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14943. Bach, Johann Christian. (1735-1782).
Fuge für das Pianoforte oder die Orgel ... über die Buchstaben seines Namens BACH.

Leipzig: Peters. [not before 1814]. Oblong folio. Engraved. [PN] 793. 6 pp. Terry p. 348 (incorrectly identified as the first edition; in fact, it was first published by Kühnel in 1810). Reprinting from the original plates. A few light spots, spine reinforced with paper, outer edges somewhat nicked, else fine. Read More...

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15023. [Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685-1750)].
Carved Bust Portrait

A rare and finely carved bust portrait of the great composer, ca. 1850s, likely based on an early nineteenth-century engraving. Carved walnut with good color and patination. Light mounting remnants on the verso. 4.75 x 6.5 inches (12.2 x 16.5 cm). Secular portrait carvings from this era are uncommon. Read More...

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14719. [Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685-1750)] Gebser, Johann Ernst. .
Five Early Copyist Manuscripts of Keyboard Works

An interesting group of five copyist manuscripts of selected keyboard works by J. S. Bach, ca. 1820s-1830s, in the hand of Johann Ernst Gebser and with his signature and stamp on the title page of each. The works represented are the Goldberg Variations [BWV 988], the Canonic Variations on "Von Himmel Hoch" [BWV 769], two Preludes and Fugues in C [BWV 546 and 547], two ricercars from the Musical Offering [BWV 1079], and a selection of chorale preludes, including several from the Kirnberger preludes and several misattributed to Bach. Each manuscript bearing the signature of Ernst Gebser. One volume includes a postscript noting that Bach's complete organ works can be purchased from the music publisher Tobias Haslinger.  Each separately sewn with cardboard or paper covers, with one exception. Overall foxing and toning, some light water stains and a few edge tears, but structurally sound, very legible, and overall in fine condition.   Read More...

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17254. Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685–1750).
Vingt-Quatre Préludes et Fugues [...] composés par Jean Sebastien Bach. 1re [2me] Suite.

A Zuric: Chez Jean Georges Naigueli. [1801; 1802]. Vingt-quatre Préludes et Fugues dans tous les tons et demi-tons du mode majeur et mineur, pour le Clavecin ou Piano-Forté, composés par Jean Sebastien Bach. 1re Suite, 109 pp.; 2me. Suite, 123 pp. Extremely scarce, complete first edition of both volumes of Johann Sebastian Bach's The Well-Tempered Clavier. In contemporary half vellum with gilt-stamped title vignette on spine and gilt-stamped ownership label (L. C.) mounted on the front cover. Panels covered with pink paper, on front cover faded. (1), (2) [blank], 2–109, (1); (1), (2) [blank], 2–123, (1) p. Covers slightly rubbed, bumped at corners. Small damage to the spine at the head and tail. Erroneous volume number on the title page of the second volume revised in pen by contemporary hand as in other known copies. Fingering numbers marked above notes on page 11 and 27 of volume one in pencil. Small tear to page 94, of volume one, presumably because of a removed wax stain, with no effect on the score. Small misprint on page 63 of the second volume. Overall in fine condition. BWV, p.655 ; RISM B 500 and BB 500 ; second volume absent from RISM ; Fuld, pp.117-118 ; see Hoboken 95 and 98 (same but with the title pages in German).  Read More...

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16512. [Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685–1750)] Bernstein, Leonard. (1918–1990).
Bach Commemoration Concert - Original 1950 Poster

Original poster for a Bach Commemoration Concert held in Detroit on February 5, 1950, marking the 200th anniversary of Bach's death and featuring the young Leonard Bernstein as pianist and conductor. Printed on card stock, with some foxing, creasing and areas of wear; small pen marks at the upper left corner; overall very good. 11 x 14 inches (28 x 35.3 cm).

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14575. [Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685–1750)] Busoni, Ferruccio. (1866-1924).
Autograph Letter about his Edition of The Well-Tempered Clavier

A detailed autograph letter from the important Italian pianist and composer to an employee of his American publisher, Schirmer, sending the manuscript for the final book of his edition of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and giving instructions for its engraving and publication. Dated Rügen, August 2, 1896. Busoni writes that he has "worked with great diligence and care" on the final book of the three-book edition, which he writes he believes "will be of lasting value." After instructing the engraver to take great care on the layout of the score and to leave space to add more performance markings, he suggests publishing his studies for some of the preludes and fugues as a separate edition -- "Such a publication (it only requires a new title page) ought to find a market" -- and finishes by mentioning the necessity of a complete hardback edition of the three books, and requesting a detailed invoice from Schirmer. An interesting letter which shows Busoni's business sense as well as his enthusiasm for the first part of what would become the complete Bach-Busoni editions. 3 pages of a bifolium. Rust marks from a paperclip; overall in fine condition. 4.5 x 7 inches. Read More...

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16615. [Bach, Johann Sebastian. (1685–1750)] Joachim, Joseph. (1831–1907).
Prelude to Partita No. 3 - Autograph Musical Quotation

Autograph musical quotation from the great Hungarian violinist and Brahms collaborator, who has penned the first two measures of the prelude to Bach's Partita no. 3 in E major. He signs below and dates March 19, 1906. Toning and tape remnants to corners; overall very good. 5 x 4.25 inches (13 x 11 cm.) Read More...

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8675. Bachauer, Gina. (1913 - 1976).
Signed Photograph and Christmas Card

Vintage photograph of the celebrated Greek pianist, signed on the mount "Affectionately Gina / 1970" and sold together with a 1970 printed Holidays card from Bachauer and her husband, Alec Sherman. Small pinhole to card, else fine.

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16118. Bachauer, Gina. (1913–1976).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the celebrated Greek pianist, who is shown in a promotional portrait and has signed and inscribed at the foot to music critic Raymond Morin, dating 1951. Toning and buckling; overall very good. 8 x 10 inches (20.6 x 25.5 cm).

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9906. Bachofen, Johan Caspar. (1695 - 1755).
Musicalisches Halleluja, oder schöne und geistreiche Gesänge, Mit neuen und anmuthigen Melodeyen begleitet, und zur Aufmunterung zum Lob Gottes...Neunte und privilegierte Auflage.

Zurich: Burglischer Druckeren. 1776. Thick octavo. Full 18th century dark brown calf. [viii], 880, [viii] pp. With a fine frontispiece engraving depicting a winged female figure playing the keyboard with three seated cherubs playing a viol, violin and recorder seated around her. Binding worn, front board and endpage starting to separate but still relatively solid, brass remnants on board edges, apparently lacking original clasps, early ownernship markings ("Joh. Jakob Widler...Wiedikon / 1781") and remnants of wax seals to inner boards and endpages. Overall a fine copy of this important work by the Swiss composer and music pedagogue. Read More...

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16887. Backhaus, Willhelm. (1884–1969).
Signed Program

Signed program from a February 5, 1955 all-Beethoven recital of the masterful pianist at Hunter College in New York. Backhaus has signed boldly over the program listing. Together with a promotional flyer advertising the concert. Paper clip mark; overall in fine condition. 7 x 10 inches (17.7 x 25.4 cm).

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16900. Backhaus, Willhelm. (1884–1969).
Signed Program

Signed program from a June 22, 1960 all-Beethoven recital by the important German pianist as part of the Wiener Festwochen. Backhaus has signed on the cover. 2 pp. Very light wear to the cover, but overall in fine condition, 6 x 8.25 inches (15 x 21 cm).

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14749. Bacon, Francis. (1909 - 1992).
"Bacon: Galerie Maeght" [Personnage Couche] - SIGNED POSTER

"Bacon: Galerie Maeght" color exhibition lithograph poster, depicting the artist's "Personnage Couche, " signed in sharpie ink lower right "Francis Bacon." Copyright Maeght Editeur, Arte Paris l.l., printed 1966.  Unframed. 27 3/4" x 17 7/8" (66 x 45 cm). In fine condition. 

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375. Badura-Skoda, Paul . (b. 1927).
Signed Schubert Impromptus LP

Lengthy inscription and bold signature from the elegant Viennese pianist on the verso of the LP cover to his 1960 Schubert Impromtus recording. Dated May, 1964, he inscribes "To George --, one of the rare 'Schubert birds, in common admiration for this genius. Paul Badura Skoda." Fine.

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10494. Bails, Benito. (1730 - 1797).
Lecciones de Clave, y Principios de Harmonia

Madrid: Joachin Ibarra. 1775. First edition. 4to. [iv] 291 pp, lacking the folding plate of the keyboard, scattered foxing, but otherwise very good. Full leather binding, gilt stamped, title plate to spine partially cracked. Palau (21923) notes: "Es traduccion de la obra de Antonio Bemetzrieder y esta muy bien impresa" and the work is indeed beautifully printed, with musical examples throughout and including a charming engraving at the head of the first lesson, featuring three putti playing around a harpsichord. An interesting and unusual keyboard treatise written by a modestly important Spanish mathematician and architect.

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16248. Baird Rockefeller, Martha. (1895–1971).
Two Signed Photographs

Two signed photographs from the concert pianist, later the wife of John D. Rockefeller Jr. and an important philanthropist in the field of music. She is shown ca. 1920's and has inscribed one photograph to tenor Lawrence Strauss, dating London, July 11, 1928, and the other photograph to "my beloved Sally & Laurie," dating March 15, 1929. First photograph stamped on the verso by photographer Lenare of London, with some surface wear and corner creases, overall very good; second photograph fine. 8 x 10 inches (20 x 25 cm).

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16604. Bakaleinikov, Vladimir. (1885–1953).
Signed Photograph

Signed photograph of the Russian-American conductor, violist, composer and educator, shown during his period as the Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has signed and inscribed at the lower right in Spanish, dating 1949. In very fine condition. 8 x 10 inches (20.2 x 25.2 cm).

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13525. Baker, Chet. (1929 - 1988).
1982 Autograph Letter about Money, Touring, and Tom Baker

An interesting and rare autograph letter from the later years of the jazz legend's life to his friend Jim Butler. In the original envelope postmarked September 20, 1982, the letter details Baker's money woes while on tour in Canada and California, and apologizes for not being able to pay back Butler the money he had lent Baker. Baker mentions his girlfriend Ruth [Young], and an upcoming gig in Calgary organized by "some young guys who were very interested in my playing," and his upcoming tour in Germany, Austria, and Czechoslovakia. In a subtle mention of his ongoing drug problems, Baker writes, "I've been getting by since I last saw you on Tussion X cough syrup and feel as though I've made a lot of progress," and goes on to mention the death of actor Tom Baker from an overdose. (Complete text below.) A fascinating glimpse into Chet's later years, after his return to jazz, and his ongoing struggles with drugs and debt. Read More...

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13529. [Baker, Chet. (1929 - 1988) & Baker, Tom (1940-1982)] Wulff, Ingo..
Collection of Cards, Letters, Screen Treatment and Book

An interesting collection of material relating to the American jazz trumpeter, vocalist, and flugelhornist, known for his early promise, swift fall into drug addiction, and career resurgence in the 1970's and 80's. From the collection of Jim Butler, a dedicated Chet Baker collector who became a friend to Baker and his family, the archive includes a copy of the 1989 publication Chet Baker in Concert and a brief correspondence with its German editor, Ingo Wulff; part of a screen treatment by Chet's friend, actor and writer Tom Baker, about Chet's life; three Christmas cards from Carol Baker, Chet's widow; and various assorted magazine clippings. Overall in very good to fine condition. Read More...

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15471. Baker, Josephine. (1906-1975).
The Original Charleston. Musique de Cecil Mack et Jimmy Johnson dansé par Joséphine Baker dans l'Hyper-Revue des Folies Bergère "La Folie du Jour" ...

Paris: Editions Francis Salabert. [1926]. First Edition thus. Quarto. Original bifolium sheet music with pictorial covers, letterpress recto only. Lightly toned with fold slightly rubbed; seller's stamp to the cover; overall in fine condition. 10.5 x 13.75 inches (27 x 35 cm). Uncommon; only 3 copies listed by Worldcat (Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Biblioteca Comunale di Trento, Zentralbibliothek Zurich).  Read More...

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