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14258. Bartók, Béla. (1881–1945) & Kodály, Zoltán. (1882–1967).
Original Scrapbook with Signed Program Covers and Press Clippings

A small handmade scrapbook containing two original 1934 Collegium Musicum of Budapest program covers signed by Bartók and Kodály, as well as numerous press clippings relating to the concerts. Bartók has signed in pencil on the cover of the program dated February 12, 1934, in which he accompanied four singers in an concert of Debussy; this program cover serves as the cover of the scrapbook. Kodály has signed the cover of a program dated April 11, 1934, where he performed his own works and those of Bartók. Both program covers have been decorated with clipped halftone portraits of the composers. The remainder of the 12-page booklet includes press clippings and one clipped press photograph from Bartók's performance, all neatly mounted and reinforced with stripes of tape. Toning and light overall wear, but generally in very good condition. 9.25 x 7 inches (23.5 x 17.6 cm). Read More...

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11715. Bartók, Béla. (1881–1945) [Adler, Guido. (1855–1941)].
Über die Herausgabe ungarischer Volkslieder [On the Publication of Hungarian Folk Songs] - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY TO GUIDO ADLER

Berlin and Leipzig: W. de Gruyter and Co. 1931. Sonderabdruck aus den Ungarischen Jahrbüchern Band XI, Heft 3. Ungarische Bibliothek. Für das Ungarische Institut an der Universität Berlin herausgegeben von Julius Farkas. 8vo pamphlet. 25 cm. 17, [1] pp. Inscribed in ink on the title "Prof. Dr. Guido Adler / hochachtungsvoll [yours respectfully] / Béla Bartók." In fine condition. Read More...

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14186. [Bartók, Béla. (1881–1945)] Dukas, Paul. (1865–1935).
Autograph Letter to Prunieres, Lamenting a Missed Meeting with Bartok

Neatly penned autograph letter, one page, 5 x 6.5, no date but postmarked April 6, 1922. Addressed on the reverse in Dukas’s own hand to Henri Prunières and signed "Paul Dukas." The letter apologizes for missing a visit from the addressee and from "Monsieur Béla Bartok, whose acquaintance I would have been delighted to make. All the more so since I must respond to your kind invitation for Saturday. I have to be in Valenciennes on Sunday to help with the concert of the Societé du Conservatoire there. And if I don't take the train at 5:10 in the evening on Saturday, I will have to get up at 6:30 to leave on Sunday morning! So in this case despite all my regrets, I must excuse myself..." A scarce and rather charming letter from the French composer, critic, scholar and teacher best known for his "L'apprenti sorcier "(The Sorcerer's Apprentice) and his opera "Ariane et Barbe-bleue." Read More...

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19539. Bartók, Béla. (1881–1945) [Fachiri, Adila. (1886–1962)].
Happy New Year's Postcard to Adila Fachiri

Signed postcard from the great Hungarian composer who has amusingly signed "B2" and neatly penned "Pozsony, 1902 dec. 31" and "Boldog Új Évet!" ["Happy New Year!"] to recto corners surrounding a raised relief-printed image of a pig in a horseshoe eating a four-leaf clover, meant to evoke luck. Verso addressed in his hand to the great violinist Adila Aranyi [Fachiri].  Fine.  5.5 x 3.5 inches (8.9 x 14 cm.). Read More...

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14269. Bartók, Béla. (1881–1945) [Kodály, Zoltán. (1882–1967)].
Magyar Népdalok énekhangra és zongorára (Hungarian Folksongs for voice and piano) - SIGNED BY BARTÓK

Budapest: Rozsnyai Károly. [1906]. First edition of the Hungarian Folksongs for voice and piano, a collection to which the two great Hungarian composers each contributed ten songs, signed by Bartók on the title page. [PN] B. K. 4to. Softcover, 26 pp. Spine reinforced with fabric tape; wear and soiling to the covers with some small losses at the edges; staple binding partially detached; signature crisp and overall in good condition. 9 x 12 inches (23.5 x 30.5 cm). Read More...

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18100. Baryshnikov, Mikhail. (b. 1948).
Group of Original Photographs

Group of eight original photographs of the important ballet dancer. Included are a 1991 portrait by Annie Leibovitz showing Baryshnikov in a deep arabesque; a portrait by Gregory Heisler for the American Ballet Theatre; two on-stage photos in costume by Leslie E. Spatt; a portrait by Kenn Duncan for the American Ballet Theatre; and three photographs by Martha Swope of Baryshnikov with other dancers. He is seen with Deirdre Barberry in "The Little Ballet," with Elaine Kudo in "Sinatra Suite," and rehearsing with Gil Boggs for "Cinderella." All photos 8 x 10 inches and stamped on the verso by the photographer. Some light edge wear, but overall in very fine condition. Read More...

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485. Baryshnikov, Mikhail. (b. 1948).
Photograph at White House with Patricia McBride and President Carter!

Original press photograph from "Baryshnikov at the White House." Light spotting, overall fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).

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1194. Baryshnikov, Mikhail. (b. 1948).
Large Satin-Finish Signed Photograph

Color satin-finish 8 x 12 inch photo of Baryshnikov performing, signed in-person in blue felt tip. In very fine condition.

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Original Martha Swope photograph of the great dancer and choreographer in costume for Twyla Tharp's 1976 ballet Push Comes to Shove.  Baryshnikov has signed and inscribed "To Paul" in black ink.  Photographer's stamp and "Ballet Theatre Foundation / Presents / American Ballet Theatre / Mikhail Baryshnikov, Artistic Director" stamps to verso.  In very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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5387. [Baseball].
Original US Army Baseball Game Photograph

A striking 11 x 11 inch doubleweight 1945 photograph of American troops enjoying a baseball came "in the shell-scarred Rizal Stadium, Manila." The image, by Sgt. Dick Hanley, was reproduced on the cover of "Yank," the Army's weekly magazine published by the United States military during World War II.

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8486. [Baseball] Longbrake, Arthur. (1884 - 1963).
Brother Noah gave out checks for rain

Philadelphia: Jos. Morris. 1907. "Goliath was struck out by David, A base hit was made on Abel by Cain, And the Prodigal Son made a great home-run. Brother Noah gave checks out for rain." Read More...

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19560. [Basie, Count. (1904–1984)] Gottlieb, William. (1917–2006).
Original Photograph - Signed by Photographer

Original William Gottlieb black and white photograph of the great jazz pianist, circa 1946-48; printed circa 1979.  Gottlieb, who has signed his name and added a copyright symbol to the lower left, captures an energetic and smiling Basie at the piano.  In fine condition.  Sight: 10.75 x 13.25 inches (27.3 x 33.6 cm.); framed to 17.75 x 21.75 inches (45.1 x 55.2 cm.).  Literature: The Golden Age of Jazz, Pomegranate Artbooks, 1995, p. 100. Read More...

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A striking large original photograph of the American sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher. Baskin is shown at his workbench, with a large wooden sculpture in progress. Signed by the photographer Philip Wyatt in a elaborate calligraphic hand on the verso. Some wear and discoloration to the edges, a few small abrasions to the surface, overall in very good condition. 9.5 x 10 inches (24.5 x 25.9 cm).

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17989. Baskin, Leonard. (1922–2000).
Untitled Head, ca. 1965

Ink on paper. Signed "Baskin" at the lower right. 9.25 x 11 inches (23.7 x 28.3 cm), matted and framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 17 inches. Read More...

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13514. Bassi, Amedeo. (1872-1949).
Signed Photograph Postcard with Facsimile AMQS

Postcard portrait of the great Italian tenor with a facsimile AMQS from his role as Chopin in the opera by Giacomo Orefice, and with an autograph signature in bold ink to the right of the image. Orefice's fancified version of the composer's life premiered at the Teatro Lirico, Milan, in 1901, and Bassi recorded excerpts from the opera ca. 1903-1905. The postcard is addressed on the verso to the Argentinian collector Ramona Imaz Otaño and postmarked April 14, 1904. In fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm). Read More...

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7024. Bastianini, Ettore. (1922 - 1967).
Signed Photograph in "La Battaglia di Legnano"

Unusual signed original Piccagliani photograph of the great baritone whose career was tragically cut short by throat cancer. A boldly signed photograph from his first and only performances of Rolando in Verdi's rarely heard opera "La battaglia di Legnano" at La Scala in December of 1961. 10.5 x 15.5 cm. Very fine.

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16110. Battista, Joseph. (1918–1968).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph from the American pianist, a star from the age of four who was known as the "Philadelphia Wunderkind," and who went on to perform extensively and to teach at Juilliard. He is shown at the piano and has signed and inscribed at the right, dating April 11, 1948. Photographed by J. Abresch of New York. Lightly toned, with some surface crackles; buckled (could be flattened.) Overall in very good condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.5 cm).

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5250. Battistini, Mattia. (1856-1928).
Signed Costume Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the "King of the Baritones," generally considered to be one of the great figures in 20th century vocal history. A pristine sepia photograph in costume as Posa in Verdi's "Don Carlo," one of his most celebrated roles. Boldly signed "Battistini 1925." 8.5 x 13.5 cm.

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2024. Battistini, Mattia. (1856-1928).
Signed Photograph and Grammophon Brochure

Signed postcard photograph of the "King of the Baritones," generally considered to be one of the great figures in 20th century vocal history. A contemplative portrait of the singer, shown in profile, seated and studying a score. Signed "Battistini," 8.5 x 13.5 cm. Sold together with a vintage German "Gramola - Grammophon" brochure with photographs on both sides and listing his recent recordings.

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2025. Battistini, Mattia. (1856-1928).
Signed Costume Photograph

A fine signed postcard photograph of the "King of the Baritones," generally considered to be one of the great figures in 20th century vocal history. A rare Russian photograph, signed "Battistini," 8.5 X 13.5 cm. Beginning in 1892, he performed regularly in Russia, where he was a favorite of the Imperial family and was an enormous star.

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