Fall 2019 Catalogue


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221. [Film & Theatre] [Native Americans] Spurr, Ervin Willard. .
Group of Photographs of Native American Actors

Group of five large original photographs of Native American actors of the 1920's. Included are portraits of Chief Clear Sky (a mirror-image print of another extant photograph), Chief Luxosier (English name Billie Harris), Chief Big Tree (two photographs), and "Morning Sky" of the Mission Players of San Gabriel (also known as Poppy Nistfall, or possibly Anapole Del Vando). Most stamped or signed in the image by the photographer, E. Willard Spurr; each actor identified on the verso, two with credit stamps from the photographer also to the verso. Four trimmed 11 x 14 prints and one larger 14 x 18 print on cream card. Some small stains, edge wear and small tears; overall fine. Read More...

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222. [Film & Theatre] [Native Americans] Chief Thunderbird [Thunderbird, Richard Davis.] (1866–1946) & Spurr, Ervin Willard. .
Signed Photograph with Two Further Native American Photographs

Three large exhibition photographs of Native Americans, one signed by the Cheyenne actor Chief Thunder Bird to the photographer, E. Willard Spurr. The photographs depict Thunderbird (dated 1927), Chief Clear Sky, and another Native American actor in a feathered headdress. The photograph of Chief Thunder Bird is signed and inscribed at the lower right: "To E. Willard Spurr, artist. Your friend Thunder Bird, Cheyenne." The photograph of an unidentified man is signed at the foot: "E. Willard Spurr, 'artist.' Pasadena, Calif. 1925." Each photograph stamped by Spurr in the image, with two of them blind-stamped in the lower margin. Two with a small corner loss, partially affecting the inscription; one with a stain at the left. Overall very good. 16 x 19.5 inches (40.5 x 50 cm). Read More...

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223. [Film & Theatre] [Native Americans] Spurr, Ervin Willard. .
Chief Luxosier - Original Photograph

Original photograph, ca. 1925, of a Native American actor in a feathered headdress. He is identified in pencil on the verso as Chief Luxosier, also known as Billie Harris. Photographed by Ervin Willard Spurr, with his stamp in the image at the lower left. One very small tear at the lower left corner; overall fine. 10.5 x 13.5 inches (26.9 x 34 cm). Read More...

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224. [Film & Theatre] Perkins, Anthony. (1932–1992) & Van Fleet, Jo. (1915–1996).
"Look Homeward, Angel" - Signed Program

Signed 1958 program from Ketti Frings' play Look Homeward, Angel, based on the Thomas Wolfe novel, starring Anthony Perkins and Jo Van Fleet. Both have signed on the title page of the program, together with other members of the cast: Leonard Stone, Victor Kilian, Bibi Osterwald, Elizabeth Lawrence, Florence Sundstrom, John Boruff, and Lenka Peterson. Perkins and Van Fleet are shown on the cover illustration. 32 pp. Small edge tear to back cover and some light toning; otherwise fine. 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23 cm). Read More...

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225. [Film & Theatre] Rainer, Luise. (1910–2014).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the German-born actress, known as the first actor to win more than one Academy Award (for The Great Ziegfeld and The Good Earth in 1936 and 1937.) She is shown in an attractive portrait and has signed and inscribed at the lower right to Paul McMahon. Some light corner wear; overall very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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226. [Film & Theatre] Rivera, Chita. (b. 1933).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American actress, dancer, and singer, who is shown mid-jump in a dance role onstage. She has signed and inscribed over her bare leg: "To Paul / All thanks / Chita Rivera / 1967." Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.4 cm). Read More...

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Song

227. [Film & Theatre] [Russian Theater] Zelikson, Michael; editor. [Rubinstein, Raphael].
The Artist of the Kamerni Theater 1914-1934 - INSCRIBED

4to, original cloth.  The text entirely in English, with Foreword by Abraham Efros. 196 illustrations, including numerous color, black-and-white, and photographic plates of Tairov, other members of the theater, and set designs (no plate 36 as issued). This copy inscribed on the half-title by Raphael Rubinstein, the"literary advisor" for the Kamerni Theatre "To Adella Meadows in remembrance of Moscow and the Kamerni Theatre 13/IX 36. Rafael Rubinstein."  "Richly illustrated album, published on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the famous Kamerni Theatre. With contributions by prominent Russian Avant-Garde artists, such as Natalie Goncharova, Alexandra Exter, V. + G. Stenberg, Pavel Kuznetsov, C. Sudeikin, Lentulov, Arapov, Ferdunandov, G. Yakulov, Alexander Vesnin, Naumov, V. Ryndin. Including set, costume and stage designs as well as performance photos." Original cloth binding, heavily toned and worn, with significant chipping/losses to binding corners and edges, some splitting to the joints, internally very good throughout.  Read More...

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228. [Film & Theatre] Swanson, Gloria. (1899–1983).
Signed Photograph in "Queen Kelly"

Signed photograph of the legendary silent film star, who is shown in an amusing film still from the silent film Queen Kelly with Seena Owen. She has signed at the lower left. Photograph copyrighted 1959. Fine. 10 x 8 inches (25.8 x 20.5 cm). Read More...

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229. [Film & Theatre] Swanson, Gloria. (1899–1983).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the legendary silent film star, who is shown in an attractive sepia portrait. She has signed at the lower left in black ink, over the white signature which is printed in the image. Very fine. 5 x 7 inches (12.5 x 17.5 cm).

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230. [Film & Theatre] Tandy, Jessica. (1909–1994) & Cronyn, Hume. (1911–2003).
Rare Early Signed Program

A rare early dual signed program from the husband-and-wife actors, who performed in the play Triple Play at the Ogunquit Playhouse in summer 1958. Both have signed below their photograph on the first page of the program. Additionally signed by Biff McGuire, Bryan Herbert, and Frances Sternhagen on the central page. 16 pp. Fine. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14 x 21.5 cm). Read More...

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231. [Film & Theatre] [Vaudeville].
Cabinet Photograph

Amusing vintage cabinet photograph of a group of four men, apparently a vaudeville act, posing around an upright piano. Various names are noted in pencil on the verso, but we have not been able to identify the group. Heavy creases; overall good. 4.5 x 6.5 inches (11.4 x 16.7 cm).

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Song

232. [Film & Theatre] West, Mae. (1893–1980).
"Diamond Lil" - Signed Program

Signed program from the American actress and singer, who starred in Diamond Lil at the Plymouth Theatre in Boston in November 1949. She has signed on the cover of the playbill which features an evocative portrait of her. 24 pp. Rather toned and worn externally, with some notes on one internal page spread. Overall very good. 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 22.8 cm). Read More...

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233. [History & Culture] [Anti-Slavery].
"Am I Not a Man and a Brother" - 18th Century Anti-Slavery Token

Anti-Slavery token produced for the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade, established by Granville Sharp and Thomas Clarkson in 1787. It shows the society's emblem of a chained African man, naked and kneeling, "Am I not a Man and a Brother" around the perimeter on obverse, "May Slavery & Oppression Cease Throughout the World" around the perimeter and clasped hands (in print formats generally one is black and one, white) in the center on reverse.  Bronze. Diam. 1 5/16 inches (30 mm). Moderately worn, but still readable and in good condition. Read More...

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234. [History & Culture] [Supreme Court] Arnold, Thurman. (1891–1969) & Douglas, William O. (1898–1980).
America's Democratic Legacy Awards - Signed Seating List

Seating list from a luncheon for the America's Democratic Legacy Awards, given by the National Commission of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith on May 1, 1955. The list has been signed on the back cover by Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas and by the iconoclastic lawyer Thurman Arnold, known for his tenure as Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division under President Roosevelt. 8 pp., stapled with front and back cover pages. Horizontal folding crease; overall fine. 8.5 x 14 inches (21.7 x 35.5 cm).

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Law, Politics & Social Sciences

235. [History & Culture] Bader Ginsburg, Ruth. (b. 1933).
Signed Photograph Taking the Oath of Office

Signed photograph of the Supreme Court justice taking the oath of office on August 10, 1993. President Bill Clinton is seen standing behind the justice. Bader Ginsburg has signed at the head. 6 x 4 glossy photo print with some marks to the surface, upper left corner trimmed, overall fine. 15 x 10.2 cm.

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236. [History & Culture] [British History].
Group of Postwar Press Photographs

Interesting group of four press photographs from post-WW2 Britain. Shown are: King George VI with members of the new Labour Government Herbert Morrison, Clement Attlee, Arthur Greenwood, Ernest Bevin and A. V. Alexander at Buckingham Palace on August 15, 1945 (9.5 x 7.25 inches); Queen Elizabeth coming down the steps of an airliner on her return from Kenya on February 7, 1952 (6 x 8 inches); aviator Sir Geoffrey de Havilland with Prince Philip on an airport runway on November 13, 1952 (8 x 6 inches); and Winston Churchill shaking hands with Prime Minister Anthony Eden at the front door of 10 Downing Street on November 22, 1955 (8 x 6 inches). Photographs from working press archives, with stamps and annotations to the verso; surface wear, corner creases, one small corner loss; overall very good.

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Unsigned Photograph

237. [History & Culture] [Cross-Dressing].
Carte de Visite

Unusual carte de visite reproduction of a drawing, ca. 1860's, depicting a man with a beard and mustache dressed in an old-fashioned women's bodice and skirt, and holding a plate with several sealed letters. Light toning; overall fine. 2.25 x 4 inches (5.9 x 10.2 cm).

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238. [History & Culture] Freud, Sigmund. (1856–1939).
Autograph Psychological Analysis, Signed

Autograph note signed in the hand of the legendary psychologist, giving a short psychological analysis of a female patient. On the letterhead of fellow psychologist Dr. Paul Federn, a representative of Freud and the Vice-President of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society. Nicely framed behind glass with a photograph of Freud and a translation from German to English, as follows: "Miss Kirschbaum, At the present time: Depressions - fits of fear, not eliminated even with the approach of marriage. 10/21/21  Freud." Some light wrinkling and toning visible to the autograph note, but overall in fine condition. Sight size 5.5 x 3 inches (14 x 7.3 cm), framed to an overall size of 15.5 x 21.5 inches.  Read More...

239. [History & Culture] Johnson, James Weldon. (1871–1938) [Becker, John. J. (1886–1961)].
God's Trombones - with Typed Letter Signed

New York: Viking Press. 1929. First Edition, Fourth Printing. Volume of poems modeled after traditional African-American religious oratory from the important American writer, educator, and civil rights activist. With a typed letter signed from Johnson to composer John J. Becker tipped to the inside front cover (May 12, 1927; 1 p.), thanking Becker for a letter and mentioning the recent publication of God's Trombones. Gift inscription from John Becker to his wife Evelyn on the front free endpaper, dated Easter 1929. 56 pp. Hardcover, quarter brown cloth with patterned paper boards. No dust jacket. Corners and edges quite rubbed, spine faded; some internal toning. Overall very good. 6.25 x 9 inches (16 x 22.7 cm). Read More...

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TLS
Classical Music

240. [History & Culture] [Nuremberg Trial] D'Addario, Ray. (1920–2011).
Signed Nuremberg Trial Photograph with Typed Letter Signed

Chilling large photograph of the defendants at the Nuremberg Trials, seated in two rows and guarded by American military police. Signed on the mount at the lower right by photographer Ray D'Addario. Together with a typed letter signed from D'Addario (1 p., November 14, 1990), sending a typed list of the defendants in seated order (also included.) Visible in the front row are (left to right): Hermann Goering, Rudolph Hess, Joachim von Ribbentrop, Wilhelm Keitel, Ernst Kaltenbrunner, Alfred Rosenberg, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, Julius Streicher, Walter Funk, Hjalmar Schacht; and in the back row (left to right): Karl Doenitz, Erich Rader, Baldur von Schirach, Fritz Sauckel, Alfred Jodl, Franz von Papen, Arthur Syess-Inquart, Albert Speer, Constantin von Neurath, and Hans Fritzsche. Read More...

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