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5214. [American Avant-garde] Carter, Elliot. (1908–2012).
Signed 1939 Contract for "Heart Not So Heavy as Mine."

Contract from Arrow Music Press for Carter's song "Heart Not So Heavy as Mine" signed "Elliott C. Carter, jr." and by the editor (and composer, conductor), Lehman Engel (1910 -82). 1 page, recto and verso. Hole punches at head, not affecting, and otherwise in very fine condition.


"... hints of Carter's later style can be found in the opposing voices of Heart not so heavy as mine (1938)..." Grove online


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5698. [American Avant-garde] Carter, Elliot. (1908–2012) [Thomson, Virgil. (1896–1989)].
Variations for Orchestra - Inscribed to Virgil Thomson

New York: Associated Music Publishers, Inc.. 1957. Small quarto [10-1/2 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in printed light tan wrappers. 152 pages. Very good condition, edges of the front wrap slightly darkened, short tear to the surface of the wrap at the spine. Read More...

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Signed 1965 BMI biography/catalogue by the important American composer. 22 pages of biographical information, photographs, musical excerpts and a catalogue of works, signed on the inside front cover over a printed excerpt from his Third Symphony. Very fine. 19 x 22.5 cm. Read More...

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6487. [American Avant-garde] Sun Ra. (1914 - 1993).
"The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra" - Signed Album

Signed album from the prolific jazz composer, bandleader, poet and philosopher known for his "cosmic philosophy," musical compositions and performances. "The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra - Volume 2" (ESP-DISK 1017) signed and inscribed on the lower part of the front cover in blue ballpoint., "To Dana, Dawn and Jodi From Sun Ra." With some surface and edge wear to cover, seam splits on edges, the record is included though in apparently poor condition. Together with a modern 8 x 10 inch glossy photograph.

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18101. [American Ballet Theatre] [Swope, Martha. (1928–2017)].
Group of Original Photographs

Group of seventeen original photographs of dancers from the American Ballet Theatre, ca. 1980's, most by the American theatre and dance photographer Martha Swope. The dancers pictured include Danilo Radojevic in "Cinderella"; Cynthia Gregory in "Swan Lake"; Marianne Tcherkassky, Danilo Radojevic, and ensemble in "Donizetti Variations"; Cynthia Harvey in "Romeo and Juliet" and "Cinderella"; Leslie Browne, Robert La Fosse, Susan Jones, Danilo Radojevic and Wes Chapman in "Romeo and Juliet"; Patrick Bissell in an unidentified role (photograph by Kenn Duncan) and Gelsey Kirkland in an unidentified role (photograph by Kenn Duncan.) All 8 x 10 inches and stamped on the verso by the photographer and the American Ballet Theatre. Some very light edge wear to a few; overall in very fine condition.

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Original large format exhibition photograph showing Bernstein, Blitzstein, and Blake watching an unidentified pianist (who bears a striking resemblance to composer Elliot Carter) at the keyboard, taken at the "Rountable on Ragtime"at Tanglewood in Lenox, MA in the summer of 1951.  Board-mounted silver gelatin print with Kalischer's signature to mount and Stockbridge stamp and hand-numbering to verso of mount.  [Lenox, 1951]. A few modest scuffs to the mount, else fine.  Photograph 10.5 x 13.5 inches;  Mount 20 x 16 inches. Read More...

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13892. [Americana].
Collection of Early American Tintypes

A collection of 23 small tintype portrait photographs, dating from ca. 1860-1880 and housed in a blue cloth-covered box. The portraits depict adults and children, apparently of various social classes; most are individual portraits, with two photographs of pairs. Several are duplicates or close duplicates. 16 of the tintypes are mounted in identical small pink card frames. One larger tintype, a three-quarter-length portrait of a man, is unmounted. Also included is one small later photograph, clipped to size. Light wear and scratches, some foxing and creases to the mounts; overall in very good condition. Each tintype ca. 1 x 1.5 inches (2.5 x 3.5 cm); mounts 1.75 x 2.5 inches (4.2 x 6.6 cm); larger tintype 2.5 x 3.25 inches (6 x 8.5 cm). In a blue cloth-covered cosmetic box with snap closure, with the logo of cosmetic company Palmer and their product name Gardenglo stamped in gold inside the lid. Wear and partial tear to the flap closure; overall in good condition. 4.5 x 2.75 x 1.5 inches (11 x 7 x 4 cm). Read More...

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17461. [Anatomy] Seiller, Johann Georg. (1663 - 1740).
Two Anatomical Engravings

Two anatomical engravings by J. G. Seiller, showing a standing male figure whose major muscles are made visible and labeled with their Latin name, each figure oriented in relation to a tree. The engravings numbered "Tab. VI" and "Tab VII" at the upper right. The first shows the figure turned to the left, with one arm raised, and with a framed image at the left showing details of internal organs; the second shows the figure from behind, with a framed image showing a hand and leaves. Toning and foxing, and wear around the edges; overall fine. 11 x 17.5 inches (28 x 44.5 cm). Read More...

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19049. Andersen, Hans Christian. (1805–1875).
His Etui and a small Papercut Figure

A finely made etui, bone with black lacquered decoration and mounted with gilded metal, understood to have belonged to the beloved Danish author best known for such classic fairy tales as “The Ugly Duckling,” “The Red Shoes,” and “The Emperor’s New Clothes.” Enclosed is a handwritten note in an early unidentified hand reading "Hans Christian Andersens Etui" and "Harboe" to verso, along with a small paper cut of a bull, apparently accomplished by the author.  Etui measures 2.5 x 5 x .5 inches (6.5 x 13 x 1.5 cm.). Read More...

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8685. Anderson & Low (est. 1990).
NDGT [Danish National Gymnastic Team, 1998]

Toned gelatin silver print from the Anderson & Low series, showing a beautifully composed image of a Danish National Gymnastic Team athlete.  Signed, dated, titled and numbered from the edition of 25.  Not examined out of frame but in apparently fine condition.  Framed to 14.5 x 12 inches (36.8 x 30.5 cm.).  Read More...

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21033. Anderson, Marian. (1897-1993) [Primrose, William. (1904-1982)].
Signed Recording of Brahms' Two Songs for Alto with Viola Obbligato & Piano, Op. 91

Signed RCA Victor Musical Masterpiece two-disc release of Anderson's 1948 recording of Two Songs for Alto with Viola Obbligato & Piano, Op. 91 by Johannes Brahms.  Anderson has inscribed "To Mr. Kenneth G. McKenzie / with kind regards / from / Marian Anderson / Feb. 29th, 1956" to the inside cover of the deluxe folio presentation.  University of Victoria Library stickers to lower left of cover and "Withdrawn" library stamp to interior, else in fine condition.  12.5 x 15 inches (31.8 x 38.1 cm.). Read More...

17166. Anderson, Marian. (1897–1993).
My Lord, What a Morning - SIGNED

New York: The Viking Press. 1956. Signed autobiography from the trailblazing African-American opera singer. Signed on the title: "To Paul / Kind regards / Marian Anderson." 312 pp. 8vo. Original cloth-backed boards. Fine copy in original dust jacket with some edge wear, shelf soiling, and small edge losses. Read More...

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20329. Anderson, Marian. (1897–1993).
Signed Photograph

Striking Studio Delar of New York photograph of the great African American contralto, who has signed and inscribed in blue fountain pen to the Executive Director of the Indiana Arts Commission, Hertha A. Duemling.  Mounted and fitted to rigid backing, else in fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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Collection of four original candid photographs of the great contralto, taken by Irv Steinberg with photographer's stamp to verso.  Two photographs hand-inscribed to verso "Marian Anderson / Jan. '63 - 'Firestone' - at Waldorf," third photograph "Crystal Ball Apr. 63 / Marian Anderson."  In fine condition.  4.625 x 3.25 inches (11.8 x 8.4 cm.). Read More...

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20866. Andrews, Julie. (b. 1935).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Academy Award–winning English actress, who has inscribed "To Paul / Love, from / Julie Andrews" in black ink to the lower left.  In very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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16024. Ansermet, Ernst. (1883–1969).
Vintage Photograph

Vintage photograph of the great conductor, shown as an older man ca. 1940's, studying a large score with his glasses in one hand. Photographer credit in the lower right margin: Moss Photo, New York. Staple holes and some light surface wear; otherwise overall in fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.8 x 25.5 cm). Read More...

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18046. Ansermet, Ernst. (1883–1969) & Magaloff, Nikita. (1912–1992).
Original Photograph, Studying a Score

Original photograph of the Swiss conductor seated together at the piano with pianist Nikita Magaloff, studying a score. Some light wrinkling and verso rough; overall fine. 4 x 3 inches (10.5 x 7.3 cm). Read More...

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9673. Antheil, George. (1900-1959).
Signed Photograph to Alexander Smallens

Rare signed original 7 x 9 inch photograph of the avant-garde composer, inscribed to the American conductor, Alexander Smallens "with sincere and highest admiration to Alexander Smallens from his friend George Antheil / Jan 22, 1932 / NYC." The photograph by Ruth Asch, stamped on the verso and in very fine condition. Read More...

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17680. [Anti-Slavery].
"Am I Not a Man and a Brother" & "Am I not a Woman & a Sister" - Pair of 19th Century Anti-Slavery Tokens

Rare pair of Anti-Slavery tokens produced for the Society for Effecting the Abolition of the Slave Trade, established by Granville Sharp and Thomas Clarkson in 1787.  The first shows the society's emblem of a chained African man, naked and kneeling, "Am I not a Man and a Brother" around the perimeter on obverse, "May Slavery & Oppression Cease Throughout the World" around the perimeter and clasped hands (in print formats generally one is black and one, white) in the center on reverse.  The other example shows a kneeling woman and "Am I not a Woman & a Sister" 1838" on obverse, "United States of America" (with backwards "N"), olive wreath with "Liberty / 183[8]" in center on reverse. These were commissioned by the American Anti-Slavery society to evoke pity for enslaved women as well as to foster equal rights for women.  Bronze. Diam. 1 5/16 inches (30 mm).  First somewhat worn and the "Sister" is slightly worn on recto (just a few high points) and the date below "Liberty" on the verso; the "Brother" with a loss on the recto. Not formally "graded" but overall very good. Read More...

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15311. [Apollo] Heyden, Otto. (1820–1897).
Apollo with the Horae - DESIGN FOR A THEATER CURTAIN

Oil on canvas, signed lower right: O. Heyden.  Measuring 26.5 x 29.75 inches [67 x 76 cm]. Beautifully framed in black wood with gilt fillet, overall 34 x 37.5 x 2.5 inches  [86.5 x 95 x 5.5 cm].  Read More...

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