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Music & Drama

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

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  1. First edition; small 4to (205 x 205 mm.); frontispiece and illustrations; publisher's red cloth, dust-jacket, a very good copy.

    £75
  2. Caruso seated with right hand holding cigarette and leaning on cane, signed boldly and diagonally upwards, 85 x 140mm (3 1/4 x 5 1/2 ins), mounted, 240 x 1295 mm (9 1/2 x 11 1/2 ins), near-fine.

    £850
  3. 4to., xxiii (1), 123 pp. the odd, random spot, neat ink presentation to margin of half-title, otherwise fine, publisher's quarter vellum over read cloth gilt, top edge stained red, fore-edge a little spotted but not weeping to leaves, otherwise and very crisp and bright.

    £175
  4. 2 vols; 8vo; libretto, one of 10 examples on Japon imperial, hors commerce, this for the publisher Henri Barthlémy, 8vo, 14 original Pochoirs by Saude after Georges Lepape, original wrappers. Décors et costumes: one of of 10 copies on Japon Imperial, hors commerce, this for the publisher Henri Barthlémy, 61 colour plates (seven double page folding), loose in the original wrappers, both volumes protected by a chemise and slipcase (slight wear).

    £6,500
  5. First edition, 4to, an additional 66 pages of illustrations tipped in. Pages untrimmed, illustrations and decorations, many by Bakst, some in colour. Original pale-green cloth boards, with gilt illustrative decorations to front and spine, spine faded.

    £2,500
  6. First edition, 8vo., signed by author under printed dedication on copyright page, various signatures on upper and rear endpapers by luminaries of the ballet world, including the choreographer, Frederick Ashton, dancers Beryl Grey, Henry Danton, June Brae and several others, photographic frontispiece and a further 46 full-page ones,

    £350
  7. First edition, with tipped-in card bearing his signature and dated 1937, 8vo., frontispiece photographic print of of the author with her husband, Richard Tauber, further illustrations taken from photographs, publisher's red cloth, illustrated dust-jacket, a little chipped and creased at extremities, a bit rubbed, otherwise very good.

    £125
  8. A collection of 65 costume watercolours on card, some double-page, numbered in crayon from 1-33, 1-32, all signed by the artist in pencil, all with captions in Hungarian, some with pencilling on reverse, 2 watercolours lack part of the borders, cut close to the image.

    £3,750
 

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