Holiday 2018 Catalogue


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141. [Dance] Baronova, Irina. (1919–2008).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Russian ballerina and actress who was one of the Baby Ballerinas of the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, discovered by George Balanchine in Paris in the 1930s. She is shown dramatically shadowed, emerging from behind a wall, and has signed at the lower left.  Ink skipping to the signature; photograph with some light corner creases; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.7 cm).

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142. [Dance] [Folk Dance].
Hungarian Folk Dance - Original Engraving

Charming small original engraving of Hungarian folk dancers dancing in the countryside. Engraved by Nussbieyer after Voltz, ca. 1850. Foxing, otherwise good condition. 7.25 x 4.5 inches (18.5 x 11.4 cm).

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Culture, Ethnicity & Gender

143. [Dance] Glover, Amelia. (1871–1910).
Cabinet Photograph in "The Corsair"

Original cabinet photograph of the popular American dancer in the burlesque The Corsair, ca. 1888. She is identified on the verso in pencil, apparently with a stage name or pseudonym of "Ameah Glovina." Photographed by Falk of New York. Slight toning; overall fine. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.7 x 16.7 cm). Read More...

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Theater

144. [Dance] Nureyev, Rudolph. (1938–1993).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of the important dancer in rehearsal. Stamped on the verso by photographer G. Wurtz for Paris-Match, with date Oct. 9, 1974. In fine condition. 8 x 12 inches (20.5 x 30 cm).

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145. [Dance] [On Point].
Cabinet Photograph of a One-Armed Dancer

Unusual cabinet photograph showing a one-armed man dancing en pointe, dressed in a medieval costume and with a moustache and small pointed beard. Photographed by J. Ludovici of New York and Newport. Some light toning and soiling; overall very good. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.8 x 16.5 cm).

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146. [Dance] Page, Ruth. (1899–1991).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the American ballerina and choreographer, who is shown executing an arabesque in a dark tutu. Inscribed and signed at the upper left. Photographed by Maurice Seymour of Chicago, and stamped with photographer's credit on the verso. One edge chip and some corner creases; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.4 x 25.9 cm).

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147. [Dance] [Vestris, Gaetano Apolline Baldassarre. (1729 – 1808)] Sandby, Paul. (1731-1809).
Six guineas entrance and a guinea a lesson

A satirical etching and aquatint of the great eighteenth-century French dancer Gaetano Apollino Baldassare Vestris by Paul Sandy, published by the artist, 1781.  Printed in sepia, on cream laid paper with large watermark of a two-headed eagle, sheet 379 x 337 mm. (14 7/8 x 13 1/4 in), trimmed within platemark, central vertical fold, three small repaired nicks to right hand edge, one encroaching within image, minor handling creases, light surface dirt. BM Satires 5909.  Nicely framed.  Read More...


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Ephemera
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Art/Sculpture

148. [Opera] Autori, Fernando. (1886–1937).
Signed Self-Portrait Sketch

Signed self-portrait sketch from the Italian bass who debuted at La Scala in 1924 and also performed around Europe; in the model of Enrico Caruso, he was a talented caricaturist. He has sketched himself in profile on a sheet of letterhead from the Grand Hotel in Vienna, signed below and dated August 2, 1934. A clipped halftone photograph has been added at the lower left. Some light toning and foxing at the corners; overall fine. 5 x 7.25 inches (13 x 18.6 cm).

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Classical Music
Opera

149. [Opera] Björling, Jussi. (1911-1960).
Signed Program Photograph and 1951 Program

Signed full-page concert program photograph of the important Swedish tenor, regarded by many as the greatest tenor in history. Björling has signed boldly at the left, and another hand has dated the program at the foot: May 25, 1958. The photograph appears to come from a British recital program with the pianist Ivor Newton, whose photograph and biography are on the verso. Together with a complete original concert program of Björling and Newton at the Royal Albert Hall on July 29, 1951. In fine condition. 7.25 x 9.5 inches (18.5 x 24.4 cm).

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150. [Opera] [Bliss, Arthur. (1891-1975)].
"The Olympians" - Original 1949 Opening Night Program

Original program from the September 29, 1949 premiere at the Royal Opera House of Arthur Bliss' opera The Olympians. Conducted by Karl Rankl and produced by Peter Brook, the opera starred Murray Dickie and Edith Coates. 4 pp. Heavy horizontal folding crease with a slight edge tear and light soiling; overall in very good condition. 8.5 x 11.25 inches (21.6 x 28.5 cm). Read More...

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151. [Opera] Callas, Maria. (1923–1977).
Portfolio of Six Reproduction Photographs

Portfolio of six classic images of La Divina, issued by La Fnac and EMI Classics in 2002. Callas is shown in three role photographs and three glamorous portraits, each printed on heavy card, 8.25 x 11.5 inches (21 x 29.5 cm). Enclosed in a portfolio with an inner layer of tissue paper, printed with Callas' facsimile signature on the outer flap, and a red ribbon closure. Total size 8.75 x 12 inches. Some corner and edge wear; externally very good, photographs very fine.

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152. [Opera] Fauré, Jean-Baptiste. (1830–1914).
Signed CDV Photograph

Original carte de visite photograph of the celebrated French baritone in costume, inscribed and signed on the verso: "À Berthier, souvenir de son camarade et ami. J. Fauré, 1866." Photographed by Erwin Hanfstaengl of Paris. A few spots to the image, small pencil annotation at the foot; overall fine. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.1 cm). Read More...

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153. [Opera] Fischer-Dieskau, Dietrich. (1925–2012).
Signed Photograph

Signed doubleweight photograph of the great German baritone, lieder specialist beyond compare. He is shown in a color photograph seated in a red leather chair, and has signed boldly at the upper left. In very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.6 x 25.4 cm).

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154. [Opera] Fischer, Emil. (1838–1914) & Mather, Margaret. (1859–1958).
Musical Signature with Three Musical Quotations

An interesting autograph signature with three short musical quotations from the German bass Emil Fischer, who starred at the Metropolitan Opera in the 1880's-90's and is remembered for his Wagnerian roles. He has penned a musical signature at the head, with notes and letters on a bass clef staff spelling out his name (when read in German): E-mil-Fis-C-H-E-r. He dates below: New York, January 10, 1887. Below this, he or another hand?? has added a question in German: "Wer hat Recht?" ("Who is right?") and added three similar, but slightly different, musical quotations labeled with the composers Goldmark, Rossini, and Wagner. We have identified the first motif as from the role of the demon in Goldmark's opera Merlin, which Fischer had performed that same night at the Metropolitan Opera; the final quotation is reminiscent of Tannhäuser. Our best guess is that Fischer is setting a "quiz" in which only one of the given motifs is an exact quotation, but as yet we have not found the answer! Read More...

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Classical Music

155. [Opera] Garcia, Manuel. (1775–1832).
Garcia as Don Giovanni - Original Lithograph

Hand-colored lithograph engraving of the important Spanish tenor in his leading role in Don Juan (Mozart's Don Giovanni.) Engraved by G. Engelmann. ca. 1820.  Mounted on card with some toning, mounting remnants and notes to the verso of the mount; overall very good. 6 x 10 inches (15 x 25 cm). Read More...

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Opera

156. [Opera] Ludwig, Christa. (b. 1928).
Signed Photograph in Götterdämmerung

Signed stage photograph of the important mezzo-soprano in costume as Waltraute in Götterdämmerung. Glossy color photograph, boldly signed in silver pen. In very fine condition. 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm).

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157. [Opera] Malibran, Maria. (1808–1836).
Cabinet Portrait Card

Cabinet card portrait of the Spanish mezzo-soprano, one of the most legendary singers of the nineteenth century. Issued by Fredericks of New York. Toning and soiling; overall very good. 4.25 x 6.5 inches (10.8 x 16.5 cm).

Maria Malibran, creator of Donizetti's Maria Stuarda and works by Bellini and Mendelssohn, was one of the most celebrated singers in history, whose early death at the age of 28 contributed to her status as a figure of legend!


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158. [Opera] [McCormack, John. (1884-1945)].
Gold Propelling Pencil with Diamond Accent

A wonderful and amusing item from the great Irish tenor, a propelling pencil by Baker's Pointer, designed as an engine turned case applied with a panel engraved "Count John McCormack", further accented by a circular cut diamond accent, mounted in 9K gold, with English hallmarks, early 20th century. Provenance: John McCormack – Mrs. John McCormack (gifted by her to the Metropolitan Opera Guild; Memorabilia Committee minutes for 1959-1960). Read More...

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159. [Opera] Nicot-Vauchelet, Marianne. (1882–1935).
"Les Oiseaux dans la Charmille" - Autograph Musical Quotation

Autograph musical quotation from the celebrated French soprano, known for her coloratura roles at the Opéra-Comique during the 1910's. She has penned four bars of the aria "Les oiseaux dans la charmille" from Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, boldly signed and dated February 1914. Decoratively mounted on an album leaf together with a colored image of the soprano, and with the original envelope mounted on the verso. Some light corner creases and wrinkling; overall very good. 7.5 x 10.5 inches (19 x 27 cm).

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160. [Opera] Nikolaidi, Elena. (1909-2002) [Mertens, André. (1904?-1963)].
Signed Photograph to André Mertens

Large signed photograph of the wonderful Greek-American mezzo-soprano, inscribed with a personal message to impresario and Columbia Artists manager André Mertens and dated New York, 1950. She has penned: "To Andre Mertens / a manager, a friend and a real human being with thanks for a beautiful association." With help from Mertens, Nikolaidi had moved to the US in 1948 and made her American debut in January 1949. Jerome Bohm of the Herald Tribune raved: "In 20 years of music reviewing and in twice that number spent listening to most of the world's best singers, I have encountered no greater voice or vocalist." Two rough edges, with chips and creases to two corners; otherwise a striking image overall in very good condition. 9.25 x 11.5 inches (23.7 x 29.5 cm). Read More...

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