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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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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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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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19940. Battle, Kathleen. (b. 1948).
Signed Photograph

Color halftone Gerd Ludwig photograph of the American operatic soprano, who has boldly signed in black felt-tip to the right edge. The image is printed to a loose magazine leaf from an unknown publication, with text to the lower portion reading "Kathleen Battle / Vastly gifted, fiercely perfectionist lyric coloratura soprano, daughter of an Ohio steelworker; 41. Solo. / 'I'm particularly fascinated with black beauty.  We are such a spectrum of skin shades and hair textures.  When "black is beautiful" was the call of the '60s, that helped broaden the definition of beauty.  I hope we continue to open up to the idea of beauty and include all kinds.'"  In fine condition.  6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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19941. Battle, Kathleen. (b. 1948).
Signed Photograph

Color halftone Gerd Ludwig photograph of the American operatic soprano, who has boldly signed in black felt-tip to the right edge. The image is printed to a loose magazine leaf from an unknown publication, with text to the lower portion reading "Kathleen Battle / Vastly gifted, fiercely perfectionist lyric coloratura soprano, daughter of an Ohio steelworker; 41. Solo. / 'I'm particularly fascinated with black beauty.  We are such a spectrum of skin shades and hair textures.  When "black is beautiful" was the call of the '60s, that helped broaden the definition of beauty.  I hope we continue to open up to the idea of beauty and include all kinds.'"  In fine condition.  6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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20012. Bauer, Harold. (1873–1951).
Autograph Signature

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...

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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.

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11686. Bax, Arnold. (1883 - 1953).
Autograph Musical Quotation

Boldly penned AMQS from the popular English composer. Three measures from an unidentified work, signed "Arnold Bax / March 2nd, 1933." On a small paper measuring 11 x 6 cm. Scarce.

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20086. Bazzini, Antonio. (1818–1897).
Gavotte from String Quartet No. 2 in D minor - Autograph Musical Quotation

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...

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11848. Bazzini, Antonio. (1818–1897).
Moderato [String Trio] - Autograph Musical Quotation

An impressive detailed AMQS from the influential Italian violinist and composer. Eight measures penned on hand-ruled paper, identified at the beginning as "Moderato" with lines for violin, viola and violoncello, signed at the conclusion "All Gentile Sigra. Contessa Malvezzi / Ferrara 20 Luglio 1847 / A. Bazzini." 27 x 18 cm. Very fine. From the album of Anna Maria Malvezzi. Read More...

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10506. Bazzini, Antonio. (1818–1897).
Important Autograph Letter

Autograph letter signed ‘A. Bazzini.’ 4 pp. Paris 5 May, 1862. Addressed "Cher Monsieur," probably to Stephen de la Madeleine, editor of L'univers musical until 1863. A very important letter, rich with biographical information about the influential Italian violinist and composer. Translated in full: "Here it's been already a year that I've promised to come spend an evening with you, but my absence from Paris, intended to be only for 2 weeks, has been prolonged until today, and may even last until next winter! Another example of the proverbial "1 man proposes..." etc. // As I have not forgotten the kind invitation that you made to me, Sir, and because I would like to be able to keep the promise as much as possible...I won't hesitate to send you this letter to recall your friendly memory, and to tell you in a few words what I've been up to since the month of April, 1861. // I was called to Angers and Nantes, where I gave many concerts with success; right away I began a summer tour with Madame Sanchioli [Giulia Sanchioli, b. 1819], celebrated Italian singer; passing through Poitiers, Neort, la Rochelle, then right away the Pyrenées...and giving never fewer than two concerts in each location, frequently three - Success had by all accounts very satisfying; and my association with Mad. Sanchioli ended in October in Bordeaux where she gave many performances at the Theatre and where we were honored at the Soirée of the Grand Festival of St. Cecilia - Mad. Sanchioli left for Nice called to a brilliant engagement, and I was called for numbers of concerts by the directors of the Theatres of Périgueux, Limoges, Angouleme etc.. Then I gave three concerts in Toulouse, a dozen in the towns around there. Then right away I went to Paris where my success was exceptional not only in the different public concerts, but in a bunch of soirées, which were had in the salons of the cosmopolitan aristocracy who spend the winter in the city of Henry IV. In one great house they wanted to hear me three times. My new compositions had a great success during this long peregrination, and amateurs and artists alike wanted to procure them immediately. // I am soon to return to Italy to visit my mother, and I'm planning on being back in Paris in the next winter, where I will be honored to come see you after my arrival. // Please will you have the kindness, dear Sir, having read this long scrawl, to send me a few lines, as you know how to write, to the many readers of the Univers Musical? // I could not be more grateful to you and I am no less aware of your benevolence well known by all artists. // Please accept, dear Sir, the expression of my most distinguished sentiments and believe me your very devoted and obedient servant."

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19969. [Beach Christmas] Whelan, Arleen. (1916–1993).
"Merry Christmas—From Pacific Sands to You" - Promotional Photograph

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.).

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Film

17615. [Bearded Lady].
Carte de Visite

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.).

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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.

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15918. [Beatles] Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004).
1967 Richard Avedon First-Edition Psychedelic Beatles Posters - Complete Set of Four

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...

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