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19419. [Advertising].
"A Guaranteed Gay Product" – 1950s Pencil Display

1950s vintage 6-pencil display manufactured by Gay Products Company, with text reading: "5¢ / GENUINE GAY PRODUCT / PENCILS / A GUARANTEED GAY PRODUCT / GAY PRODUCTS COMPANY • ATLANTA."  Moderate toning throughout, with some wear to the corners, but in otherwise fine condition. 11 x 9.25 inches. Read More...

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19420. [Advertising] [Gay].
"A Gay Better Product" - 1950s Key Chain Display

1950s vintage football keychain display manufactured by Gay Products Company, with text reading: "GAY / SPORTSMAN / Key Chain / 24 K GOLD PLATED / A GAY BETTER PRODUCT." Original set of 12 key chains still together with the packaging.  Very minor wear to the edges, in otherwise fine condition.  12 x 8.5 inches. Read More...

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21957. Adès, Thomas. (b. 1971).
Signed photograph

Signed black-and-white photograph of the wildly talented English composer-conductor-pianist. The image printed by fotokasten.de from a digital file and dated August 3, 2004 verso. 8 x 6 inches (20.3 x 15 cm). In fine condition.

Thomas Adès is certainly the outstanding English composer of his generation. His third opera, The Exterminating Angel after Luis Buñuel (2016), saw a production at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 2017.


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Classical Music

19975. [Afro-Cuban Jazz].
Original Photograph

Evocative original doubleweight sepia photograph of an unidentified Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble ca. 1950, acquired in Havana, Cuba and evidently taken there.  Creasing throughout, edge wear, pin hole to upper margin, the patina of age on this particular piece oddly enhancing its particular vibe.  7.25 x 5 inches (18.4 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

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Unsigned Photograph
Jazz

20395. Ailey, Alvin. (1931–1989).
Signed Photograph

Signed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater portrait photograph of the important dancer, choreographer, and activist, who has inscribed "For Paul— / with many good wishes + many more memories— / Alvin Ailey" in black felt tip. A couple of stray ink marks, light wear to edges and mounting remnants to verso, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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Dance
Signed Photograph
Original ca. 1960 Will Rapport photograph of the dancers in performance in Ailey's first masterpiece, signed in black ink by each of the dancers with their names alone. Photographer's stamp to verso.  In fine condition.  7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

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Dance
Signed Photograph

21790. Alard, Delphin. (1815-1888).
24 Etudes Caprices dans les 24 Tons de la Gamme du Violon... Op. 41 [both volumes]

Mayence [Mainz]: Chez les fils de B. Schott. First edition (but later issue). 24 studies for solo violin in all major and minor keys, arranged by the circle of fifths. Two volumes. Unbound upright folio. 13.5 x 10.75 inches (34.5 x 27.5 cm).  Engraved.  PN 18377 No. 1 and 18377 No. 2. Each volume 2-31 pp. First edition but later issue (price in marks—after 1871; first issue was in 1865). Hand stamps of G. Schirmer, New York, and "Gemünder Gibson" to both title pages. Fingerings, bowing marks, corrections, etc. in pencil, all in the same hand and in French. Repairs with plastic tape to outer bifolia of both volumes. Outer bifolium of vol. 2 partly detached; else in very good condition. Read More...

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France

17326. Albanese, Licia. (1909–2014).
Group of Signed Programs

Group of signed programs from the Italian-born American soprano, known for her Verdi and Puccini roles. Included are programs from Peter Ibbetson at the 1960 Empire State Festival (16 pp.); Manon at the Metropolitan Opera on November 21, 1959 (signed over a page of advertising with a portrait of Albanese, 41 pp.); Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera on December 16, 1959 (41 pp.); and Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera on April 8, 1961 (37 pp.). Overall very good to fine. 6.5 x 9 inches and 8 x 11 inches.

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Opera

18546. Albee, Edward. (1928–2016).
"Alas, I have missed the opportunity" - Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the American playwright to Professor Irma Antonetto expressing regret that he has missed her invitation to speak in front of the Associazione Culturele Italiana.  Dated 16 February 1965 in New York; 1 pp., on hole-punched A4 paper.  "For some reason that I cannot quite understand, your letter of May 14 last year has just come to my attention...Perhaps you could extend the invitation to me another time."  Usual mailing folds, else fine. Read More...

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Theater

20468. Albee, Edward. (1928–2016).
Signed Photograph

Signed portrait photograph of the American playwright, one of the most important dramatists of the 20th century, who has inscribed "To Paul! / Edward Albee / 1995" in black felt tip.  A press release affixed to verso announces the beginning of the national tour for Three Tall Women, Albee's most recent play at the time and his third to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.  In very fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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Theater
Portrait of the German-born American artist and educator seated in an exhibit hall between works of his art.  By the eminent American photographer David Gahr, then in Brooklyn; Gahr's copyright hand stamp to verso.  10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20.1 cm).  In fine condition.  Albers's pioneering work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of modern art education programs of the twentieth century.  

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Art & Design

21585. [Albino Violinist] Currier & Ives.
"The Wonderful Albino Family."

Original 10" x 11.4" vintage lithograph. Credit to Currier & Ives at lower left and titled in the margin, The Wonderful Albino Family / Rudolph Lucasie, Wife & Children, from Madagascar / They have Pure White, Silken Hair and Pink Eyes!! / Have Been Exhibited at Barnum's Museum, N.Y. for Three Years.  A rather toned and worn example with tears and losses around the edges, a few extending just inside the central illustrated panel, but nevertheless quite striking.   Read More...

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Art/Sculpture
Art & Design

17557. Albéniz, Isaac Manuel Francisco. (1860–1909).
Espagne - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY

Barcelona: Universo Musical Antes J. Bta. Pujol y Ca.. [ca. 1899]. Espagne (Souvenirs). Œuvres nouvelles pour le piano . N° 1 Prélude. Signed and inscribed presentation copy of the Spanish virtuoso pianist and composer's Prelude. He has penned on the first page of music (translated from the French): "To Madame Henry Lerolle in sincere friendship and affection. I. Albeniz, Paris, January 6, 1906." 7 pp. [PN] U.336.M.1. Rather heavily toned, pages largely detached; front wrapper with multiple tears and losses. Stamped on the front wrapper by the bookseller, L. E. Dotésio. Overall good, with the inscription in fine condition. 9.5 x 12.5 inches (24.3 x 31.5 cm). Read More...

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Signed Document/Item

14834. Albéniz, Isaac Manuel Francisco. (1860–1909) [Salzedo, Carlos. (1885–1961)].
Iberia - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY TO CARLOS SALZEDO

Paris / Madrid: Edition mutuelle / Unión Musical Española. [1906 - 1914]. 1er Cahier; 2e Cahier; 3e Cahier; 4e Cahier (complete). Upright folio. 33; 39; 46; 43 pp. [PN] 3083; 3084; 3085; 3086. Cahier 2 - 4 with the light or partially erased ownership signature of Carlos Salzedo on the title pages. Cahier 4 with a taped in program photograph of the composer to the title, inscribed at the head of the first page of music in ink "A Carlos Salzedo su aftectisimo....amigo y admirador / I. Albeniz / Bagnoles de L'Orne - 12 Julio 1907.  This volume also with scattered markings in pencil in the hand of Salzedo, cloth support to spine, and small restorations to wrapper edges. Other volumes variously toned, with small tears or abrasions to wrappers, the entire set overall in fine condition.  Contained in a custom red cloth box. Read More...

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8017. Alda, Frances. (1879 - 1952).
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the glamorous soprano, as seen in an elaborate fur outfit through a mist of snowflakes! Boldly signed with her name alone in black ink. Mounting remnants on verso, else fine. 9 x 14 cm. Read More...

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Opera

19319. Aleichem, Sholem. (1859–1916).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of the Yiddish author and playwright, ca. 1900. Written in pencil to the verso, a previous owner has amusingly identified him as "Jewish Mark Twain".  In fine condition.  6 x 8.2 inches (15.2 x 20.6 cm.). Read More...

3142. Alfano, Franco. (1875-1954).
Two Original Concert Programs

Two original programs from 1921 and 1922 from performances directed by the Italian composer and pianist.  Both from the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, where Alfano organized concerts for the Youth Orchestra from the local Liceo Musicale.  The performances included not only standard works, but also new works by composition students of Alfano.  Most of the performances were conducted by alumni of the school, though Alfano is billed as the Director. Both in fine condition.  Each 6.6 x 9.75 inches (17 x 24.7 cm.).

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Program, unsigned
Opera

16998. Ali, Muhammad. (1942–2016).
"The Greatest Love of All" - Signed Sheet Music

Burbank, CA: Golden Torch Music Corp.. c. 1977. Signed sheet music from the 1977 song "The Greatest Love of All," recorded as the main theme of the Muhammad Ali biopic The Greatest. Ali has signed on the cover, which features a montage of images from the film. 6 pp. Also included is a circular sticker with the logo of "The Greatest" and an image of Ali. Very fine overall. 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30.5 cm). Read More...

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Film
Recreation & Leisure
Rare original Pierre Petit cabinet photograph of the French-Jewish composer and teacher, one of six children of Alkan Morhange who took their father's first name as their last one, and brother of great piano virtuoso and composer Charles-Valentin Alkan.  After studying at the Conservatoire de Paris with Pierre Zimmermann,  François Benoist and Adolphe Adam, in 1850 he won the First Second Grand Prix de Rome.  Read More...

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Amusing large original doubleweight photograph of the American comedian and radio personality, shown stopping his ears while colleagues George Burns and Gracie Allen sing at the piano. Press stamps on the verso. Some light edge wear but overall in very fine condition. 10.5 x 13.5 inches (26.5 x 34 cm).

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Film
Performing Arts & Media
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Song