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8675. Bachauer, Gina. (1913–1976).
Signed Photograph and Christmas Card

Vintage photograph of the celebrated Greek pianist, signed on the mount "Affectionately Gina / 1970" and sold together with a 1970 printed Holidays card from Bachauer and her husband, Alec Sherman. Small pinhole to card, else fine.

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16118. Bachauer, Gina. (1913–1976).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the celebrated Greek pianist, who is shown in a promotional portrait and has signed and inscribed at the foot to music critic Raymond Morin, dating 1951. Toning and buckling; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.6 x 25.5 cm).

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9906. Bachofen, Johan Caspar. (1695 - 1755).
Musicalisches Halleluja, oder schöne und geistreiche Gesänge, Mit neuen und anmuthigen Melodeyen begleitet, und zur Aufmunterung zum Lob Gottes...Neunte und privilegierte Auflage.

Zurich: Burglischer Druckeren. 1776. Thick octavo. Full 18th century dark brown calf. [viii], 880, [viii] pp. With a fine frontispiece engraving depicting a winged female figure playing the keyboard with three seated cherubs playing a viol, violin and recorder seated around her. Binding worn, front board and endpage starting to separate but still relatively solid, brass remnants on board edges, apparently lacking original clasps, early ownernship markings ("Joh. Jakob Widler...Wiedikon / 1781") and remnants of wax seals to inner boards and endpages. Overall a fine copy of this important work by the Swiss composer and music pedagogue. Read More...

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20755. Backhaus, Wilhelm. (1884–1969) [Hanfstaengl, Erna. (1885–1981)] .
Signed Photograph to Erna Hanfstaengl

Large format original portrait photograph of the German pianist, who has boldly signed and inscribed to the lower mount in ink: "My most warm regards to my esteemed friend Frau Hofrat Hanfstaengl / Wilhelm Backhaus" and dated May 1, 1936. In fine condition, mount with verso borders reinforced, signed by the photographer lower right in pencil "Veresky"(?).  Portrait 6.8 x 9.25 inches (17.3 x 23.5 cm.); mounted to an overall size of 10.25 x 13.3 inches (26 x 33.8 cm.). Read More...

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20754. Backhaus, Wilhelm. (1884–1969) [Hanfstaengl, Erna. (1885–1981)] .
Plaster Casting of the Pianist's Hand, with Original Photograph and Inscribed Booklet

Grouping of items relating to the German pianist, including a rare plaster casting of his hand, an original Kodak photograph of Backhaus in his older age, and a small volume of beautifully printed gravure photographs from the "Die Grossen Interpreten" series (Roger Hauert & A.-H. Eichmann, Geneva: Verlag R. Kister, 1957), inscribed to the ffe in pencil by Backhaus "Bitte, zurück an Fr. Erna Hanfstaengl" ("please return to Fr. Erna Hanfstaengl") and with a trimmed sheet of Grand Hotel Continental München stationery adhered to the inside front cover, inscribed and signed in blue ink by the pianist "Fraulein Erna Hanfstaengl / von Backhaus".  Minor chipping to the plaster casting (specifically around the fingerprint areas); overall in fine condition.  Read More...

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13753. [Backhaus, Willhelm. (1884-1969)] [Wendling, Karl. (1875-1962)].
Original 1921 Argentinian Programs and Broadside

Four original programs and one broadside from performances of the important German pianist and pedagogue (billed in Spanish as Guillermo Backhaus) and the Wendling Quartet, at the Buenos Aires venues Teatro Cervantes and Teatro Odeon in August-September 1921. The series of performances included chamber works by Brahms, Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann. The detailed program booklets, each about 20 pp., contain extensive program notes. Folding creases and toning, otherwise in fine condition. Broadside 8 x 10.25 inches (20.1 x 26.4 cm). Programs each 5.25 x 7.5 inches (13.5 x 19.2 cm). Read More...

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16887. Backhaus, Willhelm. (1884–1969).
Signed Program

Signed program from a February 5, 1955 all-Beethoven recital of the masterful pianist at Hunter College in New York. Backhaus has signed boldly over the program listing. Together with a promotional flyer advertising the concert. Paper clip mark; overall in fine condition. 7 x 10 inches (17.7 x 25.4 cm).

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16900. Backhaus, Willhelm. (1884–1969).
Signed Program

Signed program from a June 22, 1960 all-Beethoven recital by the important German pianist as part of the Wiener Festwochen. Backhaus has signed on the cover. 2 pp. Very light wear to the cover, but overall in fine condition, 6 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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14749. Bacon, Francis. (1909 - 1992).
"Bacon: Galerie Maeght" [Personnage Couche] - SIGNED POSTER

"Bacon: Galerie Maeght" color exhibition lithograph poster, depicting the artist's "Personnage Couche, " signed in sharpie ink lower right "Francis Bacon." Copyright Maeght Editeur, Arte Paris l.l., printed 1966.  Unframed. 27 3/4" x 17 7/8" (66 x 45 cm). In fine condition. 

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Art & Design

17434. Bacon, Francis. (1909–1992).
Roger Cornaille with Frankenstein - Original Photograph

An extraordinary and rare original photograph taken by the British artist known for his emotionally charged imagery, fixation on personal motifs, and experimentation. Dye diffusion transfer print, taken ca. 1975 by Francis Bacon at the celebrated Parisian bookstore Librairie Le Minotaure, the image depicts -  in a slightly blurred and unsettling fashion reminiscent of Bacon's painted oeuvre -  the store's owner Roger Cornaille engaging with a Frankenstein hand puppet.  The location and photographer are identified by the subject himself, a friend of the artist, in a handwritten caption on the verso: "Au Minotaure / vu par Francis Bacon!" The photograph is identified with the code on the verso "G511232," possibly establishing the date of film manufacture as July (G), [197]5 according to the dating of Polaroid's 7-digit codes. Some surface wear; overall very good. 4.25 x 3.5 inches (10.9 x 8.5 cm).  From the Collection of Denis Cholet, author of "Le Minotaure: souvenirs d'une librairie de Paris, 1948 - 1987." Archivally framed to an overall size of 11 x 14 inches. Read More...

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375. Badura-Skoda, Paul. (1927–2019).
Signed Schubert Impromptus LP

Lengthy inscription and bold signature from the elegant Viennese pianist on the verso of the LP cover to his 1960 Schubert Impromtus recording. Dated May, 1964, he inscribes "To George --, one of the rare 'Schubert birds, in common admiration for this genius. Paul Badura Skoda." Fine.

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Signed program from a January 7, 1959 piano-four-hands recital by the two Austrian pianists at Carnegie Hall. Both have signed boldly over the first page of the program listing, which included works by Mozart, Hindemith and Schubert. Demus' signature slightly smudged, but otherwise in very fine condition, together with a promotional flyer and two newspaper clippings about the concert. Program 23 pp., 7.25 x 9.75 inches (18.5 x 25 cm).

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17730. [Bagpipes].
Carte de Visite Photograph

Carte de visite photograph of a Scottish piper, shown draped in his plaid. Photographed by J. Dryburgh of Dalkeith, Scotland. Rather heavily soiled; overall very good. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.4 cm).

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17685. [Bagpipes] [Beards] MacWilkie, Alistair. .
"The Man with eleven foot BEARD" - Signed Cabinet Photograph

Cabinet photograph, ca. 1910's, of Alistair MacWilkie, a Scotsman with an "eleven foot beard," signed and inscribed by MacWilkie in pencil on the verso: "World's Prize Whiskers / Yours truly Alistair MacWilkie, Perthshire, Scotland." Photographed by Frank Wendt of Boonton, N.J., MacWilkie is shown in his kilt, holding bagpipes and with his beard falling to the ground in front of him. Heavy vertical folding crease, with card split on the verso along the fold but intact on the surface of the photograph. Overall good. 4 x 6.5 inches (10.5 x 16.4 cm). Read More...

21217. Bailey, Pearl. (1918-1990).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the popular American actress and singer, who has inscribed "All love / Pearl" in black felt tip to the left of the image.  The composition of the image, which only occupies the right half of the print, makes for a particularly striking composition and example of Bailey's signature.  In very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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Performing Arts & Media
Film
Song
Opera

5184. Bailey, Pearl. (1918–1990).
Collection of Original Photographs

Grouping of thirteen original photographs from Bailey's personal collection, showing her alone and with her husband, the great drummer Louie Bellson, and with other family members musical and film figures. Various sizes and formats, most approx. 8 x 10 inches, all in fine condition.

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5183. Bailey, Pearl. (1918–1990) [Sullivan, Ed. (1901–1974)].
Signed Photograph with Ed Sullivan

Unusual 7 x 9 inch original photograph of the popular American actress and singer, onstage with Ed Sullivan. This photograph was from Bailey's personal collection and she has identified it in ink on the lower portion as "Ed and Pearl." Slight rippling to surface, else in fine condition, an unusual association.

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10494. Bails, Benito. (1730–1797).
Lecciones de Clave, y Principios de Harmonia

Madrid: Joachin Ibarra. 1775. First edition. 4to. [iv] 291 pp, lacking the folding plate of the keyboard, scattered foxing, but otherwise very good. Full leather binding, gilt stamped, title plate to spine partially cracked. Palau (21923) notes: "Es traduccion de la obra de Antonio Bemetzrieder y esta muy bien impresa" and the work is indeed beautifully printed, with musical examples throughout and including a charming engraving at the head of the first lesson, featuring three putti playing around a harpsichord. An interesting and unusual keyboard treatise written by a modestly important Spanish mathematician and architect.

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16604. Bakaleinikov, Vladimir. (1885–1953).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Russian-American conductor, violist, composer and educator, shown during his period as the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has signed and inscribed at the lower right in Spanish, dating 1949. In very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.2 cm).

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20358. [Baker, Josephine. (1906–1975)].
"The Provocative, Exotic Rage of Paris" - Original Program

Colorful bifold promotional flyer from a one-week residency by the legendary dancer, singer, and actress at the RKO Boston in June of 1951, promoting her as "the provocative, exotic rage of Paris," "the most daring entertainer of our times!," and "the toast of three continents."  The center of the program features four halftone photographs of Baker, and the back page notes that the act will also include Leo de Lyon, Buddy Rich, and his orchestra.  In fine condition.  6.5 x 8.5 inches (16.5 x 21.6 cm.). Read More...

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