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The Julia Arthur Book: A Collection of Pictures Representing Julia Arthur in her Most Renowned Impersonations and a Review of her Career

Clarke, John

Published by Meyer Brothers and Company, New York, 1899
Condition: Good Soft cover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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Lg. 4to. Unpaginated (20pp). Original illustrated wraps bound with string, as issued. Pictorial title-page with decorative floral drawings. Rare publication looking at Canadian stage and film actress Julia Arthur (1869-1950). At the tender age of 12 she became a leading actress, playing challenging roles like Ophelia, Juliet, Lady Macbeth, and Lady Anne in Richard III. With her growing success over the years on stage all over the world, she was offered a chance to perform in the fledgling motion picture industry. She appeared in a total of 10 films. This work (published before films were made) is illustrated with b/w reproductions of many of Arthur's characters she played in the theater. Last page entitled "Julia Arthur and her authors" with b/w photographic reproductions of drawings showing Shakespeare and Alfred Tennyson, as well as reproductions of photographs of T. B. Aldrich, Emile Bergerat, Francis Hodgson Burnett, and W. S. Gilbert. Each plate with printed decorative floral ornaments in b/w. Creasing, sunning and minor staining on wraps. Small closed tear on bottom edge of front wrapper. Foxing on top edge of title-page. Wraps in fair, interior in overall very good condition. Scarce. Bookseller Inventory # 24008

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Title: The Julia Arthur Book: A Collection of ...

Publisher: Meyer Brothers and Company, New York

Publication Date: 1899

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:Good

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Since 1985 we offer individual books for sale from our inventory of 150,000 rare, out-of-print and antiquarian volumes on many topics, with an emphasis on Judaica, Hebraica, Bibles and rabbinics, the fine and decorative arts, architecture, photography, textile and wallpaper sample books, Bauhaus and the avant garde, expressionist dance, Olympic Games and sport, the ancient near-east and archeology, erotica, illustrated and foreign-language books, especially German, Yiddish, Polish and Hebrew, as well as books from the Weimar Republic and the Third Reich, plus Russian constructivist materials. We create book collections, both large and small, for individuals, decorators, archives and libraries¿currently available: a 10,000-volume research collection on Judaica in the German language. In addition, we maintain a beguiling selection of original works of art and photography. Eric Chaim Kline provides appraisal services for estate, insurance and tax purposes, often helping to match book donors with libraries and museums. We purchase books of merit and entire collections; we also take books on consignment with favorable terms. We are a rental source for movie and tv production, occasionally providing the prop on which the plot turns. Traveling throughout the U.S. and Europe, Eric Chaim Kline has been buying and selling old and rare books since the 1980¿s, when in graduate school at Brandeis University. Proprietor of bookshops in several Los Angeles locations since 1985, he hosts visitors by appointment in our lively bookstore and ships books to collectors, libraries and museums worldwide. Kline occasionally lectures on topics in book collecting and Jewish studies. He sponsors the annual Bibliography Award granted by the Association of Jewish Libraries and serves on the national board of the Antiquarian Booksellers¿ Association of America. We welcome your inquiries.

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