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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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Health, Medicine & Nutrition

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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Book

18343. Anderson, Marian. (1897–1993).
Lincoln Memorial Concert—Signed Program and Photo Ensemble in Frame

Powerful ensemble of materials from Marian Anderson’s historic concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939. Grouping consists of two copies, front and back, of the program, the former bearing Anderson's signature in ink, and two modern reprint photographs from the concert: a detail of Anderson in three-quarter profile singing, and a general view from the Lincoln Memorial over the reflecting pool toward the Washington Monument, showing the assembly of more than 75,000 listeners. All four items double-mounted in Prussian blue mat with gold accents in gilded wood frame, each item approx. 6 x 8 inches (15 × 20 cm), total framed approx. 18 × 27.5 inches (46 × 70 cm). Pocket on back, seemingly the remainder of the programs, without the covers. Various components unexamined out of frame, but in apparently fine condition. Read More...

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Unsigned Photograph
Opera

16024. Ansermet, Ernst. (1883–1969).
Vintage Photograph

Vintage photograph of the great conductor, shown as an older man ca. 1940's, studying a large score with his glasses in one hand. Photographer credit in the lower right margin: Moss Photo, New York. Staple holes and some light surface wear; otherwise overall in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.8 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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18046. Ansermet, Ernst. (1883–1969) & Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992).
Original Photograph, Studying a Score

Original photograph of the Swiss conductor seated together at the piano with pianist Nikita Magaloff, studying a score. Some light wrinkling and verso rough; overall fine. 4 x 3 inches (10.5 x 7.3 cm). Read More...

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Opera

17311. Antheil, George. (1900-1959).
Five Typed Letters Signed to Raymond Lewenthal

An interesting group of five typed letters signed from the avant-garde composer to American pianist Raymond Lewenthal, dating from June 1949 to January 1950 and concerning several of Antheil's later compositions, in particular his Fourth Sonata. Complete details below. Some light toning, but overall very fine. 7.25 x 10.5 inches and 8.5 x 11 inches. Rare.  Read More...

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Classical Music

9673. Antheil, George. (1900-1959).
Signed Photograph to Alexander Smallens

Rare signed original 7 x 9 inch photograph of the avant-garde composer, inscribed to the American conductor, Alexander Smallens "with sincere and highest admiration to Alexander Smallens from his friend George Antheil / Jan 22, 1932 / NYC." The photograph by Ruth Asch, stamped on the verso and in very fine condition. Read More...

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17680. [Anti-Slavery].
"Am I Not a Man and a Brother" & "Am I not a Woman & a Sister" - Pair of 19th Century Anti-Slavery Tokens

Rare pair of Anti-Slavery tokens produced for the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade, established by Granville Sharp and Thomas Clarkson in 1787.  The first shows the society's emblem of a chained African man, naked and kneeling, "Am I not a Man and a Brother" around the perimeter on obverse, "May Slavery & Oppression Cease Throughout the World" around the perimeter and clasped hands (in print formats generally one is black and one, white) in the center on reverse.  The other example shows a kneeling woman and "Am I not a Woman & a Sister" 1838" on obverse, "United States of America" (with backwards "N"), olive wreath with "Liberty / 183[8]" in center on reverse. These were commissioned by the American Anti-Slavery society to evoke pity for enslaved women as well as to foster equal rights for women.  Bronze. Diam. 1 5/16 inches (30 mm).  First somewhat worn and the "Sister" is slightly worn on recto (just a few high points) and the date below "Liberty" on the verso; the "Brother" with a loss on the recto. Not formally "graded" but overall very good. Read More...

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History & Historiography

18379. [Anti-Slavery].
"Humanity" Cast-Iron Tobacco Box

An English tobacco box bearing the kneeling slave iconography of the abolitionist movement, dating to the mid-19th Century. Height 4 x width 3.75 x depth 5.5 inches (10 x 9.5 x 14 cm.). Oxidation and pitting from age, handle is old but may not be original to the box, else fine. Read More...

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17679. [Anti-Slavery].
"Am I Not a Man and a Brother" - 18th Century Anti-Slavery Token

Anti-Slavery token produced for the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade, established by Granville Sharp and Thomas Clarkson in 1787. It shows the society's emblem of a chained African man, naked and kneeling, "Am I not a Man and a Brother" around the perimeter on obverse, "May Slavery & Oppression Cease Throughout the World" around the perimeter and clasped hands (in print formats generally one is black and one, white) in the center on reverse.  Bronze. Diam. 1 5/16 inches (30 mm). Moderately worn, but still readable and in good condition. Read More...

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18520. [Anti-Slavery] Northup, Solomon. (1808–1863).
Twelve Years A Slave: Narrative of Solomon Northup, a Citizen of New-York, Kidnapped in Washington City in 1841, and Rescued in 1853, from a Cotton Plantation near the Red River, in Louisiana.

Auburn: Derby & Miller. 1853. First edition, eighth thousand. Octavo, with portrait frontispiece, contemporary cloth, 7.5 x 5.25 inches (19 x 13.3 cm.).  Inside cover with early bookseller label"From Adams' Wholesale Bookstore, Warren, O[hio]." A worn copy with scattered foxing, mostly light and in the margins after the first approximately 30 pages where heaviest, but apparent throughout to some degree, one leaf with 2 small tears to edges, binding shaken, with several gatherings split or splitting from the block, corners bumped with losses, spine with losses at extremities and elsewhere.  With ownership signatures from the Vradenburg family of Bristol Ohio: the first, in pencil on the ffe recto "W.L. Vradenberg / Bristol / Ohio," presumed to be that of William Vradenberg (b. 1811); the ffe verso with full page first name only signature, in pencil, "Solomon," presumed to be that of Solomon Vradenberg, who in the Civil War mustered as Pvt. in 1863, transferred to the Navy the following year where he served on the U.S.S. Choctaw, William G. Anderson and Pampero; and lastly on blank recto of portrait frontispiece and again on the rear free endpage  "Newton Vranderberg's Book / North Bristol / Ohio," this being presumably the Newton Vrandberg recorded in the 1899 Atlas and Directory of Trumbull County, Ohio as residing in North Bristol. A good copy of this important slave narrative, the basis for the 2013 Academy Award winning movie of the same title.

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Civil War

12589. [Apache] [Miller, Andrew. (? - 1899)].
Four Original Cabinet Card Photographs of Apache Scouts, Squaws and Bucks

Rare set of four original cabinet card photographs, ca. 1885, by Andrew Miller, who was himself killed by Yaqui Indians in Sonora, Mexico in 1899. Each titled within the negative, photographs unmarked but Miller's studio imprint can be seen along the lower edge of the print mounts. As follows: Apache Scouts. San Carlos, Ariz.; Apache Squaws; Young Apache Bucks in Winter; Giant Cactus of Ariz. Each 4.25 x 6.5 inches, edges in gilt, a few small ink spots to lower edge of one, the final image of Giant Cactus of Arizona with the ghosted outline of the photographer's signature showing through the lower edge, overall in fine condition.

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History & Historiography

15125. Arbós, Enrique Fernández. (1863–1939).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph from the Spanish violinist, composer and conductor, a virtuoso violinist who studied with Monasterio, Vieuxtemps and Joachim, taught at the Madrid Conservatory and the Royal College of Music in London, and who was later one of Spain’s greatest conductors. Clipped halftone photograph, mounted on a postcard and signed and dated on the mount: March 11, 1939. A few surface scratches; overall in fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm). Read More...

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Two autograph musical quotations, from the important opera conductor Luigi Arditi and the Polish opera singer and pedagogue Adelina Murio-Celli, penned on recto and verso of an album leaf. Arditi has penned two measures in A flat major from an unidentified composition, signed below and dated New York, April 5, 1881. Murio-Celli has penned a phrase of two measures with the text "Oh! breathe one word of gladness..." and dated New York, April 20, 1897. 9 x 6 inches. In fine condition. Read More...

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Opera

17124. Arlen, Harold. (1905–1986).
"The Wizard of Oz" Record Set - INSCRIBED BY THE COMPOSER

1939 4-disc set of first issue 78-RPM records of the cast-recording soundtrack album for the beloved film, inscribed by the composer, Harold Arlen, to his brother and sister-in-law. Housed in original illustrated covers. Inscribed in pen on the first record sleeve: "For Julie + Jean, Love Harold 12-18-39". Songs include "Over the Rainbow", "Munchkinland Part I & II", "If I Only Had a Brain", "If I Only Had a Heart", "The Merry Old Land of Oz", and "We're Off to See The Wizard". This record set includes the only known release of the movie's deleted musical number, "The Jitterbug", as the album was created and distributed before filming wrapped. Discs exhibit very little handling, but are untested. Front cover detached but present, with part of cloth tape torn. Edge wear to the covers, with cloth tape repair between inside front cover and first record sleeve. Overall very good. Read More...

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11492. Arman. (1928 - 2005).
Portées Musicales

Gouache on white wove paper, 1986. 304x230mm; 12x9 inches. Signed in black ink, lower right recto. This work is registered under number APA #1002.86.004 in the archive of the Studio Arman in New York. Ex-collection Monsieur Jean-Louis Martinoty, director of the Opéra in Paris from 1986-1989. Read More...

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Art & Design

16490. Arman. (1928 - 2005).
Cello Fragment, 1999

India ink on paper. Work: 30.5 x 23.5 in (77.47 x 59.69 cm); Frame: 37.5 x 29.75 in (95.25 x 75.57 cm). In artist's original frame with studio label on verso. Offered with certificate of authenticity from Arman Studio Archives. Read More...

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13743. [Armstrong, Louis. (1901-1971) & Armstrong, Lucille. (1914-1983)].
Creole Red Beans and Rice - Printed Recipe Sheet with Autograph Notes

Printed sheet of recipes from the great Satchmo and his wife Lucille, with two handwritten annotations, apparently in the hand of Lucille: "Pop's Favorite Dish" beside the recipe for creole red beans and rice, and "By Mr. & Mrs. Myron Cohen" beside the matzoh ball soup recipe at the foot. Some uneven toning and a paperclip mark; overall in very good condition. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.7 x 27.9 cm). Read More...

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Ephemera

12891. Armstrong, Louis. (1901-1971) [Davis Jr., Sammy. (1925 - 1990)].
Original Photograph from the Collection of Sammy Davis Jr.

Original doubleweight photograph of the great American jazz trumpeter, singer and composer, from the collection of Sammy Davis Jr. Photographed by Davis' longtime manager, Jess Rand, Armstrong is captured in his white suit, singing directly into the microphone.  Dated 1954, at the Crescendo Club in Hollywood.  Slight wear to the edges but overall a crisp image in fine condition, with the photographer's stamp and Davis collection stamp on verso.  24 x 19 cm.

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