Holiday 2019 Catalogue


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1. [Holiday] Adler, Stella. (1901–1992).
Signed Holiday Card and Dinner Invitation

Signed holiday card from the American actress and acting teacher, who has penned inside a card printed with an illustration of holly: "To my dear friends / Stella Adler." Together with an autograph dinner invitation penned on a card printed with her name: "Please come to dinner Wednesday - February 16th at 8 o'clok. Stella Adler. Informal." Fine. 5.25 x 6.5 inches (13.3 x 16.8 cm) and 5.5 x 2.75 inches (14 x 7 cm). Read More...

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2. [Holiday] Arp, Jean [Hans]. (1886–1966).
Signed Print on a New Year's Card

New Year's card (ca. 1960–1965) from the German-French artist, with a signed screenprint on the front of the card, and a printed message with inscription on the inside page from Jean and Marguerite Arp. The print is a circular composition in blue, with abstract forms in yellow, red, and green; Arp has signed at the lower left in pencil. On the internal page, he or his wife has added "et merci pour vos voeux" to the printed message of "Bonne Année! / Jean et Marguerite ARP." Jean Arp married his second wife, collector Marguerite Hagenbach (1902–1994) in 1959. One area of light discoloration to the front; overall fine. 7 x 6.5 inches (17.8 x 16.8 cm).

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3. [Holiday] Benedetti Michelangeli, Arturo. (1920–1995).
Signed Christmas Card

Signed Christmas card from the legendary Italian pianist, wishing "I Migliori Auguri di Buon Natale e felice Nuovo Anno" and signed "Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli & famiglia." Fine. 7.25 x 3.5 inches (18.5 x 8.8 cm). 

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4. [Holiday] Britten, Benjamin. (1913–1976).
Signed Christmas Card

Signed Christmas card from the important British composer to Betty Randolph Bean, director of Boosey & Hawkes in New York. Inside a card with a reproduction line drawing of the Red House in Aldeburgh and bearing the printed message: "With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year from Ben (at home) and Peter (abroad)," he has added a note: "gone where?" above "Peter," signed "Ben," and added: "Wish I were with you all." Very fine. 4.75 x 4 inches (12 x 10.3 cm).

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5. [Holiday] Chagall, Marc. (1887–1985).
1952 Exhibition Catalog - Signed with New Year's Greetings

Signed catalogue from the November-December 1952 exhibition of Chagall's sculpture, ceramics, and etchings for the Fables of La Fontaine at Curt Valentin Gallery in New York. Chagall has signed on the title, adding "Bonne Année 1953." 16 pp. Original red wrappers with illustration in white. Slight wear to the staple binding, but overall fine. 4.75 x 6.75 inches (12 x 17.3 cm). Read More...

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6. [Holiday] [Cummings, E.E. (1894–1962)] Diamond, David. (1915–2005).
Santa Claus - David Diamond's Copy

New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1946. Short play by the important poet, in which Death and Santa Claus meet and converse. From the collection of the American composer David Diamond, close friend of E. E. Cummings, with his blind stamp to the title page and his scattered underlinings and annotations in pencil throughout. Diamond has further added a note in pencil to the rear pastedown: "[?] did a drawing for the frontispiece, submitted it to Allan Tate, the editor. What happened to it?" 18 pp. Hardcover, red and black cloth with gilt, with dust jacket. Cummings' self-portrait on the rear of the dust jacket. Dust jacket clipped, rubbed, with some light soiling and small tears; in mylar. Overall fine in very good dust jacket. 7.5 x 11 inches (19.5 x 27.5 cm). Read More...

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7. [Holiday] Lehar, Franz. (1870–1948).
Signed Postcard Photograph with New Year's Wishes

Signed postcard photograph from the Austro-Hungarian composer and conductor known for his operettas, particularly Die Lustige Witwe. He has penned a short note over the image, dated Berlin January 10, 1929 (translated from the German): "Dear Herr Hofrat! I have been ill again... I am still sitting in bed! A little flu! I'm feeling a bit better now, though! Although belated, nevertheless a hearty 'Happy New Year'!! Yours, F. Lehar." Addressed and postmarked on the verso. Fine. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.9 x 14 cm).

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8. [Holiday] Moscheles, Ignaz. (1794–1870).
Signed Lithograph Portrait - "souvenir of Christmas 1849"

Lithograph portrait of the Bohemian composer and piano virtuoso, signed and inscribed by Moscheles at the lower right (translated from the German): "To Herr Wehle, as a kind souvenir of Christmas 1849, from I. Moscheles." Drawn by Charles Baugniet, with signature in the print; printed by M. & N. Hanhart and published by Leader & Cock. Edge wear to the mount, some light toning to the print, with a small stain at the upper left; overall fine. 8.5 x 12.5 inches (21.8 x 31.5), mounted on a rigid mount to slightly larger. 

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9. [Holiday] Nachez, Tivadar. (1859–1930).
Signed Postcard Photograph at Christmas

Signed postcard from the Hungarian-born violinist and composer. He is shown in a small portrait at the left, with an excerpt from his Danses Tziganes op. 14 printed above, and has signed and inscribed at the right: "To Miss Amelia Longfield, very faithfully, Xmas [18]99 / Tividar Nachéz." Addressed and stamped on the verso, franked December 6, 1899. Overall very fine. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 9.2 cm).

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10. [Holiday] [Opera] [Bing, Rudolf. (1902 - 1997)] Graf, Herbert. .
"The Opera and Its Future in America" inscribed at Christmas to Rudolf Bing

New York: Norton. 1941. First edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 305 pp. Inscribed of the front free endpage to Rudolf Bing, Austrian-born opera impresario who worked in Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States, most notably being General Manager of the Metropolitan Opera in New York from 1950 to 1972.  "To Mr. Rudolf Bing with all best wishes for his important work "The Opera and its Future in America" from Hubert Graf / New York, X-Mas 1949."   Blue cloth binding sunned and stained with tears and wear to corners, internally fine. 

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11. [Holiday] Pears, Peter. (1910–1986).
Autograph Christmas Card

Autograph Christmas card, unsigned, from the important British tenor to Betty Randolph Bean, director of Boosey & Hawkes in New York. He has penned: "With love / Did you ever come to England?" A photograph tipped to card shows the Red House in Aldeburgh. Fine. 7 x 5.25 inches (18 x 13.3 cm).

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12. [Holiday] Ponchielli, Amilcare. (1834–1886).
Signed Christmas Card

Autograph Christmas card from the Italian composer, teacher of Puccini and Mascagni at the Milano Conservatory and whose "La Gioconda" remains a favorite. On a small card printed with an image of clasped hands and the words "Buone Feste," he has penned: "Per parte dei conjugi Ponchielli" ("on behalf of the Ponchiellis.") Some soiling; overall very good. 3.75 x 2.25 inches (9.8 x 5.9 cm).

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Signed 1972 Christmas card from the important soprano and her husband, record producer Walter Legge. The card shows Schwarzkopf posing in front of a mirror with a bouquet of flowers, and has been signed: "Love! / Elisabeth / Walter." The verso is printed with best wishes for Christmas and the New Year 1973. Very fine. 5.75 x 4 inches (14.7 x 10.4 cm). Read More...

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14. [Holiday] Szell, George. (1897–1970).
Typed Letter Signed at New Year

Typed letter signed from the important conductor to an old friend, wishing her a happy new year. December 30, 1966; 1 p. Szell writes to Liesel Herz: "Just back from a little mid-winter vacation, I find in a mountain of mail and Christmas cards your very sweet note. I am really very deeply touched by your remembrance and by the trouble you took in writing me, and hasten to thank you and to wish you a very good New Year. Forgive me for doctating this, but it is the only way for me to catch up with the flood of correspondence. Needless to say, I still very well remember the times when we saw more of each other, almost half a century ago. It is good to know that you are still around and I wish you may be for quite some time to come. Most cordially, George." In very fine condition, together with the original envelope. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.5 x 26.8 cm).

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Signed Christmas card from the American poet, writer and critic. The cover is printed with a greeting from Dorothy & Mark Van Doren, and the internal pages feature Mark Van Doren's poem "After Long Drought" with a drawing by Armin Landeck. Mark Van Doren has signed and inscribed below the poem. Fine. 5 x 6.5 inches (12.5 x 16.8 cm).

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16. [Holiday] Walter, Bruno. (1876–1962).
Signed Holiday Thank-You Card

Signed card from the important conductor, printed with festive holly sprigs and the text: "Thank You and a Happy New Year." Walter has signed in blue ink below the printed message; inside of the card blank. Fine. 6 x 3 inches (15.2 x 7.7 cm).

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Single-sheet concert program from an 1894 all-Beethoven concert by the Königlichen Orchester of Hannover with violinist Joseph Joachim. Joachim's name has been struck through in pen and replaced with "Riller," showing that Joachim was replaced by violinist Professor Otto Riller (1861–1936) of the Riller Quartet. Trimmed and laid down to an album leaf, with a further program from an 1893 concert in Brighton, England laid down on the verso. Toning, folding creases; overall very good. 7.75 x 10.5 inches (20 x 27 cm). Read More...

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18. [Composers etc.] [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)].
Mass in C - Manuscript Soprano Part in a Copyist Hand

Early 19th-century autograph manuscript in an unidenified copyist's hand, the choral soprano part to Beethoven's Mass in C major, Op.86. The part is penned over 10 pp., with several passages crossed out and corrected. At the head of p. [3], a section sung by the solo soprano has been written out in error and then struck through. Dynamics and a few other small corrections and annotations have been made throughout in reddish ink. Leaves loosely sewn together at the left. On hand-ruled manuscript paper; wear and soiling to the edges commensurate with age, but overall good. 11 x 12.75 inches (27.5 x 32.5 cm). Read More...

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19. [Composers etc.] Berlioz, Hector. (1803–1869).
Autograph Letter regarding the "Grand traité d’instrumentation"

Autograph letter from the important composer to Édouard Thierry ("Mon cher Thierry"), correspondent at the journal Le Messager.  1 p., 8vo. (approx. 13 x 20.5 cm). "Lundi 12" [Paris] [1843]. Regarding the publication by subscription of his "Grand traité d’instrumentation et d’orchestration modernes" op. 10. Translated in part: "Do me the service to write in your next paper, a column on the attached Treaty of Instrumentation, announcing that that the subscription opened at the Publisher will be closed on March 15. I have a very great interest in arriving before this time at a designated number of subscribers..."  ["Rendez moi le service de faire dans votre prochain feuilleton une colonne sur le traité ci joint d’Instrumentation en annoncant que la souscription ouverte chez l’Editeur sera fermée le 15 mars. J’ai un très grand intérèt à arriver avant cette époque à un nombre designé de souscripteur."]  Nicely matted and framed, in fine condition, unexamined out of frame.  Read More...

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20. [Composers etc.] Brahms, Johannes. (1833–1897).
Cabinet Photograph

R. Krzinanek of Vienna cabinet photograph of the important composer, who is shown seated on a bench, in half profile to the right. Rather heavily toned with some water damage to the verso and some edge wear. Overall very good. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.8 x 16.3 cm).

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