New York: Holt, 1984. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 212 pages, 4to, blind-stamped gray leatherette, dust wrapper (closed tear on the back cover). New York; Holt, Rinehart and Winston, (1984). First edition. A fine copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Signed in full by Baryshnikov on the title page.
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New York: Delilah Books, 1981. Book by Neal Peters and David Smith; signed by Ann-Margret. Profusely illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs. 256 pages, 4to, silver-stamped white boards, dust wrapper (edge-worn). New York: Delilah Books, (1981). A very good copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Boldly inscribed in purple marker on a preliminary blank page: "For David~ Affectionately, Ann-Margret."
Los Angeles: Merle Armitage, 1937. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Edited and with a Foreword by Mere Armitage. Articles by John Martin, Lincoln Kirstein, Evangeline Stokowski, Stark Young, Wallingford Riegger, Edith J.R. Isaacs, Roy Hargrave, Hames Johnson Sweeney, Goerge Antheil, Margaret Lloyd, Louis Danz, and Martha Graham. Biography by Winthrop Sargeant. Paintings by Edward Biberman and Carlos Dyer. A Portrait of Louis Horst. Affirmations by Martha Graham. 132 pages, 8vo, small 8vo, printed gray cloth (uneven toning; hinges skillfully repaired; previous...
New York: 1930. Vintage matte-finish black-and-white photograph, 9.25 x 5.75 inches, Murray Korman, New York, A full-length image depicting Baker dressed in a sequined gown. Boldly signed in full. No date, circa 1930. Small crease on the right side, but still in very good condition. American-born French dancer, singer, and actress who came to be known in various circles as the "Black Pearl," "Bronze Venus," and the "Creole Goddess."
New York: Crown, 1992. Illustrated in color by Carolyn George d'Amboise. Slim, oblong 8vo, glossy pictorial boards. New York: Crown, (1992). First edition. A near fine copy. Signed on the front free endpaper by both Jacques d'Amboise and Carolyn George d'Amboise.
1985. 9.75 x 7.75 inches, no place, no date, circa 1985 -- a black-and-white image of Baryshnikov performing on stage holding a prop. Photographer Leslie E. Spatt's ownership stamp on the back. Very good(+) condition. Russian-born ballet dancer, choreographer, and actor.
New York: Times Books, 1977. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 288 pages, 4to, green cloth, dust wrapper (price-clipped, edgeworn and taped on rear). New York: Times Books, (1977). Second printing. A very good copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Boldly signed "Rudolf Noureev" -- the French spelling of his name -- on the title page.
New York: Macmillan, 1984. Illustrated with many black-and-white photographs and several other figures. 176 pages, 4to, black cloth, dust wrapper. New York; Macmillan, (1984). First American Edition. A very good copy in a very good dust wrapper. Signed in full by Rudolf Nureyev beside the title page and by Mikhail Baryshnikov on the title page. Additionally signed by Nureyev on page 140.
1965. 9.5 x 7.25-inch black-and-white photo of an animated Bolger kicking high and laughing -- no place, no date, circa 1965. Inscribed at the bottom left with excellent contrast: "To Terry T. Tobin, I've no kick coming! All the best, Ray Bolger." Double-matted in dark and light gray and set in a silver and black frame measuring 16.25 x 14 inches. Near fine condition. American vaudeville performer, actor, singer, and dancer best known for his portrayal of the scarecrow in "The Wizard of Oz."
Rio de Janeiro: Grafica, 1984. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 183 pages, 4to, black cloth, dust wrapper (worn). Rio de Janeiro: Grafica, 1984. A very good(+) copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Boldly inscribed across the half-title page: "To Jacqueline and David, Warmest Wishes, Fernando Bujones."
London: Dance Books, 1981. Beautiful black-and-white photographic illustrations by Leslie E. Spatt. 128pp. Tall slim 4to, blue cloth with silvery lettering, dust wrapper (price-clipped and faded). London: Dance Books, (1981). First edition. A fine copy in a very good(+) dust wrapper. Boldly signed by Antoinette Sibley on the title page in a blue felt-tip pen.
New York: Aperture, 1997. Chronicle and Commentary by David Vaughan; edited by Melissa Harris. Profusely illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs. 315 pages, 4to, black cloth with silver lettering on the spine, dust wrapper. New York: Aperture, (1997). First edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Signed with a silver marker on the black title page by both Cunningham and Vaughan.
London: Collins, 1976. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs by Leslie Spatt. 223 pages, 4to, purple cloth, dust wrapper (lightly edge-worn and price-clipped). London: Collins, 1976. A near fine copy in a very good dust wrapper. Signed boldly on the dedication page by both Antoinette Sibley and Anthony Dowell.
New York: 1964. 1 page, 10.75 x 8.25 inches, Musee Raymond Duncan letterhead, Paris, but writing from New York City, November 1964, to noted attorney Jacob Bacal, in full: "We have no collection in New York -- all is concentrated in Paris, where there is a very rich documentation of all that concerns the Duncans. I would be very pleased to have your visit here." Fine condition. American dancer, artist, poet, and brother of Isadora Duncan.
New York: 1940. 1 page, 3.25 x 5.5, on the back of a one-cent postcard, Martin Beck Theatre, December 4, 1940, in full: "Dear Mrs. Hamilton, Thank you for your letter. The date is June 22 - Sincerely, Katherine Dunham." Near fine condition. Iconic African-American dancer and choreographer best known as the founder and director of the dance company which bore her name.
1945. Scarce 8 x 10-inch war-date photograph showing Jaroff performing with the Don Cossack Chorus. Boldly signed beside his image. No place, no date, circa 1945. Poor contrast, but fine condition. Founder of the legendary Joffrey Ballet and conductor of the Don Cossack Chorus.
New York: William Morrow & Company, 1990. Illustrated. 335 pages. 8vo. White cloth backed blue boards that show some wear, d.w. New York: William Morrow & Co., (1990). A very good copy in a near fine wrapper. Signed by Jones and Ingels on first free end page: "Hello, [...]! Marty [with drawing]" "Love, Shirley Jones"
New York: Donald I. Fine, 1987. Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. 278 pages, 8vo, blue cloth, dust wrapper. New York: Donald I. Fine, (1987). Near fine. Signed in full on the flyleaf.
1935. Bold signature on a light pink card measuring 3 x 5 inches, set below a 6.75 x 4.5-inch photograph of Lawrence in profile, wearing a shimmering gown and head dress. No place, no date, circa 1935. Double-matted in gold and salmon and set in a gold frame with black trim measuring 16.5 x 10.5 inches. Very good condition.
New York: Knopf, 1979. Signed by the author and dancer on the title page. Introduction and edited by Gennady Smakov. Illustrated in black & white. 366pp. 4to, boards, d.w. New York: Knopf, (1979). First edition. Gift inscription on endpaper, otherwise a near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Signed and inscribed on the title page: "To Mrs. Murphy - N. Makarova."
Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1982. Profusely illustrated with black-and-white and color photographs. 242 pages small 4to, gray cloth-backed boards, dust wrapper. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, (1982). Slightly sunned on cover near bottom edge, otherwise a near fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper. Signed in full -- boldly and in green ink -- by Martins on the front free endpaper.
Cleveland: World Publishing, 1967. Illustrated (b/w). 144 pages. Tall 4to. Stamped white cloth covered boards, well worn dust wrapper protected with mylar. First edition. Cleveland: The World Publishing Company, (1967). A very good(+) copy in a good wrapper. Signed by life-long lovers Erik Bruhn and Rudolf Nureyev at the bottom of their respective photographs, which appear opposite each other on pages 14 and 15.
1968. 9.75 x 7.75 inches, no place, no date, circa 1968 -- an exceptional matte finish photo sighed "Rudolf Nureyev" with a Leslie E. Spatt back stamp. Near fine condition.
New York: 1984. Playbill issued for the August 20, 1984 performance of "Nureyev and Friends" at the Gershwin Theatre in New York City. Boldly signed in full by Nureyev on the cover directly above his image. Near fine condition. Russian-born ballet/modern dance performer considered one of the all-time greats.
1945. 1 page on personal stationery, 7.75 x 5.75 inches, no place, "Dec 7," no year, circa 1945 -- sending photographs to an admirer, in full: "Dear Lydia Joel - I'm sorry I haven't many pictures of myself around the house - however maybe one of these might help. Hopeing (sic) to meet you sometime in the near future. Sincerely, Hemes Pan." Float-mounted below a 3.5 x 5-inch photo of Pan arranging choreography with Fred Astaire. Matted in dark gray...