Summer 2021 Catalogue


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141. [Jazz & Song] [Ellington, Duke. (1899–1974)] Gottlieb, William. (1917–2006).
Original 1947 Photograph - Signed by the Photographer

Original William Gottlieb black and white photograph of the important American jazz composer, bandleader and pianist, circa 1946-48; printed circa 1979. Gottlieb, who has signed his name and added a copyright symbol to the lower left, captures Ellington mid-laugh in the reflection of his dressing room mirror.  Gelatin silver print, printed later.  Photographer stamp to verso.  In fine condition.  Sight: 10.5 x 13.5 inches (26.7 x 34.3 cm.), framed to 16.75 x 21 inches (42.5 x 53.3 cm.). Read More...

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142. [Jazz & Song] Evans, Bill. (1929–1980) & Russell, George. (1923–2009).
"Living Time" – Signed LP to Chico O'Farrill

"Living Time" album signed and inscribed on the reverse in ink by Evans and Russell to composer Chico O'Farrill, "Chico, a pleasure to see you here! / Best always, Bill Evans" and "To my good friends Chico and Lupe / Peace, Sanity, Humanity / George." On the liner notes of the 1972 album, Russell describes the music as "a view of the entire musical scene of today, synthesizing elements of pop, rock, avant-garde jazz and neo-classic 'new music'".  Columbia Stereo KC 31490, together with the record.  In fine condition. Read More...

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143. [Jazz & Song] Farmer, Art. (1928–1999).
"Cadet" - Signed LP

Signed Cadet LP (Victor Musical Industries P 75) inscribed on the verso of sleeve by the influential and prolific jazz trumpeter "To Julien – who knows where it is, & love, love / Art, Brussels, Feb. 18, 1976 / King of Brussels." Sleeve edges worn, record not tested, but overall in apparently fine condition.

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144. [Jazz & Song] [Goodman, Benny. (1909–1986)] Gottlieb, William. (1917–2006).
Original Photograph - Signed by Photographer

Original William Gottlieb black and white photograph of the great jazz clarinetist known as the "King of Swing," circa 1946-48; printed circa 1979.  The photographer has signed his name and added a copyright symbol to the lower right.  In fine condition.  Sight: 10.75 x 13.25 inches (27.3 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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145. [Jazz & Song] Guilbert, Yvette. (1865–1944) [Béranger, Pierre-Jean de. (1780–1857)].
"Ma grand-mère" - Autograph Quotation Signed

Autograph signed quotation from the influential French actress and cabaret singer immortalized in a number of works by prominent Belle Époque poster artists Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Jules Chéret, who has penned an excerpt from "Ma grand-mère" by French poet Pierre-Jean de Béranger, "Combien je regrette / mon bras si dodu / ma jambe bien faite / et le temps perdu! / from a chanson de Béranger: 'La Grand-mère / Yvette Guilbert / Le 1er October / 1906."  Edges toned and chipped not affecting text, paperclip stain to upper edge, else in fine condition.  6.25 x 8 inches (15.9 x 20.3 cm.).

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146. [Jazz & Song] Guilbert, Yvette. (1865–1944) .
Three Original Harcourt Photographs, 1934

Trio of original doubleweight silver gelatin Harcourt of Paris photographs of the French actress and cabaret singer immortalized in a number of works by prominent Belle Époque poster artists Henri Toulouse-Lautrec and Jules Chéret, dated August 1934 to verso.  In very fine condition. Signed in white at the bottom left corner by the French photography studio, renowned since the 1930s for their glamorous portraits of film stars and celebrities. 7 x 9.25 inches (17.8 x 23.5 cm.). Read More...

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147. [Jazz & Song] Haley, Bill. (1925–1981) & Pingatore, Frank. (1930–2012).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of Bill Haley and Frank Pingatore, composers of the 1955 Bill Haley & His Comets single "Two Hound Dogs," posing with two dogs in front of a crowd outside of a concert venue advertising a Haley show.  Signed to verso by Haley and Pingatore, along with an inscription in an unknown hand, possibly that of Pingatore, reading "Rhythm + Blues / Thank you."  Very fine.  3.5 x 7.6 inches (8.9 x 19 cm.). Read More...

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148. [Jazz & Song] Rich, Buddy. (1917–1987).
"Big Swing Face" - Signed LP

UK pressing of the 1967 LP Big Swing Face by The Buddy Rich Big Band, with sleeve signed to verso by the jazz drummer and bandleader billed in his heyday as "the world's greatest drummer," known for his virtuoso technique, power, speed, and ability to improvise.  The album, recorded live at the Chez in Hollywood, was released in the United States by Pacific Jazz.  Liberty Records LBL 83042.  Light wear and toning to sleeve, else in fine condition.  Record has not been playtested but appears to be NM+.

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149. [Jazz & Song] Rich, Buddy. (1917–1987).
"Mercy, Mercy" - Signed LP

UK pressing of the 1968 LP Mercy, Mercy by The Buddy Rich Big Band, with sleeve signed to verso by the jazz drummer and bandleader billed in his heyday as "the world's greatest drummer," known for his virtuoso technique, power, speed, and ability to improvise.  The album, recorded live at Caesar's Palace, was released in the United States by Pacific Jazz.  Liberty Records LBL 83168E.  Light wear and toning to sleeve verso, else in fine condition.  Record has not been playtested but appears to be NM+.

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150. [Jazz & Song] Rich, Buddy. (1917–1987).
"The Driver" - Signed LP

UK pressing of the 1965 LP The Driver by Buddy Rich and His Orchestra, with sleeve signed to verso by the jazz drummer and bandleader billed in his heyday as "the world's greatest drummer," known for his virtuoso technique, power, speed, and ability to improvise.  The album was released in the United States by EmArcy Records in 1960.  Wing Records WL1182.  Some wear and toning to sleeve, record has not been playtested but appears to be NM+.

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151. [Jazz & Song] Rollins, Sonny. (b. 1930).
Signed Photograph

Signed Milestone Records promotional photograph of the jazz great, who has inscribed "Best Wishes / to Steve / Sonny Rollins" and decorated the margins with little sixteenth notes.  In very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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152. [Jazz & Song] Smith, Willie "The Lion". (1893–1973).
"Piano Solos by Willie Smith The Lion of the Piano" - Signed LP

Signed 1961 Commodore LP (FL 30, 003) from the jazz pianist, inscribed "To Gus from Willie the Lion". The vinyl has not been tested but exhibits two scratches on the A side, left spine of sleeve with some wear, else fine.

Willie "The Lion" Smith was an American jazz pianist and one of the masters of the stride style, usually grouped with James P. Johnson and Thomas "Fats" Waller as the three greatest practitioners of the genre in its golden age, from about 1920 to 1943.


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153. [Jazz & Song] White, Josh. (1914–1969) [Shelton, Robert. (b. 1933)].
"The Josh White Song Book" – Signed and Inscribed

Chicago: Quadrangle Books. 1963. 3rd printing . The Josh White Song Book: The Songs and Struggles of America's Greatest Folk Singer, by Robert Shelton, with Illustrations by Stu Gross, signed and inscribed by White to inner front cover. In full: "To my man Bill and his love Punkin. But we call her Lucious and you are / I wish you nothing but the best of good luck and loads of love always. Your guy / Josh." Paperback. 9 x 12 inches. 171pp.  Also includes a brief autograph comment from White at part 9 of the biography, about his testimony before the House Unamerican Activities Committee, HUAC; White was charged with singing for Communists after a tour of Europe. The discussion, mainly his defense, takes up 12 of Robert Shelton's 44 pages of history, and is annotated on page 30 "check this every bit ok? -JW".   Followed by 57 of Josh's songs with all the lyrics and music, including the definitive "Delia's Gone" and a superb version of "In the Pines"/Little Girl", here as "Black Girl." Heavy wear to spine and cover extremeties, else fine. Read More...

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154. [Dance] Balanchine, George. (1904–1983).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the choreographer known as the father of American ballet.  Stamp to lower margin reads "Nov. 27 1973."  In very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm).

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155. [Dance] Balanchine, George. (1904–1983) & Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971) .
1957 "Agon" Rehearsal Photograph

Original photograph of the choreographer known as the father of American ballet and the great composer in discussion during a 1957 rehearsal for Agon. Various stamps on the verso, including for the later New York City Ballet Stravinsky festival in 1972.  In very fine condition, together with a printed NYCB Press Office photograph mailer, ca. 1972.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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156. [Dance] [Ballets Russes] [Nijinsky, Waslaw. (1889–1950)] Stravinsky, Igor. (1882–1971).
Le Sacre du Printemps. Réduction pour piano à quatre mains par l’auteur.

Berlin; Moscou; St. Pétersbourg: Édition Russe de Musique (Russischer Musikverlag G.M.B.H.). 1913. First edition. Upright folio. 1f., 89pp [PN] 196. Hardcover. Wrappers mounted over tan buckram boards. Corners of boards nicked, tape affixed to lower spine, two small holes to the half title, else clean and in a good state. DeLerma S3, p. 80. CPM 54 p.444; Kirchmeyer: "Kommentiertes Verzeichnis Der Werke & Werkausgaben Igor Strawinskys bis 1971," pp.115-126. The first edition of the corrected version, published within a year of the first version. The full score was not published until 1921. Read More...

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157. [Dance] Hines, Gregory. (1946–2003).
Signed Photograph in "White Knights"

Signed promotional photograph of the actor and dancer in the 1985 musical film White Knights, which costarred Mikhail Baryshnikov.  Hines has inscribed, "To Paul / Gregory Hines."  Very fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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Moscow: Isdatelhstwo "Iskustwo". 1965. Signed volume from the Soviet-born ballerina, choreographer, director, and actress who embodied the Bolshoi Theater in the second half of the twentieth century. She has signed boldly in black ink on the title page "Maya Plisetskaya" Unpaginated. Black and white illustrations throughout, text in English, French, and Russian. Hardcover with illustrated boards. Corners bumped, upper cm of spine perished, else very good. 8.5 x 10.75 inches (21 x 27 cm). Read More...

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159. [Dance] Rubinstein, Ida. (1885–1960) [Ravel, Maurice. (1875–1937)] [Ansermet, Ernst. (1883–1969)].
Original 1929 La Scala Broadside Poster, including Ravel's "La Valse"

Original La Scala broadside from the week of March 14–21, 1929. The featured artist, Ida Rubinstein, danced roles choreographed by Bronislava Nijinska: the role of Pysche in Le nozze di Amore e Psiche, music by J. S. Bach, orchestrated by Honegger; La Bien-Aimée, music by Schubert and Liszt, orchestrated by Milhaud; and the choreographic poem Valse, music by Ravel. The orchestra directed by Ernest Ansermet, with scenarios and set designs by Alexandre Benois, and couture for Mme. Rubinstein by Casa Paquin. Published by the Edizioni S. E. S., Officine Grafiche Manifesti Confalonieri at 4, via Barbavara in Milano. Affixed with ten-lira revenue stamp (marca da bollo) at upper right corner. Printed on thin paper, 10.5 x 15 inches (27 x 38 cm), in fine condition. Read More...

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160. [Dance] Slavenska, Mia. (1916–2002).
Signed Photograph

Signed Constantine of L.A. photograph of the Croatian-born American prima ballerina en pointe.  Moderate rippling to upper portion of image, else fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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