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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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20544. Beatty, Warren. (b. 1937).
Signed Photograph

Uncommon early signed photograph of the iconic American film actor, who has inscribed "To Paul– / with best wishes / Warren Beatty" in vibrant blue.  Mild surface creasing to margins, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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Performing Arts & Media
Film

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 In the final image, the man has been replaced by a skeleton wielding a spear, and the woman swoons lifelessly on the horse behind him.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).

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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Jazz

11556. Bechet, Sidney. (1897–1959).
Signed Photograph

Original Disques Vogue publicity photograph, signed in blue ink by the innovative clarinetist and saxophonist regarded as one of the greatest wind players in the history of jazz. 3.5 x 5.5 inches [9 x 14 cm]. Two small corner creases, otherwise in fine condition. Scarce.

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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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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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Program, unsigned

20262. Beecham, Thomas. (1879–1961).
Signed Photograph

Bust portrait photograph of the British conductor, signed with his name alone in black ink.  Signature somewhat low contrast, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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Opera

20001. Beecham, Thomas. (1879–1961).
Signed Photograph

Atmospheric original Erich Salomon of Den Haag gelatin silver print of the British conductor leading an ensemble in performance.  Beecham has inscribed "To Theo Laude [?]  / Sir Thomas Beecham / Bart" to front.  Photographer's stamp to verso.  Signature low-contrast, some spotting to image, overall in fine condition.  5.25 x 5 inches (13.3 x 12.3 cm.).

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9010. Beecham, 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, 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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Paramount Pictures promotional photograph of the American actress surrounded by a retinue of handsome young men, including a pre-fame John Payne third from the left (best known for his role as Fred Gailey in Miracle on 34th Street), as well as by James Ellison, Lee Bowman, Richard Denning and James Craig. 1937.  Fine.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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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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18323. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Rondeau en Sol pour le Piano-Forte [Op. 51, Nr. 2]

Mayence: Charles Zulehner. [ca. 1805]. Upright folio Disbound. 1f. (title), 1-9 pp. Engraved throughout. [PN] 67.  Ticket of the Rotterdam publisher L. Plattner overlayed on title printed Charles Zulehner publisher identification. A few small stains and stamps to title edges, else a very clean and crisp copy.  Kinsky p. 120.  Read More...

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18321. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Grande Sonate Pathetique Pour le Clavecin ou Piano-forte...Oeuvre 13.

Paris: Chez Mlles. Erard. [1801]. First French Edition. Upright folio Disbound. 1f. (title), 1-17 pp. Price: "6." Engraved throughout. [PN] 22.  Ticket of the La Haye publisher F.T. Weigano overlayed on title printed Erard publisher identification. With the publisher's handwritten authentication signature "[C.?] Erard" in ink l.r.. Left edge a little rough, many pages with early paper fill repairs along the inner margin, two pages with tears in margins to just outside the plate, else a very clean and crisp copy.  Kinsky p. 30.  Read More...

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18238. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827)].
Einladung zu Ludwig van Beethoven’s Leichenbegängniss. ORIGINAL INVITATION TO BEETHOVEN'S FUNERAL

Single sheet black-bordered invitation to Beethoven's funeral, the text composed by Beethoven's life-long friend Stephan von Breuning. Vienna, March 29, 1827. Printed on heavy paper, cut by hand, measuring 19.2 x 13.1 cm. "...Man versammelt sich in der Wohnung des Verstorbenen im Schwarzspanier-Hause Nr. 200, am Glacis vor dem Schottenthore. / Der Zug begibt sich von da nach der Dreyfaltigkeits-Kirche / bey den P. P. Minoriten in der Alsergasse. Die musikalische Welt erlitt den unersetzlichen Verlust des berühmten Tondichters am 26. März 1827 Abends gegen 6 Uhr. / Beethoven starb an den Folgen der Wassersucht, im 56. Jahre seines Alters, nach empfangenen heil. Sacramenten ...“ Read More...

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18222. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Grand Concerto pour le Pianoforte avec Accompagnement de l'Orchestre compose et dedie a Son Altesse Imperiale Roudolphe Archi-Duc d'Autriche etc....[No. 5, in E flat major] . . . Ouev. [sic] 73.

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1811]. First German edition, first issue. . Upright folio [piano part only]. Disbound. 1f. (title), 3-42 pp. Price: "4 Rthlr." Engraved throughout. [PN] 1613.  Ticket of the Rotterdam publisher L. Plattner overlayed on title printed Breitkopf publisher identification. Tempo of last movement: "Allegro ma non troppo." Small stain along the upper edge throughout, small tears along left edge, occasional markings in (contemporary?) pen and red ink in blank margin, else a very clean copy. First German edition, first issue. Kinsky p. 196; Hoboken 2, 332; Hirsch, IV, 319.  Read More...

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18322. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Grand concert pour le piano-forte...Oeuvre 15.

Bonn: N. Simrock. [1802]. Upright folio. Disbound. 1f. (title with engraving of wreath, ribbon); verso of title page notice in French and German regarding the three manners of performing the work; 3-27 pp. Price: "10 francs." Engraved throughout. [PN] 187. Left edge rough, first (title) and final leaves separated from the block, else a very clean and crisp copy.  Kinsky p. 35.  Read More...

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