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11515. Beethoven, Ludwig van 1770-1827.
Trois sonates pour le piano-forte avec accompagnement de violon ... par Louis van Beethoven. Oeuvre 30.

Paris: Janet et Cotelle.. [1828]. Upright folio. Livraison I - III: three volumes bound together in blue marbled boards. Lacking violin part. Engraved throughout. [PN] 1118, 1119, 1120. Blue marbled boards. First and second title pages present but separated, signatures a little loose generally, a few creased pages, generally very good otherwise.

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13399. Beethoven, Ludwig van 1770-1827.
Siebente Grosse Sinfonie in A dur von Ludwig von Beethoven. 92tes Werk. Vollstandige Partitur. [Full Score]

Vienna: S. A. Steiner. [1816]. First Edition, First Issue. First edition of the Seventh Symphony, preceding the parts issue.  224 pages, 4to (c.24.5 x 20 cms), engraved title and dedication leaf to Moritz von Fries, lithographed music, plate no.2560, unpriced on title.  The prodigy organist William Crotch's signed copy dated August 1827. Later three-quarters morocco gilt, untrimmed. 10 1/4 x 8 inches (26.2 x 21 cm); with engraved title, dedication and pages 2-224 of lithographed music (p. 1 blank). Old dampstain to gutter causing short split to lower gutter margin and affecting first leaves, small paper replacement to lower right corner of title, p. 39, and final leaf, early London bookseller's stamp to title, spotted throughout, the binding rubbed along joints and extremities. [Hoboken 396; Fuld, p.561; Kinsky, p.259; Hirsch IV.346]  Read More...

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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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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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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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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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Striking large bronze bust of the great composer with a stern expression, as sculpted by the masterful French artist who was winner of the Grand prix de Rome for sculpture in 1912.  Fine condition, 13.75 inches tall (35 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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16993. [Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1770-1827)] Joachim, Joseph. (1831–1907).
Group of Signed Letters about the 1905 and 1907 Kammermusikfesten at the Beethovenhaus Bonn

Three letters from the great violinist, the texts in a secretarial hand, each hand-signed by Joachim himself, together with one incomplete letter in a secretarial hand. Dated from 1905 to 1906 and written to German conductor, violinist, and composer Hugo Grüters, the letters concern details of the organization of the 1905 and 1907 chamber music festivals held at the Beethoven-Haus in Bonn. Some light toning and folding creases, but overall in fine condition. 4.5 x 7 to 5.5 x 8.5 inches, on Joachim's Berlin letterhead. Complete translations below. 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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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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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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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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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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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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14025. Belasco, David. (1853-1931) & Frohman, Daniel. (1851-1940).
Signed 1921 Dinner Menu of the Society of Arts and Sciences

Original dinner menu from a dinner given by the Society of Arts and Sciences in honor of the American theatrical producer, impresario, director and playwright David Belasco, signed on the cover by Belasco and by the theatrical producer and manager Daniel Frohman. A half-tone photograph of Belasco is tipped to the front cover. 4 pp. on heavy card, in fine condition. 5.5 x 9.25 inches (14.2 x 23.8 cm). Read More...

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