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Fargue, Léon Paul. Poëmes. Eaux-fortes en couleurs par Alexeïff. Paris: Gallimard,1943.

A remarkable artist book: Poëmes, with 38 aquatints in color. Copy #61 of 120 copies: (entire edition 156: 6 on Whatman paper, 10 on Japan paper, 120 as this on Montval, 20 copies hors commerce, specially numbered on the different papers). 13 1/4" x 10 3/4" x 1 ½". Original wrappers sleeve and slipcase. Etchings by Alexandre Alexeïeff, “Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Alekseyev” (born August 5, 1901, Kazan, Russia—died August 9, 1982, Paris, France). Russian painter famous for his striking book illustrations.

Irina Kosmovska Archive

[Important archive of Irina Kosmovska (b. Moscow 1914? 1920? - d. Los Angeles 1993), ballerina, choreographer, and teacher]. A collection of photographs, correspondence, choreographic manuscripts, programs, and other material documenting the life and work of Irina Kosmovska (I.K.), Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo soloist, teacher, and choreographer who left an indelible mark on the history of dance in Southern California through her founding of the Los Angeles Junior Ballet and her instruction both here and in New York at George Balanchine’s School of American Ballet. Inquiries invited Full description below

Beautiful Books & Prints. Highlights from our bookshop

Early modern to 20th Century, including fine bindings, art books and fine literature. inquiries invited 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 new acquisitions posted prominently & frequently at: WWW.GOLDENLEGEND.COM

Two step, anyone?

A the link below you will find a short list of scarce dance manuals from the 19th century. A catalog of these will be issued later in the fall. Inquries invited. 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 new acquisitions posted prominently & frequently at: WWW.GOLDENLEGEND.COM

Music & Lyrics

A selection of rare music scores & libretti is found at the link 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 new acquisitions posted prominently & frequently at: WWW.GOLDENLEGEND.COM

Early Theatre and Dance -- Rare Books & Prints.

Table of Contents La grande description de la fête superbe du… ~ Portuguese & Italian 19th Century Opera and Drama ~ Amigioni, Carlotta, Celebre Auretti, La ~ Amoroso Antonio, The musician ~ Bella, Stefano, Raccolta di Vasi Diversi ~ Cappiello, Leonetto, Nos Actrices ~ Desmarets de, L'Ariane de Monsieur Des Marest ~ Fagan” pseud, Les Caracteres de Thalie ~ Farinelli” pseud, Il Vello d'Oro Conquistato ~ Folega, Gio, Il nuovo precettore della danza domestica, ossia Nuovo…~ François l’Hermite, Pantheé, Tragedie de Monsieur de Tristan ~ Frénicle Nicolas, Palemon, fable bocagere et pastorale --- bound with ---La… ~ Guarini, Battista , Il Pastor fido.Tragicomedia. Le Berger fidelle ~ Metastasio, Moliere, Portugese 18th century drama ~ P. Terentii, Comoediae omnes ~ Smit, J, Complete Series of 12 Engravings of Sets from…~ Torri, Pietro, Abelle, Oratorio ~

Romeo and Juliet Lithograph by Marc Chagall

Paris / l'Opera [Romeo and Juliet.] [Lithographic poster printed in colors] by Mourlot Gallery. Paris: Mourlot, 1965. Paris: Mourlot, 1965, Original edition. Lithograph on paper, 24x38”. From a preliminary sketch of Chagall drawn on stone by Charles Sorlier. Chagall's decorations for the ceiling of the Paris Opera were commissioned by Andre Malraux, then the Cabinet Minister in charge of Cultural Affairs. This detail is a tribute to Berlioz for his Romeo and Juliet, 1839; it also includes pictures of the Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe. Ref: Sorlier, Chagall's Posters, A Catalogue Raisonne, 96; Weill page 358. $3,000.00

Beautiful Ladies of the Stage. Series #1 Anna May Wong as Lan Ving. Original photograph 1938

Wong, Anna May (B. San Francisco 1905- D. San Francisco -1980). Chinese American Movie Star. Original photograph signed and inscribed. (6 1/4 x 9 1/4".) Anna May Wong, starring as Lan Ving in "Dangerous to Know." (1938). Wong wears a black and white dinner gown with a large leaf motif. Edith Head, who designed the dress, adheres to a molded silhouette, long sleeves and high neckline. Provenance: Mary M. Spaulding (stamp on reverse). Spaulding Née María Melero, was a Cuban writer assigned to Hollywood where she prepared a weekly feature “Cronicas de Cinelandia.” Spaulding obtained lengthy interviews with movie stars... She also secured personalized photographs which subsequently appeared in “Carteles.” [her newspaper] (Pérez, p.290) Pérez,Louis A. On Becoming Cuban: Identity, Nationality and Culture. 2008 Inquiries invited.

Valery, Paul. Mimesis. Typed, corrected original manuscript (1933).

This small but important manuscript section from Valery’s "Degas Danse Dessins" (1933) describes Degas’ way of seeing the female form. Four page with numerous corrections. The manuscript was used for the final version of Valery's critical observation on Degas, but it has many changes including typed overstrikes and the crossing out of words and entire sentences that do not appear in the published version. Over 30 changes, some grammatical and stylistic, but several complete sentences are deleted and new thoughts composed. Full description below. Inquiries invited

The Quatuor Calvet's chamber music series 1923-26 at Paris' Hotel Maestic.

[Album of 24 concert programs for the series “ Entre Soi,” each with watercolor decorative title page, plus photos]. (Paris: 1923-1926 Paris). The chamber music series named “Entre Soi” was devoted to small ensemble sometimes with voice, often featuring the Quatuor Calvet* founded byJoseph Calvet in 1919. The series was known to feature contemporary French chamber music especially that of Fauré, Chausson, Frank and others. The soirees were held at the famous Hotel Majestic*

Historical Theatrical Portraits, Part I Engravings, Etchings, Lithographs

Original prints including Carlotta Amigioni, Pauline Duvernay, Edmund Kean, Marie Taglioni, Francois Voltaire, and many others. Full description at the link below. Inquiries invited.

Modern art and literature of France.

New acquisitions and recent highlights from our bookshop, including livres des artistes and books with manuscription annotations. Full list below