VICTORIAN THEATRE POSTERS AND PLAYBILLS FOR SALE
VICTORIAN THEATRE PROGRAMMES
VICTORIAN THEATRE PHOTOGRAPHS & VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN PICTURES OF ACTORS ETC.
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The Brescian Family, cabinet photograph of the musical performers by A.H. Leach, 36 Commercial St., Brighouse. Active in the 1880s and 1890s the vocalists and musicians act performed all over the country. One member is shown with a cello, three others with violins. Good conditon.
Ref. no. 144b

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£25

Henrietta Simms, a carte de visite sized photo of Henrietta Simms which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Good condition.
Ref. no. 145b

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£15

Theatre Royal, York 1846, large handbill (or small playbill) for 24 April 1846. The plays performed were Georgette, The Daughter of the Regiment by Thomas Archar, The Cabin Boy; or, The White Slave by Thomas Archar and The Railway King by E. Stirling. Performers T. Holmes (Thomas Holmes), Fanny Holmes, Mr. Gormersal, Mr. Thompson, Miss Thompson, Mrs. Jones, Miss Brown, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Spiers, Miss Edwards, Miss Thomassin, Jane Reynolds, Mr. A.E. Reynolds, Mr. French, Mr. Hart, Mr. Harry, Mr. Benson, Mr. Bartlett, Mr. Lauder, Mr. Isaacs, Mr. Metcalf, Mr. Patterson, Mr. Upsdell, Mr. Norton, Mr. Everett, Mr. Bower, Mr. French, Mr. Willstead, Mr. Webber, Mr. Emmett, Mr. Gibbs, Mr. Bath, Mr. Phillips. Scenery by Corby Fisher, machinery by Mr. Bath. Lessee J.L Pritchard. Forthcoming play The War with the Sikhs, 'wanted, a number of young men for Sikhs and British soldiers at the Theatre Royal, York, on Tuesday next.
12 inches by 7½ inches. Taller than appears in scan as it was too large for the scanner area. Very Good condition.
Ref. no. 146b

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£30
Roger Livesey, An early signed photo from the 1930s of theatre and film actor Roger Livesey. Roger Livesey found fame both on the stage and in Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger films such as I Know Where I'm Going and The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Roger Livesey was the son of Edwardian actor Sam Livesey - a member of a long established provincial Victorian and Edwardian theatre family. The autograph on the photo says ‘Best wishes Roger Livesey' in ink. The photo measures just under 4½ inches by just under 3½ inches, and so is smaller than a postcard. An ink stamp on the reverse reads, ‘Repro by the Photo Repro Co., 14 Cecil Court, W.C.2'; this company was at this address in the 1930s and presumably produced pictures actors could use as headshots and for autographs. Very good condition.
Ref. no. 147b

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£15

 

Dame Peggy Ashcroft, An early signed photo of theatre and film actress Peggy Ashcroft, taken when she was a young woman in the 1930s. It is a real photo postcard and is signed Peggy Ashcroft in ink on the front, and has a note from her on the reverse which reads, ‘Many thanks for your very nice letter and the book, very sincerely Peggy Ashcroft'. The card measures just under 5½ inches by 3½ inches. Image and autograph are a little dark & slight bloom to image, otherwise good condition.
Ref. no. 148b

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£15

Louise Keeley, a carte de visite sized photo of Louise Keeley, daughter of Mary Ann Keeley and Robert Keeley, which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Louise was a popular actress and married the barrister Montagu Williams. A couple of marks & light creases from when the picture was pasted to the album card.
Ref. no. 149b

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£15

Mary Keeley, a carte de visite sized photo of Mary Keeley, daughter of Mary Ann Keeley and Robert Keeley, which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Mary was an actress and married author, lecturer and mountaineer Albert Smith. Fading, a few age marks and bottom edge of album paper chipped.
Ref. no. 150b

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£15

Surrey Theatre, a playbill for 24 September - year not given but it was 1866. Plays: Doing My Uncle by Rophino Lacy and True to the Colour by A.R. Slous, the last being a drama about Francis Drake and the Spanish Armada.
Actors: Mr. C. Allbrook, Mr. F. Beaty, Mrs. Moreton Brookes, Mr. C. Butler, Mr. Creswick (William Creswick), Mr. Dalton, Mr. E.F. Edgar, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Fitzroy, Miss Goodall (probably Bella Goodall), Mr. C. Herring, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Hummertson, Joseph Irving, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Lewis, Mr. C. Lloyds, Mr. Maclean (John Maclean), Henry Marston, Alfred Nelson, Georgina Pauncefort, Kate Saville, Mr. Shepherd (Richard Shepherd), Mr. Smithson, Mr. Stretton, Elizabeth Webster, Mr. W.C. Williams, Mr. Woodfield.
Others: Gates (scenery), Gowrie (scenery), W. Gauntlett (scenery), Adams (scenery), H. Coombes (costumes), W. Mather (machinery), Lloyds (appointments), Hinkley (gas), Cox (illusions), Wood of Bow Street (armoury), A. Schmuck (music), J. Cormack (dance choreography), W.C. Williams (stage manager), Stephen Smith (treasurer), Dalton (prompter), William Spencer (bill inspector) and Merser & Gardner (printer of Kennington).
8 inches by 19.5. Small edge tear, good condition.
Ref. no. 151b

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£45

Jennie Lee, a carte de visite of Jennie Lee in costume by Somers & co. Good condition.
Ref. no. 152b

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£15

Miss Louise Henderson, a carte de visite of Louise Henderson by Gurney & Son of 5th Avenue, New York. Louise Henderson acted in London in the 1870s and appeared in the opera bouffe Genevieve De Brabant at the Royal Philharmonic Theatre in 1872. Good condition.
Ref. no. 153b

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£15

William Rignold, a woodburytype carte de visite of William Rignold as Jacques in The Two Orphans at the Olympic Theatre. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur with the original magazine caption. A little marked and aged.
Ref. no. 154b

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£10

Henry Neville, a woodburytype carte de visite of Henry Neville as Pierre in The Two Orphans at the Olympic Theatre. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur with the original magazine caption. A little marked and aged.
Ref. no. 155b

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£9

Henry Neville, a woodburytype carte de visite of Henry Neville as Pierre in The Two Orphans at the Olympic Theatre. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Identified in ink at bottom of card. Good condition.
Ref. no. 156b

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£10

Emily Fowler, a woodburytype carte de visite of Emily Fowler in The Two Orphans at the Olympic Theatre. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Good condition.
Ref. no. 157b

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£10

Amy Roselle, a woodburytype carte de visite of Amy Roselle. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Good condition.
Ref. no. 158b

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£10

Charles Fechter, a small oval photo of Charles Fechter as Hamlet which has been removed from its original carte de visite card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. The picture is by Heath and Beau. A little fading, good condion.
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£9

Alfred Wigan, a carte de visite of Alfred Wigan by Disderi of Paris and London. Autographed in Wigan's handwriting on the front in the blank area ‘Alfred Wigan March 1870'. Some fading and ink marks from when he placed it in a letter and posted it. Good condition.
Ref. no. 160b

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£35

Beatrice Marston, a carte de visite sized photo of Beatrice Marston, daughter of Henry Marston, in cavalier costume, which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Fading, good condition.
Ref. no. 161b

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£15

Henry Marston and Frederick Robinson, Henry Marston as Hotspur and Frederick Robinson as Prince Henry in Henry IV Part 1. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Light foxing, good condition.
Ref. no. 162b

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£12

Henry Marston, Henry Marston as Marc Antony in Julius Caesar. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Ref. no. 163b

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£12

Jenny Marston and Frederick Robinson, Jenny Marston and Frederick Robinson as Florizel and Perdita in The Winter's Tale. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Light foxing to edges, good condition.
Ref. no. 164b

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£12

Edith Blanche, Autographed cabinet photograph of Edith Blanche by Fergus of Greenock and Millport, Scotland. Blanche is dressed in costume for pantomime and the picture was taken in 1899. Signed in ink on the front ‘Sincerely yours Edith Blanche Jan 99'. Good condition.
Ref. no. 165b

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£40

Ada Blanche, real photo postcard by Rotary of Ada Blanche. Photo by Foulsham & Banfield. Written in ink on reverse 'born 1868 1898 Drury Lane etc.' Good condition.
Ref. no. 166b

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£9

Lydia Dudley, a real photo postcard of music hall artiste Lydia Dudley by the Speed Photo Co. Autographed on the front ‘Sincerely yours, Lydia Dudley 9/1/07' and with a handwritten message, probably to her family, from her on the reverse ‘Dear ?, kindly call for me this evening hope all is well at home ? Expects us along. Have you a vacancy for this young lady?' Lydia Dudley's real name was Lydia Dudley Scott and she was born in Liverpool in 1877. She was the daughter of plumber and glazier William Scott and landlady Ellen Jane Scott and her mother had theatrical boarders. She had brothers George Thomas Scott, William Ellis Scott, Walter Scott, Joseph Scott and Stanley Stuart Scott; Captain William Ellis Scott died in New York in 1893. Good conditon.
Ref. no. 167b

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£35

Miss Woolgar (Mrs. Alfred Mellon), Miss Woolgar (Mrs. Alfred Mellon) as Rosalind in As You Like It. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Light foxing to edges, good condition.
Ref. no. 168b

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£12

Jessie Bond, a signed photograph of Gilbert and Sullivan opera star Jessie Bond (1853-1942), taken when she was quite elderly, probably in the late 1930s. Autographed inscription on the reverse in ink reads 'To my dear friend Arthur with love Jessie Bond'. Jessie Bond created roles in H.M.S. Pinafore and The Mikado and sang numerous other roles. Good condition.
Ref. no. 169b

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£120

Madame Celeste, Madame Celeste as Princess Katherine in Henry V. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Light foxing to edges, good condition.
Ref. no. 170b

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£12

George Bennett, George Bennett as King Henry the Eighth. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Ref. no. 171b

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£12

H.J. Montague, a carte de visite photograph of actor H.J. Montagure by Mora of New York. Identified in ink on reverse as Harry Montague. Ownership stamp on reverse of Frank Craven's Theatrical Library. Good condition.
Ref. 172b

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£15

Kate Bateman and Ellen Bateman, the Bateman sisters as children, at the time they were brought to London, with Ellen Bateman as Richard III and Kate Bateman as Richmond. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850-1853 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Blank edges possibly a little trimmed, good condition.
Ref. no. 173b

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£12

Thomas Mead, Thomas Mead as Iachimo in Cymbeline. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio, magazine and volume form. Light foxing to edges and foxed on blank reverse, a couple of small holes on blank left margin from when issued in parts, good condition.
Ref. no. 174b

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£12

Benjamin Webster, a woodburytype carte de visite of Benjamin Webster. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Identified in ink at bottom of card. Good condition.
Ref. no. 175b

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£10

Charlotte Sainton Dolby and Prosper Sainton, two cabinet photographs by Walery and Elliott and Fry of London of singer Charlotte Helen Sainton-Dolby (c.1821-1885) and her violinist husband Prosper Philippe Catherine Sainton (c.1813-1890). The photographs were both inscribed in French and autographed in ink by Prosper Sainton to Madame Johnson in 1889, four years after his wife's death and the year before his own. Some fading to Charlotte Dolby, the photo of Prosper Sainton is in poor condition and is very faded and mottled with pencil retouching showing through on his hair and beard.
Ref. no. 176b

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£20

Mr. Atkins and Miss Cross, Mr. Atkins and Miss Cross as Grumio and Curtis in The Taming of the Shrew. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Ref. no. 177b

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£12

Barry Sullivan, Barry Sullivan as Hamlet. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Ref. no. 178b

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£12

Charles Mathews, a carte de visite of Charles Mathews by Fradelle and Marshall of London. Fading, good condition.
Ref. no.179b

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£15

Henry Betty, Henry Betty as Faulconbridge in King John. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Ref. no. 180b

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£12

Charles Pitt, Charles Pitt as Gloster in Henry VI. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Ref. no. 181b

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£12

The Delvines, real photo postcard of music hall artistes The Delevines by Rotary. Autographed in ink by each member: Percy Delevine, Carrie Delevine, Sam Delevine, Minnie Delevine and Harry Delevine. The Delevines were contortionists and pantomime performers, billed as ‘Satanic Gambollers'. Harry and Sam were brothers from Lancashire and together with Percy were The Three Delevines; they later joined with two Sisters Winterton to become The Five Delevines. Fading and a crease. Not posted.
Ref. no. 182b

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£25

J.W. Wallack, J.W. Wallack as Gloster in Richard III. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Light foxing to edges, good condition.
Ref. no. 183b

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£12

Miss Cooper, Miss Cooper as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Light foxing to edges, good condition.
Ref. no. 184b

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£12

George Vandenhoff, George Vandenhoff as Coriolanus. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Light foxing on left hand side - not affecting main image.
Ref. no. 185b

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£10

Henry Gartside Neville, carte de visite by the London Stereoscopic Company in the 1870s. Good condition.
Ref. no. 186b

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£15

William Farren and Mr. Hoskins, William Farren as Romeo and Mr. Hoskins as Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Foxing on left hand side and light foxing - not affecting main image - and marks to reverse.
Ref. no. 187b

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£10

William Macready, William Macready as Richard II. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Ref. no. 188b

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£12

William Macready, William Macready as Henry IV. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Ref. no. 189b

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£12

William Macready and E.L. Davenport, William Macready as Cassius and E.L. Davenport as Brutus in Julius Caesar. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Ref. no. 190b

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£12

 
George Bennett, George Bennett as Hubert in King John. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Ref. no. 191b

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£12

George Bennett, George Bennett as Apemantus in Timon of Athens. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Ref. no. 192b

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£12

Henry Compton, a portrait of Henry Compton. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. This is a very high quality engraving with a photographic quality. Good condition.
Ref. no. 193b

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£12

Henry Compton, Henry Compton as Launce in Two Gentleman of Verona. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Foxing to edges.
Ref. no. 194b

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£10

Theatre Royal Haymarket, theatre programme (dated in pencil for 1876). Plays performed were L'Etrangere by Alexandre Dumas and Box and Cox by Maddison Morton. Actors: Hermann Vezin, Charles Harcourt, Mr. Howe, Clifford Cooper, H.B. Conway, Harold Kyrle, Mr. Bowden, Mr. Braid, Mr. W. Gordon, Mr. Wethersby, Mr. Martin, Mr. James, Henrietta Hodson, Helen Barry, Emily Thorne, Miss B. Henri, Maria Harris, John Baldwin Buckstone, Mr. Clark and Miss E. Harrison. Lessee: Buckstone. orchestra conductor Mr. W. C. Levey. Stage manager Mr. Howe. Acting manager Mr. C. Walter. Box office Mr. Sims. Refreshments by Mr. Epitaux of Pall Mall. Programme designed by E. Le Behan, engraved by J. Leitch process. Several sketches of famous characters (e.g. Dundreary, Tony Lumpkin, David Garrick) and advert on reverse for John Gosnell & Co., perfume and soap manufacturer and Gosnell sponsored this 'Graphic Theatrical Programme' under the supervision of printer Mr. E.H. Burgoyne of 93 Upper Thames Street - print code dated 9/6/76 and suggests 1000 were printed. Spine holes where removed from a binding at some point. Good condition.
Ref. no. 195b

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£15

Guards Industrial Home Amateur Theatricals by Officers of the Brigade, theatre programme for 27 February (1865). A performance by soldiers and professional actresses at the Bijou Theatre to raise money for a school to train the daughters of non commissioned officers and men for domestic jobs. The Prince and Princess of Wales attended the performance. Prologue by Shirley Brooks - read by Colonel Hon. Percy Feilding (misspelt Fielding) and Mrs. Alfred Wigan. Cast of A Scrap of Paper by J. Palgrave Simpson: Colonel De Bathe, Lieutenant-Colonel C. Peel, Colonel H. Ponsonby, Captain C. Pemberton, Lieutenant Colonel R. White, Captain Leo Seymour, Peter Hills S.F.G., Miss L. Thorne (Louisa Thorne), Mrs. Alfred Wigan, Miss R. Sanger (Rachel Sanger), Mrs. Leigh Murray and Miss Percival. Cast of Tom Noddy's Secret: Lieutenant-Colonel Cecil Peel, Major Lowe, Miss Percival and Miss Thorne. Programme illustrations by Captain A. Ellis. Stage manager Colonel De Bathe. Acting Manager George Ellis. Conductor the Honourable Seymour Egerton. Printed by lithographers Maclure, Macdonald & Macgregor of 37 Walbrook, London. Corner crease to two corners, good condition. Scan shows centre of illustration area inside programme.
Ref. no. 196b

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£25

Mary Amelia Warner, Mary Amelia Warner as Hermione in The Winter's Tale. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Ref. no. 197b

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£12

William Creswick, William Creswick as Coriolanus. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Foxing and a large corner crease to bottom left.
Ref. no. 198b

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£10

William Creswick, William Creswick as Hotspur in Henry IV. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good conditon.
Ref. no. 199b

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£12

Leigh Murray and Fanny Stirling, Leigh Murray as Orlando and Fanny Stirling as Rosalind in As You Like It. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Foxing to edges (not affecting central engraving) and loss to bottom left corner.
Ref. no. 200b

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£10

Leigh Murray, a portrait of Leigh Murray. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. This is a very high quality engraving with a photographic quality. Foxing to border, otherwise good condition.
Ref. no. 201b

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£12

Grand Theatre Leeds, theatre programme for 7 to 12 September 1908. The visiting play was The Scarlet Pimpernel starring Fred Terry. Those mentioned on the programme are:
Actors: Fred Terry, A.E. Anson, Alfred Kendrick, Malcolm Cherry, Frederick Groves, Horace Hodges, Harry F. Wright, R. Easten Pickering, L. Race Dunrobin, Walter Edwin, D.J. Williams, Sidney Porter, Maurice Elvey, J. Carter-Edwards, Hermann Griffiths, C.R. Gibbon, Goodwin Nock, George Dudley, Walter Armstrong, A. Coneybeare Gough, Phillip Merivale, Claire Pauncefort, Kathleen Doyle, Mary Jennings, Marion Sterling, Miss Stuart Innes and Miriam Lewes.
Others: John Hart (managing director), Wynn Miller (general manager), A. Romilli (musical director), R.C. Oldham (scenic artist), John R. Turnbull (stage manager), Goodwin Nock (assistant stage manager), Florence Lane (harpist), Alfred W. Pope (advance manager), Arthur Garrett (general manager).
Numerous adverts for local businesses in Leeds.
Good condition.
Ref. no. 202b

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£15

Julia Harland and Miss Conquest, Julia Harland as Puck and Miss Conquest as Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Good condition.
Ref. no. 203b

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£12

Isabella Glyn, Isabella Glyn as Constance in King John. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Very light foxing to edges, good condition.
Ref. no. 204b

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£12

Mrs. Fitzwilliam, Mrs. Fitzwilliam as Mrs. Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor. One of a series of fine engravings of actors published in 1850 (undated) and which could be bought in a portfolio and volume form. Very light foxing to edges, good condition.
Ref. no. 205b

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£12

Caroline Heath, a carte de visite sized photo of Caroline Heath (later Mrs. Wilson Barrett) which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. A couple of nicks to edges of photo, otherwise good condition.
Ref. no. 206b

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£15

Russell Wallett, printed postcard of music hall artiste Russell Wallett in drag in about 1904 for his act The Lady in Black. Good condition.
Ref. 207b

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£10

Herman Vezin, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, Henry Neville and Lionel Brough, real photo postcard of Vezin as Rowley, Tree as Sir Peter, Neville as Sir Oliver Surface and Brough as Moses in The School for Scandal. Published by J. Beagles & co., an interesting picture of the four Victorian actors in about 1906. Good condition.
Ref. no. 208b

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£5

Nelly Power, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of music hall artiste Nelly Power. Mounted on card by an amateur. A couple of small nicks to photo edges, good condition.
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£10

Nelly Power, two woodburytype carte de visite photographs of music hall artiste Nellie Power. Mounted on card by an amateur. The second, smaller, picture has a slight wave from not being fully glued down upon the card. Good condition.
Ref. no. 210b

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£15

Edith Stuart, a carte de visite sized photo of actress Edith Stuart which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Taken in the early 1860s. Some age mottling to background, still sharp and clear on face and figure.
Ref. no. 211b

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£9

Robert Loraine, A. Vane-Tempest, Miss Gladys Gaynor, Mr. Arthur Lewis and Nina Boucucault, real photo postcard of actor and aviator Robert Loraine, A. Vane-Tempest, Miss Gladys Gaynor, Mr. Arthur Lewis and Nina Boucucault in The Man From the Sea. A little marked on blank reverse, good condition.
Ref. no. 212b

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£5

Gabrielle Ray, two real photo postcards of Gabrielle Ray - one a studio pose, the second an articial snow scene. The first was sent with a message (no stamp present, though) to a Mr. Jim Borthwich (? probably should read Bewick as there was a family of this name at this address) of 13 Woodbine Street in Gateshead. Light creasing to first image, good condition.
Ref. no. 213b

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£5

Rose Leclercq, a carte de visite sized photo of Rose Leclerq which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Rather faded and loss to bottom left corner of image. Taken in the early 1860s.
Ref. no. 214b

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£9

Juliet Desborough, Carte de visite sized photograph on album paper. Identified in ink as Miss Desborough. Juliet Desborough was active as an actress in the 1860s and 1870s. Good condition.
Ref. no. 215b

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£35

William James Thorold, real photo postcard of journalist, author and actor William James Thorold. Captioned 'Mr. Alexander's Dooble' - referring to Thorold's noted resemblance to actor George Alexander. Thorold was a Canadian and married Muriel Mappin in London in 1906. Corner crease to top left corner, otherwise good condition.
Ref. no. 216b

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£5

Sir George Alexander, four postcards of George Alexander - the first two real photo, the second two printed.
1. George Alexander and Lilian Braithwaite in costume. 1130 Rotary Photo. Rotary Photographic Series.
2. Langfier photo. 103a. Rotary Photo Co. Rotary Photographic Series. Birmingham postmark 27 February 1905. Message from Nellie of Hughendon, 263 Park Road to Miss M. Nally, Rose and Crown, Gt Lister Street, Birmingham. (Marion Nally born c.1885 daughter of publican Patrick Nally at the Rose and Crown pub, 238 Great Lister Street).
3. Printed postcard. George Alexander in His House in Order. Ellis & Walery copyright.
4. Printed postcard. Picture by Lizzie Caswall Smith. Davidson Brothers Pictorial Post Cards Stageland Series no. 6078. Blackpool postmark 23 January 1906 or 1908. Message from Mildred Keogh, who wrote of George Alexander ‘I admire him awfully, don't you?' to Jessie Ahu?? of Main Street, Middleton, County Cork; Jessie wrote under the picture ‘This does not half flatter him!' Fading & a couple of marks to first two.
Ref. no. 217b

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£5

Kate Saxon, a carte de visite sized photo of Kate Saxon which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Taken in the early 1860s. Good condition.
Ref. no. 218b

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£15

Billie Burke and Farren Soutar, two real photo postcards of Billie Burke and Farren Soutar in The Belle of Mayfair. The first Posted in 1907 to Miss M. Freestone, 3 Goldington Crescent, St. Pancras and the second Posted in 1907 Blackpool to Miss M. Booth, 70 Lytham Road, Blackpool (this was Mary Alice Booth, a shop assistant at this address to her father Alfred Ernest Booth). Good condition.
Ref. no. 219b

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£6

Lewis Waller, real photo postcard of Lewis Waller in military costume as Arthur Conan Doyle's Bigadier Gerard. Posted to Miss F. Muir, 97 Roxburgh Street, Walton, Liverpool in 1906 with a message from Walter Muir to his sister Florence Muir. Slight creasing to edges, good condition.
Ref. no. 220b

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£5

Lewis Waller, seven postcards of Lewis Waller: 1. Real photo postcard published by Rotary. Southampton postmark and stamp on front of card for 4 November 1908. Addressed to Miss Jessie Langford, P.O. West End, Southampton. Message Queen's Café. 2. Real photo postcard of Waller as Colonel Cyril Egerton and Evelyn D'Alroy in The Fires of Fate. Published by Rotary. Addressed and with a message to Miss F. Byrne, 25 Landseer Street, Battersea (this was Florence Laura Byrne who was a tailoress of army clothing & lived at this address with her mother Martha and brother Arthur Albert Byrne; she married Edward Samuel Mellor). 3. Printed postcard of Waller in costume and wig published by Raphael Tuck. Postmark Aberdeen 31 August 1905. Addressed & with a message to Miss Jeannie Murray, c/o Mr. Lyon, Station House, Keith - it asks her if she saw the eclipse of the previous day. 4. Printed postcard. Postmark Liverpool 19 December 1906. Addressed & with a message to Miss Emily Smith, 1 Sandringham Drive, Aigburth Road, Aigburth, Liverpool. 5. Real photo postcard by Rotary of Lewis Waller as Geoffrey Mohun and Evelyn Millard as Lady Lettice Pierrepoint in His Majesty's Servant. 6. Real photo postcard by Rotary of Lewis Waller as Beaucaire and Grace Lane as Lady Mary Carlyle in Monsieur Beaucaire. 7. Real photo postcard by Beagles of Lewis Waller in costume. Shop stamp pf Will A. Skinner, The Post Card Shop, 2 Prospect Street, Hull. Postmark 24 October 1904 Hull. Addressed and with a message to Mr. E. Maples, Victoria Avenue, Princes Avenue, Hull. A few creases and fading to some cards. Ref. no. 221b

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£5

Jenny Willmore, an 1860s carte de visite sized photograph of Jenny Willmore, mounted on album paper. Photo torn for a couple of inches on top right corner, though this has not gone through the card and clearly happened before it was mounted as it is securely glued down.
Ref. no. 222b

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£10

C. Hayden Coffin, two real photo postcards of C. Hayden Coffin. Photos by Hana. The first published by Rotary and posted in Brighton in 1906 to Miss C. Wheatly, 7 Cannon Place, Brighton (this was Caroline Wheatley, resident at this address with her parents Jacob - a bath chair proprietor - and Emily Wheatley). The second published by Rotary and posted in Ramsgate in 1905 to Lilian Thompson, 1 Elms Villa, The Elms, Ramsgate. Creasing to both cards, light to the first and heavy to the second and a heavy postmark to second.
Ref. no. 223b

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£4

The Follies, real photo postcard by Hana of music hall artistes or concert part troupe The Follies dressed in pierrot costumes. Good condition.
Ref. no. 224b

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£6

The Gaieties, two real photo postcards by Hana of variety artistes and concert party performers The Gaieties. The first is autographed by each member of the act: Charles Conyers, Beatrice Jeffreys, Percy R. Watson (Percy Rupert Wilson), Ruby Wilson, Wilson James and Lois Barker. The second postcard is of Ruby Wilson alone. Good condition.
Ref. no. 225b

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£25

Amy Fawsitt, a carte de visite of Amy Fawsitt in wig and costume by the London Stereoscopic Company. The play was probably The School for Scandal. Good condition.
Ref. no. 226b

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£15

Three Arts Club, Real photo postcard by Hana of London of an actor and two actresses in costume. Annotated on reverse in pencil ‘The Three Arts Club?' Good condition.
Ref. no. 227b

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£4

Harry Randall and Harry Tate, two printed postcards of pantomime performer Harry Randall and music hall comedian Harry Tate - pictures by Hana and published by G.D. & D. Edges scuffed, a couple of marks.
Ref. no. 228b

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£4

Adelphi Theatre, programme for the Adelphi Theatre dated in pencil for 1875. Plays performed The White Hat and Uncle Tom's Cabin. Actors: Mrs. Addie Mr. F. Barsby, Mr. Beattie, Harwood Cooper, Mr. Frome, Master Gates, Harry Grattan (a child at this time, later well known as an adult), R.W. Hall, Marie Henderson, Miss S. Hodson, Miss Hudspeth, Miss Kemp, Miss Louise, Mr. W. Mcintyre, Mr. F. Moreland, Cicely Nott, Mr. P. Pietro, Mr. E. Phillips, Howard Russell, Henry Sinclair, Edith Stuart, Mr. T.W. Thorne, Mr. E. Tomlin, Mr. P. White, Brittain Wright. Others mentioned: Benjamin Webster (proprietor), F.B. Chatterton (manager), Frederick Lloyds (scenery), Mesdames Rayner and Aulph (costumes), Mr. Bradwell (props), Mr. E. Charker (machinery), Edwin Ellis (musical director, composer & arranger), Mr. T.G. Clark (box office). Full page advert on reverse for perfumery of Eugene Rimmel. Notice for forthcoming drama The Lancashire Lass with S. Emery, J.B. Howard, J.G. Shore, C.J. Smith, P.C. Beverley, George Belmore, Lydia Foote, Alma Murray and Mrs. Alfred Mellon. Tiny holes to spine where it was once bound up with other programmes. Good condition.
Ref. no. 229b

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£15

Wilson Barrett, four real photo postcards - three picturing Wilson Barrett and one a play by him.
1. Wilson Barrett in The Christian King with two other actors. Rotary postcard. Portsmouth postmark 21 September 0? Addressed with message to Miss T. Smith, 25 Seymour Gardens, Twickenham, Middlesex.
2. Wilson Barrett as Alfred and Lillah McCarthy in The Christian King. Rotary postcard. Portsmouth postmark 7 August 1904. Also addressed to and with a message from A to Miss T. Smith, this time at The Milton Arms, Milton, Portsmouth.
3. Marie Leonhard as Mercia, Ivy Millais as Stephanus and William F. Grant as Marcus Superbus in Wilson Barrett's play The Sign of the Cross. Rotary postcard.
4. Wilson Barrett as Alfred and Lillah McCarthy as Zebuda in The Christian King. postcard. Postmarked and addressed with message to Miss T. Smith, 25 Seymour Gardens, Twickenham, Middlesex.
Fading to three of the cards, a couple of creases, and a mark to Barrett's face on last card.
Ref. no. 230b

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£4

Lydia Thompson, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Lydia Thompson. Mounted on card by an amateur. A couple of dents to top card edge, good condition.
Ref. no. 231b

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£8

Lydia Thompson, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Lydia Thompson. Mounted on card by an amateur. Identified in ink at base, good condition.
Ref. no. 232b

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£10

 

Bransby Williams, Fred Terry, Lawrence Rea, Brandon Thomas, Herbert Beerbohm Tree, John Hare, Huntley Wright, Fred Brenan Woulfe and Robert Taber, 9 postcards:
1. Bransby Williams as Romeo. Printed postcard. Picture by Lizzie Caswall Smith. Published by Millar & Lang. Seacombe Birkenhead postmark 5 May 1905. Addressed to Miss Egerton Smith, Corlia, New Brighton (this was Norah Egerton Smith, daughter of music seller Francis Egerton Smith, resident at 39 Rowson Street)
2. Real photo postcard of Fred Terry in costume. Published by Beagles. Postmarked 23 November 1904 and with a message & addressed to Miss L.E. Ducken (?), c/o American Radiator Co., 89 Shoe Lane, E.C. London.
3. Lawrence Rea in costume. Real photo postcard published by Rotary.
4. Brandon Thomas. Printed postcard of playwright Brandon Thomas - best remembered for Charley's Aunt.
5. Herbert Beerbohm Tree. Printed Postcard published by Shurrey's Publications.
6. John Hare. Real photo postcard. Published by W.G. Pollard.
7. Huntley Wright. Real photo postcard published by Raphael Tuck.
8. Printed postcard of Frederick Brenan Woulfe as Marcus Superbus.
9. Printed postcard of Robert Taber. Lanfier. The Wrench Series 25010.
Some aging - fading to the real photo cards, a few corner creases etc.
Ref. no. 233b

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£6

Gus Sharland, A large 1920s photograph of theatre, London Palladium and film actor Gus Sharland in costume as a soldier with medals by Hana Studios of London. The reverse reads in ink handwriting, ‘Return to Gus Sharland. Palladium.' The photograph measures just over 8 inches by 6 inches. Condition: Ink mark to top left, tiny corner crease top left. Good condition.
Ref. no. 234b

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£6

Frederick Melville, three printed postcards from Frederick Melville's east end melodrama The Bad Girl of the Family.
1. ‘The Abduction'.
2. ‘Aren't you going to kiss your wife?'
3. ‘How Would you like to be my housekeeper?'
Some aging, good condition.
Ref. no. 235b

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£10

Sir Michael Costa, a carte de visite sized photo of composer and conductor Sir Michael Costa which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Taken in the early 1860s. Good condition.
Ref. no. 236b

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£15

Monsieur Jullien, a carte de visite sized photo of composer and conductor Monsieur Jullien which has been removed from its original card and mounted on album paper and later removed from a Victorian album. Taken in the early 1860s. A couple of tears to paper edges, good condition.
Ref. no. 237b

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£15

Helen Sherrington (later Helen Lemmens-Sherrington), a carte de visite of opera singer Helen Sherrington, taken in about 1864 by Horatio King of Bath. Marks to edges suggesting it was once pinned to something, otherwise good condition.
Ref. no. 238b

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£15

William Redmund, a woodburytype carte de visite of William Redmund published by Figaro in its Gallery of Celebrities in the 1870s. Nick to bottom edge of photo area, otherwise good condition.
Ref. no. 239b

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£10

Carlotta Addison and H.J. Montague, a carte de visite of Carlotta Addison and H.J. Montague in Forgiven by the London Stereoscopic Company. Small repair to bottom right of photo, otherwise good condition.
Ref. no. 240b

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£15

Carlotta Addison, a carte de visite photograph of Carlotta Addison by Window and Grove. Autographed by Addison in ink. Good condition.
Ref. no. 241b

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£25

Angelina Claude, a woodburytype carte de visite photograph of Angelina Claude. Mounted on card by an amateur. Good condition.
Ref. no. 242b

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£10

Emily Muir, a woodburytype carte de visite of Emily Muir. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Identified in ink at bottom of card. Good condition.
Ref. no. 243b

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£10

Park Theatre, Brooklyn, American trade card for Between the Acts Cigars - probably dating from the 1880s or 1890s. Short history of the New York theatre on the reverse. Good condition.
Ref. no. 244b

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£5

Cyril Maude, Fay Davis, Seymour Hicks, Isabel Jay, Nipper Lupino Lane, 5 real photo postcards by Rotary.
1. Cyril Maude in costume as Hogson in L'Anglais Tel Qu on Le Parle. Photo by Bassano. Good condition.
2. Fay Davis by Rotary. Photo by Dover St Studios. Good condition.
3. Real photo postcard of Isabel Jay in Dutch costume by Rotary in their Photographic Circle Plate Sunk Series. Didn't fit on scanner - good condition.
4. Seymour Hicks in Scottish dress as Angus Graeme in The Gay Gordons. Photo by Foulsham & Banfield. Good condition.
5. Real photo postcard by Rotary of child actor Nipper Lupino Lane in the pantomime The Babes in the Wood. Photo by Barrauds of Liverpool. Edges trimmed.
Ref. no. 245b

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£5

Emily Fowler, a carte de visite photograph of Emily Fowler by the London Stereoscopic Company. Good condition.
Ref. no. 246b

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£15

Carlotta Leclercq, a carte de visite photograph of Carlotta Leclercq by the London Stereoscopic Company. Card edges trimmed, otherwise good condition.
Ref. no. 247b

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£15

The Play Pictorial : With Which is Incorporated The Play, The Play Souvenir, The Stage Souvenir (London: 1907). No. 54, Vol. 9, with interesting contents and adverts. Main play Antony and Cleopatra. Pictures of actors include: Constance Collier, Herbert Beerbohm Tree (including an extra presentation plate in colour), Hilda Moore, Robert Atkins, Edward Ouston, Basil Gill, Norman Forbes, J. Fisher White, Charles Quartermain, Maud Cressall, Julian L'Estrange, Lyn Harding, Bruce Joy, Frances Laughton, Miss Wharton, Miss Vincent, J. Cooke Beresford, A. Corney Grain, S. Yates Southgate, Herbert Grimwood, Hugh C. Buckler, Robert Atkins, Alfred Goddard, Alice Crawford, Hugh C. Buckler.
Front cover detatched, back cover missing, reading copy.
Ref. no. 248b

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£5

The Play Pictorial : With Which is Incorporated The Play, The Play Souvenir, The Stage Souvenir (London: 1907). No. 55, Vol. 9, with interesting contents and adverts. Main play When Knights were Bold. Pictures include: James Welch, Audrey Ford, Guy Lane, Daisy Cordell, Charles Weir, Henry J. Ford, Arthur Grenville, Enid Sass, H. Ford, Arthur Grenville, Emma Gwynne, Gordon Tomkins, George Tully, Annie Chippendale, Leopold Profeit, Estelle Winwood, and Vivienne West.
Front cover detatched, back cover missing, reading copy.
Ref. no. 249b

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£5

The Play Pictorial : With Which is Incorporated The Play, The Play Souvenir, The Stage Souvenir (London: 1907). No. 60, Vol. 10, in the original wrappers with interesting contents and adverts. Main play The Truth. Pictures include: Marie Tempest, Sybil Carlisle, Grace Lane, Allan Aynesworth, Dawson Milward, Rosina Filippi, Dion Boucicault. Other articles, 'A Mendacious Heroine' by B.W. Findon, 'Chiffons at the Comedy' by Louise Heilgers. 2 inch tear to one advert page. Good condition.
Ref. no. Ref. no. 250b

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£9

The Play Pictorial : With Which is Incorporated The Play, The Play Souvenir, The Stage Souvenir (London: 1909). No. 86, Vol. 14, in the original wrappers with interesting contents and adverts. Main play Dear Little Denmark. Pictures include: Isabel Jay, Bertram Wallis, James Blakeley, Huntley Wright, Hazel Dawn, Peggy Bethel, Gracie Leigh, C. Morton Horne, Phyllis Monkman, A.W. Bascomb, Leila Griffin, Claire Lynch. Articles include, Editorial by B.W. Findon, Dame Fashion's Decrees by Mrs. Robert E. Noble, The Playgoer at Home, On Chatter and Jingles by B.W. Findon, Plays of the Month by B.W. Findon, Miss Grace Leigh and the Cult of Valaze, Answers to Correspondents. Small tear to front cover, covers slightly darkened. Good condition.
Ref. no. 251b

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£9

The Play Pictorial : With Which is Incorporated The Play, The Play Souvenir, The Stage Souvenir (London: 1914). No. 139, Vol. 23, in the original wrappers with interesting contents and adverts. Main play Who's the Lady? by Jose G. Levy. Pictures include: Jean Alwyn, Farren Soutar, Weedon Grossmith, Jose G. Levy, Louis Meyer, Mr. E. Dagnall, Ernest Holway, Mr. H.E. Maule, Max Leeds, Fay Compton, Millie Hylton, Charles Troode, Sophie Gould, Minnie Terry, Frank Collins, Arthur Hatherton, Fred Eastman. Articles include, Editorial by B.W. Findon, Le Monde ou l'on s'amuse par le Flaneur, Who's the Lady? by Jose G. Levy, Plays of the Month, Answers to Correspondents. Very good condition.
Ref. no. 252b

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£10

The Play Pictorial : With Which is Incorporated The Play, The Play Souvenir, The Stage Souvenir (London: 1914). No. 141, Vol. 23, in the original wrappers with interesting contents and adverts. Main play Within the Law by Bayard Veiller. Pictures include: Edyth Goodall, Mr. E. Lyall Swete, Mabel Burnege, Mr. J.V. Bryant, Francis Chamier, Frederick Ross, Leon M. Lion, Mabel Russell, Eille Norwood, Charles Garry, Stuart Musgrave, James Berry, Mabel Russell. Articles include Editorial by B.W. Findon, Modes of Mayfair, Within the Law by Bayard Veiller adapted by Frederick Fenn and Arthur Wimperis, Beauty Shopping Made Easy by Helena Rubinstein, Plays of the Month, Answers to Correspondents. Very good condition.
Ref. no. 253b

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£10

Ellen Terry and Marion Terry, two woodburytype photograph plates from The Theatre, produced in about 1878. Ellen Terry in costume as Portia in The Merchant of Venice and Marion Terry as herself in modern dress. Both pictures taken by Lock and Whitfield of London. A little creasing to card edges and aging, small tear to right side of card edge of Ellen Terry, good condition.
Ref. no. 254b

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£10

Edward Terry, a woodburytype carte de visite of Edward Terry. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Identified in ink at bottom of card. Good condition.
Ref. no. 255b

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£10

Kate Terry, a woodburytype carte de visite of Kate Terry by Lock and Whitfield, 178 Regent Street, London and given away by the magazine the Saturday Programme Supplement in 1876. Mounted on card by an amateur - slight wave where not fully glued down on the card - good condition.
Ref. no. 256b

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£8

Gee Lestocq, real photo postcard by Rotary of Gee Lestocq. Photo by Foulsham & Banfield. Good condition.
Ref. no. 257b

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£5

11 woodburytype and carbon photographs of Victorian actors and actresses. Trimmed down from larger photographs by an amateur and mounted on card to mainly carte de visite side. The subjects are: Ella Banister, James Fernandez, Weedon Grossmith, Bassett Roe, Charles Wyndham and Mary Moore, Forbes Robertson, Julia Neilson, Julia Neilson, Rose Norreys, W.J. Holloway and Lizzie Webster. A few edge chips, mostly good condition.
Ref. no. 258b

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£20

Rollo Balmain, autographed cabinet photo of Scottish actor Rollo Balmain by Monsieur Saury of 22a King Street, Manchester. . Autographed in ink on reverse ‘Yours sincerely J. (?) Rollo Balmain'. Also identified in ink on front. Fading, crease across photo from when it was mounted.
Ref. no. 259b

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£15

Cast of Our Boys 1878, carte de visite by Elliott and Fry of Cicely Richards, David James, William Farren, Thomas Thorne, Bessie Hollingshead, Sophie Larkin, Kate Bishop and G.W. Garthorne at the Vaudeville Theatre. The carte was produced for the 1000th performance on 19th February 1878. Good condition. For programme for this play see next item.
Ref. no. 260b

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£25

 

Vaudeville Theatre, programme for the Vaudeville Theatre on the Strand, dated in pencil for 1875. Lessee and managers were David James and Thomas Thorne. Plays performed were A Whirligig by Pelham Hardwicke, Our Boys by Henry J. Byron and the farce A Fearful Fog by F. Hay. Actors: J. Bernard, Kate Bishop, William Farren (also stage manager), C.W. Garthorne, David James, Sophie Larkin, W. Lestocq, Cicely Richards, Amy Roselle, Thomas Thorne, Nellie Walters, Charles Warner. Others: Arthur Nicholson (conductor of band and musical director), D. McKay (acting manager). Full side advert for Eugene Rimmel's perfumery on reverse. Small holes to spine where once bound with other programmes. Good condition.
Ref. no. 261b

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£15

 

Nelly Bromley, a woodburytype carte de visite of Nelly Bromley. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Identified in ink at bottom of card. Good condition.
Ref. no. 262b

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£10

Mrs. John Wood, a woodburytype carte de visite of actress Mrs. John Wood. It would have been given away with a magazine in the 1870s and has been mounted on card by an amateur. Identified in ink at bottom of card. Good condition.
Ref. no. 263b

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£15

Blanche De Landre, carte de visite of actress and vocalist Blanche De Landre by Somers & Co. She was active in the 1870s. A couple of marks, good condition.
Ref. no. 264b

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£15

John Clayton, a carte de visite photograph of actor John Clayton by F.R. Window of London. Identified in pencil on reverse. Seller stamp on reverse of Charles Westerton, Fancy Stationer, Knightsbridge. Good condition.
Ref. no. 265b

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£15

Amy Sheridan, carte de visite of actress Amy Sheridan by Elliott and Fry of London. Amy wearing an onyx necklace and earrings. Identified in pencil on reverse. A little fading and a couple of marks to blank area, good condition.
Ref. no. 266b

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£15

Alma Murray, real photo postcard of Alma Murray in The Prodigal Son by an unknown photographer. Autographed in ink on the front: ‘Yours truly Alma Murray Dec 1st 06'. The Prodigal Son was performed in 1906 at the Camden Theatre. Good condition.
Ref. no. 267b

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£25

Sydney Fairbrother, real photo postcard of Sydney Fairbrother in later life, probably the 1930s. Photograph by Cyril Stanborough. Autographed in ink on the front ‘Sydney Fairbrother'. Good condition.
Ref. no. 268b

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£25

Victoria Vokes, a carte de visite photograph of Victoria Vokes of the Vokes Family by Elliott & Fry. Good condition.
Ref. no. 269b

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£15

Charles Henry Hunt, carte de visite photograph of Charles Henry Hunt, the proprietor of the Alhambra Music Hall in Peter Street, Hull. It advertises his and his father's 10th annual benefit to be held on the 27 and 28 September 1877 at the Alhambra Palace, Hull. Charles Hunt (1845-1879) was born at Nabourn Lock in Yorkshire. He was the son of Charlotte and John Hunt and his father was the owner of a music hall in Hornsea. He married Sarah Ann Isaac in 1872. Foxing to card back and front (not affecting actual photo).
Ref. no. 270b

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£30

Queen's Theatre Leeds, theatre programme for 7 November 1904. The visiting play was Sunday by Thomas Raceward.
Actors: Fred Terry, Malcolm Cherry, J.D. Beveridge, Rothbury Evans, J. Carter Edwards, Horace Hodges, Alfred Kendrick, Ernest E. Imeson, Bella Pateman, Adeline Bourne and Julia Neilson.
Others: Arthur Garrett (general manager), H.P. Brookes (assistant manager), Vaughan Trevor (stage manager), John R. Turnbull (assistant stage manager) andAlfred W. Pope (advance manager).
Numerous local adverts for businesses in Leeds.
Old fold across the middle, good condition.
Ref. no. 271b

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£15

Harry Vernon Warner and Elsie Warner, cabinet photograph of the two musician children by Edward Godwin of 63 Anerley Road, Crystal Palace, London. Autographed in ink by both children as ‘H. Vernon Warner' and ‘Elsie Warner' and dated 1901. Harry and Elsie gave concerts from childhood and were the children of music teacher Harry Ernest Warner and Florence Warner. They grew up in Richmond and their father played the church organ in Kew. Harry Vernon Warner (1887-1973) played the piano and Elsie May Warner (born 1891) played the violin. Good condition.
Ref. no. 272b

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£35

Whit Rogerson, a printed play called Jack's Delight that belonged to the Victorian actor Whit Rogerson when he was at the Theatre Royal, Portsmouth in 1878. Rogerson played the character of Titus. Ownership signature of Whit Rogerson on front, inside and back page, and he marked in the initials of the other actors against their roles. Whitmond Rogerson (c.1843-1906) was born in Sheffield and his wife Jessie acted as Jessie St. Clair. He and his first wife Emma (also an actress) were the parents of Amy Harriet Ellen Rogerson (married actor John Henry George Booth) and Arthur Rogerson. Jack's Delight is by Thomas J. Williams and it was published by Samuel French. Tatty and back cover missing.
Ref. no. 273b

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£9

Matthew Wilkinson, a printed play called My Turn Next that belonged to Victorian actor Matt Wilkinson. An amateur paper binding made from a package used to post a newspaper (with the remains of an address to the Marionettes Exhibition, Sparrow Green, Wadhurst) and sewn spine, perhaps made by Wilkinson himself. The cover has printed name (probably cut from a playbill), his ownership stamp three times. The original title page has been removed, perhaps to remove an earlier owner's details. Inside there is Matt Wilkinson's ownership signature, stamps and the role of Twitter is marked up by him. Matthew Henry Wilkinson (1858-1930) became an actor in the 1880s. He was born in Staffordshire and he married actress Sophie Jekyll Graham Newman, the widow of Tom Auther Sawdon, and who may have acted as Sophia Fane. His daughter Violet (Violet Beatrice Wilkinson who acted as Eileen O'Connor) also became an actress. Tatty but interesting. Ref. no. 274b

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£9

Lydia Maitland, a carte de visite sized photograph of actress Lydia Maitland, mounted on album paper. Identified in ink on front as ‘Lydia Maitland'. Some marking, good condition.
Ref. no. 275b

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£15

Theatre Royal, Portsmouth, large playbill for Monday 11 March - year not stated but it is 1872. Some printing in red. Mademoiselle Beatrice and her company peforming Frou-Frou and A Happy Pair.
Actors: Mr. H. Andrews, Mrs. Andrews, Mademoiselle Beatrice, Mr. H. Bennett, Annie Corin, Mr. G. Brindsley, Mrs. Brindsley, Patty Chapman, Juliet Desborough, Frederick Dewar, Edward George, Mr. G. Gordon, Frank Harvey, Flora Norman, Mrs. C. Parker, Kate Price, Henry Sinclair, T.N. Wenman.
Manager and lessee of Theatre Royal, Portsmouth Mr. H. Rutley of Ashlar House.
Printed by Gardner of Portsea and Southsea.
29 inches by ten inches. Very fragile paper with several tears (the larger repaired with archival tape) and holes, A rare survival.
Ref. no. 276b

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£45

Child Acrobats, a carte de visite of two unidentified child acrobats by G. Cappelli of Buenos Aires. The children look like siblings and are probably a boy and girl as one has earrings and the other hasn't. Good condition.
Ref. no. 277b

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£20

Ladbroke Hall, Notting Hill, programme for Entertainment given in aid of the Boys' Home, Regent's Park on 16 December 1880. Performers were: Agnese Thorndike (vocalist Agnes Mary Thorndike, later Bryce), Captain Meares (George Brooke Meares), Theodore Drew (accompanist; he was a professor of music in Hammersmith), Mr. G.W. Baker (pianist), Miss Pullman, Arthur Pullman, John Pullman, Joseph Essery, Harry Watts, Charles Colman, Frederick Colman, Mrs. Bayly, Frederick Wood, Mrs. Scott, Thomas Scott and Herbert James. The charity entertainment consisted of music, songs and scenes from Hamlet. The back page is a description of the running of the Boys' Home written by Herbert James. Good condition.
Ref. no. 278b

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£20

Charles Calvert, programme for the Calvert Memorial Performance at the Theatre Royal, Manchester on 1 and 2 October 1879. The memorial performances were held after the premature death of actor manager Charles Calvert. The programme lists the dozens of committee members - including Henry Irving, George Du Maurier, R.M. Pankhurst (Richard Marsden Pankhurst, the husband of Emmeline Pankhurst), Arthur Sullivan, Linley Sambourne, Alma Tadema, Lewis Wingfield and Edwin Waugh. It also contains a list of Calvert's Shakespearian revivals.
The address was given by Mrs John Duffield.
The cast of As You Like It: B. Lee, Henry J. Jennings of Birmingham, J.D. Watson S.P.W.C., John Hollingshead, George Du Maurier, R. Watson, W. Calder, Arthur Matthison, A. Darbyshire F.I.B.A., C. Napier Hemy, R.J. Davies Colley, A.H. Marsh, W.G. Baxter, Lewis Wingfield, Tom Taylor, Herman Merivale, Linley Sambourne, Arthur Poole, John Cavanah, Edwin Waugh, Miss Wallis, Helen Faucit, Kate Pattison, Emma Toms and Mrs. Edward Saker. Stage manager E. Edmonds.
Printed by G. Falkner & Son of Manchester.
A couple of minor edge chips, good condition.
Ref. no. 279b

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£20

Sussex Hall Drawing-Room Entertainment, programme for 22 December 1863. The Sussex Hall was at 52 Leadenhall Street, London. The amateur performers from this group seem to have lived London and were: Mr. W. Barlow, Edwin B. Cross (probably Edwin Bragge Cross c.1840-1877 of Whitechapel), C. Enever (C. Enever was a member of the Playgoers Club as late as the early 1890s), E.R. Enever (possibly Edwin Robert Enever born c.1850, he played the King's younger son in the first piece), C. Fleming, Mr. Gregory, G.M. Henty, J.G. King, Mr. J. Lamb, E.S. Lardner, Mr. Millard, Mr. Morris, Mr. A. Overall, J. Roskilly (teacher Joseph Roskilly c.1823-c.190?, who taught at the London Orphan Asylum in Hackney in 1851 and later at other institutions; he was the member of a number of dramatic clubs and was an elocution examiner and teacher), Mr. T.J. Roskilly (possibly Thomas Jacob Roskilly, probably a nephew or cousin of Joseph and a general dealer), Mr. J. Wheeler, Mr. Whyte, Mr. J. Wilson. They performed The Trial of the Macedonian Prince, a selection from Henry VIII, 'A Pathological Anecdote' by H.L. Blanchard, a selection from Othello and the farce A Southerner Just Arrived! Programme perfumed by Eugene Rimmel with an advert for Christmas presents from Rimmel on the reverse. Good condition.
Ref. no. 280b

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Second Annual Dinner of the Athenian Club at the Rainbow Tavern, 31 March 1865. The Athenian Club was a society that did some amateur dramatics when they gave an annual entertainment for charity. The society was for employees of haberdashers Cook & Co. of St. Paul's Churchyard. The evening consisted of songs and recitations and the Chair was J.G. Howes, supported by his father Groom Howes esq. . Those mentioned are Mr. Arnold (F.B. Arnold), Mr. Blythe, Mr. Champ, F. Cook (Mr. Cook was from the firm Messrs Cook, Son, and Co of 22 St. Paul's Churchyard), Mr. Corthorne, Mr. Gribble, Mr. Haydon, Groom Howes (Groome Howes, a merchant, c.1798-1866), J.G. Howes (John Groome Howes c.1835-1904), Mr. F. Johnson, Mr. Kellett, Mr. Mitchener, Mr. Newman, Mr. P. Scott, Mr. Wall, Mr. Wharton, Mr. White (probably Henry White, secretary to the Warehouseman and Clerks' Schools) and Mr. E. Wilcocks. Printed by F. Arnold of 86 Fleet Street in blue and red with an attractive lace effect border. Good condition.
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Miss Austin's First Annual Drawing Room Entertainment at Myddleton Hall, Islington, programme for 30 May 1866. Miss Alice Austin (real name Jane Alice) was a professional actress who worked with amateur groups at this time. She was the wife of Austin Holyoake of printer and publishers Austin & Co., 17 Johnson's Court, Fleet Street and tickets could be bought there and was the mother of Percy De Rohan Holyoake. She was assisted by members of the Garrick, Ingoldsby, Athenian and Gresham Dramatic Clubs. The performers were Miss Austin, Mr. W.H. Armer, Mr. H.J. Bartlett, Mr. Disney, Mr. F. Down, Mr. Ellerby, Miss Harvey, Walter Irving, Mr. A. Lawrence, Mr. T.H. Marsh, Mr. A.H. Meadows, Mr. Morehen, Miss Morland, Mrs. Newbury, Mr. R. Henry, Miss Parsons, Mr. Simeon, Mr. W.H. Timmins. Piano by John Stirling, costumes and scenery by Mr. Harrison of Covent Garden and wigs by Mr. Wickens. They performed The Bonnie Fish Wife, Delicate Ground, A Sheep in Wolf's Clothing and B.B.
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Strand Theatre, programme for the Royal Strand Theatre, dated in pencil 1878. Lessee and manager Mrs. Swanborough. Plays performed Over the Way by Paul Merritt, Family Ties by F.C. Burnand, Dora and Diplunacy by F.C. Burnand and the farce Two to One by Arthur Clements. Actors: Ada Swanborough, R. Bolder, Henry Carter (alo stage director), Mrs. Clouston Foster, Harry Cox, Mr. Ettinson, J.G. Grahame, Miss La Feuillade, Monsieur Marius, Mr. F. Mitchell, W.S. Penley, Rachel Sanger, Lottie Venne, Horace Wigan (also stage manager), Miss Gwynne Williams. Others: H.P. Hall (scenery), John Fitzgerald (musical director and composer), Arthur Swanborough (acting manager), Edward Swanborough (treasurer). Full page advert on reverse for Eugene Rimmel. Printed by Aubert. Good condition.
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Strand Theatre, programme for the Royal Strand Theatre, dated in pencil 1883. Lessee and manager Mrs. Swanborough. Plays performed Keep Your Temper!, Comedy of Errors and Toddles!. Actors: John S. Clarke (John Sleeper Clarke), Mr. F. Belton, Miss Vere Carew, Mr. H. Carter (Henry Carter, Harry Carter was also the assistant stage manager), Mr. F. Charles, Miss M.A. Giffard, Mr. G.L. Gordon, Mr. F. Harris, Mr. T.P. Haynes, Miss La Feuillade, Mr. T.P. Haynes, Miss H. Lindley, Mr. F. Mervin, Harry Paulton, Mr. W.H. Pennington, Madame Sylvia, Blanche Thompson, Mr. H.J. Turner, Sallie Turner, Mr. G. Weathersby. Others: T.E. Ryan (scenery), John Fitzgerald (musical director), Lewis Wingfield (costume designer), Monsieur and Madame Alias (costume makers), Lyon & Son (furniture), Arthur Swanborough (acting manager), Edward Swanborough (treasurer) and Mr. H.J. Hitchins (acting manager), Messrs A. and S. Gatti (refreshments) and Mr. J.J. Outhwaite (box office). Full page advert on reverse for Eugene Rimmel. Right edge trimmed, not affecting text, from when it was bound with others and this edge has darkened with age.
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