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17253. Boulez, Pierre. (1925–2016).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Glossy signed postcard photograph of the important composer and conductor, signed "P. Boulez" at the foot and dated "Paris 1992" on the verso in another hand. In very fine condition. 4 x 5.75 inches (10.5 x 14.7 cm).

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953. Boulez, Pierre. (1925–2016).
Le Soleil des Eaux. Deux poemes de René Char. Pour Soprano, choeur mixte et orchestre.

Partition D'Orchestre. Paris: Heugel & Cie. . 1970. Nouvelle Version. 8vo. study score, 6.75 x 9.75 inches. 55 pages. PN H. 31. 808. Excellent condition. Read More...

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12314. Boulez, Pierre. (1925–2016).
Four Signed Letters about Wozzeck

Very uncommon group of four letters from important French composer and conductor, one of the major innovators and forces in 20th century music. Addressed to Dr. Manfred Hubricht, the letters concern the arrangement of four performances of Wozzeck in Frankfurt. Each 1 page, two in French, two in German, dated 21 May to 26 November 1966. Sold together with an original photograph (17.5 x 13 cm) signed in black ink "P Boulez" and stamped by the photographer Jean-Marie Bottequin on the verso. Read More...

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13236. Boulez, Pierre. (1925–2016).
Leitlinien: Gedänkengänge eines Komponisten - SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

Kassel: Bärenreiter. 2000. Leitlinien: Gedänkengänge eines Komponisten ("Guidelines: Thought Processes of a Composer"), signed and inscribed on the title page by its author, the important 20th-century composer and conductor.  The book, originally published in French as Jalons (pour une décennie), compiles lectures by Boulez at the Collège de France in the 1970's and 1980's, and lays bare Boulez's strong opinions on twentieth-century music. 8vo. 450 pp. Hardcover in dustjacket, small indentation to lower rear board and jacket, else fine. 

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15700. Boulez, Pierre. (1925–2016).
"Figures" - Autograph Orchestral Seating Plan and Signed Program

Autograph document in the hand of the important composer and conductor, showing the orchestral seating plan for his work Figures (1958–66). Undated [likely Baden-Baden, 1985.] In his tiny and precise hand, Berlioz has mapped out the seating plan for the three separate instrumental groups. Another hand has enlarged some of the words to make the plan more easily legible. An interesting and visually striking document. 1 p. on hole-punched graph paper. Light stains at the right, with light edge wear; overall very good. 10.5 x 8 inches (27 x 20.8 cm). Read More...

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14433. Boulez, Pierre. (1925–2016).
Signed Photograph

Signed color photograph of the important French composer and conductor, one of the major innovators and forces in 20th century music. Boulez has penned a neat signature over his hand, one of the lighter areas of the photograph. In very fine condition. 6 x 4 inches (15 x 11.4 cm).

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13289. Boulez, Pierre. (1925–2016) & Souzay, Gérard. (1918–2004).
"Improvisation I." - Autograph Musical Quotation

Very uncommon AMQS from important French composer and conductor, one of the major innovators and forces in 20th century music,  who has here neatly penned a short quotation from Improvisation I, part of his longest work, Pli selon pli. Boulez has written out one measure and the title of the movement, "'Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui' (Mallarmé)", signed and dated Salzburg, August 20, 1992. On the verso, a further autograph and inscription from the French baritone Gérard Souzay, dated Salzburg, August 1992. Read More...

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16052. Boult, Adrian. (1889–1983).
Signed Halftone Photograph with Concert Program

Signed clipped halftone photograph of the important English conductor, together with an original 1946 concert brochure featuring a further photograph of Boult on the cover. Boult is shown together with Italian conductor Mario Corti, and has signed over the photograph and its mount. The concert brochure, advertising the Cheltenham Autumn Music Festival of November 4–7, 1946, shows Boult on the cover, "who will conduct the performance of Elgar's 'Dream of Gerontius.' " Some light toning and wear; overall fine. Photograph mounted to 4.5 x 3 inches (11.4 x 7.6 cm); brochure (4 pp.), 5.5 x 8.5 inches (13.9 x 21.6 cm).

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4547. Bourke-White, Margaret. (1904 - 1971).
Original Photograph

Untitled (Cupped Hands holding bird chicks). Silver gelatin. 8 x 10 inches. Photographer's stamps on the verso. In very fine condition, a fine example from the celebrated American photographer.

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Art & Design

14690. [Bowie, David. (1947-2016)].
"Never Let Me Down" - Prototype Album Display

Interesting prototype for an in-store display box, made for Bowie's 1987 album Never Let Me Down. Created by the art studio of EMI as a prototype, the box is constructed of cardboard and acetate and incorporates elements of the artwork from the album into a three-dimensional design. Together with an original fax from the marketing department to representatives of the record label in its offices around the world, describing several different merchandising items for Never Let Me Down including the display box, stickers, a poster, and a mobile. 15 x 15 x 6 inches. Read More...

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17603. Bowie, David. (1947–2016).
Color Photograph

Color photograph of the iconic rocker, who is shown onstage ca. 2000's in a red jacket. Very fine. 4 x 6 inches (10 x 15 cm).

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17008. Bowie, David. (1947–2016).
David Bowie Black Book - Inscribed Presentation Copy to Carl Laszlo with 2 Original Photographs

London: Omnibus Press. 1980. Presentation copy, inscribed on the first leaf by David Bowie to art dealer Carl Laszlo: "To Carl Laszlo / Met for the first time in NYC March 24 1983 / The first of many meetings." Black wrappers, lettered in white, minor wear to edges. Overall fine. 4to, 9 x 11.5 inches (29.2 x 22.9 cm). Read More...

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19982. [Boxing] Ali, Muhammad. (1942–2016).
Original Photograph

Original photograph of a young Ali in the ring, wearing his iconic Everlast shorts and with his arms spread wide.  A handwritten note to verso identifies him as Cassius Clay, and a partial stamp  reads "Centro de Información."  From the archives of Revista Bohemia, often referred to simply as Bohemia, the oldest mass market magazine in Cuba, providing commentary on politics, history, and fashion. In fine condition.  4.5 x 3.75 inches (11.4 x 9.5 cm.). Read More...

19978. [Boxing] Carnera, Primo. (1906–1967).
"'Da Preem' Shows Dad the 'K.O.' Wallop" - Photograph

Charming International News Photos photograph of the Italian heavyweight boxer posing with his father.  A typed press blurb to verso reads, "Sequals, Italy...This quiet little village is proud of its first citizen, Primo Carnera, current World's Heavyweight Champion and is glad that the big boy is back again in their midst, enjoying the rustic retreat that is the Carnera ancestral domicile.  Here is 'Da Preem' himself giving his dad a practical demonstration of the art of fisticuffs, and demonstrating the lethal punch with which he won the title from Jack Sharkey, and—sadly, it must be mentioned—also with which he failed to rock the ancient and somewhat battle-scarred warrior Paulino Uzoudun to sleep in their meeting in Rome a few days ago. / K-10-27-33."  Photographer's stamp and ink to verso, else in fine condition.  6.5 x 8.5 inches (16.5x 21.6 cm.). Read More...

19979. [Boxing] Carnera, Primo. (1906–1967) & Johnston, James J. (1875–1946).
"A New One for the Repertoire" - Photograph of Carnera and Johnston in the ring.

Sepia International News Photos photograph of the Italian heavyweight boxer in the ring with matchmaker and promoter Jimmy Johnston.  A typed press blurb to verso reads, "Miami, Florida...Primo Carnera is under the master's eye, and instruction here.  He's getting a few pointers from James J. Johnston, Madison Square Garden fight impresario,  As the picture was snapped James was introducing Primo to a new wallop to add to his bag of pugilistic tricks.  The incident occurred at the training camp here of Da Preem, where he is conditioning for his meeting with Tommy Loughran. / K-2-17-34."  Photographer's stamp to verso, with an additional later Cuban Spanish-language press clipping mounted to verso.  In fine condition.  6.5 x 8.5 inches (16.5x 21.6 cm.).   Read More...

3932. [Boxing] Dempsey, Jack. (1895–1983).
Signed Miniature Boxing Gloves!

A unique signed item from the American champion boxer, who held the world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926.  A hand-made pair of miniature boxing gloves measuring 2.5 inches long, signed by Dempsey in black ink on the left glove.

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12459. Boësset, Antoine. (1586-1643) & Boësset, Jean Baptiste. (1614-1685).
Autograph Receipts of Wages and Signed Document

Autograph document signed by the French court musician and composer of many airs de cour, one of the most important early seventeenth-century French composers. Paris, October 14, 1614. Boësset acknowledges the receipt of a sum of money "for his ordinary wages" as "Mre de la musique de la Chambre du Roy," and the document is countersigned by two court officials. 1 p. on vellum, 11.25 x 5.5 inches (28.7 x 14 cm). Read More...

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1250. Braham, John. (c. 1774-1856).
Group of Songs, bound together.

London: Various publishers. c. 1805. First editions. A wonderful group of four songs, as follows: Read More...

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2493. Braham, John. (c. 1774-1856).
Interesting letter to Alexander Chalmers, with Original Stipple Engraving

1 page with integral address leaf, postmarked 1812. An interesting letter, addressed to the Scottish writer Alexander Chalmers (1759-1834), editor of important editions of Shakespeare, Pope, Gibbon etc. and author of "A General Biographical Dictionary" in 32 volumes (1812-1817). In the letter, Braham writes that in the Biographical Dictionary, he has "in vain looked for an account of the famous dramatic performancer and founder of Dulwich College - Allen or Alleyn - who flourished in the turn of time of James the 1st." The English actor, Edward Alleyn (1566-1626) was a major figure of the Elizabethan theatre. Read More...

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2630. Braham, John. (c. 1774-1856).
1824 Stipple Engraving

An original stipple engraving of the great English/Jewish tenor, widely considered to have been one of the finest singers in history. The husband of Anna Nancy Storace (creator of Susanna in Figaro), the two performed together frequently. Creator of the role of Huon in Weber's "Oberon," Braham was also a composer of many popular ballads as well as additional music to be inserted into the operas he sang!

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