Fall 2018 Catalogue


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121. [Instrumentalists] Szigeti, Joseph. (1892–1973).
Signed Program, Performing his Signature Concertos

Signed program page from the great Hungarian violinist, who performed his two signature works, Mozart's Concerto no. 5 and Prokofiev's Concerto in D, with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Eugene Ormandy. The concert took place at Washington D.C.'s Constitution Hall on Tuesday, March 2, 19[43 or 48?]. Mounted together with a reproduction photograph of Szigeti in a handsome hinged mat. Program 5.25 x 8.5 inches (13.5 x 22 cm) sight, matted to an overall 16.5 x 11.5 inches (42 x 29.5 cm).

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122. [Instrumentalists] Tureck, Rosalyn. (1914–2003).
Autograph Letter and Signed Broadside Poster

Autograph letter to the noted Columbian musicologist, Otto de Greiff (1903–1995) from the American pianist and harpsichordist who was particularly associated with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. 2 pages, quarto. Reading, PA. July, 1938. Tureck writes concerning a possible tour to South America, playing Bach and Brahms with the Budapest String Quartet, and encloses an autographed broadside containing reviews of her 1937 Bach Recital Series performance in New York, also inscribed to de Greiff and dated July 14, 1938. With holograph envelope and an attractive early signed broadside mentioned in the letter. Letter 7 x 9 inches (18 x 23 cm). In fine condition overall. 

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123. [Instrumentalists] Vecsey, Franz von. (1893–1935).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the great prodigy violinist who toured with Bartok and who was later the dedicatee of the Sibelius Violin Concerto. Vecsey is shown as a young man in a portrait by Bieber, Hofphotograph Berlin and Hamburg, and has signed across the image, dating Vienna, 1912. Slightly warped with some light corner wear, but overall fine. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.5 x 13.5 cm).

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124. [Instrumentalists] Vieuxtemps, Henri. (1820–1881).
Carte de Visite Photograph

Carte de visite photograph of the great Belgian violinist, shown in a vignette portrait by Amand Helm of Vienna. Some light toning; overall fine. 2.5 x 4 inches (6 x 10.5 cm).

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125. [Instrumentalists] [Violin] Balfour & Co..
How To Tell the Nationality Of Old Violins

London: Balfour & Co.. [1900]. Guide to antique violins intended for "the amateur violin collector, and to those who may be in doubt from whence their particular violin emanates." 28 pp. Diagrams throughout. Red cloth with gilt lettering. Ownership stamps and signatures; foxing; some light water staining. Overall very good. 5 x 7.5 inches.

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126. [Instrumentalists] [Violin] Bauer, Heinrich..
Practical History of the Violin: A Handbook Indispensable to Violin Players or Violin Owners

New York: Heinrich Bauer. c. 1911. History of the violin, "containing 778 genuine violin labels in true photographical reproduction."  37; [39] pp. illus. Softcover, staple binding reinforced with archival tape. Several of the facsimile violin labels have been clipped out. Ownership stamp to the cover and front free endpaper. Toning, ink blots to back cover; overall very good. 8.5 x 11 inches.

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127. [Instrumentalists] [Violin].
Geigenzettel alter Meister, 1. Teil

Leipzig: Paul de Wit. 1910. Catalogue of violin makers' labels, with facsimiles of each. 16 pp; 38 plates. Publisher's blue cloth. Some toning and shelf wear; overall fine. Ownership stamp to the front endpaper. 8.25 x 11.25 inches.

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128. [Instrumentalists] [Violin].
Geigenzettel alter Meister vom 16. bis zur Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts

Leipzig: Paul de Wit. 1902. Catalogue of violin makers' labels, with facsimiles of each. 14 pp., 34 plates. Hardcover, original paper boards with decoration of a black and gold belt. Several ownership stamps and signatures to the boards, endpapers and internal pages. Shelf wear to the edges and spine; overall very good and internally fine. 8 x 11 inches.

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129. [Instrumentalists] [Violin].
Group of Four Histories of Violin Makers

Group of four books on the history of the violin. All with several ownership stamps and signatures on several pages. Read More...

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130. [Instrumentalists] [Violin] Hamma, Fridolin..
Meister Deutscher Geigenbaukunst

Stuttgart: Schuler-Verlag. 1948. First Edition. History of German violin makers, illustrated with photographic plates showing the front, back, scroll and, often, label of historical instruments. 4to. 70 pp; 66 black-and-white plates. Half vellum with brown cloth boards; spine with red and gold paste-on title. Color frontispiece of the author, overlaid with a woodcut of violin maker Jacobus Stainer printed on tissue paper. Several ownership stamps and signatures throughout. Some very light wear and toning; overall very fine. With a handmade cardboard slipcover, slightly damaged with some heavy toning. 

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131. [Instrumentalists] [Violinists].
"The Accompanist who did her Best???!!!" - Original Drawing

An amusing original pen and ink drawing showing an infuriated violinist throwing down his instrument to attack his pianist, with the caption "The accompanist who did her best???!!!" Signed at the lower right "A. D. Robertson" and dated August 1958. Slight toning; overall fine. 5.25 x 6.5 inches (13.2 x 16.2 cm).

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132. [Instrumentalists] [Violin] Jalovec, Karel..
Italian Violin Makers

London: Anglo-Italian Publication Limited. [1957]. Catalogue of Italian violin makers, containing two introductory essays, a list of makers by their place of occupation, extensive photographs of instruments and facsimile labels, as well as instrument-building diagrams. Distributed by William Lewis & Son, Chicago. 440; xxxii pp. 4to. Grey cloth boards with gilt Stradivari coat-of-arms to front. Spine and boards somewhat faded; shelf wear; overall very good.

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133. [Instrumentalists] [Violin] Le Bas, Jacques-Philippe. (1707–1783).
"Le Violon Hollandois" - Original Engraving

Original engraving after the painting by Adriaen van Ostade, showing a Dutch violinist playing with two listeners in the background. Engraved by Jacques-Philippe Le Bas, [1772]. At the foot: "Du Cabinet de Monsieur le Comte de Baudouin, Brigadier des Armées du Roi, Capitaine aux Gardes Françoises." Some light toning and soiling; overall fine. 7 x 10 inches (17.8 x 25.8 cm). Read More...

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134. [Instrumentalists] [Violin] Roda, Joseph..
Bows for Musical Instruments of the Violin Family

Chicago: William Lewis & Son. 1959. First Edition, First Printing. 335 pp., 20 illustrations, 47 double plates illustrating 241 bows. Contains a historical essay on bows and a biographical listing of bow makers, together with photographic illustrations of many bows. Full mid-tan textured cloth with titling gilt to upper and spine. No. 238/3000 of the Library Edition. Very light shelf wear to the spine; embossed ownership stamps to the endpapers and title; overall fine. Together with a 2 pp. typed list of bows in the possession the previous owner, violin collector James K. Sutherland; a bow envelope labeled with Sutherland's name; and three issues of "String Player" and "Violins and Violinists" newsletters. 8.5 x 11.25 inches.

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135. [Instrumentalists] [Violins] Lütgendorff, Willibald Leo Freiherr von. (1856–1937).
Die Geigen und Lautenmacher vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart

Frankfurt a. M.: Verlag von Heinrich Keller. 1913. Second Edition. Zweite, verbesserte und vermehrte Auflage. xii; 407; [3] pp. 8vo. Later black cloth with leather and gold bands to the spine restored from an earlier binding. Ownership stamps and signatures to several pages. Overall fine. Signature History of luthiers from the middle ages to the early twentieth century, by the German painter, art historian and curator Willibald Leo Freiherr von Lütgendorff.

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136. [Instrumentalists] [Violins] Lyon, George W. & Healy, Patrick. J..
Lyon & Healy's Catalogue of their Collection of Rare Old Violins, 1896–7 - SIGNED

Chicago: The Lakeside Press. 1896. Catalogue of the instrument dealers Lyon & Healy's offerings in 1896–7, with a history of the violin and a listing of sheet music. Signed ("Lyon & Healy") and inscribed on the front free endpaper and dated Chicago, April 26, 1897. 12mo. 272 pp. Half yellow cloth with marbled paper boards. Front free endpaper detached, block largely detached from spine; shelf wear and toning; overall good.

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137. [Instrumentalists] [Violins] [Stradivari, Antonio. (1644–1737)].
The Salabue Stradivari: A History and Critical Description of the Famous Violin commonly called 'Le Messie.'

London: W. E. Hill & Sons. 1891. Containing many particulars obtained from authentic sources and now published for the first time. Illustrated with three coloured plates by Mr. Shirley Slocombe. 31 pp. Tall 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth titled in gilt. Heavy glue remnants and toning on internal pages, with block largely detached from spine; shelf wear; several ownership signatures and stamps; overall good.

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138. [Instrumentalists] [Violin] [Stradivari, Antonio. (1644–1737)] Henley, W..
Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Instruments

Brighton: Amati Publishing Ltd. 1961. First Edition. Illustrated catalogue of all known Stradivarius violins and their owners. 8vo. 98 pp; [51] pp. illus. Several ownership signatures and stamps from James K. Sutherland, owner of two Stradivarius violins which are noted in the catalogue. Very good in fair dust jacket.

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139. [Instrumentalists] [Violin] [Stradivari, Antonio. (1644–1737)] Hill, W. Henry, & Hill, Arthur F., & Hill, Alfred E..
Antonio Stradivari: His Life and Work (1644–1737)

London: Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1909. Second Edition. Account of Stradivari's life and work, by the three Hill brothers of the London violin-making firm. 8vo. xvi; 319; [4] pp; illus. Embossed ownership stamp to front free endpaper and title page. Green cloth with Stradivari's gold and red seal to the front board. Light shelf wear and toning; overall fine.

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140. [Instrumentalists] Wieniawski, Henri. (1835–1880).
Carte de Visite Photograph

Carte de visite photograph of the important Polish violinist and composer, who is shown in profile to the left with his arms folded. Photographed by Vesenberg of St. Petersburg. Light toning and some spots; overall fine. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.5 x 10.5 cm). Read More...

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