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The Choreographic Art. An Outline of its Principles and Craft.

By Van Praagh, Peggy & Brinson, Peter:

London: Adam & Charles Black, 1963 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. xxiv, 387pp. Foreword by Cyril Beaumont. With 73 b&w photos and illustrations in plates, plus 11 drawings in text by Robert Bruce Church. Includes classical, romantic and contemporary choreography and composing: mostly of ballet. Very Good+ book in Very Good jacket. Small bumps to cover corners. Jacket has light wear to edges and some toning to back.


The Doubtful Plays of Shakspere; Being all the Dramas Attributed to the Muse of the World's Great Poet; Revised from the Original Editions. Accompanied with Historical and Analytical Introductions to each Play, and Notes Critical and Explanatory.

By Tyrrell, Henry (Shakespeare, William):

London: John Tallis and Company, (c1850) Undated edition. Probably c.1850 from contents and style. HB. Has been rebound later (not recently) in blue cloth with gilt title to spine on red leather panel, with new endpapers. 484pp, tall quarto, 27 x 18cm. With the original pictorial title page which has 8 vignette engravings around the title, as well as the letterpress title page. This copy includes one engraved plate of the actor Ira Aldridge as Aaron in Titus Andronicus: this is the only other plate present and there is no sign of any having been removed, although the title page refers to 'portraits engraved on steel' : it appears that they were not included in the rebinding, perhaps due to being in a poor state. There are 15 plays included, such as Arden of Feversham, Sir John Oldcastle and Edward the Third, as well as some now considered to be at least in part by Shakespeare (Titus and Pericles). A Good only copy overall: covers very good, but some pages have old stains including the pictorial title page and the plate, and some pages have general browning though most are clean. Some old worm holes to endpapers.


Shanties from the Seven Seas. Shipboard Work-Songs and Songs Used as Work-Songs from the Great Days of Sail.

By Hugill, Stan:

Mystic, Connecticut: Mystic Seaport Museum, 1996 Second printing of Mystic Seaport Museum edition, which includes a Remembrance of Stan Hugill, the original collector of these songs, by Stuart M. Frank. The title was originally published in 1961 in London, and had various revisions. Paperback: photo-illustrated card wrappers. 428pp. With line drawings of ships in text, and many musical notation extracts. More than 400 sea shanties or chanteys, are included. Very Good copy. Slight thumb curling to wrapper and page corners.


The Puppet Theatre Handbook.

By Batchelder, Marjorie:

London: Herbert Jenkins, c.1950 First edition, undated as usual with this publisher: probably c. 1950 from contents. HB. Cloth and pictorial dustjacket. 295pp. Maroon top page edges. With 69 plates of line drawings by Douglas Anderson, and a few vignettes in text. Fine book in a Good+ jacket, which has worn edges with small losses (larger loss lower spine end), creases to edges and some marks to back panel.


The English Fleet in 1342. A Celebrated Historical Comic Opera...Composed by Mr. Braham. The Words by Mr. T. Dibdin. (bound with) Thirty Thousand, or Who's The Richest? ; The Forty Thieves; The Turnpike Gate; Lodoiska; and The Caravan.

By Braham, Mr; Dibdin, T. + Davy & Reed, Messrs et al:

London: Printed for Joseph Dale & Sons, Mr Kelly et al, c.1805 First or at least early printings of these 6 comic operas or musical romances, though all undated, and with only some publishing information given: however, title pages suggest shortly after their performances at Theatre Royal Covent Garden and other London theatres.The English Fleet was first performed in 1805. The six works are bound into one hardback volume with leather spine having gilt short title label on red leather panel, and marbled boards. Oblong format, allowing for the printing of the musical scores and the words of each. Each paginated separately with its own title page. The English Fleet has an engraved illustration to title page. The binding was done for Jonathan Midgley, whose armorial bookplate is inside front cover. Contents: The English Fleet of 1342. A Cerlebrated Historical Comic Opera as Performed with unprecedented applause at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden adapted for the German Flute.. composed by Mr. Braham.. the words by Mr. T. Dibdin. 74pp. Thirty Thousand or Who's the Richest, a Comic Opera as now performing with unprecedented applause at the Theatre Royal Covent Garden adapted for the German Flute composed by Messrs Braham, Davy and Reeve, The Words by T. Dibdin. 47pp. The Grand Dramatic Romance of the Forty Thieves as Performed at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane Composed Selected and Arranged for the Flute by Mr. Kelly. 39pp. The Turnpike Gate. A Comic Opera.. composed by Mazzinghi & Reeve, 40pp. The Overture and Songs in the Favourite Musical romance of Lodoiska..composed & Selected by S.Storace, 17pp; The Caravan or the Driver & His Dog A Grand Serio-Comic Romance.. composed by W. Reeve. 27pp. A Good only copy overall. The contents are very good and the pages firmly held, the pages and printing generally clear and clean. However the covers are very worn with the front board detached (present) and the back board held by one thread.


The Organs of Britain. An Appreciation and Gazeteer.

By Norman, John:

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1984 First edition. HB. Cloth and dustjacket. 330pp. With 10 b&w photos in plates, and many attractive line drawings in text. Structure, location and appearance of organs, tone, builders and history, and detailed texts on specific organs by county. Very Good copy. Generally very good but printing quality of text a little fuzzy on a couple of pages (all legible). Stain to margin of leaf near back. Jacket price-clipped with light browning to margins.


The Jazz Age. Popular Music in the 1920's.

By Shaw, Arnold:

New York: Oxford University Press, 1987 First US edition. HB. Red paper-covered boards with green cloth spine, and art deco style dustjacket in green, pink and orange designed by Honi Werner. 350pp. No illustrations. Sections on early jazz in New Orleans and Chicago, The Harlem Renaissance, Tin Pan Alley and Musical Theatre. Includes discography. A Fine crisp copy, with light colour fade to part of spine.


A History of the Cinema From its Origins to 1970.

By Rhode, Eric:

London: Allen Lane, 1976 First edition. HB. Cloth, and dustjacket. 674pp. With b&w photos in text throughout. History of film from various countries in its social, economic, and audience contexts. Very Good in Good+ jacket. Tanned page edges, gift inscription to flyleaf. Jacket has small losses and tears to edges, large tear across top front.


The Rolling Stones. Fifty Years.

By Sandford, Christopher:

London: Simon & Schuster, 2012 First edition, first impression. HB. Cloth and photo-illustrated dustjacket. 497pp. With colour and b&w photos in plates. A Fine copy, with a nice bookplate inside front cover.


Souvenir of Ravenswood, a Play by Herman Merivale..Presented at the Lyceum Theatre, 20th Sept., 1890 by Henry Irving.

By Merivale, Herman:

London: Cassell, 1890 First edition. Paperback: red paper-covered card wrappers, titled in gilt with printed image of raven, figure and landscape to front. Oblong format, unpaginated, stapled binding. With title page, dramatis personae, synopsis of scenes then 15 b&w plates showing scenes and characters from the play, from illustrations by J.Bernard Partridge, J. Harker and Hawes Craven. The play was based on Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor, and the words of the Bridal Song are printed in this souvenir booklet. Cast included Irving in the lead role, and Ellen Terry. Good+ condition overall. Pages and contents very good, the wrappers worn with small losses to edges and some darkening to margins, but image still appreciable.


Bessie. A Biography.

By Albertson, Chris:

London: Barrie & Jenkins, 1972 First UK edition. HB. Blue cloth lettered in gilt and photo-illustrated dustjacket in blue, black and white. 253pp. With b&w photos in plates and text. Biography of the great blues singer Bessie Smith, the first full account of her life and career based on much new research including meetings with people close to her. Very Good+ book, with small smudge to fore-edge, in Very Good bright jacket with light rubbing to edges.


Fleetwood. My Life and Adventures with Fleetwood Mac.

By Fleetwood, Mick (with Davis, Stephen):

London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1990 First edition. HB. Cloth and photo-illustrated dustjacket. 232pp. With b&w photos in plates. A Very Good+ copy, with a nice bookplate inside front cover, and very slight fade to jacket spine.


British Technicolour Technicolor Films.

By Huntley, John:

London: Skelton Robinson, (1949) First edition. Undated in publishing information but preface dated 1949 (appeared in 1949 or perhaps 1950). HB. Red cloth lettered in gilt, in dustjacket. 224pp. . With colour plate frontispiece and 22 b&w photos in text. Includes details of major films with casts and credits, short films, as well as some technical essays on colour filming. A Very Good bright copy, with owner's name and date (1951) to front free endpaper) in Very Good jacket. Nice copy.


The Films of Agatha Christie.

By Palmer, Scott:

London: B.T. Batsford, 1993 First edition. HB. Red cloth, and pictorial dustjacket. 226pp, quarto. With over 200 b&w photos and illustrations in text, some never before published. Includes full casts of the films. Fine copy in a Fine dustjacket.


The Tales of Hoffmann. A Study oft he Film by Monk Gibbon..

By Gibbon, Monk:

London: Saturn Press, 1951 First edition. HB. Blue cloth with red title and cockrell motif, and pictorial dustjacket from painting by Hein Heckroth, who designed the ballet. 96pp, quarto. Illustrated with 4 colour plates of photos, as well as b&w photos in text including the directors Powell and Pressburger as well as Thomas Beecham, Moira Shearer, Robert Helpman and Massine. The same author's Red Shoes book in similar format also available from this seller. Very Good book in Fair jacket. Fade to spine areas of cover where jacket has losses, and light browning to endpapers with owner's name to flyleaf. Jacket has small losses to spine ends and edges, and large closed tear right across front panel.


Bond on Bond. The Ultimate Book on 50 Years of Bond Movies.

By Moore, Roger:

London: Michael O'Mara Books, 2012 First edition. HB. Cloth, and colour pictorial dustjacket.. 224pp, large quarto. With photos and illustrations in text throughout, many in colour, as well as to endpapers. Written by admired Bond Roger Moore, with help from Gareth Owen. Fine copy.


Twenty Years of British Film 1925-1945.

By Balcon, Michael; Lindgren, Ernest; Hardy, Forsyth & Manvell, Roger:

London: The Falcon Press, 1947 First edition. HB. Grey paper covered boards lettered in black and with decorative blue film roll motif, in photo-illustrated dustjacket. 96pp, quarto. With more than 100 stills from films in b&w plates, two per page. Introduction by Balcon, Lindgren on The Early Feature Film, Hardy on Documentaries and Manvell on the British feature film. Visually attractive book. Fine book in Very Good jacket, which has light wear to edges and ink date on back panel.


Listen to My Music. An Autobiography.

By Heath, Ted:

London: Frederick Muller, 1957 First edition. HB. Red cloth with gilt titles to spine, and pictorial dustjacket by Eisner. 176pp. With b&w photos in plates. Life story of the popular dance band leader. Fine book in Very Good jacket, which has slight colour fade to spine and light wear to edges but is clean and bright.


The Red Shoes Ballet. A Critical Study by Monk Gibbon..

By Gibbon, Monk:

London: Saturn Press, 1948 Second edition. HB. Red cloth with silver title and ballet shoes motif, and pictorial dustjacket. 95pp, quarto. Facsimile signatures of ballet personnel to endpapers. Illustrated with 4 colour plates- photos and painting by Hein Heckroth, as well as b&w photos in text and more paintings in b&w by Heckroth. Photos include Powell and Pressburger, who directed the film, as well as Moira Shearer, Robert Helpman and Massine. Similar book on Tales of Hoffmann ballet film also available from same seller. Very Good book in Poor jacket. Slight fade to areas of cover. Jacket has large losses front and back, with faded and rubbed spine, but main images to front largely intact.


The Music of James Bond.

By Burlingame. Jon:

New York: Oxford University Press, 2012 First edition (first published in USA). HB. Black paper-covered boards, and colour pictorial dustjacket.. 293pp, quarto. With b&w photos and illustrations in text throughout. With much new material on the music for the Bond films; a chapter is devoted to each film. Fine copy, with a tiny bit of rubbing to jacket edge.


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