Holiday 2020 Catalogue


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Signed souvenir program from the original 1974 Broadway production with signatures to title page from the playwright and most of the principles, including leads Anthony Hopkins and Peter Firth.  24 pp.  Wear to spine, surface crease to upper left corner of front cover, else fine.  7 x 12.5 inches (17.8 x 31.8 cm.). Read More...

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162. [Film & Theatre] Langtry, Lillie. (1853 - 1929).
Autograph Signature and Handcolored Postcard Photograph

A bold autograph signature, "Lillie Langtry" from the legendary actress, royal mistress, confidante of Oscar Wilde, racehorse owner, a maker and spender of fortunes and one of the most elusive natural beauties of all time. Together with a striking vintage handcolored postcard photograph of the actress. Fine. Autograph clipping measures 2.25 x 4.25 inches (5.5 x 10.7 cm.) and photograph measures 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.8 x 14 cm.).

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Group of signed 8 x 10 photographs and other items from leading actresses of the twentieth century, including: Eva Le Galliene (signed photograph, dated December 30, 1944); Sybil Thorndike (signed photograph by Herbert Mitchell); Dolores Del Rio (signed Elmer Hayer of Hollywood photograph; horizontal folding crease); Gene Tierney (signed photograph; scattered creases); Joanne Woodward (signed MGM publicity photograph); Lana Turner (3 x 5 inch publicity photograph with printed signature); and Natalie Wood and Gregory Peck (typed letter secretarially signed to Mr. and Mrs. Jules Styne, inviting them to serve on the Honorary Committee for the 80th Birthday Celebration of Ruth Gordon). In fine condition overall.

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164. [Film & Theatre] Popov, Oleg. (1930–2016).
Signed Vintage Program

A signed original program for the famous Soviet clown and circus artist, including numerous richly printed sepia gravure photographs and a short essay in English about the "Sunshine clown."  10 pp, 7 x 9.75 inches (17.8 x 24.8 cm.), light toning on cover and wear around edges, else fine. Ca. 1960.


In 1955, Oleg Popov became the first clown from the USSR to perform in the Western world.  In 1969, he was honored with the title of People's Artist of the USSR.


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165. [Film & Theatre] Rainer, Luise. (1910–2014).
Signed Program

Signed theatre program from 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 appeared at the American Repertory Theatre in September 1981, performing for the first time her one-woman rendition of Tennyson's poem Enoch Arden. She has signed on the inside page of the program. Top edge of the program rather bent; overall very good.

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166. [Film & Theatre] Renoir, Jean. (1894-1979).
"Rules of the Game" - SIGNED

New York City: Simon & Schuster. 1970. First. Signed English-language edition of the screenplay for the classic film La règle de jeu - typically translated as The Rules of the Game - with an inscription from the director on the title page: "To Stephen Adamson,/ Happy you like my work./ With my kindest regards,/ Jean Renoir, April 1972."  Part of the Classic Film Scripts series.  Softcover.  12mo, 168 pp.  Light creasing to the spine, else fine.  5.5 x 8 inches (14 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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167. [Film & Theatre] Robinson, Edward. G. (1893–1973) Logan, Joshua. (1908–1988) Freeman, Mona. (1926–2014).
"Middle of the Night" – Signed Souvenir Program

Signed souvenir program for the original Broadway production of Paddy Chayefsky's Middle of the Night, with signatures to their respective portraits/bios from cast members Edward G. Robinson, Mona Freeman, June Walker, Norman Feld, Doris Belack, Sylvia Davis, Ethel Britton, Peg Shirley, Phyllis Wynn, and director Joshua Logan.  20 pp., 9 x 12 inches (22.8 x 30 cm.), light toning and wear along spine and edges, else fine. Read More...

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168. [Film & Theatre] Sanders, George. (1906–1972).
Signed Photograph

Uncommon signed publicity photograph of the durable British actor lounging in a chair with a copy of Condensed Course in Motion Picture Photography by the New York Institute of Photography on his lap.  He has inscribed "To Dorothy/ Best wishes,/ from George Sanders," to the left, stamp to verso credits the photograph to Gene Kornman.  Pin hole in upper left corner, light wear around edges, small creases to corners, tear to upper right edge stabilized with cellotape, 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.) Read More...

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169. [Film & Theatre] [Shakespeare, William. (1564–1616)] Kemble, John Philip. (1757–1823).
Henry V at the Theatre Royal Haymarket - 1793 Front Page of the Times of London

Front page of the Tuesday, September 24, 1793 issue of The Times of London, with the first news item at the upper left announcing a performance of Shakespeare's Henry V at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, starring John Philip Kemble as Henry: "This evening will be performed King Henry the Fifth, or, the Conquest of France. King Henry, Mr. Kemble; Duke of Gloucester, Mr. Palmer; Duke of Exeter, Mr. Aikin..." Further news on the page includes notices from the Navy Office about pay to sailors, an offer of a reward from His Majesty's Customs to anyone providing information on a smuggling operation; and advertisements for products such as "Simson's Infallible Aethereal Tincture" for toothache and other afflictions. Heavy edge wear with some losses; overall good. 12 x 18 inches (31 x 46 cm).

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170. [Film & Theatre] [Shakespeare, William. (1564–1616)] Salvini, Tommaso. (1829-1915).
Autograph Signed Quotation from Othello

Attractive autograph quotation from the important Italian actor, one of the leading men of the London stage. He toured extensively in the US and in 1886 performed his signature role of Othello opposite the Iago of Edwin Booth and was an inspiration for Verdi and Boito in their creation of perhaps the greatest Italian opera ever written. He has penned on a small album leaf: "Io son colui che Otello... fu! / (Shakespeare) / Tommaso Salvini / New York 1 Ott. 1889." The quotation comes from Act V, scene 4 of Shakespeare's text ("I am not the Othello you once knew.") Attractively matted together with a portrait of Salvini in costume. Some light scuff marks to the mat; otherwise fine. Autograph quotation 7 x 4.5 inches (16.5 x 10 cm), overall size 19 x 14.5 inches.

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171. [Film & Theatre] [Ten Commandments].
The Ten Commandments - Souvenir Program

Souvenir program for the 1923 silent film The Ten Commandments, written by Jeanie MacPherson and with direction and production by Cecil B. DeMille. Includes numerous behind-the-scenes articles and photographs, as well as production stills.  20 pp., 9 x 11.75 inches (22.9 x 29.8 cm.), wear to spine and edges, toning on front and back cover, else fine. Read More...

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172. [Film & Theatre] Valentino, Rudolph. (1895-1926).
Hand-Colored Postcard Photograph in "The Son of the Sheik"

Original hand-colored postcard photograph of the early star of cinema in costume for The Son of the Sheik. The 1926 sequel to The Sheik would prove to be his last performance, going into wide release less than two weeks after his death at the age of 31Image is framed by a striking embossed design.  Published in England by J. Beagle & Co as part of their Famous Cinema Star series.  Light toning, else fine3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.8 x 13.5 cm).

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173. [Literature & Art] Beckett, Samuel. (1906 - 1989).
Catastrophe for Václav Havel

Broadside, 56.5 x 38 cm (22¼ x 15"). Designed by Patrick Reagh and illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini, this example 41 of 100 numbered copies, signed in ink by Beckett above his printed name, as issued. Nicely matted and framed to 19.5 x 27 inches (49 x 68 cm). A graphically striking signed item from the important Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director and poet.  Read More...


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174. [Literature & Art] Bonnard, Pierre. (1867-1947).
"Jeune fille lisant"

Original etching, "Young Girl Reading," from the series "La Vie de Sainte Monique."  The present example was printed by The Collector's Guild Ltd. of New York in 1965 on hand-made laid paper with wide margins as part of a posthumous impression. The original publication dates to 1930.  Edges nicked with small losses, else fine.  Engraving 4.5 x 7 inches (11.4 x 17.8 cm.), the full sheet 11 x 14 (27.9 x 35.6 cm).

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175. [Literature & Art] Cummings, E.E. (1894–1962) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Self-Portrait & Portrait of his Wife - Two Oil Paintings from the Collection of David Diamond

Self-portrait and Portrait of his wife, the model and photographer Marion Morehouse, from the important poet and visual artist. Both oil on panel, ca. 1940. The first, signed at the lower right. 8.5 x 17.5 inches (21.6 x 44.2 cm), framed to 9.5 x 18.5 inches, fine; the second, signed at the lower left. Sight size 7.75 x 12 inches (20 x 30 cm), framed to an overall size of 11.5 x 15.5 inches. Fine. Read More...

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176. [Literature & Art] Doctorow, E. L. (1931–2015).
Ragtime - SIGNED

New York: Random House. 1975.  271 pp. Hardcover; red paper with gilt design to front board over brown cloth; dust jacket with slight wear and tears at corners, price listed $8.95, no reviews printed on rear. Signed and inscribed ("To Paul / Best wishes / E L Doctorow") on the title to Paul McMahon. Overall in fine condition. 6 x 9.5 inches (15 x 24 cm). Read More...

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177. [Literature & Art] Dujardin, Karel. (1622–1678).
Sleeping Dogs

Original etching, accomplished before 1678, depicting dogs sleeping on the ground; a plough, farm equipment, bunches of straw, and a fence beyond.  Etching with plate signature top right, undated (ca. 1641 - 78). Number 5 bottom right. 5.5 x 6.25 inches (140 x 155 mm), with a small margin (approx. 4 mm) around the edge of the plate. Small stains at upper edge from verso, nicks along the bottom to just within the plate, otherwise clean and very well preserved. Tipped along upper edge to support.  Dutuit 5.III; Hollstein VI.31.5.III.  Read More...

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178. [Literature & Art] [Erotic Art].
Original Drawing

Bizarre original drawing, ca. 1850, depicting a menacing figure dressed as a baby, driving a cart pulled by a bird-like creature made of two phalluses. Pen and ink and watercolor over pencil, mounted to cardstock and framed. Drawing measures 5 x 3.5 inches. Frame measures 11.25 x 9 inches.  Your guess is as good as ours!

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An interesting and uncommon autograph letter from the Weimar librarian, Grand Ducal Council scribe and trusted secretary of Goethe. 1 page. Weimar. 17 October, 1853. Translated from the German in full: Read More...

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180. [Literature & Art] Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. (1749-1832).
CDV Portrait

A photographic reproduction of a portrait of the great German writer and statesman, mounted on a mid- to late-19th century carte de visite mount with the photographer's imprint of Anthony & co., New York. With the lower edge of the mount slightly trimmed, partially obscuring the photographer's name; otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.1 cm).

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