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Ballet National Hollandaise avec Margot Fonteyn et Rudolf Noureyev
1 Ballet National Hollandaise avec Margot Fonteyn et Rudolf Noureyev
Lausanne, Switzerland Théatre de Beaulieu 1970 First Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Text in French, including program description. A ballet program for July 10 & 11, 1970, for the Ballet National Hollandaise performing at the Théatre de Beaulieu, Lausanne, Switzerland. The principal dancers are Margot Fonteyn and Rudolf Noureyev. Attractive pictorial wrappers with just a hint of rubbing. Bound with two metal staples. Front wrapper features a charming photo of Fonteyn, looking far younger than her age, and a young Noureyev. Generally unbumped wrappers and with fairly sharp corners. A tad of edge-wear. Oblong, 8.5 x 11.75 inches. Wrappers plus 22 unnumbered pages, and with numerous B&W photo illustrations, some full page, and all on non-glossy stock, 1/4 inch tear at bottom of front wrapper, 1/4 inch tear at fore-edge of rear wrapper, both fairly trivial. A very clean copy of these ballet programs. Rated a Very Good copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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The Book of the Dance, Genthe, Arnold
2 Genthe, Arnold The Book of the Dance
Boston, MA, U.S.A. International Publishers 1920 Buckram Very Good Minus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall Genthe, Arnold 
Presumed second edition; first edition likely published in 1916. Printed and bound in the USA. 10.25 x 6.75 inches. Dark blue buckram with fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering and image to the front board and with somewhat faded lettering to the spine. Moderately bumped spine head and tail, with fairly sharp corners. Front hinge tender but text block remains firmly bound in. xvii and 227 numbered pages, including 92 full-page photographs of dancers. 6 of the photographs are in color. The color plates transferred to paper by the Beck Engraving Company, Philadelphia and the monochrome photographs were printed by Edward Stern & Company, Philadelphia. All plates on semi-glossy stock. Photographs include images of Maud Allan, Ruth St. Denis, and Anna Pavlowa, among others. Rear pastedown with the tiny sticker of original bookseller, Paul Elder & Co. Else a very clean copy, inside and out. No remainder marks. Gently read. There is no dust jacket present. A Very Good Minus copy. Genthe was a distinguished photographer perhaps best known for his images of San Francisco's Chinatown of old. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Early Keyboard Instruments from Their Beginnings to the Year 1820, James, Philip
3 James, Philip Early Keyboard Instruments from Their Beginnings to the Year 1820
London, England Peter Davies Ltd. 1930 First Edition Hard Cover Good Plus 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
First printing of the first edition. Printed by Charles Whittingham and Griggs, London, and bound by the Chiswick Press, London. Preface dated April 1930. 11 x 8.75 inches. Tan buckram wrap-around spine, with fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering to the spine, and beige paper hardboards. The buckram along the spine is mottled, merely a cosmetic issue. Moderately bumped spine tail, with pronounced bumping to the lower corners. Text block is firmly bound in. Top edge tinted a bright yellow. xviii and 153 numbered pages, including a frontispiece portrait of Violet Woodhouse playing her harpsichord, and with LXV monochrome plates, most of which are full-page. All pages, including text and plates, printed on eggshell-colored matte stock. A few very faint spots to a few of the text pages. Else a very clean copy, inside and out. No remainder marks. A Mylar sheet protects the binding. A Good Plus copy. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ballet, Koegler, Horst
4 Koegler, Horst Concise Oxford Dictionary of Ballet
New York, New York, U.S.A. Oxford University Press 1982 0193113252 / 9780193113251 Second Edition Cloth Near Fine Near Fine Ex-Library 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Original German edition published 1972. First English language edition published in 1977. Ex-library with the usual ex-library markings. Printed and bound in England. Black cloth binding, with gold-stamped lettering to the spine. 8 x 5.5 inches. Unbumped spine head and tail, and with sharp corners. With 459 numbered pages. Also with several B&W archival photo illustrations. An exceptionally clean interior, even with the ex-library markings. Either unread or very gently read. Shelf wear well within expectations for a gently used ex-library book. With the original pictorial DJ. The DJ in a Mylar DJ protector. A Near Fine copy in a Near Fine DJ. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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Songs of the Western Colleges, Lozier, Horace; Tully, Richard
5 Lozier, Horace; Tully, Richard Songs of the Western Colleges
New York, New York, U.S.A. Hinds, Noble & Eldredge 1902 Presumed First Edition Decorative Cloth Very Good Minus No Jacket 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
11 x 8.5 inches. Dark green buckram with an exceptionally handsome and crisp pictorial design to the front board depicting two college students in cap and gown. Colors include black, gold, beige, red and white. Moderate bumping and abrasion to the spine head and tail, and also to the corners. Text block is firmly bound in. 202 numbered pages, including the sheet music and the words for over 100 college songs. A clean copy, inside and out. No remainder marks. Gently read. There is no dust jacket present. A Very Good Minus copy. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Musicus Danicus eller Danske Sangmester, Schacht, Matthias Henkiksen; Skjerne, Godtfred
6 Schacht, Matthias Henkiksen; Skjerne, Godtfred Musicus Danicus eller Danske Sangmester
Copenhagen, Denmark H. Hagerups Forlag 1928 First Edition Paperback Very Good Plus Limited Edition 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 
This book is in Danish, with secondary text in Latin. With facsimile pages from the 1687 edition. Published with an introduction and remarks by Godtfred Skjerne, his foreword dated May 1928. Printed and bound in Denmark. First and presumed only printing of this book. One of a limited edition of 250 copies only. 11.75 x 9 inches. Original plain paper wrappers. The wrappers are somewhat age-darkened but exceptionally clean. With title page reproduced on the front wrapper in black and red lettering. Virtually unbumped spine head. Gently bumped spine tail and lower corners. The wrapper is firmly attached to the text-block. The book contains xxxii and 400 numbered pages. Several B&W illustrations as well as numerous musical scores and notations and tables throughout. With fore- and bottom page edges deckled to a handsome effect. The book is exceptionally clean, inside and out. Certainly unread, as most pages are still unopened. A Very Good copy. Very scarce in any condition. One would be hard pressed to locate a finer copy. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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Memorie dei compositori di musica del Regno di Napoli., Villarosa, Carlantonio de Rosa, marchese di
7 Villarosa, Carlantonio de Rosa, marchese di Memorie dei compositori di musica del Regno di Napoli.
Napoli Stamperia Reale 1840 Presumed First Edition Quarter-leather Good Plus Association Copy 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Celebrity
Questa non è una edizione bilingue. Testo in italiano solo, non in inglese. Stampato in Italia. In octavo (mm 225x155). Pagine v, [1], xv, [1], 250, [2]. Piccolo fregio al frontespizio. Tracce di foxing sparso. Ampi margini. Legatura in quarto pelle con carte marmorizzate. Titolo impresso in oro al dorso. This is not a bilingual edition. Text in Italian only, not in English. Printed and bound in Italy. Signed in a neat ink hand on the front pastedown by previous owner, Vincenzo Capezza. Contemporary binding. Handsome, dark green morocco spine, with fairly crisp gilt-stamped lettering and rules. Marbled paper hardboards in shades of dark green, rust and beige. Generally unbumped spine head and tail, but with some rubbing. All corners bumped and abraded, especially the upper front corner. The binding is reasonably clean. 9 x 6.25 inches. Text block firmly bound in, but note that there is a split between two signatures, i.e., at pp. 4 and 5. With v, [1], xv, [1], 250, and [2] pages. Title page with a vignette depicting musical instruments, sheet music, and laurel leaves. Tiny stamp of previous bookseller to lower corner of front pastedown. Occasional foxing throughout the book. First several pages with small creases to upper corner, not into text. Else a clean volume. A Good Plus copy. Somewhat scarce in any condition. Capezza was an Italian opera critic and personally knew many of the great Italian singers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He specialized in the career of Enrico Caruso. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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