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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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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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15163. [Accordion] Toro, Tom. (b. 1982).
"Take the accordion!" - Original Cartoon Drafts for the New Yorker

Amusing original cartoon drafts drawn for the New Yorker by cartoonist Tom Toro, showing the victim of a home invasion begging the thief to take her husband's accordion. Black and blue ink on paper. Signed "Toro" in upper right image, captioned below. Three pages of preliminary sketches. 8.25 x 9.75 inches (21 x 24.8 cm). The final version was published in the New Yorker on April 18, 2016, an image of which is shown here for reference only.  Read More...

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15032. [Accordion] Toro, Tom. (b. 1982).
"Quick, take the accordion!" - Original Cartoon for the New Yorker

Amusing original cartoon drawn for the New Yorker by cartoonist Tom Toro, showing the victim of a home invasion begging the thief to take her husband's accordion. Published in the New Yorker on April 18, 2016, with their inventory label on the verso. Watercolor, pen, ink, and correction fluid on paper. Signed "Toro" in lower right image, captioned below. 8.25 x 9.75 inches (21 x 24.8 cm), on an 11 x 14-inch sheet.  Read More...

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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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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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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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14913. [African Dance].
Juju Dancer - Original 1956 Photograph

Striking original 1956 press photograph of Nigerian Juju dancer Ishan Ujabore performing a mid-air spin. 8 x 10 inches. Edges quite wrinkled, else fine.

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Dance
Culture, Ethnicity & Gender

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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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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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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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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