Fall 2019 Catalogue


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21. [Euphonium].
Cabinet Photograph

Vintage cabinet photograph of a euphonium player posing in uniform with his instrument. Card trimmed, mostly obscuring the photographer's imprint. Slight curved indentation across the image; overall very good. 4.25 x 6 inches (10.7 x 15.5 cm).

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Original program from the 1958 Boston tryouts of the musical Flower Drum Song, signed on the first page by the composer, Richard Rodgers, as well as cast members Juanita Hall, Ed Kenney, Keye Luke, Larry Storch, Arabella Hong, Rose Quong, Pat Adiarte, Pat Suzuki, Jack Suzuki, and Miyoshi Umeki. Rather toned; overall fine. 6 x 8.75 inches (15.2 x 22.5 cm). Read More...

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Portrait medal of the important composer by Raoul Lamourdedieu. Undated, but likely made for Franck's centenary in 1922. Franck is shown in a bust profile, head slightly turned to the right; the verso shows angels playing trumpets with two figures praying, and the text: "Panis Angelicus / Les Beatitudes." 2 5/8 inches (6.7 cm). Niggl 654. One dent to the edge on the recto and light rubbing. Read More...

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24. Grainger, Percy. (1882–1961) [Clemens, Clara. (1874–1962)].
Two Folk Music Settings - From the Collection of Mark Twain's Daughter

London: Schott & Co.. 1912, 1913. Two scores from the English composer's "British Folk-Music Settings," from the collection of Clara Clemens, Mark Twain's daughter. The songs included are "Died for Love" (no. 10; 6 pp.) and "Six Dukes Went Afishin'" (no. 11, 8 pp.) for voice and piano. Ownership stamp of Clara Clemens to the wrappers. Some light soiling; overall fine. 9.5 x 12 inches (24.5 x 31 cm). Read More...

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Literature

25. Grove, George. (1820–1900).
Signed Cabinet Photograph

Uncommon signed cabinet photograph of the founding editor of Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians and the first director of the Royal College of Music. He is shown in a portrait by Mayall & Co. of Brighton and has signed at the lower left. A few light spots and edge wear; overall fine. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.9 x 16.5 cm).

This is the first signed photograph of Grove we have seen.


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26. Hanson, Howard. (1896–1981) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Typed Letter Signed, Awarding a Scholarship to Eastman to DAVID DIAMOND

Typed letter signed from the American composer and educator who served as director of the Eastman School, awarding the then-18-year-old American composer David Diamond a scholarship of $72 for the academic year 1932–1933. Mounting remnants; irregular toning; trimmed down to 8.5 x 7 inches (21.5 x 18 cm). Overall very good. Read More...

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TLS

27. Herbert, Victor. (1859–1924).
Natoma - Signed AMQS Presentation Copy to Harold Sanford

New York: G. Schirmer. 1911. Signed presentation copy of the opera Natoma from the American composer, cellist and conductor known for his many successful operettas. Herbert has signed and inscribed on the first page to his assistant Harry Sanford, dating March 1911, and has added an autograph musical quotation from the opera (marked "Lento.") Stamped signature to the title. Piano-vocal score. 335 pp. Hardcover, tan cloth boards with decoration. Some light shelf wear; overall fine. 7.5 x 11 inches (19 x 28 cm). Read More...

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28. Herbert, Victor. (1859–1924).
Signed Photograph with Autograph Musical Quotation

Signed photograph of the American composer, cellist and conductor known for his many successful operettas. He is shown in a standing portrait by White of New York and has inscribed at the head to a relative of his assistant, Harold Sanford, at the head: "To Miss Lara Sanford with all good wishes / from Victor Herbert / Jan 1919." He has added an autograph musical quotation of two measures at the upper left, identified as from his opera Natona. Right margin trimmed affecting last digit of the autograph year, light stains and nicks along same side, else fine. 9 x 12 inches (23.3 x 30.3 cm). Read More...

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29. Lieberson, Goddard. (1911–1977) [Diamond, David. (1915–2005)].
Two Typed Letters Signed from the Collection of DAVID DIAMOND

Two typed letters signed from the Columbia records executive to Sabina Diamond Cohen, the sister of American composer David Diamond. In the first, dated June 25, 1953, Lieberson writes: "Dear Sabina: Thank yo for sending the letter along to David [...] I somehow had the idea that the Academy of Rome would find him. I am sure he will get it now." In the second, dated November 19, 1959, he writes: "Dear Sabina, Just a note to tell you that David's Fourth Symphony will probably be in the stores not before very late December or early January." Tape remnants to the corners; otherwise fine. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.5 x 26.7 cm). Read More...

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30. Liszt, Franz. (1811–1886).
Original Held Cabinet Photograph

Original cabinet photograph by Louis Held, showing Liszt in his study at Weimar two years before his death. Light silvering to the foot of the image, card slightly toned; overall fine. 6.5 x 4.25 inches (16.3 x 10.8 cm).

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Very rare autograph document signed by the French composer and youngest son of Jean-Baptiste Lully, who died at the age of 21 on December 23, 1688, having inherited his father's job as court composer to Louis XIV in 1687.  The document acknowledging the receipt of his wages as surintendant et compositeur de la musique de la chambre du roi. 1 page, on vellum. Dated August 26, 1687 (signed "J. L. de Lully") . 9.5 x 6 inches (24 x 15.3 cm). Together with a document signed by his mother, Madeleine Lambert, the widow of Jean-Baptiste Lully and daughter of composer Michel Lambert. Printed document with autograph additions, dated December 23, 1699 and signed by Lambert and seven others; 3 pp.  8.75 x 13 inches (22.5 x 33 cm). Read More...

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32. [Lunatic Asylum] Stevens, J. H. & Newcome, W. T..
Archive of Materials Relating to Amateur Dramatics at the Kent County Lunatic Asylum, 1860's

A highly interesting collection of ephemera relating to amateur dramatics taking place at the Kent County Lunatic Asylum in Kent, England in the 1860's. The archive contains 15 programs, a prologue and two epilogues, a photograph of an actor, and 28 newspaper clippings, nicely laid down on scrapbook pages which are housed in a custom cloth box. Taken together, the items give a fascinating and unusual view into the Victorian treatment of the mentally ill. Read More...

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Health, Medicine & Nutrition
Original program from the "Grand Miscellaneous Concert" at the Liverpool Musical Festival on October 5, 1830. The concert included Mendelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream, as well as works by Haydn, Rossini, Attwood, Purcell and others; the performers included Maria Malibran and Margarethe Stockhausen, and the conductor was Sir George Smart. 20 pp. Plain blue wrappers, some light toning and soiling at edges; overall fine. 5 x 8.25 inches (12.8 x 21.2 cm), Read More...

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Medal by Adolphe Rivet, showing the figure of "La Musique" on the recto, a woman holding a lyre; and with the words "Paramé / Défilé lumineux / 1924" engraved on a circular space on the verso, surrounded by the figure of an angel. This inscription commemorates a parade of lights in the town of Paramé in Brittany. 2 inches (5 cm). Fine.

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35. Norton, Caroline Sheridan. (1808–1877).
"The Officer's Funeral" - Sheet Music

Philadelphia: Lee & Walker. [ca. 1860?]. The Officer's Funeral. Words & music by the Honble. Mrs. Norton. Lithograph to the title of a sad dog and horse (with a morbidly dangling single boot) at the funeral, by T. Sinclair. 7 pp. Very good. 10.25 x 13.5 inches (26 x 34.5 cm).

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36. [Paganini, Nicolò. (1782-1840)] Bovy, Antoine. (1795-1877).
Bronze Medal Commemorating Paganini's Paris Debut - FROM THE PAGANINI COLLECTION

1831 portrait medal of the great virtuoso by Swiss medalist Antoine Bovy, commemorating Paganini's Paris debut. Bust relief portrait medal of Paganini facing right with long neck and flowing hair, side-burns reaching to lower chin, inscribed around the image “Fama Paganini non estperitura per annos," the obverse with a soaring eagle holding a violin in its beak and clutching a bow in right claw and laurel wreaths in left claw soaring into infinity, circularly inscribed with “Parisienses praedicant et orbis, verba desunt." 2 1/8 inches (5.4 cm). Rather worn to the edge on the verso. Illustrated in Edward Neill "Nicolò Paganini: la vita attraverso le opere, i documenti e le immagini" (Genova, 1978), p. 391; Niggl no. 1553; Andorfer & Epstein N. 236.  Read More...

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37. Paganini, Nicolò. (1782–1840).
24 Caprices, op. 1 - Group of Early Editions and Facsimile Manuscript Score

An attractive group of first and early editions of the violin virtuoso's famous collection of Caprices, together with a facsimile edition of the original manuscript and housed together in a handsome custom leather box. Box in full brown leather, marbled edges, with raised bands and gilt lettering and ornaments to the spine: "Niccolo Paganini / 24 Capricci (Erstdrucke) und Original-Handschriften / 1782–1840." Slight rubbing to one edge, but overall very fine. Overall size 11.5 x 13.75 x 2 inches (29 x 35 x 5 cm). Complete contents as follows: Read More...

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38. [Prokofiev, Sergei. (1891–1953)] Norkin, Sam. (1917–2011).
"Prokofiev under the Kremlin" - Original Cartoon Drawing

Striking original drawing of the great composer, shown playing the piano in the shadow of the Kremlin, which has been transformed into a giant metronome. Drawn by the noted American illustrator and caricaturist Sam Norkin in 1949 for the The Reporter Magazine. Ink on card, with separate pieces of paper taped around the image to frame it. Captioned in pencil at the foot. Image size 4.5 x 6.25 inches, overall size 9.75 x 12 inches (24.8 x 30.5 cm). Read More...

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39. Rachmaninoff, Sergei. (1873–1943).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the great composer and pianist, who is shown resting his chin on his hand and has signed and inscribed to cellist Emil Folgman, dating 1927. Photograph by Kubey-Rembrandt Studios of Philadelphia and blind-stamped at the lower left. Corner loss and small edge tear at the lower right; smaller corner loss at the lower left, all of which could be easily matted out of view; some light overall toning and a few smudges. Overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.2 cm).

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Leipzig: M. P. Belaïeff. [1897]. First printing of the piano-vocal score to Rimsky-Korsakov's opera. Title page decorated in colors and gold, in Russian only. Includes the "Song of India" at p. 232. 416 pp. [PN] 1434. Hardcover, red paper boards with quarter brown cloth. Heavy wear to the binding, spine replaced with brown cloth tape; scratches; edge wear; intact but fragile. Overall very good. 10.5 x 13 inches (26.5 x 33 cm). Read More...

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