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Rare first editions, deluxe and collectible editions of books, pamphlets, and ephemera relating to the performing arts.

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  1. 135034comp
    First edition, number 920 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... Learn More
    £3,250

    Stock Code: 135034

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  2. 132377comp
    First and sole edition, limited to 400 copies, the present example not numbered and the edition may never have been published as the Hampshire Typothetae ceased operation in 1986 (see Five College Archives & Manuscript collection online, retrieved 13.03.19); this copy unusual in being accompanied by an original watercolour... Learn More
    £5,000

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  3. 133570comp
    Marion Talley (1906-1983) was an American opera coloratura soprano who, in 1926, was the youngest prima donna..."> First edition, presentation copy inscribed on behalf of the publisher "Presented to Marion Talley with great pride in the well deserved success of an American Prima Donna. G. Schirmer Inc ?M E Toup Riees, Dec'4."
    Marion Talley (1906-1983) was an American opera coloratura soprano who, in 1926, was the youngest prima donna... Learn More
    £350

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  4. 133585comp
    First edition, first impression of this history of jazz by American jazz critic and enthusiast, Rudi Blesh (1899-1985). This copy inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper "For Frances Reitmeyer - a true devotee of the "righteous" jazz - with best personal wishes, Rudi Blesh, November 12, 1946" on recto, and his... Learn More
    £200

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  5. 134308comp
    First edition, first printing. Presentation copy, warmly inscribed by Remick Warren, "To Patsy, with all loving good wishes and happy memories of neighborhood days, from Elinor Remick Warren Griffins" on the front free endpaper. Works signed by Remick Warren are uncommon. Warren's "neo-Romantic style which was accessible... Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 134308

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  6. 134177comp
    Signed limited edition, number 795 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... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 134177

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  7. 134172comp
    Signed limited edition, number 1,167 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... Learn More
    £3,500

    Stock Code: 134172

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  8. 134170comp
    Signed limited edition, number 172 of 350 deluxe copies signed by Lou Reed and Mick Rock on the title page. The total edition was 2,000, but Reed died before he could sign the 1,650 non-deluxe copies, which consequently only bear his facsimile signature alongside Rock's signature. Lou Reed's 1972 album Transformer established... Learn More
    £2,000

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  9. 132779comp
    First edition, first impression, with the scarce dust jacket, and inscribed by Riefenstahl on the frontispiece recto, "Herrn Architekten Becker, herrlich gedwimet, Leni Riefenstahl, Mais 1934". This is Riefenstahl's first book, in which she gives an account of her involvement with director Arnold Fanck's pioneering mountaineering... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 132779

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  10. 131804comp
    First and sole edition, limited to 400 copies, the present example not numbered and the edition may never have been published as the Hampshire Typothetae ceased operation in 1986 (see Five College Archives & Manuscript collection online, retrieved 13.03.19); in addition, it is clear from the presence of silk retaining bands... Learn More
    £1,500

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  11. 132288comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, number 150 of 215 copies signed by George Martin. Abbey Road is a major photographic celebration of the eponymous recording studio; along with this limited edition signed by the "Fifth Beatle", an unsigned trade issue was also released. Learn More
    £850

    Stock Code: 132288

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  12. 132290comp
    Signed limited edition, number 3,504 out of 5,000 copies, here signed by Francis Bacon, Peter Blake, Billy Al Bengston, Jo Bergman, Adam Cooper, Terry Doran, Gerard Malanga, Earl McGrath, Colin Self, Dean Stockwell and Bill Wyman. In total there were 92 contributors to the book; each copy was signed by the project originator... Learn More
    £2,750

    Stock Code: 132290

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  13. 124929
    First edition, number 72 of 150 deluxe copies on handmade paper, this copy signed by Desmond after the preface. Berlin dancer and model Olga Desmond (1890-1964) shot to fame when she took her Schönheitsabende ("Beauty-Evenings"), in which she and her troupe struck classical poses in the nude or wearing only bodypaint, to... Learn More
    £1,750

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  14. 125093detail
    Rare complete set of all of legendary tattoo artist Cindy Ray's books, the copy of her practical manual inscribed inside the front panel of the wraps, "To Lowell J. Tuckwiller, Best wishes & kind regards, Cindy", with Tuckwiller's circus collection ink stamp above. Ray became an icon of tattoo culture in the early 1960s... Learn More
    £3,000

    Stock Code: 125093

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  15. 130229
    Appealing, highly characteristic letter evoking Gershwin's easy-going sociability. Writing to Friede - at the time vice-president at Boni & Liveright, later cofounder of Covici-Friede, publishers of Radclyffe Hall, Wyndham Lewes, Nathaniel West and Steinbeck, later still husband of M.F.K. Fisher - Gershwin regrets that due... Learn More
    £3,750

    Stock Code: 130229

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  16. 128542comp
    First edition, signed limited issue, association copy, with the ownership inscription of Jazz Age lyricist Ira Gershwin to the front free endpaper. Ira Gershwin often collaborated with his younger brother, George, starting with Lady, be Good, in 1924. George Gershwin is mentioned numerous times throughout the book, with... Learn More
    £775

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  17. 121839

    Don..."> A beguiling vérité image of the great songwriter, walking away from the camera with slung guitar across the floor of a deserted recording studio, captured by the celebrated Don Hunstein in August of 1963 at Columbia's Studio A in New York City. This was the album session that produced the iconic "The Times They Are A-Changin'".

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    £2,250

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  18. 128783comp
    First 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... Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 128783

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  19. 127022comp
    First edition, first impression, signed by the author on the front free endpaper. Lennon's second book, A Spaniard in the Works is a collection of nonsensical stories and drawings much like his first book, In His Own Write (1964). Learn More
    £6,500

    Stock Code: 127022

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  20. 123411comp
    Second edition in French (following the first of 1950), originally published in the US in 1946. Boldly signed by Mezzrow in blue biro on the half-title, along with the signatures of four other jazz musicians: French pianist Claude Bolling, New Orleanian trumpeter Lee Collins, trombonist Jimmy Archey, and drummer Fred Moore;... Learn More
    £650

    Stock Code: 123411

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  21. 122647comp

    For the Birds.

    Boston & London: 1981

    First edition in English, first published in French in 1976. This copy inscribed on the front free endpaper to publisher Marion Boyars; "for you, dear Marion, John Cage (The first sextuple)" The recipient's name and the signature have both been overwritten six times suggestive of the composer's use of chance, number and... Learn More
    £750

    Stock Code: 122647

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