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(SINATRA, Frank.) KENNEDY, John F. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F. Kennedy.
Washington, DC : 1962-1963-1964First editions, first printings. From the library of Frank Sinatra, his name in gilt to each front cover. The relationship between the singer and JFK has been discussed in numerous books and articles, particularly with regard to purported Mafia connections and other piquant details. However, Sinatra biographer Kitty Kelley gives a succinct appraisal... Learn More£7,500.00
Stock Code: 135154
PANASSIÉ, Hugues. Histoire des Disques Swing.
Geneva : 1944First edition. History of the label founded by Charles Delaunay and Panassié in 1937 to provide for the needs of the burgeoning French jazz market, here with a superb inscription from Panassié to the half-title; "To Paul and Gloria, faithful friends and unfaithful correspondents! Know that I often regret not having heard these discs without having... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 91511
GORDON, Max. Live at the Village Vanguard.
New York : 1980First edition. Personal history of the legendary Greenwich Village club by its founder, this copy inscribed on the front free endpaper; "Max Roach - you're one of the great men of jazz and I love you, Max Gordon." Gordon died in 1989, but the club is still run by his widow Lorraine. Roach had a long and close association with the club, first performing... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 76025
(BEATLES, The.) MARTIN, George & William Pearson. Summer of Love. The Making of Sgt. Pepper.
Guildford : 2006First edition, signed limited issue. One of 350 deluxe copies signed by George Martin, with an additional photographic print of the Beatles with Martin in the studio signed by Frank Herrman presented in a portfolio and a T-shirt with Peter Blake's portrait of Martin on the front. Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 74295
(WALLER, Thomas "Fats".) GRIEG, Edvard. Norwegische Tänze für Pianoforte zu vier Händen von …
c.1890Ownership inscription of Thomas "Fats" Waller to the upper wrap. Waller impressed early on with his keyboard skills, playing alongside his mother in the church where his father was a preacher from the age of 10, and accompanying the movies on the organ at the Lincoln Theater, Harlem, when just 14. He later became a pupil of the stride legend James P.... Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 62071
CLAPTON, Eric, Peter Blake, & Derek Taylor. 24 Nights.
Guildford : 1991First edition, signed limited issue, number 778 of 3,500 copies signed by Eric Clapton and Peter Blake. It is accompanied by four copies of Clapton's guitar picks, a back-stage laminate pass, button badge and guitar string all in a printed envelope laid into a pocket inside the box. Learn More£1,500.00
Stock Code: 140186
HARRISON, George. Live in Japan.
Guildford : 1993First edition, first impression, number 2,732 of 3,500 copies only, signed by George Harrison. A replica of the back-stage pass used on the tour, the satin After Show pass and copies of four guitar picks used by Harrison and Clapton are in an envelope laid into a pocket on the front pastedown in the buckram volume. Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 140115
HAMPTON, Lionel. Hamp's Boogie-Woogie/New Central Avenue Breakdown - signed 78 RPM "single".
1949Original 1949 Decca 78 RPM record - 24607-A/B - which pairs "Hamp's Boogie Woogie" and "New Central Avenue Breakdown", boldly inscribed in white ink on the A-side label "To Francis Lionel Hampton". "Hamp's Boogie Woogie" is a 1944 instrumental written by Milt Buckner and Lionel Hampton and performed by Lionel Hampton and His Orchestra. The song, featuring... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 90956
(GILLESPIE, Dizzy) VAIL, Ken. Dizzy Gillespie. The Bebop Years, 1937-1952.
Cambridge : 2000First edition, predating the Scarecrow Press US issue by three years. Painstakingly researched, superbly illustrated, and as far from a dry recitation of dates as can be imagined. Learn More£35.00
Stock Code: 90480
LEWIS, Ramsey. February 1970, Ramsey Lewis. The Piano Player.
Chicago : 1970Produced to accompany the press release for a Cadet's Best of album. This inscribed on the upper panel "Sincere Regards, Ramsey Lewis, 6 June 1998". Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 88316
ORY, Kid. This is Jazz, Vol. 2 - Kid Ory and his Creole Jazz Band.
New York : 1949Circle Records, S-11, Original Two Record 78 Set, recorded 1947, inscribed on the upper cover by the legendary pioneer jazz trombonist "To my pal Floyd, Edward Kid Ory,1949". From the estate of jazz historian and writer Floyd Levin (1922-2007). Levin was an award-winning jazz journalist, author of Classic Jazz, and the primary fund raiser for the Elizabeth... Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 86974
(WILSON, Robert.) QUADRI, Franco, Franco Bertoni & Robert Stearns. Robert Wilson.
New York : 1997First edition, first printing. Full page inscription drawn by Wilson on the half-title in his own unique way "For Steve, love always, Bob, 9.19.1998". The first English language monograph on Wilson's theatre work. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 139772
KNIGHT, Laura. A Proper Circus Omie.
London : 1962First edition, first printing. Inscribed by the artist, "Laura Knight, To Ms Leslie Hall, with every good wish." Laura Knight lived and travelled with Carmo's Road Show for four or five seasons documenting their life on the road with her pencil. Learn More£375.00
Stock Code: 139673
(NUREYEV, Rudolf.) The Metropolitan Opera Association presents Nureyev A Celebration.
New York : 1988First edition, first printing, signed by Nureyev on the front cover in black. This ballet programme was issued for the performance of Nureyev, A Celebration, performed June 27 1988 at the Lincoln Centre for the Performing Arts. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 140078
(CYCLING) Brooklyn Wheelmen Theatre Party - Col. Sinn's Park Theatre - souvenir programme.
New York : 1889Spectacular example of fancy promotional work from the dawn of the Golden Age of Bicycling in America. The event was a joint celebration involving the Brooklyn Bicycle Club, the Kings Co. Wheelmen, the earliest established club in the area with a clubhouse in Williamsburg from 1882, and the Long Island Wheelmen, these clubs being almost as well-known... Learn More£675.00
Stock Code: 139757
WARHOL, Andy. Andy Warhol's Interview. December 1977. Vol. VII No. 12.
New York : 1977First edition, first printing. Signed by Andy Warhol on the front cover across a photo of Mick Jagger dressed as Father Christmas carrying Iman and Paul von Ravenstein in a sack over his shoulder. The cover is designed by Richard Bernstein. Bernstein painted, sliced, and stenciled celebrity designs which graced the covers of over a decade's worth of... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 139536
(NIJINSKY.) COCTEAU, Jean & Paul Iribe. Vaslav Nijinsky. Six Vers de Jean Cocteau. Six Dessins de Paul Iribe.
Paris : 1910First edition, limited to 1,000 copies on Japon, this one of 934 standard copies, inscribed by the illustrator recto of the limitation leaf; "A Madame Suzanne Süe, son admirateur et son ami respecueux, Paul Iribe, Août 1910". Cocteau's pair of Nijinsky-inspired poetic triplets are broken down into single lines as "captions" to Iribe's Beardsleyesque... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 136928
DAVIS, Miles. Original souvenir programme for British tour of 1960.
London : 1960Highly attractive souvenir programme for Miles's 1960 tour with the "First Great Quintet", the exception to the classic line-up being that Sonny Stitt replaced Coltrane. Support was from The Jazz Five (Vic Ash, Harry Klein, Brian Dee, Malcolm Cecil, Bill Eyden). The lengthy essay on Miles is by the music publicist Keith Goodwin, "primarily a big-band... Learn More£300.00
Stock Code: 89837
YEATS, W. B. (ed.) Beltaine.
London : 1900First one-volume edition, being a re-issue of the journal's three first issues. "The Numbers, in their original wrappers, have been simply encased in boards, for preservation on the bookshelf, with no addition save that of a Table of Contents to Number One" (publisher's note). Learn More£475.00
Stock Code: 109992
LENNON, John. Power to the People. The Political Thoughts of John Lennon.
London : 1972Proof of first edition, first impression. Publisher's stamp to the verso of the dust jacket states "Publication date 20 Apr 1972". This book was never published on that day or any subsequent day. The Emory University library, Atlanta, have a copy without the dust jacket and their website states "what we have is one of ca. 60 proof copies of a work that... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 84429
FEININGER, Andreas. Advanced Photography: Methods and Conclusions.
New York : 1952First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the photographer, "To Angus McBean - thanks for your help! Andreas Feininger". McBean contributes images to pages 144 and 200. From the library of Angus McBean. Learn More£250.00
Stock Code: 82737
(SHAWN, Ted) DREIER, Katherine S. Shawn the Dancer.
New York : 1933First edition, first printing. Letter A of an unknown number of copies specially bound. Signed by Dreier, Niedecken-Gebhard, Hildebrandt and Shawn.
There is an unspecified amount of numbered copies also bound in vellum thought to not exceed 50. One of the most influential choreographers and dancers of his day, Shawn and his wife Ruth St. Denis helped... Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 139577
[ROLLING STONES] COOPER, Michael. The Early Stones. Legendary Photographs of a Band in the Making 1963 - 1973.
New York : 1992First edition, first printing. Inscribed on the half title by Richards 'To Ronni & Jeff, Keep Rocking (& Rolling). Keith Richards '95.' Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 139434
PORTER, Cole. Autograph letter signed to his lifelong friend, actor Monty Woolley.
Los Angeles : Very appealing, amusing and warm autograph letter entirely in pencil and signed familiarly "Potah", to Porter's lifelong friend and Yale classmate, the actor Monty Woolley (1888-1963), addressed here as "Beardie", dated "Tuesday A. M. Mar. 31 1936". Porter writes from California to Woolley at the Shubert Theatre in Boston to congratulate him on the... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 126892
PRINCE & Randee St. Nicholas. Prince Opus 21 Nights.
St. Helier : 2009First edition, first printing. Limited to 950 copies. This book explores Prince's intimate world during his 21 nights at the O2 Arena in London, 2007.Accompanied with his personal lyrics and poetry. The iPod contains a 40 minute movie made by Prince and a sound track of 15 raw, live and after-show songs at the Indigo. Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 139492
BOWIE, David, & Geoff MacCormick. From Station to Station. Travels with Bowie 1973-1976.
2007First edition, first impression. Limited to 2000 copies. This is no. 170 of 350 deluxe copies signed by Bowie and MacCormack. With the additional portrait of Bowie signed by MacCormack in the printed envelope. This richly illustrated work documents the three years MacCormack spent writing, recording, performing, living and travelling with David Bowie.... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139485
BOWIE, David, & Masayoshi Sukita. Speed of Life.
Guildford : 2012Signed limited edition, number 1170 of 2,000 copies signed by Bowie and Sukita on the limitation bookplate, as issued. This extended photo essay details a 40 year partnership between Bowie and Sukita, and includes a specially created record pressing, issued here for the first time as 7-inch vinyl, Parts 1 and 2 of David Bowie's 1980 recording, It's... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139486
MAILER, Norman, & Bert Stern. Marilyn Monroe.
Cologne : 2011First edition, first printing. No. 192 of a limited edition of 1962 copies signed by Stern. The first 250 copies were issued with a colour pigment print on archival paper signed by Stern, of which there were two prints each editioned to 125. The print wth this book is titled Contacts. The text is from Mailer's 1973 biography. Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 139488
BOWIE, David, & Mick Rock. Moonage Daydream.
Guildford : 2002Signed limited edition, number 170 of 350 deluxe copies signed by David Bowie and Mick Rock, with an additional photograph of Bowie signed by Mick Rock and specially bound, from a total edition of 2,500 copies. "Published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Ziggy Stardust LP's original release, Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 139483
BAILEY, David. Rock and Roll Heroes.
London : 1997First edition, first impression. Bailey here presents for the first time a collection of his favourite images of late 20th-century musicians, from Mick Jagger to Duke Ellington, in a gallery of celebrity that has helped shape the iconography of modern pop. This copy with a loosely inserted folding invitation card for the book's private view, the front... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 139539
COWARD, Noël. Present Laughter.
London : 1943First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed by Coward to his close friend and leading lady Joyce Carey, "Darling Joyce, from Noël" on the front free endpaper. Joyce Carey (1898-1993) is best known for her long professional and personal relationship with Noel Coward. In the midst of her stage career, which lasted from 1916 to 1987,... Learn More£1,000.00
Stock Code: 139523
TERRY, Ellen. The Story of My Life.
London : 1908First edition, large paper issue, extra illustrated state. One of 1,000 numbered copies of which the first 250 were signed; this copy is number 42 and signed by Terry on the limitation page. An excellently preserved copy. Learn More£350.00
Stock Code: 112379
LENNON, John. A Spaniard in the Works.
London : 1965First edition, first impression. Lennon's second book, A Spaniard in the Works is a collection of humorous nonsensical stories and drawings. While similar to his first book, In His Own Write (1964), Lennon's second collection is arguably more ambitious in its scope. Of particular interest is the poem, "Our Dad"; a poignant insight... Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 139129
(DISNEY, Walt.) OUSSENKO, Alexis. Original artwork for Bambi sticker book.
Berne : [c.1950]A remarkable and unique collection of original gouache designs by illustrator Alexis Oussenko. These designs depict Disney's Bambi and were produced for a Bambi and Cinderella sticker book published as a collectible album by the Swiss chocolate company Tobler in French, German, and Italian. The 32 designs collected here are mounted in the final page... Learn More£15,000.00
Stock Code: 137327
(ROLLING STONES.) WATTS, Charlie. Ode to a Highflying Bird.
London : First edition, first impression, inscribed "To June, Love x" by Charlie Watts on the front free endpapers. With the price label of "Seven Shillings" tipped in on the front free endpaper. A lovely tribute to Charlie "Bird" Parker in the form of a children's book, "this story was compiled by one Charlie to a late and great Charlie" (preface). Learn More£2,000.00
Stock Code: 136537
(DISNEY, Walt.) Director's Manual:
California : 1936A collection of 13 mimeographed manuscripts giving a fascinating insight into Disney's internal training program for the animators. The collection comprises: two lectures by Don Graham discussing general animation theory and practice; a bulletin discussing "How to Catch, Build and Maintain the Interest of the Spectator in the Picture"; character sketches... Learn More£3,850.00
Stock Code: 118414
LOWTHER, George. The Adventures of Superman.
New York : 1942First edition, first printing. This book is the first novelization of a comic book character, and also the first Superman story credited to someone other than Jerry Siegel. It was Lowther who first provided many now-familiar details of Superman's birth and early life. Learn More£1,750.00
Stock Code: 106858
IBSEN, Henrik. Hedda Gabler.
Copenhagen : 1890First edition, wrappers issue, of the defining stage work of the period, ushering in one of the theatre's first truly developed neurotic female protagonists almost a decade before Freud's first work of psychoanalysis. Under the illusion that it was necessary for copyright protection, Ibsen had 12 sets of sheets sent to England for advance publication... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 83794
BAKER, Joséphine & Paul Colin. Les mémoires de Joséphine Baker.
Paris : 1927First edition, limited issue of 300 copies on large paper - pur fil Lafuma - this unnumbered and out of series. Inscribed by Paul Colin to critic and theatre manager Hanry-Jaunet, who at the time was general secretary of the Louis Jouvet-designed Studio des Champs-Elysées; "à l'ami Hanry-Jaunet en souvenirs des beaux soirs élyséens, cordialement... Learn More£3,250.00
Stock Code: 130854
(THE ROLLING STONES.) JAGGER, Mick; Keith Richards; Charlie Watts; Ronnie Wood. The Rolling Stones.
Cologne : 2014One of 1,150 of the Collector's Edition (No. 4511600). Signed by the band members of the Rolling Stones: Jagger, Richards, Watts, and Wood. A photographic record charting the Stones' remarkable history and lifestyle. With an appendix including the Stones in the media, a Stones timeline, discography, and photographers' biographies. Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 138884
COHEN, Leonard. Selected Poems 1956-1968.
New York : 1968First edition, first printing, clothbound issue, review copy with publisher's slip loosely inserted. Cohen's poetry collection includes "Suzanne Takes You Down" (additionally printed on the rear of the jacket), which had been set to music and performed as Cohen's debut single the previous year. Learn More£600.00
Stock Code: 138845
(GOTTLIEB, William) ELLINGTON, Duke. Ellington in his dressing room, Paramount Theater, c. September, 1946 - large vintage silver gelatin print, signed by the photographer.
New York : c.1978Superb image of the Duke captured in the mirror of his dressing room. Inscribed lower left-hand corner; "For Ken, William Gottlieb, '78". Published in Down Beat, volume 13, 20, 23 September 1946, as part of a series intitled "Through the Looking Glass": "Fifth in the series of staff lensman Bill Gottlieb's intimate dressing room shots of musical celebrities... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 130899
SIME, Sidney H., & Joseph Holbrooke. Bogey Beasts.
London : First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed on the front free endpaper "To a serious worker in Laquer:- Mervyn O'Gorman from a nonsensical maker of jingles, with all the regards: Sidney H. Sime. 1930". The recipient, Mervyn O'Gorman (18711958) was an electrical and aeronautical engineer, partly responsible for the publication of the... Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 138437
BAKER, Joséphine; Félix Achille de la Cámara; Pepito Abatino. Mon sang dans tes veines.
Paris : 1931First edition, first impression. This copy inscribed in lilac ink by de la Cámara on the imprint page: "Á Monsieur Marcel Millet, critique litteraire, hommages de, Paris, Août '31, La Cámara", with the signatures of Baker and Abatino interposed between the dateline and the signature. Millet was a novelist, poet, critic and actor, a member of the... Learn More£895.00
Stock Code: 133156
BAKER, Joséphine. Les mémoires de Joséphine Baker.
Paris : 1927First edition, the oddly attractive, limited issue on large paper - pur fil Lafuma - this number 114 of 300. Inscribed by La Baker on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, "Josephine Baker, August 27/27 Paris". In his memoirs Paul Colin remembers his first sight of Baker; "The naked but for green feathers about her hips, her skull lacquered... Learn More£1,650.00
Stock Code: 130748
HELLER, Joseph, & Buck Henry. Catch-22 Screenplay: 2nd Draft.
Hollywood, CA : 19 June 1968Signed by Heller on the title page. Buck Henry's screenplay, based on Heller's book of the same title, was close to completion at this point. A copy of the final revised screenplay, dated just a month later on 29 July 1968, is held by the Carter Burden Collection of American Literature. The film, directed by Mike Nichols, was released in 1970. The present... Learn More£1,250.00
Stock Code: 114482
MAY, Betty. Tiger-Woman.
London : 1929First edition. Uncommon, just 10 locations on Copac. This copy inscribed on the half-title, "To Mr. & Mrs. Percy with love from Betty May, 1929". Autobiography of the notorious night-club singer, darling of the Café Royal set, and muse to Aleister Crowley, Augustus John and Jacob Epstein. "Provides a very good account of her early life spent in "one... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 107273
(BERG, Alban.) ADORNO, Theodor W. Berg. Der Meister des Kleinsten Übergangs.
Wien : 1968First edition, first impression. Inscribed by the author on the title page to the poet Stephen Spender, "Für Stephen Spender, aller herz lichst von seinem Th. W. Adorno" and re-signed "Th. W. Adorno Frankfurt, 30. V. 69." Learn More£975.00
Stock Code: 75441
(NIJINSKY.) BARBIER, Georges, & Francis de Miomandre. Dessins sur les danses de Vaslav Nijinsky.
Paris : 1913First edition, number 260 of 340 copies on wove paper, from an edition of 390. Barbier's first book was inspired by the impact of the Ballets Russes' first seasons in Paris, and of their phenomenal male lead in particular. "We have our despair, our sadness, our violated love and this thing, the most dread of all - the passing of the days between our... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 136225
(NAPOLEON.) Journal de l'Empire.
Paris : 1806-13First editions of a very full run of the renowned Journals des Débats in its Napoleonic guise, odd volumes of which do appear on the market but extensive runs such as this are rarely encountered. During the First Empire the Journal was opposed to Napoleon and outspoken in its criticism of the philosophes, which led, in 1805, to the Emperor ordering... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 135272
DUKE, Vernon. Holograph Musical Quotation Signed: "April in Paris".
1941Boldly penned and lengthy musical quotation - the first seven measures including lyrics - of one of Duke's finest and most memorable compositions, neatly inscribed "To Lionel A. Aucoin from Vernon Duke Sept. 27th, 1941". "April in Paris" is, of course, one of the timeless standards of the "Great American Songbook", originally composed for the 1932 Broadway... Learn More£2,250.00
Stock Code: 121835
(DAVIS, Miles.) Signed postcard photograph of Miles taken at Salle Pleyel, Paris, 1969.
Paris : 1989Fine example of the great trumpeter's signature, signed "Miles" boldly across the image in thick-nibbed marker pen, the looping flourishes of the signature framing his torso and face. This is a superb image of Miles - captured at Salle Pleyel by the Magnum photographer Guy de Querrec - lit from below, trumpet poised on lips, watching from the wings... Learn More£1,850.00
Stock Code: 123134
FREUD, Lucian. Recent Work.
London : 1968First edition, first impression, presentation copy inscribed "Dear Binky, You missed it and I missed you. Are you angry about the vanishing act? 'I went see a man about a dog'... A Borzoi in fact that looked like you. Lots of Love, Lucian" to title page, with the address "227 Gloucester Terrace W.2 (Until Friday)" penned above.
The recipient, Hugh... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 138200
BAILEY, David. Rock and Roll Heroes.
London : 1997First edition, first impression. Bailey here presents for the first time a collection of his favourite images of late 20th century musicians, from Mick Jagger to Duke Ellington, in a gallery of celebrity that has helped shape the iconography of modern pop. Learn More£150.00
Stock Code: 137455
(ROLLING STONES.) TARLÉ, Dominique. The Making of Exile On Main St.
Guildford : 2001First edition, number 1,101 of 2,000 copies signed by the photographer, 260 of which were issued in a full leather binding, with a signed and numbered print, and additionally signed by Mick Taylor. Exile on Main St. was The Rolling Stones tenth studio album released in the UK. Many of the tracks were recorded in the summer of 1971 at a rented villa... Learn More£2,750.00
Stock Code: 135029
(ROLLING STONES.) O'NEILL, Terry; Gered Mankowitz. Breaking Stones.
London : 2016First edition, first impression, signed on the title page by Gered Mankowitz and inscribed by Terry O'Neill: "Long Live the Stones Terry O'Neill". This work was published to coincide with the opening of Exhibitionism, the first international exhibition on the Rolling Stones, which was held at Saatchi Gallery from 5 April to 4 September 2016. Learn More£175.00
Stock Code: 128784
MONK, Thelonius. Signed photograph.
New York : c.1981Signed "Thelonius Monk" together with a small self-portrait sketch with trademark beard and hat, it also appears that Monk tried to sign previously with a dry pen which has left some vague ink traces, and a couple of scratches to the emulsion. The date docketing verso places the signing unusually late in Monk's life; "In 1973, he vanished again. There... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 101072