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Photograph of the French pianist in his later years at a reception, shaking hands with the important vioinist, Yvonne Astruc. Handstamp of Foto Grassi, Siena, Italy, to verso.  Oblong format, 4.5 x 7 inches (11.3 x 17.5 cm).  In very good condition. Read More...

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4409. Atwell, Winifred. (1914 - 1983).
Signed Photograph

Lively signed postcard photograph of the Trinidad-born English pianist who was wildly popular with her boogie woogie and ragtime hits. 10 x 15 cm. A few dings, overall fine.

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Jazz

7458. [Auber, Daniel-François-Esprit. (1782 - 1871)].
"La muette de Portici" Tobacco Box, Ca. 1830s

A rare circular tobacco box, [Germany?],  ca. 1830, the cover depicting a scene identified at the illustration base as "Die Stume von Portici 3e Act 3e Scène," which  8.4 diameter, 2.2 cm high. La muette de Portici is an opera in five acts by Daniel Auber, with a libretto by Germain Delavigne, revised by Eugène Scribe. The work has an important place in musical history, as it is generally regarded as the earliest French grand opera. La muette was revived in Paris immediately after the French July Revolution of 1830. Later, at a performance of this opera at the Théâtre de la Monnaie, Brussels on 25 August 1830, a riot broke out during the patriotic and revolutionary duet "Amour sacré de la patrie" that became the signal for the Belgian Revolution, which led to Belgian independence. Richard Wagner remarked, in his 1871 Reminiscences of Auber, that the opera "whose very representation had brought [revolutions] about, was recognized as an obvious precursor of the July Revolution, and seldom has an artistic product stood in closer connection with a world-event." The scene depicted on the present item is the Finale of Act 3, in which Alphonse’s body-guard Selva tries to rearrest Fenella and Masaniello succeeds in getting the townspeople to revolt in order to stop him and free his sister.

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13382. Auber, Daniel-François-Esprit. (1782 - 1871).
Original CDV Photograph

Original carte de visite photograph of the important French opera composer, photographed later in life by E. Desmaisons, Paris. On the photographer's mount with stamp at the lower left. In fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.5 cm).

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13667. Auer, Leopold. (1845-1930).
Romance, op. 4 - Autograph Musical Quotation

A scarce AMQS from the important violinist and influential pedagogue, teacher of Elman, Heifetz, Milstein, Zimbalist, Parlow, Schumsky and many others. Auer has penned the first three measures of his Romance in F major for violin and piano (op. 4), which was recorded a few years later by the young Heifetz in 1911. Signed and inscribed to the British violinist and composer "Miss Eva Spalding" (1882 - 1969), and dated London, July 8, 1908. On a small calendar leaf dated May 29. Top edge folded under; tape remnant at the left edge and on the verso, otherwise in very good condition. 5 x 2.5 inches (12.9 x 6.1 cm). Read More...

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15707. Auer, Leopold. (1845–1930).
Signed CDV Photograph at the age of 16

A very rare early signed carte de visite photograph of the important violinist, dating from 1861, when the sixteen-year-old Auer was beginning his studies with Joseph Joachim. He has signed and inscribed on the verso to Linna Sternberg (a relative of Belgian violinist Hermann Sternberg) and dated Brussels, March 13, 1861. 6.3 x 9.4 cm. Small loss to lower right corner, a few small surface losses to verso, one just touching the first letter of the inscription, else fine. Undoubtedly one of, if not THE, earliest signed photograph of the violinist.  Read More...

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Complete deck of blue Bicycle Rider Back playing cards, each signed by a prominent writer, entertainer, musician or other public figures of the 1970s-80s, including James Baldwin, Allen Gisberg, Richard Rodgers, James Michener, John Fowles, Peter Benchley, Katharine Anne Porter, Daphne du Maurier, Woody Allen, James Dickey, Michael Crichton, Thorton Wilder, Richard Condon, Ira Levin, Walker Percy, William Golding,  Rumer Godden, Robert Penn Warren, Faith Bigelow, Joseph Heller, James Herriot, Edmund Hillary, Richard Llewellyn, Garson Kanin, Art Buchwald, Alison Lurie, Neil Simon, Gore Vidal, Irving Stone, Louis Untermeyer, Herman Wouk, Mary Renault, Theodore H. White, Arthur Miller, among many others.  Slight fading or smudging to a few signatures, overall in fine condition.

18626. [Autograph Albums].
Group of 3 Autograph Albums

Group of 3 mostly blank autograph albums, ready for your collecting to begin! Lacking some pages, in various states of worn condition. One with the word "AUTOGRAPHS" impressed to leather front cover in the shape of twigs, one with gilt edges and faux snakeskin binding, the last with an attractive deco design.

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Literature & Classics

16859. Autori, Fernando. (1886–1937).
Signed Self-Portrait Sketch

Signed self-portrait sketch from the Italian bass who debuted at La Scala in 1924 and also performed around Europe; in the model of Enrico Caruso, he was a talented caricaturist. He has sketched himself in profile on a sheet of letterhead from the Grand Hotel in Vienna, signed below and dated August 2, 1934. A clipped halftone photograph has been added at the lower left. Some light toning and foxing at the corners; overall fine. 5 x 7.25 inches (13 x 18.6 cm).

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7878. Autry, Gene. (1907 - 1998).
Signed Photograph

Signed and inscribed 8 x 10 inch halftone publicity photograph of the American actor who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on radio, and in the movies and on television and who was also the owner of the California Angels baseball team. Corners slightly nicked, edges with small stains, else fine.

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19736. [Avant Garde] Selz, Guy. (1901–1975) & Selz, Jean. (?–?) & Polissadim, Cyril. (?–?).
THÉÂTRE DES CHAMPS-ELYSÉES / BAL COSTUME DE LA MISÈRE NOIRE - Original 1927 Broadside

Original 1927 broadside produced by Imp. H. Chacoin, Paris, advertising a Dadaesque “Utter Poverty” costume ball at the Theatre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The event attracted a considerable amount of curiosity, though criticism on the provocation towards underprivileged populations eventually resulted in the show's cancellation.  15.5 x 23.15 inches (39.4 x 58.7 cm). Not examined out of frame but in apparently fine condition.  Archivally matted, framed and glazed. Ref: Spectacle, 192; Color Plate, p. 288; PAI-XLIII (2014), 524. Read More...

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8122. Avedon, Richard. (1923 - 2004).
Observations - Photographs by Richard Avedon Comments by Truman Capote

New York: Simon & Schuster. 1959. First edition. 151pp, 11" 14 1/2". First edition, with acetate dust jacket. Fine condition, in stained and toned slipcase which bears a few splits in places. The photographer's first book. and certainly, one of the monuments of twentieth century collaborations between a photographer and author.

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New York: Random House . 1993. First Edition, First Printing. Upright sumo. 287 pp.  Signed and dated by the eminent American photographer on the front free endpaper, "Avedon, 9.27.93," from the collection of Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman.  A visual autobiography that includes an assemblage of 284 photographs, this three-part book encompasses the faces, events and places that were critical in defining the life and career of Richard Avedon.  In fine condition. Read More...

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21247. Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [Dietrich, Marlene (1901-1992)].
Marlene Dietrich in Bedroom, 1948

Original silver gelatin photograph of the iconic singer and actress, as captured by the 25-year-old Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar, 1948 around the time of the filming of The Foreign Affair, and depicting the actress with her famous and very problematic African lenci doll. On the original photographer's mount, signed "Avedon" in black ink beneath the photograph and with the photographer's stamp to mount verso. A few areas of expert restoration and retouching, overall in very fine condition.  Print 10 7/16" x 11 7/16" ; mount 11 11/16" x 14 7/8". Framed to  26 x 19 inches (66.5 x 49 cm); 24 x 17 (61 x 43cm) overall.  Read More...

20456. Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [Green, Adolph. (1914–2002) & Newman, Phyllis. (1933–2019)].
Phyllis Newman and Adolph Green on their wedding day, 1960 – Signed Avedon Photographs

Set of three original silver gelatin photographs by the American photographer, who has captured the actress and playwright in high spirits on their wedding day in New York, January 1960.  Each of the three images is signed "Avedon" to the lower right, and backed on card.  Mild wear along edges with some toning and stray marks, overall in fine condition. Two 9 x 6.5 inches (22.9 x 16.6 cm.), one 10 x 6.5 inches (25.4 x 16.6 cm.). Read More...

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New York: Random House . 1999. First. Upright folio.  235 pp.  Unsigned first edition, from the collection of Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman.  This work offers Avedon's comprehensive portrait of the sixties, including an impressive assortment of photographs and interviews with figures that defined the decade.  Mild tears and creasing to dustjacket, else fine. Read More...

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20481. Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [Green, Adolph. (1914–2002) & Newman, Phyllis. (1933–2019)].
"Evidence, 1944-1994" – Signed and Inscribed to Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman

New York: Random House. 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Large 4to.  183 pp.  First edition.  Signed and inscribed by the eminent American photographer on the illustrated frontispiece, "For Phyllis and Adolph / with love / Dick / 1994".  The companion to Avedon's spectacular An Autobiography, this definitive account of the life and work of photographer Richard Avedon features over 500 photographs documenting 50 years of Avedon's work, and was published to coincide with a major retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.  Mild wear to dustjacket, overall in fine condition. Read More...

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20484. Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [Green, Adolph. (1914–2002) & Newman, Phyllis. (1933–2019)].
"Avedon: Made in France" – Signed and Inscribed to Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman

New York: Fraenkel Gallery [Distributed Art Publishers]. 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Upright folio (12 x 14.25 in). 56 pp, 40 quadratone reproductions.  Limited edition of 5000 copies, this copy signed and inscribed by the eminent American photographer, "For Phyllis and Adolph / with love, / Dick / 2001" to the limitation page opposite inside back cover.  In fine condition. Read More...

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17845. Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [Minnelli, Liza. (b. 1946) & Astaire, Fred. (1899–1987)].
Signed Portrait Contact Sheet from Vogue Photoshoot

Oversize portrait contact sheet of Liza Minnelli and Fred Astaire, in 12 images, photographed by Richard Avedon for the December 1974 issue of Vogue. Signed by Avedon at the lower right. Astaire and Minnelli are shown in several light-hearted posed portraits, and taking direction from Avedon in front of the camera. Original gelatin silver print on card stock. Virtually unhandled; very fine overall. Sight size 12.5 x 16 inches, matted and framed to an overall size of 16.75 x 21 inches. Read More...

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19461. Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [West, Mae. (1893–1980)].
Mae West and Mr. America, 1954

Gelatin silver print by the great American photographer of Mae West posing alongside Mr. America, Mr. Dick Dubois, 1954, with whom she appeared (as well as with 8 other "muscle boys"!) in Las Vegas singing "The Strongest Men in the World." Original period print, cropped from the original full format image.  Unfortunately marred by significant ink stains across several areas, with small pinholes in each corner and some wear to the margins, but nevertheless quite striking. Some pencil notations on the verso, unstamped. 10.5 x 11.25 inches. 

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