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The Victor Book of the Opera: Stories of Seventy Grand Operas with Three Hundred Illustrations & Descriptions of Seven Hundred Victor Opera Records., --------------
1 -------------- The Victor Book of the Opera: Stories of Seventy Grand Operas with Three Hundred Illustrations & Descriptions of Seven Hundred Victor Opera Records.
New Jersey Victor Talking Machine Co. 1912 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 
Burgundy Cloth boards with gilt titles and decs to spine and front panel. 210x155mm approx. Coloured end papers, top edge gilt, 376pp. Undated 4th Edition. Copyright date 1912. Catalogue with gloriously theatrical images of excerpts from the operas and their stars with brief summaries of the stories, music scores and not least the recording details and prices. A treat for any collector or student of early operatic productions and recordings. VG (General Shelf wear to boards and gilt to spine a little dulled. A few light foxing spots to preliminary blank. No previous owner name or annotations. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. We are pleased to be able to offer the option of card payment at our website where additional images of the item may also be available. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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THE POLICE RELEASED  Over 110 PHOTOGRAPHS 50 in Colour Many Previousy u unpublished [One of the Great Pop Bands ; The Police], ---------....
2 ---------.... THE POLICE RELEASED Over 110 PHOTOGRAPHS 50 in Colour Many Previousy u unpublished [One of the Great Pop Bands ; The Police]
London BIG O Publishing Ltd 1980 0905664272 / 9780905664279 1st Edition Paper Back Very Good Book 250x170mm Approx Various 
Laminated P/b VG.1st ed.96pp.no inscsp.Photographic history of one of the greatest Bands called The Police.Here the musicians give a few tips - text with photos - over 110 plates with 50 in Colour.In little more than a year this group shot from obscurity to 2 albums in both British & American charts.[ vg - light edgewear.tanned end papers & foredge/margin ends] Pls see our image 
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THEATRE WORLD March 1955, ---.....----
3 ---.....---- THEATRE WORLD March 1955
London Practical Press Ltd 1955 1st Edition Thus Paper Back Good Book 230X150mm Approx. 
P/b Good.48pp.March 1955 Theatre World series. scenes from ; A Kind of folly / Saint Joan / Richard 11 / The Talk of the Town.Dame Thora Robson to front cover.1/6 , tight clean staples , no inscsp, light wear, more wear to covers of colour rub/loss ,small crease, light staining. PLS See our image 
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4 -.......... ORIAN CINEMA Programme Advertisement leaflett [ Burgess Hill, Sussex]
London Cinema Publicity Programmes Ltd 1978 Soft cover Very Good Book 150x110mm Approx 
Small slim 8 page Stapled P/b.VG.Film Ephemera. Front cover ad.for the Orian Cinema,Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill , Sussex.An advertising leaflett of November 1978. Pink/green/white.Ryan O'Neal in The Driver & Christopher O'Neal in Adventures of a Plumber's Mate. Cinema Publicity Programmes Ltd. no inscsp, no tears, no creases. 
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A BOOK OF MASQUES   17th Century Theatre , Plays, -...............-----------
5 -...............----------- A BOOK OF MASQUES 17th Century Theatre , Plays
Cambridge CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 1980 0521297583 / 9780521297585 1st Edition Thus Paper Back VG+ Book 215x135mm Approx 
VG+ P/b. 448pps , illustrated 48 plates b/w , Notes on plates , A Book of Masques [ 17th century - earl;y 1600's ] prepared by former colleges and pupils of Allardyce Nicoll , historian of the drama , first editor of Shakespeare Survey and Founder of Shakespeare Institute , University Birmingham , Frontis - A Masque of Apes , from John Ogilby , General edit note ;, Sybil Rosenfeld notes on plates ; general intro; by GE Bentley ; , commentary , collation , study [ green line illus book - tight bindings , no inscsp or annotations] light sun shading to exterior cover all else Fine ; no nicks or creases. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 9.00 GBP
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AN ALBUM OF FILM STARS, ....------------
6 ....------------ AN ALBUM OF FILM STARS
Gt Britain & Ireland JOHN PLAYER & SONS Soft cover VG Book 185x125mm Approx 
Paperback small oblong , VG , Undated , Complete set , 50 colour cards in clean fine condition , rusty staples to grubby buff card wraps , no incsps / annotations , book good , cards fine - overall vg [ Clark Gable / Marlene Dietrich / Jean Harlow / Charles Laughton etc 
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PICTURE SHOW ANNUAL 1954 For People Who Go to the Pictures, ..... -------------
7 ..... ------------- PICTURE SHOW ANNUAL 1954 For People Who Go to the Pictures
London The Amalgamated Press 1953 1st Edition Hard Back Good Book 260x205mm Approx 
Internal VG.No 26.1954.Cover shows Margaret Lockwood in Laughing Anne.Many full page portrait signed illustrations to help collectors distinguish an artist's true signatures. 100's film stars & scenes with accompanying text in Sepia , blue-tone & green tone, 8/6.[ sound copy , no inscsp other than an ink 6d to front blank end paper [ffep], paper creamed, internally throughout VG] covers edgewear med board col rub/loss-blue spine cloth fade & fox tanned.Cinemascope Advert to rear - " You Don't need To Wear Spectacles To See The Robe". ink no 54 to spine. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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PICTURE SHOW ANNUAL 1957 For People Who Go To The Pictures, ........ ----------
8 ........ ---------- PICTURE SHOW ANNUAL 1957 For People Who Go To The Pictures
London The Amalgamated Press 1956 1st Edition Hard Back G+ Book 250x210mm Approx 
Internal VG.No 29.1956.Cover shows Yul Brenner & Deborah Ker in The King & I.Many full page portrait signed illustrations to help collectors distinguish an artist's true signatures. 100's film stars & scenes with accompanying text in Sepia & green tone, 9/- [ sound copy , no inscsp other than 2 small ink nos.top of 1st blank page [ffep] paper creamed, internally throughout VG] covers edgewear med board col rub/loss , green spine cloth very light fade & fox.Advert to rear shos Picture Show Who's Who on the Screen new annual.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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THE NEW BALLET Kurt Jooss and his work, A.V.COTON , a Dance Expert , Kurt JOOSS , Chorographer ,
9 A.V.COTON , a Dance Expert , Kurt JOOSS , Chorographer , THE NEW BALLET Kurt Jooss and his work
LONDON DENNIS DOBSON 1946 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book RICHARD ZEIGLER 
Dark Blue cloth boards with gilt titles to spine,280 x 220 mm approx. Illustrated end papers, 156 pp. A book of enduring beauty on the work of Kurt Jooss who presented to the public in the 1930's and 40's a completely new method of theatrical dance based on the researches of his teacher Rudolf Laban closer to the idiom and ideology of the earliest sorts of theatrical dance. The book contains the original dress designs for 8 of the companies' productions by eminent costume designers of the day namely Doris Zinkeisen, Dmitri Bouchene and Hein Heckroth, reproduced in eight colours on 8 plates of which 4 are double page. There are also 64pp of b/w photo. plates which reflect the development of the Ballets Jooss of which the action photos are by Roger Wood. There are also many pencil drawings and sketches by Richard Zeigler made during performances and rehearsals which convey the movement and artistic interpretation quite exquisitely. VG/VG (Book - Light shelf wear and soiling to extremities of boards, Previous owner name and date in ink to front free end paper. A couple of light foxing spots to prelims. Dust Jacket- Shelf rubbing to extremities with a little loss to head and tips of corners. 8 mm approx tear to top front panel. No shelf soiling and non price clipped. cover 35s. Very respectable in easily removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
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CROSBY,STILLS, NASH & YOUNG The Guitar Collection, AARON STANG (EDITOR)
10 AARON STANG (EDITOR) CROSBY,STILLS, NASH & YOUNG The Guitar Collection
MIAMI WARNER BROS. PUBLICATIONS 1995 0897247019 / 9780897247016 1st Edition Soft cover Near Fine Book 
Laminated card covers (paperback).300 x 225 mm approx. 240pp. Music score with lyrics of 24 of the group's songs. Near Fine (Book- no notable sign of use, no previous owner name or annotations). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 19.95 GBP
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THE VOICE An Introduction to Practical Phonology NEW Edition, AIKIN , W A , DR, RUMSEY , H St John , Late Choral Scholar King's College Cambridge
11 AIKIN , W A , DR, RUMSEY , H St John , Late Choral Scholar King's College Cambridge THE VOICE An Introduction to Practical Phonology NEW Edition
London LONGMANS , GREEN & Co.Ltd 1960 1st Edition Thus Hard Back VG VG Book 220x140mm Approx 
H/b+D/j VG/VG.1st thus-new impression by H St.J Rumsey -Late Choral Scholar King's College Cambridge; now a speech therapist at Guy's, London.- & once called " a curator of the English language " by the late Dr Aikin.A Standard work on the subject .It indicates what are the real problems in voice training.Illustrated with 8 Figs, numerous Tables & Diagrams+ Fold-out Pronunciation Chart [ clean as new].[ breathing/ consonants / resonate/ vibrate / whisper etc] 165pp.[ maroon cloth gilt tiles, small neat ink name top fep, no other annotation, old cellotape out-line to end papers] Dust Jacket very clean , tiny corner dent, not price clipped, 20/- Please see our actual images of the book offered for sale. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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MIDAS: AN ENGLISH BURLETTA, (IN TWO ACTS) AS IT IS PERFORMED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL IN COVENT GARDEN, ANNONYMOUS ( KANE O'HARA)
12 ANNONYMOUS ( KANE O'HARA) MIDAS: AN ENGLISH BURLETTA, (IN TWO ACTS) AS IT IS PERFORMED AT THE THEATRE ROYAL IN COVENT GARDEN
LONDON T. LOWNDES, W. GRIFFIN & W. NICOLL 1771 Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book 210x130 mm Approx 
Brown paper covered boards with black titles to spine, 210x130, Engraved Frontis 32pp, Sixth Edition 1771. VG (Book- Recently sewn on three tapes with paper covered boards and plain ivory laid end papers. Paper of book block a little age tanned with some foxing to rear signature). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 24.00 GBP
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SADLER'S WELLS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OLD VIC THEATRE PROGRAMME , THE VALKYRIE an Opera in 3 Acts, Season 1937-38 , Friday December 31st 1937, AUSTIN , Sumner , Producer, COLLINGWOOD , Lawrence , Conductor ,WORSLEY , Bruce D , Theatre Manager
13 AUSTIN , Sumner , Producer, COLLINGWOOD , Lawrence , Conductor ,WORSLEY , Bruce D , Theatre Manager SADLER'S WELLS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE OLD VIC THEATRE PROGRAMME , THE VALKYRIE an Opera in 3 Acts, Season 1937-38 , Friday December 31st 1937
London Printers Mercer & Sons 1937 Paper Back Good Book 245x190mm Approx 
Tightly bound stapled P/b London theatre programme.1937.The Valkyrie conducted by L Collingwood & produced by S Austin.[Theatre Manager BD Worsley] 12pp.[ Roderick Lloyd/ Arnold Matters / J Wright / J CRoss / C Wessels / E Coates ] p/b has been stored folded in the past. 3d. PLS See our image 
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FOLKLORE AND CUSTOMS OF RURAL ENGLAND, BAKER , Margaret ,
14 BAKER , Margaret , FOLKLORE AND CUSTOMS OF RURAL ENGLAND
Newton Abbot / New Jersey David & Charles / Rowman & Littlefield 1975 0715365797 / 9780715365793 Hard Back Fine VG Book 225x140mm Approx. 
H/b+D/j.FINE/VG.illustrated 14 b/w photographic plates & in line.Myth & Legend, Country Ways, Rural Traditions, English Folklore, Social History, Performing Arts, Seasonal Feasts, Plays, Morris Dancers - much centered around village life & the seasonal calendar & Church.[ gilt titles to book , No inscsp] Dust Jacket not clipped,rear cover a bright green, light even spine fade.no tears, loss or creasing.Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 
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MONROE, MARILYN PHOTOGRAPHS SELECTED FROM THE FILES OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL BETTMANN, BAKER,ROGER
15 BAKER,ROGER MONROE, MARILYN PHOTOGRAPHS SELECTED FROM THE FILES OF UNITED PRESS INTERNATIONAL BETTMANN
LONDON Grange Books 1994 1856274691 / 9781856274692 1st Edition Hard Back Fine VG Book 300x280mm Approx 
1st edition thus- Grange publishers.White laminated photo illus boards+ matching Dust Jacket.Illustrated 150 b/w plates.Roger Baker Film Reviewer & Author,176pp. book fine no inscsp.; D/j not clipped, small closed tear 4mm to f/r/corner o/w fine.B iography tells Marilyn Monroe 's story without sensationalism,gossip or rumour[ Norma Jeane / N J Dougherty / Marilyn Monroe / Dimaggio / MIller ] Hollywood Star Model.Fine/vg.unfortunately extra postage will be required for overses orders due to weight of this book. PLS See our image 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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TALES FROM THE BALLET, BARBER , ANTONIA ,  WALLIS , DIZ
16 BARBER , ANTONIA , WALLIS , DIZ TALES FROM THE BALLET
London Kingfisher 1995 1856973611 / 9781856973618 1st Edition Hard Back Fine- VG Book 284x235mm Approx Wallis , Diz 
H/b larger format , Dust Jacket , FINE-/VG , Colour illustrated by Artist Diz Wallis [ Battle of the Beasts etc ] with 9 stories by Antonio Barber [ The Mousehole Cat etc ] childrens author who grew up with ballet. 80pps includes 2 pages to rear with Notes on 9 Famed ballet tales [ col illus laminated book - no inscsp , tight binding ] [ matching D/j not price clipped , slight wrinkling to top rear edge , very minor dot scuff to corners+1mm dot loss top/rear corner. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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WANTED MAN   In search of Bob Dylan, BAULDIE, JOHN , DYLAN , BOB
17 BAULDIE, JOHN , DYLAN , BOB WANTED MAN In search of Bob Dylan
LONDON BLACK Spring Press 1990 0948238100 / 9780948238109 1st Edition Hard Back VG VG Book 240x160mm Approx 
1st.red boards+gilt lettering to spine. 224pp.illustrated with 8 pages of b/w photographs many of which have not been previously published. Acclaimed as the most revealing book on Dylan yet published and being largely a collection of articles and interviews which offer an exhilarating insight into the man "Bob Dylan." Edited by the founder of the authoritative Bob Dylan magazine. ( Book no inscp , tight binding , very good.[ col photo illus D/J not price clipped, minor rubbing to extremities. In proprietary protective cover. PLS se our image 
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ROYAL OPERA COVENT GARDEN 1938 SOUVENIR OF INTERNATIONAL OPERA , DIE WALKURE , Season of International Opera, BEECHAM , Sir Thomas , Bart. Artistic Director & Principal Conductor
18 BEECHAM , Sir Thomas , Bart. Artistic Director & Principal Conductor ROYAL OPERA COVENT GARDEN 1938 SOUVENIR OF INTERNATIONAL OPERA , DIE WALKURE , Season of International Opera
London Produced by Dewynters / Finden Brown & Co Ltd Printers 1938 Paper Back Good Book 
Tightly bound stapled P/b London theatre programme.1938.Die Walkure. Artistic Director & Principal Conductor Sir Thomas Beecham Bart. 12pp.[ Lauritz Melchor/ Ludwig Weber/ Rudolph Boclemann / Konetzni etc] ] p/b has handling soil but no loss. Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 
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19 BELLEW , KYRLE [ PROPRIETOR ] , MELFORD , AUSTIN [ PLAYWRIGHT ] STRAND THEATRE , IT'S A GIRL , A NEW FARCE [ THE MAGAZINE PROGRAMME NO 880 ]
LONDON THE MAGAZINE PROGRAMME / STRAND THEATRE 1932 Soft Back Good Book 205x140mm Approx. 
28 pages , Stapled off white Strand Theatre programme - It's A Girl - a new farce by Austin Melford , produced by Leslie Henson and Firth Shephard , dated 1932 , Cast of M Montrose / V Sylvia / A Melford / C Ediss / L Henson / S Howard / J Stuart , full page mono plate L Hensona and Sydney Howard , no inscsp / annotations , good 
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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF DORIS ARCHER, BERRYMAN, GWEN
20 BERRYMAN, GWEN THE LIFE AND DEATH OF DORIS ARCHER
LONDON EYRE METHUEN 1981 0413486400 / 9780413486400 1st Edition Hard Back VG+ VG- Book 220x145 mm Approx 
Brown boards with gilt lettering to spine. 204pp. 40 b/w photos. Autobiography of Gwen Berryman "Doris Archer" of the Archers Radio Programme " who died peacefully in her sleep, sitting in her favourite archair at Glebe Cottage Ambridge, in October 1980" Contains many period photos of the production of the famous radio programme. VG+/VG- (book- no previous owner name or insc. D/J - non price clipped. -heavy rubbing to top of front flap fold with some loss thereto and rubbing to top edge of d/j generally. No other notable defects.Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 
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