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image of ILLUSTRATED PLAYBILL FOR "ESMERALDA," A PLAY IN FOUR ACTS, MADISON SQUARE THEATRE, WINTER SEASON, 1881-1882

ILLUSTRATED PLAYBILL FOR "ESMERALDA," A PLAY IN FOUR ACTS, MADISON SQUARE THEATRE, WINTER SEASON, 1881-1882

by Burnett, Frances Hodgson & W.H. Gillette

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Published
1881
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Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$35.00

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New York: Madison Square Theatre Print, 1881. First Edition. Very Good. Printed in green ink on card stock, folded to form six (6"x3.5") panels. Designed by William H. Day. One panel contains a Frank Fowler drawing of Mrs. Burnett, and another shows Miss Annie Russell in costume as Esmeralda. Lists the Cast of Characters, settings… Read more
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image of THE BIGGEST SHOW OF STARS FOR '57 ... Company of 100.  Harold Cromer, M.C. [Souvenir Program]

THE BIGGEST SHOW OF STARS FOR '57 ... Company of 100. Harold Cromer, M.C. [Souvenir Program]

by Super Attractions

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Published
1957
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$125.00

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USA: Super Attractions, 1957. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 24pp; illustrated throughout from photographs. This hard-to-find program contains portraits (some full-page with facsimile signatures) and brief biographies of the performers in this early rhythm & blues/rock n roll show. Bound in pictorial stiff wrappers, 12" x 9". Three-hole punch at left margin, corners of covers… Read more
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image of "THE NUTCRACKER":  A Classical Ballet in 2 Acts, 4 Scenes and Prologue

"THE NUTCRACKER": A Classical Ballet in 2 Acts, 4 Scenes and Prologue

by New York City Ballet

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Published
1973
Condition
Fine
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$25.00

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New York: New York City Ballet, 1973. Softcover. Fine. pp: 31, (1); illustrated throughout from photographs. Includes a two-page essay by W.H. Auden, "Ballet's Present Eden: Example of The Nutcracker." Bound in color-pictorial wrappers, 12" x 9" Souvenir program.
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image of "THE NUTCRACKER":  SOUVENIR BOOK

"THE NUTCRACKER": SOUVENIR BOOK

by Hoffmann, E.T.A. & Alexandre Dumas

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Published
1977
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
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$25.00

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New York: Souvenir Book Publishers, 1977. First Edition. Softcover. Fine. (34)pp; full-page color plates throughout, some with text on facing leaves. Bound in color-pictorial wrappers, 12" x 9" Souvenir program.
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image of DOROTHY HODGKIN DORSEY PRESENTS JOHN CHARLES THOMAS, BARITONE:  Sunday Afternoon, Oct. 15, 1939, Constitution Hall, Washington

DOROTHY HODGKIN DORSEY PRESENTS JOHN CHARLES THOMAS, BARITONE: Sunday Afternoon, Oct. 15, 1939, Constitution Hall, Washington

by Thomas, John Charles

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Published
1939
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$75.00

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Washington DC: Mrs. Dorsey's Concert Bureau, 1939. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 16pp; several illustrations from photographs. Bound in pictorial wrappers. Signed twice on the cover by John Charles Thomas and with a few bars of music inked in the upper margin. 8.75" x 6" John Charles Thomas (1891-1960) was a Pennsylvania-born star of… Read more
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image of THE BIGGEST SHOW OF STARS FOR '57 ... Company of 100.  Harold Cromer, M.C. [Souvenir Program]

THE BIGGEST SHOW OF STARS FOR '57 ... Company of 100. Harold Cromer, M.C. [Souvenir Program]

by Super Attractions

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Published
1957
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$175.00

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USA: Super Attractions, 1957. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 24pp; illustrated throughout from photographs. This hard-to-find program contains portraits (some full-page with facsimile signatures) and brief biographies of the performers in this early rhythm & blues/rock n roll show. Bound in pictorial stiff wrappers, 12" x 9" On the bill were: Fats Domino and His… Read more
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image of CARTE DE VISITE OF PRINCE ALBERT EDWARD [later Edward VII] AND PRINCESS ALEXANDRA AND PRINCE VICTOR,  PHOTOGRAPHED BY HILLS & SAUNDERS OF ETON & OXFORD

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London: A. Maron, Son & Co, 1870. Original document. Good. Sepiatone image of the family group. Below the image is printed "Prince & Princess of Wales & Prince Victor." Image from the ca. 1865 original is lightly foxed. On the verso: "Photographers to Her Majesty the Queen - H.R.H. the Prince of Wales /… Read more
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image of CARTE DE VISITE OF ENGLISH-AMERICAN ACTOR GEORGE HOLLAND, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON

CARTE DE VISITE OF ENGLISH-AMERICAN ACTOR GEORGE HOLLAND, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON

by Holland, George

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Original document
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$65.00

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New York: Gurney, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Head-and-shoulders sepiatone image of Holland in coat and vest, dickey and bow tie, looking slightly to his left. Below the image is printed "Gurney & Son, Fifth Ave., N.Y.," over which is written in ink "Geo. Holland" [not an authentic signature]. Holland (1791-1870) was born in London. After… Read more
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image of CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR JOSEPH JEFFERSON IN CHARACTER AS RIP VAN WINKLE, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR JOSEPH JEFFERSON IN CHARACTER AS RIP VAN WINKLE, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

by Jefferson, Joseph

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
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Original document
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New York: Sarony, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Full-length image of Jefferson in country-style costume with long scarf, seated with his hands clasped around his left knee, with a jug and half-full glass behind him. Gilt-stamped under the image, "Sarony, 680 B'way." Jefferson (1829-1905), actor and comedian, is perhaps best known for his portrayal of "Rip Van… Read more
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image of CARTE DE VISITE OF ITALIAN ACTRESS ADELAIDE RISTORI IN CHARACTER AS SISTER TERESA, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

CARTE DE VISITE OF ITALIAN ACTRESS ADELAIDE RISTORI IN CHARACTER AS SISTER TERESA, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

by Ristori, Adelaide

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Original document
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New York: Sarony & Co, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Full-length sepiatone image of Ristori in a nun's habit and long rosary, gazing upward, her hands folded in prayer. Printed in red on the verso is "Sarony & Co., 680 Broadway, N.Y." "Marquise" Ristori (1822-1906) was a highly popular, successful Italian actress, specializing in dramatic tragedies.
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image of CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR KNOWN BY STAGE-NAME LESTER WALLACK, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR KNOWN BY STAGE-NAME LESTER WALLACK, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

by Wallack, Lester [John Johnstone]

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Original document
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$40.00

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New York: Sarony, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Head-and-shoulders sepiatone image of Wallack in a coat with wide lapels, shirt with collar, silk tie with decorative slide, looking to his right. Gilt-stamped under the image, "Sarony, 680 B'way." Verso is black. Wallack (1820-1888) adopted his stage name in 1858, performed abroad and in New York theatres,… Read more
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image of CARTE DE VISITE OF ENGLISH ACTRESS ADELAIDE NEILSON IN CHARACTER, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON

CARTE DE VISITE OF ENGLISH ACTRESS ADELAIDE NEILSON IN CHARACTER, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON

by Neilson, Lilian Adelaide

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Published
1870
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Original document
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$35.00

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New York: Gurney & Son, 1870. Original document. Very Good. Three-quarters-length sepiatone portrait of Neilson in a brocade dress, ruffled collar and veil, and pearls, looking slightly to her right. Printed below the image is "Gurney & Son, Fifth Ave, N.Y." On the verso is the Gurney crest and name, Fifth Avenue, Cor. 16th St., N.Y.… Read more
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image of CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR JOSEPH JEFFERSON, PHOTOGRAPHED BY WARREN STUDIOS

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR JOSEPH JEFFERSON, PHOTOGRAPHED BY WARREN STUDIOS

by Jefferson, Joseph

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
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Original document
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New York: Warren, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Half-length sepiatone image of Jefferson in a coat with wide lapels, white shirt and bow tie, looking slightly to his right. On the verso is printed: "Warren, Boston and Cambridgeport, Mass." Jefferson (1829-1905), actor and comedian, is perhaps best known for his portrayal of "Rip Van Winkle," for… Read more
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image of CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTRESS CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN, PHOTOGRAPHED BY WARREN STUDIOS

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTRESS CHARLOTTE CUSHMAN, PHOTOGRAPHED BY WARREN STUDIOS

by Cushman, Charlotte Saunders

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Original document
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Boston: Warren, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Three-quarters-length sepiatone image of Cushman in a dark dress, embroidered bodice, and necklace made of chain. On the verso is printed: "Warren's, 289 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. Under the Superintendence of Mr. S.B. Heald." Written in light pencil is "Cushman" [not an authentic signature]. Cushman (1816-1876)… Read more
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image of CARTE DE VISITE OF OPERATIC SOPRANO PAULINE LUCCA, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

CARTE DE VISITE OF OPERATIC SOPRANO PAULINE LUCCA, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

by Lucca, Pauline

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Published
1872
Condition
Very Good
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Original document
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$50.00

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New York: Sarony, 1872. Original document. Very Good. Head-and-shoulders sepiatone portrait of Lucca in costume, the camera at her left. Gilt-stamped (partly obscured) below the image is "Sarony, 680 B'Way." On the black verso, "Pauline Lucca" is written in pencil [not an authentic signature]. Lucca (1841-1908), born in Vienna, performed across Europe in various operatic… Read more
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image of CARTE DE VISITE OF ENGLISH ACTRESS ADELAIDE NEILSON, PHOTOGRAPHED BY MORA

CARTE DE VISITE OF ENGLISH ACTRESS ADELAIDE NEILSON, PHOTOGRAPHED BY MORA

by Neilson, Lilian Adelaide

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Published
1870
Condition
Very Good
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Original document
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New York: Gurney & Son, 1870. Original document. Very Good. Head-and-shoulders sepiatone portrait of Neilson in white dress, her hair in one long braid, looking at the camera. Printed below the image is "Mora, 707 Broadway." On the verso, "Neilson" is written in pencil [not an authentic signature]. Neilson (1850-1880)was born in Spain to English… Read more
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image of CARTE DE VISITE OF OPERATIC SOPRANO EUPHROSYNE PAREPA-ROSA, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON

CARTE DE VISITE OF OPERATIC SOPRANO EUPHROSYNE PAREPA-ROSA, PHOTOGRAPHED BY GURNEY & SON

by Parepa-Rosa, Euphrosyne

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Original document
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$50.00

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New York: Gurney & Son, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Three-quarters-length sepiatone portrait of Parepa-Rosa in a Victorian dress, low neckline, embroidered collar and cuffs, looking slightly to her right. Printed below the image is "Gurney & Son, Fifth Ave, N.Y." On the verso are the Gurney crest and name, Fifth Avenue, Cor. 16th St. N.Y.… Read more
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image of CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR JOSEPH JEFFERSON IN CHARACTER AS RIP VAN WINKLE, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

CARTE DE VISITE OF AMERICAN ACTOR JOSEPH JEFFERSON IN CHARACTER AS RIP VAN WINKLE, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

by Jefferson, Joseph

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
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Original document
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$45.00

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New York: Sarony, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Head-and-shoulders oval image of Jefferson in long white hair and beard, looking to his right. Gilt-stamped under the image, "Sarony, 680 B'way." Jefferson (1829-1905), actor and comedian, is perhaps best known for his portrayal of "Rip Van Winkle," for being the first American actor to appear in a film,… Read more
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image of CARTE DE VISITE OF ITALIAN ACTRESS ADELAIDE RISTORI IN CHARACTER AS MARIE ANTOINETTE, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

CARTE DE VISITE OF ITALIAN ACTRESS ADELAIDE RISTORI IN CHARACTER AS MARIE ANTOINETTE, PHOTOGRAPHED BY NAPOLEON SARONY

by Ristori, Adelaide

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Published
1860
Condition
Very Good
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Original document
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$25.00

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New York: Sarony & Co, 1860. Original document. Very Good. Full-length sepiatone image of Ristori in a long, full white gown, gazing upward. Printed in red on the verso is "Sarony & Co., 680 Broadway, New York." "Marquise" Ristori (1822-1906) was a highly popular, successful Italian actress, specializing in dramatic tragedies.
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image of THE GREEN PASTURES SPIRITUALS.  Arranged for Voice and Piano by Hall Johnson

THE GREEN PASTURES SPIRITUALS. Arranged for Voice and Piano by Hall Johnson

by Johnson, Hall

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Published
1930
Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Edition
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$50.00

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New York: Carl Fischer, 1930. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 40pp, including title-page and song index. Contains words and music to 25 "Negro Spirituals from 'The Green Pastures'." Bound in green and black pictorial wrappers, cover illustrations by Robert Edmond Jones based on his stage sets for the New York production. 12" x 9" [OCLC… Read more
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