Summer 2012 Catalogue


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81. Ellington, Duke. (1899-1974) .
Signed Photograph

Vintage signed and inscribed 8 x 10 inch glossy publicity photograph of the important American jazz composer, bandleader and pianist who remains the most significant composer of the genre. Upper corners with small creases, otherwise in fine condition.

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82. Elman, Mischa. (1891-1967).
Original Photograph at the Piano!

Boldly signed 1936 photograph of the great violinist at the keyboard. San Francisco press clipping on verso reports: "Not content with carrying only his violin when he sailed for a concert tour of the Orient today, Mischa Elman, noted violinist, also took along a piano." In fine condition. 23 x 17.5 cm.

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83. Elman, Mischa. (1891-1967).
Original Signed Portrait

Bold signature on an original pen and ink portrait of the violinist. Elman has signed in blue ink ("With best wishes from Mischa Elman August 16.1940") beneath the image. Signed "B." by the artist and in very fine condition. 6 x 8 inches.

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84. Elssler, Fanny. (1810-1884).
Autograph Signed Quotation

A very rare autograph quotation from the legendary Austrian ballerina. On an 8vo album page, dated Vienna, 1.12.1877. "Die Natur muß der Gegenstand der Kunst sein, und die Kunst muß zur Wahrheit werden..." [Nature must be the subject of the art, and the art will become truth…] 20 x 12.5 cm. In purple ink, a shade light, else fine.

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Dance

85. Fitzgerald, Ella. (1917-1996).
Signed Photograph

Vintage glossy 8 x 10 photograph of the great singer, known as the “First Lady of Song,” widely regarded as the finest jazz vocalist of all time. Signed and inscribed in fountain pen “Best Wishes to you 'Jack' yours very Sincerely, Ella Fitzgerald.” Slight smudge to start of inscription, otherwise in fine condition.

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86. Fonteyn, Margot. (1919-1991).
1967 Photograph of Fonteyn under Arrest

Original wire photograph of the great ballerina being escorted to the Hall of Justice in San Francisco by police "for disturbing the peace, and visiting a place where narcotics were being used. Dancer Rudolph Nureyev was also arrested at the noisy hippieland party." Photo is 8 x 11 inches with wire stamp on the bottom.

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87. Fonteyn, Margot. (1919-1991).
Signed Photograph in "Royal Ballet" Program

Signed photograph of the great ballerina inside an oversize (23 x 32 cm) 1956 "Royal Ballet" souvenir program. Fine.

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88. [Foster, Stephen Collins. (1828-1864)].
Allegheny Cemetary Burial Deed and Ephemera

A remarkable set of items from the Foster Family Estate (Morrison & Evelyn Foster Estate), including the original 1853 Deed to the Foster Family Plots at the Allegheny Cemetary, a handwritten letter from the cemetary concerning coping and an exchange of letters, regarding and including a hand-drawn plot map, internment list and description of the headstone engravings. Read More...

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Song

89. Furtwängler, Wilhelm. (1886-1954).
Large Signed Photograph

Impressive large original doubleweight photograph of the conductor staring intently out from the image, boldly signed "Wilhelm Furtwangler" in blue pencil and stamped on the verso by the photographers, Scherl. A few ages spots around the edges, otherwise in fine condition. 18 x 24 cm [7 x 9.5 inches].

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Vintage unsigned Ellinger of Salzburg postcard photograph of the soprano and conductor. 14.5 x 10 cm.

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91. Ganz, Rudolph. (1877-1972) .
Signed Photograph

Bold signature and inscription ("To Mrs. Henshaw in deep admiration of her great art in flower-photography") beside a mounted original portrait photograph of the Swiss-American pianist, conductor, musical pedagogue and promoter of modern European music in America, dedicatee of works by Ravel and Schoenberg. In very fine condition, from an album compiled by Julia Wilmotte Henshaw (1869 - 1937), English-Canadian botanist and journalist. 25 x 33 cm.

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92. Gatti-Casazza, Giulio. (1869-1940).
Celebration Photograph, "Long Live Our Beloved Gatti."

An unusual original photograph, 8 x 10 inces, of a crowd of Metropolitan Opera stars celebrating the longtime head of the company. He managed the Metropolitan from 1908 to 1935.

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93. Gaye, Marvin. (1939–1984) .
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the popular soul and R&B singer-songwriter who was one of Motown’s most successful artists during that label’s heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, recording such hits as “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” and “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” A day before his 45th birthday, Gaye was shot and killed by his father during an argument over a business matter. Read More...

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94. Gershwin, George. (1898 - 1937).
Autograph Signature

Large embossed stationery card of the composer, boldly signed and inscribed "Mr. H. C. Branch / All good wishes / George Gershwin / Feb. 1930," canceling his former street address and adding the new "33 Riverside Dr." Fine. 15 x 10 cm. Together with a vintage portrait photograph.

Signed in 1930, the same year as the publication of a number of the Gershwin brothers’ greatest hits, including, Bidin’ My Time, But Not for Me, Embraceable You, I Got Rhythm, and I’ve Got a Crush on You.


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New York: New World Music, Harms. 1932. Upright folio, 9 x 12 inches. 8 pp. Fine. Read More...

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96. Gershwin, George. (1898-1937) & Gershwin, Ira. (1896-1983).
1932 "Of Thee I Sing" Photograph

Vintage photograph of the Gershwin brothers and producer, Sam Harris around the time of the opening of "Of Thee I Sing." Printer's notations around the border, lower right corner perished, stamped 9-9-32 on the verso. An unusual image. 10 x 8 inches.

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97. Gigli, Beniamino. (1890-1957).
Signed Photograph

A desirable signed Zoretti-Fiorini real photo postcard of the honey-voiced tenor in his youthful prime. Boldly signed and dated New York, March, 1922. In very fine condition. Read More...

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98. Gilbert, W.S. (1836-1911).
The Pirates of Penzance - SIGNED Libretto

London: Chappell & Co.. 1880. First edition, later variant issue. A highly uncommon signed libretto from the English dramatist and librettist best known for his 14 comic operas written in collaboration with composer Arthur Sullivan. 32 pp. Boldly signed "W. S. Gilbert" in brown ink at the head of the title page. Original fragile printed paper wrappers slightly chipped but generally in remarkably well preserved condition with scattered foxing throughout. With no copyright statement and with page 13 (third from last line), showing the Major-General as the very "pattern of a modern Major-General," later changed to "model." These points suggest the text block to be an issue of the first edition, though the wrappers - advertising Ivanhoe - must have been printed later. Perhaps the publisher was using old stock of the text while supplying new wrappers? PAL6a. Fuld, p. 257. Read More...

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99. Goodman, Benny. (1909 - 1986).
Original Photograph of the "Goodman Quartet."

Original 1955 photograph of the of the masterful American jazz musician and clarinetist, the "King of Swing" together with the other members of the "Benny Goodman Quartet"(Left to right: Lionel Hampton, vibraphone; Gene Krupa, drums; Goodman, clarinet; Teddy Wilson, pianist) as they "pose for a reunion picture at Universal-International studio where they are appearing in 'The Benny Goodman Story.'" In very fine condition, 7.1 x 8.93 inches.

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100. Goodman, Benny. (1909 - 1986).
Signed Photograph

Vintage signed and inscribed 8 x 10 inch glossy publicity photograph of the masterful American jazz musician and clarnetist, the "King of Swing." He also was an excellent interpreter of classical music and made fine recordings of the Mozart Cto. and the Mozart Quintet with the Budapest Quartet. With Joseph Szigeti, he commissioned and premiered Bartok's "Contrasts" with the composer. Upper corners with small creases, otherwise in fine condition.

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