Winter-Spring 2024 Catalogue


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123. [Conductors] Heger, Robert. (1886–1978).
Signed Photograph

Candid photograph of the German conductor and the German impresario Hans Sellschopp (1891–1978) being greeted by John Charles of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society outside the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool. Matted, with Heger's signature to lower margin.  The location and the persons are identified in the upper margin, in Charles's hand; however, Sellschopp is misspelled "Schellschopff."  Oblong format, 9 x 11 inches (22.7 x 28 cm).  Upper margin stained and slightly bumped; else in fine condition.  Read More...

124. [Conductors] Hiller, Ferdinand. (1811 - 1885).
Carte de Visite Portrait Photograph

Original portrait CDV of the influential German conductor and composer. Without photographer's imprint, some light stray marks in the plate, overall in fine condition.  2.5 x 4 inches (6.5 x 10 cm.). Read More...

Original program from a 1937 performance of Richard Strauss's "Salome" at Covent Garden, under the baton of the celebrated German conductor.  The cast included Else Schulz, Sabine Kalter, Gunnar Graarud, and Paul Schoeffler.  In a very odd pairing, the evening began with a performance of Puccini's "Gianni Schicci" conducted by Francesco Salfi.  4 pp.  In fine condition.  7.5 x 10 inches (19 x 25.4 cm.).

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Opera
Ephemera & Instruments

126. [Conductors] Stokowski, Leopold. (1882–1977) [Engel, Carl. (1883–1944)].
Typed Letter Signed to Carl Engel

Boldly signed TLS from the great conductor to the president of G. Schirmer, Inc., New York.  October 19, 1934.  1 pp.  Personal stationery with Stokowski's Philadelphia address (1716 Rittenhouse Street) printed to foot.  He thanks his correspondent for an invitation to New York but complains about his crowded schedule. In part, "There are so many things I would like to do, like sitting and talking with you, that become brushed aside by things which are really less interesting and yet seem to be more urgent."  10 x 8 inches (6 x 21 cm). Read More...

127. [Conductors] Stransky, Josef. (1872-1936).
Caricature Portrait

Period caricature postcard of the Bohemian conductor, Mahler's successor at the New York Philharmonic Society (1911-1923).  Some sticker remnants to verso, overall fine.  3.3 x 5.3 inches (8.4 x 13.5 cm.).

128. [Conductors] Walter, Bruno. (1876–1962).
Original Photograph with Orchestra

Magnificent original photograph of the German-born conductor, pianist and composer, shown leading an unidentified orchestra, possibly the New York Philharmonic, in a striking image captured from the theatre mezzanine.  Slight creasing to corners, small tear to lower edge, stamps and clippings to verso, else in fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.).

Signed program booklet, Festspiele der Oper zu München 1961.  Softcover, 88 pp.  Signature of Karl Böhm, one of the conductors at the festival, on p. 41.  Signatures of singers: Austrian soprano Wilma LIpp, German tenor Karl Schmitt-Walter and Austrian baritone Otto Wiener (all p. 53), Ukrainian-Austrian mezzo-soprano Ira Malaniuk (p. 57), Austrian mezzo-soprano Lilian Benningsen and German tenor Friedrich Lenz (both p. 61) and American baritone Jess Thomas (p. 69).  Oblong format, 8.5 x 9.25 inches (22 x 23.5 cm).  In fine condition. Read More...

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Opera
Autographs & Manuscripts
Signed title pages and other leaves cut from books, inscribed to Paul McMahon unless noted otherwise. In excellent condition unless noted otherwise. As follows: Read More...

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131. [Opera] Callas, Maria. (1923-1977) [Gallegos, Beverley.].
Original Photograph on stage at Carnegie Hall, May 3, 1974

Original large silver gelatin photograph by Beverley Gallegos of the great singer and pianist Robert Sutherland in concert at New York's Carnegie Hall, May 3, 1974. Signed in silver ink by the photographer to the lower right mount and stamped to verso of mount. Some slight discoloration and surface crazing to the print, and block of toning, some pin holes and creases to mount, else fine. 10.76 x 13.5 inches (27.5 x 34 cm); mount 11.75 x 16 inches (30 x 39.5 cm).

133. [Opera] Cavalieri, Lina. (1874–1944) & Muratore, Lucien. (1876–1954).
Original Photograph at Pathephone Studio

Remarkable original ca. 1916 photograph of the two great singers, husband and wife, recording with an orchestra at the Pathephone studio, offering an incredible glimpse into the cumbersome early years of recording technology.  The photograph shows the singers standing in front of the cones of a Pathé cylinder phonograph, an orchestra of at least 15 crowded closely around them.  Brown Brothers Photographers label affixed to verso together with a later clipping from Newsweek discussing the image.  While the attached clipping erroneously states that the photograph was taken in 1905, the January, 1916 "Talking Machine World" magazine announced that the couple were "to record for Pathé" that year.  Light overpainting to image, minor wear to edges and light scratches to surface; overall fine.  8.5 x 7 inches (21.6 x 17.8 cm.).

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Opera
Photographs & Portraiture

134. [Opera] Chenal, Marthe. (1881–1947).
Signed photograph in costume

Signed half-tone chest-length portrait of the French soprano in costume for performance in La sorcière by Camille Erlanger, with the autograph date "1914."  Slightly pink-hued cardstock, 7 x 4.75 inches (18 x 12 cm).  In fine condition. Read More...

135. [Opera] Lanza, Mario. (1921-1959).
Signed Photograph

Vintage 8 x 10 inch (20.5 x 25.5 cm) publicity photograph signed by the handsome tenor screen star. A Metro Goldwyn Mayer - RCA-Victor Red Seal Records publicity film shot, inscribed in his customary green ink from this period, "Hello Ben - The very best of everything in life always from / Mario Lanza." A few light creases and nicks to right edge, overall fine.  Read More...

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Collection of four period photographic reproductions of scene designs by the Italian painter for the 1918 Montemezzi opera La Nave, adapted from D'Annunzio's 1908 play.  Three of the four identified within the negative "Gabriele D'Annunzio / La Nave / Apparizione scenica del / [I/II/III] episodio / composizion / di / Guido Marussig" to recto, and all four with Kaufmann & Fabry Co. of Chicago photographer's stamp to verso.  "Catechumen"(?) written in green ink to verso of two prints, and three with small drawings in the same ink, also to verso, all in an unknown hand.   Light wear to edges and corners, overall in fine condition.  Each approx.  9.5 x 6 inches (24.1 x 15.2 cm.). Read More...

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137. [Opera] Tamagno, Francesco. (1850–1905).
Enormous Signed Photograph to his Daughter

Enormous presentation three-quarter Russian bust portrait, in medallion, of the legendary dramatic tenor, personally signed and inscribed to his daughter Margherita, "for my beloved daughter Margherita, Francesco Tamagno, 1 June, 1891." In fine condition with highlighting and hand-coloring in paint by the photographer. Set under Tru Vue conservation glass in gilt wood frame. 20.75"H x 16"W; framed 30.25"H x 25.5"W. Read More...

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Opera
Autographs & Manuscripts

138. [Opera] Verrett, Shirley. (1931-2010).
Signed Photograph

Signed Jack Mitchell portrait photograph of the American opera singer who was particularly well known for her performances of Verdi and Donizetti.  Verrett has boldly inscribed "To Paul / Shirley Verrett" in black ink.  Two small points of spotting to upper right corner, overall in very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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139. [Opera] Viardot, Pauline. (1821-1910).
Autograph Letter Signed

ALS of the singer and composer to an unidentified female. Dated "Monday night." 1 p. Bifolium with embossed initials "PV." "Dear Madam, you already know, I presume, that long ago I have given up singing at special soirées, except in the homes of a few friends. Be very kind when presenting my regrets to Madame la Duchesse de Maillé by thanking her for thinking of me." In very fine condition. 6.5 x 4 inches (16.5 x 10.5 cm). Read More...

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France
Autographs & Manuscripts

140. [Opera] Viardot, Pauline. (1821–1910) .
Portrait of a Woman Sewing - Original Drawing, 1835

Pencil drawing depicting an elderly female figure sewing, signed in ink “Pauline Garcia / 1835” and inscribed in pencil in another hand on the mount, translated from the French, “This drawing was drawn by Pe. Garcia (sister of Mar. Malibran) at the age of 15 and without having studied drawing.” In fine condition. Provenance: by descent, the Garcia family. Drawing mounted to a larger sheet with hand-drawn ink framing device, through which the artist has signed. These sheets laid down to semi-rigid backing under paper matting. Speckled with foxing, primarily to the mount, edges a bit rough, but overall in fine condition. Visible 7.25 x 7.75 inches (18.5 x 20 cm); overall 9.5 x 12 inches (24 x 30 cm). Read More...


Signed title pages cut from books on dance, all inscribed to Paul McMahon. In excellent condition. As follows: Read More...

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Autographs & Manuscripts
Signed title pages cut from books on dance, inscribed to Paul McMahon unless noted otherwise. In excellent condition unless noted otherwise. As follows: Read More...

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