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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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Printed Music
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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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Ephemera
Classical Music

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

13412. [African-Americana].
Three Original Photographs, ca. 1890

Three original portrait photographs of African-Americans, ca. 1890's. The first, on a postcard, shows a woman standing with one hand behind her back, next to a dining chair; the second, on a mount with the corners heavily cut away, a young man next to an ornate chair. The third, on the mount of the photographers Jackson & co., Brooklyn, shows an elegantly dressed woman seated and leaning her head on one hand. Notes about an attempt to identify her have been made in pencil on the verso. Some irregular edges, mounting remnants on the versos, and foxing and staining to the third picture; overall interesting and evocative images in very good condition. 3 x 4.5 inches (7.8 x 11.4 cm); 4.25 x 5 inches (10.7 x 12.5 cm); and 4.5 x 6.5 inches (11.2 x 16.5 cm).

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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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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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Recreation & Leisure

215. Amat, Leopold. [Wagner].
Le Muse des Chansons, INSCRIBED BY THE AUTHOR

Signed broadside, 1852. In an 1857 letter to Liszt, Wagner refers to his contact with Amat in Paris: "This time, however, I want to give you a short synopsis of the state of my Paris expedition. At the beginning of the winter a M. Leopold Amat, Chef or Directeur des Fetes Musicales de Wiesbaden, wrote to me from Paris, and set forth the results of his voluntary exertions for "Tannhauser" (at Wiesbaden with Tichatschek and in the French press). He asked me to authorise him to take the necessary steps for the performance of "Tannhauser" at the Grand Opera. I informed him that my only and indispensable CONDITION would be that an exact translation of the opera, without omission or alteration, should be given."

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Autograph Document
Opera

14023. Amato, Pasquale. (1878-1942).
Signed Mishkin Photograph in "Pagliacci"

Original signed photograph of the Italian baritone who made his career in the United States, shown in his role as Tonio in Pagliacci. Photographed by Mishkin of New York. Corners have been neatly diagonally trimmed; otherwise in fine condition. 7.5 x 9.5 inches (18.9 x 24.3 cm). Read More...

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13487. Amato, Pasquale. (1878-1942).
Signed Postcard of Padua

Autograph signature from the Italian baritone who made his career in the United States and left a large body of fine recordings. On a postcard of Padua, Amato has signed boldly and dated: Buenos Aires, May 29, 1906. On the verso, the postcard is addressed to the Argentinian collector Ramona Imaz Otaño, with the original stamp and postmark. In very fine condition. 5.5 x 3.5 inches (13.9 x 9 cm). Read More...

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12488. [American Anti-Slavery Society] Williams, R.G...
HUMAN RIGHTS. OUR OBJECT IS LIBERTY FOR ALL; GAINED BY MORAL POWER, AND REGULATED BY IMPARTIAL LAWS. VOL. II, NO. 3.

New York: September, 1836. Folio. [4] pp, printed in four columns per page. Tears around edges, creased and with significant toning to the upper front half and extensive foxing throughout. Read More...

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Book
Culture, Ethnicity & Gender

5698. [American Avant-garde] Carter, Elliot. (1908 - 2012) [Thomson, Virgil. (1896-1989)].
Variations for Orchestra - Inscribed to Virgil Thomson

New York: Associated Music Publishers, Inc.. 1957. Small quarto [10-1/2 inches high by 7-1/2 inches wide], softcover bound in printed light tan wrappers. 152 pages. Very good condition, edges of the front wrap slightly darkened, short tear to the surface of the wrap at the spine. Read More...

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