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Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$35.00

Buckle, Richard, ed.
THE DIAGHILEV EXHIBITION. Catalogue
Edinburgh: College of Art, 1954

Quarto. 59 pp; 1 color & numerous b/w illustrations; chronological list of ballets and operas presented by Diaghilev; biographical notes; catalogue of books relating to the Diaghilev Ballet. Paperback. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; spine shows light to moderate wear, back cover lightly soiled.
Inventory number #012246



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$20.00

Sotheby Parke Bernet
DANCE, THEATER, OPERA: Costume & Decor Designs, Sculpture, Prints and Books. November 24, 1978
NY: Sotheby Parke Bernet, 1978

Square octavo. Unpaginated. 114 lots; b/w & color illustrations throughout. Paperback. Near Fine, back cover shows light edge wear, else a clean, unmarked copy.
Inventory number #012243



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Hurok, S.
COMEDIE-FRANCAISE. Amerique du Nord - MCMLXI
NY: Sol Hurok, 1961

Quarto. unpaginated, approx. 50 pp. Paperback. Gold embossed image of Moliere on the front cover. This is a very good softcover copy with light wear. Very clean inside and lightly soiled covers. Text in English and French. Essays about the Comedie Francaise which Hurok had been bringing to the U.S. since the 1950's. This catalog was prepared for the 1961 season. Illustrated in color and black & white with costume and set designs, photographs of French actors, etc.
Inventory number #011543



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$50.00

Buckle, Richard
IN SEARCH OF DIAGHILEV
NY: Thomas Nelson & Son, 1956

Quarto. 127 pp; color frontispiece, [7] color and 177 b/w illustrations. Black cloth with gilt-lettered spine with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket lightly chipped at spine ends & corners, spine & top inch of jacket age toned, one short edge tear.
Inventory number #011416



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$12.00

Derwent, Clarence
THE DERWENT STORY. My First Fifty Years in the Theatre in England and America
NY: Henry Schuman, 1953

First edition. Octavo. 304 pp; 32 pages of b/w photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket torn/chipped at top 1/2 in. of spine, light edgewear, jacket spine faded.
Inventory number #010689



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$25.00

Sharp, Dennis
THE PICTURE PALACE and other Buildings for the Movies
NY: Frederick A. Praeger, 1969

First edition. Quarto. 224 pp; 5 color & profuse b/w illustrations; selected list of cinemas in Great Britain and the United States; bibliography; index. Cloth with gilt-lettered spine in dustjacket. VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has 1 3/4" closed tear at top of spine, spine & back panel lightly soiled. This is an entertaining and well-researched history of the movie house - from nickelodeons and Kinetoscope parlors to drive-ins, from the picture palace to the art theater - in America, England, and continental Europe. It features the colorful 1920's, the depression years of the 1930's, and the post-World War II era, with the trend toward small, intimate, simply decorated theaters. The author treats problems of sight lines, ventilation, acoustics, projection, and decoration; discusses the styles and innovations of important theater architects such as Thomas W. Lamb, John Eberson, and Ben Schlanger.
Inventory number #010437



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Oberfirst, Robert
RUDOLPH VALENTINO: The Man Behind the Myth
NY: Citadel Press, 1962

First edition. Octavo. 320 pp; b/w photographs. Cloth with dustjacket. VG/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy. unclipped jacket has short tear to upper right corner on front panel.
Inventory number #010106



Binding: Soft Cover
Condition: Near Fine


Price:
$15.00

Ringgold, Gene
THE FILMS OF BETTE DAVIS
NY: Citadel Press, 1971

Second paperback edition. Quarto. 191 pp; fully illustrated with b/w photographs. Paperback. Near Fine, a clean, unmarked copy. This book features stills from all of Bette Davis's movie career, starting in 1931 with Bad Sister and ending in 1965 with The Nanny.
Inventory number #010105



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$8.00

Buckle, Richard
IN THE WAKE OF DIAGHILEV
NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1982

First printing. Octavo. 367 pp; b/w photographs; index. Gilt-lettered cloth with dustjacket, illustrated endpapers. Near Fine/VG, a crisp, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket has sunned spine else Near Fine. Ballet memoirs.
Inventory number #009716



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Panov, Valery & George Feifer
TO DANCE
NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1978

Book Club edition. Octavo. xiv, 397 pp; b/w photographs; index. Black cloth with silver lettering in dustjacket. VG/VG. Four photos that appear in book laid in. A clean, unmarked copy; light ink stain on bottom edge, jacket shows moderate rubbing, with light chipping at top & bottom of spine.
Inventory number #009711



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Walker, kathrine Sorley
DANCE AND ITS CREATORS: Choreographers at Work
NY: John Day Company, 1972

Octavo. x, 214 pp; full of b/w photographs; biographies; bibliography; filmography; index. Cloth with dustjacket. A clean, unmarked copy; price-clipped jacket shows light edgewear, mostly at top & bottom of spine.
Inventory number #009710



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Allen, Shirley S.
SAMUEL PHELPS & Sadler's Wells Theatre
Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1971

Octavo. 354 pp; b/w photos and illustrations; chart of Shakesperian plays performed; list of non-Shakesperian plays performed; notes; select bibliography; index. Cloth in priceclipped dustjacket. Near fine in very good dustjacket. small closed tear to top edge and minor soiling evident on lighter portions of jacket, spine darkened.
Inventory number #009546



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: None


Price:
$40.00

Tebbel, John
A CERTAIN CLUB: One Hundred Years of the Players
NY: The Players, 1989

Octavo. 348 pp; color & b/w photographs. Red cloth with gilt-lettered spine, all edges gilt in illustrated slipcase.
Inventory number #009526



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$50.00

Stewart, George Woodbridge, ed.
THE PLAYERS: After 75 Years
NY: The Players, 1968

Octavo. 267 pp; color frontispiece, b/w photos of club interior, drawings by Marshall Goodman; list of officers, list of players. Maroon cloth with gilt spine label. VG, minor rubbing to corners of spine. This seventy-fifth anniversary book of Gramercy Park's Players Club presents the nature and composition of the Club from 1938 to 1963 is full of reminiscences from members.
Inventory number #009525



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Bogosian, Eric
SEX, DRUGS, ROCK & ROLL
NY: Harper Collins, 1991

First printing. Octavo. 123 pp. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a clean, unmarked copy; unclipped jacket yellowed at top & bottom edges.
Inventory number #008120



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Williams, Jay
STAGE LEFT
NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1974

First edition. Octavo. 278 pp; b/w photographs; notes; index. Original yellow cloth with black-lettered spine in dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, minor chipping to head of jacket spine. "An engrossing account of the radical theatre movement in America." [dj]
Inventory number #006280



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Near Fine
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Drutman, Irving
GOOD COMPANY: A Memoir, Mostly Theatrical
NY: Little, Brown, 1976

First edition. Octavo. 274 pp; b/w illustrations. Cloth with dustjacket. Near Fine/VG, a few chips at top of jacket spine. This is a sparkling, affectionate memoir of Irving Drutman's career - entertainment writer for the NY Herald Tribune and New York Times, and NY press agent for various Hollywood studios. A fond remembrance of personalities like Oscar Levant, S.N. Behrman, Martha Graham, Gypsy Rose Lee, Tallulah Bankhead, Mae West, and more.
Inventory number #006279



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$15.00

Bulliet, C.J.
VENUS CASTINA: Famous Female Impersonators Celestial and Human
NY: Bonanza, 1956

Octavo. 308 pp; full-page illustrations by Alexander King. Two-tone cloth wtih dustjacket. VG/VG. The author's roster of famous gentlemen who have donned female attire stretches from ancient Greece to present day, and includes degenerate emperors and noted warriors, gentle priests and renowned men of letters, heroes and statesmen, and even a few gods and demigods. First published in 1928 in a limited edition of 960 numbered copies.
Inventory number #006277



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: Very Good


Price:
$60.00

Cochran, Charles B. [Inscribed to Collin Brooks]
SHOWMAN LOOKS ON
London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1945

First edition. Octavo. viii, 323 pp; color frontispiece [Moulin Rouge by Toulouse-Lautrec], 32 pages of b/w plates from photographs and drawings; index. Original purple cloth with gilt-lettered spine, in dustjacket. VG/VG, top rear corner bumped; head of jacket spine chipped, small chips at corners, short tear at base of jacket spine, pp 303/304 has short tear. Inscribed by author on the title page: "To Collin Brooks, With the friendliest regards of Charles B. Cochran, Nov. 22 '45". This is Cochran's second book of reminiscences, full of tales of his fifty years in the theatrical world.
Inventory number #006275



Binding: Hard Cover
Condition: Very Good
Jacket: None


Price:
$30.00

Kapp, Julius
200 JAHRE STAATSOPER IM BILD Aus Anlass Des 200 Jahrigen Jubilaums Der Berliner Staatsoper Im Auftrage Der Generalintendanz Der Preussischen Staatstheater
Berlin: Max Hesses, 1942

Quarto. 247 pp; profusely illustrated with color & b/w illustrations. Text in German. White cloth-backed boards with gilt lettering & drawing of the opera house on front cover. VG, minor wear to top corners, previous owner name on front free endpaper. Pictorial history of 200 years of the Berlin State Opera, with many hundreds of b/w illustrations of actors, programs, theatricals, autographs, notes, stage pictures, and 24 color plates on cardboard with stage images, costumes, etc.
Inventory number #003233