Golden Legend

Rare Books & Fine Prints

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Theatrical Portraits 18-20th Centuries

A selection of rare etchings, lithographs and photographs. Many are on display on our walls. Come by if you are in Los Angeles. Gordon Hollis Golden Legend, Inc. Member ABAA & ILAB 449 South Beverly Drive #205 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 USA By appointment Phone 310 385 1903 Fax 310 385 1905 email books@goldenlegend.com gh3070@gmail.com new acquisitions posted prominently & frequently at: WWW.GOLDENLEGEND.COM

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Les Franconis. Lithograph, hand colored. Printed Metz: Imprimerie, Lithographie et Fabrique d’Images de Dembour et Gangel, N.130. (Before 1852)

A souvenir print of the famous Parisian Franconi equestrian circus with eight scenes of acrobats on horseback. The Franconi's theatrical circus influenced Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey. The Franconi troupe were not only wonderful horsemen - “veritable Centaurs-and jumpers, but also expressive mimes and elegant dancers of a kind rare in the modern circuses for they had been formed in the special schools for circus children.” (Mirian Hannah Winter).

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Etrennes d’Eupheme. Nourrice des Muses. Année 1789.

Paris: Langlois, 1789. 12mo. Engraved frontis, 2ff. VIII. 14ff. 216pp. 10ff. 5pp. Engraved calendar for each month of 1789, text, poetry and music. 1 folding leaf. Ornaments throughout. Contemporary red morocco, spine highly gilt with green morocco label, triple gilt rules, all edges gilt. Lightly rubbed, but a fine copy. RISM B II (Recueils Imprimes XIIIe, supplement) (1964), p. 402. F, Psg. Provenance: Louis-Philippe Joseph d' Orléans; Count Henry Greffulhe. OCLC, North America: No copies located. A decidedly secular book, free from Church doctrine, Etrennes d’Eupheme is designed to educate both the aristocrat and the bourgeois youth in the history of literature and development of scientific method. Coming immediately before the Revolution, the book prefigures the democratic goal of providing education for all. It may have been of great use to the Freemasons of France.

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New Acquisitions: Rare Theatre and Dance.

Including early operas for Louis XIV, Roman carnival operas for James III (the Old Pretender), an exquisited paper doll game for children from 1835 etc. Inquiries invited Golden Legend, Inc 449 South Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90212 Phone 310 385 1903 email: books@goldenlegend.com website. www.goldenlegend.com

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Roman Carnival. 1719-1720. Three important libretto

1. Amore e Maestà, drama per musica da rappresentarsi nella Sala dell' Illmo Sig. Conte d'Alibert nel Carnevale dell' anno 1720. Dedicato Alla Maesta’ di Giacomo III Re della Gran Bertagna &c. Rome: Stamperia e Bernabò, 1720. Sartori 1612. For Carnival in Rome 1720. The First Italian Opera to Have a Tragic Ending. Changed to a Happy Ending for Carnival Dedicated to James III’s (the Old Pretender) Court 2. Tito Sempronio Gracco. Dramma per musica di Silvio Stampigliavale dell'anno 1720; Nella stamperia del Bernabò, 1720. Sartori 23266. Opera for Carnival in Rome 1720. Music revised by Alessandro Gaspare Scarlatti. Scenery by “Il Canaletto”. Nothing remains but this libretto 3. Lucio Vero, drama per musica, da rappresentarsi nel teatro dell'ill. sig. conte d'Alibert nel carnevale dell'anno 1719. Dedicata all'illustriss., et eccellentiss. signora d. Teresa Borromei. Rome: Gaetano Zenobj stampatore, e intagliatore si sua santità, 1719. Sartori 14501. Opera for Carnival in Rome 1719. With sumptuous sets by Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena, some drawings still exist

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California Intl. Antiquarian Bookfair. Pasadena Convention Center February 9th-11th. BOOTH 723

Highlights and selections Golden Legend, Inc. Member ABAA & ILAB 449 South Beverly Drive #205 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 USA Phone 310 385 1903 Fax 310 385 1905 email books@goldenlegend.com gh3070@gmail.com new acquisitions posted prominently & frequently at: WWW.GOLDENLEGEND.COM

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Masquerade costume for Paris balls 1830s with rare cross-dressing costumes.

“Gavarni” (1804-1866) pseud of Sulpice Guillaume Chevalier dit Gavarni. Nouveaux Travestissements pour le théatre et pour le bal Année 1832. A Paris, chez Rittner et Goupil,..lith. De Frey. London published 1832 by Ch.S Tilt 86 Fleet Street. Full description http://www.goldenlegend.com/pdfs/gavarni.pdf Inquiries invited Gordon Hollis Golden Legend, Inc. Member ABAA & ILAB 449 South Beverly Drive #205 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 USA Phone 310 385 1903 Fax 310 385 1905 email books@goldenlegend.com gh3070@gmail.com

A Gift for Yourself

Below is a link to our last 2017 miscellany of rare books of prints www.goldenlegend.com/pdfs/20.pdf Inquiries invited Golenlegend, Inc. 449 South Beverly Hills Beverly Hills, CA 90212 ABAA/ILAB since 1984 310 385 1903 books@goldenlegend.com www.goldenlegend.com

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Miscellany: 19th and 20th Century rare books and prints

Our december miscellany is online at the line below. Shipping is free within the U.S. Inquiries invited. Golden Legend, Inc. 449 South Beverly Drive Beverly Hills, CA 90212 310 385 1903 books@goldenlegend.com www.goldenlegend.com

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Three Weimar era Albums

1. Grossmann, Rudolf (1882-1941). Boxer: Acht Lithographien. Mit einem vorwort vons Hans Breitensträter. Düsseldorf: Galerie Flechtheim, 1921. 2. Orlik, Emil. Tilla Durieux spielen und traumen mit funf radierungen und einer lithographie von Emil Orlik. Berlin: Galerie Flechtheim, 1922. 3. Schöllgen, Hubert. Zehn Schnitte zum jungen Drama. Mit Geleitwort von H. Johst. Frankfurt: Englert and Schlosser, 1924. All from an interesting and creative period in Germany after the 1918 Armistace and before the lights went out. Full descriptions below. Inquiries invited Gordon Hollis Golden Legend, Inc. Member ABAA & ILAB 449 South Beverly Drive #205 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 USA Phone 310 385 1903 Fax 310 385 1905 email books@goldenlegend.com gh3070@gmail.com new acquisitions posted prominently & frequently at: WWW.GOLDENLEGEND.COM

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Sejour à Venise. Quatre Lettres Familières du Président de Brosses

Paris: Textes Pretextes. 1947. Copy #100 of 240. Entire edition 300: 50 with one or two suites; 240 as this; Ten copies with Roman numerals hors comme. With 31 original etchings, five in color by Albert Marquet (1875-1947). Bound in mosaic dark-blue morocco, by J.P. Martin 1960. Full description attached. Inquiries invited. Gordon Hollis Golden Legend, Inc. Member ABAA & ILAB 449 South Beverly Drive #205 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 USA Phone 310 385 1903 Fax 310 385 1905 email books@goldenlegend.com gh3070@gmail.com new acquisitions posted prominently & frequently at: WWW.GOLDENLEGEND.COM

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Deorationen aus Parsifal. Bayreuth: Brand, 1897

Richard Wagnertheater. Decoratinen aus Parsifal. Verlag Hans Brand. Kgl. Bayer Hof-Photograph, Bayreuth, 1897 Album with title and six gelatin silver prints of original sets for Parsifal by designers Paul von Joukowsky (1845-1945) with brothers Gotthold and Max Brückner(1836-1919). Photographed by Hans Bartolo Brand. 1854-1945. Photo size, 11 3/4" x 9 ½”; Sheet size 17 1/4 x 15 1/4"; Folder 16" x 18." First photographed in 1882, these are a series of six photograph with different detail & perspective, from earlier views. This is a large format edition in fine condition obviously done for a special occasion in 1897. Parsifal was first produced in 1882..”his only work wrritten expressly for the Festival Theatare...and intended by Wagner to be performed nowhere else.” Inquiries invited Gordon Hollis Golden Legend, Inc. Member ABAA & ILAB 449 South Beverly Drive #205 Beverly Hills, CA 90212 USA Phone 310 385 1903 Fax 310 385 1905 email books@goldenlegend.com gh3070@gmail.com new acquisitions posted prominently & frequently at: WWW.GOLDENLEGEND.COM