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  • Airborne - The New Dance photography of Lois Greenfield. by GREENFIELD, Lois.
    GREENFIELD, Lois.
    Airborne - The New Dance photography of Lois Greenfield.

    San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1998. Softback first edition. Clean and tidy white covers. Internally in excellent condition. Dance photography. 112 pages. 265 by 265mm (10½ by 10½ inches).

    Book ID: 3249
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  • Album de l'opéra by CHALLAMEL, Augustin
    CHALLAMEL, Augustin
    Album de l'opéra principales scènes et décorations les plus remarquables des meilleurs ouvrages représentés sur la scène de l'Académie Royale de Musique

    Paris: Challamel. Scarce. First Edition. Originally published in 12 parts from September 1843 to 1844. This book circa 1844 / 1845. Several different issues are known with the plates in various states. This is b/w lithographs with captions. Frontispiece and title vignette. [4], 48 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates: illustrations, portraits. Illustrations by MM. Alophe, Baron, Challamel, Célestin Deshays, A. Devéria, Français, Lépaulle, Mouilleron, Célestin Nanteuil. In half red leather with buckrams boards. A little cracking to the boards. Gilt blocked title to front board. Boards are very rubbed and delicate. A few other marks. Foxed and finger marked throughout. Rear free end paper has a closed tear to the page edge. 300 x 230 mm (11¾ x…

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    Paris: Challamel. Scarce. First Edition. Originally published in 12 parts from September 1843 to 1844. This book circa 1844 / 1845. Several different issues are known with the plates in various states. This is b/w lithographs with captions. Frontispiece and title vignette. [4], 48 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates: illustrations, portraits. Illustrations by MM. Alophe, Baron, Challamel, Célestin Deshays, A. Devéria, Français, Lépaulle, Mouilleron, Célestin Nanteuil. In half red leather with buckrams boards. A little cracking to the boards. Gilt blocked title to front board. Boards are very rubbed and delicate. A few other marks. Foxed and finger marked throughout. Rear free end paper has a closed tear to the page edge. 300 x 230 mm (11¾ x 9 inches). Rare. Première édition. Publié à l'origine en 12 parties de septembre 1843 à 1844. Ce livre vers 1844 / 1845. Plusieurs numéros différents sont connus avec les plaques dans divers états. Il s'agit de lithographies n/b avec légendes. Frontispice et vignette de titre. [4], 48 pages, 24 feuillets de planches non numérotés : illustrations, portraits. Illustrations de MM. Alophe, Baron, Challamel, Célestin Deshays, A. Devéria, Français, Lépaulle, Mouilleron, Célestin Nanteuil. En demi-cuir rouge avec titre bloqué doré sur le premier plat. Les planches sont très frottées et délicates. Foxed et doigt marqué partout. Le papier arrière libre a une déchirure fermée sur le bord de la page. 300 x 230 mm

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    Book ID: 3422
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  • An Attempt to Determine the Chronological Order Of Shakespeare's Plays; by STOKES, Henry Paine
    STOKES, Henry Paine
    An Attempt to Determine the Chronological Order Of Shakespeare's Plays; The Harness Essay, 1877.

    London: Macmillan & Co, 1878. First Edition. Hard back book, in publisher's original burgundy cloth covers, gilt title to the spine. Ex-library copy. Usual library stamps and identifications. Boards are rubbed and a little soiled / darkened. Inside, there is an ink gift inscription dated 1881. Pages are aged. Overall a good copy of a scarce item. 220 pages of text. 175 x 120 mm (7 x 4¾ inches).

    Book ID: 2772
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  • Scarce circus / film memorabilia
    Brochure promotionnelle - Un Film de Pierre Étaix 'YoYo' by ÉTAIX, Pierre
    ÉTAIX, Pierre
    Brochure promotionnelle - Un Film de Pierre Étaix 'YoYo'

    Paris: Gaumont, 1981. Printed brochure, (limited to 2,000 copies) includes a story board for the film (released 1964), a poem, a caricature of Jean-Claude Carriere drawn by Étaix, some transcripts of letters written by Étaix to be featured in another publication entitled 'Dactylographismes', and an advertisement for the forthcoming book 'Le carton à chapeaux'. This brochure contains includes a signed dedication from Étaix. Pierre Étaix was a French clown, comedian and filmmaker, who made a series of short and feature-length films, many of which were co-written by the screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. Covers are a little grubby. There is a small closed tear to the tail of the spine. Internally the brochure is spotless. 52 pages. 290 x 200 mm…

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    Paris: Gaumont, 1981. Printed brochure, (limited to 2,000 copies) includes a story board for the film (released 1964), a poem, a caricature of Jean-Claude Carriere drawn by Étaix, some transcripts of letters written by Étaix to be featured in another publication entitled 'Dactylographismes', and an advertisement for the forthcoming book 'Le carton à chapeaux'. This brochure contains includes a signed dedication from Étaix. Pierre Étaix was a French clown, comedian and filmmaker, who made a series of short and feature-length films, many of which were co-written by the screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière. Covers are a little grubby. There is a small closed tear to the tail of the spine. Internally the brochure is spotless. 52 pages. 290 x 200 mm (11½ x 7¾ inches). Brochure imprimée, (limitée à 2 000 exemplaires) comprenant un story-board pour le film (sorti en 1964), un poème, une caricature de Jean-Claude Carrière dessinée par Étaix, quelques transcriptions de lettres écrites par Étaix qui seront présentées dans une autre publication intitulée ' Dactylographismes', et une publicité pour le prochain livre 'Le carton à chapeaux'. Cette brochure contient une dédicace signée d'Étaix. Pierre Étaix était un clown, comédien et cinéaste français, qui a réalisé une série de courts et longs métrages, dont beaucoup ont été co-écrits par le scénariste Jean-Claude Carrière. Les couvertures sont un peu sales. Il y a une petite déchirure fermée à la queue de la colonne vertébrale. En interne, la brochure est impeccable. 52 pages. 290 x 200 mm

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    Book ID: 2561
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  • Croquis de Cabaret. by JON-AND, John
    JON-AND, John
    Croquis de Cabaret. Originallitografi.

    Stockholm: Konstförlaget Grafia, 1916. 10 fabulous original lithographs, in illustrated card folder held together with cord. This album contains portraits of Swedish and international stage artists who were active in Stockholm during the WW1. Portrait sheets: 330 x 240 mm (13 x 9½ inches). Folder: 350 by 260 mm (13¾ by 10¼ inches). The spine is starting to split and has a small water stain. There is a gift inscription 'poem' (dated 1962) to someone at Calle Flygare Teaterskola on the inside cover of the folder. The first lithograph has a small water stain to the spine edge in line with what appears on the spine edge. Someone has written (possibly same hand as inscription) 'Kalle Flygare' to the…

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    Stockholm: Konstförlaget Grafia, 1916. 10 fabulous original lithographs, in illustrated card folder held together with cord. This album contains portraits of Swedish and international stage artists who were active in Stockholm during the WW1. Portrait sheets: 330 x 240 mm (13 x 9½ inches). Folder: 350 by 260 mm (13¾ by 10¼ inches). The spine is starting to split and has a small water stain. There is a gift inscription 'poem' (dated 1962) to someone at Calle Flygare Teaterskola on the inside cover of the folder. The first lithograph has a small water stain to the spine edge in line with what appears on the spine edge. Someone has written (possibly same hand as inscription) 'Kalle Flygare' to the back cover. John Jon-And was a Swedish illustrator, set designer and artist. During WW1 he was employed as a cartoonist at Svenska Dagbladet in Stockholm. 10 fabuleuses lithographies originales, dans une chemise cartonnée illustrée maintenue par une cordelette. Cet album contient des portraits d'artistes de scène suédois et internationaux actifs à Stockholm pendant la Première Guerre mondiale. Feuilles portrait : 330 x 240 mm (13 x 9½ pouces). Dossier : 350 par 260 mm (13¾ par 10¼ pouces). La colonne vertébrale commence à se fendre et présente une petite tache d'eau. Il y a une inscription de cadeau « poème » (datée de 1962) à quelqu'un de la Calle Flygare Teaterskola sur la couverture intérieure du dossier. La première lithographie a une petite tache d'eau sur le bord du dos en ligne avec ce qui apparaît sur le bord du dos. Quelqu'un a écrit (peut-être de la même main que l'inscription) « Kalle Flygare » sur la couverture arrière. John Jon-And était un illustrateur, scénographe et artiste suédois. Pendant la Première Guerre mondiale, il a été employé comme dessinateur chez Svenska Dagbladet à Stockholm.

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    Book ID: 2780
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  • Folies Bergère programme 1949. by DERVAL, Paul
    DERVAL, Paul
    Folies Bergère programme 1949.

    Paris: Paul Derval. First edition. An attractive programme for the 1949 season of the Folies Bergère. This season saw a two act spectacle in 40 tableaux by Michel Gyarmathy. Black and white and colour photographs and adverts throughout. Text and labels in French, English & German. Large colour double page photo of the company presenting the French Cancan. 32 pages. 315 x 240 mm (12½ x 9½ inches). Un programme attractif pour la saison 1949 des Folies Bergère. Cette saison a vu un spectacle en deux actes en 40 tableaux de Michel Gyarmathy. Photographies et publicités en noir et blanc et en couleur. Texte et étiquettes en français, anglais et allemand. Grande photo double page couleur de la société présentant le French Cancan. 32 pages. 315 x 240 mm

    Book ID: 3213
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  • La Fièvre d'Amour: by BERNOUARD, François
    BERNOUARD, François
    La Fièvre d'Amour: dialogue en prose, coupé de trois repos pour les interprètes et le public. Autographe signé de l'auteur.

    Paris: François Bernouard, 1927. First Edition. This copy is one of 200 copies on Vergé pur fil Vincent Montgolfier that were unnumbered and reserved for friends of the author. Signed in dedication by the author to the half title. The dedication is to Bernouard's friend the actor and painter Pierre de Guingand, and reads: 'Pierre de Guingand 1902 - 1927. Amite toujours frère'. Colour paperback covers illustrated by Robert Bonfils. A little age toned, and with a slight lean to the spine, but remarkably good condition. 108 pages. 185 x 125 mm (7¼ x 5 inches). Première édition. Cet exemplaire fait partie des 200 exemplaires sur Vergé pur fil Vincent Montgolfier qui étaient non numérotés et réservés aux amis…

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    Paris: François Bernouard, 1927. First Edition. This copy is one of 200 copies on Vergé pur fil Vincent Montgolfier that were unnumbered and reserved for friends of the author. Signed in dedication by the author to the half title. The dedication is to Bernouard's friend the actor and painter Pierre de Guingand, and reads: 'Pierre de Guingand 1902 - 1927. Amite toujours frère'. Colour paperback covers illustrated by Robert Bonfils. A little age toned, and with a slight lean to the spine, but remarkably good condition. 108 pages. 185 x 125 mm (7¼ x 5 inches). Première édition. Cet exemplaire fait partie des 200 exemplaires sur Vergé pur fil Vincent Montgolfier qui étaient non numérotés et réservés aux amis de l'auteur. Signée en dédicace de l'auteur au faux titre. La dédicace est à l'ami de Bernouard, l'acteur et peintre Pierre de Guingand, et se lit comme suit : "Pierre de Guingand 1902 - 1927. Amite toujours frère". Couvertures brochées en couleurs illustrées par Robert Bonfils. Un peu vieilli, et avec une légère inclinaison à la colonne vertébrale, mais remarquablement bon état. 108 pages. 185 x 125 mm.

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    Book ID: 2993
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  • Mr. Holloway as Richard the 3rd. by APPLETON, William W.
    APPLETON, William W.
    Mr. Holloway as Richard the 3rd.

    London: J. Redington, 1860. Nice colour portrait of the actor James Holloway as King Richard III in the William Shakespeare play of the same name. Hand coloured. Published between 1850 and 1876, based on the publisher J. Redington's trading dates. There is a copy in Folger Shakespeare Library. OCLC Number / Unique Identifier: 422598834. The print is very clean and colours bright. Blank to verso. Perfect for framing. 220 x 175 mm (8¾ x 7 inches).

    . Beau portrait en couleurs de l'acteur James Holloway dans le rôle du roi Richard III dans la pièce de William Shakespeare du même nom. Coloré à la main. Publié entre 1850 et 1876, d'après les dates de vente de l'éditeur J. Redington.…

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    London: J. Redington, 1860. Nice colour portrait of the actor James Holloway as King Richard III in the William Shakespeare play of the same name. Hand coloured. Published between 1850 and 1876, based on the publisher J. Redington's trading dates. There is a copy in Folger Shakespeare Library. OCLC Number / Unique Identifier: 422598834. The print is very clean and colours bright. Blank to verso. Perfect for framing. 220 x 175 mm (8¾ x 7 inches).

    . Beau portrait en couleurs de l'acteur James Holloway dans le rôle du roi Richard III dans la pièce de William Shakespeare du même nom. Coloré à la main. Publié entre 1850 et 1876, d'après les dates de vente de l'éditeur J. Redington. Un exemplaire se trouve à la Folger Shakespeare Library. Numéro OCLC / Identificateur unique : 422598834. L'impression est très propre et les couleurs sont vives. Le verso est vierge. Parfait pour l'encadrement. 220 x 175 mm

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    Book ID: 4247
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  • On ne Badine Pas avec l'amour by MUSSET, Alfred de
    MUSSET, Alfred de
    On ne Badine Pas avec l'amour comédie en trois actes. Édition suivie de notes et de variantes ornée de compostitions décoratives par George Barbier

    Paris: George Crés et cie Le Théatre d'art, 1920. First edition. Bound in three quarter dark blue leather, with marbled boards. A little rubbing to the edge of the spine, but overall clean and tidy. Gift inscription to the front end paper. Original paperback covers are bound in. These are a little darkened and slightly marked. (8), 181, (5) pages, frontispiece and title vignette in colour, vignettes, banners and ornaments in black after the compositions of George Barbier engraved on wood by Aubert. Overall in decent condition. This is #140 of the Papier de Rives (from a total limitation of 1950). Despite the high number printed, surprisingly few have survived to be offered for sale now. A very nice…

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    Paris: George Crés et cie Le Théatre d'art, 1920. First edition. Bound in three quarter dark blue leather, with marbled boards. A little rubbing to the edge of the spine, but overall clean and tidy. Gift inscription to the front end paper. Original paperback covers are bound in. These are a little darkened and slightly marked. (8), 181, (5) pages, frontispiece and title vignette in colour, vignettes, banners and ornaments in black after the compositions of George Barbier engraved on wood by Aubert. Overall in decent condition. This is #140 of the Papier de Rives (from a total limitation of 1950). Despite the high number printed, surprisingly few have survived to be offered for sale now. A very nice copy. 220 by 150mm (8¾ by 6 inches).

    . Première édition. Relié en trois quarts de cuir bleu foncé, avec des planches marbrées. Un peu de frottement au bord du dos, mais l'ensemble est propre et bien rangé. Inscription de cadeau sur la première page de garde. Les couvertures originales en papier sont reliées. Elles sont un peu assombries et légèrement marquées. (8), 181, (5) pages, frontispice et vignette de titre en couleur, vignettes, bannières et ornements en noir d'après les compositions de George Barbier gravées sur bois par Aubert. L'ensemble est en bon état. Il s'agit du n°140 du Papier de Rives (sur une limitation totale de 1950). Malgré le nombre élevé d'exemplaires imprimés, un nombre étonnamment faible d'entre eux a survécu pour être proposé à la vente aujourd'hui. Un très bel exemplaire. 220 x 150 mm

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    Book ID: 4212
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  • Pannemann's Traum : Operagout by HESS, Max.
    HESS, Max.
    Pannemann's Traum : Operagout mit einem Vor- u. einem musikalischen Nachtheil

    Düsseldorf: Künstler-Verein Malkasten, 1855. An attractive theatre poster, advertising a performance of Pannemann's Traum, starring Oswald Achenbach. A nice clean poster, in the style of Gustave Dóre. laid onto a backing sheet which is fractionally larger than the poster. The backing card has a little nicking to the edges, and marking to the rear. Overall, an excellent copy. 390 by 290mm (15¼ by 11½ inches). First Edition of this scarce poster. There are no other copies available to purchase at the time of cataloguing

    . Une belle affiche de théâtre, annonçant une représentation du Traum de Pannemann, avec Oswald Achenbach. Une belle affiche propre, dans le style de Gustave Dóre, posée sur une feuille de support qui est légèrement…

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    Düsseldorf: Künstler-Verein Malkasten, 1855. An attractive theatre poster, advertising a performance of Pannemann's Traum, starring Oswald Achenbach. A nice clean poster, in the style of Gustave Dóre. laid onto a backing sheet which is fractionally larger than the poster. The backing card has a little nicking to the edges, and marking to the rear. Overall, an excellent copy. 390 by 290mm (15¼ by 11½ inches). First Edition of this scarce poster. There are no other copies available to purchase at the time of cataloguing

    . Une belle affiche de théâtre, annonçant une représentation du Traum de Pannemann, avec Oswald Achenbach. Une belle affiche propre, dans le style de Gustave Dóre, posée sur une feuille de support qui est légèrement plus grande que l'affiche. La carte de support présente quelques entailles sur les bords et des marques au verso. Dans l'ensemble, un excellent exemplaire. 390 par 290mm (15¼ par 11½ pouces). Première édition de cette affiche rare. Il n'y a pas d'autres exemplaires disponibles à l'achat au moment du catalogage.

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    Book ID: 4296
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  • Penelope. A Comedy in Three Acts. by MAUGHAM, W. S.
    MAUGHAM, W. S.
    Penelope. A Comedy in Three Acts.

    London: William Heinemann, 1912. First edition. 8vo. Original tan card wrappers, titles to spine and upper cover in brown. Slight creasing to spine and minor chip to bottom edge. Separation to bottom inch of front cover. Slight foxing to the cover and title page. The rest of the book is clean. [vi], 214 pp. 180 x 130 mm (7 x 5 inches).

    Book ID: 2378
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  • Performing Shakespeare in Japan. by RYUTA, Minami [Editor]; CARRUTHERS, Ian [Editor]; GILLIES, John [Editor]
    RYUTA, Minami [Editor]; CARRUTHERS, Ian [Editor]; GILLIES, John [Editor]
    Performing Shakespeare in Japan.

    Cambridge University Press, 2001. First edition. Hardback in black cloth. In original unclipped dust jacket. Shakespeare has a rich and varied performance tradition in Japan, from the Meiji era to today. This work is concentrating on modern and post-modern theatre, roughly from the 1970s to the time of publishing. Fourteen essays on key aspects, moments and personalities in performance tradition. Plus provocative interviews with four leading directors, and one leading actor of the time. Both jacket and book are in a near fine condition. 259 pages. 255 x 180 mm (10 x 7 inches).

    Book ID: 3976
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  • Programma Stadsschouwburg by CRAMER, Rie
    CRAMER, Rie
    Programma Stadsschouwburg

    Rotterdam: Stadsdrukkerij, 1932. Theatre programme for a production of 'De Spooktrein' (The Ghost Train) by N.V. Vereenigd Rotterdamsch-Hoofstad-Tooneel (Rotterdam Theatre Association). Cover design by Rie Cramer. Includes period advertising and b/w photos of the actors. In a very good condition, slight rusting to staples. 20 pages. 195 x 170 mm (7¾ x 6¾ inches).

    Book ID: 2551
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  • Programme - École Nationale du Cirque. by ÉTAIX, Pierre
    ÉTAIX, Pierre
    Programme - École Nationale du Cirque. Annie Fratellini et Pierre Étaix présentent 'Le Nouveau Cirque de Paris'.

    Paris: Programme for one of the performances of l'École Nationale du Cirque in 1978. Featured artists include: contortionist Maria Negrea, acrobat Yves Oger, and of course Annie Fratellini herself. In the late 1970's, the French government had stepped in to try to help the ailing circus industry, and Annie Fratellini and Pierre Étaix had opened the l'École Nationale du Cirque. Booklet covers and contents are in a very good condition. 12 pages. 215 x 150 mm (8½ x 6 inches). Programme d'une des représentations de l'École Nationale du Cirque en 1978. Parmi les artistes à l'affiche : la contorsionniste Maria Negrea, l'acrobate Yves Oger et bien sûr Annie Fratellini elle-même. À la fin des années 1970, le gouvernement français était…

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    Paris: Programme for one of the performances of l'École Nationale du Cirque in 1978. Featured artists include: contortionist Maria Negrea, acrobat Yves Oger, and of course Annie Fratellini herself. In the late 1970's, the French government had stepped in to try to help the ailing circus industry, and Annie Fratellini and Pierre Étaix had opened the l'École Nationale du Cirque. Booklet covers and contents are in a very good condition. 12 pages. 215 x 150 mm (8½ x 6 inches). Programme d'une des représentations de l'École Nationale du Cirque en 1978. Parmi les artistes à l'affiche : la contorsionniste Maria Negrea, l'acrobate Yves Oger et bien sûr Annie Fratellini elle-même. À la fin des années 1970, le gouvernement français était intervenu pour essayer d'aider l'industrie du cirque en difficulté, et Annie Fratellini et Pierre Étaix avaient ouvert l'École Nationale du Cirque. Les couvertures et le contenu des livrets sont en très bon état. 12 pages. 215 x 150mm

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    Book ID: 2562
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  • Signed silver gelatin photograph of Mary Pickford. by EVANS, Nelson
    EVANS, Nelson
    Signed silver gelatin photograph of Mary Pickford.

    Evans Studios, 1920. Siver gelatin photo. Nelson Evans signature in white (in negative). Mary Pickford's signature in ink pen to right side. Slight silvering to edges. Blank to verso. 215 x 155 mm (8½ x 6 inches).

    Known initially as "the girl with the curls", Mary Pickford (1892-1979) was set to become a pioneer of early cinema. A talented performer, creative producer and astute businessperson, Pickford helped to shape the film industry we still know today, having joined Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith and Charlie Chaplin to form United Artists.

    Book ID: 3998
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  • Sir John Vanbrugh. by WARD, W.C.
    WARD, W.C.
    Sir John Vanbrugh. In two volumes.

    London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1893. Limited and numbered - #622 of 750 copies printed. Hardback two volume set. Maroon cloth boards with gilt stamped titles to spine. No markings. Good original state. Volume I has frontispiece (portrait) with tissue guard. Portrait has a few spots of foxing. Tissue guard has offsetting. Many gathers uncut. Volume I: lxxviii, 397 pp. Volume II: 410 pp. 230 x 155 mm (9 x 6 inches).

    Sir John Vanbrugh was an English architect, perhaps best known as the designer of both Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. However, it is with his work as a dramatist that he offended many sections of 18th century society, not only with the sexual explicitness of his plays, but…

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    London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1893. Limited and numbered - #622 of 750 copies printed. Hardback two volume set. Maroon cloth boards with gilt stamped titles to spine. No markings. Good original state. Volume I has frontispiece (portrait) with tissue guard. Portrait has a few spots of foxing. Tissue guard has offsetting. Many gathers uncut. Volume I: lxxviii, 397 pp. Volume II: 410 pp. 230 x 155 mm (9 x 6 inches).

    Sir John Vanbrugh was an English architect, perhaps best known as the designer of both Blenheim Palace and Castle Howard. However, it is with his work as a dramatist that he offended many sections of 18th century society, not only with the sexual explicitness of his plays, but also with their messages in defence of a woman's rights within marriage.

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  • The Moscow Theatre Musical Studio of Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantchenko (The Synthetic Theatre) by SAYLER, Oliver M.
    SAYLER, Oliver M.
    The Moscow Theatre Musical Studio of Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantchenko (The Synthetic Theatre)

    New York: Morris Gest, 1925. Programme / booklet about the Moscow Art Theatre. The 34 page pamphlet is a collection of essays and articles about the Studio. This was the first Appearance Outside Russia of the Famous Lyric Branch of the World's Foremost Stage. The front cover is chipped to the edges, and is split to the rear - so is partly detached. The central leaf has come away from the binding, but present. Still holding together although delicate. Contents include the story of the theatre, a profile of Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantchenko, a synopses of the repertory, a double page illustration of Lysistrata. An article by Yury Sakhnovsky on Lyric Drama, the synthetic theatre. Another article entitled: Back to Merimee…

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    New York: Morris Gest, 1925. Programme / booklet about the Moscow Art Theatre. The 34 page pamphlet is a collection of essays and articles about the Studio. This was the first Appearance Outside Russia of the Famous Lyric Branch of the World's Foremost Stage. The front cover is chipped to the edges, and is split to the rear - so is partly detached. The central leaf has come away from the binding, but present. Still holding together although delicate. Contents include the story of the theatre, a profile of Vladimir Nemirovitch-Dantchenko, a synopses of the repertory, a double page illustration of Lysistrata. An article by Yury Sakhnovsky on Lyric Drama, the synthetic theatre. Another article entitled: Back to Merimee for Bizet's true Carmen. Also, a piece on Rachmaninoff's Aleko, and a who's who in the Musical Theatre. Illustrations by Andrei Hudiakoff. 305 x 230 mm (12 x 9 inches).

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    Book ID: 3035
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  • Very nice copy of this limited fine press work
    The Race of Leaves by FIELD, Michael
    FIELD, Michael
    The Race of Leaves

    London: The Ballantyne Press / Hacon & Ricketts / John Lane, 1901. First edition. A lovely copy of this pseudonymous work. One of 290 copies (Edition limited to 290 unnumbered copies, including 10 on vellum, we offer one of the 280 on Arnold's handmade paper). Green buckram spine, with paper covered boards. The paper shows leaves blowing in the wind. Slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. The paper label is a little rubbed and darkened, but still legible. Externally very good overall. Inside, the book is an immaculate copy, with fractional foxing to the initial pages, and a touch of darkening to the front and rear end papers, otherwise spotless. Opening with a nice ornamented…

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    London: The Ballantyne Press / Hacon & Ricketts / John Lane, 1901. First edition. A lovely copy of this pseudonymous work. One of 290 copies (Edition limited to 290 unnumbered copies, including 10 on vellum, we offer one of the 280 on Arnold's handmade paper). Green buckram spine, with paper covered boards. The paper shows leaves blowing in the wind. Slight bumping to the head and tail of the spine. The paper label is a little rubbed and darkened, but still legible. Externally very good overall. Inside, the book is an immaculate copy, with fractional foxing to the initial pages, and a touch of darkening to the front and rear end papers, otherwise spotless. Opening with a nice ornamented border in black figuring on top Janus, on left the medal of Comodus, and the Amazon and her moon-shaped shield, and below the Nemean lion's skin and Herakles' mace. Illustrations (including the paper boards) are by Charles Ricketts. Michael Field was a pseudonym used for the poetry and verse drama of the English authors Katherine Harris Bradley and her niece and ward Edith Emma Cooper. Although they had intended to remain anonymous, their identity became well known. Although published second, this work is intended as the first in the "Roman Trilogy" which recounts the downfall of Commodus. Ref. Watry B31. - Ransom, Vale Press, 31. - Tomkinson, Vale Press, 31. 88 / LXXXVII pages. (numbered in the book in numerals). 240 by 155mm (9½ by 6 inches).

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    Book ID: 4244
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  • Tooneel decoratief, by PFEIFFER, F. J. Jr;
    PFEIFFER, F. J. Jr;
    Tooneel decoratief, voorgesteld in op steen geteekende platen door F.J. Pfeiffer Jr., in leven tooneelschilder en decorateur van den Amsterdamschen Schouwburg; benevens zijn portret. Mitsgaders toepasselijke dichterlijke bijschriften van Mr. J. van Lennep, en eene levensschets, vervaardigd door G. van Enst Koning.

    Amsterdam: C. Weddepohl, 1845. First edition. Original hardback brown cloth covered boards, with a decorative gilt-blocked lyre to both front and back boards. All edges gilt. Each of the nine colour plates with its own tissue guard. Corners of boards rubbed and slight sun fading to boards. Hinge slightly weak but holding. (This has been reinforced with archival tape to the inside rear hinge). Text in Dutch. 350 x 270 mm (13¾ x 10¾ inches). Rare publication of theater decorations by the Dutch artist François-Joseph PfeifferJr. (Liège 1778-1835). Illustrated with 9 lithograph plates (including portrait) with facing tissue guards. With accompanying letter-press text within red ornamental borders. Contains a biography by Gerit van Ernst Koning (1794-1853), and verse descriptions…

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    Amsterdam: C. Weddepohl, 1845. First edition. Original hardback brown cloth covered boards, with a decorative gilt-blocked lyre to both front and back boards. All edges gilt. Each of the nine colour plates with its own tissue guard. Corners of boards rubbed and slight sun fading to boards. Hinge slightly weak but holding. (This has been reinforced with archival tape to the inside rear hinge). Text in Dutch. 350 x 270 mm (13¾ x 10¾ inches). Rare publication of theater decorations by the Dutch artist François-Joseph PfeifferJr. (Liège 1778-1835). Illustrated with 9 lithograph plates (including portrait) with facing tissue guards. With accompanying letter-press text within red ornamental borders. Contains a biography by Gerit van Ernst Koning (1794-1853), and verse descriptions by J. van Lennep (1802-1868). It also includes a short list of theater scenes created by Pfeiffer.

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    Book ID: 3421
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  • Vue intérieure du théâtre hollandais, a la représentation de la tragédie de Gysbert d'Amstel, Sujet national. by E. Maaskamp
    E. Maaskamp
    Vue intérieure du théâtre hollandais, a la représentation de la tragédie de Gysbert d'Amstel, Sujet national.

    Amsterdam: Magazin des Arts au Dam No.1, 1815. Original sepia aquatint under cream passe-partout. Taken from the book: Nouvelle statistique historique d'Amsterdam, by E. Maaskamp, and published in 1815. In very good condition. 180 x 205 mm (7 x 8 inches). Aquatinte sépia originale sous passe-partout crème. Tiré du livre : Nouvelle statistique historique d'Amsterdam, par E. Maaskamp, et publié en 1815. En très bon état. 180 x 205 mm

    Book ID: 3002
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