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image of Ringling Brothers and Barnun & Bailey Circus, Spectacular Bicentennial Edition Souvenir Program & Magazine for the combined shows 1976

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Washington, DC: RBBBC Combined Shows, 1976. Illustrated by Tex Wilson cover with silver title sparkles, full color reproductions, stills and ports. First edition. Includes 4 clown plates (Mark Anthony, Prince Raul, Lou Jacobs and Peggy Williams), original ad art order form (undetached) and 4-page Circus Gallery (posters and souvenirs) insert. Color pictorial wraps. 13x11.25". pp. [80]. Near Fine. Only flaw… Read more
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image of SCREEN ACTING, Its Requirements and Rewards, with the assistance and advise of Lillian and Dorothy Gish, Colleen Moore, Mabel Ballin, Mae Murray, William S. Hart, Ruth Roland and many other distinguished motion picture players, directors, camera-men and make-up experts.  Particular thanks is due Arch Reeve of the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation who supplied much valuable data

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New York: Falk Publishing Co, (1922). Illustrated by b/w frontis and preface (Lillian Gish) and 29 plates of stills. Assumed first edition. Used as a Supplementary Text in New York Institute of Photography. Crimson blind-stamped cloth printed gilt. Royal 8vo. pp. 243, [2] Ads, [5] blank. Very Good/No jacket, as issued. Several faint cover stains, toned paper against white plates,… Read more
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image of SOPRANOS: THE BOOK, Special Collector's Edition, The.

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New York: Time, Inc. (HBO), May 2007. Illustrated by photographs throughout. Stated First Printing (1) of First edition. Gloss pictorial card wraps. 4to. pp. 126, [2]. Near Fine. Light edge wear to cover. Contains 6 chapters. ISBN 10: 10933821876; ISBN 13: 9781933821870..
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Liberty Theatre program for "Tip-Toes" and laid in broadside.

by Bolton, Guy and Fred Thompson (book), George Gershwin (music), Ira Gershwin (lyrics).

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New York: Liberty Theatre, 1926. Illustrated by Color cover/period ads for Djer-Kiss, Melachrino Cigarettes and Kelly-Springfield Flexible Cord tires, multiple b/w period ads throughout. first thus edition. 2 volumes. Stapled wraps. 8vo. pp. 40; [1]. Near Fine. Satire of the Florida land boom which opened at the Liberty Theatre on 12/28/25 and ran for 194 (confirmed) performances, this being the… Read more
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image of DRAMA EX LIBRIS, Part 2 Of the Edwin Francis Edgett Library, The Stage.

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Roxbury, MA: Nathaniel Dame & Co, n.d.. Stated first edition. Japanese Stab bound in Acid Free (AF) cloth, AF marbled eps, printed AF parchement topboard label. Signed by "First Ed. First Issue, Nat Dame". 4to. pp. [36]. Good. 514 entries on washed and archival repaired foxed brittle paper, some pages edge chipped. Scarce typed entries of part two of the… Read more
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image of COWBOY DANCES: A Collection of Western Square Dances with a foreword by Sherwood Anderson.

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Caldwell: Caxton Printers Ltd, 1939. Illustrated by Janet Vallis blue and white endpapers; B/W frontis and photographs throughout. First (SD edition. Decorative cloth. Small 4to. pp. 375. Index, Glossary. Near Fine/Lacks jacket. Overall page toning, no ownership..
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image of FIRST AMERICAN PLAY-BILL known to be in existence announcing a Performance of The Orphan at the Theatre in Nassau Street, New York on Monday evening, March 26th, 1750 given to the Harvard College Library by the Late Evert Jansen Wendell, The.

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Boston: Club of Odd Volumes, Feb. 18, 1920. Illustrated by Broadside reproduction of playbill with tissue guard. Limited thus edition. Folded folio sheets with oval Italia watermark (bull) in blue printed folder with oval Roma watermark (tiger). Folio (39x29cm). pp. 4, plate leave. Very Good. Joint and short tears to folder. Included is reproduction of New York Gazette and Weekly… Read more
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image of KOSTUMENTWURFE FUR DIE BUHNE, Moderne Figurinen von F. Troster und Mitarbeitern.

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Czechoslovakia: Artia Praha, (1962. Illustrated by F. Troster in b&w and color throughout. First edition. Decorated white linen, orange end papers. Square 4to. pp. 180. Very Good/In like jacket/No price in mylar. Shallow edgewear and chipping to jacket, lightly soiled boards with two rear stains, no ownership. Costume Designs for the Buhne, Modern Figurines of F. Troester and colleagues..
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image of Spemanns goldene Buch Des Theaters. Eine Hauskunde fŸr Jedermann. Herausgegeben unter Mitwirkung von Rudolph GenŽe, Max Grube, Robert Hessen, Paul Lindau, Victor Ottmann, Ernst V. Possart, Gotthilf Weisstein, Eugen Zabel u.a.

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Berlin & Stuttgart: Verlag W. Spemann, 1902. Illustrated by ports, plates, text illustrations and reproductions. First edition. (Series) Spemann's Hauskunde Band V. Gold and burgundy illustrated cloth, beveled edges, marbled edges, orange printed endpapers, double column format. Thick 18mo (18cm). pp. [viii], Nrs.1217, [13] Register (index), [12] Ads with color covers for other 4 titles in series, [2] and original… Read more
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image of PUPPETRY JOURNAL. 17 Miscellaneous Issues and 1963 Membership Directory Puppeteers of America, The.

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Ashville, OH., 1960-1963. Illustrated by b&w 8-page centerfold photographs in 15/17 issues (not in Membership Directory or issues with annual meeting event). First edition. 18 volumes. Stapled wraps, color printed card covers. 8vo (23cm). pp. about 36 each. VG+ to F. Light soil, stain and/or small dots of foxing to several covers, all internally fine. Volume XII, Nos. 3-6; Volume… Read more
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image of PUPPET Do-It-Yourself Book, A Handbook for beginners and teachers with three-handed puppet plays [and] Puppets For Pleasure and Profit by Higginbotham, The.

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London: Stanley Paul, (1959). Illustrated by b&w line drawings and [4] pages of photographs. First thus edition. c.1957. Blue paper covered boards, white spine print. 12mo. pp. 78, [2]. Near Fine/Good/Unclipped price in mylar. Three tears and shallow edgewear and chipping to jacket. Includes three hand puppet plays: Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Little Bear tries to see Santa Claus… Read more
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image of PUPPETRY [and] Puppets For Pleasure and Profit by Higginbotham.

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London: W. & G. Foyle, (1954). Illustrated by 34 b&w figures. Second edition. c.1952. Foyle's Handbooks. 2 volumes. Boards covered with extended jacket. 12mo. pp. 88; [xii], 45, [3] blank. Near Fine/Very Good. Edgewear to edges and joints, boards bow out slightly, rippling at pastedowns; front flap has old creases. Internally fine contents with several spots of stain to… Read more
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image of ACTING RHYMES: Introductory Book and Book One.

ACTING RHYMES: Introductory Book and Book One.

by Sansom, Clive, Ed 1910-81.

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London: A. & C. Black Ltd., 4,5, 6 Soho Square (Morrison and Gibb Ltd.), n.d. [1948]. Illustrated by b&w author line drawings throughout. unspecified edition. I412EE, 0606EG. Illustrated stitched wraps. 12mo (18cm). pp. 48; 48. Teacher's Notes. Near Fine. Light edgewear, faint old rear crease to Introductory Book. Period publisher order postcard laid in for Great Britain and Northern Ireland..… Read more
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image of PUPPETRY JOURNAL, Volume XIV, No. 3, with two inserts, The.

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Ashville, OH., Nov/Dec 1962. Illustrated by b&w 8-page centerfold photographs of Tamara Nijinsky, Those Versatile Gourds (Patricia Platt), El Teatro Nahual, Shari Lewis, Bob Baker Productions, Hollywood's Turnabout Theatre, The Brother's Grimm, George Latshaw, UNIMA. First edition. 3 volumes. Stapled wraps, green color printed card cover. 8vo (23cm). pp. 36; [2]; [4]. Near Fine. Sunned spine, internally fine. The Puppetry… Read more
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image of LOYALTIES [playbill] presented by The Debating Society of King George V School, Southport, In the Assembly Hall of the School on December 12th, 13th & 14th, at 7-30 p.m.

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Southport: (Guardian), (1929). Illustrated by thumbnail port. First edition. Stapled wraps. 8vo. pp. [8]. Near Fine. Special author 1929 performance preface. A drama in three acts, cast, synopsis. Produced by Mr. G. L. Cooper. Incidental music by the school orchestra under the direction of Mr. C. Thompson (Dunhill, Elgar, Ketelby, Lind, Tschaikowsky), scenery and furniture credits, chairman and secretary. Ads:… Read more
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image of THREE PENNY OPERA (Theater de Lys Program) signed by Jerry Orbach. English adaptation of book and lyrics by Marc Blitzstein, Music by Kurt Weill, The.

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Greenwich Village, New York: Theater de Lys, n.d. [ca. 1959-60]. Illustrated by b&w line drawings, reproductions and period ads for recordings and establishments. unspecified edition. Stapled illustrated wraps. Signed by Jerry Orbach in pen on p. [5]. 8vo. pp. [20]. About Very Good. Several old creases and scrapes. Carmen Capulbo & Stanley Chase in association with Lucille Lortel presented a… Read more
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image of PAST AND PRESENT OF THE BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Together with an Account of its Conductors and Activities, 70th Anniversary Edition, The.

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Boston: BSO, n.d.[1950-1 Season]. Illustrated by b/w ports & photos, blue conductor cameos and cover by C.R.C. Only edition. Stapled pamphlet, BLUE pictorial cover. small 4to (25,5x18,5cm). pp. 10. Fine. Conductors from Higginson to Munch, History of buildings, typical concert season, facsimile of first program, ports of Munch and Fiedler, photo of Monteux, Koussevitzsky and Munch together, full (panoramic) orchestra… Read more
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image of BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA, Seventy-fifth Anniversary Season 1955-1956, The.

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(Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire): BSO (Hunt Barnard & Co. Ltd.), 1956-57. Illustrated by b/w ports, cameos and photos, full orchestra and Tanglewood centerfolds including a photo of Albert Schweitzer at a Children's Concert at the Hatch. First edition. Second issue with rear RCA Baton Ad presented by Frank Folsom (President RCA) to Munch and Fiedler. Red pictorial wraps (front program logo). Large… Read more
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New York: Times Books, (1985). Illustrated by B/W text photos. First printing and stated edition. Blue boards, gray quarter cloth, gilt print spine. Thick 8vo. pp. xviii, 509, [1] Photo credits. Bibliography, Index. NF/NF/Unclipped price in mylar. Previous owner bookplate,,traces of edgewear, several tiny nicks at jacket folds. Author is recipient of 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Critism. ISBN: 081297789X..
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Fond Memories Number of STAGE.

by Broun, Parker, Mantle, Benchley, Woollcott, Wodehouse, et al.

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New York: Stage Publishing, August 1937. Illustrated by color cover, ads, b/w photos and reproductions. First edition. Binding sheet with special numbered edition for...is blank. Pale brown velvet with brass plate clasp. Folio. pp. 196. Very Good. Velvet is rubbed and hinges weak, but magazine cover and contents near fine and brilliant. Reproduced articles including wonderful ads ca. 1900… Read more
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