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Rare 1911 poster lithograph, heightened with gold, announcing a number of concerts. Measures 48.5 x 16 cms. Foxing down the margins, a few creases and small areas of chipping around the edges, mounted to rigid backing, overall a very good example of this scarce poster.  Read More...

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13726. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827).
Grand Quatuor de Violon, composé et arrangé pour le Piano Forte à quatre mains [String Quartet, Op. 59, No. 1]

Bonn and Cologne: N. Simrock. [1824]. First Edition of this arrangement. Beethoven's string quartet Op. 59, no. 1, the first of his "Razumovsky" quartets, arranged for piano four hands. Oblong folio. Lithographed. [Pn] 2119. 39 pp. Closely trimmed, lower right edges with significant handling wear and small losses from turning, else fine.  Arrangement by C.D. Stegman (Kinsky, 142). Read More...

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13728. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827) .
QUATUOR / No. V. / de / van / L. van Beethoven, / arrangé / Pour le Piano-Forte / à quatre mains

Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. [1821]. First edition of arrangement for piano 4 hands. Beethoven's string quartet no. 5 in A major, op. 18, no. 5, arranged for piano four hands. Oblong folio. 24.5 x 33 cm.  Lithographed. [PN] 3221(odd pages only).  Title; Music (2-35 pp.), blank. Scattered foxing throughout especially to early and late pages, light water stain to upper quarter of last 10 pages, closely trimmed along the upper edge without losses to music.   Read More...

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14400. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827).
Engraved Portrait

Engraved portrait of the immortal composer, shown slightly turned to the left, looking to the left, within an oval frame. Engraved by R. Rahn. Slightly irregularly trimmed with overall light foxing. 4 x 5 inches (10 x 12.6 cm).

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1257. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827).
Partitions des 6 premiers Quatuors (Oeuvre 18.), pour deux Violons, Alto et Violoncelle ... No.2 [only]

Paris: A Offenbach s/M, chez Jean André. [1829]. Study score. Kinsky p.44. Hirsch III.94. 8vo. 26pp. [PN] 5263. Plain wrappers with label to front, backstrip worn. Tape stains at spine edges, front and back, a few light pencil marks.

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Sammelband of important orchestral works arranged for piano, compiled ca. 1820 and including early English publications of Beethoven's symphonies nos. 1, 2, 3, and 6, Haydn's symphonies nos. 3 and 12, and opera overtures by Beethoven, Rossini, Cherubini, and Winter. Several of the pieces have small pencil annotations. 12 pieces and approximately 275 pages in total. Handwritten table of contents with hand-inked graphic surround, marbled endpapers, bound in marbled boards with leather-bound spine. Heavy wear and a large vertical split along the center of the spine, some large stains and wear to the boards; marbled endpapers and gutters very good. Despite the large spine split, still structurally sound and overall in very good condition. 9.5 x 13 inches (24.5 x 33 cm). Read More...

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11398. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827)] GARF, Salomon (Dutch 1879 - 1943).
Still Life Pastel by an Auschwitz victim

Pastel on paper, signed in chalk 'S. Garf' (lower left in the image), matted under passe-partout (unframed), image size 38.8 x 48.2 cm. 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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17431. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Troisieme Quatour pour 2 Violons, Alte & Violoncelle des Quatuors... Oeuvre 130.

Vienna: N. Artaria. [1827]. First edition.

Full score to Beethoven's String Quartet in B flat, op. 130. [PN] M.A. 870. 67 pp. Wear to spine and edges; significant foxing and scattered water damage to the internal pages, mostly around the margins, but overall very good. Upright folio. 10.5 x 14 inches (26.5 x 36 cm). 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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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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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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16352. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Sammelband of Piano, Cello and Violin Sonatas in early editions

Sammelband of early and mostly lifetime Parisian or Mainz editions of four Beethoven piano sonatas, as well as the piano parts for four violin sonatas and two cello sonatas. Engraved throughout, with several title pages signed or stamped by the publishers. Red and brown full leather with gold stamps to the boards and spine. 210 pp. total. Foxing and toning; heavy wear to covers with some repairs; structurally sound and overall very good. 10 x 13 inches. Read More...

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15455. Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770–1827).
Trio für Piano-Forte, Violin und Violoncello [...] 97tes Werk

Wien: bei S. A. Steiner und Comp.. [1816/1820]. Titelauflage. Trio für Piano-Forte, Violin und Violoncello. Seiner Kaiserl: Hoheit dem durchlauchtigsten Prinzen Rudolph Erzherzog von Oesterreich &. &. &. in tiefer Ehrfurcht gewidmet von Ludwig van Beethoven, 97tes Werk. Score and parts. 50 pp. (score, oblong format); 11 pp. ; 11 pp. (violin and cello parts, upright format). Unbound. [PN] S. et C. 2582. Engraved throughout. Title with armorial vignette; Preis f 5 - C.M./f 12. Ownership signature of Henriette Einert on the title. Some foxing throughout and soiling at the corners, but intact and overall in near fine condition. Score 12.75 x 9.5 inches (32.5 x 24 cm); parts 9.75 x 12.25 inches (24.7 x 31 cm). A rare copy of the titelauflage of this important work, printed from the plates of the first edition. See: Beethoven-Haus Bonn C97/1. Kinsky/Halm, p. 272-273; Dorfmüller, p. 224; Kat. Hoboken, v. 2, no. 413.  Read More...

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Autograph quotation from Beethoven, penned on a small card and signed by the Hungarian mezzo-soprano. Translated from the German, the quotation reads: "Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." Matzenauer has signed at the foot and dated Munich, August 1908. Very fine. 3.5 x 2.25 inches (9.3 x 5.7 cm).

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5731. [Belle Époque] [Guilbert, Yvette. (1865 - 1944)].
Original 1932 Program - Soirée du Réveillon, Yvette Guilbert en Caricatures

Richly illustrated program from an "evening of memories" presented by the 67-year-old renowned French actress and cabaret singer on December 24th, 1932. The evening's program, printed in the midst of 11 pages of caricatures and portraits of Guilbert by many important artists of the period, presents her in performances from various periods in her famous career, beginning with "Quelques souvenirs du Chat Noir et de ses Collaborateurs." 24 x 28 cm. In very fine condition throughout.

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Striking original photograph by Marcia Stein, with the photographer's painted red initials at the lower left corner and also signed in pencil in full on the mount, inscribed and signed in ink by Guilbert while on a cruise ship ("Yvette Guilbert a bord de L'Espagne 1919") on the outer mount. The photograph itself in very fine condition, with the outer mount suffering from water staining along the lower edge, partially extending into the left edge of Guilbert's signature and inscription.

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6303. Bellincioni, Gemma. (1864 - 1950).
Signed Quotation

Attractive signed autograph quotation from the great Italian soprano, verismo legend of the Golden Age and creator of both Santuzza in Mascagni's "Cavalleria Rusticana" and of the title role in Giordano's "Fedora." She was also the first Italian Salome. In very fine condition, the quotation reads: "L'arte e l'amore sono il piu bel dono di Dio all sue creature! Gemma Bellincioni / Graz, 1896." ["Art and love are the most beautiful gifts of God to his creations!"] In fine condition, 10 x 17.5 cm.

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16523. Bellincioni, Gemma. (1864–1950).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the Italian soprano, known for her verismo roles and especially for creating the role of Santuzza in Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. She is shown in a profile portrait from behind, and has signed at the lower right, dating 1907 or 1909. Addressed on the verso. Rather silvered to the dark part of the postcard, but overall in fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.7 x 13.7 cm).

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Very rare portrait medal by perhaps the most celebrated engraver from the Restoration through the Second Empire, issued in the year of the composer's death. Bust facing left with the text: "VINCENZO BELLINI NE A CATANE (SICILE) EN 1804 MORT A PUTEAUX PRES PARIS," reverse with a laurel wreath encircling a list of his operas. 55mm. Andorfer & Epstein 39. Very fine.

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