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19975. [Afro-Cuban Jazz].
Original Photograph

Evocative original doubleweight sepia photograph of an unidentified Afro-Cuban jazz ensemble ca. 1950, acquired in Havana, Cuba and evidently taken there.  Creasing throughout, edge wear, pin hole to upper margin, the patina of age on this particular piece oddly enhancing its particular vibe.  7.25 x 5 inches (18.4 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

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Original ca. 1960 Will Rapport photograph of the dancers in performance in Ailey's first masterpiece, signed in black ink by each of the dancers with their names alone. Photographer's stamp to verso.  In fine condition.  7 x 5 inches (17.8 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

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14795. Ailey, Alvin. (1931–1989) [Cook, Susan. & Mazo, Joseph H.].
"The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater" - SIGNED

New York: Morrow. 1978. First. Signed book from the important American dancer, choreographer and activist. Ailey has inscribed on the half-title to Paul McMahon "with many good memories." 128 pp. Hardcover with original dust jacket. In fine condition. 9.25 x 11.25 inches (23.5 x 28.5 cm). Read More...

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17324. Albanese, Licia. (1909–2014).
Signed Program

Signed program from the Italian-born American soprano, known for her Verdi and Puccini roles. She performed in Manon at the Metropolitan Opera on November 21, 1959, and has signed on a page advertising her recording on RCA Victor, with a reproduction of a drawing of her (p. 17). Fine. 41 pp. 8 x 11 inches.

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17326. Albanese, Licia. (1909–2014).
Group of Signed Programs

Group of signed programs from the Italian-born American soprano, known for her Verdi and Puccini roles. Included are programs from Peter Ibbetson at the 1960 Empire State Festival (16 pp.); Manon at the Metropolitan Opera on November 21, 1959 (signed over a page of advertising with a portrait of Albanese, 41 pp.); Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera on December 16, 1959 (41 pp.); and Turandot at the Metropolitan Opera on April 8, 1961 (37 pp.). Overall very good to fine. 6.5 x 9 inches and 8 x 11 inches.

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18546. Albee, Edward. (1928–2016).
"Alas, I have missed the opportunity" - Typed Letter Signed

TLS from the American playwright to Professor Irma Antonetto expressing regret that he has missed her invitation to speak in front of the Associazione Culturele Italiana.  Dated 16 February 1965 in New York; 1 pp., on hole-punched A4 paper.  "For some reason that I cannot quite understand, your letter of May 14 last year has just come to my attention...Perhaps you could extend the invitation to me another time."  Usual mailing folds, else fine. Read More...

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20468. Albee, Edward. (1928–2016).
Signed Photograph

Signed portrait photograph of the American playwright, one of the most important dramatists of the 20th century, who has inscribed "To Paul! / Edward Albee / 1995" in black felt tip.  A press release affixed to verso announces the beginning of the national tour for Three Tall Women, Albee's most recent play at the time and his third to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.  In very fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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16822. Albers, Josef. (1888–1976).
Autograph Letter

Autograph letter from the German-born American artist and educator whose work, both in Europe and in the United States, formed the basis of modern art education programs of the twentieth century. August 6, 1972; 1 p. on his Orange, Connecticut letterhead. Writing to the publisher Aurel Bongers Verlag, Albers sends his thanks for the news that the first edition of a monograph on his work is already out of print, and discusses his hopes for a second edition. Together with a photograph of the artist. Hole punches and folding creases; overall fine. 8.5 x 11 inches (21.5 x 27.8 cm). Read More...

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Classical Music

17557. Albéniz, Isaac Manuel Francisco. (1860–1909).
Espagne - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY

Barcelona: Universo Musical Antes J. Bta. Pujol y Ca.. [ca. 1899]. Espagne (Souvenirs). Œuvres nouvelles pour le piano . N° 1 Prélude. Signed and inscribed presentation copy of the Spanish virtuoso pianist and composer's Prelude. He has penned on the first page of music (translated from the French): "To Madame Henry Lerolle in sincere friendship and affection. I. Albeniz, Paris, January 6, 1906." 7 pp. [PN] U.336.M.1. Rather heavily toned, pages largely detached; front wrapper with multiple tears and losses. Stamped on the front wrapper by the bookseller, L. E. Dotésio. Overall good, with the inscription in fine condition. 9.5 x 12.5 inches (24.3 x 31.5 cm). Read More...

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14834. Albéniz, Isaac Manuel Francisco. (1860–1909) [Salzedo, Carlos. (1885–1961)].
Iberia - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY TO CARLOS SALZEDO

Paris / Madrid: Edition mutuelle / Unión Musical Española. [1906 - 1914]. 1er Cahier; 2e Cahier; 3e Cahier; 4e Cahier (complete). Upright folio. 33; 39; 46; 43 pp. [PN] 3083; 3084; 3085; 3086. Cahier 2 - 4 with the light or partially erased ownership signature of Carlos Salzedo on the title pages. Cahier 4 with a taped in program photograph of the composer to the title, inscribed at the head of the first page of music in ink "A Carlos Salzedo su aftectisimo....amigo y admirador / I. Albeniz / Bagnoles de L'Orne - 12 Julio 1907.  This volume also with scattered markings in pencil in the hand of Salzedo, cloth support to spine, and small restorations to wrapper edges. Other volumes variously toned, with small tears or abrasions to wrappers, the entire set overall in fine condition.  Contained in a custom red cloth box. Read More...

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8017. Alda, Frances. (1879 - 1952).
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the glamorous soprano, as seen in an elaborate fur outfit through a mist of snowflakes! Boldly signed with her name alone in black ink. Mounting remnants on verso, else fine. 9 x 14 cm. Read More...

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3142. Alfano, Franco. (1875-1954).
Two Original Concert Programs

Two original programs from 1921 and 1922 from performances directed by the Italian composer and pianist.  Both from the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, where Alfano organized concerts for the Youth Orchestra from the local Liceo Musicale.  The performances included not only standard works, but also new works by composition students of Alfano.  Most of the performances were conducted by alumni of the school, though Alfano is billed as the Director. Both in fine condition.  Each 6.6 x 9.75 inches (17 x 24.7 cm.).

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16998. Ali, Muhammad. (1942–2016).
"The Greatest Love of All" - Signed Sheet Music

Burbank, CA: Golden Torch Music Corp.. c. 1977. Signed sheet music from the 1977 song "The Greatest Love of All," recorded as the main theme of the Muhammad Ali biopic The Greatest. Ali has signed on the cover, which features a montage of images from the film. 6 pp. Also included is a circular sticker with the logo of "The Greatest" and an image of Ali. Very fine overall. 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30.5 cm). Read More...

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Recreation & Leisure

14983. Alkan, Charles-Valentin. (1813-1888) [Zimmermann, Joseph. (1785-1853)].
Rondeau Chromatique - SIGNED TITLE PAGE TO ZIMMERMANN

London: R. Cocks & Co.. [Ca. 1834]. Rondeau Chromatique pour le Piano Forte, composé et dédié a la Société des Enfans d'Apollon, et executé à leur Concert Annuel; par Ch. V. Alkan, professeur honoraire de l'Ecole Royale de Paris, et membre de la Société des Enfans d'Apollon. Original title page (single sheet, no music included) from the important French-Jewish pianist and composer's Rondeau Chromatique, signed and inscribed by Alkan to his teacher Joseph Zimmermann. The composer has penned at the upper right corner: "Hommage à Monsieur Zimmermann par son dévoué élève et ami C. V. Alkan." Overall foxing and toning, with a band of lighter toning at the foot from a previous framing; slight tape remnants on the verso; inscription rather faded but legible, with one small tear at the upper edge; overall in very good condition. WorldCat records only one copy of this edition, at the BnF. 10 x 13 inches (25.5 x 33.3 cm). Autographs of the composer are elusive. Read More...

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Rare original Pierre Petit cabinet photograph of the French-Jewish composer and teacher, one of six children of Alkan Morhange who took their father's first name as their last one, and brother of great piano virtuoso and composer Charles-Valentin Alkan.  After studying at the Conservatoire de Paris with Pierre Zimmermann,  François Benoist and Adolphe Adam, in 1850 he won the First Second Grand Prix de Rome.  Read More...

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Amusing large original doubleweight photograph of the American comedian and radio personality, shown stopping his ears while colleagues George Burns and Gracie Allen sing at the piano. Press stamps on the verso. Some light edge wear but overall in very fine condition. 10.5 x 13.5 inches (26.5 x 34 cm).

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19972. Alonso, Alicia. (1920-2019).
Photograph taken following her return from Mexico

Original photograph of the Cuban ballerina taken immediately after disembarking a Cubana de Aviacion airplane.  A typed caption to verso, translated from the Spanish, reads "Alicia Alonso arrives at the Rancho Boyeros airport after the triumph of the Ballet Cubano in Mexico," and a handwritten label dates the photograph to May 1968.  Alonso can be seen just to right of center, laden with bouquets.  Wear to edges, surface crease to left margin, crease to lower right corner, else in fine condition.  10 x 7 inches (25.4 x 17.8 cm.).

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Original candid photograph of the legendary dancers, who have boldly signed their names in black ink.  In fine condition.  3.5 x 5 inches (8.9 x 12.7 cm.). Read More...

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Dance
Signed Photograph

20709. Alpert, Herb. (b. 1935).
Signed Promotional Photograph with the Tijuana Brass

A&M Records promotional photograph of the American trumpeter with his successful 1960s band, The Tijuana Brass, photographed at the California International in Beverly Hills.  Alpert, who co-founded A&M records with executive Jerry Moss, has signed his name in black ink to the lower margin.  In very fine condition.  10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm.). Read More...

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Song

20311. Alva, Luigi. (b. 1927).
Signed Photograph

Vintage London Recordings promotional photograph of the Peruvian tenor, who is shown in costume for his role as Fenton in Verdi's Falstaff, ca. 1960sBoldly signed and inscribed by Alva in black felt tip to the lower left corner.  Mild toning throughout, overall in fine condition.  8.15 x 10 inches (20.7 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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