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1 Adams, Joseph Quincy Shakespearean Playhouses A History of the English Theatres from the Beginnings to the Restoration
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1917 Hardcover Very Good 
473 pages; Clean and secure in original binding of brick red cloth with gilt lettering at spine and front cover. Small attractive bookplate of John H. Barnes. 
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FATHER KEMP'S OLD FOLKS CONCERT TUNES, Anonymous
2 Anonymous FATHER KEMP'S OLD FOLKS CONCERT TUNES
Boston Oliver Ditson & Co. 1874 Blue Wrappers Very Good- Oblong 8vo 
A collection of the most favorite tunes of Billings, Swan, Holden, and others; to which is added a variety of anthems and choruses, and divers patriotic and other songs of the greatest and best composers. Kemp was a major figure in 19th century American popular music. He first organized singing gatherings based on the revival of neglected old-time songs, these eventually grew into a national phenomenon, making Kemp and his Old Folks a household word. Blue pictorial wrappers chipped at spine. OCLC: 4446682; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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RECENT FILM LIBRARY ACQUISITIONS 1956 - 1959, Anonymous
3 Anonymous RECENT FILM LIBRARY ACQUISITIONS 1956 - 1959
New York Museum of Modern Art 1959 First Edition Paperback Very Good 4to 
20 pages; Museum of Modern Art Bulletin, Vol XXVII, No. 2, Winter 1959-60. OCLC: 23761822 Acquisitions during this time included such films as Eisenstein's STRIKE (1925), King Vidor's OUR DAILY BREAD (1934), Frank Capra's LONG PANTS (1927), Zanuck's THE GRAPES OF WRATH (1940), Zanuck's THE SNAKE PIT (1948), Preminger's THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM (1955), and many more. Several b&w stills from the movie reproduced herein. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Songs of the Show Boat  A Collection of Favorite Songs That Will Never Grow Old, Anonymous
4 Anonymous Songs of the Show Boat A Collection of Favorite Songs That Will Never Grow Old
N.p. General Foods Corp. 1935 First Edition Softcover Very Good- Square 8vo 
66 pages; Publisher's pictorial wrappers. A book generated from a radio program sponsored by Maxwell House coffee. The rear cover has recipies and testimonials from Maxwell House spokeswoman "Maria" on the verso, the recto has an image of "Captain Henry" enjoying a cup of coffee, and an image of the Maxwell House "vita-fresh" can, in vivid green and red. Musical notation throughout, with small images. Minor cover soiling, and a few light pencil marks on the rear cover. 
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The Sky-Lark; a Choice Selection of the most admired popular songs, heroic, plaintive, sentimental, humourous, and Bacchanalian Arranged for the violin, flute, and voice, Anonymous
5 Anonymous The Sky-Lark; a Choice Selection of the most admired popular songs, heroic, plaintive, sentimental, humourous, and Bacchanalian Arranged for the violin, flute, and voice
London Thomas Tegg 1825 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good 12mo 
322 pages; Contemporary maroon half roan leather over pink cloth with a floral decorative pattern impressed in blind. Flat spine, plain endpapers, edges decoratively stained red. A copy with wear and damage to the binding, the spine is fragmented, missing a large section at the top and a smaller portion at the center (remnants are loose along one hinge). The letter-press title page (undated, as in all copies, pace OCLC) has a portion of the blank upper margin torn or cut away. Apparently, their was once an engraved title page -- now missing in this copy. The title page endpaper and front boad are nearly detached -- the remaining text, with substantial portions in musical notation, is complete and in good condition. A saving grace of this worn and damaged copy is the fine woodcut bookplate of Kate Lee mounted to the front paste-down endpaper. This is a handsome and striking image, with a depiction of a harp with a woman's head at the center, flying around which are song birds, all within a frame of branches and leaves -- designed by Selwyn Image (signed with his monogram "SI" in the image). Kate Lee, born Catharine Anna Spooner, (9 March 1858 - 25 July 1904) was a singer and, briefly, one of the most important folksong collectors in modern English history. She entered the Royal Academy of Music in January 1876 with the ambition to become a singer; she discontinued her studies in order to marry the lawyer Arthur Morier Lee (1847–1909) in December 1877, but retained all of her interests in music and singing. After having two children Kate Lee studied at the Royal College of Music from 1887 to 1889 and became a professional singer in 1895. Mrs. Kate Lee and Mr. Alfred Percival Graves founded the Folk-Song Society, ("with the kind advice and help of Mr. Fuller Maitland"); it was fully inaugurated June 16, 1898. At the first general meeting, "The honorary secretary of the Society, Mrs. Kate Lee, then contributed a very amusing and highly interesting paper on "Some Experiences of a Folksong Collector." (which was also printed in the first number of the society's "Journal"). This contains a report of her famous discovery of the singing "Copper" family. This find of Kate Lee's took place in Rottingdean, near Brighton, where a colony of various persons interested in the arts had gathered around Edward Burne-Jones, who discovered the village while walking the Downs. Kate Lee and her husband were staying with Sir Edward Carson, famed London Lawyer (and future founder of Northern Ireland)... At Sir Edward's house, Kate Lee recorded the singing of two brothers James and Thomas Copper in 1897. They were invited to 'the big house' because the place they normally sang, the 'Black'Un'-- (the Black Horse public house) -- was not considered a 'fit' place for a middle-class woman. "They are very proud of their Sussex songs, and sang them with an enthusiasm perfectly grand to hear. When I questioned them as to how many they thought they could sing, they said they thought about a hundred! You had only got to start either of them on the subject and they commenced at once. "Oh, Mr. Copper, can you sing me a love song, or a sea song, or a plough song?" It did not matter what it was, they looked at each other significantly, and, with perfectly grave faces, off they would go. Mr. Thomas Copper's voice was as flexible as a bird's. He always sang the under part of a song like a sort of obbligato, impossible at a first hearing to take down. To show you the beautiful variety of these songs—which, by-the bye, I collected in November last— I should like to say that another man came to me with a song which he called " Judy Credio." I asked him what the title meant before hearing the song; he said he hadn't the faintest idea, but he thought it was the name of a girl, an Irish girl. Then another man present said, " Oh, no. it's not the name of a girl; it means 'What a Jew believes.'" This shows that often words become perverted in folk-songs..." As a family, the Coppers had been singing since at least the early nineteenth century, developing a repertoire which was unusual in its use of harmony. While harmony singing may well of been widespread in southern England in the nineteenth century, the Coppers presented a unique example of its survival into the twentieth century. Bob Copper, taught by the two men who were "discovered" by Kate Lee, lived on until 1978, and was recorded by the BBC. Sadly, Kate Lee's contributions to the history of English singing were terminated prematurely; she died of cancer in 1904 after a four-year battle. 
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6 Anonymous ; [Isaac Stern's Copy] OPTZECI DE ANI DE TEATRU EVREIESC IN ROMANIA 1876 - 1956
Bucharest Intreprinderia Poligrafica 1957 Softcover Very Good+ 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Bilingual edition in Yiddish and Romanian of this history of the Jewish theatre in Rumania. Former owner's name on half-title, otherwise clean and tight. From the collection of the violinist Isaac Stern [1920-2001] -- with his "chop" mark in Chinese characters at the rear. (In the Oscar-winning documentary of his 1979 trip to China, "From Mao to Mozart" Maestro Stern is seen receiving the gift of his chop with delight: "No more signing!" From now on, "Chop, Chop, Chop!") Date is approximate.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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SONGS FOR THE LITTLE CHILD, Baker, Clara Belle ; Caroline Kohlsaat , Pauline Batchelder Adams
7 Baker, Clara Belle ; Caroline Kohlsaat , Pauline Batchelder Adams SONGS FOR THE LITTLE CHILD
New York The Abingdon Press 1938 First Illustrated Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 4to 
Illustrations drawn by Pauline Batchelder Adams. Verses composed and adapted by Clara Belle Baker, Folk Melodies harmonized by Croline Kohlsaat. 9 full page colour plates, plus numerous b&w drawings. Pictorial endpapers. Beautiful clean, tight book in nice dustjacket with chips at head and tail of spine ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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A Miscellany for Dancers, Beaumont, Cyril W.
8 Beaumont, Cyril W. A Miscellany for Dancers
London C. W. Beaumont 1934 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 12mo 7" - 7½" tall 
196 pages; Clean and secure in original blue cloth binding in original dustjacket, price-clipped edgewear and a couple short closed tears (now in protective mylar). Dustjacket and title page design by Claudia Guercio. "This anthology is intended to afford glimpses of well-known dancers from the eighteenth century to the present day, both on the stage and off, and at the same time to present a composite picture of the life of a dancer from the period of training to the farewell performance." 
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Olga Nethersole, Bell, Archie ; [1877-1943]
9 Bell, Archie ; [1877-1943] Olga Nethersole
Paris Printed by Herbert Clarke 1907 First Edition; First Printing Paperback Very Good+ 12mo 
29 pages; Publisher's stiff slate grey wrappers, folded over endpapers in the French manner, cover with title lettered in gilt. An excellent copy, just a tiny bit of looseness in the sewing, but clean and unmarked. The subject and author of this well-preserved pamphlet were each much better known to the public a hundred years ago. The subject, the actress Olga Isabella Nethersole, was born in London (her mother was Spanish) at the beginning of 1867, making her stage début at Theatre Royal, Brighton in 1887. She played important roles on the stage of her native city beginning in 1888, starting under Rutland Barrington and John Hare at the Garrick Theatre. After her thorough conquest of the London stage, Olga Nethersole made successful tours to Australia and America. Before the turn of the century, she gave her name to a bit of stagecraft which became notorious (and the subject of that semi-sincere form of flattery: the parody) -- the "Nethersole Kiss" -- a passonate kiss on the lips lasting for a very long time... so long, that it is said that stagehands wagered amongst themselves on the duration of any particular night's iteration. This event was first offered to the public in Nethersole’s 1896-97 production of the play "Carmen." The actress was her own manager for this, and for the production which made her the notorious subject of an indeceny trial in New York. Miss Nethersole asked a then-famous American playwright, Clyde Fitch, to adapt Alphone Daudet's 'Sapho,' requesting that Fitch adopt the point of view of the lead female character. Following out-of-town tryouts in Chicago, etc., "Sapho" opened in New York in February of 1900. The critics panned it, mostly, and predicted a quick exit from the Broadway stage. But the public found it fascinating, one scene in particular. Olga Nethersole played 'Sapho’s' lead character, Fanny LeGrand, and the story has her seduce a naïve man named Jean Gaussin. In the crucial scene, these two characters ascend a spiral staircase together, Nethersole in a diaphonous costume, presumably their off-stage destination was a bedroom. But this destination is never specified, and any activity which might take place after they exit the scene at the top of those stairs was left entirely to the imagination of the audience. Still, it was not hard to whip this imagination into a frenzy, both for the benefit of Miss Nethersole as 'Sapho's' actor-manager, and also, to the benefit of the growing movement advocating "decency" on the stage -- particularly Anthony Comstock's New York Society for the Suppression of Vice. Journalists found their own interests involved, and helped fan the flames of controversy (in part by sending complimentary 'Sapho' tickets to those parties drama reporters knew would be most likely to take offense). The New York District Attorney ordered Nethersole, her co-star, and two managers arrested on February 21, and the city's police closed the theatre on March 5. For a month, while stories were flung back and forth by the press, Miss Nethersole played other, less controversial, roles on Broadway -- to larger than expected audiences. Her trial on charges of "violating public decency" lasted two full days, but the jury was back in fifteen minutes with acquittals for Olga Nethersole, and all other parties. 'Sapho' reopened on April 7, 1900 for 55 additional performances. Over fifty years later, the New York "Times" in its obituary recalled the incident as a watershed: "“During the Comstock era ... when a public kiss on the mouth was considered an indecency ... Nethersole typified the growing revolt against prudery and was a stanch advocate of women’s rights and intellectual independence.” [“Olga Nethersole Dies At Age Of 80 (sic): Famed British Actress, Whose Role In 'Sapho' Led To Furor, Quit Stage to Aid Poor”, New York Times, Jan. 11, 1951, p. 2.] Nethersole played "Sapho" for years and years (sometimes appearing in just the third act). After her conquests of London, Australia, and the Americas, one last venue beckonned: Paris. In 1907, Olga Nethersole packed up her company and sailed from New York to Paris. She had been invited by the great Sarah Bernhardt to occupy the famed actress's own Parisian stage "Théatre Sarah Bernhardt" while Miss Bernhardt played a short season in Belgium. Archie Bell's text is partly a contemporary account of the result, presenting events of June 1907 almost as breaking news. Bell, a skilled writer, is certainly aware that the divine Sarah's motives in this generous offer to a younger English colleague were diverse. Sarah Bernardt had played "Sapho" on Broadway herself, in Daudet's own French version, in December, 1910. Bernhardt suggested that Nethersole open her Parisian season with "Carmen." The great Bernhardt had made a similar suggestion for an opening night to another great actress, Eleanora Duse, previously; Miss Duse accepted the "suggestion." Nethersole deflected her patroness's choice, stating that she had planned to give to the Paris audience an English play for her debut -- "The Second Mrs. Tanqueray." Sarah Bernhardt postponed her own Brussels season by one night, in order that she might attend Olga Nethersole's Parisian debut, and thus, graciously, racheting up the pressure. These dramatic developments, on and off-stsge, were skillfully presented by Archie Bell, who had, for most of the first third of the twentieth century, been what some historians call "cultural czar of Cleveland." As a drama critic and journalist of the arts, he worked for each of the cities thriving daily papers -- "The World," "The Plain Dealer," "The Leader," and "The Cleveland News." His reach was far beyond that city. He took some time off from his career as a critic to manage tours of the actress Olga Nethersole and the German contralto Ernestine Schumann-Heink, and also acted as press agent to Nethersole, who had seen the power of the press to help or to harm during her New York trial seven years earlier. In fact, Olga Nethersole's brother Louis F. Nethersole was a theatrical manager, producer and press agent to the American actress and singer Sadie Martinot, who became Mrs. Nethersole. It seems almost a bizarre flight of press-agentry on Archie Bell's part to read the opening paragraph of this scarce Parisian pamphlet from 1907: "Miss Olga Nethersole is known to the world as an actress: had she not chosen the stage as the field for her endeavor, she would have been a physician. After all these years of success in the limelight of the theatre, she frequently regrets her choice of the two professions and seeks consolation in the fact that she recognizes a kinship between the two. The surgeon wields the knife and relieves pain. The physician probes into suffering and applies the balm. The actress may not find the weaknesses of the flesh; but she probes into souls, paints them with bold impressionistic colors upon the canvas of the stage." And yet, events would soon point out that Archie Bell was not inventing the unexpected medical interests of his subject. Olga Nethersole served as a nurse in London throughout World War I and later established the People's League of Health, for which she received the Royal Red Cross (RRC) in 1920. She worked as much in the field of health as in the theater thenceforth, and was created a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in 1936. This 1907 pamphlet, printed in Paris, is now quite scarce in commerce. See OCLC: 29002049 (four locations: Amherst, Harvard, Sam Houston State, and Univ. of Adelaide). 
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BARRANDOV FILMOVE STUDIOS, Brach, Stanislav ; (editor); Graphic layout by Vladimir Dvorak
10 Brach, Stanislav ; (editor); Graphic layout by Vladimir Dvorak BARRANDOV FILMOVE STUDIOS
Prague ( Praha ) Filmove Studio Barrandov 1965 Softcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Clean and secure in original binding and dustcover. Wonderful photographic illustrations profiling the history of the film studio and its many productions. Includes a catalogue of films produced by Barrandov film studios 1946-1964.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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THE TRIAL OF LUCULLUS - A Play for Radio, Brecht, Bertolt ; H. R. Hays (translator)
11 Brecht, Bertolt ; H. R. Hays (translator) THE TRIAL OF LUCULLUS - A Play for Radio
New York New Directions 1943 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 8vo 
Translated by H. R. Hays for the Poets of the Year. Octavo. Original red-orange boards with lettering and pictorial printing to front board in black in original dust jacket. A Near Fine copy in a dustjacket with some edgewear and a small black ink mark and a dime sized chip on rear panel. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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A SELECTION OF GLEES, PART SONGS, ETC compiled for the F.F.R.N. by Mr. G.C. Carter, Carter, Mrs. G. C.
12 Carter, Mrs. G. C. A SELECTION OF GLEES, PART SONGS, ETC compiled for the F.F.R.N. by Mr. G.C. Carter
[London] (Chiswick Press) c. 1870 Hardcover Very Good 8vo 
46 pages; In modern tan buckram, with title stamped in gilt on a red label mounted to the front cover, cream endpapers, all edges gilt (this appears to be contemporary with the volume). A handsome book, in black letter throughout, with running titles and decorative initials in red. No musical notation. A scarce mid-nineteenth century book, attributed to the Chiswick press in the single OCLC listing [see OCLC: 12884548, from the Bailey Library, University of Vermont]. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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Brichanteau Actor  Translated from the French of Jules Claretie, Claretie, Jules
13 Claretie, Jules Brichanteau Actor Translated from the French of Jules Claretie
Boston Little, Brown, and Company 1897 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 8vo 
4 p. l., [vii]- xiii, 366 pages; Publisher's pale green cloth, front cover decoratively stamped in a floral pattern in medium green, spine and cover with lettering and decorative vignettes in gilt, top edges gilt, others untrimmed. OCLC Number: 4713666. A handsome nineties decorative binding, front cover signed with the initials "J. A. S." A translation of 'Brichanteau, Comédien Français' (1896). The author of the original was Jules Arsène Arnaud Claretie (1840-1913) initially a journalist, achieving success as dramatic critic to 'Le Figaro.' In 1885 he became director of the Théâtre Français -- becoming the sole determiner of modern plays to be produced at that prestigious venue in 1901. In addition to an impressive number of works of fact and fiction and plays, Claretie also wrote libretti for three operas of Jules Massenet. This copy belonged to Vincent Starrett, with his bookplate on the front paste-down endpaper and his distinctive signature in blue ink on the half title. Vincent Starrett (1876-1974) was born above a bookshop (belonging to his grandfather) and spent a long life in the world of books as a collector, newspaper columnist, and author of " The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" (1933), horror and fantasy (many of his stories from 'Weird Tales' were collected in "The Quick and the Dead," (Arkham House, 1965), poetry, notably "Autolycus in Limbo," (Dutton, 1943). Collectors of the subject will know his detective novels (for example, "Murder on 'B' Deck," Doubleday, 1929... there were others), and Starrett's detective short stories mostly centered on his Chicago sleuth "Jimmie Lavender" (many are assembled in "The Case Book of Jimmie Lavender," Gold Label, 1944). Sherlockians will know Starrett not just for his books on the subject, but as a co-founder of The Hounds of the Baskerville (sic), a Chicago "scion society" of the Baker Street Irregulars, founded by his friend Christopher Morley. Starrett probably reviewed this book, or made some mention of it in his long-running column in the 'Chicago Tribune' - "Books Alive," as there two page numbers noted on the rear free endpaper (and faint marginal ticks opposite quotable passages on those two pages in the text). 
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14 Connelly, Marc ; Robert Edmond Jones (illustrator); Richard Berry Harrison (SIGNED) THE GREEN PASTURES
New York Farrar & Rinehart, Inc. 1930 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Autograph; 141 pages; Clean and tight in publisher's green cloth binding in very good dustjacket with large chip at base of spine. Inscribed and SIGNED on the ffep by Richard B. Harrison who portrayed "De Lawd" in the first performance of the play at the Mansfield Theatre, New York City, February 26, 1930. A Fable suggested by Roark Bradford's Southern Sketches, "Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun." Includes the lyrics for several wonderful spirituals. Beautiful black and white illustrations by R. E. Jones. Printed by Lakeside Press. The fanciful rendering of an Old Testament fantasy performed by an all black cast. This work was the winner of the 1930 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and adapted into the 1936 movie of the same name, which was considered a milestone in American cinema. Richard Berry Harrison (1864 - 1935) was a renowned actor, teacher, dramatic reader and lecturer. He was featured on the cover of TIME magazine on March 4, 1935. Harrison's parents had escaped slavery through the Underground Railroad, and he was born in London, Ontario, Canada. His mother named him Richard after seeing a performance of Shakespeare's Richard III. Her interest in theatre placed Harrison on the way to becoming an actor. After moving to Detroit, he studied at the Detroit Training School of Dramatic Art, and privately with British drama coach Edward Weitzel, drama editor for the Detroit Free Press. From 1892 to 1896, Harrison traveled the U.S., performing as a dramatic reader. Harrison’s repertoire included works from Shakespeare and poetry from his friend Paul Laurence Dunbar, including promotional tours for Dunbar's book Oak and Ivy. Harrison was quite well known having played the role of "de Lawd" in more than 1,650 performances of The Green Pastures. The show ran for 16 months, then toured, appearing in more than 203 cities and towns.; Signed by Actor 
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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES OF MOTION PICTURES, Conrad, Herbert S. ; and Harold Ellis Jones
15 Conrad, Herbert S. ; and Harold Ellis Jones PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES OF MOTION PICTURES
Berkeley University of California 1929 Pamphlet Near Fine 8vo 
University of California Publications in Psychology Vol. 3., Nos. 7 & 8; 40 pages; III. Fidelity of Report as a Measure of Adult Intelligence and IV. The Technique of Mental Test Surveys among Adults . Clean and secure in original self wrappers.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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HAIR O' THE CHINE - A Documentary Film Script  Signed Limited Edition of only 500 copies, Coover, Robert ; [ SIGNED ]
16 Coover, Robert ; [ SIGNED ] HAIR O' THE CHINE - A Documentary Film Script Signed Limited Edition of only 500 copies
Columbia Bruccoli Clark 1979 First Edition Hardcover Fine 4to 11" - 13" tall Illustrated by Robin McDonald Signed by Author
Autograph; Signed by Coover on limitation page No. 63 of a limited edition of only 500 copies. Illustrations by Robin McDonald. Fine in mocha-brown cloth, and marbled, gilt-stamped paper-covered boards along top; no dust jacket was issued for this edition. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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AMHRAIN MHUIGHE SEOLA   Traditional Folk-Songs From Galway and Mayo, Costello, Mrs.
17 Costello, Mrs. AMHRAIN MHUIGHE SEOLA Traditional Folk-Songs From Galway and Mayo
Dublin The Talbot Press Limited 1923 Paperback Very Good+ Small 4to 9" - 11" tall 
Small stamp of the Irish Book Shop on Lexington Avenue in New york City where the book was originally purchased, otherwise clean and tight in original printed tan wrappers. Some light wear at spine, otherwise near fine. An excellent example of this very scarce work. OCLC: 38262414 Original lyrics, music and English translation, plus commentary in English by Mrs. Costello. According to the pianist and composer Carl Hession this collection “was one of the first publications of Irish songs which included the text and the music as well as translations and notes”. The pianist himself included several songs from the collection, sung by Seosamh Ó Flatharta, on his album Ceol Inné Ceol Inniu. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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18 Costello, Mrs. AMHRAIN MHUIGHE SEOLA Traditional Folk-Songs From Galway and Mayo
Dublin The Talbot Press Limited 1923 Paperback Very Good+ Small 4to 9" - 11" tall 
Small stamp of the Irish Book Shop on Lexington Avenue in New york City where the book was originally purchased, otherwise clean and tight in original printed tan wrappers. Some light wear at spine, otherwise near fine. An excellent example of this very scarce work. OCLC: 38262414 Original lyrics, music and English translation, plus commentary in English by Mrs. Costello. According to the pianist and composer Carl Hession this collection “was one of the first publications of Irish songs which included the text and the music as well as translations and notes”. The pianist himself included several songs from the collection, sung by Seosamh Ó Flatharta, on his album Ceol Inné Ceol Inniu. ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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GREAT MUSICIANS - ART AND GLORY told in Picture and in Story, Crawford, Rebekah ; [SIGNED] ;  Elizabeth Tousey
19 Crawford, Rebekah ; [SIGNED] ; Elizabeth Tousey GREAT MUSICIANS - ART AND GLORY told in Picture and in Story
New York Donald W. Newton 1910 First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good+ 4to Signed by Author
Autograph; Oblong quarto (10 3/4" by 12 1/4"). Inscribed and Signed by the author (Crawford) on the ffep - "To A. Edward Davis, Jr. / The life that is in time with the / melodies of Heaven cannot fail of / being happy. / Rebekah Crawford / Aug. 4th 1925." Otherwise clean and tight in original dark blue cloth binding with decorative stamping in red and green and gilt lettering on front cover. Beautifully illustrated book with full page plates on the left and poetic text about specific musicians on the right, each page in a wonderful decorative graphic border, many incorporating images of musical instruments. Rebekah Crawford was a teacher and author and at one time possessed the largest collection of music related pictures in the United States. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. 
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DESIGN FOR THEATRE  Stratford Festival 1954-1990, Cuno, James
20 Cuno, James DESIGN FOR THEATRE Stratford Festival 1954-1990
Hood Museum of Art 1990 0944722067 / 9780944722060 Paperback Near Fine 4to 11" - 13" tall 
102 pages; Former owner's blindstamp at bottom of titlepage, otherwise clean and tight in original stiff pictorial wrappers. 
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