Spring 2019 Catalogue


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102. [Conductors] Solti, Georg. (1912–1997).
Signed Baton with 75th Birthday Program

Used and signed conductor's baton from the Hungarian-born orchestral and operatic conductor, together with a souvenir program from a concert honoring his 75th birthday in Chicago on October 9, 1987. The baton shows light staining from use on the cork handle, and the tip of the baton is slightly chipped. The program (32 pp.) contains a facsimile signature on the title page, facsimile letters from Ronald Reagan and others, sending congratulations on Solti's birthday, as well as photographs from throughout Solti's career, and messages from other musicians. Fine. 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30.5 cm). Read More...

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103. [Conductors] Szell, George. (1897–1970).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the great conductor, who is shown in a composite image of three separate poses at the podium. He has signed and inscribed at the foot in green. Mounted on same-size heavy card, else fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.2 cm). Read More...

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104. [Conductors] Toscanini, Arturo. (1867–1957) [Pertile, Aureliano. (1885–1952)].
Signed Photograph to AURELIANO PERTILE

Signed photograph of the legendary conductor, inscribed to the important tenor Aureliano Pertile. He is shown resting his head on his right hand and has penned at the foot in red ink (translated from the Italian): "To my dearest Pertile—to a wonderful artist—to an impeccable singer—to the faithful interpreter of so many different operas, who can never be praised enough—Arturo Toscanini."  7.5 x 10 inches (19 x 25.4 cm), mounted to 8.5 x 12 inches. Two small stains and creases slightly affecting inscription; areas of slight discoloration to photograph; overall fine.  Read More...

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105. [Conductors] Walter, Bruno. (1876–1962).
Autograph Letter Signed to Moriz Rosenthal

Autograph letter signed from the important German conductor to pianist Moriz Rosenthal, thanking him for sending a composition. July 6, 1930. Translated from the German: "Dear Mr. Rosenthal, Many thanks for kindly sending your musically and artistically very interesting composition (the Tarantella, by the way, is [...] than the [others]) and the kind dedication. Hopefully we will see each other again in Engadine, and best wishes—to your dear wife as well, and also from my Elsa. Yours, Bruno Walter." Folding creases and light toning; overall fine. 8.25 x 10.5 inches (21 x 27 cm). Read More...

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106. [Conductors] Walter, Bruno. (1876–1962).
Two Signed Letters - A Recommendation for Raymond Lewenthal

Typed letter signed from the important conductor, recommending the American pianist Raymond Lewenthal. Together with a further brief accompanying TLS to Lewenthal, sending the letter of reference. September 24, 1945. Walter writes: "To Whom It May Concern, I heard Mr. Raymond Lewenthal playing at the contest of the University of California, and it gives me pleasure to say what favorable impression his performing has made on me. His is the nature of a virtuoso and at the same time his technical talent has not prevented him from expressing the spiritual content of the music he plays with genuine understanding and feeling. I think Mr. Lewenthal could be able to make an excellent career as a pianist. Bruno Walter." Rather toned with folding creases; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25 cm). Accompanying letter in fine condition, 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 27.8 cm). Read More...

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107. [Jazz & Song] [Armstrong, Louis. (1901-1971) & Armstrong, Lucille. (1914-1983)].
Creole Red Beans and Rice - Printed Recipe Sheet with Autograph Notes

Printed sheet of recipes from the great Satchmo and his wife Lucille, with two handwritten annotations, apparently in the hand of Lucille: "Pop's Favorite Dish" beside the recipe for creole red beans and rice, and "By Mr. & Mrs. Myron Cohen" beside the matzoh ball soup recipe at the foot. Some uneven toning and a paperclip mark; overall in very good condition. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.7 x 27.9 cm). Read More...

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108. [Jazz & Song] Blake, Eubie. (1887 - 1983) .
"Sincerely Eubie Blake. 9 Original Compositions for Piano Solo" - SIGNED

New York: Edward B. Marks. 1975. 72 pages, including photographs, stories and music from the great rag composer and featuring his works: 'The Charleston Rag'; 'Eubie's Classical Rag'; 'Rhapsody in Ragtime'; 'Poor Jimmy Green'; 'Eubie Dubie'; 'Brittwood Rag'; 'Poor Katie Redd'; 'Kitchen Tom'; and 'The Baltimore Todolo.” Boldly signed in black ink on the front cover and in fine condition.

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109. [Jazz & Song] Calloway, Cab. (1907–1994).
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph from the American jazz singer, bandleader and dancer. He is shown in top hat and white gloves, and has inscribed and signed across the image. Undated. Rather poor contrast to part of the signature, but overall fine. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm).

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110. [Jazz & Song] Davis, Miles. (1926–1991).
Signed Photograph

Signed halftone photograph of the legendary jazz trumpeter, removed from a book or program. Davis is shown onstage at the Philharmonie in West Berlin in 1969, and has signed boldly at the foot in black ink. On the verso is a photograph of saxophonist Kenneth Terroade. Very fine. 8 x 11 inches (20.8 x 28 cm.)

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1955 HMV EP of Duke Ellington and his Orchestra playing the "Ellington Medley," signed on the sleeve by Ellington, trombonist Booty Wood, and saxophonists Harry Carney, Johnny Hodges, and Illinois Jacquet. Toning, light stains and wear to the sleeve, with bottom edge partially split. Record untested but visually fine. Overall very good. 7 x 7 inches (18 x 18 cm). Read More...

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112. [Jazz & Song] [Fitzgerald, Ella. (1917–1996) & Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971)].
1964 Jazz, Ballet, and Opera Window Card

Vibrant original color window card for a variety of acts at the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Washington, DC, throughout the summer season of 1964, including: Mitzi Gaynor, the Kingston Trio, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Johnny Mathis and Henry Mancini, Louis Armstrong, Dave Brubeck, and Peter, Paul & Mary, as well as the New York City Ballet and the New York Opera Festival in visiting engagements. In very good condition, with a few edge tears, and some loss to the lower left corner area. 14 x 22 inches.

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113. [Jazz & Song] Gaye, Marvin. (1939–1984).
"Anthology" - Signed LP

Signed copy of the beloved Motown artist's 1974 double LP "Anthology." He has signed and inscribed on the cover: "To Christine, Yours in Peace and Love, Marvin Gaye." Slightly rubbed with some shelf wear; overall very good; both records present, but not tested. 12.25 x 12.25 inches (31 cm).

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114. [Jazz & Song] [Jazz] Kane, Art. .
"A Great Day in Harlem" - Original Photograph

An original print of the iconic 1958 photograph "A Great Day in Harlem," showing an incredible 57 notable jazz musicians gathered in front of a Harlem brownstone. Gelatin silver print photograph. Left edge slightly rough, apparently having been trimmed by about 1.75 inches for mounting, with saxophonist Hilton Jefferson removed. We know of two appearances of this photo with variations at the left edge; the original included a man walking toward the group from left to right. One slight crease at the lower right edge; slight mounting remnants to the verso. Overall in fine condition. 20 x 16 inches (51 x 40.5 cm). Read More...

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115. [Jazz & Song] Monk, Thelonious Sphere. (1917–1982).
Thelonious Monk's Necktie

Silk necktie in blue, white, brown and orange stripes, owned and worn by the legendary jazz pianist. Made by A. Sulka & Company. Very slight, almost imperceptible stain near the point; dry cleaner's tag still attached; overall in very fine condition. 52 inches long, 4 inches wide at widest point. Originally obtained from Guernsey's, who handled the sale of many of Monk's articles of clothing directly from the family at their historic 2005 Jazz at Lincoln Center Auction. Thelonious Monk’s son, T.S. Monk, gave a short speech at the start of the sale and the present tie was given by him directly to the auctioneer while selecting items for the sale. Sold together with a signed letter of provenance, attesting to the above. Read More...

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116. [Jazz & Song] [Monk, Thelonious Sphere. (1917–1982)] Williams, Ted. (1925–2009).
Monk at the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival - Original Photograph

Original photograph of the influential American jazz pianist and composer, who is shown silhouetted from behind, at the keyboard at the 1959 Newport Jazz Festival. Identified and signed on the mat by the photographer, Ted Williams. Sight size 9.25 x 7.5 inches, nicely matted and framed to an overall size of 16.25 x 13.25 inches (41.5 x 34 cm). Read More...

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117. [Jazz & Song] [Nightlife] Lord, Jack. & Shaw, Jenn. & Hoff, Lloyd .
Where to Sin in San Francisco

San Francisco: The Book Cellar. 1945. [Third edition]. 191 pp. Softcover, spiral-bound. A guide to San Francisco nightlife, with tongue-in-cheek notes throughout and profusely illustrated by Lloyd Hoff. Also includes music and lyrics to four sin-themed songs by Jack Lord and Allen Wyatt ("Let's Go to the Devil," "The Devil has Dimples oh, Guess Where," "A Beautiful Babe with a Bellyache," and "That New, New Sin.") Toning and light edge wear; overall fine. 5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm).

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118. [Jazz & Song] Simone, Nina. (1933–2003) & Vaughan, Sarah. (1924–1990).
1974 Newport Jazz Festival NY Poster

1974 poster from the Newport Jazz Festival New York, advertising Nina Simone's performance on June 29 and Sarah Vaughan's (here spelled "Vaughn") performance on July 2 at Avery Fisher Hall. First printing. Edge wear; one small edge tear; one pin hole; lightly warped; overall very good. 17.75 x 13.5 inches (45 x 34.3 cm). Read More...

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119. [Jazz & Song] [Sinatra, Frank. (1915–1998)] Clinton, Bill. (b. 1946).
Typed Letter Signed to Frank Sinatra, Presenting the Pen Used to Sign Legislation for his Congressional Gold Medal

Typed letter signed from President Bill Clinton to Frank Sinatra, presenting him with the pen he used to sign into law the act awarding Sinatra a Congressional Gold Medal. June 10, 1997. On letterhead of the White House, Clinton writes: "Dear Frank: I was honored to sign into law the the legislation authorizing the award of a Congressional Gold Medal to you. You have touched the lives of so many people over the years, not only through your spectacular career as a performer, but also through your many humanitarian activities. I hope you'll enjoy the enclosed commemorative copy of the legislation and the pen I used to sign it. Hillary joins me in sending our warmest congratulations and best wishes. We hope you are doing well. Sincerely, Bill Clinton." 6.5 x 8.5 inches. Framed together with the pen and a facsimile of the legislation (stamped May 14, 1997 and signed by Newt Gingrich, Strom Thurmond and Clinton.) Read More...

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120. [Jazz & Song] [Sinatra, Frank. (1915–1998)] Quinlan, John..
Tips on Popular Singing by Frank Sinatra

New York: Embassy Music Corporation. 1941. 32 pp. Softcover, staple bound. Extremely rare book of vocal exercises by the beloved singer, written in collaboration with his voice teacher, John Quinlan. Light wear to wrappers; pencil annotations at the head of each exercise throughout, showing the owner worked diligently through the exercises! Overall very good. 9 x 12 inches (22.8 x 30.4 cm). Read More...

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Large original photograph of the important jazz pianist and one of the masters of the stride style, by photographer Duncan Schiedt. Smith is shown at the keyboard, smiling around a cigar as he looks back over his shoulder. The photograph was published in Schiedt's book Jazz in Black and White (2004). Signed at the lower right by Schiedt in silver pen. Mounted on foam core board with a hanging clip on the verso. Some light edge wear, but overall fine. 11 x 14 inches (26.3 x 34 cm). Read More...

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