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The Calder Bookshop is London’s premier source for theatre books, whether you are looking for new plays, elegant second-hand copies, rare editions or books on the theory and craft of the stage. The Calder is named for John Calder, friend to and publisher of Samuel Beckett. We sell a range of original Calder publications of Beckett’s nonfiction.

In addition to theatre, we specialise in philosophy, politics, political history, and psychology books. Our selection of second-hand stock ranges across genres to all areas of interest. Have a browse of some of our standout second-hand pieces, available for purchase online.


0660

ART DECO PRINTS


Giuliano Ercoli

Published by NY: Rizzoli (1989)

First Edition

£ 12
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Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine.

A history of the Art Deco graphic style with over 290 illustrations.


0861

OLD SAINT PAULS


William Harrison Ainsworth

Published by George Routledge & Son Ltd, London (1841)

£ 20
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Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. John Franklin and B. K. Browne (illustrator). Cover is partly detached at the spine and front. Foxing occurs throughout. A few pages detached, others worn at edges or bent.


0401

THE LITTLE PRINCE


Antoine De Saint-Exupery

Published by Willian Heinemann Ltd, London (1958)

£50
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Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. Antoine De Saint-Exupery (illustrator). 4th Edition. Bright orange boards. Dust jacket missing the back piece, tears in the dust jacket. However, binding excellent. Pages all intact, clean and fresh. No owner markings.





01052

THE BOOKS OF PIGEONS


R. Fulton

Published by Cassell, Peter & Galpin, London, Paris and New York (1874)

£290
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Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 1st Edition. Gilt pages, fine quality color images. Slight spine dmage on outer cover.
2503

OLD SOUTHWARK AND ITS PEOPLE


William Rendle. Published by W. Drewett, London (1878)  1st Edition

£30
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Half-Leather. Good condition: A thorough history, preceded by a charming map and replete with lore and fact alike. Bound in half-leather and marbled paper for library use. Library notation in ink to front endpaper; dedication to flyleaf dated 1968; Railway Clearing House Literary Society stamps to three leaves. Edges of cover worn, but book is yet handsome. Slight splitting at front hinge; split before title page. Book block otherwise in excellent condition.


0458

THE LIFE OF NOEL COWARD


Cole Lesley

Published by Jonathon Cape, London (1976) 1st Edition.

£150
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Hardcover. Very Good. condition.  Dark black cloth boards with silver gilt lettering. SIGNED and inscribed by Sheila Hancock, the wife of the late John Thaw. Book tightly bound. Pages clean with very slight tanning. The inscription is about a show Sheila was in. Very unique and personalised. The book is in great condition. Signed and inscribed by Sheila.


2287

STORIES OF CHINESE OPERA



Tom Gee

Published by The Liberal Arts Press (1978)

£ 28
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Good condition: Fine.
A valuable resource on the Chinese opera. Bound in black with gilt illustration and lettering to front cover; gilt lettering to a red ground to spine. Endpapers very lightly foxed. Book block is in excellent condition. 
0842
 
THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER AND ADMINISTRATION OF SACRAMENTS

£ 900
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Published by Cambridge: J. Smyth, Cambridge (1819)

Fair condition. Fascinating, unique, valuable collector's item from the Georgian Era. Inscription on front cover: 'Mr Henry Martin's Gift to Bermondsey Parish 1823'. Sturdy front and back cover bind, worn at edges. Two metal clips fastening front and back covers. Foxing occurs throughout the book, but pages and binding is in very good condition, despite the book's age. Signed by Elisabeth Jessup.
2725

TSENG KWONG CHI: SELF PORTRAITS 1979-1989


Kenny Scharf, Lilly Wei, Dan Cameron, Muna
Ben Brown Fine Arts, London, 2008.

£ 24
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Published for the eponymous exhibition held 15 April - 31 May 2008. Gentle yellowing of edges of book block and dust jacket; otherwise in pristine condition.
2680

ELEGANT EPISTLES:

Copious Collections of Familiar and Amusing Letters, selected fot the Improvement of Young Persons, and for General Enertainment

Mawman, London, 1807.

£ 20
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Bound in full leather with gilt decoration and a title card to spine. Marbled endpaper. 'Bound by J. Hyde, Gainsbro'. Front cover is detached; back cover split along hinge but attached to spine. Otherwise excellent condition besides yellowing. Water stain to four initial leaves.
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BRECHT


Bertolt Brecht

£1
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Based on a novel by Gorky and set in Russia between 1905 and 1917
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TENNESSEE



Tennessee Williams

£1
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An early play by the 27 year old Tom Williams and the first play to carry his signature pen name Tennessee.

The Calder Bookshop & Theatre. 51 The Cut SE1 8LF. 020 7620 2900.