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4020. Boito, Arrigo. (1842-1918).
Signed Manuscript Aria Text

3 integral pages. 4 stanzas, signed "Arrigo Boito" at the conclusion and identified "Ero e Leandro / Atto I. scena 4a. " On the facing page, Boito has dedicated the aria to "la gentile Signorina Elena Barbaroux," and has initialled and dated "Milano 31. Marzo. 87." Usual folds, mounting traces to verso, else fine. Read More...

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Opera

18175. Bolm, Adolph. (1884–1951).
1928 Brochure for the Adolph Bolm School of the Dance

Original brochure advertising the Adolph Bolm School of the Dance's summer sessions in 1928. Printed on yellow paper, unfolds to show several half-tone photographs of Bolm, Ruth Page, and Anna Ludmilla in various roles. Small note in pencil to the cover. Overall fine. Unfolds to 9.75 x 11 inches (24.8 x 28 cm). Read More...

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Dance

17862. [Bolshoi Ballet] Plisetskaya, Maya. (1925–2015).
Group of Signed Photographs

Large group of signed promotional photographs from the principal ballerinas of the Bolshoi Ballet on their second tour of the United States in 1962. Included are signed photographs of: Nicolai Fadeyechev and Maya Plisetskaya in Swan Lake; Ekaterina Maximova in Giselle; Ekaterina Maximova and Stainslov Vlasov in the pas de deux "Spring Waters" (signed by Maximova only); Natalia Ryzhenko; Maya Samokhvalova in Gayane; Nina Timofeyeva in Swan Lake; Nina Sorokina in Chopiniana; Natalia Bessmertnova in Giselle; Nina Sorokina in the pas de deux "Flames of Paris"; and Natalia Bessmertnova in an unidentified role. Each photograph stamped on the verso by Sol Hurok and with a typewritten caption identifying the dancer and role. Some light edge wear; overall fine. Each ca. 9.5 x 11.5 inches. Read More...

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Group of six signed promotional photographs from the principal ballerinas of the Bolshoi Ballet on their second tour of the United States in 1962. Included are signed photographs of Maya Plisetskaya (shown as Giselle), Plisetkaya with Vladimir Tikhonov in Don Quixote, Plisetskaya with Nicolai Fadeyechev in Swan Lake, two signed photographs of Ekaterina Maximova (one in an unidentified role, one in Walpurgis Night), and Maya Samokhvalova. Stamps and typed press captions to the verso of each photograph. Each 8 x 10 inches. Fine. Read More...

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Typed letter signed from the Anglo-American playwright and writer of musical comedies, concerning the possibility of reviving his 1917 musical Leave it to Jane in England. April 20, [1965]. 1 p. To David Paramor of Aldus Books Ltd. in London, Bolton writes that there is no reason why the "Princess shows"—musicals written with P. G. Wodehouse and Jerome Kern and originally produced during World War I at the Princess Theatre in New York—should not be revived, and goes on to recommend Leave it to Jane and Oh, Lady as two options. Full text below. In fine condition. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.5 x 26.3 cm). Original transmissal envelope postmarked April 20, 1965. Together with a newspaper clipping about Bolton's death in 1979. Read More...

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TLS
Theater
Song
Firenze: Pietro Cecconcelli. 1620. First edition. Small 4to. (160 x 215 mm). 1f. (pictorial title including the arms of the Medici), 1f. (dedication to the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo II), 2ff. ("Lettera del Sor. Giovambatista Strozzi all'Autore"), [v] (letters to Ottavio Rinuccini, Andrea Salvadori, Niccolo Strozzi, and Gabriello Chiabrera), [i] (cast list), [ii] (set design), pp. 3-31, [ii] (set design), 41-63, [ii] (set design), 65 - 94, [ii] (set design), 95 - 138, [ii] (set design), 139 - 162, 1f. (recto errata, verso colophon). With occasional decorative initials and woodcut head- and tailpieces and including 6 etchings by Jacques Callot (cf. Meaume) comprising the illustrated title-page, and 5 double-page plates representing the stage settings by Jacques Callot after the designs of Giulio Parigi. With the usual pp. 33-40 misnumberedd 41-48 and p. 89 misnumbered 98. Trimmed margins, but overall a very bright and fresh copy of this early 17th Century "Turkish" opera. Berlin Katalog 4112; Brunet I, 1089;Cicognara 1086 ('bellissime figure, prove freschissime); Gamba 1810 ('Tra le molte edizioni di questa tragedia e' la presente molto ricercata per la vaghezza delle figure'); Lieure 363-368; Sartori 22249. Allacci 729-730. Schaal 861. Wotquenne p. 132. Read More...

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Printed Music
Opera

18934. Boni, Aida. (1880-1974).
Signed Photograph as Salome

Uncommon and boldly signed postcard photograph of the Italian dancer, a great star at the Brussels Monnaie, the Opera in Paris, Covent Garden and La Scala.  Light edgewear, else fine, approx. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (14 x 8.9 cm.).

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9849. Bonnard, Pierre. (1867 - 1947).
Interieur (L'Atelier d'artiste)

Color offset lithograph, circa 1940. 429x467 mm; 16 7/8x18 3/8 inches, wide margins. Signed in pencil, lower margin. Small stains and toning to margins, mounted, overall a very good impression with fresh colors.

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Art & Design

18890. Bonnard, Pierre. (1867-1947).
"Jeune fille lisant"

Original etching, "Young Girl Reading," from the series "La Vie de Sainte Monique."  The present example was printed by The Collector's Guild Ltd. of New York in 1965 on hand-made laid paper with wide margins as part of a posthumous impression. The original publication dates to 1930.  Edges nicked with small losses, else fine.  Engraving 4.5 x 7 inches (11.4 x 17.8 cm.), the full sheet 11 x 14 (27.9 x 35.6 cm).

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Art & Design

7181. Bonnard, Pierre. (1867–1947); Terrasse, Claude. (1867–1923).
Petit solfège illustré. Illustrations de Pierre Bonnard. Deuxième mille.

Paris: Ancienne Maison Quantin/Librairies-Imprimeries Réunies. [1893]. First edition. (2), 30, (2)pp. 30 compositions by Bonnard, mostly printed in colors, integrated with and surrounding the texts and musical passages. Oblong 4to. Publisher’s dec. boards, 1/4 cloth, with full-cover illustrations by Bonnard on both front and back. Read More...

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Song

8827. [Book Box].
Chinoiserie Style Lacquer Book Form Dressing Box

Early 20th century book form dressing box decorated with figures and pavilions, the cover hinging to reveal an easel mirror, and the side sliding to reveal two drawers. 4 x 9 1/4 x 7 1/4in

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Art & Design

18880. [Book-Form Decanter] [James Dixon & Sons].
Silver-Plated Decanter, ca. 1920

Book-form flask made by the important British silversmiths James Dixon & Sons Ltd of Sheffield, c. 1920.  Upper right corner of the "book" separates to reveal the spout, with the seam masked to appear as part of the cover design.  Light wear, some signs of plate loss and pitting, else fine.  5.25 x 7.25 x 1.25 inches (13.3 x 18.4 x 3.2 cm.), holds 24 Oz.

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Recreation & Leisure

18674. [Books!] Laughton, Charles. (1899–1962).
Original Photograph

Press photograph of the English stage and film actor, a mischievous look upon his face as he carries a sizable stack of books.  Pencil markings to verso indicate the image was used in the Music section of a Sunday, December 3, 1950 newspaper, the words "Charles Laughton to perform tonight" written to the upper edge.  White in-painting for contrast in later printing along right side, creases to lower right corner, moderate edgewear, overall in fine condition.  8 x 10 inch (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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Film
Literature

16603. [Bookseller] Kay, J..
Original Engraving of Archibald Constable

Original 1823 engraving of the Edinburgh bookseller and publisher Archibald Constable, shown walking in profile, holding his cane. Engraved by J. Kay. At the lower right: 329. In very fine condition. 7.75 x 10.5 inches (19.6 x 27 cm). Read More...

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Literature & Classics

20294. Bori, Lucrezia. (1887–1960).
Signed Photograph

Large format signed Strauss-Peyton of New York photograph of the legendary lyric soprano, who has inscribed to Charles Drumheller, tenor and longtime rehearsal pianist at the Metropolitan and Chicago Lyric Opera:  "To Mr. Charlie Drumheller / most cordially / Lucrezia Bori / 1926" in black ink.  Moderate wear to edges including small loss to lower left corner, spotting to margins, silvering to edges of image; overall in fine condition.  11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm.).

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Opera

16769. Bori, Lucrezia. (1887–1960).
Signed Photograph as Manon

Signed photograph of the great soprano as Manon in Massenet's opera. She has signed across the foot of the image: "To Mr. George H. Meyer / Sincerely, Lucrezia Bori." In very fine condition. 5 x 7 inches (12.6 x 17.7 cm).

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20293. Bori, Lucrezia. (1887–1960).
Signed Photograph

Signed early large format Strauss-Peyton of New York photograph of legendary lyric soprano, who has inscribed to Charles Drumheller, tenor and longtime rehearsal pianist at the Metropolitan and Chicago Lyric Opera: "To Charlie, from the other half / of the half hour. / Lucrezia Borai/ August 1924."  Moderate wear and spotting to margins with one half-inch vertical tear to lower right edge, light silvering to edges of image, overall in fine condition.  11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm.).

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Opera
Signed postcard photograph of the Italian pianist and actress, mother of former French First Lady Carla Bruni. She is shown in a dramatically-lit portrait at the piano and has inscribed at the foot to pianist Nikita Magaloff and his wife Irene: "Per Nikita e Irene, sempre con affetto, Marisa / Vevey 1979." Some light edge wear; overall fine. 9 x 6.75 inches (23 x 17.3 cm). Read More...

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Classical Music
Signed Photograph

13515. Bossi, Marco Enrico. (1861-1925).
Violin Sonata no. 1 - AMQS with a Drawing of Organ Pipes

A lovely AMQS with a whimsical drawing of organ pipes from the important Italian composer, organist and pianist. On a postcard of the ruins of Pompeii, Bossi has penned the first three measures of the theme from his Violin Sonata no. 1 (1893), signed with a flourish over his sketch of the organ pipes, and dated at the lower right: Camerlata (Como), September 28, 1905. On the verso, the postcard is addressed to the Argentinian collector Ramona Imaz Otaño, with the original stamp and postmark. Slight smudges to the AMQS but overall in fine condition. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (13.7 x 8.8 cm). Read More...

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Classical Music
An unusual image of the Austrian-born American conductor who led the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1962 -1969. He is shown in this 1979 photograph with Giorgio Tozzi as they greet each other at playback of their "Barber of Seville." 10 x 8 inches, signed boldly in black ink with his name alone. Lower right corner chipped, creases to margin of left corner, else fine. Read More...

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