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21260. Anger, Kenneth. (b. 1927).
Hollywood Babylone - SIGNED

Paris: J.J. Pauvert. 1959. First Edition. Square 8vo [18cm]. First French Edition, preceding all others by over 15 years.  Signed on the title "à Paul / amitiés / Kennth Anger" in black ink. Text in French. Very good plus in brown wrappers, in a very good plus dust jacket. Wrappers starting to separate from spine, some toning extremities, with light edgewear and a few small chips to the jacket. Editor's printed card laid in, together with an invitation ticket to a Harvard Film Archive "Fourth Annual Excellence in Cinema Dinner In Honor of Kenneth Anger." Read More...

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16024. Ansermet, Ernst. (1883–1969).
Vintage Photograph

Vintage photograph of the great conductor, shown as an older man ca. 1940's, studying a large score with his glasses in one hand. Photographer credit in the lower right margin: Moss Photo, New York. Staple holes and some light surface wear; otherwise overall in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.8 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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18046. Ansermet, Ernst. (1883–1969) & Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992).
Original Photograph, Studying a Score

Original photograph of the Swiss conductor seated together at the piano with pianist Nikita Magaloff, studying a score. Some light wrinkling and verso rough; overall fine. 4 x 3 inches (10.5 x 7.3 cm). Read More...

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Classical Music
Opera

9673. Antheil, George. (1900-1959).
Signed Photograph to Alexander Smallens

Rare signed original 7 x 9 inch photograph of the avant-garde composer, inscribed to the American conductor, Alexander Smallens "with sincere and highest admiration to Alexander Smallens from his friend George Antheil / Jan 22, 1932 / NYC." The photograph by Ruth Asch, stamped on the verso and in very fine condition. Read More...

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17680. [Anti-Slavery].
"Am I Not a Man and a Brother" & "Am I not a Woman & a Sister" - Pair of 19th Century Anti-Slavery Tokens

Rare pair of Anti-Slavery tokens produced for the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade, established by Granville Sharp and Thomas Clarkson in 1787.  The first shows the society's emblem of a chained African man, naked and kneeling, "Am I not a Man and a Brother" around the perimeter on obverse, "May Slavery & Oppression Cease Throughout the World" around the perimeter and clasped hands (in print formats generally one is black and one, white) in the center on reverse.  The other example shows a kneeling woman and "Am I not a Woman & a Sister" 1838" on obverse, "United States of America" (with backwards "N"), olive wreath with "Liberty / 183[8]" in center on reverse. These were commissioned by the American Anti-Slavery society to evoke pity for enslaved women as well as to foster equal rights for women.  Bronze. Diam. 1 5/16 inches (30 mm).  First somewhat worn and the "Sister" is slightly worn on recto (just a few high points) and the date below "Liberty" on the verso; the "Brother" with a loss on the recto. Not formally "graded" but overall very good. Read More...

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History & Historiography

18379. [Anti-Slavery].
"Humanity" Cast-Iron Tobacco Box

An English tobacco box bearing the kneeling captive iconography of the abolitionist movement, dating to the mid-19th Century. Height 4 x width 3.75 x depth 5.5 inches (10 x 9.5 x 14 cm.). Oxidation and pitting from age, handle is old but may not be original to the box, else fine. Read More...

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History & Historiography

15311. [Apollo] Heyden, Otto. (1820–1897).
Apollo with the Horae - DESIGN FOR A THEATER CURTAIN

Oil on canvas, signed lower right: O. Heyden.  Measuring 26.5 x 29.75 inches [67 x 76 cm]. Beautifully framed in black wood with gilt fillet, overall 34 x 37.5 x 2.5 inches  [86.5 x 95 x 5.5 cm].  Read More...

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Art & Design

8319. Arbós, Enrique Fernández . (1863 - 1939).
Autograph Musical Quotation

AMQS from the Spanish violinist, composer and conductor, a virtuoso violinist who studied with Monasterio, Vieuxtemps and Joachim, taught at the Madrid Conservatory and the Royal College of Music in London, and who was later one of Spain’s greatest conductors. Three detailed measures from the "Bolero" of his Op. 1 Piano Trio, signed and inscribed and dated London, 5 April, [18]95. On a page measuring 11 x 6 cm, with the signature of English physicist William Edward Ayrton on the verso. In fine condition and quite scarce.

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15125. Arbós, Enrique Fernández. (1863–1939).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph from the Spanish violinist, composer and conductor, a virtuoso violinist who studied with Monasterio, Vieuxtemps and Joachim, taught at the Madrid Conservatory and the Royal College of Music in London, and who was later one of Spain’s greatest conductors. Clipped halftone photograph, mounted on a postcard and signed and dated on the mount: March 11, 1939. A few surface scratches; overall in fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm). Read More...

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Two autograph musical quotations, from the important opera conductor Luigi Arditi and the Polish opera singer and pedagogue Adelina Murio-Celli, penned on recto and verso of an album leaf. Arditi has penned two measures in A flat major from an unidentified composition, signed below and dated New York, April 5, 1881. Murio-Celli has penned a phrase of two measures with the text "Oh! breathe one word of gladness..." and dated New York, April 20, 1897. 9 x 6 inches. In fine condition. Read More...

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Opera

17124. Arlen, Harold. (1905–1986).
"The Wizard of Oz" Record Set - INSCRIBED BY THE COMPOSER

1939 4-disc set of first issue 78-RPM records of the cast-recording soundtrack album for the beloved film, inscribed by the composer, Harold Arlen, to his brother and sister-in-law. Housed in original illustrated covers. Inscribed in pen on the first record sleeve: "For Julie + Jean, Love Harold 12-18-39". Songs include "Over the Rainbow", "Munchkinland Part I & II", "If I Only Had a Brain", "If I Only Had a Heart", "The Merry Old Land of Oz", and "We're Off to See The Wizard". This record set includes the only known release of the movie's deleted musical number, "The Jitterbug", as the album was created and distributed before filming wrapped. Discs exhibit very little handling, but are untested. Front cover detached but present, with part of cloth tape torn. Edge wear to the covers, with cloth tape repair between inside front cover and first record sleeve. Overall very good. Read More...

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Film

20497. Arlen, Harold. (1905–1986).
"Harold sings Arlen (with friend)" - LP Signed and Inscribed to his Doctor

New York: Columbia Masterworks. LP record cover boldly inscribed on the front cover in blue ink by the distinguished American composer best known for "Stormy Weather," and for his songs for "The Wizard of Oz": “For Dr. Brecker, Friend + Patient, Harold / 5-26-66.” Mono OL-6520. In very fine condition, together with the LP itself, untested but in apparently fine condition.  Read More...

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Song

11492. Arman. (1928-2005).
Portées Musicales

Gouache on white wove paper, 1986. 304x230mm; 12x9 inches. Signed in black ink, lower right recto. This work is registered under number APA #1002.86.004 in the archive of the Studio Arman in New York. Ex-collection Monsieur Jean-Louis Martinoty, director of the Opéra in Paris from 1986-1989. Read More...

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Art & Design

17026. [Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971)].
The World's Method for Cornet and Saxhorn

Boston: Jean White. 1881. Method for the cornet and saxhorn, from the collection of Jack Bradley, personal photographer and close friend of Louis Armstrong. While we can't know if this method was used by Satchmo himself, the association is compelling. Volume shows signs of wear, with a few pencil markings on the first few pages of exercises. Shaken but tight binding; loose hinges; page discoloration and foxing; edge wear; bowing. 10 x 13 inches (25 x 32.5 cm). This edition is uncommon, with Worldcat listing no examples. 

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Jazz

19416. Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971).
"Lose Weight THE "SATCHMO" WAY – Signed Diet Plan and Photograph on the Toilet!

3 page stapled typed plan to "Lose Weight The 'Satchmo' Way by Lucille Armstrong & Louis Armstrong, signed and inscribed in green fountain pen on the first page: "To Jeff /Louis Armstrong."  Accompanied by an unopened packet of Swiss Kriss and glossy 2.25 x 3.25 inch Swiss Kriss promotional photograph of a grinning Armstrong sitting on a toilet, with text reading: "Swiss Krissly: Satchmo-Slogan, (Leave It All Behind Ya). Usual folds and slight toning to margins, else fine. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 28 cm.).  Read More...

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Jazz

12891. Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971) [Davis Jr., Sammy. (1925–1990)].
Original Photograph from the Collection of Sammy Davis Jr.

Original doubleweight photograph of the great American jazz trumpeter, singer and composer, from the collection of Sammy Davis Jr. Photographed by Davis' longtime manager, Jess Rand, Armstrong is captured in his white suit, singing directly into the microphone.  Dated 1954, at the Crescendo Club in Hollywood.  Slight wear to the edges but overall a crisp image in fine condition, with the photographer's stamp and Davis collection stamp on verso.  24 x 19 cm.

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10171. Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971) [Goffin, Robert. (1898–1984)].
Horn of Plenty - INSCRIBED TO WILD BILL DAVISON

New York: Allen, Towne & Heath, Inc.. 1947. First edition. Story of Louis Armstrong, inscribed by Armstrong on the front free endpage "To my life long Buddy Bill Davidson from Louis Armstrong." First edition in English, published in French, in Paris, in the same year. Hardcover, original blue cloth, title in gilt to spine, treble clef embossed to the upper board. Portrait frontispiece, 304 pp. Signed page heavily toned, half title with two small punched holes, spine rubbed with ends a bit frayed, somewhat shaken but solid. Read More...

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Jazz

19559. [Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971)] Gottlieb, William. (1917–2006).
Original Photograph - Signed by Photographer

Original William Gottlieb black and white photograph of the great Satchmo, circa 1946-48; printed circa 1979.     Gottlieb, who has signed his name and added a copyright symbol to the lower left, has captured a perspiring Satchmo in mid-performance, his horn raised to his lips.  In fine condition.  Sight: 10.25 x 13.25 inches (26 x 33.6 cm.); framed to 16.75 x 20.75 inches (42.5 x 52.7 cm.).  Literature: The Golden Age of Jazz, Pomegranate Artbooks, 1995, p. 100. Read More...

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20826. Armstrong, Neil. (1930–2012) [Lawrence, Elliot. (1925 - 2021)].
The Ballad of Valley Forge - SIGNED PROGRAM AND ORIGINAL MUSIC FROM NEIL ARMSTRONG'S ONLY MUSICAL COLLABORATION

An interesting collection of original materials from the premiere performance of "The Ballad of Valley Forge" with music by Elliot Lawrence, lyrics of Bickley Reichner and narration by Neil Armstrong, including a copy of the souvenir program hand signed by Armstrong in blue felt tip ink to the first page.  The program published by Commissioners of Montgomery County, PA, 1976. Royal Blue Stiff Cover. 20 unnumbered pages. 11" x 11" Color & black & white. illustrations. Very fine. Together with a complete set of sheet music scores used in the performance, each including music for orchestra in short score, piano, chorus, baritone, soprano, narrator (Paoli, PA: Elliot Music Co, 1975) for Parts 1 - 7 (complete) of the Ballad (21, 12, 6, 8, 9, 11, 7 pp) as well as the choral score for an adaptation of the Tchaikovsky "1812" Overture for Chorus, Brass Band and Orchestra with original lyrics by Reichner (3 pp). Also including: printed trifold cardstock performance program listing program and performers and featuring a color reproduction image of Trego's "Washington Reviewing His Ragged Army at Valley Forge"; Motorcade Operation Plan; Peel-Off identification tag ("Wear this Tag for Reserved Area"); cardstock Invitation to Participate card, no. 1874; mimeographed rehearsal and performance schedule page; various newspaper clippings, including one annotated in blue marker "front page of Monday Mercury May 8, 1976 Ballad of Valley Forge / I participated in Choir." All items in fine condition, obtained directly from the collection of one of the former children's choir members.  Read More...

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Science & Technology

18497. [Arne, Thomas Augustine. (1710-1778)].
"This present Saturday...will be performed...the Serious Opera of 'Artaxerxes'" - Original 1813 Broadside

Original broadside for a Saturday, October 16, 1831 performance at Theatre Royal, Covent Garden of the composer's opera, performed for the "8th time" and "[c]ompressed into two acts."  Broadside also advertises performances of "the Burlesque Tragick Opera" Bombastes Furioso and the "Farce (with Songs)" Love, Law and Physick." Creases and rough edges, but overall in fine condition for its age. Approximately 8.25 x 12.25 inches (21.3 x 42.5 cm).

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