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Music & Drama

Rare books and other printed works relating to the performing arts, including music, opera, theatre and ballet.

Contact Angus Robb for more information about the music & drama at Shapero Rare Books.

 

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  1. 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
  2. '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
  3. First U.S. edition; 4to; publisher's cloth, minor marks and fading, upper right corner bumped, pictorial dust-jacket.

    £275
  4. New impression, inscribed by the author; 8vo; frontispiece and a further 15 illustrations with captioned tissue-guards, the occasional minor mark or spot, hinge split at title but holding, otherwise very good; publisher's quarter cloth over paper-covered boards, worn, with abrasions, red-dot affixed to spine, slight cocking, offsetting to free endpapers, otherwise sound and robust.

    £500
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. First edition, inscribed by both authors, each to Agnes de Mille, on front free endpaper; 8vo; 22 illustrations, mostly from photographs; publisher's blue cloth, faded at extremities, dust-jacket worn, torn at head of spine with some loss extending to the front cover, otherwise a good copy and internally near-fine.

    £650
  8. NEW BOOK. Hardback. (23.4 x 15.6 cm) ; 232pp. black and white illustrations; publisher's black cloth, dust-jacket.

    £22
  9. 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
  10. 4to (285 x 230 mm); engraved vignette title with portrait of John Gay, Table of the Songs, Dramatis Personne 1777, Introduction, the playscript, and music score with libretto, toned, a few random spots or marks, otherwise very good; later full polished calf, scuffed, marked and bumped but very sound.

    £400
 

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