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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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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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Opera
Book

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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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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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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History & Historiography

8319. Arbós, Enrique Fernández . (1863 - 1939).
Autograph Musical Quotation

AMQS 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. Three detailed measures from the "Bolero" of his Op. 1 Piano Trio, signed and inscribed and dated London, 5 April, [18]95. On a page measuring 11 x 6 cm, with the signature of English physicist William Edward Ayrton on the verso. In fine condition and quite scarce.

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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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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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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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4942. Armstrong, Louis. (1901-1971).
Original Photograph

A striking original photograph by Ken Regan of the great Satchmo, shown at home in an exhuberant pose. Oblong format, 8.5 x 11 inches, photographer stamps on the verso, overall fine condition.

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16511. Armstrong, Louis. (1901-1971).
Letter to the Hot Club de France

Handwritten secretarial letter from the great jazz musician, secretarially signed "Satchmoly yours / Louis Armstrong" to members of the Hot Club de France. November 12, 1962; 1 p. on letterhead of the Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas. Text, in full: "Dear Members of Hot Club de France: It's a pleasure to know that I'm still a member of the Hot Club. You're a fine bunch of people and here's hoping that you'll go a many, many more years as tops in Jazz Clubs. I keep my card with me at all times and treasure it very much. Keep up the good works. Give my love to all the members including the President and his secretary. Love and kisses..." Light folding creases, slight paperclip mark; overall very fine. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.4 x 26.7 cm).

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13422. Armstrong, Louis. (1901-1971).
Signed Program from 1959 Tel Aviv Concert

Original program from Louis Armstrong's April 1959 appearance in Tel Aviv, boldly signed in green ink on the cover. The program, in French and Hebrew, contains multiple pictures of Armstrong and his All Stars, a biographical article about the great trumpeter, advertising and information about the following performances of the season (Edith Piaf, The Weavers, the Delta Rhythm Boys, and the Hazy Osterwald Band.) Dated on the cover: April 14, 1959. 24 pp. Overall toning, especially to the internal pages, and light foxing to the cover, with some edge wear and a slight chip to the signature; overall in very good condition. 9.5 x 8.5 inches (24.5 x 22 cm.). Most unusual!

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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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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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