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Autograph musical quotation signed and an autograph letter signed by Maurice Ravel. The quotation, 3 bars from his Chansons madécasses, notated on a two-stave system, with holograph title, lyrics, tempo directive and instrument labels. The letter in French is addressed to “My friend”, in French, stating that he received his note when leaving Geneva and mentioning two places he might be when he returns at Christmastime, dated Paris 15 December 1928 With Hotel D’Athènes” stationery. Both matted and framed together with a commemorative medallion. The entire piece measures 19 inches by 27 inches. A striking piece, rare and desirable.
Price: $9,800.00 Item Number: 72755
Handwritten musical quotation inscribed by Russian composer and pianist Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich in Russian above the opening three bars of Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 5 in D minor (Op. 47) on a two-stave system with holograph tempo directive and title, “To Lionel Okvin from Dmitri Shostakovich 17th February 1947.” Double matted and framed with a photograph of Shostakovich. The entire piece measures 14.75 inches by 15.75 inches. Rare and desirable.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 82418
"If your time to you is worth savin'then you better start swimmin' or you'll sink like a stone, for the times they are a-changin'": Rare original The Times They Are A-Changin' Vinyl; signed by Bob Dylan
Modern pressing of Dylan’s third studio album The Times They Are a-Changin’. Inscribed by Bob Dylan, “To Dino Bob Dylan ’17.” Included is a letter of provenance from the original recipient which reads in part, “On April 26, 2017, I was at the Swiss Life Hall in Hannover…to see Dylan’s concert and meet some European tour managers…I had an ‘all areas’ pass which allowed me to access the external but reserved area of the concert hall. Dylan and his band had just got off the buses heading for catering/dressing room area…At that moment I presented him the LP ‘The times they are a-changin’ and a black marker. Bob did not say a word.” Matted and framed, the entire piece measures 26 inches by 19 inches. Signed examples of this particular album do not appear often.
Price: $8,800.00 Item Number: 96536
SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF PORGY AND BESS; SIGNED BY GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN, DUBOSE HEYWARD, AND ROUBEN MAMOULIAN
GEORGE GERSHWIN. LIBRETTO BY DUBOSE HEYWARD. LYRICS BY DUBOSE HEYWARD AND IRA GERSHWIN. PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY ROUBEN MAMOULIAN,.
New York: Random House, 1935.
Deluxe limited edition of Porgy and Bess, number 55 of only 250 copies signed by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward and director Rouben Mamoulian. Folio, original full red morocco, raised bands, top edge gilt, illustrated. In very good condition with light rubbing and wear.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 98943
New York: Boosey and Hawkes, 1945.
First edition of the Booksey and Hawkes Pocket Orchestral Score of Copland’s Appalachian Spring, one of the most enduring of the twentieth century. Large octavo, original wrappers as issue. Inscribed by the composer on the title page, “For Bruce Kubert Aaron Copland Heaton Hall July 1946.” In very good condition with a tear to the front panel. Exceptionally rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
Price: $5,800.00 Item Number: 96244
Quarto, 6 volumes. Bound in full red morocco, gilt titles, gilt ruling to the spine, front and rear panels. In near fine condition. Mixed early editions. Rare and desirable.
Price: $3,800.00 Item Number: 51080
Photograph signed and inscribed and dated in 1905 by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini to Argentine composer, conductor, and pianist Alberto Williams. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 13 inches by 18 inches. An exceptional piece with noted provenance.
Price: $3,000.00 Item Number: 51014
"Maybe you could show me how to let go, Lower my guard, Learn to be free. Maybe if you whistle, Whistle for me": First Edition of Anyone Can Whistle; Inscribed by both Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim
New York: Random House, 1965.
First edition of this classic work. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly Inscribed by both Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim. Fine in a near fine bright jacket without the fading usually encountered with the spine.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 762
Rare collection of three programs and two typed letters signed by American conductor Aaron Copland. The programs include a 1957-1958 Season Program for the Juilliard School of Music presenting The World Premiere of Piano Fantasy inscribed by Copland, “Piano Fantasy Aaron Copland (1955-57)”, a catalogue of his works by Boosey & Hawkes which includes a chronological list of his works, a League of Composers Twenty-Eighth Season Program 1950-51 inscribed, “For Betty with love Aaron Nov. 5 ’50”, and two typed letters signed on Copland’s letterhead. In fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 104920
New York : Powerhouse Books, 2014.
Octavo, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the title page. Photographs by Sharon Robinson. Essay by Larry Sloman. In fine condition.
Price: $1,200.00 Item Number: 27026
Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1972.
Original LP of Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange. Signed by Anthony Burgess on the front cover. In near fine condition. This is the first record we have seen signed by the creator of the classic novel.
Price: $975.00 Item Number: 5645
“The Ambassador of Jazz": Rare original Louis Armstrong Poster; inscribed by him and his road manager Pierre 'Frenchy' Tallerie
Rare original “Louis Armstrong and His Concert Group” poster inscribed by him, “To Pat From Louis Armstrong.” Additionally signed by him as “Satchmo” and inscribed by his road manager on the verso, “May you always enjoy the best of Health. Pierre Tallerie, Mgr. Louis Armstrong.” In near fine condition.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 117083
Middlesex, England: Eel Pie Publishing, 1977.
First edition. Quarto, original cloth. Inscribed by Pete Townshend on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 1658
New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
First edition of this work on the legendary saxophonist Sonny Rollins. Octavo, original boards. Signed by Sonny Rollins on the front free endpaper, “Sonny To you with best for your life.” Rollins has added a music note. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Henry Sene Yee. Foreword by Sonny Rollins.
Price: $500.00 Item Number: 44376
"I have the only key to your heart I can stop you falling apart": First Edition of Horses Neck; Inscribed by Pete Townshend
London: Faber & Faber, 1985.
First edition of Townshend’s series of short fictions. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by Pete Townshend on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Pentagram.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 2929
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968.
First edition, Octavo, original black cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author, “To ______ I am happy that this book was of such an interest for you. Thanks for telling me and very best wishes Pierre Boulez.”
Price: $450.00 Item Number: 1794
First edition, first printing of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle; with music by Donald Swann
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967.
First edition, first printing of the first appearance in sheet music form of the classic song cycles that appeared throughout The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Quarto, original boards with gilt titles and gilt tooling to the spine and front panel. Poems and by J.R.R. Tolkien. Music by Donald Swann. With decorations by J.R.R. Tolkien and Samuel Hanks Bryant. The songs from the book were sold simultaneously in a record album entitled Poems of the Middle Earth with verse performed by Tolkien and piano accompaniment performed by William Elvin. Small name to the front free endpaper, fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket photographs by Roger Hill and Brian Shuel.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 119260
"I have the only key to your heart I can stop you falling apart": First American Edition of Horses Neck; Inscribed by Pete Townshend
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985.
First American edition of Townshend’s series of short fictions. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed and dated by Pete Townshend on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Pentagram.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 76007