1. A rare cabinet photo by Jose Mora circa December 1879 of Blanche Roosevelt as Josephine in the first D'Oyly Carte production in America, Gilbert and Sullivan's brilliant comic light opera H M S Pinafore. Gilbert and Sullivan personally supervised the production and came over in response to numerous pirated productons and aptly, to offer the world premiere of the fully staged Pirates of Penzance. Small metal ring above oval and dusting and light dampstaining to mount not affecting image else fine. $200.00 
 
 
2. A magnificent 1899 large silk souvenir of Rudyard Kipling's The Absent Minded Beggar with music by Arthur Sullivan, presented at the Garrick Theatre, London by Lillie Langtry to celebrate the 100th performance of her play The Degenerates. Excellent condition for century old silk, baby soft and the finest condition I've seen. Dimensions unfolded twenty four by twelve inches. $150.00
 
 
 
 
3. A November 25, 1900 letter from the playwright Herman Merivale about the death of Arthur Sullivan. He writes in part, "How sad & sudden poor Arthur Sullivan's death was. Yet I suppose it was not a surprise to his friends, as he seems to have been very delicate alway. Merivale was part of the G & S circle. He adapted plays for Henry Irving and Ellen Terry, and one of Gilbert's letters to him, written in 1887, is quoted in Stedman, 239. $150.00 
 
 
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4. Broadside for W. S. Gilbert's Engaged, Theatre Royal, Canterbury, Cricket week, August 9, 1894. Twenty by eleven inches. Detail illustrated. Billed as Amateur Theatricals, Fifty Third Season, Old Stagers and Old Faces. There are a number of seasoned professionals in this, however, along with a number of people acting under pseudonyms.  Irene Vanbrugh and Carlotta Addison are on the bill. Possibly professionals working with the literary and artistic set. Trollope is the stage manager. Left edge slightly irreguular and light staining at upper right corner and left edge else good. $125.00
 
 
5. Engaged program from item 7, 1894. Ten and a half by eight and a quarter inches with red flowery border. $75.00
 
 
6. Program from the same event as 7 and 8, 1883 with Gilbert's Palace of Truth, slightly smaller than 8, with Mrs. Beerbohm Tree, Miss Measor, Carlotta Leclercq. $75.00
 
 
7. Theatre Royal Swansea double broadside, April 1881, for Mrs. Chippendale of the Pygmalion and Galatea original cast acting in her repertory with a bold splash ad in right panel for the touring D'Oyly Carte Pirates of Penzance, due on April 11. Seventeen by eleven and a quarter inches. Wear and small paper loss at margins else good. $75.00 
 
 
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8. Theatre Royal, Bath broadside, April 15, 1879, for four plays including Gilbert's Sweethearts. Nineteen by six inches. Listed as with amateurs, by with Miss Measor, who's a professional by 1883 in item 9. $50.00
 
 
9. October 19, 1889 prom conert program featuring Arthur Sullivan's Lost Chord as a cornet solo and Quadrille from Pinafore. Four pages. Ad to last page for Grand Cellier Night when Alfred Cellier will conduct his own compositions. Twelve and a quarter by eight and a half inches. $50.00
 
 
10. August 27, 1880 prom concert program featuring Antoinette Sterling singing Arthur Sullivan's The Chorister with complete lyrics. A few silked repairs. Nine and three quarters by seven and a quarter inches. $50.00
 
 
11. October 4, 1882 Classical Night program featuring a selection from Arthur Sullivan's music to Shakespeare's Henry VIII. Worn but not bad. $40.00
 
 
12. London Ballad Concerts program with Patey, Santley, Sims Reeves. No date. Four pages, once bound, internal tear, with Reeves doing Arthur Sullivan's Golden Days. Eight by five inches. $40.00
 
 
 
 
13. A rare photograph in costume of Mary Duggan, who played many Gibert and Sullivan parts and was the first Tessa in Gondoliers in America. A carte de visite size photo, laid down on paper, with Mary Duggan wearing a pretty flowered dress and bonnet. $75.00
 
 
 
14. An autographed photo circa 1909 of George Grossmith Jr., son of the great Gilbert and Sullivan actor and a renowned musical comedy actor and manager and early film actor. Dimensions five and a quarter by three and a half inches. $50.00
 
 
 
 
 
 
15. A rare 1899 St. George's Hall Special Christmas Program featuring George Grossmith in A New Humorous and Musical Sketch, Awful Bores, featuring a number of original songs. Four pages. Dimensions eight and a half by five and a quarter inches. Minor wear, light foxing, and two small file holes else good. $75.00
 
 
16. He was the first to play Sir Marmaduke in Sorcerer, Dick Deadeye in Pinafore, Colonel Calverly in Patence, the title role in The Mikado, and many more. A rare June 1904 Richard Temple Recital program. One page printed front and back. Dimensions nine by five and three quarters inches. Light mounting traces to left side else good. $75.00
 
 
17. A wonderful pair of original albumen photographs of Mary Anderson in W. S. Gilbert's Pygmalion and Galatea circa 1884. Mounted to a black card stock Victorian album page with her name and role. Professionally matted for display to fourteen by eleven inches. Each photograph is five and a half by four inches, with albumens of William Terriss as Mercutio and one other to reverse. $125.00
 
 
 
18. An extraordinary carte de visite photograph by F. R. Window circa 1870 of the vivacious, charismatic comedienne Nellie Farren, who created the role of Mercury in Gilbert and Sullivan's first comic light opera creation, Thespis and later performed in a number of G & S parodies. $75.00
 
 
19. A wonderful 1879 engraving of the children's production of HMS Pinafore at the Opera Comique, published in the Illustrated London news. Dimensions seven by eight and a quarter inches, with page overall fifteen and three quarters by ten and a quarter inches. $40.00
 
 
20. An autographed souvenir program from the D'Oyly Carte American tour of The Mikado circa 1962, signed by Donald Adams, Joanne Moore, Josephine Gale, Ceinwen Jones, Musical Director Isadore Godfrey, Director of Proeuctions Herbert Newby, and more. The program features more thaqn a dozen illustrations from the Morgan Library and elsewhere, great articles, production and cast photos, and the complete libretto. Dimensions twelve by nine inches. $75.00
 
 
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21. An extraordinary early photograph from her personal collection and autograph sentiment of the legendary soprano Ellen Beach Yaw, supposedly the only singer who could reach D above high D, who created the lead role in Arthur Sullivan's The Rose of Persia in 1899. She was  a favorite of Sullivan's and the role was written for her. Photograph is six by three and haf inches with Ellen's annotations to front ("EBY, Emma and Ina Thursby, Anna Thorpe--my sister") and her note to reverse ("I thought you might like this for your collection--Emma Thursby visited me some years ago.") Small tear at bottom margin else fine. Both pieces mouted to a notebook page to eleven by eight inches. $100.00
 
 
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22. A rare autographed photographic postcard of May Fortescue, a young friend and protege of W. S. Gilbert's, who created Lady Ella in Patience and Celia in Iolanthe. She also appeared in Gilbert's Pygmalion and Galatea and Sweethearts. $75.00
 
 
23. A large December 1886 program for W. S. Gilbert's lovely protege May Fortescue on American tour in Gilbert's Sweethearts at the Academy of Music, Buffalo. In the second play on the bill, Miss Fortescue appears as Iolanthe. She was, of course, in the original casts of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe and Patience, though in this case the play was King Rene's Daughter, popular in that era and also a vehicle for Ellen Terry and another Gilbert protege, Julia Neilson. Four pages. Dimensions fourteen by ten and a half inches. Edgewear, small tears and light soiling else good. $50.00
 
 
24. An autographed photographic postcard of Rutland Barrington, one of the most honored names in the Gilbert and Sullivan story, who created Dr. Daly in Sorcerer, Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore, Archibald Grovesnor in Patience, Pooh-Bah in The Mikado, Giuseppe in Gondoliers, and many more. $75.00
 
 
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25. He was W. S. Gilbert's last collaborator and also Arthur Sullivan's, so to speak. A rare autographed photographic postcard of Edward German. Small tear at right not affecting image else good. Matted to seven by five inches. $75.00
 
 
 
 
 
26. A rare Napoleon Sarony cabinet photo of Henry Dixey parodying the statue scene from W. S. Gilbert's Pygmalion and Galatea in his Gilbert burlesque Adonis circa 1889. $75.00