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13618. [Beatles] Harrison, George. (1943-2001) & Shankar, Ravi. (1920-2012).
Souvenir Program from a 1974 Joint Concert

Original souvenir program from a 1974 joint concert of the ex-Beatle and the renowned Indian musician, with fantastic psychedelic graphics, many pictures, biographies of the Eastern and Western ensemble members, and texts on Indian music and instruments. Shankar and Harrison's collaboration led to the albums Shankar Family & Friends and Ravi Shankar's Music Festival from India. This concert, given in aid of the Appalachian Regional Hospitals, was most likely part of the ensemble's late-1974 tour of North America. 20 pp. with an additional page inserted with the biographies of further musicians. In fine condition. 11.5 x 9 inches (29.2 x 22.8 cm).

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Culture, Ethnicity & Gender
An original 9 x 11.5 inch photograph of the famous couple, signed and dated on the verso by the photographer, George Tebbens.

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Enormous original ink and watercolor portrait of Ringo by Heinz Edelmann, 31 x 47 inches, showing him in a Yellow Submarine-esque striped suit jacket against a psychedelic background. Framed and in very good condition, with scattered staining and soiling. Edelmann, a German illustrator and designer, is best known for his art direction and character designs for the Beatles' 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine. This work is unsigned and was presumably intended for some sort of display, possibly a performance set or event promotion. It may have been a preliminary draft for one of those things  - we have puzzled over the name spelling and frankly don't know what to make it of it. We acquired this from a French collector, who likewise didn't know what to make of that feature. But the piece is certainly contemporary to the period and based on the confidence and style of the line and overall impression, we feel confident in ascribing this to Edelman himself. However, as the work is unsigned, we must allow for the possibility it may have been executed by another hand, possibly an assistant or imitator. In any event, impressive in size and style, this is an extraordinary Beatles piece. 

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12533. [Beatles] Starr, Ringo. (b. 1940) [MARTIN SHARP (1942-2013)].
Live Give Love - 1967 POSTER FROM THE COLLECTION OF RINGO STARR

London: Big O Posters Ltd. [1968]. 30 x 20 inches, 76 x 50 3/4 cm. Striking metallic poster printed on foil, the design by Martin Sharp, a psychedelic adaptation of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel fresco The Creation of Man (1511-12). High art meets high art in this glistening piece of Sixties psychedelia, a companion piece to Sharp's more famous Wheels of Fire album cover of the same date for English rock band Cream. The two works, as printed in black ink on silver foil-coated card, present Christian and Eastern religious icons in a manner accessible to a Sixties audience familiar with the effects of hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD and marijuana. The text of Live Give Love reflects the dominant themes of peace and love which were at the heart of the counterculture and hippie movement between 1966-8, reaching their peak in the United States and United Kingdom during 1967's Summer of Love. The present example of the famous poster is from the collection of former Beatle, Ringo Starr. Some light creases to the edges, difficult to image given the relective nature of the foil, but in overall fine condition.

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15798. Beauclerk, Diana. (1734-1808) [Burgur, Augustus. (1747-1794)].
Illustrations for the poem Lenore by Gottfried Augustus Burger (1747-1794) - Three Original Engravings

Group of three original stipple engravings after drawings by Lardy Diana Beauclerk, showing a man and woman on horseback being pursued by Death. In the first image, the man and woman look back as cloaked ghouls fly behind them; in the second, the man points ahead at a monk and a group of pallbearers. In the final image, the man has been replaced by a skeleton wielding a spear, and the woman swoons lifelessly on the horse behind him. Engraved by A. Birrell (first image) and Harding (last image) and all published June 1, 1796 by E. & S. Harding, Pall Mall. Each engraving ca. 11.75 x 9.25 inches (29.7 x 23.2 cm), clipped and mounted on card, slightly irregularly trimmed. Some toning and foxing, especially to the mounts; one corner rip has been repaired. Overall very good.

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Art & Design

14766. [Beauty Pageants].
"One of Them Gets a Ride" - Original Press Photograph

Original 1937 press photograph showing the contestants for the title of Miss California posing in swimsuits on the wing of an airliner. Press caption on the verso dated July 17, 1937. In very good condition with one small tear to the upper edge. 9 x 7 inches (22.8 x 18 cm).

10755. Bechet, Sidney. (1897 - 1959).
Enormous Signed Original Portrait

Original bust portrait drawing, signed in brown ink by the innovative clarinetist and saxophonist regarded as one of the greatest wind players in the history of jazz. Accomplished in black and blue ink on heavy paper, signed lower right by the artist, Andre Remeliouty. Measuring an impressive 50 x 60 cm [20 x 24 inches], this is almost certainly the largest signed image of the musician in existence. A number of small tears and mostly minor areas of staining around the edges, overall in very good condition. Will be shipped rolled.

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Jazz

4261. Bechet, Sidney. (1897 - 1959).
Original Concert Program

Attractive 16 pp. concert program from an International Jazz Show performance at Royal Albert Hall with Humphrey Lyttelton and his band and Andre Reqeliotty and his orchestra.  Vertical crease, otherwise in fine condition.  8.25 x 10 inches (21 x 25.4 cm.).

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Single-sheet Berlin Philharmonic program dated 4 February 1889, under the direction of Bülow in only his second season as conductor of the young orchestra.  The evening's program included Joachim Raff's cello concerto in D minor with Becker, the important German cellist, as the featured soloist, along with performances of the Serenade for large orchestra in D major from Brahms, the Overture for Le Roi d'Ys by Edouard Lalo, and Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor.  Text along the top and sides informs patrons that while this program is free, they can purchase a booklet for 30 pfeniges.  Wear and light tearing to top and right edges, else fine.  5.5 x 8.75 inches (14 x 22.25 cm.). Read More...

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13745. [Beckett, Samuel. (1906-1989)] [Lahr, Bert. (1895-1967)].
"Waiting for Godot" - Original 1956 Program

Original playbill from the Broadway debut of Beckett's absurdist play at the John Golden Theatre, beginning on April 19, 1956. Starring Bert Lahr (also the original Cowardly Lion), the play had opened in Florida in January 1956 and bombed, before its more successful Broadway production that spring. Overall age wear and one vertical crease, but otherwise in very good condition. 20 pp. 6.5 x 9 inches (16.5 x 23 cm).

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10909. Beecham, Sir Thomas. (1879 - 1961).
Original Photograph

Original 1959 photograph of the dynamic and celebrated British conductor as he arrived at the London Airport on the eve of his 80th birthday. In very fine condition. 20.5 x 25.5 cm.

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Unsigned Photo
Classical Music

9010. Beecham, Sir Thomas. (1879 - 1961).
Signed 1933 Covent Garden Contract

D.S., Thomas Beecham, three pages, folio, London, 30th January 1933. The partially printed document, in French, is issued by the Covent Garden Opera Syndicate, Royal Opera, Covent Garden, London, for the year 1933, and is a contract engaging Beecham's services as 'Chef d'Orchestre et Directeur Artistique' from 1st May - 10th June 1933 for the sum of 'un mille francs (£1000) pour la saison.' Boldly signed at the conclusion. Some light age wear, else fine. Together with a vintage postcard photograph.

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Classical Music
A remarkable original presentation photograph in original photographer's folder/mount, stamped "Swaine, 146 New Bond St.W. and at Southsea," photograph measuring an impressive 42 x 16 cm. The photograph shows the entire orchestra -all men - assembled in a large dining hall, in their most elegant attire, seated at 6 long tables. Sir Thomas may be see standing along the far right wall, with his eyes closed. We do not know on which occasion this image was taken, but it may include additional musical luminaries, as there seem to be more than a single orchestra's worth of attendees.

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Classical Music
New York: Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co.. 1903. Sheet music, 13 1/2 x 10 3/4. 1903. 5 pp. Edges a little worn, lightly creased, period pen initials on inset photo, overall good. Read More...

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18325. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
33 Veränderungen über einen Walzer für das Piano-Forte componirt und Der Frau Antonia von Brentano gebornen Edlen von Birkenstock hochachtungsvoll zugeeignet...120tes Werk. [DIABELLI VARIATIONS]

Wien: bey A. Diabelli et Comp. Graben No. 1133 ; Leipzig : bey H.A. Probst. [1824]. Oblong folio. disbound.  [i] (title), 4-43, [i] (blank) pp. Engraved throughout. [PN] 1380. On t.p. above imprint: No. 1380.; Eigenthum der Verleger.; Pr. 2f. 45x.C.M; At head of 1st. line of music: Thema von A: Diabelli; At foot of p. 43: Gestochen v: Jos: Sigg.  Tears and repairs to margins of first and final leaves, those two pages also somewhat browned, stamps of E. Hoffmann Musikalienhandlung of Dresden, else a clean and wide-margined copy throughout.  Titelauflage of the Cappi u. Diabelli first edition of 1823 (ie printed from the same plates) but with the edition of a secondary "collection" title page "(Vaterländischer Künstlerverein Veränderungen...") not present here,  the main title of the present copy being an updated version of the title from the first issue (1823), where pp. 2 and 3 were left blank. Kinsky p. 350-51. Dorfmüller p. 345 (copy in Bavarian State Library, Munich). Hoboken 2, 485. Hirsch IV, 387 (with "2. Abtheilung" angebunden). Beethoven-Haus C 252/195,3. Read More...

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Autograph Letter
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4624. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Cabinet Card Life Mask Photograph

19th century cabinet card photograph of the famous life mask by Franz Klein, this image issued by Julius A. Gross of Brooklyn.  Margins slightly trimmed, else fine.  4.1 x 6.3 inches (10.5 x 16 cm.).

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9149. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Messe.Missa solennis: für 4 Solostimmen, Chor und Orchester. Op. 123 - INTERESTING PROVENANCE

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [ca. 1862]. Partitur. 259 pp. Engraved. [PN] B. 203. From Breitkopf & Härtel's Gesamtausgabe (Complete Edition), the first collected edition of the works of Ludwig van Beethoven, published between 1862 and 1865. Red marbled boards, front board almost completely detached, lacking spine cover and lacking prelims [begins on page 1 of score], first leaf repaired along gutter, general browning throughout, light handling creases lower right corners of most pages, performance markings in graphite, red and blue pencil throughout. The copy of organist and conductor Wilhelm Bergner, with his ownership stamp upper left of first page and presumably his markings. This copy later in the collection of noted American composer and theorist, George Perle (1915 - 2009) and with his ownership stamp on the front free endpage.

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4327. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Bound Collection of the Middle String Quartets in First Edition

Nicely bound collection of the complete Middle-period string quartets [Opus 59 - 1,2,3; Opus 74; Opus 95], all first editions in score. 4to. Black cloth, half black leather, gilt-stamped and with four raised bands. As follows: Read More...

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5550. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Quatuor pour 2 Violons Alto & Violoncelle Composé & dédié à son ami Johann Wolfmeier... Oeuvre posthume. Oeuv. 135. No. 17 des Quatuors

Berlin: Ad. Mt. Schlesinger... Paris: Maurice Schlesinger: [Sept. 1827]. First edition, second issue. Engraved folio, in parts [engraved throughout]. [PN] 1444. Vl I: 1f. (title), 2-11 pp; Vl II: 9 pp; Va: 9 pp.; Vc: [1] (blank), 2-8 pp. With printed initials "FJ" to lower right corner of title, possibly those of the engraver. All parts in very fine condition with scattered light foxing and toning, housed in custom green cloth clamshell box. Kinsky-Halm p. 410. Hirsch IV, 412. Dorfmüller-Weinhold p. 234. Hoboken 2, 528. Read More...

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6594. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Vier Arietten und ein Duett (italienisch und deutsch) mit Begleitung des Pianoforte…(Der unterlegte deutsche Text ist von Dr. Chr. Schreiber.) Op.82.

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1811]. First edition. Typeset oblong folio, 16 pp. [PN] 1474, printed on pages 3, 5 and 7 only. Kinsky pp.220-22; Hoboken Vol.2, No.360. Read More...

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