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16118. Bachauer, Gina. (1913–1976).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the celebrated Greek pianist, who is shown in a promotional portrait and has signed and inscribed at the foot to music critic Raymond Morin, dating 1951. Toning and buckling; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.6 x 25.5 cm).

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9906. Bachofen, Johan Caspar. (1695 - 1755).
Musicalisches Halleluja, oder schöne und geistreiche Gesänge, Mit neuen und anmuthigen Melodeyen begleitet, und zur Aufmunterung zum Lob Gottes...Neunte und privilegierte Auflage.

Zurich: Burglischer Druckeren. 1776. Thick octavo. Full 18th century dark brown calf. [viii], 880, [viii] pp. With a fine frontispiece engraving depicting a winged female figure playing the keyboard with three seated cherubs playing a viol, violin and recorder seated around her. Binding worn, front board and endpage starting to separate but still relatively solid, brass remnants on board edges, apparently lacking original clasps, early ownernship markings ("Joh. Jakob Widler...Wiedikon / 1781") and remnants of wax seals to inner boards and endpages. Overall a fine copy of this important work by the Swiss composer and music pedagogue. Read More...

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14749. Bacon, Francis. (1909 - 1992).
"Bacon: Galerie Maeght" [Personnage Couche] - SIGNED POSTER

"Bacon: Galerie Maeght" color exhibition lithograph poster, depicting the artist's "Personnage Couche, " signed in sharpie ink lower right "Francis Bacon." Copyright Maeght Editeur, Arte Paris l.l., printed 1966.  Unframed. 27 3/4" x 17 7/8" (66 x 45 cm). In fine condition. 

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375. Badura-Skoda, Paul . (b. 1927).
Signed Schubert Impromptus LP

Lengthy inscription and bold signature from the elegant Viennese pianist on the verso of the LP cover to his 1960 Schubert Impromtus recording. Dated May, 1964, he inscribes "To George --, one of the rare 'Schubert birds, in common admiration for this genius. Paul Badura Skoda." Fine.

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10494. Bails, Benito. (1730 - 1797).
Lecciones de Clave, y Principios de Harmonia

Madrid: Joachin Ibarra. 1775. First edition. 4to. [iv] 291 pp, lacking the folding plate of the keyboard, scattered foxing, but otherwise very good. Full leather binding, gilt stamped, title plate to spine partially cracked. Palau (21923) notes: "Es traduccion de la obra de Antonio Bemetzrieder y esta muy bien impresa" and the work is indeed beautifully printed, with musical examples throughout and including a charming engraving at the head of the first lesson, featuring three putti playing around a harpsichord. An interesting and unusual keyboard treatise written by a modestly important Spanish mathematician and architect.

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16248. Baird Rockefeller, Martha. (1895–1971).
Two Signed Photographs

Two signed photographs from the concert pianist, later the wife of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and an important philanthropist in the field of music. She is shown ca. 1920's and has inscribed one photograph to tenor Lawrence Strauss, dating London, July 11, 1928, and the other photograph to "my beloved Sally & Laurie," dating March 15, 1929. First photograph stamped on the verso by photographer Lenare of London, with some surface wear and corner creases, overall very good; second photograph fine. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm).

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16604. Bakaleinikov, Vladimir. (1885–1953).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Russian-American conductor, violist, composer and educator, shown during his period as the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has signed and inscribed at the lower right in Spanish, dating 1949. In very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.2 cm).

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13525. Baker, Chet. (1929 - 1988).
1982 Autograph Letter about Money, Touring, and Tom Baker

An interesting and rare autograph letter from the later years of the jazz legend's life to his friend Jim Butler. In the original envelope postmarked September 20, 1982, the letter details Baker's money woes while on tour in Canada and California, and apologizes for not being able to pay back Butler the money he had lent Baker. Baker mentions his girlfriend Ruth [Young], and an upcoming gig in Calgary organized by "some young guys who were very interested in my playing," and his upcoming tour in Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. In a subtle mention of his ongoing drug problems, Baker writes, "I've been getting by since I last saw you on Tussion X cough syrup and feel as though I've made a lot of progress," and goes on to mention the death of actor Tom Baker from an overdose. (Complete text below.) A fascinating glimpse into Chet's later years, after his return to jazz, and his ongoing struggles with drugs and debt. Read More...

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13529. [Baker, Chet. (1929 - 1988) & Baker, Tom (1940-1982)] Wulff, Ingo..
Collection of Cards, Letters, Screen Treatment and Book

An interesting collection of material relating to the American jazz trumpeter, vocalist, and flugelhornist, known for his early promise, swift fall into drug addiction, and career resurgence in the 1970's and 80's. From the collection of Jim Butler, a dedicated Chet Baker collector who became a friend to Baker and his family, the archive includes a copy of the 1989 publication Chet Baker in Concert and a brief correspondence with its German editor, Ingo Wulff; part of a screen treatment by Chet's friend, actor and writer Tom Baker, about Chet's life; three Christmas cards from Carol Baker, Chet's widow; and various assorted magazine clippings. Overall in very good to fine condition. Read More...

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15471. Baker, Josephine. (1906-1975).
The Original Charleston. Musique de Cecil Mack et Jimmy Johnson dansé par Joséphine Baker dans l'Hyper-Revue des Folies Bergère "La Folie du Jour" ...

Paris: Editions Francis Salabert. [1926]. First Edition thus. Quarto. Original bifolium sheet music with pictorial covers, letterpress recto only. Lightly toned with fold slightly rubbed; seller's stamp to the cover; overall in fine condition. 10.5 x 13.75 inches (27 x 35 cm). Uncommon; only 3 copies listed by Worldcat (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Biblioteca Comunale di Trento, Zentralbibliothek Zurich).  Read More...

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11823. Baker, Josephine. (1906-1975).
Two Signed Photographs in La Créole

Pair of vintage glossy 3.5 x 5.5 postcard photos of Baker in ‘La Creole,’ each signed in fountain pen, “Josephine Baker, 1936.” Both are individually mounted and matted to overall sizes of 14 x 17. In overall fine condition.  Read More...

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14866. Baker, Josephine. (1906-1975).
Signed Photograph in an Exotic Feather Costume

Vintage matte-finish G. L. Manuel portrait of Baker in a full-length pose with outspread feather wings, a revealing jeweled dress, and large curlicue earrings, signed and inscribed in fountain pen, “An Sergent Chef Maurice Laborie, en souvenir de, Josephine Baker, 1940.”  A few small tears to edges, nicely repaired from verso and otherwise in fine condition. 8 x 10.25 inches. Read More...

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8719. Baker, Josephine. (1906-1975).
Vintage Photograph

Vintage 8 x 10 inch doubleweight original photograph of the great singer/dancer "in a happy good mood when she arrives at London airport" in 1959. Fine.

Baker was most noted as a singer, while in her early career she was a celebrated dancer. She was given the nicknames the "Black Venus" or the "Black Pearl", as well as the "Créole Goddess" in anglophone nations, while in France she has always been known in the old theatrical tradition as "La Baker."


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12375. Baker, Josephine. (1906-1975).
The Original Charleston. Musique de Cecil Mack et Jimmy Johnson dansé par Joséphine Baker dans l'Hyper-Revue des Folies Bergère "La Folie du Jour" ...

Paris: Editions Francis Salabert. [1926]. First Edition thus. Quarto Original bifolium sheet music with pictorial covers, loosely inserted singlesheet, letterpress recto only. A little rubbed externally, with a soft diagonal crease through the front cover, but overall a very good example. Uncommon, just 3 copies listed by Worldcat (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Biblioteca Comunale di Trento, Zentralbibliothek Zurich). Read More...

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12461. Baker, Josephine. (1906-1975).
Gown and Cape worn by Baker to the Cannes Film Festival

Original evening gown and matching full-length cape in a bright red, orange, and yellow print, worn by the legendary entertainer to the Cannes Film Festival in 1973. Accompanied by two reproduction photographs showing La Baker in the eye-catching ensemble, together with a signed photographic letter of provenance from Lelia Scoto Abatino, niece of Pepito Abatino, Baker's original manager. Read More...

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12770. Baker, Josephine. (1906-1975).
1959 Photograph with Dali

Amusing vintage 1959 Agence Dalmas of Paris photograph of the legendary entertainer smiling broadly as she exits from a large transparent orb. Dali can be seen on the far right edge of the image! 7.3 x 9.5 inches (18.4 x 24 cm) and in fine condition. Read More...

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5601. Baker, Josephine. (1906-1975).
Vintage Postcard Photograph

Vintage sepia postcard photograph of the legendary African American entertainer and singer. Issued by "Iris-Verlag," measuring 2.5 x 5.5 inches and in very fine condition.

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Dance

13614. Baker, Josephine. (1906-1975) [Abatino, Pepito, & Josephine Baker. ].
Josephine Baker vue par la Presse Française. [At head of title: Pepito Abatino Présente]

Paris: [Editions Isis]. 1931. 60 pp. promotional brochure, by her long-time manager and lover, celebrating the art of Josephine Baker during her years in Paris, including scores of excerpts and entire reviews of her art by a wide variety of cultural figures writing in myriad venues, an introductory text by Abatino (Josephine Baker vue par son Manager), a list by Baker (Josephine Baker vue par elle-même), profusely illustrated throughout after both photographs and drawings, including some full-page portraits. Sm. 4to. Orig. illustrated silver-foil wrapper, heavily worn, creased and chipped, attached at spine by only a small area else fully separated. An unnumbered copy aside from the deluxe issue of 50 copies with the same silver-foil presentation, separate from the edition with a paper wrapper, only one similar copy recorded in the US by Worldcat. Read More...

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16498. Bakst, Léon Samoilovitch. (1866–1924).
Autograph Letter to Frantz Jourdain

Autograph letter from the Russian painter and scene and costume designer, known for his extensive work for the Ballets Russes. 1 p. June 21, 1915. To architect and art critic Frantz Jourdain (1847–1935), Bakst writes (translated from the French): "Dear maître, I am very touched by your kind letter and thank you sincerely. I will act according to your advice. Until then, please believe my devoted and cordial sentiments. Leon Bakst." In very fine condition. 4.5 x 7 inches (11.3 x 17.3 cm).

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16082. [Bakst, Léon Samoilovitch. (1866–1924)] Levinson, André. (1887–1933).
Matera balets [Masters of Ballet, Studies in the History and Theory of Dance] - From the collections of Léon Bakst and Serge Lifar

St. Petersburg: Solovyov. 1914. First edition of the Russian ballet historian's account of the ballet masters and teachers of the 18th to 19th centuries, primarily in France. Text in Russian. 132, [4] pp. 22 full-page illus. plates; mounted illustration heading each chapter; color frontispiece of Fanny Ellsler and color print of the four stars of the 1845 ballet Pas de Quatre, both mounted on blue pages. Errata slip tipped to front free endpaper. Softcover. Spine hand-labeled in ink. Heavy wear to the covers and spine, with block partially detached and losses to spine. Internally very good, overall good. 7.5 x 11 inches. Read More...

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