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19731. Barber, Samuel. (1910–1981).
Signed Photograph to Ralph Berkowitz

Superb early right-facing bust doubleweight photograph of the dashing young American composer and conductor, signed and inscribed "To my good friend Ralph / Sam / West Chester / March '37." The recipient and dedicatee of the photograph was American composer and pianist Ralph Berkowitz, who with cellist Felix Salmond, performed Barber's Cello Sonata on March 7, 1937 at a surprise party arranged by Mary Curtis Bok for Barber's twenty-seventh birthday (Barbara Heyman, "Samuel Barber: The Composer and His Music," p. 115).  Signed photographs of Barber are extremely rare and desirable and this is a particularly early and remarkable example with a wonderful association.  8 x 10 inches. Light wear to margins, overall very fine.  Read More...

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10125. Barber, Samuel. (1910–1981).
Collection of privately issued and limited edition recordings of Barber, some inscribed

Nineteen rare gramophone recordings, privately issued, some from broadcasts (some probably unique), several with autograph writing or inscribed, twelve of which are contained in a worn cloth record binder stamped "Samuel Barber Compositions," including of Barber as baritone, accompanying himself performing: Brahms, "Der Gang zum Liebchen", "Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht"; Schubert, "Der Jüngling an der Quelle"; Schumann, "In der Fremde"; Mendelssohn, "Ist es wahr?"; C.P.E. Bach "Nonnelied", and Tuscan, English, Kentucky and Tyrolean folk-songs: all at the Curtis Institute, 26 Dec[ember 19]38, 4 records, privately issued, 78 RPM. Read More...

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19574. Barber, Samuel. (1910–1981) & Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy. (1929–1994).
Press Photograph at the Metropolitan Opera House

Press Photograph of the former First Lady and the American composer attending a performance at The Metropolitan Opera House.  Caption above image reads in part "The two will attend the Met's 125th Anniversary performance."  Stamp to verso dated December 8, 1967.  Printed in low contrast sepia for publication mockup, overall good.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

11190. [Barber, Samuel. (1910–1981)] Auden, W.H. ( (1907–1973).
Birthday Invitation addressed to Samuel Barber, with autograph musical notations

Printed bifold 1962 invitation to the Birthday Party of British-American poet W.H. Auden, addressed in Auden's hand to "Mr. Samuel Barber" at the head in ink and annotated by Barber in pencil with musical rhythms and some calculations on the verso, the inside being blank and thus easily displayed open so both sides are visible. In fine condition, a remarkable association.  From the collection of Barber's close friend Manfred Ibel. Read More...

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13198. [Barber, Samuel. (1910–1981)] Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Certificate Awarding the Composer the Governor's Citation

Original certificate awarding the important American composer the Governor's Citation of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Dated September 22, 1971 and signed by Governor Milton J. Shapp and Secretary of the Commonwealth C. Delores Tucker. Born in West Chester, Pennsylvania, Barber studied at the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and maintained a close link to the city throughout his life. The composer's name is hand-lettered and a gold seal with purple ribbons is affixed at the foot. One slight chip to the edge and mounting remnants on the verso; overall in fine condition. 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.7 cm).

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10127. [Barber, Samuel. (1910–1981)] Copland, Browning, Elias, Bernstein, Graham, Robbins, Auden, Coward, Leinsdorf, Dorati, Kostelanetz, Reznik, Gish etc. .
Collection of Letters and Telegrams to Samuel Barber from the Premieres of "Vanessa" and "Antony & Cleopatra"

A fascinating and important collection of autograph letters and telegrams to the important American composer, dating from the premieres of his two operas, Vanessa (1958), and Antony and Cleopatra (1966). Included are autograph letters from Aaron Copland, John Browning (who premiered Barber's Piano Concerto), Rosalind Elias (the original Erika in Vanessa and Charmain in Antony and Cleopatra), Ignace Strasvogel, and other friends and admirers, and telegrams from Leonard Bernstein, Martha Graham, Jerome Robbins, W. H. Auden, Noel Coward, and many others. Read More...

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19596. Barbirolli, John. (1899–1970).
Signed Photograph to the Box Office Treasurer of the New York Philharmonic

Signed original doubleweight A. Laviosa of NY photograph of the British conductor and cellist, who has inscribed in fountain pen ink to the Box Office Treasurer of the New York Philharmonic, "To Edward Hochner / with all good wishes / John Barbirolli."  Very fine. 6.75 x 9 inches (17.1 x 22.9 cm.).

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Original caricature of the important British conductor, signed by the noted American illustrator and caricaturist Sam Norkin. Barbirolli is depicted conducting in concert dress, during his time as the conductor of the New York Philharmonic (1936–1943). Black and white ink on card, with pencil caption at the foot. Some light toning and wear; overall fine. 9.5 x 13.5 inches (24 x 33 cm). Read More...

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16385. Bargiel, Woldemar. (1828–1897).
Autograph Note

A short autograph note from the German composer, the half-brother of Clara Schumann who taught at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik and, with Brahms, edited the complete works of Schumann and Chopin. He has written a short request (translated from the German): "Please provide Mr. Beal with a room," and signed at the foot in pencil. Toning and mounting remnants; overall very good. 5 x 4.25 inches (13 x 11 cm).

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5964. Barrie, J.M. (1860 - 1937).
Autograph Letter Regarding "Peter Pan."

Fine autograph letter from the Scottish Novelist and creator of Peter Pan. Signed "J M Barrie," two pages, 8vo, Leicester Corner, Lancaster Gate, London, 13th April 1905, to Mrs. Pogson. Barrie writes: "There must be some mistake as I have been in communication with no one about the German version of Peter Pan. However, I presume it means that Mr Bright has done so in my name, as he is entitled to do. I shall send him on your card, and it will be a pleasure to me if this matter is answered as you propose. If I am in London at the same time as you I shall be pleased to see you.." Usual horizontal fold, overall in very fine condition. Read More...

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16002. [Barrie, J.M. (1860–1937)] [Woolley, Monty. (1888–1963)].
Secretarial Letter to Actor Monty Woolley

Secretarial letter on behalf of the Scottish novelist and creator of Peter Pan to actor Monty Woolley. August 9, 1927. 2 pp., handwritten, on letterhead of the Stanway hotel, Cheltenham. Text, in full: "Dear Sir, Sir James Barrie directs me to thank you very much for your letter and expresses his great regret at the impossibility of his being able to leave England. He much appreciates the honor of the invitation and is so sorry not to be able to come to Boston. He is also very sorry not to be able to have the pleasure of meeting you, but he has left London for some time. Yours faithfully, C. Greene (for Sir James Barrie)." Toning and some light soiling; overall fine. 4.5 x 7 inches (11.5 x 17.8 cm). Read More...

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Literature & Classics

13486. Barrientos, Maria. (1883-1946).
Signed Hand-Colored Postcard

A lovely hand-colored photograph postcard of the Spanish coloratura soprano, with a facsimile signature above and an autograph signature at the left, dated 1905. On the verso, the postcard is addressed to the Argentinian collector Ramona Imaz Otaño, with the original stamp and postmark. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.7 x 13.7 cm). Read More...

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15128. Barrios, Rosita. .
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph from the tango chanteuse who was popular in Paris in the 1930's. Small halftone photograph clipped and mounted to a postcard, boldly signed below. Dated on the verso: May 8, 1936. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm).

From the collection of Monique Paravicini Simon (1916-2003), who was active in the world of dance and involved in the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo. 


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4438. Barrymore, Ethel. (1879–1959).
Original Sarony Photograph

Rare early original photograph of the celebrated American actress from the famous Barrymore clan whose performance in None But The Lonely Heart earned her the 1944 Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.  A very early image by Otto Sarony of New York, with his stamp on the mount, ca. 1910.  Mounted bottom chipped/torn, a few stray pencil marks etc., overall fine.  5 x 7.2 inches (12.5 x 18.5 cm), mounted to an overall size of 8 x 10.8 inches (20.5 x 27.5 cm.).

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18693. Barrère, Georges. (1876-1944).
Autograph Signature with Photograph

Signed card from the flautist, with inscription "Best wishes from Georges Barrère," mounted to paper along with a half-tone photograph clipped from a magazine.  Fine.  Paper measures 7.25 x 5.25 inches (18.4 x 13.3 cm.), card 3.25 x 2.25 inch (8.2 x 5.7 cm.). Read More...

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9579. Barsukov, Sergei. (1912 - ?).
Autograph Letter and Programs

Autograph letter. 4 pp. January 22, 1930. From the pianist and composer and pianist (and aviation instructor for the U.S. Armed Forces!), addressed to "My dear Miss Vermont." He details his recent employments, including as head of the piano department at the College of Music of Cincinnati, but notes that "unfortunately the climate was too hard for me there, and this forced me to leave this splendid position." He is seeking employment for the following year in California after he completes a concert tour in Europe. A little musty, but overall in fine condition and sold together with two different single-sheet NY Town Hall recital programs, each with an inset photograph of Barsukov.

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17036. Bartlett, Jennifer. (b. 1941).
From Rhapsody (A Suite of Three Prints), 1987

A 1987 portfolio of prints titled From Rhapsody (A Suite of Three Prints) by contemporary American artist Jennifer Bartlett (California/New York; born 1941), printed by Patricia Branstead and Sally Mara Sturman with assistance by Susan Rees and published by Parasol Press, Ltd., New York (1987). The three loose prints consist of sugarlift, aquatint and spit-bite over a photo-etching of a grid and are printed on BFK paper. The collection includes images Row 21, Plate 42Row 36, Plate 252, and Row 138, plate 955 after the original enamel paintings on steel plates in Bartlett’s seminal work Rhapsody exhibited at the Paula Cooper Gallery, New York in 1976. Each is numbered to the verso, and one is signed and dated to the verso. Presented in gray cloth-covered portfolio embossed with title and artist’s name. Read More...

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5919. Bartok, Bela. (1881-1945).
Quatour pour 2 violons, alto et violoncell

Budapest: Rózsavölgyi & Cie.. [1909]. First Edition in score. Miniature score of Bartók's Quartet no. 1, op. 7 (BB 52, Sz 40, W 20, Somfai 308.) [PN] R. & Co. 3287. 38 pp. 5.25 x 7.5 inches (13.5 x 19 cm). Two slight creases to the cover, some toning; overall in fine condition. Read More...

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14258. Bartok, Bela. (1881-1945) & Kodály, Zoltán. (1882-1967).
Original Scrapbook with Signed Program Covers and Press Clippings

A small handmade scrapbook containing two original 1934 Collegium Musicum of Budapest program covers signed by Bartók and Kodály, as well as numerous press clippings relating to the concerts. Bartók has signed in pencil on the cover of the program dated February 12, 1934, in which he accompanied four singers in an concert of Debussy; this program cover serves as the cover of the scrapbook. Kodály has signed the cover of a program dated April 11, 1934, where he performed his own works and those of Bartók. Both program covers have been decorated with clipped halftone portraits of the composers. The remainder of the 12-page booklet includes press clippings and one clipped press photograph from Bartók's performance, all neatly mounted and reinforced with stripes of tape. Toning and light overall wear, but generally in very good condition. 9.25 x 7 inches (23.5 x 17.6 cm). Read More...

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14269. Bartok, Bela. (1881-1945) [Kodály, Zoltán. (1882-1967)].
Magyar Népdalok énekhangra és zongorára (Hungarian Folksongs for voice and piano) - SIGNED BY BARTÓK

Budapest: Rozsnyai Károly. [1906]. First edition of the Hungarian Folksongs for voice and piano, a collection to which the two great Hungarian composers each contributed ten songs, signed by Bartók on the title page. [PN] B. K. 4to. Softcover, 26 pp. Spine reinforced with fabric tape; wear and soiling to the covers with some small losses at the edges; staple binding partially detached; signature crisp and overall in good condition. 9 x 12 inches (23.5 x 30.5 cm). Read More...

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