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1 Ainsworth, Ruth. MORE TALES OF SHELLOVER
New York Roy 1968 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Antony Maitland 
125 pp, 8" H. Charming b&w illustations by Kate Greenaway Medal winner Antony Maitland. "Shellover (a tortoise) woke up with his head full as ever with wonderful stories. Mrs. Candy and her pets: the cat, the dog, the cow and the chickens are entranced with all the new stories. There are green-clad dancers who vanish at cockcrow. A strange feathered child hatches from a speckled egg. A baby is fished out of the sea. Ordinary-seeming children make snowmen who can talk, and have a friend who is a witch. Shellover tells a new story about Minnie the cat, and her inquisitive kittens; another about two boys in an adventure playground; and the little girl and her friends, the horse and the hen. When Shellover gets sleepy this time, the pets decide to tell their own stories. The results are delightful!" Small letter "R" in red ink, birthday gift inscription and some soft creases on front free endpaper; one page with a dog-ear crease; very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine; one tiny corner crease; tiny mark on bottom of text block; very light edge wear; two tiny dints on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light browning on spine, small light pink stain on inside of front panel, top edge and flap-folds; light edge wrinkling; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with some tiny chips and tears; minor rubbing and soiling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BARE FACTS:  MY LIFE AS A STRIPPER., Ample, Annie.
2 Ample, Annie. THE BARE FACTS: MY LIFE AS A STRIPPER.
Toronto Key Porter 1988 1550130943 / 9781550130942 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
177 pp, 8 3/4" H. B&w photographs. "She was notorious for taking off her clothes. Movies, magazines and TV shows, and fame as 'the girl with the million dollar chest' after her breasts were insured by Lloyds of London, helped create her very successful career as celebrity stripper, 'Annie Ample'. But behind all the hype was a real person. (Annie) looks back candidly on her turbulent childhood in a small town in California and her showbiz start as a 'go-go' dancer in a local club. 'Annie Ample' was the ingenuous character she devised to exploit the sex industry rather than be exploited by it. Whether she is recalling her narrow escapes from lascivious film producers, her famous plastic surgery, her wild nights with the jet set or the stampede of the paparazzi when she went sunbathing at Cannes, Annie's irrepressible sense of humor and earthy revelations make her story a compelling read, even when it borders on the tragic." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and at top of front flap. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
BALLET., Beaton, Cecil.
3 Beaton, Cecil. BALLET.
Wingate, London, 1951. 
86 pp, 8vo (8 15/16" H), hard cover (purple cloth with silver lettering on spine and front board) - no dust jacket. Colour decorations on title page, b&w drawings and photographs by Cecil Beaton. The author's personal reminiscenses of ballet and b allet dancers. Very light browning to pages/endpapers; small label from bookstore on front pastedown; moderate browning to edges of text block; area of dark browning across front board, on spine and at top edges; small bump with tiny split in c l o t h at bottom edge of both boards near spine; three tiny soiling marks on front board. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
TEN DANCERS:  ON STAGE, BACKSTAGE, AT HOME AND ON THE ROAD.  (PATRICIA McBRIDE, PETER MARTINS, ANTHONY DOWELL, NATALIA MAKAROVA, ALEXANDER GODUNOV, CYNTHIA GREGORY, FERNANDO BUJONES, MARTINE VAN HAMEL, PATRICK DUPOND, GHISLAINE THESMAR.), Brubach, Holly.  Photographs by Pierre Petitjean.
4 Brubach, Holly. Photographs by Pierre Petitjean. TEN DANCERS: ON STAGE, BACKSTAGE, AT HOME AND ON THE ROAD. (PATRICIA McBRIDE, PETER MARTINS, ANTHONY DOWELL, NATALIA MAKAROVA, ALEXANDER GODUNOV, CYNTHIA GREGORY, FERNANDO BUJONES, MARTINE VAN HAMEL, PATRICK DUPOND, GHISLAINE THESMAR.)
Seaver / William Morrow, New York, 1982, first edition. 
(213) pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0688012167 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "Here are Patricia McBride and Peter Martins of the New York City Ballet; Anthony Dowell, Natalia Makarova, Alexander Godunov, Cynth ia Gregory, Fernando Bujones, and Martine Van Hamel of the American Ballet Theatre; and Patrick Dupond and Ghislaine Thesmar of the Paris Opera Ballet. You will see them behind the scenes and in pictures that record the fleeting moments of g r e a t p e rformance which dancers must perpetually re-create. Their biographies, based on personal interviews....display the individuality of each of them, which is as striking as the passion they share for their difficult art. By juxtaposin g t he p ub li c a nd private sides of these stars of contemporary ballet, 'Ten Dancers' doubly illuminates the art. After seeing Pierre Petitjean's photographs, no one can watch these or even other dancers without a sharply heightened sense of w hat th ey bri ng to ea ch dazzling appearance on the stage." Dust jacket has been price clipped, has areas of light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and bottom of rear panel, minor edge wear, one tiny tear with crease, minor rubbing, mi nor bro wnin g a t to p o f f laps . Near Fine/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
PEOPLE FROM THE SKY:  AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN., Carpenter, Frances.
5 Carpenter, Frances. PEOPLE FROM THE SKY: AINU TALES FROM NORTHERN JAPAN.
Garden City, New York Doubleday 1972 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Betty Fraser. 
107 pp, 9 7/16" H. B&w illustrations. "In the model Ainu village on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, Old Ekashi is one of the few storytellers who can remember the drama and excitement of ancient customs, legends and magic. Toko and Haruko beg their grandfather to repeat their favorite tales of Kamui, the Great-and-Important God, who sent lesser gods from the Sky Country to teach, protect and guide the Ainu people. Although Ekashi's eyes twinkle as he explains why the lark never flies very high, why the Ainu have no books and why the sparrow has only one dark spot on her beak, he doest not reveal just how much of his fabulous accounts of myth and folklore he really believes." Contents; People from the Sky; A-E-Oina, the Demon, and the Tattle-tale Dog; Animals from Heaven; "Good-by, Dear Little Bear God"; The Hungry Time; Yoshi-Tsuni, Brave Warrior from Japan; The Old Man on the Mountain; The Frog's Tattoo; The Mad Dancers of Upo-Pou-Shi; The One-Eyed Monster; Fox Magic; Pan'ambe and Pen'ambe; The Bats of Ru-Pe-Shi-Pi; The Golden Mare; Flying Sword; Two Terrible Fish; The "Little People". 3" line of glue residue on free front endpaper, browning on inside hinges. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very light edge browning/foxing, light browning on spine, two small edge tears, very light general soiling, small soiling stain at bottom of front flap-fold. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
TOULOUSE-LAUTREC:  POSTERS AND PRINTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF IRENE AND HOWARD STEIN., Castleman, Riva.
6 Castleman, Riva. TOULOUSE-LAUTREC: POSTERS AND PRINTS FROM THE COLLECTION OF IRENE AND HOWARD STEIN.
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia, 1998. 
163 pp, 4to (12" H), soft cover. ISBN 0939802848 Profusely illustrated in color and b&w. The catalogue of an exhibition. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, very minor rubbing. Near Fine 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
PRINCIPAL ROLE.  A "WELLS" BOOK - THE "SADLER'S WELLS" SERIES., Hill, Lorna.  Illustrations by Esme Verity.  Dust jacket illustration by Eve M.S. Guthrie.
7 Hill, Lorna. Illustrations by Esme Verity. Dust jacket illustration by Eve M.S. Guthrie. PRINCIPAL ROLE. A "WELLS" BOOK - THE "SADLER'S WELLS" SERIES.
Evans Brothers, London, 1958, 2nd printing. 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, b&w frontispiece plus 7 additional full page b&w illustrations. The 9th 'Sadler's Wells" book. "Fazia, the eighteen-year-old Crown Princess of Slavonia, is one of the most brilli ant students at the British Royal Ballet School. In spite of this, however, she doesn't really want to dance. She wants to be just an ordinary girl and do ordinary things - for instance riding in buses and tramcars, and climbing mountain s . B u t r o yal princesses (even of a pocket handkerchief country like Slavonia) are not ordinary people, and so....But to find out what happens, you must read the book. In it you will meet many old friends - Rosanna Corelli, who is now in the Ro ya l B al le t C om pany; Ella Rosetti, Timothy Roebottom, the Weybridges (and their objectionable children, Monica and Cyril) and many others. You will also hear about Ella's love story, and how it ended happily after all." Previous owner's na me/ in f o. at top o f f ree front endpaper, four leaves with dog-ear crease, very light browning to edges of textblock, light edge wear, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket has light to m oder ate e dge we ar/w rin klin g - mainly along top edge and at bottom of spine, one small tear with creases, a few very small chips and tears, minor soiling, 2" x 7/8" piece cut from front flap - tiny piece of old label on edge, light brown ing o n spi ne. Ve ry G ood/ Good+ 
Price: 47.50 USD
 
 
DANCE FOR GODS., Mazumdar, Maxim.  Preface by John Gilpin.
8 Mazumdar, Maxim. Preface by John Gilpin. DANCE FOR GODS.
Personal Library, Toronto, 1979. 
60 pp, 8 1/2" H, soft cover in dust jacket. B&w photographs. "(T)he fourth monodrama written by Maxim Mazumdar, tells the story of a Greek actor/dancer, Herakleon, living at the time of the great tragic playwright, Euripides. The play concerns it self with the relationship between the creator and the interpreter of a work of art. In a series of scenes Herakleon's life unfolds: his early failures as an actor, his development as a dancer, and his deep love for his wife and son, Euri. 'The c h aracter of Herakleon is pure invention,' Mazumdar writes in his introduction. 'For the first time I stepped aside from the rules and demands of the biographical monodrama which I had done for the life and times of Oscar Wilde, Rimbaud, and Dia g hi le v. I wanted to write about an ordinary touring actor-dancer living in Greece at the time of Euripides. And I did not want to be tied to classical exactitude. I wanted to be free to interpret the historical facts. So, Herakleon. A man wh o lov es the simple securities of life: his family, his work. And in the background, Euripides, the giant social conscience of his age....A pair of opposites. But the play's conclusion is optimistic. The creator and the interpreter share the same e nd; the y share the dance for gods'." Small bump to top corner of textblock, faint water marks at top/bottom edges of covers, soft crease at top corner of rear cover, minor soiling and browning. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light to moderat e s oili ng, a few small soft creases. Very Good-/Good+ 
Price: 22.50 USD
 
 
9 Mowat, Farley; Mitchell, W.O.; Collins, Robert; Callaghan, Morley; Russell, Andy; Kinsella, W.P.; Braithwaite, Max; St. Pierre, Paul; Least Heat Moon, William; Hodgins, Jack; Hellyer, David Terrell; Conover, David; Gibson, Jim; Lynch-Staunton, et al. IMAGES: STORIES BY THIRTY FAVORITE AUTHORS. (THIRTY STORIES BY FAVORITE WRITERS.)
Toronto NC Press 1988 1550210076 / 9781550210071 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Len Gibbs. 
104 pp + (8 pp), oblong (8 11/16" H x 10 5/8" D). Colour reproductions, b&w drawings. "From farms and ranches, coastlines and islands, in some thirty stories and vignettes by some of North America's best loved writers and the exquisite art of Len Gibbs, here are timeless portraits which evoke not just rural living, but the universal condition. Meet a diverse and changing mix of people whose lives have been shaped by harsh realities and share with them the pain and sunshine, and truth and laughter. Here prose and paintings have been interwoven to create a loving tribute to those who have chosen to live on the land." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very small bump tot top corner of boards, small piece of rear pastedown in missing at top corner. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, light rubbing, old tape on top/bottom inside edges. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
10 Parsons, Anthony. THE CASE OF THE INDIAN DANCER. THE SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY NO 241.
[Amalgamated/Fleetway, London, n.d.]. 
64 pp, soft cover (stapled in wraps). "Roshanara - that was all the name she had, or at any rate all the name she used - was undoubtedly beautiful. In fact, she was more than that, she was a veritable 'Dream of Delight' - she was positively lovely so far as face and figure went. Her fans were legion. Her picture was in every paper almost every day. She was pale as a lily, with blue-black hair and sloe eyes; and when she danced - Elsie had seen her several times at the Accolade - you could only think of moonbeams on a summer sea, or dappled sunlight in a shady grove. She was the kind of ethereal unreality that men went mad about. But to Elsie, as an employer, she was a flat pain in the neck!" Interior - pages browning very lightly, staple rusting (staining to covers), otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, very small erasure mark on front cover, soft small crease to top corner of book, spine has light wrinkling, brwning, rubbing and small chip/tear at top. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DANCERS AT NIGHT. (CONTAINS:  A RURAL PLACE; RAMSEY TAYLOR; KOPOCHUS 1825; WE, WHO HAVE NEVER SUFFERED; SAFE IN THE ARMS; AND, DANCERS AT NIGHT.), Richards, David Adams.
11 Richards, David Adams. DANCERS AT NIGHT. (CONTAINS: A RURAL PLACE; RAMSEY TAYLOR; KOPOCHUS 1825; WE, WHO HAVE NEVER SUFFERED; SAFE IN THE ARMS; AND, DANCERS AT NIGHT.)
(Oberon, [Toronto], 1978), Ist edition. 
149 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" h), soft cover. A early collection of stories by the Giller Prize- (2000 - 'Mercy Among the Children') and Governor General's Award- (1988 - 'Nights Below Station Street' and 1998 - 'Lines on the Water') winning author. Interio r - a few very small light soiling marks in margin of page 9. Exterior - light edge wear, a few soft creases on covers, light soiling to top/bottom of textblock, tiny scuff on front cover, small crease at top of spine. G+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
THE O'KEEFE CENTRE: THIRTY YEARS OF THEATRE HISTORY., Walker, Hugh.
12 Walker, Hugh. THE O'KEEFE CENTRE: THIRTY YEARS OF THEATRE HISTORY.
Toronto Key Porter 1991 1550132911 / 9781550132915 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Inscribed By Author
310 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). INSCRIBED ON TITLE PAGE: "WITH BEST WISHES FROM THE AUTHOR HUGH WALKER OCT 4/92". "Since its opening in 1960, the O'Keefe Centre has been Canada's premier theatre: home of the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company, the chief venue for Broadway musicals and plays, international artists, modern and classical dance companies - everything glorious in the performing arts. Almost 300 black-and-white photographs of distinguished entertainers illustrate this lively history of the O'Keefe Centre from 1960 to 1990. The book includes the design and building of the centre, sections on the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company, musicals and revues, theatrical productions and star performers who have played at the O'Keefe, from Harry Belafonte, Liza Minelli and Anne Murray to Sir Laurence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn and Richard Burton. The author, who was manager of the centre for the first fifteen years, describes personal encounters with a multitude of stars and directors, and his many amusing anecdotes make this a diverting and delightful tour through recent showbiz history." Very minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, two tiny dints on top edge of front board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, wrinkles in laminate down front panel, minor rubbing. 
Price: 27.50 USD
 
 
13 Walker, Hugh. THE O'KEEFE CENTRE: THIRTY YEARS OF THEATRE HISTORY.
Toronto Key Porter 1991 1550132911 / 9781550132915 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
310 pp, 4to (11 3/4" H). "Since its opening in 1960, the O'Keefe Centre has been Canada's premier theatre: home of the National Ballet of Canada and the Canadian Opera Company, the chief venue for Broadway musicals and plays, international artists, modern and classical dance companies - everything glorious in the performing arts. Almost 300 black-and-white photographs of distinguished entertainers illustrate this lively history of the O'Keefe Centre from 1960 to 1990. The book includes the design and building of the centre, sections on the National Ballet of Canada, the Canadian Opera Company, musicals and revues, theatrical productions and star performers who have played at the O'Keefe, from Harry Belafonte, Liza Minelli and Anne Murray to Sir Laurence Olivier, Katharine Hepburn and Richard Burton. The author, who was manager of the centre for the first fifteen years, describes personal encounters with a multitude of stars and directors, and his many amusing anecdotes make this a diverting and delightful tour through recent showbiz history." Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top of spine and flap-folds, minor edge wear, three wrinkles in laminate on front panel, light rubbing, minor browning at top edge of flaps. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NIGHTS OUT:  LIFE IN COSMOPOLITAN LONDON., Walkowitz, Judith R.
14 Walkowitz, Judith R. NIGHTS OUT: LIFE IN COSMOPOLITAN LONDON.
New Haven Yale University Press 2012 0300151942 / 9780300151947 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 
414 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, maps. "London's Soho district underwent a spectacular trans-formation between the late Victorian era and the end of the Second World War: its old buildings and dark streets infamous for sex, crime, political disloyalty and immigrants became a center of culinary and cultural tourism servicing patrons of nearby shops and theaters. Treating Soho as exceptional, but also representative of London's urban transformation, (the author) shows how the area's foreignness and porousness were key to the explosion of culture. In restaurants, street markets and shady night clubs, the protagonists include traders, waiting staff, undercover police, chorus girls, jazz musicians and entrepreneurs. She draws on a vast and unusual range of sources to stitch together a patchwork quilt of vivid stories and unforgettable characters, revealing how Soho became a showcase for a new cosmopolitan identity." Contents: Introduction; Cosmopolitan Soho; Battle of the Empire; The "Vision of Salome"; The Italian Restaurant; A Jewish Night Out; The Shady Nightclub; Windmill Theatre; Epilogue. Very minor wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top edge. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
15 Wylie, Jonathan and Margolin, David. Foreword by Einar Haugen. THE RING OF DANCERS: IMAGES OF FAROESE CULTURE.
Philadelphia University of Pennsylvania Press 1981 081227783X / 9780812277838 Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
182 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w photographs, maps. "Scattered in the North Atlantic, 300 miles off Iceland and 400 miles off Norway lies an archipelago - the Faroe Islands. Despite centuries of foreign control, the Faroese have preserved their own distinctive identity. At present an internally self-governing dependency of Denmark, the Faroes have kept their culture alive in part by elaborating certain elements of that culture as badges of self-consciousness. (This book) is composed of a series of studies of aspects of Faroese life, language, and folkways. A recurrent theme is the continuing reformulation of Faroese culture since the islands' Viking settlement in the ninth century. The Faroes are introduced as the Faroese themselves conceive them - as islands both joined and separated by the waterways round about them. The archipelago is visualized in terms of such waterways as fjords, the points of the compass, 'home' villages, and natural and political districts. The authors also discuss Faroese society as the Faroese conceived it around 1890, by an analysis of a then popular folktale about the Ashlad. Placed in its social context, the tale appears as a kind of folk editorial on changing values and changing times. Perhaps the most important symbol of Faroese identity is the Faroese language. Although it was not made a written language until the 1840s, and ws not widely written or read until the 1890s, Faroese replaced Danish as the islands' official language. In gaining its formal register, it has come to express a modern sense of what it means to be Faroese. The most spectacular Faroese custom, the grindadrap - the slaughter of schools of pilot whatles and the celebration that follows the catch - typifies the continuity of the Faroes' anciently rooted identity. The image of the dansiringur - the 'ring' of dancers singing ballads of wars and loves of heroic times - lingers throughout the book. The dansiringur, the authors contend, represents the Faroese adaptation of large forms to a land of closely known neighbors and landscapes, the complex inward turning of the Faroese culture, its tortuous sense of wholeness. The book ends by recounting interviews in Torshavn, the Faroes' capital, with an artist, a journalist, a politician, and others. (It) vividly portrays the Faroese and makes clear why they are actively involved in preserving their culture as well as shaping it for the future." Light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light fading to spine, several closed tears up to 3" - some with creases, light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
STRETCH MARKS, THREE KIDS, THIRTY-SIX AND SINGLE., Young, Catherine.
16 Young, Catherine. STRETCH MARKS, THREE KIDS, THIRTY-SIX AND SINGLE.
Mother Press, Mildmay, Ontario, 1990. 
279 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), soft cover. ISBN 0969490801 "Suzanne is freshly out of a squirelly marriage, doing the two-step around loneliness, rejection, lust and more mess. Three children give her reason to get up in the morning, the singles' dance provides reason to stay up late, and the interactions between dancers three sandwiches short of a picnic, are almost enough for Suzanne to lose reason altogether. To know Suzanne is to love yourself." Interior - clean and tight with no p r e v i o u s o wnership marks. Exterior - light edge wear, small bump at top of rear hinge, slight bump at bottom of spine, slight fading and browning on spine, small ghost sticker mark on rear cover. Very Good- 
Price: 19.95 USD
 


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