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The Mexican Cinema - Interviews with Thirteen Directors

University of New Mexico Press
Crown Octavo size (8vo), 176pp, plates, index
Top edge a little foxed else FINE, a very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition in a very lightly edge-rubbed FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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The Films of Amos Gitai

BFI, London
Octavo size (8vo) in stiff card covers. 65pp, plates, filmography etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy
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Stronger Than Fear (Film Exhibitors Campaign Book)

Exhibitors Campaign Book (British edition)
Exhibitors Campaign Book for the film in original illustrated paper wraps (13' x 9') 12 leaves, portraits and lists of performers etc. An RKO production with Dana Andrews, Farley Granger and Joan Evans. Billboard style front cover, publicity price lists etc. on rear cover
A well preserved near FINE copy (some slight edge-creasing)
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Soviet Cinema

Russia Today, London
Octavo size (8vo) booklet in stapled wrappers. 40pp, 8pp plates
VERY GOOD+, an exceptionally well preserved clean and very tight copy (p ages slightly tanned, paper wraps slightly dusty and very faintly edge-rubbed)
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Stage and Film Decor

Pitman, London
Quarto size (4to). 192pp, 91 illustrations in text, 11 tipped-in colour plates
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (name on front blank fly-leaf., front cover corner tips a very little rubbed, covers slightly dusty)
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The Burning Fiery Furnace - Second Parable for Church Performance

Faber Music, London
1st printing. 38pp booklet in paper self-wraps
FINE, a very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition
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Up in the Clouds, Gentleman Please (SIGNED COPY)

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London
Large Octavo size (8vo) in green faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 290pp, plates, index, filmography. Presentation copy (to the book's editor) signed and inscribed thus ' Darling ____ / If this book enjoys any success - a great deal of it will be due to you! Love and gratitude from the author / John / Hills House 1980'
A a well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy copy (very slight bump to bottom cover corner tips) in a slightly edge-rubbed but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Marilyn in Art

Elm Tree Books, London
Square Quarto size (4to). Unpaginated, approx. 150pp mainly colour plates with brief explanatory texts
FINE, a very clean and tight copy still close to new in a faintly tanned and faintly edge-rubbed but otherwise about FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket
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Sarah Bernhardt and Her Times (Wildenstein, New York November 13 - December 28, 1984)

Wildenstein, New York
Large Quarto size (4to) in die-cut stiff card covers. 158pp, plates in colour and b/w etc.
FINE, a well preserved very clean and tight copy in a slightly dusty but otherwise about FINE clear Glassine complete Dust Jacket (two small nicks to head of spine panel)
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Dance Writings

Dance Books, London
Thick, heavy Octavo size (8vo). in dark red cloth, silver lettering to spine. 608pp, index
An almost AS NEW copy (page-block edges slightly dusty) in an almost AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of tanning, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Sketches of Foreign Performing Artists in China

Foreign Language Press / China Cinema Publishing House, Beijing
Square Quarto size (4to) in colour printed folded glossy card self wrappers. Brief text by the artist plus 110pp of his ink sketches of foreign performers who visited China (mainly Beijing) since 1977
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (very mild bump to bottom edge of spine, page-block edges very slightly tanned)
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Kirov - An Exhibition of Recent Paintings of the Kirov Opera and Ballet by Alan Halliday (Bruton St. Gallery 4 July - 27 July 1996)

Bruton St. (Street) Gallery, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed glossy card covers. 24pp, colour plates, etc
An almost AS NEW copy (few spots of very slight rub cover edges)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Story of Dance (SIGNED COPY)

Rathbone Books, London
Folio size in black cloth with white lettering. 93pp, plates in colour and b/w index etc. Warmly inscribed to Pat (Patricia) Strauss and Signed by author (as 'Arnold') on title-page
VERY GOOD, a clean and tight copy (pages a little tanned) in a VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (tiny chips to corner tips, small chip to top edge of rear panel, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Dancers Dancing

Abrams, New York
Elephant Folio size in stiff, colour printed card covers. Full page single sided colour plates of dancers
VERY GOOD+, a clean and tight copy (inscription on fly-leaf, bottom corner of rear cover creased but still flat)
1st editionSoftcover
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Autobiography

Oldbourne, London
336pp, plates, index
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a faintly spine sunned but otherwise FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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A Dancer on Dance

Bharata Kalanjali, Madras
Square Quarto size (4to) in card covers. 78pp plus plates. On Kathakali
near FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (faint sunning to spine)
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Antonio - Impressions of the Spanish Dancer

Adam & Charles Black, London
Quarto size (4to). 40pp, plates
Faint bow to front cover else FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy, in a lightly rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (small chip to head of spine panel, tiny closed tear to top corner tip of front flap fold, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Pageant of the Dance and Ballet

Jarrolds, London
Hardback 1st cheap edition (forming the 2nd edition). 318pp, plates, chronology, index, adverts at rear, erratum leaf tipped in
Name on fly-leaf. Very slight rub to spine ends, pages faintly tanned else FINE, an extremely well preserved, clean and tight copy in a lightly edge-rubbed and slightly dusty but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (edges reinforced on verso with brown paper tape, looks fine in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Soviet Ballet

Collins, London
71pp, 44pp plates
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (lower margin of front cover a little dusty, faint name stamp to fly-leaf, page-block edges faintly foxed) in a slightly dusty near FINE price-clipped dust jacket (spine panel a little sun faded, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Alexandra Danilova

Beaumont
Hardback 175pp, 47pp plates, bibliography, index
Thin sliver of sunning to spine tips, page-block edges slightly foxed else FINE, an otherwise extremely well preserved and very clean and tight barely read copy in a slightly spine chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Ballet Music

Harrap, London
Small Quarto size (4to). 88pp with illus., music examples in text
A well preserved FINE copy (slight scuff or rub to top corner of rear fly-leaf - looks like a minor production flaw) in a slightly edge-rubbed VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (tiny chip to head of spine panel, rear blank panel faintly dusty). A very nice copy
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Dancers and Critics

Adam & Charles Black, London
80pp, plates. 13 critics on 13 dancers
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (prize bookplate on front blank fly-leaf) in an edge-rubbed but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (two tiny chips adjacent to head of spine panel, looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Ballet Traditional to Modern

Putnam, London
302pp, plates, appendices, notes, index
VERY GOOD+, a well preserved clean and tight copy (name on front end paper, faint sunning to spine, page-block edges slightly foxed or tanned)
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Cheap Lives (SIGNED COPY)

Little Brown, London
1st printing. 246pp, illustratrated by author. Signed by Sher on title page (no other inscriptions)
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (pages faintly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Very Very Slightly Imperfect (SIGNED COPY)

Robson Books, London
Hardback 271pp. Crime novel by the actor Ron Moodey, inscribed and Signed by him on front blank fly-leaf
An almost AS NEW barely read copy in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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Peter Ustinov

Peter Owen, London
Octavo size (8vo) in yellow cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 180pp, plus plates
FINE, a well preserved clean and tight copy (name on front blank fly-leaf) in a slightly dusty and lightly edge-chipped but otherwise VERY GOOD price-clipped dust jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Alec Guinness on Screen

Polygon, London
Large square Quarto size (4to) paperback. 103pp, numerous stills, filmography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (minute speck of rub to cover corner tips, faint flat crease to bottom corner tip of rear cover)
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My (25 years of) Magic

Published by author
Signed limited edition. (No. 105, no limitation given). Small Quarto size (4to) in blue card covers. 26pp with diagrams and plates
Covers faintly dusty else FINE, an otherwise very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition
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Guernsey Songs and Dances

L'Assembllaie d'Guernesiais, Guernsey
Large Quarto size (4to). in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, approx 16pp text, plates etc plus 57pp piano scores with vocals
Tiny crease to top corner tip of front cover else an AS NEW copy
Softcover
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Early Music - Vol / Volume 3 No. 2 April 1975

Oxford University Press, London
Quarto size (4to) in colour printed stiff card covers, pages numbered 105 to 214, plates, musical examples in text etc PLUS loosely inserted 18pp Register of Early Instruments and 16pp score for 'Ecco ch'io lass'il core' by Allessandro Striggio (both same size as the journal and were originally issued with it)
Very mild reading crease to spine, faint sunning to front cover else FINE, a well preserved, very clean and tight copy
1st editionSoftcover
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