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Original candid photograph of the legendary dancers, who have boldly signed their names in black ink.  In fine condition.  3.5 x 5 inches (8.9 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

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20709. Alpert, Herb. (b. 1935).
Signed Promotional Photograph with the Tijuana Brass

A&M Records promotional photograph of the American trumpeter with his successful 1960s band, The Tijuana Brass, photographed at the California International in Beverly Hills.  Alpert, who co-founded A&M records with executive Jerry Moss, has signed his name in black ink to the lower margin.  In very fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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20311. Alva, Luigi. (b. 1927).
Signed Photograph

Vintage London Recordings promotional photograph of the Peruvian tenor, who is shown in costume for his role as Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff, ca. 1960sBoldly signed and inscribed by Alva in black felt tip to the lower left corner.  Mild toning throughout, overall in fine condition.  8.15 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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Opera

215. Amat, Leopold. [Wagner].
Le Muse des Chansons, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR

Signed broadside, 1852. In an 1857 letter to Liszt, Wagner refers to his contact with Amat in Paris: "This time, however, I want to give you a short synopsis of the state of my Paris expedition. At the beginning of the winter a M. Leopold Amat, Chef or Directeur des Fetes Musicales de Wiesbaden, wrote to me from Paris, and set forth the results of his voluntary exertions for "Tannhauser" (at Wiesbaden with Tichatschek and in the French press). He asked me to authorise him to take the necessary steps for the performance of "Tannhauser" at the Grand Opera. I informed him that my only and indispensable CONDITION would be that an exact translation of the opera, without omission or alteration, should be given."

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13487. Amato, Pasquale. (1878-1942).
Signed Postcard of Padua

Autograph signature from the Italian baritone who made his career in the United States and left a large body of fine recordings. On a postcard of Padua, Amato has signed boldly and dated: Buenos Aires, May 29, 1906. On the verso, the postcard is addressed to the Argentinian collector Ramona Imaz Otaño, with the original stamp and postmark. In very fine condition. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (13.9 x 9 cm). Read More...

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12488. [American Anti-Slavery Society] Williams, R.G...
HUMAN RIGHTS. OUR OBJECT IS LIBERTY FOR ALL; GAINED BY MORAL POWER, AND REGULATED BY IMPARTIAL LAWS. VOL. II, NO. 3.

New York: September, 1836. Folio. [4] pp, printed in four columns per page. Tears around edges, creased and with significant toning to the upper front half and extensive foxing throughout. Read More...

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5214. [American Avant-garde] Carter, Elliot. (1908–2012).
Signed 1939 Contract for "Heart Not So Heavy as Mine."

Contract from Arrow Music Press for Carter's song "Heart Not So Heavy as Mine" signed "Elliott C. Carter, jr." and by the editor (and composer, conductor), Lehman Engel (1910 -82). 1 page, recto and verso. Hole punches at head, not affecting, and otherwise in very fine condition.


"... hints of Carter's later style can be found in the opposing voices of Heart not so heavy as mine (1938)..." Grove online


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5698. [American Avant-garde] Carter, Elliot. (1908–2012) [Thomson, Virgil. (1896–1989)].
Variations for Orchestra - Inscribed to Virgil Thomson

New York: Associated Music Publishers, Inc.. 1957. Small quarto [10-1/2 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in printed light tan wrappers. 152 pages. Very good condition, edges of the front wrap slightly darkened, short tear to the surface of the wrap at the spine. Read More...

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Signed 1965 BMI biography/catalogue by the important American composer. 22 pages of biographical information, photographs, musical excerpts and a catalogue of works, signed on the inside front cover over a printed excerpt from his Third Symphony. Very fine. 19 x 22.5 cm. Read More...

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6487. [American Avant-garde] Sun Ra. (1914 - 1993).
"The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra" - Signed Album

Signed album from the prolific jazz composer, bandleader, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," musical compositions and performances. "The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra - Volume 2" (ESP-DISK 1017) signed and inscribed on the lower part of the front cover in blue ballpoint., "To Dana, Dawn and Jodi From Sun Ra." With some surface and edge wear to cover, seam splits on edges, the record is included though in apparently poor condition. Together with a modern 8 x 10 inch glossy photograph.

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18101. [American Ballet Theatre] [Swope, Martha. (1928–2017)].
Group of Original Photographs

Group of seventeen original photographs of dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, ca. 1980's, most by the American theatre and dance photographer Martha Swope. The dancers pictured include Danilo Radojevic in "Cinderella"; Cynthia Gregory in "Swan Lake"; Marianne Tcherkassky, Danilo Radojevic, and ensemble in "Donizetti Variations"; Cynthia Harvey in "Romeo and Juliet" and "Cinderella"; Leslie Browne, Robert La Fosse, Susan Jones, Danilo Radojevic and Wes Chapman in "Romeo and Juliet"; Patrick Bissell in an unidentified role (photograph by Kenn Duncan) and Gelsey Kirkland in an unidentified role (photograph by Kenn Duncan.) All 8 x 10 inches and stamped on the verso by the photographer and the American Ballet Theatre. Some very light edge wear to a few; overall in very fine condition.

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Original large format exhibition photograph showing Bernstein, Blitzstein, and Blake watching an unidentified pianist (who bears a striking resemblance to composer Elliot Carter) at the keyboard, taken at the "Rountable on Ragtime"at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA in the summer of 1951.  Board-mounted silver gelatin print with Kalischer's signature to mount and Stockbridge stamp and hand-numbering to verso of mount.  [Lenox, 1951]. A few modest scuffs to the mount, else fine.  Photograph 10.5 x 13.5 inches;  Mount 20 x 16 inches. Read More...

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13892. [Americana].
Collection of Early American Tintypes

A collection of 23 small tintype portrait photographs, dating from ca. 1860-1880 and housed in a blue cloth-covered box. The portraits depict adults and children, apparently of various social classes; most are individual portraits, with two photographs of pairs. Several are duplicates or close duplicates. 16 of the tintypes are mounted in identical small pink card frames. One larger tintype, a three-quarter-length portrait of a man, is unmounted. Also included is one small later photograph, clipped to size. Light wear and scratches, some foxing and creases to the mounts; overall in very good condition. Each tintype ca. 1 x 1.5 inches (2.5 x 3.5 cm); mounts 1.75 x 2.5 inches (4.2 x 6.6 cm); larger tintype 2.5 x 3.25 inches (6 x 8.5 cm). In a blue cloth-covered cosmetic box with snap closure, with the logo of cosmetic company Palmer and their product name Gardenglo stamped in gold inside the lid. Wear and partial tear to the flap closure; overall in good condition. 4.5 x 2.75 x 1.5 inches (11 x 7 x 4 cm). Read More...

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Art & Design

17461. [Anatomy] Seiller, Johann Georg. (1663 - 1740).
Two Anatomical Engravings

Two anatomical engravings by J. G. Seiller, showing a standing male figure whose major muscles are made visible and labeled with their Latin name, each figure oriented in relation to a tree. The engravings numbered "Tab. VI" and "Tab VII" at the upper right. The first shows the figure turned to the left, with one arm raised, and with a framed image at the left showing details of internal organs; the second shows the figure from behind, with a framed image showing a hand and leaves. Toning and foxing, and wear around the edges; overall fine. 11 x 17.5 inches (28 x 44.5 cm). Read More...

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19049. Andersen, Hans Christian. (1805–1875).
His Etui and a small Papercut Figure

A finely made etui, bone with black lacquered decoration and mounted with gilded metal, understood to have belonged to the beloved Danish author best known for such classic fairy tales as “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Red Shoes,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Enclosed is a handwritten note in an early unidentified hand reading "Hans Christian Andersens Etui" and "Harboe" to verso, along with a small paper cut of a bull, apparently accomplished by the author.  Etui measures 2.5 x 5 x .5 inches (6.5 x 13 x 1.5 cm.). Read More...

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Literature & Classics

8685. Anderson & Low (est. 1990).
NDGT [Danish National Gymnastic Team, 1998]

Toned gelatin silver print from the Anderson & Low series, showing a beautifully composed image of a Danish National Gymnastic Team athlete.  Signed, dated, titled and numbered from the edition of 25.  Not examined out of frame but in apparently fine condition.  Framed to 14.5 x 12 inches (36.8 x 30.5 cm.).  Read More...

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21033. Anderson, Marian. (1897-1993) [Primrose, William. (1904-1982)].
Signed Recording of Brahms' Two Songs for Alto with Viola Obbligato & Piano, Op. 91

Signed RCA Victor Musical Masterpiece two-disc release of Anderson's 1948 recording of Two Songs for Alto with Viola Obbligato & Piano, Op. 91 by Johannes Brahms.  Anderson has inscribed "To Mr. Kenneth G. McKenzie / with kind regards / from / Marian Anderson / Feb. 29th, 1956" to the inside cover of the deluxe folio presentation.  University of Victoria Library stickers to lower left of cover and "Withdrawn" library stamp to interior, else in fine condition.  12.5 x 15 inches (31.8 x 38.1 cm.). Read More...

20329. Anderson, Marian. (1897–1993).
Signed Photograph

Striking Studio Delar of New York photograph of the great African American contralto, who has signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen to the Executive Director of the Indiana Arts Commission, Hertha A. Duemling.  Mounted and fitted to rigid backing, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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17166. Anderson, Marian. (1897–1993).
My Lord, What a Morning - SIGNED

New York: The Viking Press. 1956. Signed autobiography from the trailblazing African-American opera singer. Signed on the title: "To Paul / Kind regards / Marian Anderson." 312 pp. 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards. Fine copy in original dust jacket with some edge wear, shelf soiling, and small edge losses. Read More...

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Collection of four original candid photographs of the great contralto, taken by Irv Steinberg with photographer's stamp to verso.  Two photographs hand-inscribed to verso "Marian Anderson / Jan. '63 - 'Firestone' - at Waldorf," third photograph "Crystal Ball Apr. 63 / Marian Anderson."  In fine condition.  4.625 x 3.25 inches (11.8 x 8.4 cm.). Read More...

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