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16859. Autori, Fernando. (1886–1937).
Signed Self-Portrait Sketch

Signed self-portrait sketch from the Italian bass who debuted at La Scala in 1924 and also performed around Europe; in the model of Enrico Caruso, he was a talented caricaturist. He has sketched himself in profile on a sheet of letterhead from the Grand Hotel in Vienna, signed below and dated August 2, 1934. A clipped halftone photograph has been added at the lower left. Some light toning and foxing at the corners; overall fine. 5 x 7.25 inches (13 x 18.6 cm).

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7878. Autry, Gene. (1907 - 1998).
Signed Photograph

Signed and inscribed 8 x 10 inch halftone publicity photograph of the American actor who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on radio, and in the movies and on television and who was also the owner of the California Angels baseball team. Corners slightly nicked, edges with small stains, else fine.

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19736. [Avant Garde] Selz, Guy. (1901–1975) & Selz, Jean. (?–?) & Polissadim, Cyril. (?–?).
THÉÂTRE DES CHAMPS-ELYSÉES / BAL COSTUME DE LA MISÈRE NOIRE - Original 1927 Broadside

Original 1927 broadside produced by Imp. H. Chacoin, Paris, advertising a Dadaesque “Utter Poverty” costume ball at the Theatre des Champs-Élysées in Paris. The event attracted a considerable amount of curiosity, though criticism on the provocation towards underprivileged populations eventually resulted in the show's cancellation.  15.5 x 23.15 inches (39.4 x 58.7 cm). Not examined out of frame but in apparently fine condition.  Archivally matted, framed and glazed. Ref: Spectacle, 192; Color Plate, p. 288; PAI-XLIII (2014), 524. Read More...

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8122. Avedon, Richard. (1923 - 2004).
Observations - Photographs by Richard Avedon Comments by Truman Capote

New York: Simon & Schuster. 1959. First edition. 151pp, 11" 14 1/2". First edition, with acetate dust jacket. Fine condition, in stained and toned slipcase which bears a few splits in places. The photographer's first book. and certainly, one of the monuments of twentieth century collaborations between a photographer and author.

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New York: Random House . 1993. First Edition, First Printing. Upright sumo. 287 pp.  Signed and dated by the eminent American photographer on the front free endpaper, "Avedon, 9.27.93," from the collection of Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman.  A visual autobiography that includes an assemblage of 284 photographs, this three-part book encompasses the faces, events and places that were critical in defining the life and career of Richard Avedon.  In fine condition. Read More...

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21247. Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [Dietrich, Marlene (1901-1992)].
Marlene Dietrich in Bedroom, 1948

Original silver gelatin photograph of the iconic singer and actress, as captured by the 25-year-old Richard Avedon for Harper's Bazaar, 1948 around the time of the filming of The Foreign Affair, and depicting the actress with her famous and very problematic African lenci doll. On the original photographer's mount, signed "Avedon" in black ink beneath the photograph and with the photographer's stamp to mount verso. A few areas of expert restoration and retouching, overall in very fine condition.  Print 10 7/16" x 11 7/16" ; mount 11 11/16" x 14 7/8". Framed to  26 x 19 inches (66.5 x 49 cm); 24 x 17 (61 x 43cm) overall.  Read More...

20484. Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [Green, Adolph. (1914–2002) & Newman, Phyllis. (1933–2019)].
"Avedon: Made in France" – Signed and Inscribed to Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman

New York: Fraenkel Gallery [Distributed Art Publishers]. 2001. First Edition, First Printing. Upright folio (12 x 14.25 in). 56 pp, 40 quadratone reproductions.  Limited edition of 5000 copies, this copy signed and inscribed by the eminent American photographer, "For Phyllis and Adolph / with love, / Dick / 2001" to the limitation page opposite inside back cover.  In fine condition. Read More...

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20481. Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [Green, Adolph. (1914–2002) & Newman, Phyllis. (1933–2019)].
"Evidence, 1944-1994" – Signed and Inscribed to Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman

New York: Random House. 1994. First Edition, First Printing. Large 4to.  183 pp.  First edition.  Signed and inscribed by the eminent American photographer on the illustrated frontispiece, "For Phyllis and Adolph / with love / Dick / 1994".  The companion to Avedon's spectacular An Autobiography, this definitive account of the life and work of photographer Richard Avedon features over 500 photographs documenting 50 years of Avedon's work, and was published to coincide with a major retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.  Mild wear to dustjacket, overall in fine condition. Read More...

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20456. Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [Green, Adolph. (1914–2002) & Newman, Phyllis. (1933–2019)].
Phyllis Newman and Adolph Green on their wedding day, 1960 – Signed Avedon Photographs

Set of three original silver gelatin photographs by the American photographer, who has captured the actress and playwright in high spirits on their wedding day in New York, January 1960.  Each of the three images is signed "Avedon" to the lower right, and backed on card.  Mild wear along edges with some toning and stray marks, overall in fine condition. Two 9 x 6.5 inches (22.9 x 16.6 cm.), one 10 x 6.5 inches (25.4 x 16.6 cm.). Read More...

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New York: Random House . 1999. First. Upright folio.  235 pp.  Unsigned first edition, from the collection of Adolph Green and Phyllis Newman.  This work offers Avedon's comprehensive portrait of the sixties, including an impressive assortment of photographs and interviews with figures that defined the decade.  Mild tears and creasing to dustjacket, else fine. Read More...

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17845. Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [Minnelli, Liza. (b. 1946) & Astaire, Fred. (1899–1987)].
Signed Portrait Contact Sheet from Vogue Photoshoot

Oversize portrait contact sheet of Liza Minnelli and Fred Astaire, in 12 images, photographed by Richard Avedon for the December 1974 issue of Vogue. Signed by Avedon at the lower right. Astaire and Minnelli are shown in several light-hearted posed portraits, and taking direction from Avedon in front of the camera. Original gelatin silver print on card stock. Virtually unhandled; very fine overall. Sight size 12.5 x 16 inches, matted and framed to an overall size of 16.75 x 21 inches. Read More...

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19461. Avedon, Richard. (1923–2004) [West, Mae. (1893–1980)].
Mae West and Mr. America, 1954

Gelatin silver print by the great American photographer of Mae West posing alongside Mr. America, Mr. Dick Dubois, 1954, with whom she appeared (as well as with 8 other "muscle boys"!) in Las Vegas singing "The Strongest Men in the World." Original period print, cropped from the original full format image.  Unfortunately marred by significant ink stains across several areas, with small pinholes in each corner and some wear to the margins, but nevertheless quite striking. Some pencil notations on the verso, unstamped. 10.5 x 11.25 inches. 

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21444. [Aviation] Breguet, Louis Charles. (1880–1955) & Sikorsky, Igor. (1889-1972).
"The Problem of Seaplanes Intended for Non-stop Aerial Crossing France-United States" - INSCRIBED TO SIKORSKY and with his Autograph Notations

Paris: J.-B. Baillière et fils. Le Problème Des Hydravions Destinés A La Traversée Aérienne Sans Escale France États-Unis D'Amérique. Extrait de la Science Aérienne Janvier-Février 1938.  An extraordinary copy of this publication by the French aircraft designer and builder, one of the early aviation pioneers especially known for his development of reconnaissance aircraft used by the French in World War I and through the 1920s,  inscribed to fellow pioneering aviation engineer Igor Sikorsky, who developed the first four-engine airplane and the first modern helicopter to be put into widespread use.  A separately issued offprint extract of this article by Breguet from a 1938 issue of the aeronautical journal Science Aérienne, inscribed on the front cover in ink "A Monsieur Sikorsky / hommage trés sincere - / Louis Breguet" and additionally inscribed by Igor Sikorsky to the inside cover "This paper was discussed with Mr. L. Brequet on the way from Paris to Villacoublay on Nov. 16, 1938." and signed "I.S." With numerous annotations throughout in pencil, including small drawings, underlinings, mathematical notations etc. likely the hand of Sikorsky. 4to. 44 pp. Pale green cardstock wrappers. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.4 x 26.7 cm.).  Mild wear and spotting to exterior cover, toning to pages; overall in fine condition.  An extraordinary association copy. Read More...

20470. Aykroyd, Dan. (b. 1952).
"Loose Cannons" - Signed Photograph

Signed Tri-Star Pictures promotional photograph of the Canadian actor in the 1990 comedy Loose Cannons.  Aykroyd has inscribed "Paul: Stay cool! / Dan Aykroyd" in bold blue felt tip.  In very fine condition.  8 x 10 inches (20.3 x 25.4 cm.). Read More...

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20537. Aznavour, Charles. (1924–2018).
Signed Postcard Photograph

Signed Hermann Léonard postcard photograph of the great French-Armenian singer, who has inscribed "To Paul / From / C Aznavour" in black ink.  Light wear to edges, overall in fine condition.  3.5 x 5.5 inches (8.9 x 14 cm.). Read More...

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An unusual original 1963 photograph taken before the great French singer's Carnegie Hall recital. He is shown flanked by the jazz trumpeter and an unidentified man. 13 x 18 cm. Press clipping on verso, in fine condition.

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20563. Aznavour, Charles. (1924–2018) [de Grab, Richard. (1927–2001)] .
Original Photograph and Autograph Lyrics

Original silver gelatin photograph by the Czech photographer, who has captured the French-Armenian singer, lyricist and actor on stage beneath a spotlight during rehearsal. Together with a large sheet inscribed by Aznavour with two lines of autograph lyrics,  "She never says always / She always says never / 20-1-65 / Aznavour". In fine condition.  11.8 x 12.2 inches (30 x 31 cm.); 14.5 x 21 inches (37 x 54 cm).  Read More...

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12045. B.B. King. [King, Riley B. ] (1925 - 2015).
Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography of B. B. King. SIGNED

New York: Avon Books. 1996. First edition, first printing. . Hardcover with dustjacket, 6.5 x 9.5, 336 pages. Boldly signed on the half-title page in blue felt tip, “B. B. King.” In fine condition, with some trivial wear to the dustjacket.

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15936. [B.B. King. [King, Riley B. ] (1925 - 2015)].
Silver and Mother-of-pearl Guitar Belt Buckle

Silver and Mother-of-pearl Belt Buckle, in the shape of a Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, inscribed on reverse "B.B.", thought to have been given by King to fellow guitarist J. Geils, with whom he toured in the 1970s. Provenance: The Estate of J. Geils. Approx 5 x 1.8 inches, with an associated leather belt.  Read More...

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17504. Babbitt, Milton. (1916–2011) [Zukofsky, Paul. (1943–2017)].
Words About Music - Inscribed to Paul Zukofsky

Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press. 1987. Collection of the important composer's lectures given in 1983 in Madison, Wisconsin. Signed and inscribed on the front free endpaper to his frequent collaborator, violinist Paul Zukofsky: "For Paul, / who doesn't need it, / With affection, / Milton / 6/5/90." 205 pp. Hardcover, purple cloth with dust jacket. Creases and edge wear to dust jacket; internally fine. With several post-it notes with personal anecdotes and jokes relating to Babbitt ("MBB") in the hand of Paul Zukofsky laid in. 7.25 x 10.5 inches (18.3 x 26.3 cm). Read More...

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