Summer 2020 Catalogue


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210 items in this catalogue total,
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161. [Jazz & Song] Holiday, Billie. (1915–1959).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the legendary jazz singer, who is shown in an attractive promotional photograph for the Associated Booking Corp, posing with a cigarette in her hand. She has signed and inscribed at the left. Several small tape remnants and surface losses to the edges; otherwise in fine condition overall, nicely matted and framed with all described faults out of view. Read More...

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162. [Jazz & Song] [Jazz in France] [Miller, Glenn. (1904-1944)] & Delaunay, Charles. 1911–1988.
Concert Program inscribed by Delaunay to Michel de Bry

Graphically attractive program for a concert by the Glenn Miller Orchestra performed on 18 February, 1945, only two months after the bandleader's tragic death, including a lengthy essay on the history of jazz and a shorter essay specifically on the Glenn Miller Orchestra, both by French author and music critic Charles Delaunay, co-founder and long-term leader of the Hot Club de France, who has inscribed the inside cover: "To Michel de Bry/ as a mark of growing feeling and friendship/ Charles Delaunay." 10 pp., including inset attractive 3-color woodcut illustrations, 6.25 x 9.75 inches (16 x 25 cm.), mild wear, a little soiled, else fine. Together with two newspaper clippings of Parisian and French radio schedules.  Read More...

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163. [Jazz & Song] Lewis, Ramsey. (b. 1935).
Signed Postcard

Promotional postcard for the Ramsey Lewis Fan Club, signed and inscribed by the jazz composer and pianist at the right: "To Jennie - Best Wishes! Ramsey Lewis." Halftone photograph of the Ramsey Lewis Trio at the left. Water stain at the left; overall very good. 5.5 x 3.25 inches (13.8 x 8.3 cm).

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164. [Jazz & Song] Washington, Dinah. (1924 - 1963).
Signed Photograph

A rare 8 x 10 inch photograph by James Kriegsman of the American singer known as "Queen of the Blues," signed and inscribed in blue ink "Fondest regards / to Paul / Dinah Washington." Very fine condition.


Despite her early death, Washington is generally regarded as one of the most influential vocalists of the twentieth century.


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165. [Jazz & Song] Webb, Chick. (1905-1939).
Signed Photograph

Rare signed doubleweight photograph of the drummer and band leader, surround by fan mail, who has signed and inscribed: "Loads of success/ from Chick Webb/ to my boy Tommy". 8 x 10 inches. Tape remnants or surface losses as well as small pin holes and tears to all corners, some stains around the margins and mounting remnants to verso.  Read More...

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A collection of publicity stills and photos, most having been signed by members of Lawrence Welk's band, including Dick Dale, saxophonist and singer; Myron Floren, accordionist; and Mary Lou Metzger, singer. Photographs all inscribed to Rob Gillespie, including a postcard photograph from Dick Kesner, violinist, along with a number of fan club memberships from the 1960's for Mr. Dale and Mr. Floren. The signed photos of Mr. Dale and Mr. Floren each 8 x 10 inches (21.5 x 25.8 cm);postcard signed by Dick Kesner 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.8 x 13.3 cm); photograph of Mary Lou Metzger, standing with Lawrence Welk, 4.75 x 3.5 inches (12 x 8.8 cm); fanclub cards all approximately 4 x 2.25 inches (10 x 5.7 cm). Also including two small promotional cards for Myron Floren, measuring 2.75 x 4 inches (6.8 x 10.5 cm) and 2.5 x 3.5 inches (6.5 x 9 cm). Some light wear and marking, but all in fine condition. Read More...

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167. [Jazz & Song] Williams, Mary Lou. (1910–1981) [Martin, David Stone. (1913 - 1992)].
"Music for Peace" - Signed LP

The singer's 1970 album by "Mary Lou Williams... and her friends" issued on Mary Records, inscribed "Sincerely, Mary Lou Williams," and featuring a graphically striking cover design by David Stone Martin of variously toned hands coming together to form a peace sign. 12" LP, with light discoloration on front and back of record sleeve, else fine. Read More...

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168. [Jazz & Song] [Woodstock Festival].
Rare Signed 1969 Woodstock Festival Program

Program book from the legendary Woodstock Festival of August 15–17, 1969, signed by Grace Slick, Jorma Kaukonen and Richie Havens. The cover design shows a field of grass and flowers with the text "3 days of peace & music," and the internal pages include graphically interesting designs featuring Joan Baez, Arlo Guthrie, Ravi Shankar, Joe Cocker, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, as well as a two-page spread of The Grateful Dead. Contents include profiles of each musician, original ads and selected lyrics. 58 pp. Original stapled wrappers. Programs from Woodstock are very rare. In very fine condition save some light rubbing and remnant of a sticker to the back cover. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.3 x 27.5 cm). Read More...

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Law, Politics & Social Sciences

169. [Literature & Art] [Photography].
The Meserve Collection of Photography

An extraordinary and important collection of approximately 800 period albumen portrait photographs, composed of the bulk of Volumes 1-3 of the Frederick H. Meserve photography collection and including portraits of artists, writers, scientists, educators, musicians and others, among which are included rare photographs of Brahms, Dickens, Dumas, Darwin, Barton, Nightingale, Whitman, Poe, Sand, Hugo, Daguerre, Tchaikovsky and many, many more. A complete listing of included figures, organized by profession, is included below.  Read More...

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170. [Literature & Art] Abbott, Berenice. (1898–1991).
"The Path of a Steel Ball" - Original Photograph with the pictured Model Train

Original photograph showing "the path of a steel ball ejected vertically from a moving object," by the important and influential American photographer, together with the original model train used in the photograph, a copy of Berenice Abbott: Documenting Science, in which the photograph is reproduced, and a notarized letter describing the provenance of the model train which belonged to J. Eric Little, a young relative of the MIT physicist Dr. Elbert Little who assisted Abbott with the project. Gelatin silver print photograph signed at the lower right on the photographer's mount, stamped by the photographer on the verso mount. The photograph has been professionally restored, with surface losses inpainted and the gloss immediately around those areas adjusted to more closely resemble the gloss of the original. 19.25 x 9 inches, mount and frame 30 x 24 inches.  Read More...

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171. [Literature & Art] Bacon, Francis. (1909–1992) [Richard Francis] .
Signed Booklet

Millbank, London: Tate Gallery Publications. 1985. Booklet "published to accompany the Francis Bacon exhibition held at the Tate Gallery 22 May—18 August 1985," signed and inscribed on the half-title page in blue ballpoint, "To Carl Barton/ with all best wishes/ Francis Bacon."  The front cover features the artist's "Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion" (1944).  Softcover, 32 pp. 8.25 x 5.75 inches (21 x 14.5 cm).  In fine condition.

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172. [Literature & Art] Bartlett, Jennifer. (b. 1941).
From Rhapsody (A Suite of Three Prints), 1987

A 1987 portfolio of prints titled From Rhapsody (A Suite of Three Prints) by contemporary American artist Jennifer Bartlett (California/New York; born 1941), printed by Patricia Branstead and Sally Mara Sturman with assistance by Susan Rees and published by Parasol Press, Ltd., New York (1987). The three loose prints consist of sugarlift, aquatint and spit-bite over a photo-etching of a grid and are printed on BFK paper. The collection includes images Row 21, Plate 42Row 36, Plate 252, and Row 138, plate 955 after the original enamel paintings on steel plates in Bartlett’s seminal work Rhapsody exhibited at the Paula Cooper Gallery, New York in 1976. Each is numbered to the verso, and one is signed and dated to the verso. Presented in gray cloth-covered portfolio embossed with title and artist’s name. Read More...

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173. [Literature & Art] Baskin, Leonard. (1922 - 2000) [Wyatt, Philip].
Original Photograph

A striking large original photograph of the American sculptor, illustrator, wood-engraver, printmaker, graphic artist, writer and teacher. Baskin is shown at his workbench, with a large wooden sculpture in progress. Signed by the photographer Philip Wyatt in a elaborate calligraphic hand on the verso. Some wear and discoloration to the edges, a few small abrasions to the surface, overall in very good condition. 9.5 x 10 inches (24.5 x 25.9 cm).

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174. [Literature & Art] Beuys, Joseph. (1921–1986).
Zeichnungen von 1949–1969 - SIGNED

[Düsseldorf]: Galerie Schmela. [1972]. Signed and numbered catalog from the important Fluxus artist. [3] facsimile text pages giving Beuys' chronology, 57 black and white plates of his drawings. No. 34 of 500 numbered and signed copies. Original cloth backed blue wrappers. 4to (8.25 x 11.75 inches). Toning. Read More...

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175. [Literature & Art] Calder, Alexander. (1898–1976).
Two Signed Color Candid Photographs with Collectors Arthur & Anita Kahn

Pair of signed color candid photographs of the innovative American sculptor, each signed "Sandy Calder" in black ballpoint ink, adding an arrow pointing to himself in one of the images.  He is shown in a red shirt embracing, respectively, Arthur and Anita Kahn. Kodak prints dated June 71 on the verso, both in very fine condition and measuring 7 x 5 inches. Together with a third same format color candid photograph, dated January 72 on the verso, depicting the artist with Arthur Kahn and an unidentified other man in front of one of his large mobiles, the form with which he was most closely associated. Read More...

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176. [Literature & Art] de Creeft, José Mariano. (1884 - 1982) & Goulet, Lorrie. (b. 1925) [ A. L. (Budd) Waintrob] [Budd [Studio]; Waintrob-Budd (1903-2002)].
Signed and Unsigned Original Photographs from the Collection of Arthur & Anita Kahn

Signed photograph of the Spanish-born American artist, sculptor, and teacher José Mariano de Creeft and his wife, American sculptor and painter Lorrie Goulet. An original doubleweight photograph by A.L. Waintrob, stamped "Photograph by Budd" on the verso, signed and inscribed in blue ink "To our friends Anita and Arthur" and signed  "José de Creeft" and "Lorrie Goulet." Approx. 1-inch tear along at upper edge, affecting a portion of the inscription, wear to upper margin and corners, else fine; 10 x 8 inches. Together with a very fine original doubleweight Waintrob-Budd photograph of de Creeft holding a self-portrait bust; stamped by the photographer on the verso, in fine condition; 14 x 11 inches.  Read More...

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177. [Literature & Art] Doisneau, Robert. (1912–1994).
"Les frères" - Signed Poster

Signed publicity poster for the photographer's 1986 autobiography Un Certain Robert Doisneau featuring his famed 1954 photograph "Les frères," inscribed at the upper left in ink "Sept mots nuls - [canceled line] Pour les dix huit ans de Frederique cette image de gymnastique suavage ramassée par un photographe baladeur / Robert Doisneau" ["Seven Null Words - [canceled line] For Frederique's eighteenth birthday this image of outdoor/wild gymnastics collected by a strolling photographer."  Printed by Éditions du chêne. 17.5 x 17 inches (44.5 x 43.5 cm.) Pinholes to upper corners, right top corner bent and nicked, apparent speckling of multicolored paint around right margin, else fine.  Read More...

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178. [Literature & Art] Duchamp, Marcel. (1887–1968).
Duchamp on the Meaning of Art - An Important Autograph Letter

Autograph letter signed "Marcel Duchamp," dated January 7, 1968 with NY autograph address at the head "28 W. 10 / N.Y.C." answering an inquiry into the meaning of art. In English: "Dear Mr. Massey, If I am right, etymologically the word "art" comes from the Sanskrit and, according to some dictionaries, corresponds to the meaning of 'to do'.  I believe it is 'to do' not 'to make'. That, I hope, will answer your letter of Nov. 8th '67. Sincerely yours."  Black ink on thin paper, with tape stain slightly showing through from verso (tape longer present), verso toned from prior mounting, overall very fine.  5.75 x 7.75 inches (14.7 x 19.7 cm.). An important letter from the artist who famously questioned the creative function of the artist and the meaning of art as a form of making.  Read More...

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179. [Literature & Art] [Frost, Robert. (1874 - 1963)] Carter, Elliott. (1908 - 2012).
"The Rose Family" - SIGNED SCORE

New York: Associated Publishers. 1947. Signed score of Carter's early art song "The Rose Family," a setting of a poem by Robert Frost, signed and inscribed by Carter on the cover to the New York book collector and patron of American poetry, Eugene Delafield, and signed again above his printed name on the first page of music. On the inside cover, another hand has noted that the music was signed on May 17, 1949. 5 pp. 9 x 12 inches (22.8 x 32.5 cm). Read More...

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180. [Literature & Art] Frost, Robert. (1874 - 1963.
Collected Poems of Robert Frost - SIGNED

New York: Halcyon House. 1942. Hardcover volume, signed by the author on the ffe "Robert Frost / Springvale 1945" in blue ink. Photo portrait frontis, 8.75 x 5.75", blue cloth, 453 pp, covers rubbed, extremities lightly bumped, spine browned, endpapers and edges of textblock toned, ownership signature dated 1944 above that of the author, overall a very nice copy.

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