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FATHER KEMP'S OLD FOLKS CONCERT TUNES

By: Anonymous

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Boston, Oliver Ditson & Co.: 1874

Seller ID: 36994

Condition: Very Good-


A collection of the most favorite tunes of Billings, Swan, Holden, and others; to which is added a variety of anthems and choruses, and divers patriotic and other songs of the greatest and best composers. Kemp was a major figure in 19th century American popular music. He first organized singing gatherings based on the revival of neglected old-time songs, these eventually grew into a national phenomenon, making Kemp and his Old Folks a household word. Blue pictorial wrap... View more info

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Songs of the Show Boat A Collection of Favorite Songs That Will Never Grow Old

By: Anonymous

Price: $9.95

Publisher: N.p., General Foods Corp.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 40796

Condition: Very Good-


66 pages; Publisher's pictorial wrappers. A book generated from a radio program sponsored by Maxwell House coffee. The rear cover has recipies and testimonials from Maxwell House spokeswoman "Maria" on the verso, the recto has an image of "Captain Henry" enjoying a cup of coffee, and an image of the Maxwell House "vita-fresh" can, in vivid green and red. Musical notation throughout, with small images. Minor cover soiling, and a few light pencil... View more info

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The Sky-Lark; a Choice Selection of the most admired popular songs, heroic, plaintive, sentimental, humourous, and Bacchanalian Arranged for the violin, flute, and voice

By: Anonymous

Price: $99.95

Publisher: London, Thomas Tegg: 1825

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41588

Condition: Good


322 pages; Contemporary maroon half roan leather over pink cloth with a floral decorative pattern impressed in blind. Flat spine, plain endpapers, edges decoratively stained red. A copy with wear and damage to the binding, the spine is fragmented, missing a large section at the top and a smaller portion at the center (remnants are loose along one hinge). The letter-press title page (undated, as in all copies, pace OCLC) has a portion of the blank upper margin torn or c... View more info

OPTZECI DE ANI DE TEATRU EVREIESC IN ROMANIA 1876 - 1956

By: Anonymous ; [Isaac Stern's Copy]

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Bucharest, Intreprinderia Poligrafica: 1957

Seller ID: 40894

Condition: Very Good+


Bilingual edition in Yiddish and Romanian of this history of the Jewish theatre in Rumania. Former owner's name on half-title, otherwise clean and tight. From the collection of the violinist Isaac Stern [1920-2001] -- with his "chop" mark in Chinese characters at the rear. (In the Oscar-winning documentary of his 1979 trip to China, "From Mao to Mozart" Maestro Stern is seen receiving the gift of his chop with delight: "No more signing!" From no... View more info

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SONGS FOR THE LITTLE CHILD

By: Baker, Clara Belle ; Caroline Kohlsaat , Pauline Batchelder Adams

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, The Abingdon Press: 1938

Edition: First Illustrated Edition

Seller ID: 40500

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Illustrations drawn by Pauline Batchelder Adams. Verses composed and adapted by Clara Belle Baker, Folk Melodies harmonized by Croline Kohlsaat. 9 full page colour plates, plus numerous b&w drawings. Pictorial endpapers. Beautiful clean, tight book in nice dustjacket with chips at head and tail of spine ; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral ele... View more info

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A Miscellany for Dancers

By: Beaumont, Cyril W.

Price: $34.95

Publisher: London, C. W. Beaumont: 1934

Seller ID: 41817

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


196 pages; Clean and secure in original blue cloth binding in original dustjacket, price-clipped edgewear and a couple short closed tears (now in protective mylar). Dustjacket and title page design by Claudia Guercio. "This anthology is intended to afford glimpses of well-known dancers from the eighteenth century to the present day, both on the stage and off, and at the same time to present a composite picture of the life of a dancer from the period of training to t... View more info

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Olga Nethersole

By: Bell, Archie ; [1877-1943]

Price: $199.95

Publisher: Paris, Printed by Herbert Clarke: 1907

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 41587

Condition: Very Good+


29 pages; Publisher's stiff slate grey wrappers, folded over endpapers in the French manner, cover with title lettered in gilt. An excellent copy, just a tiny bit of looseness in the sewing, but clean and unmarked. The subject and author of this well-preserved pamphlet were each much better known to the public a hundred years ago. The subject, the actress Olga Isabella Nethersole, was born in London (her mother was Spanish) at the beginning of 1867, making her stage ... View more info

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THIRTY CHRISTMAS CAROLS for UNISON VOICES or for FOUR-PART CHORUS OF MIXED VOICES

By: Boston Music Company

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Boston, Boston Music Company: c1950

Seller ID: 42055

Condition: Near Fine


Octavo No.2461; 30 pages; Clean and secure in original printed wrappers. Contents include: All hail to the days -- Away in a manger -- The cherry tree carol -- The coventry carol -- The first nowell -- From church to church -- God give ye merry Christmastide -- God rest you merry, gentlemen -- Good King Wenceslas -- Hark! the herald angels sing -- I saw three ships -- In natali domini -- It came upon the midnight clear -- Jesus Christ is born today -- Joy to the world --... View more info

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BARRANDOV FILMOVE STUDIOS

By: Brach, Stanislav ; (editor); Graphic layout by Vladimir Dvorak

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Prague ( Praha ), Filmove Studio Barrandov: 1965

Seller ID: 40476

Condition: Fine in Fine dust jacket


Clean and secure in original binding and dustcover. Wonderful photographic illustrations profiling the history of the film studio and its many productions. Includes a catalogue of films produced by Barrandov film studios 1946-1964.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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A SELECTION OF GLEES, PART SONGS, ETC compiled for the F.F.R.N. by Mr. G.C. Carter

By: Carter, Mrs. G. C.

Price: $74.95

Publisher: [London], (Chiswick Press): c. 1870

Seller ID: 40525

Condition: Very Good


46 pages; In modern tan buckram, with title stamped in gilt on a red label mounted to the front cover, cream endpapers, all edges gilt (this appears to be contemporary with the volume). A handsome book, in black letter throughout, with running titles and decorative initials in red. No musical notation. A scarce mid-nineteenth century book, attributed to the Chiswick press in the single OCLC listing [see OCLC: 12884548, from the Bailey Library, University of Vermont]. ;... View more info

THE GREEN PASTURES

By: Connelly, Marc ; Robert Edmond Jones (illustrator); Richard Berry Harrison (SIGNED)

Price: $249.95

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 41548

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket


Autograph; 141 pages; Clean and tight in publisher's green cloth binding in very good dustjacket with large chip at base of spine. Inscribed and SIGNED on the ffep by Richard B. Harrison who portrayed "De Lawd" in the first performance of the play at the Mansfield Theatre, New York City, February 26, 1930. A Fable suggested by Roark Bradford's Southern Sketches, "Ol' Man Adam an' His Chillun." Includes the lyrics for several wonderful spirituals. Beaut... View more info

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES OF MOTION PICTURES

By: Conrad, Herbert S. ; and Harold Ellis Jones

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California: 1929

Seller ID: 36940

Condition: Near Fine


University of California Publications in Psychology Vol. 3., Nos. 7 & 8; 40 pages; III. Fidelity of Report as a Measure of Adult Intelligence and IV. The Technique of Mental Test Surveys among Adults . Clean and secure in original self wrappers.; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

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HAIR O' THE CHINE - A Documentary Film Script Signed Limited Edition of only 500 copies

By: Coover, Robert ; [ SIGNED ]

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Columbia, Bruccoli Clark: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 41423

Condition: Fine


Autograph; Signed by Coover on limitation page No. 63 of a limited edition of only 500 copies. Illustrations by Robin McDonald. Fine in mocha-brown cloth, and marbled, gilt-stamped paper-covered boards along top; no dust jacket was issued for this edition. ; Signed by Author; Experience the pleasure of reading and appreciating this actual printed item. It has its own physical history that imbues it with a character lacking in ephemeral electronic renderings. View more info

AMHRAIN MHUIGHE SEOLA Traditional Folk-Songs From Galway and Mayo

By: Costello, Mrs.

Price: $149.95

Publisher: Dublin, The Talbot Press Limited: 1923

Seller ID: 41527

Condition: Very Good+


Small stamp of the Irish Book Shop on Lexington Avenue in New york City where the book was originally purchased, otherwise clean and tight in original printed tan wrappers. Some light wear at spine, otherwise near fine. An excellent example of this very scarce work. OCLC: 38262414 Original lyrics, music and English translation, plus commentary in English by Mrs. Costello. According to the pianist and composer Carl Hession this collection “was one of the first public... View more info

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GREAT MUSICIANS - ART AND GLORY told in Picture and in Story

By: Crawford, Rebekah ; [SIGNED] ; Elizabeth Tousey

Price: $29.95

Publisher: New York, Donald W. Newton: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 40237

Condition: Very Good+


Autograph; Oblong quarto (10 3/4" by 12 1/4"). Inscribed and Signed by the author (Crawford) on the ffep - "To A. Edward Davis, Jr. / The life that is in time with the / melodies of Heaven cannot fail of / being happy. / Rebekah Crawford / Aug. 4th 1925." Otherwise clean and tight in original dark blue cloth binding with decorative stamping in red and green and gilt lettering on front cover. Beautifully illustrated book with full page plates on the left a... View more info

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DESIGN FOR THEATRE Stratford Festival 1954-1990

By: Cuno, James

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Hood Museum of Art: 1990

Seller ID: 39825

ISBN: 0944722067

Condition: Near Fine


102 pages; Former owner's blindstamp at bottom of titlepage, otherwise clean and tight in original stiff pictorial wrappers. View more info

Image for Etched Portrait of Francois Adrien Boieldieu from an Engraving by Dien after a Painting by Riesener

Etched Portrait of Francois Adrien Boieldieu from an Engraving by Dien after a Painting by Riesener

By: Dien, Claude-Marie-Francois ; Henri-François Riesener

Price: $19.95

Publisher: London, 1888

Seller ID: 41876

Condition: Very Good


Etching; 1 pages; Interesting 19th Century etching portraying Francois Adrien Boieldieu. Image measures 6 1/2" X 4 1/2" (14" x 11" matted). Clean sharp image, matted in white stock with clear mylar. François-Adrien Boieldieu was a French composer, born in 1775 In Rouen and died in 1834 In Varennes-Jarcy. Born under the ancien regime, Boieldieu gained fame during the Consulate and the Empire, was honored by the Bourbons and then ruined by the July Rev... View more info

ST. NICHOLAS An Illustrated Magazine For Young Folks - Vol. XV Part II May 1888 to October 1888 [includes The Little Confederate ]

By: Dodge, Mary Mapes (editor) ; Jesse Willcox Smith; Louisa M. Alcott; E. W. Kemble

Price: $49.95

Publisher: New York, The Century Co.: 1888

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 41048

Condition: Very Good+


Clean and tight in beautiful Victorian pictorial red cloth binding with decorative stamping in gilt and black. A really lovely book with some minor wear at spine ends. Quarto (9 3/4" by 7 1/2"). Six monthly issues bound together. Contents include: Little Josef Hofmann and The Child Josef Hofmann about the piano prodigy who grew up to be one of the greatest pianists of all time; Hot Weather Babies illustrated by Jesse Willcox Smith; Little Ike Templin (the ... View more info

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Collection of Old Favorite Songs

By: Estey Piano Company

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Estey Piano Company: 1922

Seller ID: 40979

Condition: Very Good


Clean and secure in original printed pale blue wrappers with a photograph of a woman seated at an Estey piano on front cover. Short 1/8" marginal tear at outer edge of pages near bottom. Date is approximate. Estey Piano Co. was founded 1869 in New York City and in 1927 it was sold to B .K. Settergren and moved to Bluffton, IN. Published by the Estey Piano Company, who claims "These songs are the best that have ever been written. They are the songs that are loved... View more info

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American Indian Melodies Edited and Arranged for the Piano (Op. 11) with Introduction by Arthur Farwell

By: Farwell, Arthur ; (editor)

Price: $74.95

Publisher: New York, G. Schirmer: 1914

Seller ID: 39281

Condition: Very Good


(ii), 29 pages; Contents clean and secure in original pictorial wrappers, former owner's name on front wrapper "J. B. Easley", light dust soiling. OCLC: 3603065 Contents include: Approach of the Thunder God; Old Man's Love Song; Song of the Deathless Voice; Ichibuzzhi; Mother's Vow; Inketunga's Thunder Song; Song of the Ghost Dance; Song to the Spirit; Song of the Leader; Choral. Alice C. Fletcher at the Peabody Museum at Harvard provided Farwell with valuabl... View more info