Spring 2020 Catalogue


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160 items in this catalogue total,
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21. Porter, Cole. (1891–1964) & Astaire, Fred. (1899–1987).
Two Signed Letters with Signed Photograph

Two signed letters from Cole Porter and Fred Astaire, both to the German-American caricaturist Julius Kroll and regarding a caricature of Astaire commissioned by Porter as a gift. TLS (1 p.; July 20, 1949) from Porter: "Dear Mr. Kroll: The wonderful caricature arrived and I gave it to Fred Astaire last night. He was delighted with it and I thank you for sending it so quickly. Your check will be sent next Saturday by my accountant. Sincerely yours, Cole Porter." ALS (1 p., n.d.) from Astaire: "Dear Mr. Kroll, Just a line to tell you how much I enjoyed receiving the caricature drawn by you, which Cole Porter sent me. I think it is swell & appreciate it a lot. All best wishes - Sincerely - Fred Astaire." Together with a small signed photograph of Porter (2.75 x 3.75 inches). A wonderful ensemble from one of the most important artistic collaborations in popular music history.  Read More...

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22. [Ragtime] Schultz, Herman E...
Signed Photograph with Autograph Musical Quotation

Signed photograph with autograph musical quotation from Herman E. Schultz, composer of ragtime piano pieces and popular songs. He is shown seated at a desk surrounded by piles of music, and has inscribed and signed on the mount, adding a small drawing of a landscape at the left and an autograph musical quotation of the song lyric "I hear you calling me" at the foot. Photograph with several large tears; overall fair. 12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm).

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23. Reich, Steve. (b. 1936).
Drumming - SIGNED Leporello Score and LP Record

New York and Los Angeles: John Gibson and Multiples. 1972. Drumming, for eight small tuned Drums, three Marimbas, three Glockenspiels, male and female Voices, Whistling and Piccolo. Signed leporello format score of the American composer's percussion work, described as "minimalism's first masterpiece," with accompanying signed 2 x Vinyl gatefold LP recording. Reich has signed in pencil on the final page of the score and in pen on the back of the record sleeve, and numbered 100/500 on both. The inside cover of the record features a photograph of the work's first performances in 1971 at the Museum of Modern Art, Student Center of NYU, and New York Town Hall, where the recording was made. Some wear to the edges and upper part of the first score page; gatefold sleeve with a few rubbed spots along extremities. Overall very good. Score 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.5 cm), record 12.5 x 12.5 inches (31.5 x 31.5 cm). Read More...

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24. Sachs, Curt. (1881–1959).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of the German-born musicologist, known as one of the founders of modern organology. Two corner creases; mounting remnants to verso; overall very good. 7.5 x 9.5 inches (19.4 x 24.1 cm).

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25. Saint-Saëns, Camille. (1835-1921).
Autograph Musical Quotation

Neatly penned AMQS from an unidentified composition, five measures inscribed  "Pour Mme. Ida Schlosser," signed "C. Saint-Saëns," dated "Londres 4 Juillet 1880," adding the address of "14 rue Monsieur-le-Prince Paris." 1 page, 28.5 x 10 cm. In very good condition, with uniform toning, creases apparently from mailing and some small mounting remnants and old repairs to the sheet. 


Autograph musical quotations from the influential French composer are quite uncommon.


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26. Schillings, Max von. (1868–1933).
Das Hexenlied - Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

Autograph musical quotation from the German composer and conductor's 1902 melodrama Das Hexenlied ("The Witch-Song.") He has penned two measures of music, with the spoken words above: "Du kannst noch weinen—du weinst um mich," signed at the foot and dated Stuttgart, September 1916. Rather toned around the edges but otherwise fine. 9 x 5.75 inches (23 x 14.6 cm). Read More...

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27. Tcherepnin, Alexander. (1899–1977).
Vintage Photograph

Vintage photograph of the Russian composer, shown holding a cigarette in a studio portrait by Harcourt of Paris. Some light edge and surface wear, mounting remnants to the verso; overall fine. 7.25 x 9.5 inches (18.4 x 24 cm). Read More...

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28. [Jazz & Song] Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971) [Skogholm, Carl Werner. (fl. ca. 1935–1965)].
"A very good picture" - Signed Portrait Drawing

Original portrait sketch signed by the great jazz musician "Best wishes / Louis Armstrong" who adds also "A very good picture." Portrait drawn by well-known Danish autograph collector Carl Werner Skogholm, with the inscription to Armstrong on verso: "I know you are busy and I only shortly tell you: I admire you so much, still more after the concert yesterday, and I do hope you will kindly sign my sketch and return it to me. Yours truly, Carl Werner Skogholm."  5 × 8 inches (13 × 20 cm). Verso stamped with Skogholm's address, small loss to verso upper left corner, else in fine condition.

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29. [Jazz & Song] [Beatles].
The Beatles - Enormous Four Sheet Black and White Poster (1969)

How often do you see this?  A four sheet poster featuring an early image of the group. This poster was made in 1969 with four panels put together measuring approx: 77 ½" tall by 64" wide!  There is some soiling, tears, fold separation and paper missing throughout, but this is a real head turner indeed!

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30. [Jazz & Song] Broonzy, Big Bill. (1893–1958).
Big Bill Blues: William Broonzy's Story - SIGNED ON HIS PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPH

London: Cassell & Company. 1955. First Edition. Rare signed volume from the American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist who was one of the key figures in the development of blues music in the 20th century; he became an international star in the 1950s when he returned to his traditional folk-blues roots and became one of the leading figures of the emerging American folk music revival. Hardcover, 5.25 x 8.75, 139 pages. Signed on the frontispiece in blue felt tip, "Best wishes, from, Big Bill Broonzy." In fine condition.

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31. [Jazz & Song] Coleman, Ornette. (1930–2015).
Original 1968 Concert Poster

Original 1968 concert poster from the alto saxophonist and composer, one of the most powerful and contentious innovators in the history of jazz. He appeared at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, CA on August 5, 1968. The psychedelic-style lettering of the poster is superimposed over a page from the score of his "San Francisco Sun Suites." Thumbtack holes and some light wear; overall fine. 14 x 20 inches. Read More...

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32. [Jazz & Song] DeJohnette, Jack. (b. 1942).
Used Drum Stick

Used drum stick from the American jazz drummer, pianist, and composer, one of the most influential jazz drummers of the 20th century, given his extensive work as leader and sideman for musicians including Freddie Hubbard, Keith Jarrett, John Abercrombie, Sonny Rollins, Miles Davis, Joe Henderson, and John Scofield. A Vic Firth stick with DeJohnette's name printed in cursive to the handle. Well-worn and used, obtained by our consignor directly from DeJohnette himself and sold with a signed letter of provenance dated 2014.

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33. [Jazz & Song] Ellington, Duke. (1899–1974).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the legendary jazz musician, inscribed and signed in blue ballpoint at the foot. Fine. 5 x 7 inches (12.7 x 17.6 cm).

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34. [Jazz & Song] [Family Band].
Bauer Family Band - Vintage Photograph

Charming vintage photograph of the Bauer Family band, "Radio Artists" for WCBA in Nazareth, PA. A handwritten note on the verso reads: "Beulah Herman and family." Light edge wear and surface scratches; overall very good. 5.75 x 3.5 inches (14.8 x 8.9 cm).

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35. [Jazz & Song] Hines, Earl "Fatha." (1903–1983).
"Boogie-woogie on St. Louis Blues" - Plaster Cast Hines's Right Hand

An original and apparently unique plaster cast of the jazz great's right hand, realized by the Chirothèque Française. Captioned on the side: "Boogie-woogie on St. Louis Blues." Repaired breaks to the fingers, with a few further losses and light soiling. Approx. 29 x 16 cm.  Provenance: from the collection of the Parisian art dealer and collector Michel de Bry, who together with the legendary jazz impresario Hugues Panassié organized the 1948 Festival International du Jazz in Nice. Read More...

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Large sheet of stationery signed in ink by the First Lady of Song and ten other jazz giants, including Hank Jones, Norman Granz, Lester Young (twice), Flip Phillips, Roy Eldridge, Ray Brown, Oscar Peterson, Max Roach, and Irving Ashby, from the first European tour of Jazz at the Philharmonic in Spring 1952. On the verso, the well-known Danish autograph collector Carl Werner Skogholm had written to the performers: “Dear Jazz at the Philharmonic, | I admire all of you, and I should be very grateful if you would be so kind as to send me your autographs on one piece of paper. I wish, on the back of this paper. | Thanks beforehand. | Yours sincerely, | C. W. Skogholm”. Read More...

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37. [Jazz & Song] [Jazz] Taggart, Ross. (1967–2013) [Ellington, Duke. (1899-1974) & Webster, Ben. (1909–1973) & Young, Lester. (1909–1959)].
Original Drawings of Duke Ellington, Ben Webster, and Lester Young

A trio of pointillist drawings by the late Vancouver-based saxophonist Ross Taggart, who was also a talented artist, depicting three of his Jazz heroes. All in black ink on heavyweight drawing paper. Drawing of Ellington signed "Ross Taggart" in lower-right corner, approximately 10.75 x 7.75 inches (27.5 x 20 cm). Drawing of Webster unsigned, approximately 11.5 x 8 inches (29.5 x 20.5 cm). Drawing of Young signed and labelled in pencil on verso, approximately 8.5 x 11inches (21.5 x 28 cm). All very fine. Read More...

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38. [Jazz & Song] Minnelli, Liza. (b. 1946).
Liza Minnelli—15 pairs of her signature false eyelashes

Original collection of Liza's unworn black false eyelash sets. Includes 12 pairs of Elite brand eyelashes (100% human hair, trimmed, feathered, self-adhesive), 2 pairs of Andrea brand eyelashes (style 45 black), and 1 pair of Mac brand eyelashes. The iconic pixie cut and exuberant eyelashes of the singer and actress have remained constant throughout evolutions of her style. All in unused fine condition. Provenance: Liza Minnelli Collection.

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39. [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. Uncommon 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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40. [Jazz & Song] [Sinatra, Frank. (1915–1998)] .
The Enjoyment of Art in America - INSCRIBED TO FRANK AND NANCY SINATRA

Philadelphia and New York: J.B. Lippincott Company. 1942.

Regina Shoolman and Charles E. Slatkin’s The Enjoyment of Art in America, the title page inscribed “For Mr. & Mrs. Sinatra With compliments of Dalzell Hatfield, 1946.” Publisher’s blue cloth binding, tear to spine, four sliding felted supports affixed to the lower board for exhibition of the large book on a table. PROVENANCE From the Estate of Mrs. Nancy Sinatra.  Read More...


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