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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 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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7 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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8 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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9 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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10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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15 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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16 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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17 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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18 Laurie, Joe, Jr. Vaudeville: From the Honky-tonks to the Palace. Foreword by Gene Fowler.
New York: Henry Halt and Company, [1953]. 
First Edition, As Stated. Octavo, yellow cloth (hardcover), viii, 561 pp. Very Good+, with light foxing, in a chipped dust jacket. “Here it is at last -- the whole wonderful history of vaudeville, from its free-and-easy beginnings in the honky-tonks to the Big Time on Broadway - the Palace. Vaudville was Joe Laurie, Jr.'s pabulum. He was raised in and on it, and in his book he treats the reader to an intimate look-see at the entire glittering cavalcade -- animal acts, shadow-graphists, musicians, contortionist, minstrels, escape artists, sharpshooters, mind readers, monologists, hypnotists, tight-wire walkers, parody singers, mimics, and hundreds more. This is not a book of just dates and names. Laurie tells you what made vaudeville really tick: the men who controlled it, the great entertainment personalities, and the hilarious composite acts that marked vaudeville in its heyday. He tells amusing stories of the many eccentric characters in vaudeville, about life in the old-time boardinghouses and theatrical hotels, about small-time chiselers and big-time operators..." 
Price: 40.00 USD
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19 Manning, E. Theo. Manning's Pocket Manual of Music.
Dansville, N.Y.: A. O. bunnell, 1877. 
1st edition. Duodecimo, calf-backed boards, 38 pp. Very Good; lightly rubbed. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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20 Martin, Ralph G. Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc., [1971]. 
Quarto, pink blind-stamped cloth (hardcover), silver letters, 192 pp. Fine, in a Very Good+ dust jacket with slight age darkening and rubbing to edges. “Set in the middle of New York City, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts is unparalleled in its impact -- a cultural center that is not simply a grouping of handsome buildings but a vital force in the community. It is the new home of some of the finest performing arts groups in the world -- the historic Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic, the youthful New York City Ballet and New York City Opera, the adventurous Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center, the exhilerating Chamber Music Society. Vital, too, in the life of Lincoln Center are The Juilliard School, unexcelled in its training of young artists, and the surprising Library & Museum of the Performing Arts...Written with wit and style, this beutiful and definitive volume unfolds the fascinating drama of the incomparable Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.” 
Price: 10.00 USD
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