Fall 2009 Catalogue


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101. Mugnone, Leopoldo. (1858-1941).
Signed Cabinet Photograph

A superb large cabinet photograph of the influential Italian conductor who led, among many others, the premieres of Cavalleria Rusticana and Tosca. An impressive photograph by G. Zaccaria of Florence, boldly signed and inscribed to a fellow musician and friend in Buenos Aires, where Mugnone was a popular and regular guest performer.
17 X 24.5 cm. Small holes punched, not affecting image or signature/inscription.


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102. [Music Iconography] Lairesse, Gerard de. (1640 - 1711).
"Musica," Original Engraving ca. 1700.

A very fine original copper engraving by Gerardum (Gerard) de Lairesse (1640 - 1711), as issued by Gerard Valk in Belgium, ca. 1700. A very fine impression, with wide margins. Plate measures 37 X 34 cm; overall 35.5 X 46 cm. Scattered foxing at margins, light crease mostly affecting right margin, overall very fine. Read More...

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103. Ney, Elly. (1882-1968).
Signed Photograph.

Boldly signed halftone photograph removed from a program, 15 X 21 cms. Read More...

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104. Nilsson, Birgit. (1918-2005).
Original Photograph, "Turandot."

An excellent unsigned original color photograph of the powerful Swedish soprano as Turandot. By Jacques Aubin, 7.5 X 11.5 cm mounted on his stamped card.

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105. Nilsson, Birgit. (1918-2005).
Signed Fayer Photograph

An excellent and boldly signed postcard photograph of the powerful Swedish soprano. By Fayer of Vienna, 9 X 14 cm.

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A remarkable page of autograph signature from some of the leading singers in opera history, including: Read More...

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107. Paganini, Nicolò. (1782-1840).
Broadside: Signor Paganini's Farewell Concert (1832)

1832. Broadside, tipped on to card. Loss at upper left corner, affecting one word (Theatre), some chipping and creasing at edges. Read More...

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Classical Music

108. Paganini, Nicolò. (1782-1840).
Large Lock of Hair in Original Presentation Box, with Presentation Letter

A substantial lock of hair, purportedly that of Nicolo Paganini, tied with 5 red silk bows, in a period quilted satin-lined bevelled glass lidded leather box (locked), 150 x 185 x 70mm. Offered together with a bilingual autograph inscription in the hand of the great virtuoso: "Alla Signora Chatterton avec les compliments de Nicolo Paganini." 1 page, 8vo (oblong), no date. Read More...

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Classical Music

109. Paganini, Nicolò. (1782-1840).
Original CDV Portrait

A fine CDV portrait in an anonymous imprint issue. 6 X 10 cm. and in very fine condition. Original 19th century CDV images of of the legendary violinist are uncommon.

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110. [Paganini, Nicolò. (1782-1840)] Bennati, Francesco. (1798 - 1834).
Recherches sur le Mécanisme de La Voix Humaine. INSCRIBED to PAGANINI.

Paris: J.- B. Baillière. 1832. First edition. [Recherches sur le Mécanisme de La Voix Humaine, précédé du rapport de MM. G. Cuvier, de Prony et Savart] 8vo (21.6 X 13.4 cm). 160 pp, 1 f. Folding lithographic table. Paper wrappers, marbled spine with original label affixed, front wrapper stamped "Gabinetto Medico-Chirurgico per la cura delle Malattie dell'Orecchio, del Naso e della Gola." First and last pages reinforced with paper along inner margin (glue remnants along margin), scattered light foxing, table stained, otherwise good condition. INSCRIBED on the half-title by the author to the legendary violinist/composer, Paganini: "De l'auteur à son excellent et honorable ami N. Paganini. Bennati." Read More...

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111. [Paganini, Nicolò. (1782-1840)] Menuhin, Yehudi. (1916-1999) [Pulver, Jeffrey].
"Paganini - The Romantic Virtuoso," Inscribed by Menuhin

London: Herbert Joseph Ltd.. 1936. Hardcover, full brown cloth. 8vo. 328 pp. Inscribed on the first free endpage: "To Donal Bigley Recalling our happy meeting - "Paganini" - May 20, 1945. Yehudi Menuhin." In fine condition. A nice association from the great violinist who performed the music for the 1946 film about Paganini, "The Magic Bow."

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112. Pavlova, Anna. (1881-1931) [M. de Brunoff].
Anna Pavlova, SIGNED

Paris: M. de Brunoff. 1922. First edition. Large quarto, original cream paper wrappers. 194 pp. Limited first edition in English of this biography of Anna Pavlova, number 177 of only 300 copies signed by the publisher, this copy also signed by Pavlova on the half title page. Lavishly illustrated with 72 illustrations, including many rich photogravures, seven designs by Leon Bakst, woodcuts by Galanis, and works by Serov, Urban, Barbier and others. "The most beautiful of the books devoted to Pavlova" (Niles & Leslie II:502). Folding jacket/portfolio in the French style, light soiling to covers, chipping to spine ends, loosening to stitching, but internally fine and overall in good condition.

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Dance

113. Philipp, Isidor. (1863 - 1958).
Signed Photograph

An uncommon signed doubleweight 8 X 10 inch photograph of the renowned French pianist, composer and pedagogue of Hungarian birth. Inscribed "Pour Mrs. Dort, bien sympatique souvenir. I. Philipp. 1936." Stamped by the photographer, Delar of New York, on the verso and in very fine condition. Read More...

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114. Piatigorsky, Gregor. (1903-1976).
Autograph Musical Quotation

On colored cardstock, approximately 5.5" x 2.5" in size, the great cellist and pedagogue has penned bold AMQS, dated 1948. In fine condition and mounted on a larger card with typewritten biographical information.

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115. Pinza, Ezio. (1892-1957).
Autograph Signature and Original Photograph as Don Giovanni

Bold autograph signature and superb original photograph of the great Italian Basso in his most celebrated role. 8 X 10 inches and in very fine condition. Read More...

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116. Ponselle, Rosa. (1897-1981).
Signed Photograph

A striking original doubleweight glossy photograph, boldly signed by the great soprano and dated 1932. 18 X 24.5 cm and in very fine condition. Read More...

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117. Poulenc, Francis. (1899-1963).
Les Biches. Ballet Avec Chant en Un Acte.

Paris: Au Ménestrel, Heugel. [1924]. First edition. Réduction pour Piano et Chant par L'Auteur. Texte anglais et allemand de J. Benoist-Méchin. Original beige pictorial wrappers with cover illustration by Marie Laurencin [who designed the original costumes]. Title; Cast list for the first performances at the Théâtre de Monte-Carlo and the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, 1924 - direction by Diaghilev and choreography by Nijinska; Remarques; Table; 1-96. [PN] H. 28, 730. In very fine condition. Read More...

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118. Powell, John. (1882-1963).
Autograph Musical Quotation, "Rhapsodie Negre."

A rare AMQS from the American pianist and composer, one of the earliest to integrate African American folk music into a European tradition. Read More...

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119. Pozzolini, Gaspare. (1824-1854).
Rare Autograph Letter to Persiani

2 pp (recto/verso). St. Petersburg. 11 April, 1851. A remarkable letter from the great Italian tenor to soprano, Fanny Persiani at the start of their historic St. Petersburg season. In Italian, regarding a misunderstanding involving a certain "Rossi," undoubtedly referring either to the contemporary basso buffo or to the librettist. Usual folds, else fine. Read More...

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120. Purcell, Henry. (1659 - 1695) & D'Urfey, Thomas. (1653 - 1723).
A Fool's Preferment, or The Three Dukes of Dunstable.

London: For Jos. Knight and Fra. Saunders. 1688. First edition. A Comedy as it was Acted at the Queens Theatre in Dorset-Garden...with all the the Songs and Notes to'em, Excellently Compos'd by Mr. Henry Purcell. Two parts in 1 vol. Small 4to. Title; Dedication [3 pp]; Dramatis Personae [1p]; Prologue [2p]; 1 - 85; Epilogue [2 pp]; Advertisement [1p]; Songs [1 - 16pp]. Fine hand stamped boards, in three-quarter brown leather, gilt-stamped title at spine. In very fine condition, with marginal tears to two pages, otherwise in very fine condition throughout. Complete with two title-pages, adverts, and 16 pp. of music by Purcell - seven solo songs and one duet. Read More...

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