Summer 2020 Catalogue


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London: Edward Arnold. 1910. First Edition. An extraordinary volume, being the 1910 published edition of the celebrated soprano's reminiscences as compiled by her daughter, this copy extra-illustrated with forty-five authentic letters, notes, and musical quotations; and photographs and portraits, many contemporary, some hand colored; including autograph items of the Novellos, Balfe, Persiani, Braham, Rachel, Lablanche, Kitty Stevens, Landseer, Mme Grisi, Alboni,  Queen Victoria, Meyerbeer, Cobden, etc., dated 1820 to 1897, all bound in, with many inlaid to size. Engravings in very good to fine condition, some with light plate marks. Rebound full calf, tooled, with original gilt-lettered cloth pasted to spine and cover, edges rubbed; deckled fore edge of text block, edges generally crisp and unchipped.  Read More...

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62. [Paganini, Nicolò. (1782–1840)] [Automaton].
1833 Broadside Playbill advertising A FULL-LENGTH AUTOMATON FIGURE OF SIGNOR PAGANINI

Broadside playbill for the Royal Victoria Theatre, London,Sept. 1833, advertising a remarkable evening of variety in the theater. First Mr. Warde starring in Richard the Third; then “the band” played an overture; then came a pantomime Harlequin Yorkshireman, or The Fairy’s Gift, then: “A FULL-LENGTH AUTOMATON FIGURE OF SIGNOR PAGANINI which will perform several favorite airs on the flageolet, violin etc. and afterwards fall to pieces showing the audience the wonderful mechanism of this great instrumental performer.” As if that weren’t enough, then came the celebrated dying and skeleton scenes from Harlequin and Oberon, ending with a BRILLIANT DISPLAY OF FIREWORKS. 8 x 13 inches professionally restored and mounted to acid free backing. Some paper loss at the top right, else fine.  Read More...

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63. Paine, John Knowles. (1839 - 1906).
"Opera Azara" - Autograph Musical Quotation

AMQS from the American composer and teacher, who has penned four measures for piano in G minor, and identified it below as "From Moorish Dance, Opera Azara." On an oblong sheet, slightly irregularly trimmed, central vertical crease, small nicks and creases around the edges; otherwise very crisp and in fine condition. 3 x 7 in. (7.6 x 17.8 cm).  Together with a halftone photograph showing the composer holding a score, clipped from a magazine and mounted to another sheet, approximately 8 x 6.25 in. (20.3 x 15.8 cm) Read More...

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64. Porter, Cole. (1891–1964).
"103 Lyrics of Cole Porter" - Signed First Edition to Mike Connolly

New York: Random House. 1953. First. First Edition of this collection of some of the greatest song lyrics ever composed, signed and inscribed in black ink on the front free endpage by the composer/lyricist to gay gossip columnist Mike Connolly: "For Mike Connolly,/ best wishes,/ Cole Porter". 8vo - 20.5 x 13.5 cm.; xxxii - 224 pp.  Hardcover, lightly rubbed in a very good dust jacket with light edgewear.  An interesting association copy.  Read More...

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65. Porter, Cole. (1891–1964).
Personal Photographs and Signed Portrait to Sam Stark

Grouping of photographs of the important composer/lyricist, including a signed Hal Phyfe portrait of Porter signed and inscribed in blue ink "11/29/44/ Love to li'l Sam,/ from Cole," together with three original candid personal snapshots, one of a shirtless Porter seated by the edge of a pool and two of him with Sam Stark at Boulder Damn in Colorado, where they went on a road trip together in 1948. Together with an additional same-format candid of an unidentified barechested hunk at the same poolside.  All measuring approx. 2.5 x 3.5 inches (6.5 x 9 cm.) The inscribed photograph with various stains and discoloration spots, otherwise fine.  Read More...

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Souvenir program for Cole Porter's 1950 musical Out of This World, signed by director Agnes de Mille, choreographer Hanya Holm, star Charlotte Greenwood, and many members of the company, including William Eythe, Priscilla Gillette, William Redfield, David Burns, Barbara Ashley, Janet Collins, George Jongeyans.  The program was also signed by Barton Mumaw, whose signature is dated "Jacob's Pillow 7/21/92".  20 pp., 9 x 12 inches (22.8 x 30 cm.), light surface creases and wear along spine and edges, middle page has come free of staples, else fine. Read More...

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Original photograph of the important composer, pianist Nikita Magaloff (at the right; a family friend of Prokofiev) and an unidentified man, ca. 1930's–1940's. Stamped on the verso by photographer Eric Schaal. Crop marks and notations on the verso. Tipped to a window mat. Fine. 7.5 x 5.25 inches (18.8 x 13.5 cm), 9.5 x 7 inches with mat. Read More...

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68. Puccini, Giacomo. (1858-1924) [Schenker, Karl. (1886 - 1954)].
JUMBO Signed Photograph, inscribed at the German premiere of "Fanciulla."

Exceptional large original platinum print photograph (17.5 x 22 cm) showing the great composer in a reclining seated pose with cigarette. Photograph by the important photographer Karl Schenker, who signs in pencil beneath image on the mount "Schenker, Berlin", measuring an impressive 28.5 x 43 cm. Boldly inscribed by the composer in Italian in ink on the mount, translated in full: "To dearest Mr. Joseph Muetter, great memories of the Berlin Fanciulla...affectionately yours Giacomo Puccini 1913". A stunning image, with the lightest of toning to the mount and overall in very fine condition. Beautifully framed in pink-hued gold over wood to 44 x 54 cm overall. Read More...

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69. Rachmaninoff, Sergei. (1873-1943).
Concert Broadside

Printed broadside advertising a performance at Memorial Auditorium in Chattanooga, TN on November 13 at 8:30 P.M, year unknown. Recto featuring a photograph of the composer and pianist at his desk, setting down his glasses; verso with a close-up of his left hand, and text. Box seats for the concert, the flyer notes, would have cost you $2.20. 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 22.7 cm). Some very light wear and marking on the back, otherwise in fine condition.

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

Signed photograph of the great pianist and composer with his granddaughter Sofie Wolkonsky, both smiling broadly.  Signed "S. Rachmaninoff" and dated 1943, the year of his death.  Some ink marks in the margins, otherwise in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (21.5 x 25.8 cm). Read More...

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71. [Ravel, Maurice. (1875-1937)] Auric, Georges. (1899-1983) .
"Alphabet" - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY TO RAVEL

Paris: Max Eschig. 1924. A fine presentation copy of seven songs by the important French composer and member of Les Six, signed and inscribed on the first page of music: "A Maurice Ravel, hommage de Georges Auric, Juin 1924." 11 pp. Light overall toning; otherwise in fine condition. 11 x 14 inches (27 x 35.2 cm). Read More...

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72. Scott, Cyril. (1879–1970).
"Can you find out about choruses in USA? According to what Percy Grainger told me there are crowds of them." - Two Autograph Letters

Two autograph letters regarding publishing from the influential English composer and pianist, one mentioning Percy Grainger. In the first letter (October 25, 1923; 2 pp.), to the Boosey and Co. music editor Mr. [Herbert] Hughes, Scott writes: "I shall be very glad to consider Boosey's offer—especially as it is under your editorship. But will they kindly let me know what terms they suggest i.e. what price they will mark the pieces & what royalty. I always get 3d on the piano piece of usual length." In the second letter (October 23, 1931; 1 p.), to a Mr. Leslie, possibly also at Boosey music publisher, Scott writes: "Re: that cantata—I've just remembered the American market. Can you find out about choruses in USA? According to what Percy Grainger told me there are crowds of them." Folding creases; overall in very fine condition. 7 x 9 inches (17.6 x 22.7 cm) and 8 x 10 inches (20.4 x 25.4 cm). Read More...

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73. Scriabine [Scriabin], Aleksandr. (1872–1915) .
Reverie pour Orchestre, op. 24

Leipzig: Edition M. P. Belaieff. 1899. First edition. Orchestral score. [PN] 1924. 15 pp. Rare.  With unidentified ownership signatures and stamps at the head of the front wrapper and the title page, toning and wear to the corners and spine; overall very good. 7.5 x 10.75 inches (19.5 x 27.5 cm). Read More...

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74. [Wagner, Richard. (1813–1883)] Popper, David. (1843–1913).
Götterdämmerung...Vollständiger Klavierauszug - FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY DAVID POPPER AT THE 3RD VIENNA WAGNER CONCERT OF 1875

Mainz: B. Schott's Söhne. [April, 1875]. Götterdämmerung... Vollständiger Klavierauszug von Karl Klindworth. Folio. Lithographed throughout. [PN] 21500. 1f. (general title, "Der Ring des Nibelungen"), 1f. (title), 1f. (half-title), [1] (cast list and contents), 2-357, [i] (blank) pp. Inscribed on the title page by cellist and composer David Popper as follows: "Der unsterblichen / Muse Richard Wagner / kunstbegeisterten / Förderer durch Wort / und Schrift von / seinem, ihn herzlich / ...David Poper / Wien, 6. Mai 1875 / III. Wagnerkonzert in Wien" ("The immortal muse of Richard Wagner / his art-loving supporter through written/ and spoken word,/ warmly, / David Popper / Vienna, 6 May 1875 / 3. Wagner concert in Vienna").    Contemporary black cloth boards, quarter brown leather. Generally in fine internal condition throughout, with a few light pencil markings, one leaf (p. 11/12) with two significant tears; spine covering largely perished, boards separating from the block (rear board barely holding on). Fuld p. 465; Deathridge, Geck and Voss (WWV) p. 402; Klein p. 51.  Read More...

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75. Weber, Carl Maria Von. (1786-1826).
Autograph Letter

Autograph letter signed ink, "Weber", Prague, April 19, 1815. 1 page, address on verso, to the dilettante soprano, Friederike Türke (born Krause). A charming letter penned during the young composer's tenure as director of the Opera in Prague (1813-1816) in which the composer begins by stating that although [the piano maker Franz Heinrich Kisting (1769 -  1853)] "is to be seen as a living letter from me, I can't help but add at least a few words," and that if he "were not such a lazy answerer, I would ask you to write to me many times." He confesses that "it is difficult to write interesting things for you from here, because you do not know the people who surround me, and my life has such a great uniformity that I always have to take my diary to fish out something remarkable or to call back into my memory."  He goes on to briefly discuss the Türke daughter Riekchen ("Riekelchen") and then discusses a bit of apparent gossip: "I haven't known Moser since that time. What the Duchess Radzivil and Amberg [possibly the Berlin-based English teacher Johann Amberg] said, you could have written malevolent woman; but it may not have been much good, otherwise you would have liked it. Everything is quiet from me. - - - The Vogel [likely the Tenor of this name who was a member of the Berlin Singakademie 1812-16] and Kolbe? This is a curious couple, and I fear he will be lost in a short time. – The Rabe [likely the Soprano of this name who was a member of the Berlin Singakademie 1813-16] greet you quite nicely from me again." He closes by saying that "I know nothing more to say than that I wish you health and patience, and that you may sometimes think of your friend." In very fine condition, toned with a few small mounting remnants to verso and lower edge. Sold separated from but together with the original Charles Hamilton Autographs mat presentation which includes a colored stipple engraved portrait of the composer. Letter measures 6.5 x 8 inches [164 x 200 mm].  Carl-Maria-von-Weber-Gesamtausgabe. Digitale Edition A040778.  Read More...

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76. Weber, Carl Maria Von. (1786–1826).
"Oberon" - Covent Garden Broadside advertising the April 1826 Premiere

Original Theatre Royal Covent Garden broadside, dated Thursday, April 6, 1826, advertising a production of School for Scandal, with a song by J. Isaacs in act III and an additional musical farce, A Roland for an OliverThe Good Natured Man, with musical farce, 'Twas I, followed by The Irish Tutor; the comic opera Love in a Village and the melodrama The Miller and His Men; Shakespeare's Macbeth followed by Giovanni in London. Among others, the great singers assembled include Elizabeth Vestris and John Braham. Most importantly, the broadside concludes with the promise that "A NEW OPERA, (in three acts) to be called / OBERON, / has been long in preparation, for which, / CARL MARIA VON WEBER, / has composed the whole of the Music. Its production will now be delayed no longer than / WEDNESDAY next [i.e. April 12], on which night it will certainly be performed." Edges a little rough, overall in fine condition, tipped along the upper edge to a rigid backing.  7.75 x 12.75 inches (20 x 32 cm). Read More...

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77. [Instrumentalists] Alard, Jean-Delphin. (1815-1888).
Signed Photograph

Uncommon signed Moulin of Paris CDV photograph of French violinist, composer, and teacher who was the son-in-law of Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume, and counted Pablo de Sarasate amongst his students!  He is shown in a full length pose with his instrument and has signed and inscribed in the lower blank border.  2.5 x 4.25 inches (61 x 107 mm). Lower corners trimmed, else fine.

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78. [Instrumentalists] Bachauer, Gina. (1913–1976).
Signed Program

Program signed in bright red marker by the Greek pianist for a March 1, 1964 performance at Symphony Hall in Boston, as part of the Boston University Celebrity Series. Performance included two preludes and fugues by Bach in G Minor and C Minor, Sonata in A Major Op. 101 by Beethoven, the Sonata in B minor by Chopin, three intermezzi by Brahms, and Moussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition. 6 x 9 inches (15.25 x 23 cm.)

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79. [Instrumentalists] Bartlett, Ethel. (1896 - 1978) & Robertson, Rae. (1893 - 1956).
Signed Photograph

Charming photograph of the piano-duo, shoulder-to-shoulder, each sitting at their own instrument, signed and inscribed "To Mrs. Robert Gillespie/ with happy remembrances/ Ethel Bartlett/ Rae Robertson." 8 x 10 inches (21.5 x 25.8 cm). Small crease at the top, three small notches on the left side, otherwise fine. Read More...

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80. [Instrumentalists] Bucklin, Adele. & Bucklin, Mary. [Evens, Mary.] (1911-2007).
Small Archive of Original Photographs

A small archive of original photographs, ca. 1925-1935, of the violinist and cellist sisters Adele and Mary Bucklin as young women, together with another of their sisters, Velma or Margaret. The sisters, who grew up around the world as daughters of U. S. Consul General George Augustus Bucklin, Jr., are shown during their years in New Zealand, posing with their instruments in 8 original press photographs. Mary Bucklin would go on to be principal cello of the Victoria Symphony in the 1950's, and of Orchestra London in the 1970's; her second husband was conductor and violinist Clifford Evens. 8 photographs ranging from 5 x 7 to 9 x 12 inches; some light creases and wear to the corners and mounting remnants on the verso; overall in fine condition. Read More...

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