Summer 2021 Catalogue


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121. [Opera] Price, Leontyne. (b. 1927).
Signed Photograph

Early igned photograph of the great American soprano, who has signed "Sincerely, / Leontyne Price." Light surface crease to lower left corner, else in very fine condition.  An ideal uninscribed example. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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122. [Opera] Price, Leontyne. (b. 1927).
Signed Photograph in "Turandot"

Signed photograph of the great American soprano in costume as Liù, in the 1961 Met production of Puccini's Turandot, with a pristine inscription to the upper left corner reading "Sincerely, / Leontyne Price."  An excellent early, clear example of her signature.  In fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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123. [Opera] [Puccini, Giacomo. (1858–1924)] Bergonzi, Carlo. (1924–2014).
Signed Photograph as Pinkerton

8 x 10 inch glossy Louis Melancon photograph, boldly signed by the popular Italian tenor here shown in costume as Pinkerton in Puccini's "Madame Butterfly." Small green ink smudges, else fine.

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124. [Opera] [Puccini, Giacomo. (1858–1924)] Fleta, Miguel. (1897–1938).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Elusive signed Schlattman of Mexico postcard photograph of the Spanish Tenor, who has inscribed "al señor / Alberto Rimoldi / sinceramente / M Fleta / B. Aires 1923."  Signed photographs of Fleta are exceedingly rare, given his untimely death at the age of 45 from kidney disease.  Light silvering, else in fine condition.  3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.9 x 14 cm.). Read More...

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125. [Opera] Puccini, Giacomo. (1858–1924) [Mugnone, Leopoldo. (1858–1941)].
Original Telegrams to Mugnone

Pair of original telegrams from the composer to the influential Italian conductor who led, among many others, the premieres of Cavalleria Rusticana and Tosca. Florence, 16.II.1897 and 29. I. 1902. The earlier with Mugnone's autograph draft for a reply. Browned, small tears to margins.  9.5 x 7 inches (24.1 x 17.8 cm.) and 9.3 x 7 inches (23.6 x 17.8 cm.), respectively. Read More...

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126. [Opera] Puccini, Giacomo. (1858–1924) [Farrar, Geraldine. (1882–1967)].
Turandot, "Tu che di gel sei cinta" - From the Collection of Geraldine Farrar

Milano: G. Ricordi & C.. 1926. Turandot, Drama Lirico in Tre Atti e Cinque Quadri di. G. Adami e R. Simoni. Pezzi Staccati per Canto e Pianoforte. Atto III. Liu: Tu che di gel sei cinta. Upright folio. [PN] 12027. 4 pp. An unusual and beautiful copy of this great aria, illustrated on the cover with the magnificent color and gilt portrait by Umberto Brunelleschi, who designed the costumes for the first performance. This edition of a single aria was published along with several others in 1926, nearly coinciding with the publication of the first edition of the piano and vocal score and with the first performance of the opera (at Teatro all Scala, Milan, April 25, 1926). The spine reinforced with tape, a few chips to the rear wrapper edges, this copy is otherwise in  fine condition. From the Collection of leading Soprano, Geraldine Farrar, known in particular for her Puccini roles. With a few minor pencil notations in her hand, an important and rare copy.

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127. [Opera] Puccini, Giacomo. (1858–1924).
Vintage Photograph

Excellent original sepia full length vintage press photograph of the great composer, with a press clipping on the verso noting the 5th anniversary of his death.  In fine condition.  5 x 7 inches (13 x 18 cm.).

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128. [Opera] Rubini, Giovanni Battista. (1794–1854).
Autograph Receipt Signed from London

Rare autograph document from the great Italian tenor, a signed receipt that reads, in full (translated from the Italian): "I received £500 sterling of five hundred due, in payment for the month of May. / 1st of June, 1830 Gio. Battista Rubini."  Stamped seal to document reads "Receipt / B / Seven / Shillings / Six / Pence / Under £1000."  Light foxing, mounting remnant to verso, else in fine condition.  7.5 x 3.25 inches (19 x 8.2 cm.). Read More...

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129. [Opera] Russell, Anna. (1911–2006).
Signed Souvenir Program

Signed souvenir program celebrating the incomparable British-Canadien singer and comedienne, who has inscribed "Paul / Best wishes / Anna Russell" to an inside page.  The program contains numerous photographs of Russell in roles throughout her career.  16 pp.  Fine.  9 x 12 inches (22.9 x 30.5 cm.). Read More...

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130. [Opera] Scotto, Renata. (b. 1934).
Signed Photograph

Signed Christian Steiner photograph of the Italian soprano and opera director, who has signed to the left margin.  Metropolitan Opera Press Department label to verso.  Fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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131. [Opera] Scovotti, Jeanette. (b. 1936).
Signed Photograph in "Boris Godunov"

Signed Louis Mélançon photograph of the American coloratura soprano in costume as Kseniya (identified by stamp to verso as "Xenia") in a production of Mussorgsky's Boris Godunov.  Scovotti has inscribed "To Paul– / Sincerely / Jeanette Scovotti."  Metropolitan Opera Press Department stamp to verso.  Wear to edges, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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132. [Opera] Seefried, Irmgard (1919–1988).
Signed Photograph in "Meistersinger"

Signed photograph of the important German soprano, a frequent collaborator with Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, inscribed "To Paul! / Irmgard Seefried."  Stamp to verso identifies her as "Leading Soprano / Vienna Opera."  Fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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133. [Opera] Sills, Beverly. (1929–2007).
Signed Photograph

Early signed Kerr of New York photograph of the marvelous soprano whose silvery voice and ebullient personality made her one of the best-loved stars of her generation.  Sills has inscribed "To Paul / with Best Wishes / Beverly Sills."  Fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.32 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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134. [Opera] Simionato, Giulietta. (1910–2010).
Signed Photograph in "Aida"

Signed photograph of the Italian mezzo-soprano in costume as Amneris in a Metropolitan Opera production of Giuseppe Verdi's Aida.  Simionato has inscribed "Pour Paul / Giulietta Simionato."  Partial press blurb to verso regarding an April 23rd performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera.  Surface wear to lower left corner filled in with sharpie, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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135. [Opera] Streich, Rita. (1920–1987).
Signed Photograph in "Die Zauberflöte"

Stunning signed photograph of the Russian-born lyric soprano in costume as the Queen of the Night for a Teatro Colón production of Die Zauberflöte.  Streich has inscribed to the lower portion of the image "To Paul / cordially / Rita Streich."  White signature of the photograph lower right, stamp to verso reads "'Alfa Foto' / Teatro Colon / Buenos Aires."  The production, under the baton of Sir Thomas Beecham, was recorded in 1958.  Light wear to edges, signature low contrast, else fine.  7 x 9.25 inches (17.8 x 23.5 cm.). Read More...

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136. [Opera] Tamagno, Francesco. (1850–1905).
Signed Photograph with Printed Visiting Card

Signed Falk of New York photograph of the dramatic tenor, who is shown in costume and has inscribed "À Mis. Cora Russell / F. Tamagno / 16.3.95" to verso.  Some surface creasing, wear to lower right and upper left corner corner, spot of toning to verso, overall in very good condition.  4 x 6.5 inches (10.2 x 16.5 cm.).  Together with a printed Visiting Card of the singer ("TAMAGNO"), in fine condition.  4.25 x 2.75 inches (10.8 x 7 cm.). Read More...

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137. [Jazz & Song] [Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971)] Gottlieb, William. (1917–2006).
Original Photograph - Signed by Photographer

Original William Gottlieb black and white photograph of the great Satchmo, circa 1946-48; printed circa 1979.     Gottlieb, who has signed his name and added a copyright symbol to the lower left, has captured a perspiring Satchmo in mid-performance, his horn raised to his lips.  In fine condition.  Sight: 10.25 x 13.25 inches (26 x 33.6 cm.); framed to 16.75 x 20.75 inches (42.5 x 52.7 cm.).  Literature: The Golden Age of Jazz, Pomegranate Artbooks, 1995, p. 100. Read More...

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138. [Jazz & Song] [Basie, Count. (1904–1984)] Gottlieb, William. (1917–2006).
Original Photograph - Signed by Photographer

Original William Gottlieb black and white photograph of the great jazz pianist, circa 1946-48; printed circa 1979.  Gottlieb, who has signed his name and added a copyright symbol to the lower left, captures an energetic and smiling Basie at the piano.  In fine condition.  Sight: 10.75 x 13.25 inches (27.3 x 33.6 cm.); framed to 17.75 x 21.75 inches (45.1 x 55.2 cm.).  Literature: The Golden Age of Jazz, Pomegranate Artbooks, 1995, p. 100. Read More...

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139. [Jazz & Song] Davis, Miles. (1926–1991).
"Tutu" - Signed Album Sleeve with Sketch

Rare signed promotional album by the legendary jazz trumpeter, signed and inscribed on the separate inner sleeve in red ballpoint, "To Katy / Miles," with a great abstract sketch of a trumpeter to the right side. The record is included. Minor wear along the edges; in overall fine condition. Read More...

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140. [Jazz & Song] Davis, Miles. (1926–1991) & Cobb, Jimmie. (1929–2020).
Signed 1960 Great Britain Tour Program

Program for The Miles Davis Quintet's 1960 tour of Great Britain, signed inside in blue ballpoint by Miles Davis (to his full page portrait photograph on inside front cover) and by Jimmie Cobb (beside his inset portrait photograph on separate sheet).  In fine condition, with the Cobb page detached from the program.  8.25 x 10.5 inches.  Read More...

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