G.B. SHAW SPEAKS OUT ON THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF HIS PLAYS: “YOU ARE COMMITTING THE BLACKEST CRIME POSSIBLE IN THEATRICAL BUSINESS…”
SHAW, GEORGE BERNARD. (1856-1950). Irish-born writer. Good Typed Letter Signed, “G. Bernard Shaw”, on his imprinted stationery. One full page, quarto. “10, Adelphi Terrace, London, W.C.”, April 6, 1911. Very fine condition.
SHAKESPEARE’S ~~ ‘THE WINTER’S TALE’ — BROADSIDE
AN 1840 PRODUCTION AT THE THEATRE-ROYAL IN NEWCASTLE — THAT JUST HAPPENS TO FEATURE THE PARENTS OF ELLEN TERNAN, CHARLE’S DICKEN’S MISTRESS, IN THE LEAD ROLLS!
One page, quarto. [approximately 7 ½ x 10 inches].
SIR JOHN MARTIN-HARVEY DEPICTED IN HIS MOST FAMOUS ROLE
MARTIN-HARVEY, SIR JOHN. (1863-1944). English stage actor and manager; his most famous play, and role, was first produced at the Lyceum on 16 February 1899 — The Only Way, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities in which Martin-Harvey played the lead role of ‘Sydney Carton’. We offer a superb, Signed Cabinet Photograph depicting him in character as ‘Sydney Carton’, circa 1902. Boldly signed, above his image, on the photographic surface “J Martin Harvey”.
ENRICO CARUSO — FABULOUS ALBUM DETAILING CARUSO’S CONCERT IN NEW CASTLE, ENGLAND, ON SEPTEMBER 10, 1909 ~~ WITH A SIGNED PROGRAM, NUMEROUS COLOR TICKETS, LETTERS FROM HIS MANAGER ORGANIZING THE EVENT, AND PRESS CLIPPINGS SURROUNDING THE EXTRAVANGANZA
CARUSO, ENRICO (1873-1921) Acclaimed Italian tenor. Light tan cloth-bound quarto album containing a fascinating collection of memorabilia related to Caruso’s September 10, 1909, concert at the Town Hall, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. 30+ pages, quarto.
ORIGINAL DRAWING OF G.K. CHESTERTON, BY LONDON CARICATURIST, L.J. BINNS, BOLDLY SIGNED BY THEM BOTH
CHESTERTON, G.[ilbert] K.[ieth] (1874-1936). English writer and author; one of the dominating figures of the London literary scene in the early 20th century. Original octavo caricature of Chesterton, drawn on heavy artists board, and boldly Signed, “G.K. Chesterton” under his image.