Fall 2014 Catalogue


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162. [Literature & Art] Miro, Joan. (1893 - 1983).
Joan Miro Constellations - SIGNED POSTER

Color printed poster signed in faint ink (“Miro”), on (8.5 x 10.75 in.; 215 x 273 mm.) paper. In French, advertising the Joan Miro Constellations, Pierre Matisse Editeur, Exposition Chez, Bergruen – 70 Rue De L’Université – Paris. Printed by Mourlot IMP. Paris. Signature somewhat faded, mat stainging around the edges, else fine. Read More...

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163. [Literature & Art] [Rowlandson, Thomas. (1756–1827)] .
1827 Gentleman's Magazine with Rolandson Obituary

The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle. For June, 1827. Read More...

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164. [Literature & Art] Russell, Bertrand. (1872-1970).
Signed Letter mentioning Albert Schweitzer and Lili Kraus

TLS, signed "Bertrand Russell" from the British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, social critic and political activist. 1 page, 28th Feburary, 1966. Addressed to David Blum, the symphonic conductor and writer on classical music, discussing his hopes to meet later that year in England, noting that he was "very pleased to hear that the Schweitzer concert was such a success," and adding an autograph postscript in which he asks Blum to "please give kindest regards to Lili Kraus if you happen to be communicating with her." Read More...

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Sepia profile bust photograph signed and inscribed by the poet to Robley Durham Stevens. 10.5 x 13.5 cm. Fine.

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166. Signac, Paul. (1863 - 1935).
Le Pont des Arts

Brush and brown wash and brown ink and pencil on cream wove paper. Executed and signed on New Year's day, 1926 upper left corner "avec nos meilleurs voeux / P. Signac / 1.1.26." Sight size: 4-1/2"h x 5-3/4"w. Read More...

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167. [Literature & Art] [Theatre Design] Pogany, Willy. (1882-1955).
Watercolor on board of a theatrical proscenium arch

Striking and vibrant original watercolor on board of an untitled design for a theatrical proscenium arch. [N.p., Jul 28, 1930]. Signed in pencil by Pogany on verso.

Artwork approximately 4 x 8.25 inches. Matted by papertape on verso. With the ink stamp of the United Scenic Artists Local 829 and their ink date stamp on verso. One crease, some rubbing to matte, else fine.


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Large exhibition photograph printed personally by the photographer, silver print, half length, in profile facing right, right hand raised with a pencil between his index finger and thumb, a cigarette in his mouth, photographer's stamps to the verso with her address (1 Hancox Street, Stonington, CT, USA), signed in pencil "Rollie McKenna" lower right recto of print, hinged to the photographer's original mount, signed again in pencil lower right, "Rollie McKenna." Size of image c. 11 x 14 inches (27.5 x 35 cm), overall size 16 x 20 inches (40.5 x 50 cm). Taken in New York, 1953 (printed later). In fine condition, a few light abrasions to the print, some scuffs and nicks to the mount. Read More...

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169. Lully, Jean Baptiste. (1632–1687).
"Les Fetes de l'amour et de Bacchus" - Contemporary Autograph Manuscript



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170. Maazel, Lorin. (1930–2014).
Early Original Lipnitzki Photograph

Early original Lipnitzki of Paris photograph of the late conductor at an early age, seated at a keyboard. 18 x 20 cm. Fine.

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171. Mahler, Gustav. (1860-1911).
Autograph Musical Quotation on Enormous Wooden Fan Blade

Oversize decorative fan blade, measuring 2 FEET [60 cm.] in length, inscribed by Mahler with an autograph musical quotation of original music, two measures in Bb, signed "Romigio [Rome] / Gustav Mahler." Extracted from the fan autograph collection assembled 1900 - 1910 by Emma de Schebek, apparently a relation of the Czech violin dealer Edmond de Schebek. The present blade having once followed another dated September, 1909 and preceding the blade dated November, 1910. In very fine condition. Beautifully framed. Read More...

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172. Mahler, Gustav. (1860-1911).
Portrait Photograph

Vintage photograph of the great composer, not a first generation print but printed certainly before 1950.

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173. [Mahler, Gustav. (1860–1911)] Walter, Bruno. (1876–1962) .
Mahler First Symphony - Autograph Musical Quotation

A boldly penned AMQS from the important German conductor closely associated with Mahler, whose music he helped establish in the repertory. Five measures from Mahler's First Symphony, neatly penned and signed "Bruno Walter / Wien April 1935" on a card measuring 13.5 x 10 cm. A small halftone photograph mounted on the verso, else in fine condition.

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174. Massenet, Jules. (1842-1912).
Signed Cabinet Card Photograph to Paul Dubois

Large signed boudoir-format cabinet card photograph of the composer, inscribed to the sculptor known for his portraits of musicians and composers, Paul Dubois (1829 - 1905): "à mon ami et interprète Paul Dubois - J. Massenet - Bordeaux avril 87". The photograph by Charles Chambon of Bordeux, some minor spotting to the image, otherwise fine. 13 x 22 cm. Rare in this format. Read More...

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175. McCormack, John. (1884-1945).
Funny Autograph Note

Amusing ANS from the great Irish tenor, who writes to a collector "I'm glad you think I'm worthy of being included with the 'Great.' I just feel satisfied to be called fairly good. John McCormack." In fine condition, 8 x 5.5 cm, together with a bookstock trimmed photograph. Read More...

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176. McCormack, John. (1884-1945).
Signed Photograph to his Manager, Charles L. Wagner

Superb original portrait photograph of the great Irish tenor, boldly signed "Here's to you Charlie old man / it is a real pleasure to work under your 'Honest' managment / always your friend 'John' / Jan 21st, 1920." In fine condition, nicely framed to 12 x 15 inches. Read More...

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177. Medtner, Nikolai. (1880–1951).
Autograph Musical Quotation

Autograph musical quotation signed ("Nicholas Medtner"), consisting of four bars of music on a hand-ruled staff. On an album page (11.6 x 6 cm), no place or date. Very fine condition. Read More...

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178. Medtner, Nikolai. (1880–1951).
Signed Photograph

Vintage signed sepia postcard photograph of Medtner in a head and shoulders pose, signed ('Nicolas Medtner') in bold fountain pen ink across a light area of the image. Very fine. Read More...

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179. Melsa, Daniel. (1892 - 1952).
Signed Photograph

Signed doubleweight photograph of the Polish violinist, a Carl Flesch student who appeared under Nikisch and who left some marvelous Hubay recordings. Inscribed "To Mr J. Turner in remembrance of my first Australasian tour and with much appreciation on his piano tuning gifts with best wishes from Daniel Melsa Jan 1922" in black fountain pen ink. Blind embossed logo for the photographer - Falk - Monte Luke of Sydney, Australia in lower right hand corner, 14.5 x 20 cm. Fine.

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180. Mengelberg, Willem. (1871-1951).
Signed Photograph

Signed doubleweight 8 x 10 inch photograph of the important conductor, friend and advocate of Mahler, Strauss, Schoenberg and Reger. Signed and inscribed boldly in blue ink "To Mr. Siegfried H. Kahn in Kind remebrance / Willem Mengelberg / New York May 1922." Fine.


Siegfried H. Kahn was a member of the famed New York Bohemian Club and a famous host of musical parties in the 1920s and 30s.


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181. Meyerbeer, Giacomo. (1791-1864).
Autograph Letter

1 page. Paris, 5 September, 1863. In French, signed "Meyerbeer", to an unnamed recipient ("Monsieur"), stating that he will be passing through Paris only briefly but that he desires the honor of speaking with him, asking him to let the bearer of the letter know whether it would be possible to receive him there between noon and one o'clock. Usual folds, else fine.

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