Summer 2012 Catalogue


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141. [Ink Spots.] Kenny, Bill. (1914 - 1978).
Signed Photograph

Vintage photograph of the "voice" that led to the Ink Spots success, boldly signed and inscribed. 8 x 10 inches. Fine.

In early 1936, Bill Kenny replaced Jerry Daniels as lead tenor of the Ink Spots. Shortly thereafter, Moe Gale had the group sign a recording contract with Decca records. Thus, all of the Decca Ink Spots recordings feature Bill Kenny.


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142. Ives, Charles. (1874-1954) .
114 Songs

Redding, CT: C.E. Ives. 1922. First edition, first issue. Folio, original green cloth-backed green boards, printed label on spine, 259 pages, pp.37-39 blank as in all copies of the first issue. A very good copy, both covers moderately soiled with corners slightly bumped, small tear to the affixed spine label, light foxing to inside covers, else clean and fine throughout with a tight binding. Kirkpatrick p. 151. Rossiter p. 183. De Lerma S78. Sinclair p. 658. An excellent copy. Read More...

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143. Joplin, Scott. (1867 - 1917).
Sugar Cane, A Ragtime Classic Twostep.

New York: Seminary Music Co.. 1908. First edition. Folio. 5 pp. Frayed at edges, soiled. Rare first edition of this rag based on the format of Joplin's first big hit, Maple Leaf Rag.

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144. Kalisch, Alfred. (1863 - 1933).
Two Autograph Letters

Pair of interesting autograph letters from the English music critic and librettist best remembered for his support of Strauss and for his translations of Strauss's operas. 3 pp. August 8th, ca. 1910. To Horne, regarding Elgar, Rider Haggard, Pollock, Hitchens etc.; 3 pp. [no date]. To Horne, regarding Stanford, Parry, Tosti, Monckton, Meredith, Hitchens, A.P. Graves etc. Both very fine.

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145. Kapell, William. (1922-1953).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the great pianist whose flourishing career was cut tragically short by a plane crash on the way back from Australia. Copland wrote of him: “ I cannot conceive of his ever having given a dull performance – an erratic one, perhaps, a misguided or stylistically incongruous one maybe, but invariably one that was electric and alive.” Read More...

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Original 8 x 10 inch photograph of the young Berstein with the great pianist whose flourishing career was cut tragically short by a plane crash on the way back from Australia. Newspaper caption affixed to verso states that the musicians are "going over the score to Prokofiev's Third Piano Concerto, which Kapell will play with the Philharmonic under Bernstein tonight at the Stadium. Bernstein returned Saturday from a European conducting tour." Light creases, bumps to corners, else fine.

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147. King Jr., Martin Luther. (1929-1968).
Original Photograph with Harry Belafonte and Sammy Davis Jr..

Original 1965 photograph of the American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African American civil rights movement, shown together with entertainers Harry Belafonte and Sammy Davis Jr. at a Times Square benefit show, "Broadway Answers Selma." 9 x 7 inches. Very fine.

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148. Kreisler, Fritz. (1875 - 1962).
Signed Photograph

Doubleweight photograph of the beloved American violinist and composer of Austrian birth who was one of the most important musicians of the last century. Approx. 4.5 x 6.5 inches, boldly signed in black ink. In fine condition, with light silvering.

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Signed 1932 London Symphony Orchestra program from a performance by the beloved American violinist and composer of Austrian birth who was one of the most important musicians of the last century. Also signed by conductor Thomas Beecham, both signatures on the front cover and in fine condition.

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150. Leo, Leonardo. (1694 - 1744).
Solfeggi per il Soprano. Del Sigre. Leonardo Leo. Maestro Napolitano - 18th C. Manuscript

"In Italy there is a collection of lessons for sol-fa-ing, called 'Solfeggi.' This collection, composed by the celebrated Leo for the use of beginners, is highly esteemed." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau, in his Dictionnaire of 1768. Read More...

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151. Lhevinne, Josef. (1874 - 1944).
Signed Portrait

A spectacular and boldly signed original black ink portrait of the great pianist. Signed by the artist Maurice Block within the image and inscribed to him by Lhevinne: "To E. Maurice Block with Compliments / Josef Lhevinne / New Gardens, NY Nov 28 '40." In very fine condition and one of the rarest of all pianist autographs. 14.5 x 22.5 cm. Read More...

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152. Lhevinne, Josef. (1874 - 1944) & Lhevinne, Rosina. (1880 - 1976).
Autograph Signatures and Original Photograph

Autograph signatures of the great pianists together on a single sheet, obtained in Havana, Cuba in 1926. Tother with an original 1939 8 x 10 inch doubleweight photograph, showing them together at the keyboard. Read More...

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Boston: Roberts Brothers. 1880. RARE SIGNED COPY OF ONE OF THE MOST BELOVED AMERICAN BOOKS Read More...

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154. [Literature] Fitzgerald, F. Scott. (1896 - 1940).
The Evil Eye. A Musical Comedy in Two Acts. Presented by The Princeton University Triangle Club.

New York: The John Church Company. 1915. First edition. Program and piano-vocal score. 92 pp. Folio, publisher's cloth-backed grey stiff cardboard paper wraps, decorated boards. 12" x 9". The orange decorated cover is clean and bright, both front and back boards with a few cracks/tears repaired with tape from the verso and light stains around the edges, the orange cloth backing is bright and intact. Bruccoli A4. Read More...

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Original bookplate from the American poet and four-time Pulitzer Prize winner whose work was characterized by homey language and easy verse forms, mainly concerning life in rural New England. Read More...

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A fabulous signed item from the celebrated American poet of the "Beat Generation", author of "Howl" and "Kaddish". An ink drawing of a man's head executed on a 10" x 8" sheet, inscribed at top: "Dreams are made of ink & air", signed at bottom left. Light wear, a small fold tear or two, very good.

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157. [Literature] Ruskin, John. (1819 - 1900).
CDV Portrait Photograph

Original Elliot & Fry CDV portrait photograph of the influential English art critic, social thinker, poet and artist. 6.5 x 10.5 cm, corners clipped, stamps and notations on verso, else fine.

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158. [Literature] Theroux, Paul. (b. 1941).
Important Letter and Biographical Questionnaire

An important early letter and biographical questionnaire from the American travel writer and novelist, whose many works include The Great Railway Bazaar (1975) and The Mosquito Coast (1981) which was awarded the 1981 James Tait Black Memorial Prize and made into a feature film. Read More...

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Attractive original wooden block for a woodcut portrait of the influential modernist Peruvian poet. 15-1/2 x 11 inches; light wear. Undated. Titled and signed by the artist in pencil on the right edge.  Read More...

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160. Mahler, Gustav. (1860-1911).
Achte Symphonie - First Edition with Premiere Program

Vienna, Leipzig: Universal Edition. [1910]. First edition. Achte Symphonie. Klavierauszug mit Text nach der Partitur bearbeitet von J. V. v. Wöss. 211pp. fiolio, PN 2660. Fine copy in original blue cloth with a faux leather spine. A desirable early issue without the later added dedication to Alma Mahler. It is the first printed form of this mighty masterpiece, which was not published in full orchestral score until 1912. This fine copy is sold together here with a very rare original 4-page program from the first performance in Munich on 12 September 1910, conducted by the composer himself. Read More...

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