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20001. Beecham, Thomas. (1879–1961).
Signed Photograph

Atmospheric original Erich Salomon of Den Haag gelatin silver print of the British conductor leading an ensemble in performance.  Beecham has inscribed "To Theo Laude [?]  / Sir Thomas Beecham / Bart" to front.  Photographer's stamp to verso.  Signature low-contrast, some spotting to image, overall in fine condition.  5.25 x 5 inches (13.3 x 12.3 cm.).

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20262. Beecham, Thomas. (1879–1961).
Signed Photograph

Bust portrait photograph of the British conductor, signed with his name alone in black ink.  Signature somewhat low contrast, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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9010. Beecham, Thomas. (1879–1961).
Signed 1933 Covent Garden Contract

D.S., Thomas Beecham, three pages, folio, London, 30th January 1933. The partially printed document, in French, is issued by the Covent Garden Opera Syndicate, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, London, for the year 1933, and is a contract engaging Beecham's services as 'Chef d'Orchestre et Directeur Artistique' from 1st May - 10th June 1933 for the sum of 'un mille francs (£1000) pour la saison.' Boldly signed at the conclusion. Some light age wear, else fine. Together with a vintage postcard photograph.

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10909. Beecham, Thomas. (1879–1961).
Original Photograph

Original 1959 photograph of the dynamic and celebrated British conductor as he arrived at the London Airport on the eve of his 80th birthday. In very fine condition. 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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A remarkable original presentation photograph in original photographer's folder/mount, stamped "Swaine, 146 New Bond St.W. and at Southsea," photograph measuring an impressive 16.5 x 6.3 inches (42 x 16 cm.). The photograph shows the entire orchestra -all men - assembled in a large dining hall, in their most elegant attire, seated at 6 long tables. Sir Thomas may be see standing along the far right wall, with his eyes closed. We do not know on which occasion this image was taken, but it may include additional musical luminaries, as there seem to be more than a single orchestra's worth of attendees.

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Paramount Pictures promotional photograph of the American actress surrounded by a retinue of handsome young men, including a pre-fame John Payne third from the left (best known for his role as Fred Gailey in Miracle on 34th Street), as well as by James Ellison, Lee Bowman, Richard Denning and James Craig. 1937.  Fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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New York: Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co.. 1903. Sheet music, 13 1/2 x 10 3/4. 1903. 5 pp. Edges a little worn, lightly creased, period pen initials on inset photo, overall good. Read More...

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18222. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Grand Concerto pour le Pianoforte avec Accompagnement de l'Orchestre compose et dedie a Son Altesse Imperiale Roudolphe Archi-Duc d'Autriche etc....[No. 5, in E flat major] . . . Ouev. [sic] 73.

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1811]. First German edition, first issue. . Upright folio [piano part only]. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-42 pp. Price: "4 Rthlr." Engraved throughout. [PN] 1613.  Ticket of the Rotterdam publisher L. Plattner overlayed on title printed Breitkopf publisher identification. Tempo of last movement: "Allegro ma non troppo." Small stain along the upper edge throughout, small tears along left edge, occasional markings in (contemporary?) pen and red ink in blank margin, else a very clean copy. First German edition, first issue. Kinsky p. 196; Hoboken 2, 332; Hirsch, IV, 319.  Read More...

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18322. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Grand concert pour le piano-forte...Oeuvre 15.

Bonn: N. Simrock. [1802]. Upright folio. Disbound. 1f. (title with engraving of wreath, ribbon); verso of title page notice in French and German regarding the three manners of performing the work; 3-27 pp. Price: "10 francs." Engraved throughout. [PN] 187. Left edge rough, first (title) and final leaves separated from the block, else a very clean and crisp copy.  Kinsky p. 35.  Read More...

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18806. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)].
All-Beethoven 1889 Program Performed at the Berlin Philharmonie

Original Philharmonie-Concert-Zeitung dated 31 October 1889 for an all-Beethoven program, including the Trio in B-flat major, Piano Sonata in F minor, Op. 57, Sonata for Piano and Violin in A major, the Romances in G and F major for violin, and the Trio in D major, all performed by Heinrich Barth, Heinrich de Ahna, and Robert Hausmann, who had been performing subscription concerts as a trio since 1878. This Beethoven-Abend was part of a new series of 'popular' (cheap) concerts they'd started at the Philharmonie earlier in the same year.  The trio would continue performing together for another 20 years, with de Ahna replaced upon his death in 1892 by Emanuel Wirther.  Most of the booklet is dedicated to advertisements for every sort of local business you can imagine, from chocolatiers to harmonium sellers and lamp oil providers to fan repairmen.  Light wear and surface creases along spine, else fine, 20 pp., 5.5 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22.25 cm.). Read More...

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18238. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)].
Einladung zu Ludwig van Beethoven’s Leichenbegängniss. ORIGINAL INVITATION TO BEETHOVEN'S FUNERAL

Single sheet black-bordered invitation to Beethoven's funeral, the text composed by Beethoven's life-long friend Stephan von Breuning. Vienna, March 29, 1827. Printed on heavy paper, cut by hand, measuring 19.2 x 13.1 cm. "...Man versammelt sich in der Wohnung des Verstorbenen im Schwarzspanier-Hause Nr. 200, am Glacis vor dem Schottenthore. / Der Zug begibt sich von da nach der Dreyfaltigkeits-Kirche / bey den P. P. Minoriten in der Alsergasse. Die musikalische Welt erlitt den unersetzlichen Verlust des berühmten Tondichters am 26. März 1827 Abends gegen 6 Uhr. / Beethoven starb an den Folgen der Wassersucht, im 56. Jahre seines Alters, nach empfangenen heil. Sacramenten ...“ Read More...

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18321. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Grande Sonate Pathetique Pour le Clavecin ou Piano-forte...Oeuvre 13.

Paris: Chez Mlles. Erard. [1801]. First French Edition. Upright folio Disbound. 1f. (title), 1-17 pp. Price: "6." Engraved throughout. [PN] 22.  Ticket of the La Haye publisher F.T. Weigano overlayed on title printed Erard publisher identification. With the publisher's handwritten authentication signature "[C.?] Erard" in ink l.r.. Left edge a little rough, many pages with early paper fill repairs along the inner margin, two pages with tears in margins to just outside the plate, else a very clean and crisp copy.  Kinsky p. 30.  Read More...

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18323. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Rondeau en Sol pour le Piano-Forte [Op. 51, Nr. 2]

Mayence: Charles Zulehner. [ca. 1805]. Upright folio Disbound. 1f. (title), 1-9 pp. Engraved throughout. [PN] 67.  Ticket of the Rotterdam publisher L. Plattner overlayed on title printed Charles Zulehner publisher identification. A few small stains and stamps to title edges, else a very clean and crisp copy.  Kinsky p. 120.  Read More...

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19999. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Quintuor pour deux Violons, deux Violes et Violoncelle composé par Louis van Beethoven. Oeuvre 118.

Brunswick: Magazin de Musique de Spehr. 1818. Upright folio.   [PN] 1122.  Complete printed scores in five parts.  Engraved throughout.  An arrangement of Beethoven's Piano Trio Op. 1 No. 1 for string quintet.  Violino primo: Title, Music (2–13), blank.  Violino secondo: blank, Music (2–8).  Viola prima: blank, Music (2–7), blank.  Viola seconda: blank, Music (2–7), blank.  Violoncello: blank, Music (2–7), blank.   With a later publisher's ticket "Chez L. Plattner a Rotterdam" laid over the original imprint on title, with ownership stamp "P.J. Le Coultre Enkhuizen" to the title page and some other parts, and a bookplate "P. Lecoultre" on front of later plain paper wrappers with mounted manuscript ticket on front cover.   Occasional fingerings in pencil throughout the Violino primo and Violoncello scores, mild dampstaining to upper half, five-inch split along plain wrapper spine, overall in fine condition. Read More...

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21338. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Sinfonie mit Schluß-Chor...125tes Werk. [Symphony IX] - Rare Early 20th-Century Facsimile of Beethoven's 9th Symphony

Leipzig: Kistner und Siegel. 1924. First edition. Sinfonie mit Schluß-Chor über Schillers Ode "An die Freude" für großes Orchester, 4 Solo und 4 Chor-Stimmen, componiert und seiner Majestät dem König von Preußen Friedrich Wilhelm III. in tiefster Ehrfurcht gewidmet ... 125tes Werk. Facsimile of the autograph manuscript full score in the Preußischen Staatsbibliothek Berlin. Large folio (16 x 16 inches; 41 x 41 cm). 402 pp. A desirable and rare early 20th century collotype facsimile of Beethoven's manuscript, one of only 150 copies issued. The original single sheets have each been reproduced in their original formats, with Beethoven's red pencil corrections also reproduced in color.  Original cardboard box (bumped, partly loosened at the joints and edges, somewhat rubbed and stained) with mounted front cover title. First sheet with foxing and small edge tear, lacking the printed title sheet but including the printed publisher's printed notice and otherwise in fine condition throughout. Kinsky-Halm 374. Read More...

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10681. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)].
Zur Enthüllung des Beethoven-Denkmals in Wien am 1. Mai 1880. Wien. [Program from the unveiling of the Beethoven Monument in Vienna]

Pamphlet, 19.5 x 26.5cm. Vienna, May 1, 1880. 23pp. With contributions by E. Hanslick ("Beethoven in Wien") and L. A. Zellner ("Chronik des Denkmals"), a directory of monetary contributions to the monument's construction, and a listing of the Monument Committee, listing first the name of Johannes Brahms. Toned, a few chips and stains, overall very good. Read More...

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16352. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Sammelband of Piano, Cello and Violin Sonatas in early editions

Sammelband of early and mostly lifetime Parisian or Mainz editions of four Beethoven piano sonatas, as well as the piano parts for four violin sonatas and two cello sonatas. Engraved throughout, with several title pages signed or stamped by the publishers. Red and brown full leather with gold stamps to the boards and spine. 210 pp. total. Foxing and toning; heavy wear to covers with some repairs; structurally sound and overall very good. 10 x 13 inches. Read More...

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11805. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Sonate per il Piano-forte ed un Violino obligato, scritta in uno stile molto concertante, quasi come d’un concerto ... dedicata al suo amico R. Kreuzer. Opera 47.

Bonn: Simrock. [1805]. First edition. Oblong 4to. 35 p. Engraved. [PN] 422. Werkverz. (2014) Bd. 1, p. 260; Kat. Hoboken 2 Nr. 228; Weinhold (in Dorfmüller, „Beiträge“) p. 254f and plate 3a. Lower corner of title repaired with paper, closely trimmed to the top plate mark, overall a very clean copy. Sold together with a facsimile of the first edition violin part (12 p). Read More...

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12014. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Adelaide. Gedicht v: Matthisson mit deutschen und italienischen Text / Für das Clavier, oder Piano-Forte und eine Sing Stimme Componirt. [Op. 46]

Wien: Cappi. [1804]. Oblong 4to. 9 pp. Engraved. [PN] 1131. An early edition of this bewitchingly beautiful song, first published by Artaria in 1797. Beethovenhaus 00.349. With the ownership signature of Bruckner's assistant and copyist "Victor Christ 1891" and an earlier signature of Ig. Scheidtenberger. Spotting, some small tears and toning around the edges, central vertical crease, else very good.

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12089. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Sonata quasi una Fantasia / per il Clavicembalo o Piano-Forte / Composta, e dedicata / a Sua Altezza la Signora Principessa / GIOVANNI LIECHTENSTEIN / nata Langravio Fürstenberg / da / Luigi van Beethoven. / Opera 27. No. 1.

In Vienna: presso Gio. Cappi [without address]. [before 1815]. Oblong folio. 13 pp. [PN] 878. Printer: Joh. Schäfer. Price: f. 2. Contemporary ownership signature to lower right of title page of the pianist, Agnes Jagatitsch. Later paper boards with handwritten title plate. Scattered foxing throughout, one small corner margin repair, else fine. Kinsky p. 66. Read More...

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