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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).

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

An 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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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. Trimmed to 10.5 x 16 cm, else fine.

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13915. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
IIme Grande Simphonie en Re majeur de Louis van Beethoven AND Sinfonia eroica...dedicata a... il Prince di Lobkowitz.

Bonn: N. Simrock. [1822]. First German Edition of the Full Score. IIme Grande Simphonie en Re majeur (D Dur) de Louis van Beethoven, Oeuvre XXXVI, Prix 14 Fr. [PN] 1959. Bound together with: Sinfonia eroica composta per festiggare il sovenire di un grand'uomo. Dedicate a sua Altezza serenissima Il Principe di Lobkowitz. Op. 55. No. III. Prezzo 18 Fr:. Partizione. [PN] 1973. Large 8vo (25 x 16 cm). Kinsky/Halm p. 127. [Title]; 162 pp; [title]; [blank]; 231 pp. All engraved. Both titles with traces of pink wrapper, foxed corners, some spotting and soiling, Sinfonia Eroica with some dampstains to inner margin, a larger stain to the last leaf. Contemporary brown half calf, gilt spine, marbled paper covers. Signed on the inside cover by the Swedish composer Adolf Fredrik Lindblad. 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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10681. [Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827)].
Zur Enthüllung des Beethoven-Denkmals in Wien am 1. Mai 1880. Wien. [Program from the unveiling of the Beethoven Monument in Vienna]

Pamphlet, 19.5 x 26.5cm. Vienna, May 1, 1880. 23pp. With contributions by E. Hanslick ("Beethoven in Wien") and L. A. Zellner ("Chronik des Denkmals"), a directory of monetary contributions to the monument's construction, and a listing of the Monument Committee, listing first the name of Johannes Brahms. Toned, a few chips and stains, overall very good. Read More...

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Book
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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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12014. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Adelaide. Gedicht v: Matthisson mit deutschen und italienischen Text / Für das Clavier, oder Piano-Forte und eine Sing Stimme Componirt. [Op. 46]

Wien: Cappi. [1804]. Oblong 4to. 9 pp. Engraved. [PN] 1131. An early edition of this bewitchingly beautiful song, first published by Artaria in 1797. Beethovenhaus 00.349. With the ownership signature of Bruckner's assistant and copyist "Victor Christ 1891" and an earlier signature of Ig. Scheidtenberger. Spotting, some small tears and toning around the edges, central vertical crease, else very good.

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12089. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827).
Sonata quasi una Fantasia / per il Clavicembalo o Piano-Forte / Composta, e dedicata / a Sua Altezza la Signora Principessa / GIOVANNI LIECHTENSTEIN / nata Langravio Fürstenberg / da / Luigi van Beethoven. / Opera 27. No. 1.

In Vienna: presso Gio. Cappi [without address]. [before 1815]. Oblong folio. 13 pp. [PN] 878. Printer: Joh. Schäfer. Price: f. 2. Contemporary ownership signature to lower right of title page of the pianist, Agnes Jagatitsch. Later paper boards with handwritten title plate. Scattered foxing throughout, one small corner margin repair, else fine. Kinsky p. 66. Read More...

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An excellent bound collection of 14 piano scores, 12 of which are London imprints, 1806 -1826. Including four Piano Trios by Beethoven, six keyboard reductions of Symphonies by Haydn, and works by Eberl [Mozart/Pleyel], Cherubini and Mayseder. All in extremely fine and clean condition. Bound together in scuffed orange marbled boards, 3/4 brown leather. Front joint a little weak, portions of spine covering chipped off, otherwise excellent. As follows: Read More...

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12279. Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827) [Hummel, Johann Nepomuk. (1778 - 1837)].
Septet, Op. 20, Grand Septuor de Louis van Beethoven arrangé pour le Pianoforte seul ou avec Accompagnement d'une Flûte, Violon et Violoncelle par J.N. Hummel, Maitre de Chapelle à Weimar et Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Légion d'honneur

Leipzig: C.F. Peters. [by 1829]. Upright folio. 31 pp. Engraved throughout. [PN] 1983. Piano part only. Kinsky p. 51, Nachdrücke "e." Outer edge with some bends and nicks, cover rather soiled, else fine throughout.

First German edition of the Hummel arrangement of the work originally composed for violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, clarinet, horn and bassoon.


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11834. [Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827)] Joachim, Joseph. (1831-1907) .
Autograph Letter including a Musical Quotation, to the daughter of George Clinton

An interesting autograph letter written in the third person, from the great Hungarian violinist, dedicatee of the Brahms Concerto and many other works. 1 page, in English, undated. Addressed to Miss Clinton, evidently the daughter of the George A. Clinton (1850 - 1913), eminent British clarinet virtuoso, member of Queen Victoria's private ensemble, and the principal clarinettist for the Philharmonic Society and Crystal Palace. In full: "Mr. Joachim presents his compliments to Miss Clinton and begs to say that it is a great pleasure for him to be of any use to the daughter of the accomplished musician the case...Mr. Clinton. The Sonata he proposed is the one in D: ded: to Salieri / [AMQS of the opening three measures of the Beethoven Sonata for Violin and Piano Op. 12, No. 1] / 33 Lemster Square / Bayswater." Mounting remnants to verso of attached blank second page, otherwise in fine condition.

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10090. [Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827)] Kolb, Alois.(1875-1942).
Original Large Engraving, "Der Kuss."

Striking hexagonal engraving, approx. 46 x 46 cm [18 x 18 inches]. Published by the Gesellschaft für vervielfältigende Kunst in Wien, 1905. Beethoven-Haus Bonn, B 408. In an unusual hexagonal period frame, updated under UV-Plexi, scattered foxing, mounted, else fine.

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1461. [Beethoven, Ludwig Van. (1770-1827)] Liszt, Franz. (1811-1886).
LISZT CONDUCTS BEETHOVEN - Original 1844 Weimar Broadside Program, "Egmont."

Original program from Liszt's tenure as Kapellmeister at the Weimar Hof-Theater. At the January 27, 1844 performance of Goethe's "Egmont," Liszt conducted the overture and incidental music by Beethoven. As was usually the case, the conductor is not listed on the program, but it has been established that Liszt conducted the present performance.

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