holdings at the University of Texas. Includes a treasure trove of Alice In Wonderland and Through The Looking Glass material including manuscripts, books along with magazines and photographs taken Carroll. 28 illustrations. A nice job. Attractive. Near fine. Laid in is a nice large 12pg color brochure for a recent exhibition "Alice Live" that was held at the New York Public Library for The Performing Arts in 2015. Illustrated. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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140 Towers, Harry Alan & Mitchell, Leslie March Of The Movies
London Samson Low,Marston & Co. Ltd 1947. 
vg+/vg/lght. fad. to frnt. & sp. panels + bit of wear to bck. Coll. of interviews w. mostly British film people incld. Kerr, Hitchcock, Ronald Neame & others. 64 large stills & portraits. 2nd print. edition. Binding is large 
Price: 20.00 USD
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