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Antoinette Sibley - Photographs by Leslie E Spatt

Dance Books, London
1st printing. Large Folio in blue cloth, silver lettering to spine and front cover, 128pp on stiff art paper, numerous photos etc.
An extremely well preserved AS NEW copy in a lightly sunned but otherwise FINE price-clipped Dust Jacket. An excellent copy
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Auditorium - A Film by Sophie Rickett with Music by Ed Hughes

Photoworks, Brighton
4to in black cloth covered boards, 117pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, musical score, etc.
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In Search of Aesthetics for the Puppet Theatre

Sterling Publishing / Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
4to in black cloth covered boards, white lettering to spine, 176pp nicely printed on glossy art paper, illustrations in text, etc. Text in English throughout
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (small neat previous owner's stamp to half title leaf) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (slightly rubbed at head of spine panel, looks almost as new in its removable transparent protector)
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Victorian and Edwardian Theatres

Thames & Hudson, London
4to in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 136pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages very slightly tanned, slight sunning to spine)
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The Most Typical Avant-Garde - History and Geography of Minor Cinemas in Los Angeles

University of California Press, Berkeley & London
Thick, heavy Large Octavo size (8vo) in stiff glossy card covers. 548pp, plates, index etc
NEW unread copy
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Kabuki - Backstage Onstage - An Actors Life

Kondansha International, Tokyo
8vo in textured brown boards, 164pp, illustrations in text,
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (pages slightly tanned) in a very faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The New York City Ballet in Action (Inscribed by Roger Wood)

Saturn Press, London
1st printing. 4to in grey faux cloth covered boards, 48pp, mainly captioned b/w photos by Roger Wood, index to ballets at rear. Inscribed and signed as 'The Author' by Roger Wood on the front blank fly-leaf. The recipient was Ruth Lynam (journalist, fashion writer, noted balletomane) a lifelong friend Wood.
A well preserved near FINE clean and tight copy (slight tanning to edges) in a slightly edge-chipped and lightly dusty but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Pan Pipes - A Book of Old Songs - Set to Pictures by Walter Crane

George Routledge & Sons, London
1st printing. Large landscape 4to. in the publishers' original brown cloth backed illustrated glazed thick boards, unpaginated, approx. 52pp on thick paper, printed in colours. Covers, patterned end-papers, line and full colour illustrated all by Crane
A well preserved VERY GOOD clean and tight copy (mild chipping to cover corner tips and edges, underlying glue ghosting to end-papers, pages very slightly tanned). A nice copy
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A Dance Through Time - Images of Western social dancing from the middle ages to modern times (SIGNED COPY)

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford
4to in colour printed stiff card covers, 121pp on thick glossy art paper, colour plates, etc. Inscribed and signed by author on the front fly-leaf
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Sounding Forms - African Musical Instruments (National Museuem of African Art, Washington Dc April 26 - June 18 1989 and Touring)

American Federation of Arts, New York
Extra Large 4to. in colour printed stiff card covers, 205pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to covers, minute speck of rub to cover corner tips)
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The Medieval European Stage 500 - 1550

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge
Thick, heavy 8vo. in blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine, 720pp, bibliography, index etc
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a FINE complete Dust Jacket
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Requiem Letters (SIGNED COPY)

Marion Boyars, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 272pp, chronology at rear. This copy inscribed 'best wishes' and signed by the author on the front blank fly-leaf (no other inscriptions), publisher's printed compliments slip loosely inserted
An almost AS NEW unread or barely read copy (pages slightly tanned) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Sound of Surprise - 46 Pieces on Jazz

William Kimber, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 254pp, index
A well preserved FINE clean and tight copy (gilt spine lettering dulled, top edge of page block slightly dusty, pages slightly tanned) in a VERY GOOD+ price-clipped Dust Jacket (slightly edge-rubbed, tiny nick to bottom edge of rear panel, looks fine in its removable transparent protector)
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Oliver Messel - An exhibition held at the Theatre Museum, Victoria Albert Museum 22 June - 30 October 1983

Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Large 4to. in colour printed stiff glossy card covers, 200pp, colour plates, illustrations in text, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in not far from new condition (hint of tanning, mild crease to spine - clearly a minor production flaw, flat crease to top corner tip of rear cover)
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Shakespeare at the Old Vic - Julius Caesar - Merry Wives of Windsor - Winter's Tale - King Henry V - Othello - Troilus & Cressida (SIGNED COPY)

Old Vic Trust / Hamish Hamilton, London
4to in dark red cloth, silver lettering to spine, unpaginated, approx. 130pp on glossy paper. Inscribed and signed by Roger Wood (as R) on the half title leaf. The recipient was Ruth Lynam (journalist, fashion writer and noted balletomane). Although uncredited Wood took many of the photographs included in this book.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (slight tanning to end-papers, top edge of page block slightly dusty) in a slightly edge-chipped and slightly edge-creased but otherwise VERY GOOD complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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The Vic-Wells Ballet

Cyril W Beaumont, London
8vo in blue boards, printed paper labels to spine and front cover (as issued) 45pp on thick paper, frontispiece, plates. This copy from the collection of Ruth Lynam (journalist, fashion writer and balletomane) and has her bookplate and ink name, dated 1942, on the front blank fly-leaf
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a dusty and very lightly edge-nicked but otherwise VERY GOOD+ complete Dust Jacket (looks very presentable in its removable transparent protector)
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Sympathy for the Devil - Art and Rock and Roll since 1967 (Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago September 29 2007- January 8 2008)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago / Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Large, very heavy 4to in colour printed thick boards, 287pp on glossy art paper, colour plates, index etc
Almost AS NEW (tiny crease to top corner tip of front cover from bumping)
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William Hurlstone - Four Characteristic Pieces (for) Clarinet and Piano

Emerson Edition, Ampleforth
4to in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 27pp piano score with 8pp clarinet score loosely inserted (as issued)
FINE a well preserved and very clean and tight copy
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Those Glorious Glamour Years - Great Hollywood costume designs of the Thirties

Citadel Press, Secaucus
Large, very heavy 4to. in silver boards, black lettering to spine, 384pp, numerous illustrations in text, etc
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy (hint of tanning to leaves, mild paperclip impression to top edge of a very few leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (hint of creasing to head of spine panel, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Arctic Monkeys - Suck it and See - Guitar Tab - Guitar Recorded Versions

Emi Music Publishing / Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation, Milwaukee
Large 4to. in stiff glossy card covers, 77pp music score, few leaves of photos
NEW copy
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Modern Dance - Techniques and Teaching (SIGNED COPY and Dame Ninette De Valois Association Copy)

A S Barnes, New York
4to in yellow printed blue boards, 191pp. This copy has a fulsome inscription to Ninette de Valois which is signed by both Gertrude Shurr and Rachael Dunaven Yocom. In 1963 Dame Ninette gave the book to a London dance school, it is inscribe in ink by her own hand ' Presented by Dame Ninette De Valois / Jan. 1963'
VERY GOOD- (library marking to verso of title-page and bottom edge of front fly-leaf only, mild tape marks to lower spine, otherwise a very good clean and tight copy)
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Derek Jarman's Sketchbooks

Thames & Hudson, London
1st printing. Heavy 4to. in red cloth backed colour printed boards, 256pp on thick glossy art paper, illustrated in colour throughout
NEW unread copy
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Piano Notes - the Hidden World of the Pianist

Allen Lane / Penguin, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 245pp, index
Pages tanned else a NEW unread copy in NEW Dust Jacket
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The Beatles Football and Me (SIGNED COPY)

Headline Review, London
Large 8vo in red faux cloth, silver lettering to spine. 344pp, plates, bibliography, index. Inscribed and signed by author on the title-page (no other inscriptions)
An almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in an AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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The Ring - Anatomy of An Opera (SIGNED COPY with A.L.S.)

Secker & Warburg, London
4to in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 218pp, plates in colour and (mainly) b/w, index etc. Inscribed and signed by Roger Wood on the half title leaf PLUS approx 150 word handwritten signed letter on headed paper from Wood regarding production and printing issues with the book.
An extremely well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (inner flaps slightly tanned, looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Dali and Film (Tate Modern, London 1 June - 9 September 2007 and touring)

Tate Modern, London
Large heavy 4to. in photo illustrated stiff glossy card covers, 240pp, plates in colour and b/w, etc
VERY GOOD+ a very clean and tight copy (small spot of rub to cover corner tips)
1st editionSoftcover
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The Night Before BAFTA

Assouline Publishing, New York
Heavy 4to. in photo illustrated thick boards, 143pp on thick art paper, colour plates, etc
NEW unread copy
1st editionHardcover
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British Music Now - A Guide to the Work of Younger Composers

Elek, London
8vo in black faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 246pp, bibliography, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (hint of tanning to leaves) in a faintly tanned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector). An excellent copy
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Modern Nature - the Journals of Derek Jarman

Century, London
1st printing. 8vo in black faux cloth, white lettering to spine. 314pp, plates. Scarce
A well preserved FINE very clean and tight copy in a FINE complete Dust Jacket (looks new in its removable transparent protector)
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Thorold Dickinson - The Man and His Films

Croom Helm, London
Octavo size (8vo) in blue faux cloth, gilt lettering to spine. 215pp, plates, index etc
An extremely well preserved almost AS NEW copy (merest hint of tanning to leaves) in a slightly spine sunned but otherwise AS NEW complete Dust Jacket
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