Spring 2020 Catalogue


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160 items in this catalogue total,
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Signed program page from the Golden Age Italian baritone Titta Ruffo and French-born American soprano Yvonne D'Arle. Both have signed on either side of a half-tone photograph of Ruffo, on a page taken from a concert program. Rather heavily wrinkled, overall good. 5.5 x 8.5 inches (14.2 x 21.8 cm). Read More...

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Signed Document/Item

102. [Opera] Traubel, Helen. (1899–1972).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American soprano, who is shown in an original portrait stamped on the verso by photographer Elizabeth Winston. Surface rather crackled, but otherwise fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.8 cm).

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103. [Opera] Zirato, Bruno. (1884–1972).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of Bruno Zirato, managing director of the New York Philharmonic in the 1950's and private secretary to Enrico Caruso. He is shown smoking a cigarette in an original portrait, signed at the foot by the photographer with the caption "Essex House, New York." Very fine. 7.25 x 9.5 inches (18.3 x 24.5 cm). Read More...

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Classical Music

104. [Dance] [Astaire, Fred. (1899-1987)] Bennett, Tony. (b. 1926).
Signed Portrait of Astaire by Tony Bennett

A Limited Edition print of Fred Astaire as drawn by Tony Bennett, circa 1990's. Depicting the debonair dancer/singer in a blue jacket with a white flower in his lapel; signed in pencil on the lower margin "Thank You" and "Tony Bennett / Benedetto." 11 x 14 inches (28 x 36.7 cm). Fine. Read More...

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Song

105. [Dance] [Ballet].
Vintage Photograph of Ballerinas with an Ostrich!

Amusing vintage photograph of two ballerinas en pointe with an ostrich! Though undated, the photograph calls to mind Disney's 1940 film Fantasia, in which the sequence "Dance of the Hours" imagines an epic ballet of hippopotamuses, alligators and an entire corps de ballet of ostriches in pointe shoes. The present ostrich doesn't appear to have any ballet garb on, but shows potential for great elegance! Press stamps and stickers to the verso; some light surface wear; overall fine. 8 x 10 inches (19.5 x 23.8 cm).

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Dance

106. [Dance] [Ballets Russes] Diaghilev, Sergey Pavlovich. (1872–1929) [Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista. (1710–1736)] [Wassenaer, Count Unico Wilhelm van. (1692–1766)].
Six Concertinos Attributed to Pergolesi AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT PREPARED FOR AND INSCRIBED BY DIAGHILEV

Bound collection of 6 concertinos for 4 violins, viola, cello, and basso continuo in score, copied from a manuscript at the Conservatoire de Paris, as prepared for and subsequently inscribed by Sergei Diaghilev. Long attributed to Italian Baroque composer Pergolesi, these pieces are a famous case of reattribution within the canon of classical music, having been identified in recent decades as the work of the Dutch composer and statesman Count Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer. Half a century before this musicological consensus had been established, Diaghilev wrote his opinion in an inscription on the cover of the present manuscript (translated as follows from the French): Read More...

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Classical Music

107. [Dance] Bolm, Adolph. (1884–1951).
1928 Brochure for the Adolph Bolm School of the Dance

Original brochure advertising the Adolph Bolm School of the Dance's summer sessions in 1928. Printed on yellow paper, unfolds to show several half-tone photographs of Bolm, Ruth Page, and Anna Ludmilla in various roles. Small note in pencil to the cover. Overall fine. Unfolds to 9.75 x 11 inches (24.8 x 28 cm). Read More...

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Ephemera
Dance

108. [Dance] Castle, Vernon. (1887–1918) & Castle, Irene. (1893–1969).
Group of Programs and Brochures

Group of original programs and brochures from the husband-and-wife ballroom dancing team who appeared on Broadway and in silent films in the early 20th century. Included are an April 27, 1914 program from the Castles' first American tour; a 1916 promotional brochure for the Castle School of Dancing including photographs, prices, and a list of graduates; a promotional brochure with color cover published by Victor Records and containing dance step instructions, photographs, and a list of dance records; and a winter course schedule from the Castle School of Dancing. Some light toning and soiling; overall very good.

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Ephemera
Dance

109. [Dance] Cunningham, Merce. (1919 - 2009).
Signed Photograph

Signed 8 x 10 inch glossy promotional photograph of the American dancer and choreographer who was at the forefront of the American avant garde for more than 50 years. He is shown dancing among TV monitors all displaying his face, as photographed by Terry Stevenson in 1981. He has signed and inscribed at the foot: "To Steve Juscik with best wishes, Merce Cunningham." In very fine condition.  Read More...

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110. [Dance] [Dance].
Collection of Programs

An interesting group of vintage dance programs and brochures from various dance companies, schools, and other groups of the 1920's–1980's. Included are programs from the Marmeins (1924 and 1927); the Ballet Caravan (1936); Mary Wigman (1931); Ruth Page (1935); the Joos Ballet (1931, 1937 and 1940); the Russian Normal School of Dancing (two brochures, 1930); the Hollywood Ballet at the Boston Opera House (ca. 1931); Carola Goya (1939); the Vestoff-Serova Russian School of Dancing (1928); the Danny Sloan Dance Company (ca. 1978); the Hans Wiener Studio (ca. 1940); Francesca Braggiotti (1929); Le Groupe de la Place Royale (1960); and the Selva Theatrical Shoe Co. Various sizes; in fine condition overall.

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Program, unsigned

111. [Dance] [Fokine, Leon. (1905–1973) & Fedorova, Alexandra. (1889–1972)].
Brochure for the Leon Fokine School of Ballet

Original brochure, ca. 1940, advertising the Leon Fokine School of Ballet in New York. The principal teachers were Russian ballerina Alexandra Fedorova and her son Leon Fokine; Leon was the nephew of Michel Fokine. The back cover features an image of Fedorova's leg and foot on a pedestal! Vertical crease; overall very good. 4.25 x 5.25 inches (10.8 x 13.6 cm). Read More...

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Dance

112. [Dance] Fokine, Michel. (1880–1942) & Fokina, Vera. (1886–1958).
1916 Symphony Hall Program

Original program from a January 19, [1921] performance of the two important Russian dancers at Boston's Symphony Hall. 3 pp. Rather toned, one small pencil mark to the second page; overall very good. 6 x 6.75 inches (15 x 17.3 cm).

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Program, unsigned

113. [Dance] Fokine, Michel. (1880–1942).
Vintage Photograph in Daphnis et Chloé

Vintage photograph of the groundbreaking dancer and choreographer for the Ballets Russes, who is shown in a Grecian costume for the ballet Daphnis et Chloé, ca. 1921. Handwritten notes to the verso in pencil. Fine. 6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm).

Fokine was the original choreographer for Ravel's ballet Daphnis et Chloé, premiered by the Ballets Russes in June 1912.


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Dance

114. [Dance] Fuller, Loie. (1862–1928).
Loie Fuller and her Muses - Rare 1910 Program

Rare original program from a 1910 special engagement of Loie Fuller and her Muses at the Boston Opera House on January 2–10, 1910. The performance starred Fuller, Irene Sanden, Gertrude Von Axen, and Orchidée, and included the large-scale "Ballet of Light." 8 pp. Fine. 4 x 9 inches (10 x 23.3 cm). Read More...

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Dance

115. [Dance] [Jacob's Pillow.] Shawn, Ted. (1891-1972) & Denis, Ruth St. (1879–1968).
Collection of Signed Programs, Letters, and Ephemera

An interesting collection of signed and unsigned programs, signed letters and other materials relating to the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, including signed programs and letters from founders Ted Shawn and Ruth St. Denis, early programs from performances of St. Denis' and Shawn's companies, souvenir programs from the festivals of 1952 to 1970, and other clippings and photographs. Complete contents listed below. In fine condition overall. Read More...

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Autograph Letter
Dance
Program, unsigned
Signed Document/Item

116. [Dance] La Argentina. (1890–1936).
1929 Brochure and Program

Original brochure and program for a November 25, 1929 recital of Spanish dances by the Argentine-born Spanish dancer known for her creation of the neoclassical style of Spanish dance as a theatrical art. Fold-out brochure with four half-tone photographs; single-sheet program. Light toning and folding creases; overall very good. 4.5 x 9.5 inches (12.1 x 23.8 cm).

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Dance

117. [Dance] Mordkin, Mikhail. (1880–1944).
Original Program

Original program from a performance of the leading Diaghilev and Pavlova dancer Mikhail Mordkin and his Russian Ballet, at the Boston Opera House on November 4 and 6, [1926]. Light toning and edge wear; overall very good. 5.5 x 8 inches (14 x 20.5 cm).

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Program, unsigned

118. [Dance] Nureyev, Rudolph. (1938–1993).
Three Original Photographs

Group of three identical but differently-sized original photographs of the great dancer by photographer Tom Murphy. Nureyev is shown standing with his hands on his hips, wearing a low-cut dark top and a pendant. Each stamped on the verso by the photographer. 8 x 10 inches, 5 x 7 inches, and 3.5 x 5 inches. Very fine.

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Dance

119. [Dance] Pavlova, Anna. (1881–1931).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of the great ballerina, who is shown in a fairy costume en pointe. Stamped on the verso by photographer Ira L. Hill, and with a typewritten caption: "Anna Pavlowa / The Incomparable / and her / Ballet Russe." Stain at the lower right in the print; a few surface cracks; overall fine. 7.5 x 9.5 inches (19.3 x 24.5 cm).

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Dance

120. [Dance] Pavlova, Anna. (1881–1931) & Kikugoro VI, Onoe. (1885–1949).
Three Original Photographs in Japan

Three original photographs, ca. 1922–3, of the great ballerina in Japan with the Kabuki actor Onoe Kikugorō VI. She is shown participating in a tea ceremony with Kikugoro, visiting him in his dressing room, and standing with him and his wife and children. Each stamped on the verso by manager Sol Hurok and with typewritten captions to the verso. Some light toning, but overall very fine.  Read More...

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