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Kabale und Liebe Tragédie par Friedrich von Schiller

Under German occupation the Comédie-Française hosts a performance (whether they liked it or not) of Schiller’s Kabale und Liebe by the Schiller Theater of Berlin. February 25 and 26th, 1941. Kabale und Liebe was the first ever foreign language drama to be performed in the three hundred year history of the Comédie-Française. Attending was a French and German audience that included German ambassador to France Otto Abetz (1903-1958); Carl-Heinrich Rudolf Wilhelm von Stülpnagel (1886 -1944), commander in chief of the occupying forcesin France; and Fernand de Brinon (1885- 1947) ex-journalist and Vichy ambassador to the occupied zone. (Brinon was executed for treason in 1947).

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Engravings from the landmark Boydell Shakespeare Gallery

The origin of these majestic engraving grew from the ideas of the publisher Alderman John Boydell who, in 1786, decided to issue a monumental edition of Shakespeare accompanied by an even larger suite of engravings which could be admired apart from the book. The separate suite of fine engravings extended to 100 of which we have 54 from many of the plays. This list is the first of a series.

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Rare Books and Prints

We offer a list of fine and rare books and a prints, some from the 18th century many of which are to be offered at the upcoming ABAA California virtual bookfair. The list is below. Inquiries invited

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Before 1700: Rare Books and a few Prints, many on spectacle

Including the first book to depict a parachute flight: L'Ariane de Monsieur Des Marest. Original editions by La Calprenède, Moliere, Champmeslé. Engravings by Stefano Della Bella. Varia. Inquiries invited

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New Acquisitions

Rare Books including many 18th century items and finely bound books. The link is below. Inquiries are invited Golden Legend, Inc ABAA since 1984 11740 San Vicente Blvd ste 109 Los Angeles, CA 90049 310 385 1903 books@goldenlegend.com www.goldenlegend.com

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(Sammelband. Five English plays in one volume, (all published in America 1795-1803). 12mo. Contemporary smooth calf, simple gilt rules on spine. Rubbed, sound. Signature or exlibris stamp of H.C. Chenevard in several places including the title pages of each play. A few contemporary ink notes throughout text.

12mo. Contemporary smooth calf, simple gilt rules on spine. Rubbed, sound. Signature or exlibris stamp of H.C. Chenevard in several places including the title pages of each play. A few contemporary ink notes throughout text. 1. Colman, George, 1762-1836. John Bull; or, An Englishman's fire-side. A new and celebrated comedy, in five acts. Baltimore, Printed by John W. Butler, for Andrew Price, 1803. 2. Lillo, George, 1693-1739. The London merchant, or, the history of George Barnwell. As it is acted at the Theatre Royal, in Drury-Lane, by His Majesty's servants. Boston, Printed at the Apollo Press by Belknap and Hall, 1793. 3. Holcroft, Thomas. The deserted daughter: a comedy. As performed at the Boston Theatre with universal applause. Boston: Printed for William P. Blake, at the Boston Bookstore, no. 59, Cornhill, 1795. 4. (Goldsmith, Oliver She stoops to conquer; or the mistakes of a night). 5. Allingham, John Till. The marriage promise, a comedy in five acts : as performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane. Philadelphia: 1803. Provenance: Hepsibah C. Chenevard (nee Collier). wife of John M. W. Chenevard 1733 - 1805?

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Fine and Rare Books & Prints.

A list of 32 moderly priced books and prints is available. Included are finely printed and illustrated books, rare original prints and a variety of other items. The link is below. Inquiries invited 310 721 3584 books@goldenlegend.com

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Orazioni panegiriche del padre fra' Gio. Antonio di Torino

Orazioni panegiriche del padre fra' Gio. Antonio di Torino de' Minori osservanti riformati di San Francesco, dette in varie solennità ... - In Assisi : per Andrea Sgariglia stamp. vesc., e pubbl., 1743. Small quarto. Contemporary levant morocco ornately decorated in gilt and blind. Arms of Troiano Acquaviva of Aragon (1696 – 1747) to whom the book is dedicated. New acquisition. Full description to follow.

20th Century Rare Books and Prints

Including finely bound books, French illustrated books (livres des artistes), original prints inlcuding those by Picasso and Miro, theatre and dance material including rare Ballets Russes de Diaghilev items. Inquires invited Golden Legend,Inc. 11740 San Vicente Blvd Suite 109 Los Angeles, CA 90049 310 721 3584 books@goldenlegend.com

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Discorsi, overo Sermoni sopra gli Evangeli di tutte le dominiche dell'anno

Villegas Selvago, Alonso de (1534-1615). Discorsi, overo Sermoni sopra gli Evangeli di tutte le dominiche dell'anno, Venice, Gio. Antonio, and Giacomo de' Franceschi, 1604. Second edition (first published 1603) A collections of sermons for all the Sundays and holidays of the year, based writing of the apostles, taken from the fourth part of his Flos sanctorum and newly translated from the Spanish to the Italian. Two volumes quartos, printed in 8s. Bound in contemporary red morocco. A fine liturgical binding, probably Roman. Armorial within a cartouche surrounded by DPCP initials, a Crucifix on the front cover, and crest probably of the Chigi family (a Roman princely family of Sienese extraction descended from the counts of Ardenghesca). Inquiries invited books@goldenlegend.com 310-721-3584

Ballet programs, books & ephemera

We offer a collection of rare ballet programs, mostly from Ballets Russes 1909 and the several companies that performed their ballets after Diaghilev. Photos on request. Shipping is free within the U.S. Returnable. Billing available for institutions. Kindly inquire. Gordon Hollis Golden Legend bookshop ILAB/ABAA since 1984 11740 San Vicente Blvd Suite 109 Los Angeles, CA 90049 310 721 3584 books@goldenlegend.com

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Power Point Presentation in 1687

Le Jay, (Gabriel-François). Le Triomphe de la religion sous Louis le Grand représenté par des inscriptions des devises, avec une explication en vers latins françois. Paris, Gabriel Martin, 1687. Original edition of this emblem book praising Louis XIV for his revocation of the Edict of Nantes. 8vo. Contemporary calf. Pagination: Leaf of frontis, verso blank; leaf of title, verso blank; 5pp Au Roy with engraved portrait of Louis at Aiii; 1p blank; 2p Avertissement; pp13-131 text including 22 full page emblems their mottos in Latin. Signatures: A-E¹² F6. French and Latin on facing pages. Translation by Fontenelle, M. de (Bernard Le Bovier), 1657-1757. Emblems drawn and engraved by Jean Baptiste Corneille III (1649-1695) from a distinguished family of French painters, etchers and engravers. Published for the opening of the school year on December 17th 1686, at the college of Louis le Grand, a prestigious Jesuit school in Paris, A lecture/demonstration was presented by Philippe Quartier to explain to the young students the meaning of Louis XIV’s revocation of the Edict of Nantes. Quartier made his presentation with the aid of a series of emblematic tapestries created to suggest that Protestants would be happy once they were converted to Catholicism, because of the love and tutelage of Louis XIV. We can imagine Quartier walking along the tapestries with his pointer much in the same way a teacher today would progress through a power-point presenation.

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