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13422. Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971).
Signed Program from 1959 Tel Aviv Concert

Original program from Louis Armstrong's April 1959 appearance in Tel Aviv, boldly signed in green ink on the cover. The program, in French and Hebrew, contains multiple pictures of Armstrong and his All Stars, a biographical article about the great trumpeter, advertising and information about the following performances of the season (Edith Piaf, The Weavers, the Delta Rhythm Boys, and the Hazy Osterwald Band.) Dated on the cover: April 14, 1959. 24 pp. Overall toning, especially to the internal pages, and light foxing to the cover, with some edge wear and a slight chip to the signature; overall in very good condition. 9.5 x 8.5 inches (24.5 x 22 cm.). Most unusual!

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12891. Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971) [Davis Jr., Sammy. (1925–1990)].
Original Photograph from the Collection of Sammy Davis Jr.

Original doubleweight photograph of the great American jazz trumpeter, singer and composer, from the collection of Sammy Davis Jr. Photographed by Davis' longtime manager, Jess Rand, Armstrong is captured in his white suit, singing directly into the microphone.  Dated 1954, at the Crescendo Club in Hollywood.  Slight wear to the edges but overall a crisp image in fine condition, with the photographer's stamp and Davis collection stamp on verso.  24 x 19 cm.

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10171. Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971) [Goffin, Robert. (1898–1984)].
Horn of Plenty - INSCRIBED TO WILD BILL DAVISON

New York: Allen, Towne & Heath, Inc.. 1947. First edition. Story of Louis Armstrong, inscribed by Armstrong on the front free endpage "To my life long Buddy Bill Davidson from Louis Armstrong." First edition in English, published in French, in Paris, in the same year. Hardcover, original blue cloth, title in gilt to spine, treble clef embossed to the upper board. Portrait frontispiece, 304 pp. Signed page heavily toned, half title with two small punched holes, spine rubbed with ends a bit frayed, somewhat shaken but solid. Read More...

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19559. [Armstrong, Louis. (1901–1971)] Gottlieb, William. (1917–2006).
Original Photograph - Signed by Photographer

Original William Gottlieb black and white photograph of the great Satchmo, circa 1946-48; printed circa 1979.     Gottlieb, who has signed his name and added a copyright symbol to the lower left, has captured a perspiring Satchmo in mid-performance, his horn raised to his lips.  In fine condition.  Sight: 10.25 x 13.25 inches (26 x 33.6 cm.); framed to 16.75 x 20.75 inches (42.5 x 52.7 cm.).  Literature: The Golden Age of Jazz, Pomegranate Artbooks, 1995, p. 100. Read More...

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18497. [Arne, Thomas Augustine. (1710-1778)].
"This present Saturday...will be performed...the Serious Opera of 'Artaxerxes'" - Original 1813 Broadside

Original broadside for a Saturday, October 16, 1831 performance at Theatre Royal, Covent Garden of the composer's opera, performed for the "8th time" and "[c]ompressed into two acts."  Broadside also advertises performances of "the Burlesque Tragick Opera" Bombastes Furioso and the "Farce (with Songs)" Love, Law and Physick." Creases and rough edges, but overall in fine condition for its age. Approximately 8.25 x 12.25 inches (21.3 x 42.5 cm).

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2165. Arrau, Claudio. (1903–1991).
Original Photograph

Early photograph of the great Chilean-born pianist. 8 x 10 inches, two corners chipped but otherwise fine.

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13493. Arriola, Pepito. (1896-1954).
Signed Postcard

A signed photograph postcard of the Spanish child prodigy pianist, later to become a successful violinist. Arriola has signed across the right of his image as a rather sulky-looking teenage boy. Undated. In fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.7 x 13.8 cm). Read More...

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13494. Arriola, Pepito. (1896-1954).
Autograph Musical Quotation

An AMQS from the Spanish child prodigy pianist, later to become a successful violinist and the composer of several works for piano. On a postcard showing bullfighting in Madrid, Arriola has penned three measures, titled "Nocturno." Undated, ca. 1910-1920. The postcard is addressed on the verso to the Argentinian collector Ramona Imaz Otaño. In fine condition. 3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.7 x 13.8 cm). Read More...

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15807. [Art & Nature].
Original Bird Collage

An attractive original miniature collage of a bird, ca. 1850, executed in ink and feathers. The bird, carefully composed of real bird feathers, is shown perched on a miniature hill with trees. On a small sheet, mounted on a larger leaf. Slight rubbing and cracks; overall fine. 3.5 x 2.75 inches (9 x 7 cm), mounted to 8 x 7.5 inches (20.5 x 19.2 cm).

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15808. [Art & Nature].
Group of Bird Drawings

Group of 5 finely executed original pencil and watercolor drawings of birds, ca. 1850. The drawings, two in pencil and three in pencil with watercolors added, depict parrots and a pelican. Some light toning, but overall in fine condition. Two drawings ca. 5.5 x 7.5 inches (13.5 x 19 cm), three ca. 7 x 10.5 inches (18 x 27 cm).

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16674. Artschwager, Richard. (1923–2013).
Autograph Note on a Postcard

Autograph postcard from the American painter, illustrator and sculptor. August 15, 1978. On a postcard of the illuminated castle in Heidelberg, he has penned: "Dear Steve, Not my work but I thought you might dig the picture. Happy days - Richard Artschwager." 5.75 x 4 inches (14.8 x 10.5 cm).

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16785. Ashkenazy, Vladimir. (b. 1937).
Signed Program from his Carnegie Hall Debut

Signed program from the young pianist's Carnegie Hall debut on October 24, 1958. Ashkenazy has signed (in Cyrillic) over the first page of the program listing, which included Brahms' Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, as well as works by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev.  In very fine condition, together with two newspaper clippings about the recital, a photocopied sheet of further press clippings, and a promotional flyer. The New York Times judged: "Mr. Ashkenazy is a young poet of the piano. He is no thunderer. He does not seek to overpower with speed or brilliance... And whatever music he undertakes he performs with individuality." Program 19 pp., 7.25 x 9.25 inches (18.5 x 24.8 cm).

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19358. Ashkenazy, Vladimir. (b. 1937).
Signed Recital Program

Early recital program from a Sunday, October 17, 1965 performance at Symphony Hall in Boston.  The Russian pianist has signed to the top of the program listing, which included works by Bach, Schumann, Ravel, and Scriabin.  8 pp.  Very fine.  6 x 9 inches (15.2 x 22.9 cm).

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13011. Ashkenazy, Vladimir. (b. 1937).
"Russian Pianist to stay in Britain" - Original 1963 Photograph

Original press photograph of the great Russian pianist looking happy with his wife, Þórunn (Dody) Jóhannsdóttir.  Original press caption reads: "25-year-old Vladimir Ashkenazy, the Russian concert pianist, has been granted permission to remain in Britain with his wife and baby son." The Ashkenazys left the USSR after many struggles with the authorities over permission to travel and remained in England for several years before moving to Iceland in 1968. In fine condition. 20.5 x 25 cm.

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16735. Asimov, Isaac. (1920–1992).
Early Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the writer and scientist, who is shown holding his E. E. Smith Memorial Award for Imaginative Fiction (awarded to him in 1967) and has signed and inscribed over the center: "To Anita with hugs and kisses / Isaac Asimov." He has added a further note over his hand: "See my award!" Photographed by Jay K. Klein, with photographer's credit on the verso. Some light edge wear; overall fine. 8 x 10 inches (20.5 x 25.3 cm).

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3694. Astaire, Fred. (1899–1987).
Signed Vintage Photograph, "Follow the Fleet."

A superb signed doubleweight 8 x 10 inch black-and-white photograph of the legendary dancer in the role of Bake Baker in the 1936 film "Follow the Fleet," which included some of Irving Berlin's most popular tunes. Boldly signed in black ink.

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16077. Astaire, Fred. (1899–1987).
"Talking Horse Sense" - Press Photograph

Original press photograph, ca. 1952, showing the great dancer and entertainer with one of the horses on his ranch. Press caption on the verso reads: "When Fred Astaire isn't in front of the cameras he can quickly be found at his Chatsworth ranch where the offspring of his famed horse Triplicate romp and roam..." One stain at the upper right; otherwise very fine. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 24.5 cm).

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Wonderful image of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing in formal attire, boldly signed by both. The poster measures an impressive 40 x 28 inches and has been dry mounted to foam core board.  The signature of Ginger Rogers measures 5.5 inches and the Fred Astaire signature measures 3.5 inches. Small tape damage and repair in the center just above one of the bows, some fold-lines from before the mounting, slight area of moisture damage to lower right corner,  otherwise fine. Certainly the largest signed photograph of these two film and dance icons that we have ever encountered!

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4313. Astruc, Gabriel. (1864 - 1938).
Important Typed Letter, defending the "French-ness" of the Théatre des Champs Elysées

A highly intersting letter from the influential French playwright, journalist, theatre director and impresario, who supervised many important Ballets Russes programs, including the premiere of "Le Sacre du Printemps." Read More...

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4409. Atwell, Winifred. (1914 - 1983).
Signed Photograph

Lively signed postcard photograph of the Trinidad-born English pianist who was wildly popular with her boogie woogie and ragtime hits. 10 x 15 cm. A few dings, overall fine.

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