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Album Of Enrique Granados Masterpieces: 12 Danzas Espanolas ( Spanish Dances)  For Piano Solos

Album Of Enrique Granados Masterpieces: 12 Danzas Espanolas ( Spanish Dances) For Piano Solos

by Granados, Enrique

Edward P. Marks Book. Original Wraps. A collection of Granados' Spanish dances for piano. The music instructions on the music notes are in Spanish but easy to tranlate. There's no date of publication but it's probably 1950's. The spine has been neatly re-enforced with strong tape. Large 4to size, still GLOSSY, VERY GOOD COPY..
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$20.00
SOUTH PACIFIC: Some Enchanted Evening, Wonderful Guy, Happy Talk, Younger Than Springtime, Nothin Like a Dame, Bali Ha'l,  Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair

SOUTH PACIFIC: Some Enchanted Evening, Wonderful Guy, Happy Talk, Younger Than Springtime, Nothin Like a Dame, Bali Ha'l, Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair

by Rodgers, Richard and Hammerstein, Oscar

Williamson Music Book. Original Wraps. Sheet music from the musical, no date, looks early 60's. VERY GOOD+ COPY, no markings in text, large 4to size, two pages of photos from the movie.
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$10.00
THE STATE OF INNOCENCE (1684)-BOUND WITH- OEDIPUS: A TRAGEDY (1692)

THE STATE OF INNOCENCE (1684)-BOUND WITH- OEDIPUS: A TRAGEDY (1692)

by DRYDEN JOHN AND MR. LEE:

LONDON, 1684 AND 1692. TWO WORKS BY DRYDEN BOUND IN MODERN (1934) FULL BROWN LEATHER. THE STATE OF INNOCENCE AND THE FALL OF MAN, AN OPERA. PRINTED BY H.H. FOR HENRY HERRINGMAN, 1684. (DEDICATION, 4pp, POEM OF PARADISE, 2pp, AUTHOR'S APOLOGY, 6pp, STATE OF INNOCENCE, 26pp. BOUND WITH OEDIPUS; A TRAGEDY BY DRYDEN AND MR. LEE, FOURTH EDITION, PRINTED FOR RICHARD BENTLEY, COVENT GARDEN, 1692. (PREFACE, 2pp, DRAMATIS PERSONAE, 1pp, PROLOGUE, 1pp, OEDIPUS, 71pp, EPILOGUE, 1pp.). NEW ENDPAPERS,... Read more
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£1,000.00
Wiener Szenische Kunst. Band II. Das Buhnenkostum

Wiener Szenische Kunst. Band II. Das Buhnenkostum

by Gregor, Joseph and Rene Fulop-Miller

Zurich/Leipzig/Vienna: Amalthea-Verlag, 1925. This is a good hardcover reference copy in faded blue cloth, the hinges repaired with linen tape. Very clean inside, both text and plates. Text in German. This is volume 2 of Gregor's 4 volume work on the theater. This subject of this volume is costume, its' historical, aesthetic and psychological aspects. 146 pages of text + 259 illustrations, including 4 color plates. Folio, 12" high X 8" wide. A good serviceable reference copy. This book... Read more
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$22.50
Sam Shepard: Plays 2, (True West, Buried Child, Curse of the Starving Class, Tooth Of Crime, La Turista, Tongues, Savage/Love

Sam Shepard: Plays 2, (True West, Buried Child, Curse of the Starving Class, Tooth Of Crime, La Turista, Tongues, Savage/Love

by Shepard, Sam and Gilman, Richard (Introduction)

Faber and Faber, 1997. Book. Trade Paperback. A collection of plays by the controversial playwright. FINE COPY.
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$35.00
ACOUSTIC BEATLES: Here, There and Everywhere; While My Guitar Gently Weeps; Maxwell's Silver Hammer

ACOUSTIC BEATLES: Here, There and Everywhere; While My Guitar Gently Weeps; Maxwell's Silver Hammer

by Beatles and Riley, Tim and Ruskin, Rick and Shoenberg, Eric and Knowles, John

Acoustic Guitar, 1991. Book. ACOUSTIC GUITAR Magazine July/August 1991 Issue. BRIGHT, VERY GOOD COPY. Article written by Riley, music arrangements by Ruskin, Schoenberg and Knowles. Other articles include "Finger Styling" , " How to Pick the Best Mike for Guitar", and others..
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$12.00
Burgersinn und Aufbegehren. Biedermeier und Vormarz in Wien 1815-1848

Burgersinn und Aufbegehren. Biedermeier und Vormarz in Wien 1815-1848

by Düriegl, Günter

Vienna: Museen der Stadt Wien und Verlag Jugend und Volk , 1988. This is a fine hardcover copy in a fine dust jacket with no wear at all. Completely clean inside and out. Text in German. This massive catalog was prepared to accompany the exhibition in Vienna, at the Historischen Museums der Stadt Wien, during the winter of 1987 through the early summer of 1988. The exhibition was assembled by a team of scholars and it examined all aspects of Biedermeier art. Sections on painting, prints and drawings,... Read more
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$45.00
THE BOYFRIEND: A New Musical  Comedy Of The 1920's; Perfect Young Ladies, I Could Be Happy With You, The Rivera, Bloomsbury Vocal...more

THE BOYFRIEND: A New Musical Comedy Of The 1920's; Perfect Young Ladies, I Could Be Happy With You, The Rivera, Bloomsbury Vocal...more

by Wilson, Sandy

Music International, 1955. Book. Original Wraps. The Principal Chorus Vocal Book. The cover reads " Not For Sale. For Professional Use Only", also states that this book is rented and gives instructions on how to handle the book. FIRST PRINTING of this edtition, VERY GOOD COPY, no markings at all. Obviously a very early printing overall. Also includes songs, "Safety In Numbers", "You Don't Want To Play"....more..
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$50.00
Um Teatro Sem Teatro

Um Teatro Sem Teatro

by Blistene, Bernard and Patricia Falguieres et al

Barcelona: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, 2007. This is a fine softcover copy with no wear at all. Completely clean inside and out. Spine uncreased, binding firm. Text in Catalan and Portuguese. This catalog was prepared to accompany the large scale survey of modernist theater and performance art mounted at the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona and the Museu Coleccio Berardo in 2007. It contains hundreds of vintage photographs of the important avant garde theater artists and groups.... Read more
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$55.00
The Golden Age of Costume and Set Design for the Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo 1938 to 1944

The Golden Age of Costume and Set Design for the Ballet Russe De Monte Carlo 1938 to 1944

by Spangenberg, Kristin L

New York: Hudson Hills Press, 2002. This is a very good softcover copy with almost just light wear. Spine not creased, binding firm. Very clean inside and out. With a letter signed by one of the authors (sent to a historian of dance), laid in. The signature (in magic marker) has affected the lower part of the color frontispiece. This catalog was prepared to accompany the exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the fall of 2002. Bibliography. 42 full-page color plates + 21 black & white plates and... Read more
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$24.50
Lasar Segal Cenografo

Lasar Segal Cenografo

by Segal, Lasar

Rio de Janeiro: Centro Cultural, 1996. This is a very good softcover copy with almost no wear. Completely clean inside and out. Spine not creased, binding firm. Text in English and Portuguese. Illustrated throughout in color, 78 color plates + many smaller illustrations in black & white including vintage photographs. Biographical sketch. Bibliography included in notes to the essay. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
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$25.00
Mostra Del Barocco Piemontese 3 Volume Set

Mostra Del Barocco Piemontese 3 Volume Set

Italy: Citta Di Torino , 1963. This is a very good complete 3 volume set of this massive exhibition on Piemontese baroque architecture, set design, painting, sculpture, and furniture and decorative arts held in Torino, Italy from June through November of 1963. All volumes in original publisher's illustrated wrappers. Corners of volumes 1 & 3 bumped. Very clean inside and out, (one short neat name inside vol.1 on front endpaper). Text in Italian. Volume 1: Architettura e Scenografia, first... Read more
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$175.00
Le Theatre de la Rue

Le Theatre de la Rue

by Ginisty, Paul

Paris: Editions Albert Morance, 1925. This is a very good copy in a portfolio with pictorial, paper-covered boards and silk tie, containing a text booklet and 24 loose plates. Light soil to the boards. Very clean inside. One of the plates is hand-colored, the rest reproduced in a sepia monochrome. The 61 page text booklet discusses the emergence of street theater in France, beginning with the medieval mystery plays and surveying its' development down through the 19th century. 9.5" high X 7"... Read more
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$45.00
SHAKESPEARE'S PRINCIPAL PLAYS: Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Merchant Of Venice, Henry V, Etc

SHAKESPEARE'S PRINCIPAL PLAYS: Hamlet, Othello, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Merchant Of Venice, Henry V, Etc

by Brooke, Tucker (Editor) and Shakespeare, William

Century, 1927. Book. Hardcover. Revised Edition. Major plays selected by Brooke and other scholors with an introduction, Elizabethan words are translated in footnotes. Also, each play includes a background on Shakespeare's sources, historical and legend that led to the story. Also, includes, "Henry lV", "Much Ado About Nothing", Romeo and Juliet, Twenty plays in all. There's an owner bookplate on the front endpaper, but no markings in the text, some normal smudgings to cover... Read more
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$18.00
The World of Harlequin

The World of Harlequin

by Nicoll, Allardyce

London: Cambridge at the University Press, 1963. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket. Clean inside and out. Fine study of the Commedia dell' Arte with an examination of all of the characters, their special roles and attributes. Illustrated in black & white with 124 reproductions of prints (also several photographs). 11" high X 8" wide, 242 pages. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
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$27.50
27 Melodious and Rhythmical Exercises For Cornet or Trumpet

27 Melodious and Rhythmical Exercises For Cornet or Trumpet

by Small, J. L

Fischer, 1928. Book. Original Wraps. Containing Study Material For Deveoping A Strong Agile Lip. Technical Assurance, Improving The Art Of Phrasing and Familiarizing The Student With Modern Syncopated Forms. EARLY PRINTING of Trumpet exercises, VERY GOOD COPY although the cover is worn, sheet music text is clean and bright with some page showing a date written in the corner. The only date given is 1928 copyright but this could be a bit later date..
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$38.00
Scenografie di Pietro Gonzaga

Scenografie di Pietro Gonzaga

by Muraro, Maria Teresa

Venezia: Neri Pozza Editore, 1967. This is a very good softcover copy with light wear. Completely clean inside and out. Text in Italian. 118 stage designs catalogued here. Biographical sketch. Chronology of Ballets and Operas produced. Bibliography. 117 black & white illustrations (lower page-edge of illustrations stiff from some exposure to moisture, not affecting images). 9" high X 6" wide, 99 text pages + illustrations. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
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$25.00
ACTING UP: A Diary

ACTING UP: A Diary

by Hare, David

Faber and Faber, 1999. Book. Trade Paperback. The acclaimed British playwright's diary of his recent experience as an actor, comments on the profession as well as on the director, portraits of other actors in the production -- Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench. UNCORRECTED PROOF, FINE COPY, SIGNED by Hare on the title page..
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$30.00
Le Theatre Japonais

Le Theatre Japonais

by Maybon, Albert

Paris: Henri Laurens, Editeur, 1925. This is a very good softcover copy in the original printed pale green card wrappers with light wear. The cover is toned and a small chip off the top right front corner and bottom of the spine. Top corner also bumped. Very clean inside. Text in French. Illustrated in black & white with 64 plates + 40 figures in the text. 10.5" high X 8" wide, 140 pages. This book will be securely packed and shipped with tracking. . Original Wraps. Very Good.
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$17.50
Euripides ALCESTIS

Euripides ALCESTIS

by Euripides and Hughes, Ted (Translated and Adapted by)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1999. Book. Trade Paperback. Euripides' classic story of the grief of King Admetos over the death of his wife. Translated and adapted by Britain's great poet, Ted Hughes, shortly before his death. FIRST EDITION, FINE COPY, UNCORRECTED PROOF..
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$15.00
A LIFE ON THE STAGE: A Memoir

A LIFE ON THE STAGE: A Memoir

by Adler, Jacob and Adler, Stella (Introduction) and Rosenfeld, Lulla (Editor)

Knopf, 1999. Book. Trade Paperback. An autobiography of this renowned stage actor of Yiddish Theater and Classical theater, his life from the late 1800's in Russia, England and America, translated by his granddaughter, Rosenfeld. UNCORRECTED PROOF, FIRST EDITION, NEAR FINE COPY, tall trade paperback style..
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$20.00
BASIC MUSIC: AP Music Theory And Tonal Harmony

BASIC MUSIC: AP Music Theory And Tonal Harmony

Dept. Of U.S. Army, 1986. Book. Original Wraps. This training circular is the principal basic music theory reference for all Army Band members. NEAR FINE COPY, Important book for bands, large 4to size. Chapters include "Nature Of Sound", "Fundamental Notation", "Scales And Tetrachords", "Major Scales". There are 19 Chapters and 3 Appendixes, such as " Manuscript Technique". No markings at all, appears unused..
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$30.00
BEST ELIZABETHAN PLAYS: Jew Of Malta, The Alchemist, Philaster, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Duchess Of Malfi

BEST ELIZABETHAN PLAYS: Jew Of Malta, The Alchemist, Philaster, The Two Noble Kinsmen, The Duchess Of Malfi

by Thayer, William Roscoe (Editor) and Marlowe, C. And Jonson, B. And Beaumont, F. And Fletcher, J. And Shakespeare and Webster, J

Ginn and Company, 1890. Book. Hardcover. Collection of early British plays, the "Two Noble Kinsmen" written by Fletcher and Shakespeare. Informational preface by Thayer and each play is preceded by a short paragraph on the origin of the story. Some normal wear to the edges of cover but still a VERY GOOD COPY, FIRST PRINTING, no marking in text, and still a bright cover for a book this age, owner signature on front endpaper...Walter Olcott Smith..
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$20.00
OROONOKO: A TRAGEDY

OROONOKO: A TRAGEDY

by SOUTHERNE THOMAS:

LONDON, H PLAYFORD, 1694. THE SECOND EDITION, 58 PAGES. ...AS IS ACTED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL, BY HIS MAJESTY'S SERVANTS. VERY NICELY BOUND IN MODERN (1934) FULL BROWN LEATHER. NEW ENDPAPERS, BOOKPLATE TO FRONT PASTEDOWN. BROWNING OF PAGES COMENSURATE WITH THE AGE. FINE BINDING WITH A FEW MARKS TO THE LEATHER. VERY SCARCE.
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£1,000.00
La Commedia Dell'arte et Ses Enfants

La Commedia Dell'arte et Ses Enfants

by Duchartre, Pierre-Louis

Paris: Editions D'art et Industrie, 1955. This is a very good hardcover copy in a clear mylar wrapper. The book is very clean inside, except for a short name on the front endpaper. Text in French. 9 tipped in color plates + black & white photographs or reproductions of prints and drawings on almost every page. Bibliography. 11" high X 8" wide, 291 pages. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and sent with tracking. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
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$75.00