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The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom
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The Art of Walt Disney: From Mickey Mouse to the Magic Kingdom

By Finch, Christopher; Blake, Peter (essay)

Harry N Abrams Inc., 1973. 1973 First Edition.NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD original printed acetate jacket. A clean, unmarked and well-bound copy. Pages fresh and fine. Ivory cloth hardcover features die-cut cardboard Mickey Mouse and a can of paint on front, spine titled in gilt. Cover is clean and cutouts are in fine condition. Slight toning to cloth along edges and a light vertical wave to cloth at center of spine. Book is otherwise fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. The clear acetate jacket is printed with title information on front, flap copy on front and rear flap. The jacket is clean and complete, lightly shelf rubbed. There is a 2" closed tear at bottom of front jacket panel (small pieces of clear archival tale applied to inverse side of jacket at start and end of tear to prevent it continuing), short tear and chip at top of rear flap fold and some cloudy discoloration and waviness to bottom rear corner near flap. Overall the jacket, notoriously fragile, is very well preserved. A monumental work, profusely illustrated with 763 illustrations of which 351 are in color. There are several foldouts. 10-1/2 x 13-1/2". 458 pages. including detailed index. A heavy book (nearly 8 lbs. not including packaging) will require additional postage for Priority or International mailing.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$71.25

Tommy and Jimmy: The Dorsey Years
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Tommy and Jimmy: The Dorsey Years

By Sanford, Herb; [Crosby, Bing - Introduction]

New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House Publishers, 1972. 1972 First Edition, printing unstated. NEAR FINEin VERY GOOD price-intact, dust jacket. A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound hardcover. Pages crisp and fine. Green hardcover is clean, slightly color faded at edges and there is a slight lean, or cock to the spine, otherwise fine. Dust jacket is clean and complete with price on flap, lightly rubbed at edges with bit of short tearing, chipping at spine ends, corner tips. Illustrated with B/W photos and Introduction by Bing Crosby. Binding is strong, hinges tight. 6 x 9-1/4"; 305 pages.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$15.20

A Moment With Miss Gish

By Bogdanovich, Peter

Santa Barbara, CA: Santa Teresa Press, 1995. 1995. Stated First Edition. FINE. 5 x 7" softcover in wrapper. This edition limited to 1000 copies. 16-pages staple-bound in yellow paper wrapper, titled in red and black on front. The booklet was distributed as a holiday greeting in December 1995 to friends of Peter Bogdanovitch and Pepper & Stern Rare Books, Inc. Foreword by James Pepper. Bogdanovitch recounts the appearance of Lillian Gish at the Museum of the City of New York's 1958 reshowing, of the D. W. Griffith film classic 'Way Down East.' A crisp, clean, unmarked, unblemsihed copy.. First Thus. Wrapper. Fine.

$13.30

The Art of Quartet Playing: The Guarneri Quartet in Conversation with David Blum
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The Art of Quartet Playing: The Guarneri Quartet in Conversation with David Blum

By Blum, David

New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1986. 1986 Stated First Edition. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD price intact dust jacket. Top page edge has a short remainder in red marker, no other markings. Pages are crisp and fine. Hardcover of light violet-blue boards with black cloth spine is gilt-titled on spine and front. Slight marginal color fade and tiny bump to top front corner, otherwise fine. Binding and hinges firm and straight. Unclipped jacket lightly rubbed with three tiny closed edge tears; no chips or creases. Jacket is in a new clear archival protector. David Blum interviews members of the famed quartets for insights into the chemistry, technical and interpretative considerations to a successful combination of four voices. Discography, Glossary and Index included. 6-1/2 x 9-1/2". xiii + 252 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$18.95

Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live
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Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live

By Shales, Tom; Miller, James Andrew

Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 2002. 2002 Little, Brown Edition, sixth printing. FINE in FINE price-intact dust jacket. A pristine copy in new condition. No markings or other blemishes. Binding tight, 6-1/4 x 9-1/2". [xii] + 596 pages plus 16 pages of black & white photos,. Reprint. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$11.40

Lost Broadway Theatres: Updated and Expanded Edition
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Lost Broadway Theatres: Updated and Expanded Edition

By Nicholas van Hoogstraten

New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 1997. First 1997 printing of the revised, expanded edition. VERY GOOD+. A crisp, clean, unmarked copy. Pages fine, firmly bound in colorful pictorial soft cover. Cover slightly edge worn with tiny closed tear and shallow crease to rear thumb edge, lamination rubbed at upper right corner of rear cover - otherwise fine. Binding is tight and intact - no creasing to cover spine. The history of nearly 60 Broadway theaters illustrated with over 300 black & white photographs, drawings and plans. 8-7/8 x 11-3/4". 288 pages. A heavy book, over 3 lbs. that may require additional postage for Priority or overseas mailing.. Revised and Expanded Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+.

$33.25

Everybody's Speaker: Model Elocutionist and Entertainer
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Everybody's Speaker: Model Elocutionist and Entertainer

By Hamersley, Lester Burton

Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Company, 1909. 1909 Edition, printing unstated. VERY GOOD. A clean, unmarked copy. Pages near fine. Hardcover of tan cloth is titled with dark-brown stamping on spine and front, with an oval printed pastedown on front featuring a portrait of a lovely woman. The cover is clean, lightly edgeworn, pastedown lightly rubbed. Binding and hinges intact and straight. The book is illustrated with black and white drawings as well as several full-page photographic plates of actors and actresses (unnamed), posed and in costume. Elocution basics with poems and prose pieces suitable for recitation practice. "A manual of vocal and physical culture, elocution and Delsarte based upon scientific and rational principles." 5 x 7-1/2". 269 pages plus plates.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued.

$18.95

Noguchi/Graham: Selected Works for Dance
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Noguchi/Graham: Selected Works for Dance

By Rychlak, Bonnie; Printz, Neil; Eilber, Janet (Essays)

Long Island City, NY: The Noguchi Museum, 2004. FINE hardcover in pristine, condition, still in publisher's shrink-wrap. Bound in hardcover of gray boards with black spine, titled in black on front cover. This is the Catalog that accompanied the Dec. 2004 - May 2005 exhibition of collaborative works by Isamu Noguchi and Martha Graham. It is illustrated with black and white stills from Graham dance performances as well as color and black & white photos of Noguchi sculptures and stage designs. 3 essays plus Foreword by Jenny Dixon and a Recollection by Francis Mason. 6 x 9-1/2"; 60 pages. Hard Cover. Fine/Not Issued.

$84.55

Miracle on the Potomac: The Kennedy  Center from the Beginning
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Miracle on the Potomac: The Kennedy Center from the Beginning

By Becker, Ralph E

Silver Spring, MD: Bartleby Press, 1990. 1990 First Edition, printing unstated. AUTHOR INSCRIBED to the late mezzo-soprano RISE STEVENS. FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. Warmly inscribed on the half-title page, in black ink, to Rise Stevens, with reference to her being made a Kennedy Center Honoree (in 1990) and also sending best wishes to her husband, Walter. It is signed "Ralph." A crisp, clean, otherwise unmarked copy. Pages and ivory cloth hardcover are fresh and unworn. Binding and hinges firm and intact. Unclipped color pictorial dust jacket has light rubbing to surface but is clean, no tears, chips or creases. Separating fact from myth, Becker provides a well-researched, historically accurate account of events in the planning, building and operation of Washington DC's Kennedy Center. Illustrated with black and white photographs throughout and on endpapers. 7-1/4 x 9-1/4". xiii + 230 pages. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$42.75

Here's Martha Deane
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Here's Martha Deane

By Deane, Martha (McBride, Mary Margaret

Garden City: Garden City Publishing Co., Inc., 1936. 1936 First Edition. SIGNED by Mary Margaret McBride who was known to radio audiences as Martha Deane. A NEAR FINE copy in GOOD+ dust jacket. Ms. Deane inscribed the front free endpaper in red pencil, "For Minna Westphal / Best wishes / Martha Deane." Underneath her inscription Vincent Connolly, the announcer for her radio show, inscribed in black ink, "and with best wishes from / Vincent Connolly." A clean, otherwise unmarked copy. Pages fine, firmly bound in orange cloth hardcover with title gilt-stamped on spine. Cover lightly edge-toned and rubbed but overall near fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Jacket features lovely photo portrait of Martha Deane. It is clean and complete except for front flap which has been clipped. Jacket is edge worn with small creases, short tears larger chip and tears at top of spine, and scuffing along flap and spine folds. The jacket is in a clear archival protector. 5-3/4 x 8. ix + 299 text pages (including list of the radio program guests) and 3 full-page black & white photos. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Good+.

$38.00

Caught in the Act: A Look at Contemporary Multimedia Performance
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Caught in the Act: A Look at Contemporary Multimedia Performance

By Carr, C. (Introduction); Myles, Eileen (Afterword)

New York: Aperture Foundation, 1996. 1996 Stated First Edition, First Printing. FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. SIGNED by the photographer, Dona Ann McAdams, in heavy black felt-tip, beneath the title on the title page (signature only). An otherwise unmarked copy - fresh, clean and tightly bound. Pages, red hardcover are pristine. Jacket very slightly shelf-rubbed but otherwise fine - no tears, chips or creases. A look at multimedia performances, movement captured in striking black & white photos by McAdams. Boundary-breaking artists include Penny Arcade, John Bernd, Eric Bogosian, John Cage, Dennis Cooper, Diamanda Galas, Allen Ginsburg, Philip Glass, Holly Hughes, Karen Finley, Carmelita Tropicana and others. 9-1/4 x 12-1/4"; 128 pages. Signed By Photographer. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. Illus. by McAdams, Dona Ann (Photographer).

$37.05

The Art of the Dance
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The Art of the Dance

By Duncan, Isadora; Cheney, Sheldon (Editor and Intro)

New York: Theatre Arts, 1928. NEAR FINE First Edition, Hardcover (issued without a dust jacket). "Limited Edition" stated on final leaf of book. A clean, totally unmarked copy. Text is printed on a fine wove paper and artwork on a matte gloss stock. Endpapers are printed with Isadora Duncan's facsimile signature. Pages are fresh and fine, firmly bound in a hardcover of blue paper-covered boards with an off white cloth spine. Titles are printed on white paper labels affixed to the front cover and spine. The cover is lightly edge rubbed and there is a short tear to cloth at the top of the spine. There is light marginal toning to the boards and the spine is very slightly toned. Cover is overall near fine. Binding and hinges are firm, intact and straight. Isadora Duncan's essays on dance were collected and published the year after her death. Renowned author and critic Sheldon Cheney edited the essays. He opens with his eleven-page introductory essay which is followed by five Forewords in tribute to the great dance innovator, beginning with "Isadora's Last Dance" by her brother Raymond Duncan and "Isadora" by her sister-in-law Margherita Duncan. The book is illustrated with full-page reproductions of black & white drawings and sketches by artists Leon Bakst (1), Antoine Bournelle (6), Jose Clara (3), Maurice Denis (2), Grandjouan (3), Fritz August Von Kaulbach (1), Van Deering Perrine (1), Auguste Rodin (4), Andre Dunoyer de Segonzac (1) and Abraham Walkowitz (2). There are also 6 black & white photographs, four by Edward Steichen (including the frontispiece, "Isadora Duncan at the Parthenon") and five by Arnold Genthe. 8 x 10-3/4". 147 pages. First Edition Limited. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued.

$123.50

In My Stairwell
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In My Stairwell

By Barney, Matthew; Reed, Lou

New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2005. 2005 First Edition, First printing with full printing number line. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE slipcase. (A jacket was not issued.) A clean, totally unmarked and firmly bound copy. Creasing to cover at base of spine and a small bump to top corner of slipcase, all else fresh and pristine. An oversized volume, measuring 12 x 15-1/4", with more than 80 powerful celebrity portraits by the renowned photographer, Mark Seliger. The photos are beautifully reproduced in fine duotone printing. Subjects include Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, Lou Reed, Bruce Springsteen, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Liam Neeson, Willie Nelson, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass and KiKi Smith. Text includes a conversation between Matthew Barney and Mark Seliger and a conversation between Lou Reed and Mark Seliger.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near FIne Slipcase. Illus. by Seliger, Mark (Photographer). Folio.

$90.25

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Movie Character Actors
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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Movie Character Actors

By Quinlan, David

New York: Harmony Books/Crown Publishers, 1986. 1986 First American Edition (stated) with full printing number line. FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A fresh, unmarked and firmly bound copy. Pages crisp and clean. Bound in red hardcover with title gilt-stamped on spine. Cover is clean and unworn. Unclipped pictorial jacket is bright and clean - no tears, chips or creases. Shallow dampstaining along the top edge of the unprinted side of the jacket, the red of the cover has bled onto the edge; not visible on the printed side, and the cover not affected. The jacket is in a clear archival protector. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. More than 850 entries; bios alphabetically listed and accompanied by black and white portrait photos of the actors. Now you can put names to all these familiar faces! Note a few of then character actors (like Jeff Goldblum and Brian Dennehy) have advanced to starring roles in their careers. Many black & white movie stills also included. Foreword by David Quinlan. Bibliography included. 7-3/4 x 10"; 328 pages.. First American Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$36.10

Fellini: Ses Dessins. Cent quatre-vingts esquisses de personages, decors et costumes croquis et gribouillages au telephone choisis par Christian Strich
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Fellini: Ses Dessins. Cent quatre-vingts esquisses de personages, decors et costumes croquis et gribouillages au telephone choisis par Christian Strich

By Fellini, Federico; Topor, Roland (Preface)

Paris: Musee d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1982. Originally published in 1977 this 1982 edition was published to accompany the 24 November 1982-30 January 1983 exhibition "Fellini, ses photographes, ses dessins" at the Musee d'Art Moderne in Paris. NEAR FINE softcover. Includes additional prefatory essays by Bernadette Contensou and Danielle Molinari, and Henry Chapier. A clean, totally unmarked copy. Pages fine. Shallow crease to rear endpaper. Bound in color illustrated stiff paper cove. Cover very lightly soiled and toned along edges but is overall very good; no tears or chips. Binding firm, no creasing to cover spine, no cracks. Exuberant sketches by the famed film director Federico Fellini, reveal his sly and ribald wit. Color and black & white reproductions, most as full page. Text in French. 10-1/2 x 13"; 137 pages plus 6 prefatory pages. Third Edition. Wrappers. Near Fine. 4to.

$89.30

The Other Side of Ethel Mertz: The Life Story of Vivian Vance
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The Other Side of Ethel Mertz: The Life Story of Vivian Vance

By Castelluccio, Frank; Walker, Alvin

Manchester, CT: Knowledge Ideas & Trends, 1998. 1998. First Edition Stated but printing line begins with 3. NEAR FINE in FINE price intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean, tightly bound copy. Previous owner neatly penned purchase date on the upper corner of the front free endpaper, no other markings. Pages fresh and fine. Black hardcover, title stamped in silver on spine, is pristine. Binding and hinges firm and straight. Unclipped pictorial jacket clean and glossy - no tears, chips or creases. A beautifully written biography of Vivian Vance "loved by all but known by none." Illustrated with many black & white photographs. Robert Osborne wrote the Foreword. 6 x 9-1/4". 319 pages, including index. Third Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$28.50

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned
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Never Have Your Dog Stuffed: And Other Things I've Learned

By Alda, Alan

New York: Random House, 2005. 2005 Stated First Edition, printing line begins with "1." SIGNED by Alda - his name in black ink above the title on the title page. FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. A crisp, clean, otherwise unmarked and tightly bound copy. Pages fresh and fine. Hardcover, blue boards with dark brown gilt-titled spine, is clean and sharp. Bit of creasing at base of spine but otherwise pristine. Binding and hinges tight and straight. Unclipped jacket color pictorial jacket slightly edge rubbed; otherwise without fading, no tears, chips or creases. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. 6-1/4 x 9-1/2"; viii + 224 text pages and 16 pages of black & white photos.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$33.25

The Great Comedians
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The Great Comedians

By Wilde, Larry

Secaucus, NJ: The Citadel Press, 1973. 1973 First Paperbound printing (stated). VERY GOOD, A clean, firmly bound copy. The only marking is an inked price on top front corner of cover. Pages fresh and fine. Soft cover is clean, lighlty shelf rubbed but no tears or chips. There is one vertical crease at center of spine but the binding remains firm (the book is sturdily bound in signatures). Wilde's interviews with 16 of the most popular comedians of the later twentieth century, including Woody Allen, Milton Berle, Jack Benny, Joey Bishop,George Burns, Phyllis Diller, Bob Hope Jerry Lewis and Danny Thomas. Each interview is preceded by a lovely black & white photo portrait of the featured artist. 8-1/4 x 5-1/2"; 382 pages. First Paperback Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$18.00

Hollywood Color Portraits. (With Bogart Poster)

By Kobal, John; Clarens, Carlos (Introduction)

New York, New York, U.S.A.: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1981. 1981 Stated First Edition, First Printing. NEAR FINE in NEAR FINE price intact dust jacket. Includes the color Humphrey Bogart poster (opens to 18 x 23") which is also in fine condition. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked copy; tightly bound in black hardcover, title gilt stamped on spine. Tiny bump to bottom corner of pages, otherwise internally fine. Unclipped pictorial jacket with beautiful color photos of Bogart on front, Marilyn Monroe on back is fresh and bright; light crease to top edge near spine, otherwise fine. Stunning color photographs of over 70 film stars, dating from the 1930s to the 1950s. Each photo is accompanied by a brief essay about the actor. 8-3/4 x 12"; 160 pages. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$42.75

The Wizardry of Oz: The Artistry and Magic of the 1939 M-G-M Classic
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The Wizardry of Oz: The Artistry and Magic of the 1939 M-G-M Classic

By Scarfone, Jay; Stillman, William

New York: Gramercy Books, 1999. 1999 First Printing, with full printing number line. NEAR FINE in VERY GOOD dust jacket. A crisp, clean, totally unmarked copy. Tightly bound in blue hardcover, gilt titled on spine. Light rubbing to cover extremities, book otherwise fresh and fine. Binding and hinges firm, intact and straight. Color illustrated jacket is clean and complete, lightly shelf worn with a few rubs to surface lamination; crimping along edges and a one inch closed tear at top of rear panel. Jacket is in a clear archival protector. A must-have for OZ fans. A thorough behind-the-scenes history of the making of this ground-breaking film - copiously illustrated in both black and white, and of course, color. 8-3/4 x 11-1/4"; 224 pages, including index. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good.

$55.10

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