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AMQS dated 27-6-87 from the influential German composer associated with musique concrète instrumentale. From an unidentified work, signed and dated on the verso of a postcard with a printed snippet of music on the recto. Fine. Read More...

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8484. [20th Century Composer Musical Quotations] Mennin, Peter. (1923 - 1983).
"Symphony No. 5" - Autograph Musical Quotation

Full-page lengthy AMQS from the Fifth Symphony of of the American composer and teacher, longtime head of the Juilliard School, composer of nine symphonies, several concertos, and numerous works for wind band, chorus, and other ensembles. His students included Jacob Druckman, Richard Danielpour, Karl Korte, Charles L. Bestor, Jack Behrens, and Claire Polin. Read More...

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AMQS from the French composer of Romanian birth who was a founding member of the "Ecole de Paris" and husband of the important pianist Monique Haas. Four measures from his op. 93 "Periples" for small orchestra," boldly signed and dated 1968. On paper mounted to card, 8 x 13 cm. Fine.

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9037. [20th Century Composer Musical Quotations] Tcherepnin, Alexander. (1899-1977).
"Violin Sonata" - Autograph Musical Quotation

A scarce four-measure AMQS from the Russian composer's 1921 Violin Sonata, neatly penned in black ink on a slip of manuscript paper, signed and dated "6/I 1964 NYC." 15.5 x 7 cm. Toned, slightly creased along the left edge, otherwise fine. Together with a similar sheet, signed and inscribed with a quotation in Chinese characters and in English in the hand of Ming Tcherepnin, pianist and teacher and wife of the composer, and with a halftone photograph of the two musicians together. Read More...

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3338. [ACADÉMIE DU DISQUE FRANÇAIS].
Important Large Archive

A remarkable collection of letters, photographs and documents concerning the history of recordings in France. Ninety items in all, various sizes, Paris and elsewhere, c.1878-1983. Read More...

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Manuscript Music
Classical Music

8823. Abbott, Berenice. (1898 - 1991).
"Changing New York" - SIGNED

New York: E. P. Dutton. 1939. Stated First Edition. First Printing. Publisher's full blue cloth, black lettering on spine and cover, embossed medallion on cover, blue endpapers. Illustrated with 97 striking full-page photographs of depression era New York by Berenice Abbott, produced for the Works Progress Administration. Signed and Inscribed on the title-page: "To Karin / from / Berenice / 1954 / October." Lacking the scarce dust jacket, rebacked, corners nicked and boards somewhat soiled and stained.  Read More...

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Art & Design

9764. Abendroth, Hermann. (1883-1956).
Autograph Signature

Boldly penned autograph signature dated 25.11.25 from the great German conductor of the Leipzig Gewandhaus and others. Abendroth was "trapped" in East Germany after the war and signed items by him are scarce.

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Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel. 1817. Hard Cover. [1- title for Akustik 1830], [1-blank], [i - first title for Neue Beytra...], [ii-blank], [iii]-xii, [1-errata],[1-blank], 90 pages followed by 11 leaves of plates. Read More...

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13979. Adamo, Salvatore. (b. 1943).
Early Signed Photograph

Early signed color photograph of the Italian-Belgian musician and singer known for his romantic ballads, one of the most commercially successful recording artists of all time. A promotional picture printed with track listings for three of his records on the verso. Slightly smudged signature, overall very good. 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15 cm).

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Song

4488. [Adgate, Andrew. (1762 - 1793)].
The Pennsylvania Packet, and Daily Advertiser

Philadelphia: Wednesday, March 8, 1786. First edition. An interesting original 1786 newspaper, advertising on the first page one of Andrew Adgate's celebrated vocal concerts. Nicely framed. Read More...

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Ephemera
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13335. Adler, Guido. (1855-1941) .
"Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven" - SIGNED COPY TO FRAU SCHALK

Regensburg: Gustav Bosse. 1926. Signed edition of the Bohemian-Austrian musicologist's essay on three great composers, a special edition excerpted from the Almanach der Deutschen Musikbücherei auf das Jahr 1926. Adler has signed and inscribed the booklet to a Frau Schalk on the verso of the title page. 12 pp. Some wear to the cover, ink bleeding from the signature, and a small tear above the lower binding staple; overall in very good condition. 5.25 x 7.5 inches (13.2 x 19.2 cm). Read More...

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Signed Document/Item
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13323. [African-Americana].
Original CDV Photograph

Original Ca. 1880 CDV photograph of an unidentified African-American man wearing a straw hat and overalls. Mounted on card; light wear to the edges and one slight crease; overall in fine condition. 2.25 x 4 inches (5.8 x 10.1 cm).

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Culture, Ethnicity & Gender

13324. [African-Americana].
Original CDV Photograph

Original Ca. 1880 CDV photograph of an unidentified African-American man seated, wearing a hat and leaning on the handle of an umbrella. Mounted on an irregularly trimmed card with some light foxing and wear; overall in fine condition. 2.5 x 4.25 inches with mount (6.3 x 10.6 cm).

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Culture, Ethnicity & Gender

14795. Ailey, Alvin. (1931-1989) [Cook, Susan. & Mazo, Joseph H.].
"The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater" - SIGNED

New York: Morrow. 1978. First. Signed book from the important American dancer, choreographer and activist. Ailey has inscribed on the half-title to Paul McMahon "with many good memories." 128 pp. Hardcover with original dust jacket. In fine condition. 9.25 x 11.25 inches (23.5 x 28.5 cm). Read More...

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Book
Dance

14834. Albéniz, Isaac Manuel Francisco. (1860 - 1909) [Salzedo, Carlos. (1885-1961)].
Iberia - INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY TO CARLOS SALZEDO

Paris / Madrid: Edition mutuelle / Unión Musical Española. [1906 - 1914]. 1er Cahier; 2e Cahier; 3e Cahier; 4e Cahier (complete). Upright folio. 33; 39; 46; 43 pp. [PN] 3083; 3084; 3085; 3086. Cahier 2 - 4 with the light or partially erased ownership signature of Carlos Salzedo on the title pages. Cahier 4 with a taped in program photograph of the composer to the title, inscribed at the head of the first page of music in ink "A Carlos Salzedo su aftectisimo....amigo y admirador / I. Albeniz / Bagnoles de L'Orne - 12 Julio 1907.  This volume also with scattered markings in pencil in the hand of Salzedo, cloth support to spine, and small restorations to wrapper edges. Other volumes variously toned, with small tears or abrasions to wrappers, the entire set overall in fine condition.  Contained in a custom red cloth box. Read More...

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13373. Alcott, Louisa May. (1832 - 1888) .
Autograph Signature

Autograph signature ""Respectfully L.M. Alcott"" in brown ink from the American author, suffragist, reformer and Civil war nurse, celebrated in particular for her enduring "Little Women." 6 x1.5 inches, clipped from conclusion of a letter, affixed to slightly larger display sheet. Fine. Together with a modern postcard photograph.

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Literature

13531. Alcott, Louisa May. (1832-1888).
Original CDV Photograph

An original carte de visite photograph of the beloved author of Little Women, shown in full-length profile to the left wearing a fantastically elaborate Victorian dress. Photographed by Warren's of Boston and on the original mount, with the lower edge slightly trimmed, otherwise in fine condition. 2.5 x 4 inches (6.3 x 10.1 cm).

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Literature

8017. Alda, Frances. (1879 - 1952).
Signed Photograph

Signed postcard photograph of the glamorous soprano, as seen in an elaborate fur outfit through a mist of snowflakes! Boldly signed with her name alone in black ink. Mounting remnants on verso, else fine. 9 x 14 cm. Read More...

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Opera

3142. Alfano, Franco. (1875-1954).
Two Original Concert Programs

Two original programs from 1921 and 1922 from peformances directed by the Italian composer and pianist. Both from the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, where Alfano organized concerts for the Youth Orchestra from the local Liceo Musicale. The performances included not only standard works, but also new works by composition students of Alfano. Most of the performances were conducted by alumni of the school, though Alfano is billed as the Director. Both in fine condition and rather unusual.

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Opera

12331. Ali, Muhammad. (1942 - 2016).
Muhammad Ali In Perspective - SIGNED 5X PRESENTATION COPY TO SHAQUILLE O'NEAL

San Francisco: Collins Publishers. 1996. First Edition, First Printing. Oversize hardcover with dust jacket, 9 1/4" X 12 1/4". 176 pages, profusely illustrated with photographs. Signed in bold black ink an incredible FIVE times by Muhammad Ali within the book (page 5, page 17 signed and dated 12-23-96, page 131, page(s) 142-143, and page 154 signed and dated 12-23-96) and inscribed in gold pen by Ali's biographer, Howard Bingham, on the front end page to the basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal "For Shaquille, Best Wishes. Howard Bingham 12-4-96", together with a letter from Janet Watkins dated December 19, 1996 to Ali and his wife, thanking them for a previous engagement and mentioning that she was sending books at the request of Shaquille O'Neal for Ali to autograph. Read More...

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