Winter 2011 Catalogue


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41. Campra, André. (1660 - 1744).
Les parodies nouvelles, et les vaudevilles inconnus

Paris: Jean-Baptiste-Christophe Ballard. [1730]. First edition. Volume 1, for unaccompanied voice, noted in soprano clef. [12], 128 pp. Oblong (20 x 27 cm.), full vellum. Armorial Ex-Libris ("Trois Canards") bookplate of Madame Geneviève Thibault, Comtesse de Chambure (1902 – 1975), important early music scholar and one of the greatest modern collectors of manuscript and printed music (most of her library in Neuilly-sur-Seine was bequeathed to the BNP). A few small stains and creases, scattered small worming, sometimes within the plates, overall good. RISM B/II, p. 280. A rare volume of songs and parodies chiefly by Campra. Read More...

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42. Caruso, Enrico. (1873-1921).
Unusual Signed Photograph

A highly unusual signed Mirror/Multi-photograph of the great tenor, taken at the Myers-Cope Co. photography studio in Atlantic City, NJ. Caruso is shown playing cards at a round table with five surrounding images of himself. The image was made with two mirrors that multiply the images of the subject and only the back view is real while the other four are reflections. This example has been boldly signed "Enrico Caruso / 1916" and is in very fine and crisp condition. 8.7 x 13.7 cm.

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43. Caruso, Enrico. (1873-1921) & Ponselle, Rosa. (1897-1981).
Original Photograph in "Forza."

One of the most iconic of all opera photographs, a very rare original doubleweight 11 x 14 inch photograph by White of NY of the legendary "La Forza del Destino" trio last act image from the Met's creation of the opera and the soprano's debut opposite Enrico Caruso and José Mardones. Edges and corners creased and somewhat worn, overall fine. A rich and highly detailed original print, very rare as such.

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44. Coltrane, John. (1926–1967).
Self-Portrait Drawing

Original work of art from the saxophonist, band leader, and composer whose brilliant improvisatory skills and experimental spirit made him one of the most influential and highly regarded musicians in the history of jazz. An original pen and ink drawing showing Coltrane in profile playing his saxophone, from which stylized notes of music appear to be emenating on both sides. Above this, Coltrane has also drawn a woman's head, and below, several additional figures including a side-profile figure of a second man and variations of the letter "B B B B" and a stylized "H." Just to the right of the figure with the saxophone, Coltrane has penned what appear to be his stylized initials, J C. Accomplished on a legal folio size sheet of musical letterhead ca. 1955-1959. A large ink smear travels from the upper right corner to middle, light wear to left margin and a few negligible creases, overall very good condition and visually striking. From the original Coltrane family estate sale.

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A remakable letter of congratulations after a competition, signed by 17 members of the 1851 Comité de L'Association des Artistes musiciens, including Adolphe Adam, Ambroise Thomas, Triebert, Gautier, Taylor, Debez, Labro aîné, Victor Petiton, Prumier père, Rignault aîné, Zimmerman, Laty, Panseron, Taskin, Edouard Monnais. 1 page, in very fine condition. Read More...

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46. Crosby, Bing. (1903–1977).
Original Photograph

Original 10 x 13 inch doubleweight photograph by Hal McAlpin of Bing "tuning up the vocal cords for a few chords in Paramount's 'Mississippi.'" Very fine.

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47. Crosby, Bing. (1903–1977) [Rogers, Will. (1879–1935)] [Madriguera, Enric. (1904–1975)].
Autograph Manuscript of "Home on the Range" used in 1935 NBC Will Rogers memorial broadcast

Interesting autograph manuscript of the complete lyrics to "Home on the Range," written out in full in pencil by Crosby on 7 cards (each 10 x 15 cm), mounted to 2 large album pages (39.5 x 28 cm) and signed at the conclusion. From the estate of jazz musician, Tony Sacco and sold together with three supporting pieces, outlining the remarkable circumstances in which this manuscript was written and obtained. According to a typed note affixed to the album sheet (the final line in pen in Sacco's hand): Read More...

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48. Cui, César. (1835-1918) .
Autograph Musical Quotation

Autograph musical quotation from the Russian composer and critic of French-Lithuanian descent, a member of "The Five" or "The Mighty Handful," best known for his operas. The composer has boldly penned on a oblong slip [n.p., 1910], two bars of music from an unidentified composition, possibly from one of his Three Scherzos, Op. 82 composed in the year of the present quotation. 4.3 x 14 cm and in very fine condition. Sold together with a reproduction cardstock photograph. Manuscript music and AMQS from Cui are highly uncommon.

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49. Dallapiccola, Luigi. (1904–1975).
Important Autograph Manuscript, "Ulysses."

Oblong autograph musical manuscript in pencil on printed ruled manuscript paper, 22.5 x 32.5 cm. Title with date, inscription and dedication at head of first page, in blue ink: "from 'Ulysses' (Prologue, 3rd Episode) ['Nausikaa'] to Mr. & Mrs. J. Ferntree, Luigi Dallapiccola / July 12th, 1967, Berlin." Full score music, p. 1 - 4. With the original transmissal envelope, addressed by the composer and bearing a second signature in the return address. Both items dated before the the premiere of the work in Berlin later that year. Read More...

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50. Dallapiccola, Luigi. (1904–1975).
Signed Libretto, "Ulisse."

Milano: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni. 1968. An unusual signed libretto from the great Italian composer and pianist, who inscribes on the titlepage to the influential conductor, Vittorio Gui (1885 - 1975): "Al carissimo Vittorio Gui, con antica ammirazione, con antica amicizia. Maggio 1972, Luigi Dallapiccola." 48 pp. In very fine condition. Read More...

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51. Debussy, Claude. (1862-1918).
Pelléas et Mélisande. Drame lyrique en 5 actes et 12 tableaux de Maurice Maeterlinck [...]. Partition pour piano et chant.

Paris: E. Fromont. [1902]. First Edition . 3 ff. (title, dedication, table), 283 pp. [PN] 1416. Vocal score, folio, publisher’s green cloth gilt. Publisher’s numbering on last flyleaf: no. 934. Binding somewhat rubbed and shaken, endpapers foxed and inscribed ("from a distant relative of Carreno to Maestro Simone Charol"), ownership stamps ("Biblioteca Privata - Ex Libris Maestro Simon Charol, Roma-New York"), but otherwise clean throughout. From the library of conductor, Simon Charol. Read More...

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52. Debussy, Claude. (1862-1918).
Pelléas et Mélisande. Drame lyrique en 5 actes et 12 tableaux de Maurice Maeterlinck [...]. Partition pour piano et chant. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY

Paris: A. Durand & fils, [E. Fromont]. [1907]. Second Edition. Large 4to. iii (blank); frontis illustration; 310 pp. [PN] 6953. Inscribed by Debussy on the title page "à Madamoiselle Germaine Poyet / Hommage respectueux sympatique. Claude Debussy 9. X. 09." Original printed paper wrappers. Fragile spine chipped and with minor losses, otherwise in very fine condition throughout. Signed scores from Debussy are uncommon. Read More...

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53. Delius, Frederick. (1862–1934).
Autograph Letter to Barbirolli

1 page, 4to, Grez-sur-Loing, February 19, 1934. To the English conductor, Sir John Barbirolli (1899-1970), most closely associated with his work. The present letter, dictated to his wife and accomplished in her hand, congratulates Barbirolli and his orchestra on a performance of his "Brigg Fair: an English Rhapsody" at Leeds: "What pleased me especially was that I felt you were in entire sympathy with the work and that every important point and delicate shade you never failed to bring out." Boldly signed by Delius himself at the conclusion. Lightly toned overall, else fine. Read More...

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54. Delius, Frederick. (1862–1934) [Herrmann, Bernard. (1911–1975)].
Eine Messe des Lebens. Für Soli, Chor und Grosses Orchester. Nach Nietzsches Zarathustra zusammengestellt von F. Cassirer.

Berlin: Verlag Harmonie. [1905]. First edition. Klavierauszug mit Deutschen Worten von Otto Singer / Engl. Worte. v. John Bernhoff. Upright folio (27cm x 33cm), 210 pp. Original wrappers printed in red, scattered foxing to covers, spine heavily chipped at extremeties, otherwise in very fine condition. With the 1908 ownership signature on the upper front wrapper of English pianist, Arthur Alexander (1891 - ?) and with the later ownership signature of composer, Bernard Hermann on the title page. Threlfall II/4. Read More...

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55. Doré, Gustave. (1832 - 1883).
Gouache Painting, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza Asleep

Rare original gouache painting on blue paper. 3-7/8 x 6-1/4 inches, matted and framed. The painting showing Quixote and Sancho Panza asleep under a tree, the moon in the background. Apparently a variation on the final image which appeared in Doré's celebrated illustrated Don Quixote on page 66 of Volume II. Read More...

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A fine original 8 x 6 inch press photograph of the celebrated couple, August 13, 1967. Captioned on the verso "A Musical Evening - An impromptu musical evening, recorded at The Queen Elizabeth Hall."

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57. du Pré, Jacqueline. (1945–1987) [Farrow, Mia. (b. 1945)].
Collection of Letters to Mia Farrow

Five very rare letters from the great cellist who died so tragically young, addressed to Mia Farrow, leading American actress, singer, fashion model and now UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. The typed and handwritten letters date from 1977 to 1978 and concern evenings spent together and Farrow's travels. All in very fine condition, 1-2 pp. each, the three longest letters all handwritten and signed "Jackie," with the two shorter ones both typed and with typed signatures. With their original transmissal envelopes (three of which signed "Jacqueline Barenboim" or "J. Barenboim," the largest of the letters measuring 8 x 6.25 inches. From the collection of Mia Farrow. Read More...

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58. Dunham, Katherine. (1909 - 2006).
Signed Photograph

Signed and inscribed photograph of the African-American dancer and choreographer best known as founder and director of the dance company which bore her name and for her appearances in such films as Star Spangled Rhythm and Stormy Weather. 3.25 x 5.5 inches. Mounting traces on verso and otherwise in very fine condition.

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59. Dylan, Bob. (b. 1941).
Signed "Basement Tapes" Album

In blue marker, Bob Dylan has boldly signed the front cover of "The Basement Tapes" album. Originally recorded in 1966 as Dylan recovered from a motorcycle accident, these recordings were widely circulated in bootleg form until Columbia Records finally released the "official" album in 1975. 12" x 12". Album cover and vinyl is NRMT-.

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60. Fauré, Gabriel. (1845-1924). .
Berceuse pour Violon (ou Violoncelle) et Piano. Op. 16

Paris: J. Hamelle. [1890]. Folio, parts for violin/cello and piano: 2, 7 pp. [PN] 1596. Original gray printed wrappers. Wrappers somewhat worn, lower right corners sometimes creased, overall a very nice copy of perhaps the composer's most famous instrumental work. Read More...

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