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  1. First edition, 4to (31 x 24 cm); presentation copy, inscribed by Dolin to Sir Basil Bartlett on the half title page 'Dear Basil | Friend of many memories love Pat'. Tipped in 4 autograph postcards signed to Sir Basil Bartlett (late 1970s to early 1980s) containing brief chat about foreign trips, and also 4 ALSs also to Bartlett, from Italy and Japan, on both work and holidays with John Gilpin (3 one page), the other 2 pages from Capri referring to the death of Noël Coward; one TLS on the headed notepaper of the Lindsay Kemp company (10 May 1977) about appearing in Salomé with Kemp at the Broadway Theatre in Maida Vale. Also tipped in 3 newspaper obituaries of Dolin and a flyer for the international gala at the Royal Opera House celebrating Dolin. Very good condition (repaired minor tears to dust jacket, corners and edges of binding/spine lightly bumped).

    £300
  2. First edition; 8vo; presentation copy inscribed by Lifar on the half-title, 'a Eugene Mollo son ami Serge Lifar London 1938', frontispiece portrait, photographic reproductions throughout; publisher's printed wrappers, some wear and soiling, in a custom made clam shell box.

    £375
  3. First U.K. edition; 4to; publisher's cloth, mild wear to edges, pictorial dust-jacket, chipped and rubbed at estremities, three short tears but not price-clipped, in the main, good and internally fine.

    £275
  4. 'Third Edition'; large 8vo (225 x 170 mm); photogravure title-page, printed in blue throughout with decorative borders, 9 photogravure plates, tissue guards, red endpapers stamped in silver; publisher's red roan blocked in gilt, worn at edges with sight loss to spine ends.

    £95
  5. First U.S. edition; 4to; publisher's cloth, minor marks and fading, upper right corner bumped, pictorial dust-jacket.

    £275
  6. First edition; presentation copy inscribed by the author and his wife on the half title, ' To Josephine Garbett with all high greeting Ruth St. Denis Ted Shawn', illustrated throughout, introduction by Havelock Ellis; black cloth with gilt decoration and T.S to upper cover, original printed blue dust wrapper, covers and jacket stained.

    £250
  7. First edition, 8vo; presentation copy inscribed by the author on the title page 'For Sarah Ninette de Valois'; red cloth and original pictorial dust jacket, slightly creased and worn, a good copy.

    £150
  8. First edition, 8vo; presentation copy, inscribed twice by Lifar, first on the front free endpaper 'a Marie-Louise Trilling son ami Serge Lifar' with a full page ink and coloured crayon drawing, the second on the half-title to her husband, 'A Monsieur Ossia Trilling Ami tres cher des Arts - ces Pensees et leurs applications de la France et du Ballet Mondial avec l'amitie de Serge Lifar, 2 Mai 58'; original printed wrappers, slightly sunned, tears to spine repaired with tape, in a custom made box with Lifar's design on the upper cover.

    £1,250
  9. NEW BOOK. Hardback. (23.4 x 15.6 cm) ; 232pp. black and white illustrations; publisher's black cloth, dust-jacket.

    £22
  10. First edition; 2 vols, oblong folio (330 x 260mm, 13 x 10 1/8 in); orchestral score with libretto in Italian and German, vol. I with additional engraved vignette title by Bolt after Kinninger (foxed) of the supper scene between Commendatore and Don Giovanni, printed title with attractive ink presentation to upper corner margin, dated 1877) and 2 following pp. of text, engraved musical score 6-292pp, vol. II with printed title and engraved musical score 294-590pp, with separate printed divisional title 'Anhang von spaeter eingelegten Stuecken', some sporadic light foxing and minor staining, mostly to final leaf of vol. I, some leaves trimmed at upper edge with loss to pagination in vol.2 but in the main clean and bright; modern diced calf, upper covers lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers and edges, most attractive.

    £9,500
 

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