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21010. Bergsma, William. (1921-1994).
Typed Letter Signed regarding his listening habits.

Typed letter signed from the American composer and teacher, responding to a letter from an admirer.  8/3/91; 1 p. on A4 personal stationary.  In full, "Dear Mr. Juscik: / Writing music is absorbing and exhausting.  So is listening to it. / There is only so much time. / That, rather than 'being influenced by' other music—if you can be influenced, steal the influence and absorb it—limits my listening. / Sincerely, [signature]."  Pair of horizontal mailing folds, overall in fine condition. Read More...

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20398. Beriosova, Svetlana. (1932–1998).
"Les biches" - Signed Photograph

Signed Royal Ballet doubleweight photograph of the prima ballerina in costume as the Hostess for a production of Poulenc's Les biches.  Royal Ballet stamp and printed caption to verso.  In fine condition.  7.25 x 9 inches (1.4 x 22.9 cm.). Read More...

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20406. Beriosova, Svetlana. (1932–1998).
Signed Photograph

Signed doubleweight portrait photograph of the prima ballerina who served in the company of the Royal Ballet for more than 20 years.  Light rippling to upper and lower margins, moderate ink adherence, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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17101. Berle, Milton. (1908–2002).
Signed Waldorf-Astoria Wine List

Vintage wine list from the Waldorf-Astoria, ca. 1950, signed on the inside cover by the American comedian and actor Milton Berle and several others. Also included is a fragment of a mimeographed list of event guests, also signed by Berle on the verso. The wine list is of interest in itself, with a wide range of European vintages from the early 1930's to late 1940's. 7 pp. Very good. 5 x 7.75 inches (13 x 19.5 cm).

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17580. Berle, Milton. (1908–2002).
Signed Self-Portrait Sketch

Signed self-portrait caricature sketch from the American comedian and actor, who has depicted himself wearing a hat and smoking a cigarette. Berle has signed an "To Paul Carey / Best wishes!"  Minor crease to the upper right corner; in otherwise fine condition.  8 x 10 inches.

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16361. [Berlin Theater].
Original 1825 Berlin Theater Broadside

Original 1825 broadside from the Königstädtisches Theater in Berlin, advertising the plays Das Osterwasser by Julius Eberwein, Die Ehemänner als Junggesellen by Gaugiran-Nanteil, and Die Schneidermamsells, after Scribe with music by Louis Angely, to be performed on April 2, 1825. Light toning and foxing, mounted on card. Overall fine. 8 x 14 inches (20.5 x 35.8 cm).

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8164. Berlin, Irving. (1888-1989).
Autograph Signature

Vintage fountain pen signature from one of America’s greatest songwriters, signed "Irving Berlin” on an off-white card. Slightly toned, sold together with the original transmissal envelope. 5 x 3 inches.

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8826. Berlin, Irving. (1888-1989).
"Oh! How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning" - Signed Sheet Music

New York: Waterson, Berlin & Snyder. 1918. One of Berlin's most famous songs, boldly signed "Irv Berlin" in blue ink on the front cover. 4 pages, bifolium; 1/4 leather clamshell box. Read More...

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8868. Berlin, Irving. (1888-1989).
"Russian Lullaby" - Signed Sheet Music

New York: Irving Berlin Inc.. 1927. Desirable copy of one of Berlin's most famous songs, boldly signed "Sincerely Irving Berlin" in blue ink on the front cover. 5 pp. Light diagonal crease through front cover, else fine. Read More...

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1214. Berlin, Irving. (1888-1989).
"This Is the Army," 1940 Souvenir Program Book

Large folio, in fine condition.

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4501. Berlin, Irving. (1888-1989).
Original Photograph

Vintage photograph of Berlin filming "Oh, how I hate to get up in the morning," in "This Is the Army," where he recreated a role he had played in his World War I hit "Yip! Yip! Yaphank."  Edges nicked, one corner margin torn, otherwise fine.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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10031. Berlin, Irving. (1888-1989).
“Songs from Irving Berlin’s ‘Alexander’s Ragtime Band" - SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY

Bound music book entitled, “Songs from Irving Berlin’s ‘Alexander’s Ragtime Band,’” 9 x 12, 180 pages, signed and inscribed on the second free end page, “To Phyllis Arthur, best wishes from Irving Berlin.” Autographic condition: fine, with some light toning and soiling to signed page. Brownish-grey paper covers with a cloth-covered spine; front sunned; creasing to edges (mostly at corners); spine-edges rubbed, with several tears in cloth; cloth at spine-tail folded up; slightly yellowed and soiled. In a very nice custom-made brown cloth-covered case with a black leather title piece and beautiful marbled paper lining.

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11629. Berlin, Irving. (1888-1989).
Signed Photograph ensemble with American Soldiers

Two original 8" x 10" photos of the beloved American songwriter relaxing and making music with American soldiers, together with three other photographs not including Berlin, one of which identifies the group as the "Officers Of The 82nd N.C.B. March 1944." Berlin has signed his name in black fountain pen ink "Irving Berlin" to a light area of the image of him playing the piano. 9 1/2" x 7 1/2" and 8" x 6". Some water damage, else fine.

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13633. Berlin, Irving. (1888-1989).
TLS About WWI Bands

Typed letter signed from the great American songwriter dated October 30, 1957, responding to a letter from a Miss May Patterson about Army band members in World War I: "As I recall, I was one of a committee assigned to purchase band music for the overseas bands. Unfortunately, I have no information regarding any of the alumni... In closing, let me say that your letter brought back many memories of the First World War." On his letterhead and with the original envelope with "Irving Berlin's 'Sayonara'" stamp; some thumbtack holes but overall in fine condition. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.3 x 26.5 cm).

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19066. [Berlin, Irving. (1888–1989)] Mackay, Ellin. (d. 1988) [Frissell, Toni. (1907–1988)].
Signed Christmas Card with "White Christmas" Musical Quotation

Printed Christmas Card signed "Ellin and Irving" to the interior by Mackay, longtime wife of the great American songwriter, on behalf of the pair, beneath a printed musical quotation from the most iconic Christmas song of them all.  Quotation includes melody along with the lyrics "May your days be mer-ry and bright- / And may all your Chist-mas-es be white."  Together with an original black and white Frissell photograph of daughters Linda Louise, Mary Ellin, and Elizabeth Irving, originally mounted to front of card, with printed Frissell credit to cover.  Mounting remnants to front cover and verso of photograph, light toning to edges of card, else fine.  Card 4.5 x 6.25 inches (11.4 x 15.9 cm.). Read More...

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1903 art nouveau bronze plaquette made by Dupré to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the composer's birth. On the front to Berlioz’s right is the score of Les Troyens and a scroll with Latin text "INSANO CASSANDRAE INCENSUS AMORE" ["INFLAMED WITH AN INSANE LOVE FOR CASSANDRA"]. On the verso the caption reads: "Grenoble et La Côte Saint André A Hector Berlioz." Both sides of the plaquette are signed G Dupré. 67 x 47 mm. Somewhat rubbed, overall fine.

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10691. Berlioz, Hector. (1803-1869).
GRANDE MESSE DES MORTS / Dédiée à Mr. le comte de Gasparin, pair de France... Op. 5. - [FULL SCORE]

Paris: Maurice Schlesinger. [1838]. First edition. Tall upright folio. Title [1], 1 - 156 pp. Engraved throughout ("Gravé par Mlle. Lard"), without plate number. A fine, crisply printed and wide-margined copy, with scattered foxing, small stain upper right margin of first 60 pages, not affecting within the plate. Contemporary brown boards, trimmed front wrapper affixed to the front. This copy from the Collection of Andre Meyer. Hopkinson 20A (title page illustrated, plate IIA) ; D. Kern Holoman, Catalogue of the Works of Hector Berlioz, p.160; Hirsch IV, 700. Rare. Worldcat records but six copies. Read More...

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11270. Berlioz, Hector. (1803-1869).
L’enfance du Christ = Des Heiland’s Kindheit : trilogie sacrée : texte français et allemand, œuvre 25 / paroles et musique de Hector Berlioz ; transcrite par A. Méreaux et Th. Ritter ; paroles françaises, avec traduction allemande de P. Cornelius.- FIRST EDITION USED BY BOLLY

Paris: S. Richault. [1855]. First Edition. 8vo. Title (v.b.); Text pp. [1] - 12; Nota [1]; 2 - 187 pp. Lithographed. [PN] 11607 R. Variant first edition of the Piano and Vocal score, this copy signed at the head of the title "L. Bolly," with his markings in pencil throughout, and with a laid-in complete program from a 9 January, 1881 performance ("12me Concert du Chatelet" ) of the work conducted by Ed. Colonne and featuring Bolly in the role of the Récitant. Blue cloth, Bolly stamped at lower spine, edges fraying, signatures loose and shaken. Hopkinson 56D (a). Read More...

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10979. Berlioz, Hector. (1803-1869).
Benvenuto Cellini. Opera semi-seria en trois actes. Paroles de M. M. Le?on de Wailly et Auguste Barbier. Traduction allemande de M. P. Cornelius.... Oeuvre [23]. FIRST EDITION PRESENTATION COPY INSCRIBED TO ERNEST REYER

Brunswick: Chez Henry Litolff. [1856]. First Edition. Oblong 8vo. piano-vocal score, 28 x 17 cm. Title, verso blank. Dedication to Maria Pavlovna, Grande Duchesse de Sax-Weimar, verso blank. Blank, [1]. Music, pp. 2-376. Title and dedication printed in gold on smooth paper, the music engraved throughout. [PN] 1232. Inscribed in black ink on the reverse of the dedication page "A mon ami Reyer / H. Berlioz." Hopkinson 67D. Holoman, p. 178. This copy from the collection of André Meyer, with a note of a provenance from one of his children penned on a rear endpage. A closely trimmed copy, with resultant loss to the title page foot of the foreign distributors, but without any other losses throughout. In a fine half calf modern binding. Read More...

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10168. Berlioz, Hector. (1803-1869).
1843 JOURNAL DES DEBATS with Berlioz "Symphonie Fantastique" Review

JOURNAL DES DEBATS Politiques et Littéraires. MERCREDI 8 FEVRIER 1843. Large folio, 4 pp. Removed from a bound collection, inner edge reinforced with clear adhesive, otherwise fine. From Weimar, the news of a recent Berlioz performance is reported: Read More...

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