The following catalogue of Books and recordings are from the London Office of the late Noël Coward and are being sold to raise funds for the Noël Coward Society.

Noel Coward Society members will receive a 20% discount on the prices shown.


The items shown are sold in good faith as part of this unique collection and will come with a certificate of authenticity. The Reference numbers used for each item relate to stock numbers and should be quoted when ordering to ensure you are sent the correct item.


The prices shown do not include postage which will be charged at actual cost.

This catalogue will be updated regularly as more books are sorted and catalogued.


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The Flower Girls by Clemence Dane published by Michael Joseph. This 1st edition novel by one of Noel Coward’s closest friend is inscribed to Graham Payn thus “To Dear Graham with much affection from Winifred Christmas 1954”. The book is in excellent condition but has clearly been used and has some light scuffing to the exterior. There is no dustwrapper.



The Arrogant History of White Ben by Clemence Dane published by Heinemann. This specially boxed and bound edition of Dane’s novel was

made for Gladys Calthrop. The book and box are bound with white kid leather and hand-marbled paper. The lettering on the book and box are in gold with the initials CG on the bottom RH corner of both. The special binding has clearly been carried out by a skilled bookbinder by hand.

The true cover/dustwrapper of the books has been fixed inside front and back. The book was dedicated to 'GC' in all its printings and contains a newspaper cutting placed inside from the New York Times with a review by John Patton

of the novel.



Present Indicative by Noel Coward.

This UK 1st edition, 1st printing of the first part of Coward’s autobiography is in reasonably sound condition but has heavily foxed fly pages. The dustwrapper is foxed, torn and very tatty, held

together at the edges with the dreaded Sellotape. It was clearly well used and

is inscribed by Coward - clearly to an intimate - “Here you are cock N”



Present Indicative by Noel Coward.

This UK 1st edition of the first part of

Coward’s autobiography is in reasonably sound condition but has a damaged spine with both cover boards parting from the body of the book although still firmly attached by the binding tapes. The body of the book is still tight and sound with slight foxing. The end papers are more heavily foxed. This copy is inscribed and signed by Noel Coward’s mother Violet Coward

thus “Violet-Coward New York March 12th 1940”. It also contains a note card Ref Description

with Noel Coward printed at the top containing the following: “Inscribed copies 1 - To Gladys Calthrop (with dust jacket by G.E.C) 2 - Signed by Violet Coward” This clearly refers to PA2 and this book and is likely to have been written by Joan Hirst, Coward’s last secretary.


PA 5

Theatrical Companion to Coward.

We have three copies of the UK 1st edition of the original Mander & Mitchenson published by Rockliff for sale.

One of them is as mint with a bright, crisp dustwrapper (PA 5/1), one has some slight wrinkling and light staining to the very top of the dustwrapper due to storage (PA 5/2). The final copy has slightly wrinkled dustwrapper and light dust staining to the front cover board (PA 5/3).

PA 5/1 - £80


PA 5/2 - £60


PA 5/3 - £40

Play Parade

The definitive collected plays of Noel Coward published by Heinemann - 1933 to 1962. We do not hold any complete sets of Play Parade but are able to provide the following individual volumes. All of the individual copies have their original dustwrappers. A few of these have minor nicks and /or tears but are otherwise in excellent to fine condition.


Play Parade Volume 1

Contents: Cavalcade, Bitter Sweet, The Vortex, Hay Fever, Private Lives, Post-Mortem & Design for Living



Play Parade Volume 2

Contents: This Year Of Grace, Words & Music, Operette, Conversation Piece, Easy Virtue & Fallen Angels.


4th ed



Play Parade Volume 3

Contents:The Queen Was In The Parlour, I’ll Leave It To You, The Young Idea, Sirocco, The Rat Trap, This Was A Man, Home Chat, The Marquise

1955 2nd ed


3rd ed





Play Parade Volume 5

Contents: Pacific 1860, Peace In Our Time, Relative Values, Quadrille & Blithe Spirit


1st ed



Play Parade Volume 6

Contents: Point Valaine, South Sea Bubble, Ace Of Clubs & Waiting In The Wings


1st ed