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IBSEN, Henrik. CATILINA. Drama.... Anden og Gennemarbejdet Udgave. København: Gyldendalske, 1875. Small 8vo; original decorative cloth, gilt; a. e. g.; contents fine. $90
This edition of Ibsen’s first drama was issued on 20 March, 1875, to mark the playwright’s 47th birthday and celebrate his 25 years of authorship. Ibsen produced a new and very personal forward for this edition.


[IBSEN, Henrik.] A DOLL’S HOUSE. A Play. Translated from the Norwegian by Henrietta France Lord. New York: D. Appleton, 1889. 12mo; white cloth and green boards; decorations to upper cover; some soiling to covers; untrimmed. $25
The first American publication of the drama, with an introductory “Life of Henrik Ibsen” (24 pages) by Lord. §Halversen, p. 58.


[IBSEN, Henrik.] A Vaudeville Theatre program for Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, the week of 20 April, 1891. Oblong 8vo-size; green stock; one central crease; 1” closed tear to head of first leaf. $50
A four-page program for “Ibsen’s last play... for the first time in England by special arrangement with Edmund Gosse and W. H. Heinemann.” It had premiered in Munich the same year.

IBSEN, Henrik. HAERMAENDE På HELGELAND, Skuespil.... København: Gyldendalske, 1873. Small 8vo; half roan, worn; contents good. $50
The second edition of The Vikings of Helgeland, first published as a special supplement to the magazine Illustreret Hyhedsbland in 1857. Said at the time by Bjorn Bjornson to be “the best play yet written in Norway,” it is still considered by many second only to Peer Gynt amongst Ibsen’s poetic dramas.


IBSEN, Henrik. KEJSER OG GALILAEER. Et Verdenhistorik Skuespil.... København: Gyldendalske, 1873. First Edition. Contemporary half calf; decorative gilt spine; a fine copy. $125
The first edition of Emperor and Galilean, considered by Ibsen to be his masterpiece. §Halvorsen, p. 48.


IBSEN, Henrik. THE LADY FROM THE SEA. Translated, with the Author’s Permission, by Eleanor Marx-Aveling. With Critical Introduction by Edmund Gosse. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1890. Small 8vo; blue-paper boards; vellum-paper spine; binding a bit skewed; shelf worn at foot; corners bumped; spine sunned and chipped at foot; spotting to endpapers; frontispiece, with tissue guard; t.e.g. $30
The first English translation of Ibsen’s Fruen fra Havet (1888). The translator was the daughter of Karl Marx. One of the titles in Unwin’s Cameo series.


IBSEN, Henrik. NORA; or, A Doll's House. (Et Dukhehjem.) Translated from the Norwegian by Henrietta Frances Lord. New Edition, Revised. London: Griffith Farran, [1890]. Second Edition,. 12mo; decorative cloth; fine. $60
A revised translation, with a new critical preface and a "Life of Ibsen." Uncommon. §Halvorson, p. 58.


IBSEN, Henrik. POEMS AND LYRICS FROM IBSEN. Including Songs from the Dramas Together With the Scene of Aase’s Death from Peer Gynt. To Which is Added a New and Revised Edition... of Brand. London: J. M. Dent, 1912. First Edition. Cloth; spine lettered in gilt. $30
Collected, translated, and arranged by Fydell E. Garrett and his wife. With an introduction by Ibsen scholar Philip Wicksteed.

IBSEN, Henrik. SAMFUNDETS STøTTER. Skuespil.... København: Gyldendalske, 1877. Small 8vo; contemporary half roan, worn; minor dusting to margins of text. $125
The first edition of Pillars of Society. §Halvorsen, p. 51.


IBSEN, Henrik. SAMFUNDETS STøTTER. Skuespil.... København: Glyndendalske, 1877. First Edition. Small 8vo; contemporary half leather, rubbed at extremities; sporadic light foxing. With the ownership inscription of Jacob Hegel. $250
The first edition of Pillars of Society, the first of Ibsen's acclaimed series of social dramas. Jacob Hegel was Ibsen's publisher and counselor as well as the son of his dear friend Frederik Hegel. §Halverson, p.51.


IBSEN, Henrik. DE UNGES FORBUND. Lystspil.... Kjøbenhavn: Gyldendalske, 1869. First Edition. Small 8vo; disbound; light dust-soiling to title-page and terminal blank; else very good. $120
The first edition of The League of Youth, Ibsen’s five-act comedy. Uncommon.


[IDA, (?).] A stipple-and-line engraved portrait, “Costume de Melle. Ida, rôle du Bon Ange, dans Don Juan de Marana.” Paris: Martinet, [c. 1836]. 4 3/4” x 7 1/2”; colored by hand. $30
The actress is shown full length, standing, in the wings, robes, and breastplate of the angel, a tall sword loosely grasped in her left hand. The drama Don Juan de Marana, by Dumas père, opened at the Theatre de la Porte de St. Martin in April 1836.


IMBERT, [Barthélemy]. LE JALOUX SANS AMOUR, Comedie.... Paris: Lambert & Baudouin, Delalain and Duchesne, 1781. First Edition. Disbound; slight dusting to half-title. $30
A five-act comedy in blank verse, first performed by the Comédiens François in January 1781.


INCHBALD, [Elizabeth]. TO MARRY, OR NOT TO MARRY; A Comedy. The Second Edition. London: for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805. Disbound; minimal foxing. $25First performed at Covent Garden, with a cast including Kemble, Munden, and Bologna, in February 1805.


[INDIAN JUGGLERS.] An engraved plate, “The Indian Jugglers.” [London]: R. Ackermann, 1813. 9” x 5 3/4”, plus narrow side margins; two minute stitching holes at (blank) head; colored by hand. $70
This hand-colored image shows the three seated jugglers/conjurors on a low, carpeted stage -- the two in the foreground swallowing swords. Issued at the time of the celebrated trio’s first London performances.


[INDIAN JUGGLERS.] An engraved plate, “Les Jongleurs Indiens,” in the Bon Genre series. [Paris: c. 1840.] 10 1/2” x 8 3/4”, plus margins; colored by hand; outermost edges toned; image fine. $250
This hand-colored engraving depicts the celebrated Indian Jugglers, three jugglers and conjurors from Madras, who exhibited in London and Paris about 1813. It portrays the trio seated on a raised platform observed by a fashionably dressed man and woman. The central performer juggles four hoops on his fingers and toes while balancing a tower of knives on his forehead. No. 87 in the series.


[IRVING, Henry.] A color-printed portrait of Irving by Mortimer Menpes, [c. 1902]. 3 1/2" x 6 1/4"; very good. $10
A bust portrait in profile.


[IRVING, Henry.] A small, lithographed bust portrait of Irving by A. Raulden, 1905. 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" card mount; inscribed to the reverse. $15
The portrait carries a presentation inscription from the artist to the reverse.


IRVING, Henry.] A contemporary sepia cabinet card of Irving by Sarony, [c. 1885]. A hint of spotting; corners rubbed, one creased. $20
A profile, head-and-shoulders photographic portrait.


[IRVING, Henry.] A carte-de-visite portrait, after a photograph, of Sir Henry Irving, [c. 1885]. Slightly faded. $20
A half-length portrait of the actor.

[IRVING, Henry.] A sepia cabinet photograph of Irving. London: Walery, [c. 1895]. Slight spotting (in the negative). $25
A half-length portrait of the actor, seated.


[IRVING, Henry.] A Lyceum program for Irving and Ellen Terry in Wills’ The Fate of Eugene Aram, June 1879. Printed in sepia; one horizontal crease; pencil sketch to first internal page. $18
Also performed was Townley’s High Life Below Stairs, with Bellew and Pinero.


[IRVING, Henry and Ellen TERRY.] A Lyceum Theatre program for Irving and Terry in Macbeth, January 1889. Small 4to; decorations to cover; printed in sepia; minor wear to backstrip (removed from a bound volume). $15
Irving appeared as Macbeth and Terry as Lady Macbeth. The overture, preludes, and incidental music were composed by Arthur Sullivan.

[IRVING, Henry and Ellen TERRY.] A Lyceum Theatre program for Irving and Terry in Macbeth, February 1889. Small 4to; decorations to cover; printed in sepia; minor wear to backstrip (removed from a bound volume). $15
Irving appeared as Macbeth and Terry as Lady Macbeth. The overture, preludes, and incidental music was composed by Arthur Sullivan.


[IRVING, Henry and Ellen TERRY.] A Lyceum Theatre program for Irving and Terry in Macbeth, June 1889. Small 4to; decorative cover; printed in sepia; minor wear to backstrip (removed from a bound volume). $16
A 16-page program listing Irving as Macbeth and Terry as Lady Macbeth. The overture, preludes, and incidental music were composed by Arthur Sullivan. The second half of the program is taken up with “Macbeth Revisited” by E. R. Russell.


[IRVING, Henry.] A printed invitation to a Lyceum Theatre dinner from Irving to Sir Frederick Pocock. [London]: 1882. 4to leaf, bifolum; text and decoration to conjugate page; completed in manuscript; original central horizontal fold for mailing. $50
Pocock is invited to the dinner in honor of the 100th representation of Romeo and Juliet, 25 June, 1882.


IRVING, Henry. THE DRAMA. Addresses.... London: Heinemann, 1893. Small 8vo; white boards; mild staining to extremities of covers; spine darkened frontisportrait, tissue guarded; “Presentation Copy” in blind stamp to front flyleaf. $50
A volume collecting Irving’s lectures “The Stage as It Is” (1881); “The Art of Acting” (1885); “Four Great Actors” (1886); and “The Art of Acting” (1891). The frontispiece reproduces Whistler’s portrait. §LAR 3090.


[ITALIAN THEATRE.] A partially printed receipt for the rental of a stage booth at the Carnevale, Florence, February 1805. 6 1/4” x 4 1/4”; decorative woodcut vignette at head; completed in script; signed at foot, gentle central vertical crease; near fine. $50
The receipt is made out to Dr. Giuseppi Vanni.


[ITINERANT PLAYERS.] A lithographed plate of “Les Artistes en Plein Air,” after Baptiste, 1825. 11” x 8”; minor dust soiling. $30
A small group gathers to watch two itinerant performers on a plank-and-sawhorses stage. A banner showing Polichinelle hangs from their tent (into the side flap of which peer two mischievous boys).

JACOBSON, Siegfried. MAX REINHARDT. Berlin: Erich Reiss, 1921. First Edition Thus. Small 4to; original boards; slight toning to text; very good. $30
A series of 32 essays, each on a specific production of Reinhardt’s. The appendix is a calendar of Reinhardt’s premieres 1902-1919.

[JARDIN D’ACCLIMATATION.] A chromolithographed pictorial program for a concert for the Jardin Zoologique D’Acclimatation, Paris, 3 June, 1886. 7 3/4” x 10”; program to recto; advertisement to verso; central horizontal crease; minor mounting traces to verso. $100
The color pictorial recto depicts an elephant, with passengers in the howdah, led by a keeper. The program (listing pieces by Woog, Donizetti, Verdi, Meyerbeer, and others) is printed to the howdah’s drape. The reverse carries advertisements for a department store. The Jardin d’Acclimatation was by this time the zoological exhibits had been superseded by the hugely successful Anthropologique exhibitions -- Nubians, Bushmen, Zulus, and many other African peoples of the ethnological expositions (or human zoo).


JEPHSON, Robert. BRAGANZA. A Tragedy. London: for T. Evans and T. Davies, 1775. Disbound; dusting to title-page and terminal leaf. $40
The second edition of Jephson’s play written in confessed imitation of Shakespeare (although Nicoll points out that Otway is a greater influence.)


JERROLD, Walter (Editor). BON-MOTS OF SYDNEY SMITH AND R. BRINSLEY SHERIDAN. With Grotesques by Aubrey Beardsley. London: J. M. Dent, 1893. 16mo; tan cloth over beveled boards; upper cover and spine stamped in gilt; extremities rubbed; patterned endpapers; red ink stamp to title-page; two portrait plates; slightly shaken; vignette illustrations. $125
The text is embellished with 74 vignette grotesques, a title-page design, and front-cover ornament by Beardsley. With the stamp of the Hatfield House Library.


[JOHNSON, Richard (?).] A NEW THEATRICAL DICTIONARY. Containing An Account of All the Dramatic Pieces That Have Appeared from the Commencement of Theatrical Exhibitions to the Present Time. Together with Their Dates when Written or Printed, where Acted, and Occasional Remarks on their Merits and Success. To Which is Added, An Alphabetical Catalogue of Dramatic Writers, with the Titles of All the Pieces they have Written... And Also A Short Sketch of the Rise and Progress of the English Stage. London: for S. Bladdon, 1792. First Edition. 12mo; modern cloth and endpapers; one signature loosening; much of the text printed in double columns; very good. $150
The sole edition of this annotated guide, covering more than 6000 dramas, operas, interludes, orations, masques, and dramatic poems and novels; a list of some 400 dramatic authors; and a brief history of the English stage. §LAR 40. Stratman, Play Lists, 36.

[JORDAN, Dorothea.] A Drury Lane playbill for a Royal Command performance featuring Jordan as Corinna in Vanbrugh’s The Confederacy and Little Pickle in Bickerstaffe’s The Spoil’d Child, 16 November, 1790. Impression light to a few letters; minor toning to left half. $70
Eliza Farren was also seen in the first piece.

[JORURI.] A booklet in a series of Ninguo Joruri. [Osaka (?): c. 1860.] 8vo; self wrappers; cord binding; covers dust soiled and a trifle spotted; thumb soiled, primarily to fore-edges; more then 35 double leaves of text; printed in woodblock throughout (in various calligraphic styles). $95
The script to a bunraku puppet play, apparently adapted from a folk tale of the Nara period (710-784). The woodblock text is the reciter’s chant narrating the bunraku performance in the calligraphic styles reserved for the theatre -- with rounded swooping characters in kana.


[JUDIC, Anna Damiens.] A complete issue of “Le Trombinoscope” devoted to Judic. [Paris: F. Debons, 1873.] 4to; engraved decorative-banner title and caricature to front; three stitching holes to left margin; light foxing and dusting. $45
The entirety of this four-page satirical periodical is given over to an account of Judic. The first play is illustrated with a caricature of the singer and actress.


JULIA DE FONTENELLE, [?]. MANUEL DE PHYSIQUE AMUSANTE, ou Nouvelles Récréations Physiques.... Cinquime Édition, Revue, Corrigée, Considérablement Augmente et Ornée de Planches. Paris: Rovet, 1836. Small 12mo; sheep-backed marbled boards; vellum corners; light wear to covers; hinges neatly reinforced; some faint discoloration to upper half of title-page from collection label to verso; brief, minor marginalia in pencil to several leaves; numerous engraved figures to four folding plates at the end; speckled edges. $200
First published ten years earlier, this edition is expanded by nearly 100 pages. With several tables to the text and many miniature illustrations to the folding plates. §See Ruegg, p. 56 (not listing this edition).

[JULIA DE FONTENELLE, [?]. NOUVEAU MANUEL COMPLET DE PHYSIQUE AMUSANTE, ou Nouvelles Récréations Physiques... Nouveau Édition, Revue. Corrigée, Considérablement Augmentée et Ornée de Planches. Paris: Roret, 1840. Small 12mo; marbled boards and calf spine, rubbed; numerous engraved figures to four folding plates at the end; minor fraying to fore-edges of plates. $150
First published ten years earlier, this edition is expanded by nearly 100 pages. With several tables to the text and many miniature illustrations to the folding plates.


[JULIAN, (?).] A juvenile drama portrait, “Miss Julian as Maid Marian.” London: M & M Skelt, [c. 1840]. Upper corners trimmed. $30
A halfpenny portrait of the actress standing (in a large plumed hat), looking to the left, an arrow held up in an extended hand, a bow held against the ground in her other hand. A tent and an archery target are in the background.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A naïve pencil-and-watercolor copy of a juvenile drama portrait of an actor in the role of Robinson Crusoe, [c. 1835]. 4 1/2” x 5 3/4”; one gentle horizontal crease; light soiling. $35
Presumably executed by a juvenile artist, this watercolor after a penny-plain portrait shows Crusoe standing, legs apart, on a tropical beach. He holds a musket over his shoulder and grasps an axe in his left hand.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A partially colored sheet of three Crusades figures. [London: n. p., c. 1840 (?).] A bit of soft creasing to left corners; colored by hand. $25
The characters are Zubar the Arab (with armored mount and a campfire), Percy, and Richard -- all in battledress.



[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A penny-plain sheet of “Hodgson’s Characters in the Miller & his Men.” London: O. Hodgson, 1833. A hint of foxing; one upper corner creased; early inscription to verso. $45
Two tableaux: “Robbers Carousing” and “Grindolf with the Robbers Asleep.”

[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A penny-plain sheet, “Hodgson’s Characters in The Cataract of the Ganges. Procession.” London: Hodgson & Co., [c. 1832]. Minor dusting and wear to margins; 1/2” tear to edge at head; image very good. $65
A pair of mounted lancers in Eastern costume and decorative equipage to their mounts. Moncrief’s equestrian spectacle premiered at Drury Lane in 1823.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A sheet of “Hodgson’s Characters in The Infernal Secret, Pl. 3.” [London]: Hodgson, 1822. Colored by hand, bright; light dusting to side margins; four very short, closed tears to left margin; library duplicate stamp to verso. $50
A vividly colored sheet of six characters from Amherst’s melodrama (Surrey 1822) including the heroine Rosa and a hooded Inquisitor.

[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A folio sheet, “Petit Theatre. Forteresse et ses Coulisses.” Jarville-Nancy: Imageries Réunies, [c. 1870]. Colored; very good. $45
This colored sheet contains the backdrop, four side wings, and one set piece for a fortress and its walls and battlements.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of large sheets, backdrop and side wings, “Dorf.” Neuruppin: Gustav Kühn, [c. 1840]. Chromolithographed; very good. $70
A riverside country village. The Kühn family were one of the first German publishers of cheaply produced, chromolithographed juvenile drama sheets (often pirated). Because of their ephemeral nature, they have become scarce, particularly in very good condition.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A chromolithographed large toy-theatre curtain, “Vorhang.” Neuruppin: Gustav Kühn, [c. 1840]. One vertical crease; else very good. $60
A double-layered drop curtain in red, green, and yellow. From the center peers the face of a clown. Kühn was one of the first German publishers of cheaply produced juvenile drama sheets. Because of their fragile nature they have become scarce.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A group of three sheets of “Principal Characters in the New Comic Pantomime Called Harlequin & Padmanaba or the Golden Fish.” [London]: W. Love, 1823. Minimal dusting and wear to outermost margins; three minute pinholes to head of each sheet; near fine. $450
Three of the four plates in the set, containing a dozen figures and four vignette scenes. Amongst those represented are Bologna as Harlequin, Norman as Pantaloon, Grimaldi as Clown, and Jefferies as Padmanaba. One of the vignette scenes features Chunee, the first pachyderm on the English stage. The play premiered as the Covent Garden Christmas pantomime of 1811.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of sheets, one backdrop and one side wings, “Place du Palais Royal a Paris.” Epinal: Olivier-Pinot, [c. 1880]. 15 3/4” x 10 3/4”; lithographed; hand colored; a few nicks and short tears to margins only; central vertical crease to each sheet. $30
In the series “Noveau Theatre Portatif a Rainures.”


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of large penny-plain portraits, "General Sir Robert Sale" and "Lady Sale in Afghanistan." London: A. Park, [c. 1860]. Very good. $50
Two non-theatrical sheets by the juvenile drama publisher. The two portraits depict General Sale in military uniform, mounted. Lady Sale is also shown on horseback.

[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A sheet, “Park’s Scene in The Red Rover, Scene Last.” London: A. Park, [c. 1850]. Minor closed tears to left margin, neatly repaired to verso. $15
The dramatic sea battle at the close of Fitzball’s nautical melodrama (based on Fenimore Cooper).


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of large sheets, one backdrop and one side wings, “Cour d’Assises.” [Epinal]: Pellerin & Cie, [c. 1890]. 21” x 16 1/2”; hand colored; some fraying to the head of one sheet. $35
One of only 27 sets issued for the Grand Théâtre Nouveau, the largest scale theatre produced by Pellerin. This set is of a courtroom scene during a murder trial.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A hand-colored sheet containing both backdrop and side wings, “Décors de Théâtre. Marine.” Epinal: Pellerin, [c. 1880]. 11” x 15 1/2” ; one margin frayed; a few very short, closed tears to another margin; hand colored. $20
The backdrop is of a seaport, with six side wings.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of hand-colored sheets, “Palais” and “Coulisses & Accessories du Palais,” in the series “Nouveau Theatre Portatif à Rainceres.” Epinal: Pellerin, [c. 1900]. Each 15 1/2” x 11 1/2”; very minor toning to margins; central vertical crease to each. $35
The backdrop depicts the grand courtyard steps of the palace and the second sheet contains set pieces (including a throne) and statues before columns.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of large sheets, one backdrop and one side wings, “La Prison.” [Epinal]: Pellerin & Cie, [c. 1890]. 21” x 16 1/2”; hand colored. $35
One of only 27 sets issued for the Grand Théâtre Nouveau, the largest scale theatre produced by Pellerin. This set is of a prison yard.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A complete set of character sheets, and one scene sheet, of "Pollock's Characters & Scenes in the Brigand." London: B. Pollock, [c. 1890(?)]. Near fine. $65
The seven character sheets to Pollock's adaptation of Planche's melodrama, with scene 7 -- a formal garden overlooking an Italian city.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A hand-tinted, large-theatre sheet of “Pollock’s Scenes in The Corsican Brothers. No. 1.” London: B. Pollock, [c. 1895]. Color bright; near fine. $20
A grand doorway.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.]  A pair of backdrops, a cave mouth and cave explosion (Nos. 544 and 545), for Jacobsen's Danske Teater. København: Vilhelm Prior, [c. 1900]. 19" x 12 3/4"; minor wear to edges; closed tear to one, neatly repaired. $30


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A sheet of ‘Redington’s Scenes in Baron Munchausen. Scene 11. No. 11.” London: J. Redington, [c. 1875]. Very good. $15
A boulevard scene with a large central hoarding listing plays, theatres, scenes, tinsels, and supplies to be had from Redington’s shop.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A twopence-colored sheet, "Kahema the Saracen Cheif [sic]." London: J. Redington, [c. 1860]. Hand colored; bright. $45
The armored Saracen is mounted, holding a sword in his right hand behind his plumed helmet.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A chromolithographed stage curtain. [Mainz: Scholz, c. 1870.] 15” x 12”, plus margins; bright; near fine. $40
An extravagant green and red curtain with a pink drop curtain decorated with a pair of putti.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A chromolithographed sheet of a juvenile stage curtain. [Esslingen: J F Schreiber, c. 1900.] 16” x 14”; near fine. $22


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A chromolithographed sheet, “Brennendes Schloss. Hintergrund.” [Esslingen]: J. S. S[chreiber], [c. 1880]. 16” x 14”; a few nicks at foot; text and diagram to reverse. $40
An unusual trick sheet for the top of a Schreiber scene. The sheet provides two different scenes of the top of a castle which when folded up provides a changeable scene of the castle burning. A diagram and instructions are printed to the verso.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A colored character sheet, “Uftarte, die geraubte See.” [Esslingen: J.F. Schreiber, c. 1890.] 16” x 14”; tear to one figure (with neat, early repair). $30
Twelve costumed fairy-tale characters for the toy theatre.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of large chromolithographed sheets, backdrop and sidewings for “Zimmer.” [Essingen]: J.F. S[chreiber], [c. 1900]. 21” x 16”; minor toning to margins; else fine. $30
The interior of a parlor including a fireplace.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A large-format sheet, “Wolfsschlucht, Coulissen.” [Esslingen: J. F. Schreiber, c. 1890.] 21” x 7”; original color, bright; fraying (repaired) to 6” along upper margin; image very good. $15
A sheet of four craggy mountain side wings, plus a panel of set pieces including a winged demon, white owls, a caldron surrounded by skulls, and a wild boar.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A large-format sheet, “Zeltlager, Hintergrund.” [Esslingen: J. F. Schreiber, c. 1890.] 21” x 17”; original color, bright, minimal fraying to outer margin at head and foot; two closed tears (repaired) to right margin. $25
The backdrop for the large Schreiber toy theatre representation of a medieval military encampment.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A sheet, “Skelt’s Characters in the Forest of Bondy -- Plate 2.” London: M. & B. Skelt, [c. 1850]. Minor dusting. $15
Ten characters, including a combat, in Harris’ spectacle The Dog of Montargis (1814), one of the versions of the canine dramas which swept Britain, France, and America.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A half-penny title-sheet to “Skelt’s Characters and Scenes in Harlequin Jack Sheppard.” London: M & B Skelt, [c. 1845]. Two pinholes to right margin. $18
Seven figures, each with a caricature-like face, two of Jack Sheppard.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A group of six penny-plain sheets, “Skelt’s late Lloyd’s... the Maid of Genoa.” London: M. & M. Skelt, [c. 1840]. Some dusting to side margins. $90
Five sheets of characters for a juvenile drama adaptation of Farrell’s melodrama (Coburg 1820). The character designs are particularly well executed. 


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A hand-colored, half-penny sheet, “Skelt’s Scenes in The Miller’s Maid. No. 5.” London: M. & M. Skelt, [c. 1838]. Staple mark to left margin; central vertical crease. $22
A countryside road.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A sheet, “Skelt’s late Lloyd’s Scenes in Richard the Third, No. 3.” London: M & M Skelt, [c. 1840]. Minor dusting to edges. $15
The interior of a chapel.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A sheet, “Skelt’s late Lloyd’s Set Pieces in Thérese.” London: M. Skelt, [c. 1837]. Very minor toning; very good. $15
Four small set pieces and back-scenes of the “pavilion as first seen [and] pavilion in flames, to be made up as a pantomime trick.”


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A sheet, “Skelt’s Characters in Timour the Tartar.” London: M. & M. Skelt, [c. 1840]. Chipping to corners, with very minor loss to upper right. $20
This sheet has 26 small figures, most in the procession (two equestrian) but also including a small scene.

[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of large-format sheets, “Fridolin; oder, Der Gang nach dem Eisenhammer.” Vienna: M. Trentsensky, [c. 1850]. Oblong folio; original color; bright. $65
A dozen costumed figures over the sheets for a juvenile drama adaptation of Schiller’s drama. All brightly handcolored. These Trentsensky sheets furnish an important record of costuming for the theatre and opera in Vienna in the middle years of the 19th century.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] The set of six sheets of characters “Der Nordstern.” Vienna: [and] London: M. Trentsensky [and] Joseph, Myers, and Co., [c. 1855]. Large format (14 1/4” x 8 1/2”); original color, bright; dusting to first sheet; blue pencil notation erased from (blank) head of first sheet; shortest of closed tears to a couple of edges. $200
The 36 figures, all colored by hand, for Trentsennsky’s juvenile drama adaptation of Meyerbeer’s opera L’Etoile du Nord. Included are Peter the Great in three varied outfits (one the carpenter disguise), Katarina in five different costumes, and several soldiers. Joseph, Meyers, and Co. were agents for Webb, Redington, Park, Skelt, Trentsensky, and Winkelmann from 1850 onwards. These Trentsensky sheets furnish an important record of costuming for the theatre and the opera in Vienna in the middle years of the 19th century.

[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A large-format backdrop of Notre Dame cathedral. Vienna: Trentsensky, [c. 1860]. 17 1/2” x 13 1/2”; laid to light board; light soiling and wear to margin at foot; minimal dusting and spotting. $20
These Trentsensky sheets furnish an important record of designs for theatre and opera in Vienna in the middle years of the 19th century.

[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A pair of large-format sheets, “Zriny.” Vienna: M. Trentsensky, [c. 1850]. Oblong folio; shortest of closed tears to some edges; light indentation from a paper clip to upper margin of each sheet; minor dusting; original hand coloring. $55
A dozen costumed figures over the two sheets for a juvenile drama adaptation of Körner’s patriotic drama. Colored by hand. These Trentsensky sheets furnish an important record of costuming for the theatre and opera in Vienna in the middle years of the 19th century.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A group of three large-theatre sheets, "Webb's Scenes in The Brigand's Son." London: W. Webb, [c. 1890]. $40
Alpine cottages and mountain cataracts.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] The pictorial outer wrapper/label for the juvenile drama sheets of The Daughter of the Regiment. [London: W. Webb, c. 1880.] Yellow stock; minor dusting to right margin. $22
A scene in the juvenile drama adaptation, surrounded by decoration.


[JUVENILE DRAMA.] A sheet of “favorite fours” portraits. London: W. G. Webb, [c. 1860]. Faint deaccession stamp to lower corner of verso. $30
The sheet, No. 4, has portraits of Mr. J. T. Johnson as Gobertz, Miss Wolfe as Joe Jessamy, Miss Daly at the Ladies Highwayman, and Mr. N. T. Hicks as the Lion King. The latter shows “Bravo Hicks” with his foot on the shoulder of a prostate lion and a knife in an upraised hand.