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FATHER KEMP'S OLD FOLKS CONCERT TUNES

By: Anonymous

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Boston, Oliver Ditson & Co.: 1874

Seller ID: 36994

Condition: Very Good-


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 i... View more info

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Songs of the Show Boat A Collection of Favorite Songs That Will Never Grow Old

By: Anonymous

Price: $9.95

Publisher: N.p., General Foods Corp.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40796

Condition: Very Good-


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. View more info

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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

By: Anonymous

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, Thomas Tegg: 1825

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41588

Condition: Good


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 b... View more info

OPTZECI DE ANI DE TEATRU EVREIESC IN ROMANIA 1876 - 1956

By: Anonymous ; [Isaac Stern's Copy]

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Bucharest, Intreprinderia Poligrafica: 1957

Seller ID: 40894

Condition: Very Good+


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 prin... View more info

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SONGS FOR THE LITTLE CHILD

By: Baker, Clara Belle ; Caroline Kohlsaat , Pauline Batchelder Adams

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, The Abingdon Press: 1938

Edition: First Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 40500

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


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. View more info

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Olga Nethersole

By: Bell, Archie ; [1877-1943]

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Paris, Printed by Herbert Clarke: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41587

Condition: Very Good+


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, st... View more info

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The Judas Tree - A Musical Drama of Judas Iscariot

By: Blackburn, Thomas ; Peter Dickinson (Music)

Price: $9.96

Publisher: London, Novello: 1965

Seller ID: 42250

Condition: Very Good


Clean and secure in original blue printed wrappers. Programme for the presentation of this musical play at the Washington Cathedral in 1967 is laid-in. View more info

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BARRANDOV FILMOVE STUDIOS

By: Brach, Stanislav ; (editor); Graphic layout by Vladimir Dvorak

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Prague ( Praha ), Filmove Studio Barrandov: 1965

Seller ID: 40476

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


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. View more info

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A SELECTION OF GLEES, PART SONGS, ETC compiled for the F.F.R.N. by Mr. G.C. Carter

By: Carter, Mrs. G. C.

Price: $74.95

Publisher: [London], (Chiswick Press): c. 1870

Seller ID: 40525

Condition: Very Good


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... View more info

THE GREEN PASTURES

By: Connelly, Marc ; Robert Edmond Jones (illustrator); Richard Berry Harrison (SIGNED)

Price: $249.95

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41548

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


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 fan... View more info

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES OF MOTION PICTURES

By: Conrad, Herbert S. ; and Harold Ellis Jones

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California: 1929

Seller ID: 36940

Condition: Near Fine


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. View more info

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GREAT MUSICIANS - ART AND GLORY told in Picture and in Story

By: Crawford, Rebekah ; [SIGNED] ; Elizabeth Tousey

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Donald W. Newton: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40237

Condition: Very Good+


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 ... View more info

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DESIGN FOR THEATRE Stratford Festival 1954-1990

By: Cuno, James

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Hood Museum of Art: 1990

Seller ID: 39825

ISBN: 0944722067

Condition: Near Fine


102 pages; Former owner's blindstamp at bottom of titlepage, otherwise clean and tight in original stiff pictorial wrappers. View more info

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The World of Charles Ricketts

By: Darracott, Joseph

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New York, Methuen Publishing Ltd: 1980

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 42268

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


200 pages; Clean and tight in original black cloth binding in very nice bright clean dustjacket. From the flap: Charles Ricketts was a man of remarkable versatility. In the 1890s he ranked with Aubrey Beardsley as a powerful influence on book illustrators. In his work for the theatre he rivalled Edward Gordon Craig. As an art critic he was compared with his exact contemporary Roger Fry; as a connoisseur he could contest the views of Bernard Berenson. In The World of Charles Ricketts, Joseph Darracott explores and illustrates Ricketts's major areas of artistic commitment and considers his sign... View more info

Image for Etched Portrait of Francois Adrien Boieldieu from an Engraving by Dien after a Painting by Riesener

Etched Portrait of Francois Adrien Boieldieu from an Engraving by Dien after a Painting by Riesener

By: Dien, Claude-Marie-Francois ; Henri-François Riesener

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, 1888

Seller ID: 41876

Condition: Very Good


Etching; 1 pages; Interesting 19th Century etching portraying Francois Adrien Boieldieu. Image measures 6 1/2" X 4 1/2" (14" x 11" matted). Clean sharp image, matted in white stock with clear mylar. François-Adrien Boieldieu was a French composer, born in 1775 In Rouen and died in 1834 In Varennes-Jarcy. Born under the ancien regime, Boieldieu gained fame during the Consulate and the Empire, was honored by the Bourbons and then ruined by the July Revolution. He was the principal French operatic composer during the first quarter of the 19th century. During the revolutionary... View more info

ST. NICHOLAS An Illustrated Magazine For Young Folks - Vol. XV Part II May 1888 to October 1888 [includes The Little Confederate ]

By: Dodge, Mary Mapes (editor) ; Jesse Willcox Smith; Louisa M. Alcott; E. W. Kemble

Price: $49.95

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1888

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41048

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and tight in beautiful Victorian pictorial red cloth binding with decorative stamping in gilt and black. A really lovely book with some minor wear at spine ends. Quarto (9 3/4" by 7 1/2"). Six monthly issues bound together. Contents include: Little Josef Hofmann and The Child Josef Hofmann about the piano prodigy who grew up to be one of the greatest pianists of all time; Hot Weather Babies illustrated by Jesse Willcox Smith; Little Ike Templin (the story of a young black boy in three parts) by Richard Malcolm Johnston with illustrations by E. W. Kemble; Dogs of Noted Ame... View more info

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American Indian Melodies Edited and Arranged for the Piano (Op. 11) with Introduction by Arthur Farwell

By: Farwell, Arthur ; (editor)

Price: $74.95

Publisher: New York, G. Schirmer: 1914

Seller ID: 39281

Condition: Very Good


(ii), 29 pages; Contents clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers, former owner's name on front wrapper "J. B. Easley", light dust soiling. OCLC: 3603065 Contents include: Approach of the Thunder God; Old Man's Love Song; Song of the Deathless Voice; Ichibuzzhi; Mother's Vow; Inketunga's Thunder Song; Song of the Ghost Dance; Song to the Spirit; Song of the Leader; Choral. Alice C. Fletcher at the Peabody Museum at Harvard provided Farwell with valuable sources for these melodies. This is the second printing of this remarkable collection of American Indian songs. The first... View more info

The Yeomen of the Guard - Souvenir and Libretto

By: Gilbert, W. S. ; Arthur S. Sullivan

Price: $14.95

Publisher: The D'Oyly Carte Opera Company: 1938

Seller ID: 41243

Condition: Very Good


Gilbert and Sullivan Operas ; 20 pages; Clean and tight in original pictorial wrappers. Wrappers at spine and foredge. Synopsis, libretto, photos & brief bios of the performers, several images from the performance. Actors include: Martyn Green, Evelyn Gardiner, Marjorie Eyre, Sydney Granville,Leslie Rands, Margery Abbott, Darrell Fancourt, William Sumner, Richard Walker, Isidore Godfrey, John Dudley, Helen Roberts, Viola Wilson, John Dean. ; 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... View more info

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SONGS OF TWO SAVOYARDS

By: Gilbert, W. S. and Arthur Sullivan

Price: $17.95

Publisher: London, Routledge & Sons: 1890

Seller ID: 38815

Condition: Very Good


268 pages; Clean and tight in original sand coloured cloth binding with gilt lettering & decorative stamping, teg. Cloth worn at spine ends. No date printed in the book, c1890. Delightful humourous drawings by Gilbert illustrate the lyrics and music of the 66 songs included. A very nice collection of music from their operas, with the scores by Sullivan. ; 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. View more info

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Etched Portrait of Robert Franz from a photograph after the painting by Hermann

By: Gribayedoff ; Hermann

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, 1888

Seller ID: 41879

Condition: Very Good


Etching; 1 pages; Interesting 19th Century etching by Gribayedoff portraying Robert Franz from a photograph after the painting by Hermann. Image measures 6" X 4" (14" x 11" matted). Clean sharp image, matted in white stock with clear mylar. Robert Franz (28 June 1815 – 24 October 1892) was a German composer, mainly of lieder. View more info