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14834. Albéniz, Isaac Manuel Francisco. (1860 - 1909) [Salzedo, Carlos. (1885-1961)].
Iberia - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY TO CARLOS SALZEDO

Paris / Madrid: Edition mutuelle / Unión Musical Española. [1906 - 1914]. 1er Cahier; 2e Cahier; 3e Cahier; 4e Cahier (complete). Upright folio. 33; 39; 46; 43 pp. [PN] 3083; 3084; 3085; 3086. Cahier 2 - 4 with the light or partially erased ownership signature of Carlos Salzedo on the title pages. Cahier 4 with a taped in program photograph of the composer to the title, inscribed at the head of the first page of music in ink "A Carlos Salzedo su aftectisimo....amigo y admirador / I. Albeniz / Bagnoles de L'Orne - 12 Julio 1907.  This volume also with scattered markings in pencil in the hand of Salzedo, cloth support to spine, and small restorations to wrapper edges. Other volumes variously toned, with small tears or abrasions to wrappers, the entire set overall in fine condition.  Contained in a custom red cloth box. Read More...

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17557. Albéniz, Isaac Manuel Francisco. (1860–1909).
Espagne - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY

Barcelona: Universo Musical Antes J. Bta. Pujol y Ca.. [ca. 1899]. Espagne (Souvenirs). Œuvres nouvelles pour le piano . N° 1 Prélude. Signed and inscribed presentation copy of the Spanish virtuoso pianist and composer's Prelude. He has penned on the first page of music (translated from the French): "To Madame Henry Lerolle in sincere friendship and affection. I. Albeniz, Paris, January 6, 1906." 7 pp. [PN] U.336.M.1. Rather heavily toned, pages largely detached; front wrapper with multiple tears and losses. Stamped on the front wrapper by the bookseller, L. E. Dotésio. Overall good, with the inscription in fine condition. 9.5 x 12.5 inches (24.3 x 31.5 cm). Read More...

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8017. Alda, Frances. (1879 - 1952).
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the glamorous soprano, as seen in an elaborate fur outfit through a mist of snowflakes! Boldly signed with her name alone in black ink. Mounting remnants on verso, else fine. 9 x 14 cm. Read More...

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3142. Alfano, Franco. (1875-1954).
Two Original Concert Programs

Two original programs from 1921 and 1922 from peformances directed by the Italian composer and pianist. Both from the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, where Alfano organized concerts for the Youth Orchestra from the local Liceo Musicale. The performances included not only standard works, but also new works by composition students of Alfano. Most of the performances were conducted by alumni of the school, though Alfano is billed as the Director. Both in fine condition and rather unusual.

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14983. Alkan, Charles-Valentin. (1813-1888) [Zimmermann, Joseph. (1785-1853)].
Rondeau Chromatique - SIGNED TITLE PAGE TO ZIMMERMANN

London: R. Cocks & Co.. [Ca. 1834]. Rondeau Chromatique pour le Piano Forte, composé et dédié a la Société des Enfans d'Apollon, et executé à leur Concert Annuel; par Ch. V. Alkan, professeur honoraire de l'Ecole Royale de Paris, et membre de la Société des Enfans d'Apollon. Original title page (single sheet, no music included) from the important French-Jewish pianist and composer's Rondeau Chromatique, signed and inscribed by Alkan to his teacher Joseph Zimmermann. The composer has penned at the upper right corner: "Hommage à Monsieur Zimmermann par son dévoué élève et ami C. V. Alkan." Overall foxing and toning, with a band of lighter toning at the foot from a previous framing; slight tape remnants on the verso; inscription rather faded but legible, with one small tear at the upper edge; overall in very good condition. WorldCat records only one copy of this edition, at the BnF. 10 x 13 inches (25.5 x 33.3 cm). Autographs of the composer are elusive. Read More...

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Rare original Pierre Petit cabinet photograph of the French-Jewish composer and teacher, one of six children of Alkan Morhange who took their father's first name as their last one, and brother of great piano virtuoso and composer Charles-Valentin Alkan.  After studying at the Conservatoire de Paris with Pierre Zimmermann,  François Benoist and Adolphe Adam, in 1850 he won the First Second Grand Prix de Rome.  Read More...

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Amusing large original doubleweight photograph of the American comedian and radio personality, shown stopping his ears while colleagues George Burns and Gracie Allen sing at the piano. Press stamps on the verso. Some light edge wear but overall in very fine condition. 10.5 x 13.5 inches (26.5 x 34 cm).

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215. Amat, Leopold. [Wagner].
Le Muse des Chansons, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR

Signed broadside, 1852. In an 1857 letter to Liszt, Wagner refers to his contact with Amat in Paris: "This time, however, I want to give you a short synopsis of the state of my Paris expedition. At the beginning of the winter a M. Leopold Amat, Chef or Directeur des Fetes Musicales de Wiesbaden, wrote to me from Paris, and set forth the results of his voluntary exertions for "Tannhauser" (at Wiesbaden with Tichatschek and in the French press). He asked me to authorise him to take the necessary steps for the performance of "Tannhauser" at the Grand Opera. I informed him that my only and indispensable CONDITION would be that an exact translation of the opera, without omission or alteration, should be given."

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13487. Amato, Pasquale. (1878-1942).
Signed Postcard of Padua

Autograph signature from the Italian baritone who made his career in the United States and left a large body of fine recordings. On a postcard of Padua, Amato has signed boldly and dated: Buenos Aires, May 29, 1906. On the verso, the postcard is addressed to the Argentinian collector Ramona Imaz Otaño, with the original stamp and postmark. In very fine condition. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (13.9 x 9 cm). Read More...

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12488. [American Anti-Slavery Society] Williams, R.G...
HUMAN RIGHTS. OUR OBJECT IS LIBERTY FOR ALL; GAINED BY MORAL POWER, AND REGULATED BY IMPARTIAL LAWS. VOL. II, NO. 3.

New York: September, 1836. Folio. [4] pp, printed in four columns per page. Tears around edges, creased and with significant toning to the upper front half and extensive foxing throughout. Read More...

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5698. [American Avant-garde] Carter, Elliot. (1908 - 2012) [Thomson, Virgil. (1896-1989)].
Variations for Orchestra - Inscribed to Virgil Thomson

New York: Associated Music Publishers, Inc.. 1957. Small quarto [10-1/2 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in printed light tan wrappers. 152 pages. Very good condition, edges of the front wrap slightly darkened, short tear to the surface of the wrap at the spine. Read More...

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5214. [American Avant-garde] Carter, Elliot. (b. 1908).
Signed 1939 Contract for "Heart Not So Heavy as Mine."

Contract from Arrow Music Press for Carter's song "Heart Not So Heavy as Mine" signed "Elliott C. Carter, jr." and by the editor (and composer, conductor), Lehman Engel (1910 -82). 1 page, recto and verso. Hole punches at head, not affecting, and otherwise in very fine condition.



"... hints of Carter's later style can be found in the opposing voices of Heart not so heavy as mine (1938)..." Grove online


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Signed 1965 BMI biography/catalogue by the important American composer. 22 pages of biographical information, photographs, musical excerpts and a catalogue of works, signed on the inside front cover over a printed excerpt from his Third Symphony. Very fine. 19 x 22.5 cm. Read More...

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6487. [American Avant-garde] Sun Ra. (1914 - 1993).
"The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra" - Signed Album

Signed album from the prolific jazz composer, bandleader, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," musical compositions and performances. "The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra - Volume 2" (ESP-DISK 1017) signed and inscribed on the lower part of the front cover in blue ballpoint., "To Dana, Dawn and Jodi From Sun Ra." With some surface and edge wear to cover, seam splits on edges, the record is included though in apparently poor condition. Together with a modern 8 x 10 inch glossy photograph.

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Munich: Heiner Friedrich Editions. 1969. First edition. 8vo. pp. unnumbered [100 pp]. Caligraphically inscribed in black ink on the inside front endpage, opposite the title: "To David, with all good vibrations. La Monte, Marian / 25/6/76 / LA." 2 pages replaced by the publisher, laid over existing pages and with heavy glue show-through as is typically seen, but otherwise an uncommonly fine copy throughout. Read More...

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18259. [American Music] Gifford, Isaac. (1772-1843) .
Decorated Tenor Partbook from Early American Fa-Sol-La Tradition, dated 1797

Autograph musical manuscript, dated 1797, approx. 70 pp., handwritten in ink throughout, followed by additional blank leaves and containing nearly 50 songs in total (with titles such as "French tune", "London tune", "York tune", "Dundee tune", "Dublin tune", "Martyrs tune", "Aby tune", "Newton tune", St. David's tune", etc.), consisting of a combination of popular tunes from the period and apparently original compositions penned by Isaac Gifford. Entries are embellished throughout the book with assorted decorative border patterns painstakingly hand-drawn by Gifford. 3.75 × 6.5 inches (9.5 × 16.5 cm), leather-backed paper-covered boards. Cover worn and partially detached, some loose leaves, one leaf lacking, scattered staining and minor tearing, mild toning, ink bold and legible throughout. A fascinating early American manuscript music book kept by Isaac Gifford of Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, founded just ten years previous, in 1787.  Read More...

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13892. [Americana].
Collection of Early American Tintypes

A collection of 23 small tintype portrait photographs, dating from ca. 1860-1880 and housed in a blue cloth-covered box. The portraits depict adults and children, apparently of various social classes; most are individual portraits, with two photographs of pairs. Several are duplicates or close duplicates. 16 of the tintypes are mounted in identical small pink card frames. One larger tintype, a three-quarter-length portrait of a man, is unmounted. Also included is one small later photograph, clipped to size. Light wear and scratches, some foxing and creases to the mounts; overall in very good condition. Each tintype ca. 1 x 1.5 inches (2.5 x 3.5 cm); mounts 1.75 x 2.5 inches (4.2 x 6.6 cm); larger tintype 2.5 x 3.25 inches (6 x 8.5 cm). In a blue cloth-covered cosmetic box with snap closure, with the logo of cosmetic company Palmer and their product name Gardenglo stamped in gold inside the lid. Wear and partial tear to the flap closure; overall in good condition. 4.5 x 2.75 x 1.5 inches (11 x 7 x 4 cm). Read More...

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17461. [Anatomy] Seiller, Johann Georg. (1663 - 1740).
Two Anatomical Engravings

Two anatomical engravings by J. G. Seiller, showing a standing male figure whose major muscles are made visible and labeled with their Latin name, each figure oriented in relation to a tree. The engravings numbered "Tab. VI" and "Tab VII" at the upper right. The first shows the figure turned to the left, with one arm raised, and with a framed image at the left showing details of internal organs; the second shows the figure from behind, with a framed image showing a hand and leaves. Toning and foxing, and wear around the edges; overall fine. 11 x 17.5 inches (28 x 44.5 cm). Read More...

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10019. Anderson, Marian. (1897-1993).
Signed Photograph

Attractive image of the great African American contralto with her hands clasped at her side. 8 x 10 inch halftone image within a complete concert program, signed in blue ink across the image. Fine condition. Read More...

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17166. Anderson, Marian. (1897–1993).
My Lord, What a Morning - SIGNED

New York: The Viking Press. 1956. Signed autobiography from the trailblazing African-American opera singer. Signed on the title: "To Paul / Kind regards / Marian Anderson." 312 pp. 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards. Fine copy in original dust jacket with some edge wear, shelf soiling, and small edge losses. Read More...

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