Holiday 2020 Catalogue


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61. [Composers] [Eroticon] Sjögren, Emile. (1853–1918).
"Eroticon" [Op. 10]

Copenhagen: Stockholm, Elkan & Schildknecht. [ca. 1883]. Upright Folio.  18 pp.  [PN] 1585.  Wrapper split at spine with first and final leaves separated, light toning and foxing throughout, wear to upper right corner, else in fine condition.  11 x 13.5 inches (27.9 x 34.3 cm.).

Collection of five pieces for solo piano by the Swedish composer best known for his lieder and piano music. Sjögren studied at the Berlin Conservatory and served as the organist for Saint John's Church in Stockholm for almost 30 years.


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62. [Composers] Friml, Rudolf. (1879 - 1972).
Signed Driver's License

California State driver's license signed by the American composer and pianist who wrote "Rose Marie" and "The Vagabond King," among other popular works, issued to him on October 29th, 1940 and valid until 1944.  Together with two official photostatic copies of licenses issued to him.  Signed twice on the recto, and accompanied by an ink print of his right thumb. The document measures 4 x 5 inches [10 x 13 centimeters]. In very fine condition. 

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63. [Composers] Gershwin, George. (1898 - 1937).
Porgy and Bess

New York: Gershwin Publishing Corporation. 1935. First edition, first issue. The Theatre Guild presents Porgy and Bess. Libretto by Du Bose Heyward Lyrics by Du Bose Heyward and Ira Gershwin Settings by Sergei Soudeikine Orchestra Conductor Alexander Smallens Production Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. [Piano-vocal score]. Small folio. Original publisher's stiff printed grey wrappers with black cloth spine. 4ff. (photographic portrait; r. title, v. woodcut illustration of donkey pulling a man in a cart; r. Index of Scenes, v. Cast of Characters; r. Story of Porgy and Bess, v. dedication), 559 (music), [i] (blank) pp. Fuld p. 539. First Edition, first issue without the index of songs and without the capitalization of "Negro," in the fourth line of the story. Small losses extremities of cloth spine covering with attendant slight separation from the block (at front cover edge head where slightly torn), scattered scratches, nicks, small cuts and light dampstaining to covers, internally clean and otherwise a very good copy overall of this surprisingly rare score. Read More...

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64. [Composers] Gershwin, George. (1898 - 1937).
Signed Photograph

Signed oblong sepia tone photograph of the American composer who melded the jazz idiom with classical music forms in a number of timeless orchestral and stage works, including Rhapsody in Blue and Porgy and Bess, boldly inscribed in black ink to lower blank margin, "Sincerely, George Gershwin." An attractive uninscribed example, in evidently damaged but nicely restored condition, with visible creases throughout, evidence of tear repairs to several places, a few spots of professional in-painting, chip to upper left corner, fully laid down to support backing and in stable condition despite these evident faults. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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65. [Composers] Gilbert, W.S. (1836–1911).
Autograph Letter Signed

ALS from the British dramatist and librettist best known for his 14 comic operas written in collaboration with composer Arthur Sullivan, to an unidentified recipient (H.C. Marillein?) regarding a forthcoming meeting.  February 10, 1905, 52 Pont Street, 1 pp., 8vo, on blue paper: "Dear Sir,/ I shall be pleased to see you here on Monday at 11.15 (if that hour suits your schedule) to discuss the matters mentioned in your letter of today’s date./ Faithfully yours,/ W.S. Gilbert."  Light toning along edges, mounting remnants to verso, else fine.  8 x 7 inches (20.3 x 17.8 cm.). Read More...

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66. [Composers] Glazunov, Alexander. (1865–1936).
Signed Photograph with Autograph Musical Quotation of the Violin Concerto

Sepia matte-finish portrait photograph of the Russian composer in a seated pose, signed and inscribed "A Monsieur Szysznowski / Alexander Glazunov, Le 20 Avril 1917" below a prominent AMQS of his Violin Concerto in A minor with the tempo marking "Allegro moderato, dolce ed espress."  Small crease to the upper right corner tip, else fine.  6.75 x 9.25 inches (17.1 x 23.5 cm.). Read More...

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67. [Composers] Grainger, Percy. (1882–1961).
Autograph Signature

Autograph signature from the important English composer, penned on a small album leaf. Light toning, slightly unevenly trimmed; overall in fine condition. 5.75 x 3.25 inches (14.5 x 8.5 cm).

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68. [Composers] Grieg, Edvard. (1843-1907).
Enormous 1895 Photograph for the Bechstein Piano Company

Enormous portrait photograph with facsimile inscription to the Bechstein piano company, and signed also in facsimile "Edvard Grieg" on the mount. Photograph with the printed credit "Handkupferdruck v. O. Felsing, Charlottenburg", the facsimile text reads:  Read More...

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69. [Composers] Handel, George Frederic. (1685-1759).
A New Edition of Six Concertos for the Harpsichord or Organ

London: Printed for Wright & Wilkinson Successors to the late Mr. Walsh. [ca. 1784]. Title page; v.b.; [i] 2-18, 20-48 pp. Engraved throughout.  The whole disbound, loose pages contained in a contemporary paper and cloth wrapper, ticket affixed to front cover reading "No. 177 Library Book./ Handel's Six Concerto's./ I. Hedgley,/ No. 12., Ebury Street, Pimlico,/ Music Seller, and Tuner,/ by Appointment to/ H.R.M. the Princess Augusta./ Music lent out on hire."  Later ownership signature "B. Gipps" written to upper right corner, armorial bookplate of the musician Ernest Bryan Gipps, brother of the composer Ruth and leader of the Folkestone Municipal Orchestra in the 1930s, affixed to inside cover, occasional notations written throughout in an early hand, heavy toning to outer wrapper else in fine condition.  10 x 12.5 inches (25.4 x 37.8 cm.). Smith 16 (p. 227). 

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70. [Composers] [Haydn, Joseph. (1732–1809)].
"A Grand Selection...First Act of The Creation" - Original 1817 Broadside

Original broadside for a Friday, March 14, 1817 concert at Theatre Royal, Covent Garden featuring the "First Act of The Creation, Composed by Dr. Haydn," "Two Grand Miscellaneous Acts," a rendition of "God Save the King," and a performance of Concerto on Violin by one Miss Tremean.  Creases and rough edges, uneven trim and tear in lower right corner, but overall in fine condition.  Approximately 8.25 x 12.25 inches (21.3 x 42.5 cm). Read More...

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71. [Composers] [Haydn, Joseph. (1732–1809)] Salomon, Johann Peter. (1745–1815).
"Six English Canzonets" - SIGNED

"Six English Canzonets with an Accompaniment for the Piano Forte, Composed and most humbly dedicated To the Queen (with Her Majesty's most gracious permission)." London: Printed for the Author, adn Sold by Birchall. [1802]. Upright folio. Title; 2 - 24 pp. Engraved throughout. Signed at the foot of page two by the German musical impresario best remembered for bringing Haydn to London in the 1790s. Title separated at spine, disbound from a larger volume and otherwise in fine condition, with alternate continuous pagination written in an early hand to upper corners and one note alteration, possibly in the hand of the composer.   9.5 x 13.5 inches (24.1 x 34.3 cm.).  Together with an unsigned copy of "A Second Set of Six English Canzonets" by Salomon. London: Printed for the Author, and Sold at Birchall's. [1807]. Upright folio. Title; 1 - 20 pp. Engraved throughout. Title separated at spine, disbound from a larger volume and otherwise in fine condition, with alternate continuous pagination written in an early hand to upper corners.  Read More...

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72. [Composers] Ives, Charles. (1874-1954).
Signed Check and Framed Artifacts from his Home

Personal check, 8.5 x 3, filled out in another hand and signed by Ives, "Charles E. Ives," payable to New Music Edition for $50, July 1, 1946. Matted and framed with artifacts from Ives's Connecticut home, including two pieces of wood and a portion of hand painted wall paper, together with an original photograph of the home, to an overall size of 11.75 x 10.75. In fine condition, together with a second snapshot photograph of the home, mounted to the frame verso.  Read More...

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73. [Composers] [Lunatic] Beyer, Ferdinand. (1803–1863).
"Serenade: The Last Waltz of a Lunatic"

Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co. [between 1858 and 1861]. Disbound upright folio.  For piano, No. 7 from Soirées musicales, Op. 109, first published 1851.  Title; 2-7 pp.  Engraved throughout. Seller's stamp to lower edge of cover, "Woodhams Bro's/ Dealers in all kinds of/ Musical/ Merchandise/ No. 48/ Burdick St.,/ Kalamazoo, Mich."  Light foxing, some ghost foxing of music to some facing pages, wear to spine, else in fine condition.  10.5 x 13.5 inches (26.7 x 34.4 cm.). Read More...

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74. [Composers] [Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Felix. (1809–1847)].
Original 1851 Leipzig Conservatory Program on the Anniversary of the Composer's Death

Original program from a Leipzig Conservatorium der Musik concert on 4th November, 1851. 2 pp., scattered foxing, mild surface creases, overall very fine. 7.25 x 9.5 inches (18.5 x 24 cm.) Read More...

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75. [Composers] [Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. (1756 - 1791)] Kemble, Charles. (1775 - 1856) Liston, John. (1776–1846) Stephens, Catherine. (1794–1882).
"After which (15th time with some omissions), the Opera of The Marriage of Figaro" - Original 1819 Broadside

Original broadside from a program at the Theatre Royal, Covent-Garden on Friday, July 9, 1819, including performances of Richard Brinsley Sheridan's School for Scandal and Mozart's masterful comic opera The Marriage of Figaro, presented "with some omissions," also noting that "The Overture and Musick selected chiefly from Mozart's Opera - The new Musick composed, & the whole arranged & adapted to the English Stage by Mr. BISHOP." Figures of note include opera singer and Countess of Essex Catherine Stephens along with actors Charles Kemble and John Liston.  Creases and rough edges, but overall in fine condition for its age. Approximately 8.25 x 12.25 inches (21.3 x 42.5 cm). Read More...

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76. [Composers] [Nashville, Tennessee] Weber, Christian Heinrich. (1812 - ?) [Weber, Henry.].
"The Storm: An Imitation of Nature Composed for the Piano"

Nashville, Tennessee: C.D. Benson. 1858. First. Disbound upright folio.  9 pp.  Lithograph.  Composed by Henry Weber for solo piano.  Stamp to lower edge ("Charles Bunce/ Brooklyn"), pagination in ink to upper corners, foxing, several edge tears including some with paper repairs, adhesive strips in margins of final two pages, else fine.  9.75 x 13 inches (24.8 x 33 cm.). Read More...

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77. [Composers] Paganini, Nicolò. (1782–1840).
Autograph Concert Program Signed FIVE times

Handwritten plan for a concert penned by Paganini, signed five times, "Paganini," one page, 7.75 x 6.75, Academie Royale de Musique, Paris letterhead, no date [ca. 1831]. Paganini outlines a plan for a Friday concert, writing four lines in Italian, each finishing with his surname. Among the pieces are the first part of his B Minor Concerto, what is understood to be his Religiosa introduzione al Rondo del Campanello, an sonata played only on his fourth string with variations on a martial tune, and a Larghetto and variations on a theme by Rossini. In part: "1. Prima parte di un Concerto in Si minore composto e eseguito dal Paganini, 2. Introduzione religiosa expressamente composta del Paganini, e Rondo allegretto obbligato ad un Campanella Composta, ed eseguito del Paganini, 3. Sonata di un Canto appassionato, e Variazioni Sopra un tema marziale Composta, ed eseguito sulla sola 4ta corda dal Paganini, 4. Larghetto, e variazioni sopra un Tema di Rossini Composta ed eseguito dal Paganini." Mounted and framed to an overall size of 10.25 x 9.25. In fine condition.  Read More...

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78. [Composers] Paganini, Nicolò. (1782–1840).
Autograph Signature and Portrait

Bold signature from the violin virtuoso, clipped from the close of a letter.  Creases, else fine.  5 x 2.25 inches (12.7 x 6.2 cm.). Together with a later sepia portrait gravure, 7 x 9.5 inches. 

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79. [Composers] Paganini, Nicolò. (1782–1840).
1828 Vienna Concert Broadside from his first International Tour

Very rare concert broadside from the legendary violinist's first international tour, advertising a June 6, 1828 performance in Vienna at "the Hoftheater next to the Kärntinerthore [sic]."  The "Kammer-Virtuoso" was to perform several of his own pieces including the Violin Concerto No. 2 in B minor and two compositions based on works by Rossini, the first a sonata with variations on the Preghiera from Mosè, and the second the debut performance of a Larghetto and Variations of a Cavatine (possibly Paganini’s Introduction and Variations on the Cavatina ‘Di tanti palpiti’ from Rossini’s opera ‘Tancredi’).  Program punctuated by movements from "Mozart's Symphony in C major" and two arias sung by Antonia Bianchi -  a "Cavatine" from Pacini's La sposa fedele and an unidentified scene and aria with variations. On laid paper with watermark "A B" and measuring 7.75 x 13.25 inches (19.5 x 33.7 centimeters).  In fine condition, with small losses along the upper blank edge, unobtrusive nicks and small stains to edges. We have located no other examples of broadsides from the great virtuoso's Viennese concerts having ever appeared at auction or recorded in Worldcat.   Read More...

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80. [Composers] [Saint-Saëns, Camille. (1835-1921)] [Fauré, Gabriel. (1845–1924)].
Portrait in the National Guard

Interesting early photographic reproduction, enhanced and colored in ink and gouache, of a portrait of the French composer in his National Guard uniform, apparently the original drawing by composer Gabriel Faure and subsequently reproduced photographically and enhanced by a childhood friend.  Identified lower right in ink (translated from the French) "Copy made by Mr. Edouard Thosel/ childhood friend of St. Saëns (1912)," and lower right "Camille Saint-Saëns/ in the national guard/ 1870/ copy of a sketch/ by Gabriel Fauré."  Paper mounted to backing board.  Chipping to board corners, else fine.  7.25 x 9.5 inches (18.5 x 24 cm). Highly unusual!

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