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4488. [Adgate, Andrew. (1762 - 1793)] MUSIC IN PHILADELPHIA.
The Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser - 1786 Newspaper

Philadelphia: Wednesday, March 8, 1786. First edition. An interesting original 1786 newspaper, advertising on the first page one of Andrew Adgate's celebrated vocal concerts. Nicely framed. Read More...

13335. Adler, Guido. (1855-1941) .
"Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven" - SIGNED COPY TO FRAU SCHALK

Regensburg: Gustav Bosse. 1926. Signed edition of the Bohemian-Austrian musicologist's essay on three great composers, a special edition excerpted from the Almanach der Deutschen Musikbücherei auf das Jahr 1926. Adler has signed and inscribed the booklet to a Frau Schalk on the verso of the title page. 12 pp. Some wear to the cover, ink bleeding from the signature, and a small tear above the lower binding staple; overall in very good condition. 5.25 x 7.5 inches (13.2 x 19.2 cm). Read More...

20708. Adler, Kurt. (1907–1977).
Signed Photograph

Signed Louis Mélançon photograph of the American conductor and pianist, best known for his 30-year tenure as the chorus master and lead conductor of the Metropolitan Opera.  Adler has inscribed "To Paul, / with my sincerest wishes / Kurt Adler / Boston 1963" in black ink.  Metropolitan Opera Press Dept. label and photographer's stamp to verso.  Minor wear to lower edge, image unaffected, overall in very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

12880. Adler, Richard. (1921 - 2012).
"Hey There" - Autograph Musical Quotation on an FDC Honoring George Gershwin

AMQS of the Broadway composer and lyricist's song "Hey There," from The Pajama Game, penned on a 1973 first day cover honoring George Gershwin.  Postmarked Beverly Hills, 1973.  Adler has penned the first three measures of the much-recorded show tune.  Slight discoloration at the left side; otherwise a fine FDC which unites two great Broadway composers.  16.5 x 9.2 cm.

19419. [Advertising].
"A Guaranteed Gay Product" – 1950s Pencil Display

1950s vintage 6-pencil display manufactured by Gay Products Company, with text reading: "5¢ / GENUINE GAY PRODUCT / PENCILS / A GUARANTEED GAY PRODUCT / GAY PRODUCTS COMPANY • ATLANTA."  Moderate toning throughout, with some wear to the corners, but in otherwise fine condition. 11 x 9.25 inches. Read More...

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19420. [Advertising] [Gay].
"A Gay Better Product" - 1950s Key Chain Display

1950s vintage football keychain display manufactured by Gay Products Company, with text reading: "GAY / SPORTSMAN / Key Chain / 24 K GOLD PLATED / A GAY BETTER PRODUCT." Original set of 12 key chains still together with the packaging.  Very minor wear to the edges, in otherwise fine condition.  12 x 8.5 inches. Read More...

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21957. Adès, Thomas. (b. 1971).
Signed photograph

Signed black-and-white photograph of the wildly talented English composer-conductor-pianist. The image printed by from a digital file and dated August 3, 2004 verso. 8 x 6 inches (20.3 x 15 cm). In fine condition.

Thomas Adès is certainly the outstanding English composer of his generation. His third opera, The Exterminating Angel after Luis Buñuel (2016), saw a production at the Metropolitan Opera in New York in 2017.

21559. [African Americana].
Portrait of an African American Male, 19th century

19th century miniature silhouette portrait of an African-American gentleman, watercolor, inscribed to the verso "Tomas Hollyday. "16 x 11cm. In fine condition, mounted in a velvet frame with brass detail.

21573. [African Americana] Douglass, Frederick. (1818 - 1895).
Life and Times of Frederick Douglass

Hartford, Conn.: Park Publishing Co.. 1883. Third Edition. 8vo. Title; (Copyright); Contents [5-15 pp]; (Illustrations list); 17 - 618 pp. Includes 18 plates, but lacking the frontis portrait of Douglass.  Fully rebound in crimson percaline with partial original decoratively stamped black and gold front cloth binding integrated to front board. A bit musty, with moisture stains to the modern endpages, scattered light foxing and light stains/toning around edges, small abrasions to the foredge, otherwise very good. Contemporary editions of Douglass' autobiographies are increasingly difficult to come by. Read More...

8vo. Engraved portrait frontispiece and a profusion of additional portrait plates. 549 pages, 7 pages of plates; index pages 557-565, plus advertisements. Fully rebound in crimson percaline with partial original decoratively stamped black, crimson and gold front cloth binding integrated to front board. A bit musty, scattered foxing and light stains/toning around edges, 4 leaves with a cup base moisture stain, extensive abrasions and small tears to the foredge, but only very slightly sometimes affecting the page margins themselves.  Read More...

19975. [Afro-Cuban Jazz].
Original Photograph

Evocative original doubleweight sepia photograph of an unidentified Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble ca. 1950, acquired in Havana, Cuba and evidently taken there.  Creasing throughout, edge wear, pin hole to upper margin, the patina of age on this particular piece oddly enhancing its particular vibe.  7.25 x 5 inches (18.4 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

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20395. Ailey, Alvin. (1931–1989).
Signed Photograph

Signed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater portrait photograph of the important dancer, choreographer, and activist, who has inscribed "For Paul— / with many good wishes + many more memories— / Alvin Ailey" in black felt tip. A couple of stray ink marks, light wear to edges and mounting remnants to verso, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

Original ca. 1960 Will Rapport photograph of the dancers in performance in Ailey's first masterpiece, signed in black ink by each of the dancers with their names alone. Photographer's stamp to verso.  In fine condition.  7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

23123. Aitken, Webster. (1908 - 1981).
Signed Photograph

Signed Toppo of NY photograph of the pianist, a student of von Sauer and Schnabel and known especially for performing the complete sonatas by Franz Schubert in London and New York in 1938, when they were rarely played. Signed and inscribed in 1942 to Harry Friedgut (1901-1975), managing director of the New York City Center of Music and Drama. Very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm). 

21790. Alard, Delphin. (1815-1888).
24 Etudes Caprices dans les 24 Tons de la Gamme du Violon... Op. 41 [both volumes]

Mayence [Mainz]: Chez les fils de B. Schott. First edition (but later issue). 24 studies for solo violin in all major and minor keys, arranged by the circle of fifths. Two volumes. Unbound upright folio. 13.5 x 10.75 inches (34.5 x 27.5 cm).  Engraved.  PN 18377 No. 1 and 18377 No. 2. Each volume 2-31 pp. First edition but later issue (price in marks—after 1871; first issue was in 1865). Hand stamps of G. Schirmer, New York, and "Gemünder Gibson" to both title pages. Fingerings, bowing marks, corrections, etc. in pencil, all in the same hand and in French. Repairs with plastic tape to outer bifolia of both volumes. Outer bifolium of vol. 2 partly detached; else in very good condition. Read More...

17326. Albanese, Licia. (1909–2014).
Group of Signed Programs

Group of signed programs from the Italian-born American soprano, known for her Verdi and Puccini roles. Included are programs from Peter Ibbetson at the 1960 Empire State Festival (16 pp.); Manon at the Metropolitan Opera on November 21, 1959 (signed over a page of advertising with a portrait of Albanese, 41 pp.); Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera on December 16, 1959 (41 pp.); and Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera on April 8, 1961 (37 pp.). Overall very good to fine. 6.5 x 9 inches and 8 x 11 inches.

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18546. Albee, Edward. (1928–2016).
"Alas, I have missed the opportunity" - Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the American playwright to Professor Irma Antonetto expressing regret that he has missed her invitation to speak in front of the Associazione Culturele Italiana.  Dated 16 February 1965 in New York; 1 pp., on hole-punched A4 paper.  "For some reason that I cannot quite understand, your letter of May 14 last year has just come to my attention...Perhaps you could extend the invitation to me another time."  Usual mailing folds, else fine. Read More...

20468. Albee, Edward. (1928–2016).
Signed Photograph

Signed portrait photograph of the American playwright, one of the most important dramatists of the 20th century, who has inscribed "To Paul! / Edward Albee / 1995" in black felt tip.  A press release affixed to verso announces the beginning of the national tour for Three Tall Women, Albee's most recent play at the time and his third to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.  In very fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

Portrait of the German-born American artist and educator seated in an exhibit hall between works of his art.  By the eminent American photographer David Gahr, then in Brooklyn; Gahr's copyright hand stamp to verso.  10 x 8 inches (25.3 x 20.1 cm).  In fine condition.  Albers's pioneering work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of modern art education programs of the twentieth century.  

21585. [Albino Violinist] Currier & Ives.
"The Wonderful Albino Family."

Original 10" x 11.4" vintage lithograph. Credit to Currier & Ives at lower left and titled in the margin, The Wonderful Albino Family / Rudolph Lucasie, Wife & Children, from Madagascar / They have Pure White, Silken Hair and Pink Eyes!! / Have Been Exhibited at Barnum's Museum, N.Y. for Three Years.  A rather toned and worn example with tears and losses around the edges, a few extending just inside the central illustrated panel, but nevertheless quite striking.   Read More...

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