Collection of Hollywood ephemera from the career of Francine Ames (1921-1997), who appeared in several films during the 1940s including "Over 21" (1945) and "A Thousand And One Nights" (1945). All items are in good condition. The Collection Includes: * Signed/inscribed photograph of Francine Ames *Ames' Screen Actors Guild Membership Card for the period between 8/1/1944 and 10/31/1944 * Columbia Pictures Corp. Employment Contract for job as "dancer" signed Oct. 4th, 1945 with accompanying letter * Republic Productions Inc. employment contact for job of "dancer" -Shelve Autographs binder in Case 2 (Ephemera items in bag in binder marked "Autographs").
New York: Artists Equity Fund, Inc. 1954. First limited edition (#1315 of 2000). Thin folio in multicolored soft covers spiral bound in white; VG; contains 100 original lithographs designed by famous artists members at the time; on color paper; in very good condition; this is volume V of the magazine started in 1950; shelved in Case # 11.
New York: Bloomsbury, 2002. First U.S. Edition. Quarto: VG/VG: Black spine with white text: DJ is covered in mylar sheath, light chipping at corners, some scuff marks: Boards are strong and binding is tight, some light soiling and mild general shelfwear: Textblock is clean and pages are free of markings, folds and tears: First U.S. Edition: 320 pp.
London, Great Britain: Souvenir Press (E & A) Ltd. 1977. First UK Edition. 8vo. VG/VG. off white DJ spine and panels, titling in bold black stacked just below tip, author and bold publisher indented above tail. large dancing figure silhouette between centered red title and black subtitle and right justified authors. age-toned a tinge and under clear protective cover. fine charcoal/gray clothbound HB, with opaque white titling that fills spine tip to tail. inside covers clean, with neatly bound, flipped through pages, all corners aligned and textblock with numbered instructional steps and drawings. 139 pp. ISBN# 0285622919.
France: Aux Editions Du Cygne, 1932. (unstated edition). Quarto. Good- with no dust jacket. Half-cloth, half marbled pink boards. Brown spine with beige panel and black lettering. Wear along the top of the spine at the front hinge. Binding loosening in several spots. Text block edges clean. Text of pages clean and unmarked. 366pp. Text in French.
Berlin: Volksverband der Buecherfreunde Wegweiser-Verlag, 1925. 1st Ed. 8vo bound in quarter bordeaux leather with marbled boards and gilt spine lettering; VG/None; spine slightly abraded; where folded first pages with small stain mark; endpapers slightly foxed. With numerous plates. History of the dance.
New York: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1912. First Edition. Approx. 7.5" x 10.25". Good Condition. clay-red clothbound boards with gilt design and gilt lettering. Rubbing to corners and spine ends of boards; cloth splits to spine have been bolstered with archival book glue, with backstrip attached to edges of signatures. Some separation (please see photos for details) Attractively deckle-edged; faded gilt along top edge of text block. Paper crease along front hinge unevenly cut, but binding is secure. Shadow-browning to front and rear endpapers. Foxing to photographic plates, with photos themselves remaining crisp; otherwise clean and tight throughout. Please note the condition of the book and binding in the pictures accompanying this listing before purchasing. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
New York: Theater Arts Books, 1970. Fifth Edition. Fifth Edition; Quarto; VG-/VG-; Spine is yellow with black text; DJ has general shelf wear, creasing along edges, some open and closed tears, age-toning, design is clear; Boards have general shelf wear, bumping to corners, joints and hinges are Strong; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear; pp 96.
New York: Oxford University Press, 2004. Volume Five Only; Large Octavo; VG/no-DJ paperback; Black spine with light blue text and small black and white photograph of a dancer. Covers have general shelf wear, fraying to corners, light rubbing to edges, apart from that, clean, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear to fore edge, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 699; May require extra pricing for shipping international.
New York: Didier Publishers, 1948. octavo in cloth with DJ. VG/Fair. DJ has shelf and edge wear. Small open tears on DJ corners and ends of DJ spine. Small open tear on top of front DJ cover. Binding is solid. Book contains numerous black and white illustrations by the author. 210pp. Shelve in dance section. DJ spine is brown with black text.
New York, New York: Greenberg Publisher, 1954. US Printing. Qto. VG/VG-. much faded DJ spine, titling is indiscernible, with spotting and partly illustrated in pink with b/w dancing figures on large red circles. large titling in faded purple/black with black subtitling, very tiny purple authors left justified beneath. foxing to jacket rear. large closed tear on jacket front/rear. pale red clothbound HB with purple imprinted label, with gilt-stamped type and tiny purple/gilt author and publisher. slightly fading edges of the front and rear boards. age toning evident on the brown flecked candy pink fep/ffep. SIGNED BY ARTHUR MURRAY AND AUTHORS ON HALF-TITLE PAGE. neat sheets, b/w pictorial throughout, all images with plenty of text detail. foxing to outer edges, no transference to the sheets of the marginal interior edges. 191 pp.
New York: Committee on Research in Dance, 1972. 12mo: VG/no-DJ paperback: Yellow spine with black text: Covers have mild general shelfwear, some light scuffing, minimal soiling: Textblock has light stain along fore edge, otherwise clean, pages are clean and free of markings, folds and tears: Text is curated from meetings held August 29th to September 7th, 1970 at Lake Fairlee Camp in Ely, VT and August 22nd to September 4th 1971 at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA: 83 pp.
Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, Co. 1990. Octavo, 314pp. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. ----Spine is burgundy with gilt text. Bumping and shelf-wear. Light edge-wear to dust jacket. No markings or creases to the text. Binding is sturdy. Inscribed by Agnes de Mille on the front free end page.
London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1954. Large Octavo; VG-/VG-; White spine with black text. DJ has a Brodart cover jacket, shelf wear, some soiling, small tears along edges, light pink staining on rear; Boards have rubbing on edges, shelf wear, apart from that, binding strong; Textblock has light foxing on edges, Ex-libris bookplate on front end paper, frontis photo and title page has tiny staining, otherwise, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 174.
Large Quarto; VG/VG-; Black spine w/o text; Dust jacket have very slight shelf wear such as slightly sunned exterior with minor scratches and minimal edge wear, otherwise clean and undamaged; Covers have minimal shelf wear, clean with sturdy panels;Text block has minimal shelf wear and is clean with tight binding. Signed on front end paper.
London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd, 1952. Reprint. Reprint; Octavo; G+/G+; Spine is red with yellow text; DJ has general shelf wear, price-clipped, creasing along edges, some open and closed tears, age-toning, design is clear; Boards have general shelf wear, bumping to corners, joints and hinges are Strong; Text block has general signs of handling, age-toning, content is clear; pp 364.
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1999. Italian Printing. QTo. VG/VG. bright green DJ spine with medium blue titling, gold-tone publisher logo at tail. jacket front is decorative with fore-edge fold titleblock; copper and green lettering ascend the vertical dark blue segment. HB is mild orange clothbound HB with deeply stamped navy titling. b/w illustrations included within the clear and excellent textblock. neat edges all sides. 420 pp. ISBN# 0300061765.
New York: Ballantine Books, 1980. First Edition. square 4to., 72 pp. [full-color photographs to second half of volume unpaginated], G+; softcover, silver paper covers; black text to spine, metallic gold and white calligraphic lettering to front cover; moderate shelfwear (e.g., bumping to head and tail of spine; rubbing and chipping to hinges of spine; bumping to corners; rubbing to edges; scratching to covers; mild foxing to text-block); INSCRIBED by dancer George de la Peña, a principle cast member who starred as Vaslav Nijinsky, to half-title page; shelved Ballet/Dance.
New York: Mitchell Kennerley, 1916. First edition. Quarto. Fair with no dust jacket. Brown spine with faded gold lettering. Staining discoloration to the bottom half of the spine, the bottom half of the front cover, and bottom quadrant of the rear cover near the spine. Covers bowed. Stain does not appear to affect the condition of any of the internal pages. Slight shelf-wear to the covers generally. Text block edges clean, text of pages clean. Binding intact. 227pp.
New York, NY: Crown Publishers, 1939. US Printing. Qto. VG-/ - no DJ. dark blue clothbound HB with stamped gilt titling centered at around head and foot of spine. some dark toning to fep/ffep. hinge area intact, sealed over weakened hinges. heavily foxed initial and final sheets: the half title page and frontispiece reverse. occasional foxing within the otherwise unmarked textblock. contents include 31 colored illustrations by Matisse, Picasso, Berard, etc., and 200 half-tone illustrations. gently toned outer edges. as is.246 pp.
London: Adam and Charles Black, 1958. First ed. VG 8vo in green buckram, title on spine in gilt. Missing DJ. Ex-lib. Slight bumping to corners, spine cocked. Gilt on spine bright, remnants of library label at bottom. Pages clean, flat and bright, no scribbles or notes, prev. booksellers stamp on title page. Remnants of glue on rear endpapers from library card pocket(s) B/W photos and illus. throughout, full colour frontis of Dame Adeline on glossy stock. 207 pgs. shelve Dance.
Washington: Association for the Preservation and Presentation of the Arts, 1981. First [INSCRIBED]. Octavo; vg+/good-; dj, white spine with black text; HB, red cloth spine with gilt lettering; INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR, ffep, 1981; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; endpapers and text block, edges, foxing; 99 pp.; illus., 41 plates, some with color; some with printed colors or tints; others with child's crayon, bleeding, and color transfers; dj, extensive foxing; closed tears, previously mended, tape; else good.
New York: Rinehart & Co. 1954. Quarto; good+/good; sj, dark blue spine with white text; HB, black cloth spine with gilt lettering; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; 222 pp.; photos, some color; within the introductory text, preface and commentary, some pages unprinted blanks;light general toning; binding shaken; dj, deeply sunned; chipping and minor wear; else very good.
Hawaii: Apa Productions, 1982. First Edition. First Edition; Quarto; VG+/VG; spine is a very pale green/tan color, large black text; DJ has general signs of wear, some edge wear, a few nicks along edges, age-toned, cover design is clear; boards have general shelf wear, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has general signs of handling, some pen writing on front free-end paper, binding is strong; pp 193.
New York: Committee on Research in Dance, 1970. 12mo: VG-/no-DJ paperback: Yellow spine with black text: Covers have general shelfwear, crease down joint on front, some soiling: Textblock has some staining, pages are clean and free of markings, folds and tears: Text was taken from the proceedings of the second conference on research and dance, July 4-6 1969 at Airlie Conference Center in Warrenton, VA: 115 pp.
Brooklyn, NY: Dance Horizons, Inc. 1972. Second Printing. small 8vo. VG/ - no DJ. slim ivory wraps spine with tiny dark orange titling. ivory frames the large dark orange text field, centered titling; small orange text filled ivory rear. hint of edgewear, interior a lightly read copy, petite in size, very skinny. no marks/writing. in protective sleeve. 47 pp.
New York: Theatre Arts Books, 1973. Octavo: VG/VG: Orange spine with black text: DJ is slightly faded from age but in good condition with some general shelfwear, price clipped across bottom of front flap: Boards have some light staining, shelfwear and some mild bumping at head, tail and corners: Textblock has darkened slightly with age but is free of markings, folds or tears, title page is inscribed by the author with "With best wishes, Joan Lawson", black and white photographs of the subject matter: 132 pp.
New York: Knopf, 1966. First edition. Quarto; 178 pp. Illustrated brown cloth. No dust jacket. Illustrated with photographs. INSCRIBED by both Martha Graham and dancer Helen McGehee on half-title page. SIGNED by author LeRoy Leatherman on title page. VG. Boards soiled. Binding tight. Shelved in Alcove 2.
London: Sheed and Ward, 1944. Second impression. Octavo; good/none; orange cloth spine with gilt lettering; minor shelf wear and bumping; text block, clean; mild toning; 340 pp.; illus.; frontispiece, text figures, and folded plate; hinges, split starts; spine, spotted; edges, chipped; joints, insect bores; else very good.
Paris, France: Art and Industry, 1955. French Printing. skinny Qto. VG-/ - no DJ. bright white wraps spine, black titling, with lengthy reading creases, abrading and scuffing to its ends, with fine ridges and wrinkles. fully illustrated panels in color, edgewear heavy to covers along the upper edges. interior illustrated profusely with b/w and color photographs. following the main gallery, numbered list of photos and "A Ballet Season," text in both FRENCH AND ENGLISH upon unmarked ivory stock. corners are neatly aligned within the textblock of 112 pp.
Brooklyn: Dance Horizons, 1975. Small Quarto; G/G-; Off-white spine with black text; Dust jacket has some edge wear including 1 inch open tear at spine head edge and other minor tears, also slightly age tone & rubbed exterior; Boards are sunned with slight edge wear, cocked spine; Text block is generally but lightly age toned and unmarked; pp 400.
Brooklyn, NY: Dance Horizons, 1975. US Edition. tall Qto. VG/VG-. tall ivory DJ spine, much chipping to the tip, and aside it on the b/w pictorial jacket rear a large rough gash. DJ titling is centered small back characters which extend down spine to lightly worn tail. medium blue clothbound HB, small white gold stamped lettering down spine. b/w photos illustrate the endpages. clean ivory textblock featuring over 250 illustrations, including 35 drawings and paintings. neat outer edges, all sides. 400 pp. ISBN # 078127051X.