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DON QUIXOTE IN ENGLAND.  An Opera, as it is Acted at the Theatres-Royal in Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden
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DON QUIXOTE IN ENGLAND. An Opera, as it is Acted at the Theatres-Royal in Drury-Lane and Covent-Garden

By Fielding, Henry

London: Printed for J. Wenman, 1777. First edition thus. Softcover. Very Good. 17pp, two-column format; printer's device on title-page, headpiece and tailpiece. Neatly removed from a nonce volume, and spine reinforced with archival paper. 8.5" x 5.25" First published as a play in 1739.

$60.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF PRINCE ALBERT EDWARD [later Edward VII] AND PRINCESS ALEXANDRA AND PRINCE VICTOR,  PHOTOGRAPHED BY HILLS & SAUNDERS OF ETON & OXFORD
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CARTE DE VISITE OF PRINCE ALBERT EDWARD [later Edward VII] AND PRINCESS ALEXANDRA AND PRINCE VICTOR, PHOTOGRAPHED BY HILLS & SAUNDERS OF ETON & OXFORD

By Albert Edward and Alexandra

London: A. Maron, Son & Co, 1870. Original document. Good. Sepiatone image of the family group. Below the image is printed "Prince & Princess of Wales & Prince Victor." Image from the ca. 1865 original is lightly foxed. On the verso: "Photographers to Her Majesty the Queen - H.R.H. the Prince of Wales / Hills & Saunders / Eton & Oxford," and the publisher's imprint. 4" x 2.5"

$25.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF ENGLISH-AMERICAN ACTOR GEORGE HOLLAND, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON
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CARTE DE VISITE OF ENGLISH-AMERICAN ACTOR GEORGE HOLLAND, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON

By Holland, George

New York: Gurney, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Head-and-shoulders sepiatone image of Holland in coat and vest, dickey and bow tie, looking slightly to his left. Below the image is printed "Gurney & Son, Fifth Ave., N.Y.," over which is written in ink "Geo. Holland" [not an authentic signature]. Holland (1791-1870) was born in London. After playing minor roles there and in Liverpool, he was performing at the Haymarket Theatre by 1825, and at New York's Bowery Theatre by 1827, toured the South with his "Whims of A Comedian" in the early 1830s, &c.

$65.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR JOSEPH JEFFERSON IN CHARACTER AS RIP VAN WINKLE, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR JOSEPH JEFFERSON IN CHARACTER AS RIP VAN WINKLE, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

By Jefferson, Joseph

New York: Sarony, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Full-length image of Jefferson in country-style costume with long scarf, seated with his hands clasped around his left knee, with a jug and half-full glass behind him. Gilt-stamped under the image, "Sarony, 680 B'way." Jefferson (1829-1905), actor and comedian, is perhaps best known for his portrayal of "Rip Van Winkle," for being the first American actor to appear in a film, and as the namesake of Jefferson Island in Mashpee, Massachusetts.

$45.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF ITALIAN ACTRESS ADELAIDE RISTORI IN CHARACTER AS SISTER TERESA, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY
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CARTE DE VISITE OF ITALIAN ACTRESS ADELAIDE RISTORI IN CHARACTER AS SISTER TERESA, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

By Ristori, Adelaide

New York: Sarony & Co, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Full-length sepiatone image of Ristori in a nun's habit and long rosary, gazing upward, her hands folded in prayer. Printed in red on the verso is "Sarony & Co., 680 Broadway, N.Y." "Marquise" Ristori (1822-1906) was a highly popular, successful Italian actress, specializing in dramatic tragedies.

$35.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR KNOWN BY STAGE-NAME LESTER WALLACK, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR KNOWN BY STAGE-NAME LESTER WALLACK, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

By Wallack, Lester [John Johnstone]

New York: Sarony, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Head-and-shoulders sepiatone image of Wallack in a coat with wide lapels, shirt with collar, silk tie with decorative slide, looking to his right. Gilt-stamped under the image, "Sarony, 680 B'way." Verso is black. Wallack (1820-1888) adopted his stage name in 1858, performed abroad and in New York theatres, directed plays, managed Wallack's Theatre, &c.

$40.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF ENGLISH ACTRESS ADELAIDE NEILSON IN CHARACTER, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON
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CARTE DE VISITE OF ENGLISH ACTRESS ADELAIDE NEILSON IN CHARACTER, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON

By Neilson, Lilian Adelaide

New York: Gurney & Son, 1870. Original document. Very Good. Three-quarters-length sepiatone portrait of Neilson in a brocade dress, ruffled collar and veil, and pearls, looking slightly to her right. Printed below the image is "Gurney & Son, Fifth Ave, N.Y." On the verso is the Gurney crest and name, Fifth Avenue, Cor. 16th St., N.Y. "Neilson" is written in pencil on the verso [not an authentic signature]. Neilson (1850-1880)was born in Spain to English parents, and returned to England with her parents at a young age. She debuted on stage as Julia in "The Hunchback" in 1865, and starred as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" that same year. Neilson made her American debut in 1872, again as Juliet, at Booth's Theatre, and went on to other New York performances in the 1870s. She died at age 30, according to an obit in "The Illustrated London News."

$35.00

TWO (2) CARTES DE VISITE OF ENGLISH-BORN ACTOR WILLIAM E. BURTON, PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN
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TWO (2) CARTES DE VISITE OF ENGLISH-BORN ACTOR WILLIAM E. BURTON, PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN

By Burton, William Evans

s.l.: s.n., 1850. Original documents. Very Good. (1) Full-length sepiatone image of Burton in character as "Toodles Sober," wearing hacking jacket, jodhpurs, boots, high hat, and walking stick or riding crop. Written lightly in pencil on the verso is "W.E. Burton" [not an authentic signature]. (2) Head-and-shoulders sepiatone image of Burton in formal wear, looking at the camera. Below the image is the imprint of Gurney & Son, Fifth Ave., N.Y. On the verso is the Gurney crest and name, Fifth Avenue, Cor. 16th St., N.Y. "W.E. Burton" is pencilled at the top [not an authentic signature]. Burton (1804-1860) aka Billy Burton was born in London and emigrated to the US in 1823, where he earned a reputation as an actor and theatre manager, &c.

$65.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR JOSEPH JEFFERSON, PHOTOGRAPHED BY WARREN STUDIOS
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR JOSEPH JEFFERSON, PHOTOGRAPHED BY WARREN STUDIOS

By Jefferson, Joseph

New York: Warren, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Half-length sepiatone image of Jefferson in a coat with wide lapels, white shirt and bow tie, looking slightly to his right. On the verso is printed: "Warren, Boston and Cambridgeport, Mass." Jefferson (1829-1905), actor and comedian, is perhaps best known for his portrayal of "Rip Van Winkle," for being the first American actor to appear in a film, and as the namesake of Jefferson Island in Mashpee, Massachusetts.

$35.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR EDWIN BOOTH, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR EDWIN BOOTH, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON

By Booth, Edwin Thomas

New York: Gurney & Son, 1870. Original document. Fine. Three-quarters-length sepiatone image of Booth in a vest with watch fob, coat with wide lapels, white shirt and bow tie, seated and looking slightly to his right. Printed below the image, "Gurney & Son, Fifth Ave., N.Y." On the verso are the Gurney crest and name, along with an address correction: "Removed to 872 Broadway, Corner 18th St., N.Y." Written in light pencil is "Edwin Booth" [not an authentic signature]. Booth (1833-1893) toured the US and Europe as an American actor starring in various Shakespeare plays. He founded Booth's Theatre in New York in 1869. As brother to John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln, Edwin Booth's career was not an easy path.

$75.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTRESS CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN, PHOTOGRAPHED BY WARREN STUDIOS
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTRESS CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN, PHOTOGRAPHED BY WARREN STUDIOS

By Cushman, Charlotte Saunders

Boston: Warren, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Three-quarters-length sepiatone image of Cushman in a dark dress, embroidered bodice, and necklace made of chain. On the verso is printed: "Warren's, 289 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. Under the Superintendence of Mr. S.B. Heald." Written in light pencil is "Cushman" [not an authentic signature]. Cushman (1816-1876) was an American stage actress whose "voice was noted for its full contralto register, and she was able to play both male and female parts" (Wikipedia).

$50.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF OPERATIC SOPRANO PAULINE LUCCA, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY
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CARTE DE VISITE OF OPERATIC SOPRANO PAULINE LUCCA, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

By Lucca, Pauline

New York: Sarony, 1872. Original document. Very Good. Head-and-shoulders sepiatone portrait of Lucca in costume, the camera at her left. Gilt-stamped (partly obscured) below the image is "Sarony, 680 B'Way." On the black verso, "Pauline Lucca" is written in pencil [not an authentic signature]. Lucca (1841-1908), born in Vienna, performed across Europe in various operatic roles, toured the US to acclaim in 1872-73, &c.

$50.00

SIGNED* CARTE DE VISITE OF ITALIAN ACTRESS ADELAIDE RISTORI, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY
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SIGNED* CARTE DE VISITE OF ITALIAN ACTRESS ADELAIDE RISTORI, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

By Ristori, Adelaide

New York: Sarony & Co, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Full-length sepiatone image of Ristori in a floor-length dress with square neckline, velvet neck ribbon and locket, kneeling or sitting and looking upward to her right. Signed in ink under the image, "Adelaide Ristori" [sold as an authentic signature]. Printed in red on the verso is "Sarony & Co., Photographers, 680 Broadway, N.Y. Napoleon Sarony, Alfred S. Campbell. "Marquise" Ristori (1822-1906) was a highly popular, successful Italian actress, specializing in dramatic tragedies.

$60.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF ENGLISH ACTRESS ADELAIDE NEILSON, PHOTOGRAPHED BY MORA
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CARTE DE VISITE OF ENGLISH ACTRESS ADELAIDE NEILSON, PHOTOGRAPHED BY MORA

By Neilson, Lilian Adelaide

New York: Gurney & Son, 1870. Original document. Very Good. Head-and-shoulders sepiatone portrait of Neilson in white dress, her hair in one long braid, looking at the camera. Printed below the image is "Mora, 707 Broadway." On the verso, "Neilson" is written in pencil [not an authentic signature]. Neilson (1850-1880)was born in Spain to English parents, and returned to England with her parents at a young age. She debuted on stage as Julia in "The Hunchback" in 1865, and starred as Juliet in "Romeo and Juliet" that same year. Neilson made her American debut in 1872, again as Juliet, at Booth's Theatre, and went on to other New York performances in the 1870s. She died at age 30, according to an obit in "The Illustrated London News."

$25.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF OPERATIC SOPRANO EUPHROSYNE PAREPA-ROSA, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON
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CARTE DE VISITE OF OPERATIC SOPRANO EUPHROSYNE PAREPA-ROSA, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON

By Parepa-Rosa, Euphrosyne

New York: Gurney & Son, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Three-quarters-length sepiatone portrait of Parepa-Rosa in a Victorian dress, low neckline, embroidered collar and cuffs, looking slightly to her right. Printed below the image is "Gurney & Son, Fifth Ave, N.Y." On the verso are the Gurney crest and name, Fifth Avenue, Cor. 16th St. N.Y. Written in pencil is Parepa-Rosa [not an authentic signature]. Parepa-Rosa (1836-1874), a British-born soprano, established with her husband their own opera company, toured the US for several years with Euphrosyne singing the lead roles, &c. She died at age 38.

$60.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR JOSEPH JEFFERSON IN CHARACTER AS RIP VAN WINKLE, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY
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CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR JOSEPH JEFFERSON IN CHARACTER AS RIP VAN WINKLE, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

By Jefferson, Joseph

New York: Sarony, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Head-and-shoulders oval image of Jefferson in long white hair and beard, looking to his right. Gilt-stamped under the image, "Sarony, 680 B'way." Jefferson (1829-1905), actor and comedian, is perhaps best known for his portrayal of "Rip Van Winkle," for being the first American actor to appear in a film, and as the namesake of Jefferson Island, Louisiana.

$45.00

CARTE DE VISITE OF ITALIAN ACTRESS ADELAIDE RISTORI IN CHARACTER AS MARIE ANTOINETTE, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY
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CARTE DE VISITE OF ITALIAN ACTRESS ADELAIDE RISTORI IN CHARACTER AS MARIE ANTOINETTE, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

By Ristori, Adelaide

New York: Sarony & Co, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Full-length sepiatone image of Ristori in a long, full white gown, gazing upward. Printed in red on the verso is "Sarony & Co., 680 Broadway, New York." "Marquise" Ristori (1822-1906) was a highly popular, successful Italian actress, specializing in dramatic tragedies.

$25.00

THE GREEN PASTURES SPIRITUALS.  Arranged for Voice and Piano by Hall Johnson
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THE GREEN PASTURES SPIRITUALS. Arranged for Voice and Piano by Hall Johnson

By Johnson, Hall

New York: Carl Fischer, 1930. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 40pp, including title-page and song index. Contains words and music to 25 "Negro Spirituals from 'The Green Pastures'." Bound in green and black pictorial wrappers, cover illustrations by Robert Edmond Jones based on his stage sets for the New York production. 12" x 9" [OCLC identifies only one print version, by Farrar & Rinehart, 1930.

$50.00

LAURENCE RIVERS PRESENTS "THE GREEN PASTURES,"  A FABLE BY MARC CONNELLY.  Souvenir Program.; Production Designed by Robert Edmond Jones.  Play Staged by the Author.  Pulitzer Prize Play, 1930.  Music under the direction of Hall Johnson
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LAURENCE RIVERS PRESENTS "THE GREEN PASTURES," A FABLE BY MARC CONNELLY. Souvenir Program.; Production Designed by Robert Edmond Jones. Play Staged by the Author. Pulitzer Prize Play, 1930. Music under the direction of Hall Johnson

By Connelly, Marc

NY: E.A. Warren-Davis, 1930. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. (32)pp; text illus from photographs of the play on stage, actors, music director, etc. Original sketches of the characters were drawn by Edward C. Caswell. "Life-like painting conceptions" by Isidora Newman. Bound in black pictorial wrappers with a wrap-around cover design from "On the Road to Jericho," an oil painting by Jean Berkley. 12" x 9" Connelly's play, featuring an all-Black cast, and based on Roark Bradford's "Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun'," won the Pulitzer Prize for 1930. "Green Pastures" comprises episodes from the Old Testament as seen through the eyes of a young African-American girl in the Depression-era South. The play is uplifted by African-American spirituals, arranged by Hall Johnson and performed by The Hall Johnson Choir. [WorldCat lists this 32-page version, published by Warren-Davis and illustrated by Caswell and Berkley, as the earliest edition of the souvenir program, citing only the UCal-Davis holding.] In our copy, the photograph of The Angel Gabriel [Oscar Polk? in costume] is signed "Sincerely/Josephine Hill." We don't know why.

$150.00

LAURENCE RIVERS PRESENTS "THE GREEN PASTURES,"  A FABLE BY MARC CONNELLY.  Souvenir Program.; Production Designed by Robert Edmond Jones.  Music under the direction of Hall Johnson.  Play Staged by the Author.  Pulitzer Prize Play, 1930.  Chicago Premier Monday evening, Sept. 7, 1931
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LAURENCE RIVERS PRESENTS "THE GREEN PASTURES," A FABLE BY MARC CONNELLY. Souvenir Program.; Production Designed by Robert Edmond Jones. Music under the direction of Hall Johnson. Play Staged by the Author. Pulitzer Prize Play, 1930. Chicago Premier Monday evening, Sept. 7, 1931

By Connelly, Marc

NY: Al Greenstone, 1931. First edition thus. Softcover. Very Good. 16pp; text illus from photographs of the play on stage, actors, music director, etc. Bound in pictorial wrappers showing a scene from the play. 11.75" x 8.75" Connelly's play, featuring an all-Black cast, and based on Roark Bradford's "Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun'," won the Pulitzer Prize for 1930. "Green Pastures" comprises episodes from the Old Testament as seen through the eyes of a young African-American girl in the Depression-era South. The play is uplifted by African-American spirituals, arranged by Hall Johnson and performed by The Hall Johnson Choir.

$125.00

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