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19560. [Basie, Count. (1904–1984)] Gottlieb, William. (1917–2006).
Original Photograph - Signed by Photographer

Original William Gottlieb black and white photograph of the great jazz pianist, circa 1946-48; printed circa 1979.  Gottlieb, who has signed his name and added a copyright symbol to the lower left, captures an energetic and smiling Basie at the piano.  In fine condition.  Sight: 10.75 x 13.25 inches (27.3 x 33.6 cm.); framed to 17.75 x 21.75 inches (45.1 x 55.2 cm.).  Literature: The Golden Age of Jazz, Pomegranate Artbooks, 1995, p. 100. Read More...

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21789. Basili, Francesco. (1767-1850).
[Ave Maria] La Salutazione Angelica ossia L'Ave Maria a quattro voci con l'Organo. Manuscript

Manuscript in an unidentified copyist's hand. Disbound upright folio, music paper with 12 staves, signature of five bifolia. Title page with composer's name spelled "Basily." Music to fol. 1v.-7v; final six pages blank. E-flat major; cut-C time signature. SAT parts in C clefs; organ part on two staves (no pedal). 14 x 10.5 inches (35 x 26.5 cm). In good condition overall. Read More...

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21655. Baskin, Leonard. (1922 - 2000).
Two Blake Engravings INSCRIBED TO SYLVIA PLATH AND TED HUGHES

A pair of woodcut engravings, "Blake: a fragment" and "Blake," inscribed respectively "for Sylvia & Ted" and "for S. & T." each signed "Baskin."  Fully backed to paper support with small tears and losses to periphery of fragile tissue just outside of the plate, mounted together and archivally matted.   Read More...


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21654. Baskin, Leonard. (1922 - 2000).
Blake & Palmer - Two Engravings INSCRIBED TO SYLVIA PLATH AND TED HUGHES

A pair of woodcut engravings, "Blake", "Palmer" (depicting the nineteenth century landscape painter, etcher, and printmaker Samuel Palmer RWS), the first inscribed "for Sylvia & Ted" and each signed "Baskin." The images measuring: 8 x 11 cm (Blake) and 5 x 5.5 cm (Palmer).  Fully backed to paper support with small tears and losses to periphery of fragile tissue just outside of the plate, presented archivally matted to 11 x 14 inches and 8 x 10 inches overall respectively.  Read More...


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17989. Baskin, Leonard. (1922–2000).
Untitled Head, ca. 1965

Ink on paper. Signed "Baskin" at the lower right. 9.25 x 11 inches (23.7 x 28.3 cm), matted and framed to an overall size of 14.5 x 17 inches. Read More...

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21392. Basquiat, Jean-Michel. (1960–1988).
1986 Gallery Bruno Bischofberger Exhibition Announcement - SIGNED

Küsnacht/Zürich: Bischofberger. 1985. Excised front cover of the May 1986 issue of "Artforum International" magazine, the verso of which is a full page color advertisement for the artist's 1986 "Drawings" exhibition at Gallery Bruno Bischofberger, Zurich, Switzerland. Signed by the artist in black felt tip. Some toning and wear to edges, light bumps to corners, with a few minor tears along the right edge; overall in fine condition. 10.75 x 10.75 inches (27.3 x 27.3 cm.).

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13514. Bassi, Amedeo. (1872-1949).
Signed Photograph Postcard with Facsimile AMQS

Postcard portrait of the great Italian tenor with a facsimile AMQS from his role as Chopin in the opera by Giacomo Orefice, and with an autograph signature in bold ink to the right of the image. Orefice's fancified version of the composer's life premiered at the Teatro Lirico, Milan, in 1901, and Bassi recorded excerpts from the opera ca. 1903-1905. The postcard is addressed on the verso to the Argentinian collector Ramona Imaz Otaño and postmarked April 14, 1904. In fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (9 x 14 cm). Read More...

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7024. Bastianini, Ettore. (1922 - 1967).
Signed Photograph in "La Battaglia di Legnano"

Unusual signed original Piccagliani photograph of the great baritone whose career was tragically cut short by throat cancer. A boldly signed photograph from his first and only performances of Rolando in Verdi's rarely heard opera "La battaglia di Legnano" at La Scala in December of 1961. 10.5 x 15.5 cm. Very fine.

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16110. Battista, Joseph. (1918–1968).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph from the American pianist, a star from the age of four who was known as the "Philadelphia Wunderkind," and who went on to perform extensively and to teach at Juilliard. He is shown at the piano and has signed and inscribed at the right, dating April 11, 1948. Photographed by J. Abresch of New York. Lightly toned, with some surface crackles; buckled (could be flattened.) Overall in very good condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.5 cm).

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5250. Battistini, Mattia. (1856-1928).
Signed Costume Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the "King of the Baritones," generally considered to be one of the great figures in 20th century vocal history. A pristine sepia photograph in costume as Posa in Verdi's "Don Carlo," one of his most celebrated roles. Boldly signed "Battistini 1925." 8.5 x 13.5 cm.

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2024. Battistini, Mattia. (1856-1928).
Signed Photograph and Grammophon Brochure

Signed postcard photograph of the "King of the Baritones," generally considered to be one of the great figures in 20th century vocal history. A contemplative portrait of the singer, shown in profile, seated and studying a score. Signed "Battistini," 8.5 x 13.5 cm. Sold together with a vintage German "Gramola - Grammophon" brochure with photographs on both sides and listing his recent recordings.

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2025. Battistini, Mattia. (1856-1928).
Signed Costume Photograph

A fine signed postcard photograph of the "King of the Baritones," generally considered to be one of the great figures in 20th century vocal history. A rare Russian photograph, signed "Battistini," 8.5 X 13.5 cm. Beginning in 1892, he performed regularly in Russia, where he was a favorite of the Imperial family and was an enormous star.

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19940. Battle, Kathleen. (b. 1948).
Signed Photograph

Color halftone Gerd Ludwig photograph of the American operatic soprano, who has boldly signed in black felt-tip to the right edge. The image is printed to a loose magazine leaf from an unknown publication, with text to the lower portion reading "Kathleen Battle / Vastly gifted, fiercely perfectionist lyric coloratura soprano, daughter of an Ohio steelworker; 41. Solo. / 'I'm particularly fascinated with black beauty.  We are such a spectrum of skin shades and hair textures.  When "black is beautiful" was the call of the '60s, that helped broaden the definition of beauty.  I hope we continue to open up to the idea of beauty and include all kinds.'"  In fine condition.  6 x 8 inches (15.2 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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20012. Bauer, Harold. (1873–1951).
Autograph Signature

Autograph album leaf signed by the wonderful English pianist, together with a stamp-sized halftone photograph mounted to the upper right corner.  The autograph's recipient has written "Jan. 20, 1940 / Harold Bauer, world-famous pianist" to the lower margin.  In fine condition.  6.75 x 5 inches (17.1 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

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Unusual pairing of early ink signatures of the two great pianists both born in 1873, on a single album page dated Paris, 1903 and measuring 12 x 17.5 cm. Risler has added a single musical note below his signature.

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11686. Bax, Arnold. (1883 - 1953).
Autograph Musical Quotation

Boldly penned AMQS from the popular English composer. Three measures from an unidentified work, signed "Arnold Bax / March 2nd, 1933." On a small paper measuring 11 x 6 cm. Scarce.

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20086. Bazzini, Antonio. (1818–1897).
Gavotte from String Quartet No. 2 in D minor - Autograph Musical Quotation

Autograph musical quotation from the Italian violinist, composer and teacher, one of the finest concert violinists of the nineteenth century, who has penned eight measures from the third movement of his second String Quartet, adding the title "Gavotte (dal 2do quartetto)" above and dating "April 1893" beside his signature "A. Bazzini" beneath.  5.4 x 8.3 inches (13.5 x 21 cm.). Read More...

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22969. [Beach Boys] Wilson, Brian. (b. 1942).
"Wouldn’t It Be Nice. My Own Story" - SIGNED

New York: HarperCollins. 1991. First edition, first printing. Hardcover with dustjacket, signed and inscribed on the title. 6.5 x 9.5. 398 pages. In fine condition.

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19969. [Beach Christmas] Whelan, Arleen. (1916–1993).
"Merry Christmas—From Pacific Sands to You" - Promotional Photograph

Universal Pictures promotional photograph of the American actress, best known for her roles in westerns such as Passage West and Flaming Feather.  The 1947 image shows her standing on a California beach, a festive wreath in her hand.  The studio blurb affixed to verso reads, "Merry Christmas—From Pacific Sands to You / King Neptune did his Christmas shopping early this year - and what he ordered was a pretty girl, redhead preferred, to convey his season's greetings a la bathing suit style from a southern California beach.  Arleen Whelan filled the bill for His Highness, and herewith brings you greetings.  Arleen's new movie, coming your way shortly after the first of the year, is the Nunnally Johnson production, The Senator Was Indiscreet, starring William Powell.  It's a Universal-International release."  "Arleen Whelan / new Universal star" is penned to verso in Spanish by an unknown hand.  Light edge wear, toning, two large pin holes to upper left corner, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.).

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21944. Beach, Amy. (1867–1944).
Signed photograph

Uncommon signed photograph of the American composer and pianist by Geo. G. Fraser Studios. Inscription in black ink,"For Miss Brower with kindest regards Amy M. Beach." 7.5 x 5.75 inches (19 x 14.8 cm). Low contrast inscription to a dark area of the image, lightly rippled from damp staining, with some silvering and a horizontal crease near foot, otherwise in good condition. Read More...