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4438. Barrymore, Ethel. (1879–1959).
Original Sarony Photograph

Rare early original photograph of the celebrated American actress from the famous Barrymore clan whose performance in None But The Lonely Heart earned her the 1944 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.  A very early image by Otto Sarony of New York, with his stamp on the mount, ca. 1910.  Mounted bottom chipped/torn, a few stray pencil marks etc., overall fine.  5 x 7.2 inches (12.5 x 18.5 cm), mounted to an overall size of 8 x 10.8 inches (20.5 x 27.5 cm.).

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18693. Barrère, Georges. (1876-1944).
Autograph Signature with Photograph

Signed card from the flautist, with inscription "Best wishes from Georges Barrère," mounted to paper along with a half-tone photograph clipped from a magazine.  Fine.  Paper measures 7.25 x 5.25 inches (18.4 x 13.3 cm.), card 3.25 x 2.25 inch (8.2 x 5.7 cm.). Read More...

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9579. Barsukov, Sergei. (1912 - ?).
Autograph Letter and Programs

Autograph letter. 4 pp. January 22, 1930. From the pianist and composer and pianist (and aviation instructor for the U.S. Armed Forces!), addressed to "My dear Miss Vermont." He details his recent employments, including as head of the piano department at the College of Music of Cincinnati, but notes that "unfortunately the climate was too hard for me there, and this forced me to leave this splendid position." He is seeking employment for the following year in California after he completes a concert tour in Europe. A little musty, but overall in fine condition and sold together with two different single-sheet NY Town Hall recital programs, each with an inset photograph of Barsukov.

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Classical Music

17036. Bartlett, Jennifer. (1941-2022).
From Rhapsody (A Suite of Three Prints), 1987

A 1987 portfolio of prints titled From Rhapsody (A Suite of Three Prints) by contemporary American artist Jennifer Bartlett (California/New York; born 1941), printed by Patricia Branstead and Sally Mara Sturman with assistance by Susan Rees and published by Parasol Press, Ltd., New York (1987). The three loose prints consist of sugarlift, aquatint and spit-bite over a photo-etching of a grid and are printed on BFK paper. The collection includes images Row 21, Plate 42Row 36, Plate 252, and Row 138, plate 955 after the original enamel paintings on steel plates in Bartlett’s seminal work Rhapsody exhibited at the Paula Cooper Gallery, New York in 1976. Each is numbered to the verso, and one is signed and dated to the verso. Presented in gray cloth-covered portfolio embossed with title and artist’s name. Read More...

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Art & Design

17267. Bartók, Béla. (1881–1945).
Mikrokosmos - Two Signed Columbia Test Pressings

Rare and unusual original pair of Columbia Recording Corporation 12″ inch test pressings, one marked "Pt 1, Mikrokosmos, Bartok" and the other "Pt IV, Mikrokosmos, Bartok," both signed by the composer on the label: "Accepted / Bartok." Framed to an overall size of 16.75 x 30.75. In very good to fine condition, with some paper loss to each label. Read More...

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Ephemera
Classical Music

12068. Bartók, Béla. (1881–1945).
Important Letter about the Collection of Folk Music

Typed letter signed ("Béla Bartók"), in Hungarian, 1 page, folio (13½ x 8¼ in.), Budapest, September 14, 1937. To the literature historian and general secretary of the Hungarian Academy of Science, Géza Voinovich (1877-1952) about the publication of the Hungarian folk songs collected by Bartók and Kodály: "Since September 1924 the work for printing [the collection] is on the way. During that time I have revised the transcript of all the phonograph cylinders - 1062 cylinders - at the same time Kodály selected from the existing literature any related material….The material to be published comprises circa 12 thousand melodies, and the publication will consist of about 4000 pages 4to. In three years it will be possible to give the entire material to print…." Read More...

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12188. Bartók, Béla. (1881–1945).
Signed Letter about Hungary in WWII and The Commission of the Arts and Sciences of Independent Hungary

2-page TLS, signed "Bartok Bela." October 27, 1942. In Hungarian, an important letter addressed to the Hungarian-born composer and publisher, Albert Szirmay, who had emigrated to New York in 1923 and took a post as music director for Chappell Music, becoming editor for such Broadway luminaries as Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, and George Gershwin. The letter concerns Hungary's role in WWII and Bartok's involvement as Chair of the Committee of Hungarian Scientists and Artists. Mentioning "the fateful fight carried out against the dictator" and lamenting that "the Hungarian government has declared war on the Axis side of the democracies," he knows that "President Roosevelt...you are on our side" and states that "in this situation...the representatives of Hungarian culture, who in America our principled beliefs are free to declare," must speak for the "the millions of Hungarians who are struggling." He goes on to invite Szirmay to join the newly formed Committee and a retained copy of Szirmay's letter of acceptance is included together with the original letter from Bartok. 8.5 x 11 inches, minor toning and a small tear along one of the original folds, else fine. Read More...

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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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Classical Music

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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Dance

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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Dance

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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Dance
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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Culture, Ethnicity & Gender

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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Song

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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Jazz
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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