Holiday 2021 Catalogue


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Paris: Heugel. 1948. First Edition.

Folio. Original dark ivory wrappers present. 1f. (recto note on first performance, verso blank), 1f. (recto title printed in red and black, verso blank), 1f. (recto cast list, etc., verso blank), 1f. (recto contents, verso publisher's note), 70 pp.  Comprises ten pieces by different composers: Read More...


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Classical Music
Dance

22. [Conductor] [Boosey & Hawkes].
Ca. 1900 Sterling Silver Collapsible Conductor's Baton

An unusual conductor's baton in sterling silver and black lacquered wood, which twists apart into two pieces for travel.  Ca. 1900, with fitted box stamped Boosey & Hawkes, London.  In very fine condition.  12 inches in length (15 cm.).

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Ephemera
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Rare original deluxe program printed on satin for the Royal Opera House Centenary performance in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, Tuesday June 10th, 1958.  The performance included performances by Callas, Sutherland, Vickers and others, under the batons of Kubelik, Downes, Pritchard and others, as well as ballet performances by Fonteyn, Ashton, Nerida and others.  11 x 21 inches, produced by British Nylon Spinners Ltd., designed by Pater Hatch, Royal Coat of Arms drawn by Rex Whistler and Printed by William Clowes & Sons Ltd. on Nylon Satin.  Toned and with some stray threads around the edges, but overall in very good condition.

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Opera

24. Gershwin, George. (1898–1937).
Signed Photograph

Striking signed matte photograph of the great composer, shown elegantly seated at the keyboard, boldly signed in black fountain pen ink across the lower blank margin, "Sincerely, George Gershwin."  Smudge to inscription, some creasing to upper margin and diagonally across the image from right side, else in fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).

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Attractive photograph of the songwriting duo together with American playwright Guy Bolton, likely taken ca. 1926 when the three men were collaborating with P.G. Wodehouse on the musical Oh, Kay!.  The negative reproduces in facsimile Ira's humorous inscription "Here we are rehearsing for our picture. / Ira."  8 x 10 inches. Size: 15.25" x 12.25" frame

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Signature

26. Gounod, Charles-François. (1818–1893).
Original CDV Photograph

Original carte de visite photograph of the prolific French composer, photographed by Elliott & Fry, London, and identified on the verso in an unknown hand as ca. 1872 at about age 54. On the photographer's mount with notes and stamps on the verso. In fine condition with some slight stains. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.5 cm.)

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Classical Music
Opera

27. Gounod, Charles-François. (1818–1893).
Presentation Laurel Wreath from the Société Royale d’Harmonie of Antwerp

Enormous wreath or symbolic crown of artificial oak leaves with acorns and gold ornaments, with wide ribbons embroidered with the inscription "La Société Royale d’Harmonie d’Anvers à Charles Gounod, Témoignage d’admiration" and the date of 1879, framed with a printed card and original event ribbons under glass in its original massive black wood frame (diameter 48 cm, 65 x 65 cm) as presented to and owned by the composer himself. Numerous chips to the frame, unexamined out of framed, but quite visually striking indeed.  Read More...

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Opera

28. Grainger, Percy. (1882–1961).
Autograph Signature

Autograph album leaf signed by the Australian-born pianist, conductor, and composer best known for his folk settings and colorfully experimental works.  The album leaf has been mounted together with a trimmed halftone photograph to a larger album leaf.  The autograph's recipient has dated the signature to November 5, 1942.  In fine condition.  6.75 x 5 inches (17.1 x 12.7 cm.).

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29. Grieg, Edvard. (1843–1907).
Carte de Visite Photograph

Original Claus Knudsen of Christiania (Oslo) CDV photograph of the Norwegian composer.  Fine.  2.5 x 4 inches (6.4 x 10.7 cm).

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Classical Music

30. [Haydn, Joseph. (1732–1809)].
1809 Gentleman's Magazine with Haydn and Thomas Paine Obituaries

The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. For July, 1809. Title; [i]; 595 - 687 pp. [i]. Complete. 5 by 8 inches, full title/contents page with an engraving of St. John's Gate. Disbound, from a larger volume with traces of leather and string along spine.  Fine condition. Read More...

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Book
Classical Music

31. Liszt, Franz. (1811–1886).
Carte de Visite with facsimile Signature

Original L. Frisch & Co. of Weimar early CDV photograph of the legendary pianist and composer with facsimile signature printed to lower margin.  Light foxing to borders, mounting remnants and collector stamp to verso, else in fine condition.  2.3 x 4.6 inches (5.9 x 11.7 cm.).

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Unsigned Photo/Portrait
Unsigned Photograph

32. Liszt, Franz. (1811–1886).
Original Held Cabinet Photograph

Original cabinet photograph by Louis Held, showing Liszt in his study at Weimar.  Wear to corners, else in fine condition.  6.5 x 4.25 inches (16.5 x 11 cm.).

Approximately one year after Liszt passed, his residence in Weimar, the Hofgartnerai, became a museum.  The room remains effectively unchanged from when the present photograph was taken.


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33. Mahler, Gustav. (1860–1911).
Gustav Mahler's VIII. Symphonie. Thematische Analyse mit einer Eintlung und dem Portrat Mahlers. - SPECIAL ISSUE FOR A 1913 PERFORMANCE BY FRITZ BUSCH

Leipzig-Wien: Universal Ed.. 1912. Interesting volume concerning the 8th Symphony and including a halftone portrait of the composer, this copy specially printed for a Fritz Busch-led performance in Aachen in the Kurhaus Oct. 5, 1913 with a 2 pp. program bound in before the portrait. Universal - Edition No.. 3399k. 14 x 21 cm., 50 pp. Wrappers toned and stained, chip to lower right corner, else fine. Read More...

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A rare and finely made bronze commemoration medal of Gustav Mahler by Alfred Rothberger, shown in profile to the left on the obverse, with his name inscribed to the right of the portrait; the reverse depicts laurel leaves among clouds with the inscription "MEINE SEIT WIRD NOCH KOMMEN (My time will yet come)" and marked "Munze Wien" along the edge. Diameter measures 2 inches (5 cm); in fine condition. Read More...

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An attractive and finely sculpted miniature bronze bust of the great composer by German sculptor, writer and inventor, Eugen Boermel, inscribed and dated "E. Börmel '93" along the reverse. In fine condition.  6.25 x 3.25 x 2 inches.

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36. [Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (1756–1791)].
1791 "Gentleman's Magazine" Recording Mozart's Death

London: Printed for D. Henry by John Nichols. December, 1791. First edition. The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. For December, 1791. Being the Sixth Number of Vol. LXI. Part II. 194 [1073 - 1168] pp. Disbound, from a larger volume with traces of leather and string along spine, in very fine condition. Read More...

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37. [Musical Iconography].
18th Century Bone Carving of St. Cecilia

Rare and unusual anonymous sculpture carved from a single piece of unidentified bone and depicting the crowing of St. Cecilia, patron saint of music. Ca. 18th century or earlier and in very fine condition, with remnants of an wax seal to rear. 9.6 cm tall with base measuring 5.5 x 5.8 cm and weighing 175 gr.  Read More...

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Classical Music

38. [Music Iconography] Mignard, Pierre. (1612–1695).
"Angels Making Music" – 17th Century Ink Drawing

Original 17th century ink drawing by the French Baroque artist, depicting a scene of angels playing a flute, cello, violin and lyre.  Inscribed "Mignard" to the lower right corner.  This example is a closely related work to the drawing "Angelic Concert in the Clouds" held in the Staedel Museum, Frankfurt.  Indian ink washed on paper.  Mounted on paper with remains of mounting on verso, waterstain at upper and lower left and some toning.  Irregularly trimmed.  Overall fine condition.  9.25 x 13.75 inches (23.2 x 35.1 cm.), mounted to an overall size of 19.75 x 13.75 inches (50.2 x 34.9 cm.). Read More...

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39. [Music Iconography] [String Instrument].
19th Century Corozo Nut Perfume Bottle

Beautiful 19th century hand-carved corozo nut perfume bottle with beautifully rendered string, flutes and horn instruments and flower bouquet reliefs.  Original screw cap present, decorated with flowers around the edge.  In fine condition.  2.25 x 1.75 inches (5.5 x 4.5 cm.).

Large original Steinberg drawing of a violinist attentively playing his violin in front of a music stand, one leg raised with foot on a stool, a grouping of other stands and chairs in the background, where a cellist may also be seen.  In ink on paper, ca. 1941–42.  In fine condition.  12.5 x 18.5 inches (31.8 x 47 cm.). Unsigned. From the collection of the eminent Lithuanian-American violinist and conductor Alexander Schneider, best known as second violinist of the Budapest String Quartet from 1932 to 1944 and from 1955 to 1967. Read More...

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