Autograph album leaf signed by the wonderful English pianist, together with a stamp-sized halftone photograph mounted to the upper right corner. The autograph's recipient has written "Jan. 20, 1940 / Harold Bauer, world-famous pianist" to the lower margin. In fine condition. 6.75 x 5 inches (17.1 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...
Unusual pairing of early ink signatures of the two great pianists both born in 1873, on a single album page dated Paris, 1903 and measuring 12 x 17.5 cm. Risler has added a single musical note below his signature.
Autograph musical quotation from the Italian violinist, composer and teacher, one of the finest concert violinists of the nineteenth century, who has penned eight measures from the third movement of his second String Quartet, adding the title "Gavotte (dal 2do quartetto)" above and dating "April 1893" beside his signature "A. Bazzini" beneath. 5.4 x 8.3 inches (13.5 x 21 cm.). Read More...
Universal Pictures promotional photograph of the American actress, best known for her roles in westerns such as Passage West and Flaming Feather. The 1947 image shows her standing on a California beach, a festive wreath in her hand. The studio blurb affixed to verso reads, "Merry Christmas—From Pacific Sands to You / King Neptune did his Christmas shopping early this year - and what he ordered was a pretty girl, redhead preferred, to convey his season's greetings a la bathing suit style from a southern California beach. Arleen Whelan filled the bill for His Highness, and herewith brings you greetings. Arleen's new movie, coming your way shortly after the first of the year, is the Nunnally Johnson production, The Senator Was Indiscreet, starring William Powell. It's a Universal-International release." "Arleen Whelan / new Universal star" is penned to verso in Spanish by an unknown hand. Light edge wear, toning, two large pin holes to upper left corner, else in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).
Uncommon signed photograph of the American composer and pianist by Geo. G. Fraser Studios. Inscription in black ink,"For Miss Brower with kindest regards Amy M. Beach." 7.5 x 5.75 inches (19 x 14.8 cm). Low contrast inscription to a dark area of the image, lightly rippled from damp staining, with some silvering and a horizontal crease near foot, otherwise in good condition. Read More...
Unusual carte de visite reproduction of a drawing, ca. 1860's, depicting a man with a beard and mustache dressed in an old-fashioned women's bodice and skirt, and holding a plate with several sealed letters. Light toning; overall fine. 2.25 x 4 inches (5.9 x 10.2 cm).
19579. [Beatles]. Photograph of Beatles Impersonators
Undated humorous photograph of four Beatles impersonators in garb reminiscent of the Sgt. Pepper era, a "Queen's Jubilee 1952–1977" badge visible on "Paul"'s left sleeve. Fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).
8664. [Beatles]. Original Photograph with Maharishi Mahesh
Original vintage Keystone Press photograph, dated 8-8-1967 on the verso and with affixed press stub reading: "Three Of The Beatles Attend Lecture By Maharishi Mahesh Yogi: Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who is in London for a farewell visit on his eighth and final world tour, after which he is retiring from public life, last night spoke on the essential role of transcendental meditation in modern life at a public lecture at the Hilton Hotel in London. Among those listening to him were three of the Beatles, Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison. Maharishi lived as a recluse for many years in the Himalayas, but became concerned by the increasing tensions, suffering and strife in the modern world, that he left his seclusion to come out and teach the technique of transcendental meditation." 8.25 x 6.25 inches. Very fine.
Complete set of four first-edition psychedelic Beatles posters created by noted photographer Richard Avedon in 1967, printed by the Daily Express in 1968. Also included is the corresponding black and white landscape photographic group portrait print, also by Avedon. The psychedelic posters each measure 18.5 x 27 inches, while the banner poster measures 14.5 x 40 inches. Pinholes, creases and tears, particularly to edges of Lennon, McCartney and Harrison, several pieces of tape to borders of Lennon poster, banner poster exhibits an area of loss at the right edge; overall very good. Read More...
A beautifully carved wooden ornamental incense ball from the collection of former Beatle, Ringo Starr. Likely of Indian origin and measuring 3.5 inches in diameter, with opening of 1.25 inches. In fine condition. Obtained at the historic 2015 Julien's sale of the Property of Ringo Starr and Barbara Bach. Read More...
Enormous original ink and watercolor portrait of Ringo by Heinz Edelmann, 31 x 47 inches, showing him in a Yellow Submarine-esque striped suit jacket against a psychedelic background. Framed and in very good condition, with scattered staining and soiling. Edelmann, a German illustrator and designer, is best known for his art direction and character designs for the Beatles' 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine. This work is unsigned and was presumably intended for some sort of display, possibly a performance set or event promotion. It may have been a preliminary draft for one of those things - we have puzzled over the name spelling and frankly don't know what to make it of it. We acquired this from a French collector, who likewise didn't know what to make of that feature. But the piece is certainly contemporary to the period and based on the confidence and style of the line and overall impression, we feel confident in ascribing this to Edelman himself. However, as the work is unsigned, we must allow for the possibility it may have been executed by another hand, possibly an assistant or imitator. In any event, impressive in size and style, this is an extraordinary Beatles piece.
London: Big O Posters Ltd. . 30 x 20 inches, 76 x 50 3/4 cm. Striking metallic poster printed on foil, the design by Martin Sharp, a psychedelic adaptation of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel fresco The Creation of Man (1511-12). High art meets high art in this glistening piece of Sixties psychedelia, a companion piece to Sharp's more famous Wheels of Fire album cover of the same date for English rock band Cream. The two works, as printed in black ink on silver foil-coated card, present Christian and Eastern religious icons in a manner accessible to a Sixties audience familiar with the effects of hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD and marijuana. The text of Live Give Love reflects the dominant themes of peace and love which were at the heart of the counterculture and hippie movement between 1966-8, reaching their peak in the United States and United Kingdom during 1967's Summer of Love. The present example of the famous poster is from the collection of former Beatle, Ringo Starr. Some light creases to the edges, difficult to image given the relective nature of the foil, but in overall fine condition.
Group of three original stipple engravings after drawings by Lardy Diana Beauclerk, showing a man and woman on horseback being pursued by Death. In the first image, the man and woman look back as cloaked ghouls fly behind them; in the second, the man points ahead at a monk and a group of pallbearers. In the final image, the man has been replaced by a skeleton wielding a spear, and the woman swoons lifelessly on the horse behind him. Engraved by A. Birrell (first image) and Harding (last image) and all published June 1, 1796 by E. & S. Harding, Pall Mall. Each engraving ca. 11.75 x 9.25 inches (29.7 x 23.2 cm), clipped and mounted on card, slightly irregularly trimmed. Some toning and foxing, especially to the mounts; one corner rip has been repaired. Overall very good.
Original 1937 press photograph showing the contestants for the title of Miss California posing in swimsuits on the wing of an airliner. Press caption on the verso dated July 17, 1937. In very good condition with one small tear to the upper edge. 9 x 7 inches (22.8 x 18 cm).
Uncommon early signed photograph of the German-born American pianist and founding member of the Beaux Arts Trio at the piano. Pressler has signed and inscribed in ink to the Executive Director of the Indiana Arts Commission, Hertha A. Duemling, dated "Jan. 1949". Mounted and fitted to rigid board, else in fine condition. 10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).
Signed photograph of the innovative clarinetist and saxophonist regarded as one of the greatest wind players in the history of jazz, who has inscribed "To Mr. Charles Vaughan / from Sid Bechet / Mar-5-39" in pen to the lower margin. Signed photographs of Bechet are uncommon, especially at this size. Moderate silvering which is barely visible under natural light, creasing and handling marks to edges and corners, overall in fine condition. 11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm.).
Attractive 16 pp. concert program from an International Jazz Show performance at Royal Albert Hall with Humphrey Lyttelton and his band and Andre Reqeliotty and his orchestra. Vertical crease, otherwise in fine condition. 8.25 x 10 inches (21 x 25.4 cm.).