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Rare Performing Arts Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

There is a long and ancient history of the performing arts in many societies throughout the ages, and there are plenty of antique and rare performing arts books in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Some of the books listed are limited edition copies of beloved plays, and others are fantastically detailed accounts of famous ballets and operas. Many of the books featured below are antique and one of a kind, and they will be sure to add value to your rare and antique book collection.



The Moon's A Balloon, an Autobiography (1972) (Signed) by David Niven

New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1972. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Second Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover, Very Good. Navy cloth boards with gilt printing on spine and signature cut out printing on cover. Very little...

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$2,999.95


Bring on the Empty Horses (1975) (Signed) by David Niven

New York, NY: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1975. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). Third Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard Cover, Very Good - . Navy cloth boards with silver printing. Some bumping and wear on top and bottom of spine. Bindin...

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$2,999.95


Steps in Time an Autobiography (1959) (Signed) by Fred Astaire

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard cover, black boards with silver lettering on spine and small cut-out depressions of top-hats, canes and dance shoes on cov...

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$4,999.95


Monty Python's Flying Circus by [CHAPMAN, Graham; CLEESE, John; GILLIAM, Terry; IDLE, Eric; JONES, Terry; PALIN, Michael]

N.p. [London]: N.p. [BBC], 1971-2. Thirteen typed camera scripts, each secured with a split pin to top left. Slight rusting of pins to some episodes, with consequent marking to surrounding paper. Some episodes marked up by studio cameramen on day of rec...

From Neil Pearson Rare Books

£7,950.00


Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare, Raphael Tuck and Sons, Painted by Ludovic Marchetti, Lucius Rossi, Oreste Cortazzo by Shakespeare, William

Romeo and Juliet, by William Shakespeare. Painted by Ludovic Marchetti, Lucius Rossi, Oreste Cortazzo. London: Raphael Tuck and Sons / The Fine Art Works, London. 1880 (per research), no printed date found. 43 pages. Beautiful color chromolithographic pa...

From SRG Antiquarian Books

$119.00


A Magician Among The Spirits, By Harry Houdini by Houdini, Harry

STATED FIRST EDITION Harper & Brothers, New York and London MCMXXIV (1924) . EX-LIB. Good Condition/ No dust jacket if issued. LIBRARY-BOUND, Pages no longer bright. Houdini and author Arthur Conan Doyle frontis photograph is in nice shape. ORIGINAL PE...

From Mary Riversong

$700.00


Treadmill To Oblivion (1954) (Signed) by Fred Allen

Boston: Little Brown & Company, 1954. Book. Illus. by Al Hirschfeld. Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard cover, black cloth boards with slightly faded gilt lettering on spine displaying some broken letter...

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$2,499.95


Steps in Time an Autobiography (1959) (Signed) by Fred Astaire

New York: Harper & Brothers, 1959. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard cover, black boards with silver lettering on spine and small cut-out depressions of top-hats, canes and dance shoes on cov...

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$4,999.95


Babbitt (1922 Harcourt, Brace 1st Ed.,2nd Issue Thus W/Dj) by Lewis, Sinclair

RARE IN THIS ORIGINAL MAROON DUST JACKET . BABBITT. BY SINCLAIR LEWIS. Harcourt, Brace And Company, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, 1922. 1ST EDITION, 1ST PRINTING, SECOND ISSUE?. LINES 4 AND 5 CORRECTED ON PAGE 49. MAROON BOARDS 401 PAGES. VERY GOOD COND...

From Mary Riversong

$1,200.00


CAD: A HANDBOOK FOR HEELS RUSS MEYER DANIEL CLOWES SIGNED by Charles Schneider, Russ Meyer (Photographer), Daniel Clowes (Illustrator)

[CHARLES SCHNEIDER, RUSS MEYER, DANIEL GILLESPIE CLOWES]. CAD: A HANDBOOK FOR HEELS. Feral House, Los Angeles, CA, 1992. First Edition, First printing. Condition: Near Fine. Appears unread, pages are clean and binding tight. Scarce autographs from filmmak...

From Astro Trader Books

$2,850.00


The Mysterious Affair At Styles (1935 Half-Crown Edition) by Christie, Agatha

Publisher: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1935Used – Good. UK: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1935. Half Crown Edition. Hardcover. Good+ / New. The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie Original 1935 Half Crown Edition John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd 193...

From Mary Riversong

$1,500.00


The Woman In White (1860 Harper & Brothers 1st Edition) by Collins, Wilkie

New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1860.[2], 260, [4, ads] pp. Publisher's brown stamped heavy cardboard boards with elaborate blind stamped Harper and Brothers cartouche on front and back boards. . Used. Good- Condition. Our copy lacks the spine a...

From Mary Riversong

$1,500.00


Thayer’s Catalogue Of Quality Magic No. 7, Plus Associated Ephemera (Former Copy Of Vaudeville Magician "The Great Leon" ) by Thayer, F.G

Thayer’s Magical Mfg. Co., Los Angeles, CA, 1928; 8vo, 287 pages. Thayer’s magic catalogue for 1928, containing over 1500 magic tricks, effects, illusions, programs with patter, magic apparati, etc., all with prices. Profusely illustrated. Former co...

From AARDWOLF Fine Books

$225.00


The Art of Hercules: The Chaos of Creation. (Special Limited Edition) by Rebello, Stephen; Healey, Jane

New York: Hyperion, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. 189pp. Cloth. Signed by Walt Disney's President of Feature Animation (Peter Schneider), the producer (Alice Dewey), and the directors of the movie (Ron Cleme...

From Parigi Books, ABAA/ILAB

$540.00


Auntie Mame (Vanguard Press,1959 1st/3rd Thus w/ Dj) by Dennis, Patrick

Dennis, Patrick. Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade. Vanguard Press 1959 First Edition, Stated Third Printing Thus. "Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death!" Used. Not an exlib item. VG/G. DJ is now protected in a mylar wrap. On...

From Mary Riversong

$450.00


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