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1 Baker, Jean-Claude and Chase, Chris. Josephine, The Hungry Heart.
New York: Random House, [1993]. Second Printing. 
Octavo, cloth & boards, (hardcover), xxiii, 532 pp. Photos, portraits. [Josephine Baker]. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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2 Banfield, Raffaello de. [Williams, Tennessee] Lord Byron's Love Letter, Opera in One Act, by Raffaello de Banfield. Libretto by Tennessee Williams.
New York: Ricordi, 1955. 
1st edition, with cover price of 50 cents. Octavo, illustrated wrappers, stapled, 16 pp. Near-Fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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3 Bottomer, Paul. Let's Dance! Learn to Swing, Jitterbug, Rumba, Tango, Line Dance, Lambada, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Two-Step, Foxtrot and Salsa with Style, Grace and Ease. 1300 Full-Color Illustrations and Diagrams.
New York: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, [1998]. 
Quarto, full-color slick illus. boards, 256 pp. Near-Fine, with former-owner signature, in a Fine dust jacket. “Step-by-step photographs of professional dancers lead the way, accompanied by foot-print diagrams and easy-to-follow directions. Each move is perfectly illustrated so you can just look, learn, and effortlessly follow along...Tips, dance history and syle points help refine your understanding and enjoyment of the dances before you even step on the dance floor...” 
Price: 200.00 USD
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4 Brener, Milton. Opera Off-Stage: Passion and Politics Behind the Great Operas.
New York: Walker, [1996]. 
First Edition. Octavo, boards (hardcover), xv, 240 pp. Illus. Fine in dust jacket. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Brooke, Iris. Western European Costume, Seventeenth to Mid-Nineteenth Century and Its Relation to the Theatre.
New York: Macmillan, 1940. First American Edition. 
Octavo, blue cloth (hardcover), 144 pp. 16 color plates, illustrations. Near-Fine, with former-owner inscription, in a chipped and spine-darkened dust jacket. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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6 Burk, John N. Mozart and His Music.
New York: Random House, [1959]. 
First Edition. Octavo, black cloth, x, 453 pp. Near-Fine in a Very Good+ dust jacket with light foxing. Burk combines an illuminating biography of a great composer with a complete appraisal of his work. Mozart the man, as well as Mozart the musician, is recreated in all his complexity in this engrossing and authoritative story...The biography is documented with abundant quotations from the letters of the composer and his contemporaries. The second half of the book lists Mozart's works by catergory, analyzing them in detail. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7 Czeika [pseud. of Louise E. Furniss]. An Operetta in Profile.
Boston: Ticknor and Company, 1887. 
1st edition. Duodecimo, green cloth, uncut, 265 pp. Very Good; spine a bit cocked, cover lightly soiled. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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8 Di Bassentto, Corno. [Shaw, Bernard]. London Music in 1888-89, As Heard by Corno Di Bassetto (Later Known as Bernard Shaw), with Some Further Autobiographical Particulars.
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, MCMDDDVII. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), paper label, uncut, 439 pp. Very Good+, with former-owner signature and slight edgewear, in a Very Good++, mylar protected dust jacket with light edgewear. “Appearing for the first time in book form, the volume contains the criticisms written by Bernard Shaw of the current musical pabulm of London in the year 1888-1889. Full of wit and shrewd judgment, they are for the most part estimates of the same operas and the same symphonies as you will here this winter at the Metropolitan and at Carnegie Hall. that they will add immensely to your enjoyment of these pieces is obvious, for no fresher criticism nor more original viewpoint can be found today than in these pieces, despite their age of almost fifty years.” 
Price: 30.00 USD
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9 Fitzgerald, Percy. The Lives of the Sheridans.
London: Richard Bentley and Son, 1886. First Edition. 
Two volumes. Octavo, bound by Zaehnsdorf in 3/4 crimson levant & marbled boards, gilt decorated spines, top edges gilt, uncut, marbled endpapers, [xii] + 431 pp; [iii] + 480 pp. Steel engraved portraits, fold-out table, fold-out facsimiles of theatre bills. Fine, bearing the bookplates of Edward J. Berwind. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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10 Freeman, Larry. The Melodies Linger On: 50 Years of Popular Song.
Watkins Glen, N.Y.: Century House, [1951]. 
1st edition. Octavo, black cloth, 212 pp. Illustrations throughout. Good; moderate shelf wear; former-owner sticker on front endpaper. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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11 Gilbert, W. S. and Arthur Sullivan. The Complete Plays of Gilbert and Sullivan.
New York: The Modern Library, n.d. 
Octavo, red cloth, (hardcover), black labels, gilt letters and decoration to upper cover, ix, 709 pp. Fine, in an edgeworn and price-clipped dust jacket. “This volume contains the complete, authorized text of the fourteen operas for which Gilbert wrote the librettos and Sullivan the music, with the original illustrations by W. S. Gilbert." 
Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Gray, Charles H., Ph.D. Lodowick Carliell, His Life. A Discussion of His Plays and The Deserving Favourite, A Tragi-Comedy Reprinted from the Original Edition of 1629 with Introduction and Notes.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1905. 
Octavo, green cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, 177 pp. Very Good, with light edgewear and fraying to tips of spine. From Preface: The following pages present the life and works of Lodowick Carliell -- his career in detail, and his literary production through a representative play and a summary and criticism of his other plays. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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13 Greene, Herb. Sunshine Daydreams: A Grateful Dead Journal.
San Francisco: Chronicle Books, [1991]. 
Square octavo, red cloth, gilt letters, paper illus. laid into upper cover, ribbon marker, full-color illus. diary/journal by week, with illus. section for notes. Fine (As New). Beautiful agenda/daily journal with photos., prints, etc. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Hanford, Robert Ten Eyck. The Complete Book of Puppets and Puppeteering. Illustrations by Ted Enik.
New York: Drake Publishers, Inc., [1976]. 
Octavo, red boards (hardcover), gilt letters, 157 pp. Illus. with b & w photos. Near-Fine, with light foxing (age darkened spots) to endpapers, in a Very Good dust jacket with light foxing and wrinkling to lower cover. Contents: Introduction; Puppetry: Today, Yesterday, and Tomorrow; The Tools of the Trade; Perfecting Your Technique; Tips from the Pros; Appendix: Local Puppet Guilds. “...Gives instructions to the novice puppeteer on technique, movement exercises for the hands, voice projection, writing scripts, stage building, puppet making as well as an historical account of puppeteering from ancient times to todays ‘The Muppets' of Seasame Street fame. Accompanying photos and illustrations make this book a highly attractive and usable work.” 
Price: 10.00 USD
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15 Harding, Bertita. Age Cannot Wither: The Story of Duse and d'Annunzio.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1947. 
First Edition. Signed by Author. Octavo, cloth )hardcover), 281 pp. Plates. Near-Fine in a badly chipped dust jacket. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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16 Horder, W. Garrett, comp. The Treasury of American Sacred Song; With Notes Explanatory and Biographical.
London: Henry Frowde, 1896. 
Of an edition of 200 copies, this is No. 121. Signed by the compiler.Octavo, full gilt-stamped vellum, burgundy calf label, top edge gilt, cuncut, x, 387 pp. Lacks front free endpaper; otherwise Near-Fine. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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17 Hsu, Tao-Ching. The Chinese Conception of the Theatre.
Seattle: University of Washington Press, [1985]. 
First Edition. Octavo, cloth, (hardcover), xxiii, 685 pp. Color photos, illus., scores, fold-out tables. Head of spine is severely bumped; otherwise very clean and tight in dust jacket. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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18 Jacob's Pillow. Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival... Thirtieth Anniversary Year... Program 1963.
Springfield, Mass.: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Inc., 1963. 
Quarto, illustrated self-wrappers, stapled, [16] pp. Photos, advertisements. Very Good. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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19 Kinis, Claude. The Mime Book. Edited & Coordinated by Neil Kleinman. Photographs by Edith Chustka. An Umbrella Book.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, [1974]. 
First Edition. Tall, square octavo; black cloth, silver letters and stamped emblem to upper cover; 226 pp. Fine (As New) in like, mylar protected dust jacket. Six ‘flip' sequences along the outer trim of the pages; 175 pictures to illus. the positions, many of them multiple exposure shots. ‘For those who are interested in performing Mime, or are intrigued by the performance of Mime on stage, this book will, without doubt, be the definitive work on this ancient art...The author takes the reader through the theory and practice of Mime, starting simply and working up to advanced techniques...' 
Price: 10.00 USD
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20 Lahue, Kalton C. Continued Next Week: A History of the Moving Picture Serial. With a Foreword by Kent D. Eastin.
Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, (1964). First Edition, Stated. 
Octavo, cloth (hardcover), white spine label, gilt letters, xvii + 293 pp. Near-Fine, with light sunning along tips; in a Very Good dust jacket with sunning & light edgewear. From jacket: The glaring omission in cinema history to date is that most film historians have either disregarded the silent serial or dismissed it as not being worthy of record. But the American serial was an important part of the film industry for the period between 1914 and 1930; in fact, it was the mainstay of production for two major companies in the 1920s...Here Kalton C. Lahue has brough the serials to life again -- with all of their excitement and suspense... 
Price: 12.50 USD
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