Summer 2020 Catalogue


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1. [Civil Rights] Anderson, Marian. (1897–1993).
Lincoln Memorial Concert—Signed Program and Photo Ensemble in Frame

Powerful ensemble of materials from Marian Anderson’s historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939. Grouping consists of two copies, front and back, of the program, the former bearing Anderson's signature in ink, and two modern reprint photographs from the concert: a detail of Anderson in three-quarter profile singing, and a general view from the Lincoln Memorial over the reflecting pool toward the Washington Monument, showing the assembly of more than 75,000 listeners. All four items double-mounted in Prussian blue mat with gold accents in gilded wood frame, each item approx. 6 x 8 inches (15 × 20 cm), total framed approx. 18 × 27.5 inches (46 × 70 cm). Pocket on back, seemingly the remainder of the programs, without the covers. Various components unexamined out of frame, but in apparently fine condition. Read More...

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2. [Civil Rights] [A Raisin in the Sun].
"A Raisin in the Sun" – Signed Souvenir Program

Signed souvenir program from the historic original Broadway production of Lorraine Hansberry's classic A Raisin in the Sun, with signatures from cast members Claudia McNeil, Diana Sands, Lonne Elder III, Douglas Turner, and Ed Hall.  16 pp., 9 x 12 inches (22.8 x 30 cm.), light toning and wear along spine and edges, small surface creases in upper left corner, else fine. Read More...

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3. [Civil Rights] [Lynching] [Soviet Propaganda] Koretsky, Viktor. (1909 - 1998).
"THE STIGMA OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY!" - 1963 Poster

Original vintage Cold War period anti-racism Soviet propaganda poster featuring a striking design in shades of black and white against a pale yellow background depicting a sad looking face of the Statue of Liberty with a lynching scene of a black man being attacked by white police officers and civilians, one holding a rope noose, on her cheek with blood dripping like tear drops and the text below. Linen-backed, in very good condition, small repaired tears in left margins. Size: 33x23 1/4 inches [84 x 59 cm].  Izogiz, Moscow. Koretsky pl. 140. Read More...

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4. [Civil Rights] Lyon, Danny (b. 1941) [Lewis, John. (b. 1940)].
Come Let Us Build a New World Together - Original Poster

Poster from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee featuring a photograph by Civil Rights photographer Danny Lyon of three students kneeling in protest, including future Congressman John Lewis on the left. Printed in Atlanta, GA by the Lincoln Lithograph Company, ca. 1962. 14.25 x 18 inches (36 x 46 cm.). Paper clip stains at top r/l, vertical center crease and moderate handling wear, else fine.  A powerful and scarce poster from the height of the civil rights movement. Read More...

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5. [Civil Rights] Lyon, Danny (b. 1941).
"Now" SNCC Poster

Poster from the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee featuring a photograph by Civil Rights photographer Danny Lyon.   Offset litho on thin uncoated stock, printed in by the Lincoln Lithograph Company in Atlanta, GA, ca. 1963.  21.75 x 14 inches (55 x 35.5 cm). One horizontal fold at center otherwise extremely clean. VF. A powerful and scarce poster from the height of the civil rights movement. Read More...

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New York: W. W. Norton. 1976. First. Hardbound copy of the photography book, edited by Schulke, showing Dr. King throughout the Civil Rights movement, signed by Civil Rights luminaries Ralph Abernathy, U.S. Representative John Lewis, former Mayor of Atlanta and ambassador Andrew Young, and Coretta Scott King, who has signed twice.  Photographs are printed in black and white.  224 pp.  Jacket rubbed and scratched, else fine.

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7. [Civil Rights] Roach, Max. (1924–2007) & Lincoln, Abbey. (1930–2010).
"We Insist!" - Signed LP

Signed Swedish reissue of the jazz drummer's 1960 album, We Insist!, inscribed on the back "For Ken, Max 11/26/80” and also signed at a later date by singer Abbey Lincoln, whose signature is dated 1983. Reissued on Amigo, AMLP 810. Album features Coleman Hawkins, Booker Little, Julian Priester, Walter Benton, and Olatunji. Read More...

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8. [Civil Rights] Makeba, Miriam. (1932–2008).
Original 1971 Window Card

Original window card advertising a performance of the great South African singer and civil rights activist in Detroit, 1971. She appeared at the Ford Auditorium on October 30, 1971, presented by the Pan-African Congress. Long tape-repaired tear through date and time, scattered soiling and stains, yellowed bottom edge. 18 x 24 inches. Read More...

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9. [Civil Rights] Smith, Willie "The Lion". (1893–1973).
"Willie 'The Lion' Smith – Reminiscing The Piano Greats" - Signed LP to MLK's Doctor

Signed 1953 Dial 10" LP, inscribed by the jazz pianist on the front cover "To a real friend and a great doctor who understands people best. To Dr. Arthur Logan from Willie the Lion Smith". The vinyl has not been tested. Small repair to bottom seam, else fine. The cover features a striking portrait of the musician by Burt Goldblatt.  Read More...

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10. [Civil Rights] [Anti-Slavery] Northup, Solomon. (1808–1863).
Twelve Years A Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana.

Auburn: Derby & Miller. 1853. First edition, eighth thousand. Octavo, with portrait frontispiece, contemporary cloth, 7.5 x 5.25 inches (19 x 13.3 cm.).  Inside cover with early bookseller label"From Adams' Wholesale Bookstore, Warren, O[hio]." A worn copy with scattered foxing, mostly light and in the margins after the first approximately 30 pages where heaviest, but apparent throughout to some degree, one leaf with 2 small tears to edges, binding shaken, with several gatherings split or splitting from the block, corners bumped with losses, spine with losses at extremities and elsewhere.  With ownership signatures from the Vradenburg family of Bristol Ohio: the first, in pencil on the ffe recto "W.L. Vradenberg / Bristol / Ohio," presumed to be that of William Vradenberg (b. 1811); the ffe verso with full page first name only signature, in pencil, "Solomon," presumed to be that of Solomon Vradenberg, who in the Civil War mustered as Pvt. in 1863, transferred to the Navy the following year where he served on the U.S.S. Choctaw, William G. Anderson and Pampero; and lastly on blank recto of portrait frontispiece and again on the rear free endpage  "Newton Vranderberg's Book / North Bristol / Ohio," this being presumably the Newton Vrandberg recorded in the 1899 Atlas and Directory of Trumbull County, Ohio as residing in North Bristol. A good copy of this important slave narrative, the basis for the 2013 Academy Award winning movie of the same title.

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11. [Civil Rights] [Anti-Slavery].
"Humanity" Cast-Iron Tobacco Box

An English tobacco box bearing the kneeling slave iconography of the abolitionist movement, dating to the mid-19th Century. Height 4 x width 3.75 x depth 5.5 inches (10 x 9.5 x 14 cm.). Oxidation and pitting from age, handle is old but may not be original to the box, else fine. Read More...

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12. Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685–1750).
Eine feste Burg ist unser Gott. Cantate fur 4 Singstimmen mit Begleitung des Orchesters. [BWV 80]

Leipzig. : Breitkopf & Härtel. [1821]. First edition. Full Score, upright folio. Engraved throughout [PN 3513. Title; v.b.; 3 - 34 pp. Bound in blue marbled paper boards, chipped leather title plate to spine. Title quite browned, scattered foxing throughout, else fine.  RISM A/I B 446.  Hirsch, IV, 670. Read More...

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13. [Bach, J.S. (1685-1750)] Landowska, Wanda. (1879-1959).
Large Signed J.S. Bach Presentation with Goldberg Variations AMQS

A remarkable large presentation from the Polish-French harpsichordist whose performances, teaching, recordings, and writings played a large role in reviving the popularity of the harpsichord in the early 20th century and who was, shortly before the present inscription was penned, the first to record Bach's Goldberg Variations. On a large sheet measuring 11 x 15.25 inches, above a mounted photograph of a portrait of J.S. Bach (5.5 x 8.25 inches), Landowska has penned an autograph musical quotation of two measures identified as "Variatio 16: Ouverture a la Francaise," being the opening of the second half of the Goldberg Variations.  Beneath the portrait she has inscribed "A Monsieur et a Madame / Georges Hardy / cordialement / Wanda Landowska," adding the location of Saint-Leu-la-Forêt and the date 12 March, 1934.  The photograph slightly lifting at corners (could be re-adhered), rigid paper with overall toning, somewhat lighter around the edges from prior mounting, scattered light stains and marks but nevertheless highly presentable. Read More...

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An undated plaster cast of Beethoven's death mask, in fine condition. With inset insignia of the Beethoven-Haus, Bonn. 17.5 x 26 cm. Read More...

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15. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770–1827) [Edmond de Coussemaker. (1805–1876)].
Ire Grande Simphonie... Oeuvre XXI. Partition. BEETHOVEN'S FIRST SYMPHONY FIRST GERMAN EDITION—THE COPY OF EDMOND DE COUSSEMAKER

Bonn et Cologne: N. Simrock. [1822]. First German edition.

Octavo. Engraved throughout. Title (v.b.); [i, ii]; 3–108 pp. [PN] 1953. Original period boards and marbled flyleaves, nicely rebacked in brown leather with gold titling. Remnants of original front wrapper remain along left edge of front gutter with some losses to t.p. itself along that side. Price on t.p. has been erased but all other points conform; presumed to have been printed as 'Prix 9 Frs'. Kinsky-Halm, 55; Hoboken 2, 122; Hirsch IV, 258. Ownership stamp in lower margin of first page of score: Bibliothèque de E. de Coussemaker. Book plate to inner front board, from the library of Percy Digby Hawker, dated by hand April 1877, with initial A., possibly for auction of Coussemaker's library that year in Brussels. Read More...


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16. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770–1827) [Edmond de Coussemaker. (1805–1876)].
IIme Grande Simphonie... Oeuvre XXXVI. Partition. BEETHOVEN'S SECOND SYMPHONY FIRST GERMAN EDITION (1822)—THE COPY OF EDMOND DE COUSSEMAKER

Bonna e Colonia: N. Simrock. [1822]. First German edition.

Octavo. Engraved throughout. Title (v.b.); 1–162 pp. [PN] 1973. Original period boards and marbled flyleaves, nicely rebacked in brown leather with gold titling. A small number of leaves with slight tears in lower margin, not affecting music; very clean copy with no foxing. Kinsky-Halm, 91; Hoboken 2, 195. Ownership stamp in lower margin of first page of score: Bibliothèque de E. de Coussemaker. Book plate to inner front board, from the library of Percy Digby Hawker, dated by hand April 1877, with initial A., possibly for auction of Coussemaker's library that year in Brussels. Read More...


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17. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770–1827) [Edmond de Coussemaker. (1805–1876)].
Sinfonia eroica... Op. 55... Partizione. BEETHOVEN'S EROICA SYMPHONY FIRST GERMAN EDITION—THE COPY OF EDMOND DE COUSSEMAKER

Bonna e Colonia: N. Simrock. [1822]. First edition.

Octavo. Engraved throughout. Title (v.b.); dedication (v.b.); 1–231 pp. [PN] 1973. Original period boards and marbled flyleaves, nicely rebacked in brown leather with gold titling. Instrumentation written in ink in left margin of left pages, roughly first half, else fine. Kinsky-Halm, 131. Ownership stamp in lower margin of first page of score: Bibliothèque de E. de Coussemaker. Book plate to inner front board, from the library of Percy Digby Hawker, dated by hand April 1877, with initial A., possibly for auction of Coussemaker's library that year in Brussels. Read More...


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18. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770–1827) [Edmond de Coussemaker. (1805–1876)].
Grande Simphonie.... Op. 60. Partition. BEETHOVEN'S FOURTH SYMPHONY FIRST EDITION—THE COPY OF EDMOND DE COUSSEMAKER

Bonn et Cologne: N. Simrock. [1823]. First edition.

Octavo. Engraved throughout. Title (v.b.); 1–195 pp. [PN] 2078. Original period boards and marbled flyleaves, nicely rebacked in brown leather with gold titling. Small remnants of front wrapper stuck to title page, otherwise an exceptionally clean and fine copy throughout. Kinsky-Halm, 145; Hoboken, 282. Pencil ownership signature from composer Gordon Day on upper right of title page. Ownership stamp in lower margin of first page of score: Bibliothèque de E. de Coussemaker. Book plate to inner front board, from the library of Percy Digby Hawker, dated by hand April 1877, with initial A., possibly for auction of Coussemaker's library that year in Brussels. Read More...


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19. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770–1827) [Edmond de Coussemaker. (1805–1876)].
Cinquième Sinfonie.... Oeuvre 67. Partition. BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH SYMPHONY FIRST EDITION—THE COPY OF EDMOND DE COUSSEMAKER

Leipsic: Breitkopf & Härtel. [March 1826]. First edition.

Octavo. Title lithographed, engraved music. Title (v.b.); 1–182 pp. [PN] 4302. Original period boards and marbled flyleaves, nicely rebacked in brown leather with gold titling. Somewhat browned with scattered foxing throughout. Small tear along right edge of title page, else fine. Kinsky-Halm, 160; Fuld, 557; Hoboken, 302. Ownership stamp in lower margin of first page of score: Bibliothèque de E. de Coussemaker. Book plate to inner front board, from the library of Percy Digby Hawker, dated by hand April 1877, with initial A., possibly for auction of Coussemaker's library that year in Brussels. Read More...


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20. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770–1827) [Edmond de Coussemaker. (1805–1876)].
Sixième Sinfonie Pastorale.... Oeuvre 68. Partition. BEETHOVEN'S PASTORAL SYMPHONY FIRST EDITION—THE COPY OF EDMOND DE COUSSEMAKER

Leipsic: Breitkopf & Härtel. [May 1826]. First edition.

Sixième  / SINFONIE / Pastorale / en fa majeur / F DUR / de / Louis van Beethoven / Oeuvre 68. Partition. Octavo. Title lithographed, engraved music. Title (v.b.); 1–188 pp. [PN] 4311. Price given as 3 Thlr. Ownership stamp in lower margin of first page of score: Bibliothèque de E. de Coussemaker. Book plate to inner front board, from the library of Percy Digby Hawker, dated by hand April 1877, with initial A., possibly for auction of Coussemaker's library that year in Brussels. Light foxing throughout, mostly affecting the margins. Instrumentation lightly written in pencil in unidentified hand on second page, else clean. Original period boards and marbled flyleaves, nicely rebacked in brown leather with gold titling. A generally fine copy. Kinsky-Halm, 163; Fuld, 560; Hoboken, 304; Hirsch IV, 311.  Read More...


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