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(Photograph and ephemera). Sarah Bernhardt in Fedora (ca. 1882) photograph by Nadar, related note, as well as, autograph card signed “Sarah”.

1. Rare, large albumen photograph of Bernhardt as Princess Fedora. 7 ½” x 11 15/16" mounted on 9 ½ x 12" on stiff sheet signed by Bernhardt. Photograph by “Nadar” (pseud of Gaspard-Félix Tournachon.)* 2. Holograph schedule of Bernhardt’s travels written on one sheet (5" x 7 3/4"). 13 lines in ink possibly by Jacques Damala** on Sarah Bernhardt stationery, folded. This traveling schedule dates from October 13 (1887) through 11 January (1888) with cities of Anvers through Vienna, to Budapest, Constantinople, Cairo and Alexandria. At bottom in pencil: “puis Italie, Russie, Scandinavie, Londres”. 3. Small business card of Sarah Bernhard (with black margins), undated to “Mon cherie Julie”. Note of about 20 words in tiny hand, signed “Sarah”

Bacchus, triomphe de l’amour et de la gloire, opéra en un acte pour le théâtre et pour le concert

Vallancier (j.). ... Se vend à Paris chez Mr. Vanheck, à Lyon, chez l’auteur, s.d. [ca. 1750. Original edition of this opera composed by an important Lyonnaise composer, Jean Vallancier [Vallencier] (vers 1698 -23 janvier 1771). Vallancier wrote several other works including music based on the early poetry of Jean Jacques Rousseau. "Bacchus, triomphe de l’amour" is a unique copy, seemingly the only one extant. It is missing from all opera catalogues. Wholly engraved and bound in a wonderful 18th century binding of green morocco with inlays of floral designs in red brown and yellow. . Inquiries invited

Degas Danse Dessin, 1936.

Valéry, Paul. Degas Danse Dessin. Paris: Ambroise Vollard, 1936. Edition of 325 copies, this is #75. 10" x 13 ½”. Original wrappers, protective sleeve backed in vellum and lettered Paul Valery Degas. With 26 aquatint-etchings in color, tone or black engraved on copper by Maurice Potin, after original pastel or chalk drawings by Degas. Degas Danse Dessin pictures ballet dancers in costume and in the nude, subject matter for which Degas was famous. Published by Ambroise Vollard in a livre d’artiste that brings forth Degas’ original drawings and monotypes in fidelity.* Vollard writes “I had to find an artist capable of fathoming the sensitiveness of [Degas’] drawing, the subtlety of his tone. I turned to the painter-graver Maurice Potin who accomplished wonders. He spared neither time nor trouble.” Potin often “had to engrave as many as three different copper plates to capture the rich, feathery effect of Degas’s monotypes. Six years were required for the project. “In his superbly engraved plates of aquatint-etching Potin has preserved the rich black and pastel colors of the original.”(Johnson p27)

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).

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.

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

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

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

(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?

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

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