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ARMITAGE, MERLE
Accent on Life. Foreword by John Charles Thomas
Ames, IA: The Iowa State University Press, (1964). (1964). Ames, IA: The Iowa State University Press, (1964). (1964). Very good. - Octavo, black cloth, in a price-clipped dust wrapper. The covers are lightly rubbed. There are some light stains to the tail of the dust jacket spine. xv & 386 pages plus colophon. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper.

First edition. Very good .

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Book number: 30051
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1663]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; OPERA; BALLET; MANAGER; IMPRESARIO; BOOK DESIGNER; TYPOGRAPHER; MERLE ARMITAGE; MEMOIR; AUTOBIOGRAPHY; JOHN CHARLES THOMAS; ACCENT ON LIFE; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

 
(ARNOULD, SOPHIE). (LALAUZE, ADOLPHE). DOUGLAS, ROBERT B.
Sophie Arnould: Actress and Wit.
Paris: Charles Carrington, 1898. 1898. - Large octavo, blue cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is lightly rubbed & the covers are bumped. x, [ii] & 272 pages plus 4-page publisher's ad, partially unopened. lllustrated with 7 copperplate engravings by Adolphe Lalauze. The book is cracked at page 64. The bottom corners of the last 60 pages are creased. The plates are somewhat darkened as a result of contact with their tissue guards. Good.

Limited edition of 500 copies. Good .

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Book number: 4448
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21 | £UK 18 | JP¥ 2771]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; OPERA. OPERA SINGER; SINGER; FRENCH; EIGHTEENTH CENTURY; 18TH CENTURY; SOPHIE ARNOULD; BIOGRAPHY; ROBERT B. DOUGLAS; ENGRAVINGS; COPPER-PLATE ENGRAVINGS; PLATES; ILLUSTRATIONS; ADOLPHE LALAUZE; NINETEENTH CENURY; 19TH CENTURY; LIMITED EDITION.

 
D'ARVILLE, CAMILLE. (DUTCH-BORN COMIC OPERA STAR)
Signed Cabinet Photo of Camille D'Arville
Boston, MA: circa (1888). (1888). Boston, MA: circa (1888). (1888). Very good. - Sepia-toned cabinet photograph by Conly, 5-1/2 inches high by 3-7/8 inches wide, mounted on a card 6-1/2 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide with the cast and credits of "Prince Kam; or, A Trip to Venus" printed on the verso, Signed "Sincerely yours / Camille D'Arville" below the photo. There is some very light foxing & soiling to the verso. Very good.

The copy on the verso of the photograph states that this card is a souvenir of the 75th performance at the Park Theatre, Boston of Rice's comic opera 'Venus' with libretto by Charles Alfred Byrne and Louis Harrison and music by Gustave Kerker. As the star, Camille D'Arville is listed separately at the foot of the cast list. She plays Prince Kam, son and heir of Poom, the Grand Llama of Thibet. The photo is a head-and-shoulders portrait of a distinctly womanly D'Arville wearing an embroidered cap on her mop of short, curly hair and a doublet with puffed sleeves, elaborately jeweled around the collar.

Born Neeltye Dykstra in the Netherlands, Camille D'Arville studied music in Amsterdam and made her debut there in concert in 1877. She appeared in London, toured the English provinces and came to the United States in 1888 under the management of J. F. Duff.

The photographer, Charles F. Conly [1846-1892], was best known for his theatrical photographs. Very good .

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Book number: 33019
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 63 | £UK 54 | JP¥ 8314]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: THEATRE; THEATER; MUSIC; COMIC OPERA STAR; CAMILLE D'ARVILLE. SIGNED CABINET PHOTO; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; PRINCE KAM OF THIBET; PRINCE KAM; OR, A TRIP TO VENUS; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY; PHOTOGRAPHER; CHARLES F. CONLY.

 
ATHANASIADES, LEON
Souvenirs
Saint-Maurice, Suisse: Published by Georges Athanasiades, 1989. 1989. Saint-Maurice, Suisse: Published by Georges Athanasiades, 1989. 1989. Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial black-and-white wrappers. The wraps are very lightly rubbed & bumped & the edges of the rear wrap are darkened. 241 & [2] pages plus colophon. Black-and-white illustrations. There is an ink inscription on the half-title page. Very good.

Leon Athanasiades was a pinaist and piano teacher and the father of Canon [chanoine] Georges Athanasiades, who in 1973 gave his father a file of 100 sheets of blank paper, suggesting that he write his memoirs. The memoirs are followed by a series of tributes to Athanasiades. The text is in French. Very good .

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Book number: 18112
USD 15.00 [Appr.: EURO 12.75 | £UK 11 | JP¥ 1663]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; MUSICIAN; PIANIST; PIANO TEACHER; LEON ATHANASIADES; MEMOIRS; ILLUSTRATIONS.

 
LINLEY, GEORGE (1798-1865). AUTHOR AND COMPOSER OF SEVERAL HUNDRED SONGS
Autograph Letter Signed, Together with 2 Rare Songs Sheets Which He Has Annotated As "Proof Sheets
London, December 18, 1840. 1840. London, December 18, 1840. 1840. Very good. - sc - Over 100 words penned on a 4 inch high by 4 inch wide sheet of buff white paper. In his letter addressed to a distributor (probably Chappell), George Linley writes: "I forward you Nos 1 & 2 of a new work, 'The English Ballad Singer', to be completed in 12 numbers which I am publishing on my own account". Hoping to promote sales of this new work, Linley further writes: "I shall be very happy if you have it in your power to assist me in the sale of the same.." Signed "George Linley". The left edge of the sheet indicates that it has been torn from a larger sheet. Darkened along the edges, the letter is slightly soiled. Very good.

Together with two songs with words and music by G. Linley, printed on both sides of four 10- 1/4 inch high by 7-78 inch wide sheets of buff paper.The songs, respectively titled "Oh! Where Are They" and "I Resign Thee, Ev'ry Token" are each annotated as "Proof Sheet" in ink by George Linley at the top of the first page of each song. There is some minor foxing and minor wear to the top edges of the pages. There is light dampstaining to the bottom corner of one of the pages. Very good.

WorldCat locates only one of each of these songs identified as numbers 1 and 2 of the series entitled "English Ballad Singer". As identified by WorldCat, the full title of the first work is: "Oh! Where are they, the kind and true?"

The verse writer and musical composer George Linley (1798-1865), wrote and composed several hundred songs between 1830 and 1865. Some of his most popular ballads of the period were "Thou art gone from my gaze", "Song of the Roving Gipsey", "Constance", "Minnie", and the music for Robert Burns' poem "The Jolly Beggars". He wrote the English words to "God Bless the Prince of Wales". Very good .

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Book number: 31505
USD 395.00 [Appr.: EURO 331.5 | £UK 283.25 | JP¥ 43787]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; SONGS; AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED; ALS; GEORGE LINLEY; COMPOSER; AUTHOR; SONG WRITER; SONG SHEETS; PROOF SHEETS; ANNOTATED IN INK; NOTE; SIGNATURE; AUTOGRAPH; OH! WHERE ARE THEY, THE KIND AND TRUE; I RESIGN THEE, EV'RY TOKEN; ENGLISH BALLAD SINGER

 
(BACH, J. S.). SCHWEITZER, ALBERT.
J.S. Bach. 2 Volumes.
London: Breitkopf & Hartel, 1911. 1911. London: Breitkopf & Hartel, 1911. 1911. Good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed cream wrappers. The bindings are bumped with the spines & extremities darkened. There are tears to the heads & tails of the spines & the wraps of Vol. I are nearly detached. xiv & 428 pages; and v & 500 pages. Illustrated with music staves. The contents are very good. Good only.

First edition in English.

With a preface by C. M. Widor. English translation by Ernest Newman. Good .

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Book number: 34620
USD 95.00 [Appr.: EURO 79.75 | £UK 68.25 | JP¥ 10531]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; COMPOSERS; GERMAN COMPOSER; J. S. BACH; CRITICAL BIOGRAPHY; ALBERT SCHWEITZER; C. M. WIDOR; ERNEST NEWMAN, TRANSLATOR; FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH; 1ST EDITION IN ENGLISH.

 
BACH, JOHANN SEBASTIAN.
Bach: Sonate E Partite Per Violino. Sonates Et Partites Pour Violon / Sonatas and Partitas for Violin / Sonaten Und Pariten Fur Violine / Sonatas Y Partitas Para Violin.
(Milano): Ricordi, (1957). (1957). (Milano): Ricordi, (1957). (1957). Very good. - Quarto [12-1/4 inches high by 9-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in printed tan & cream wrappers. The binding is very slightly bumped. [iv] & 59 pages plus 1-page publisher's catalog. Very good.

Edited and with a preface by Gioacchino Maglioni. The preface is printed in Italian, French, English and German. Very good .

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Book number: 34666
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 21 | £UK 18 | JP¥ 2771]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; BAROQUE MUSIC; VIOLIN MUSIC; SCORE; GERMAN COMPOSER; JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH; BACH: SONATE E PARTITE PER VIOLINO; GIOACCHINO MAGLIONI.

 
[BACKUS, ELEAZER (1770-1859); PUBLISHER]
A Collection of Sacred Music, Designed Principally for the Use of Churches Which Sing without a Choir. From the Most Approved Authors
Albany: E.F. Backus, 1817. 1817. Albany: E.F. Backus, 1817. 1817. Good. - Octavo, contemporary period marbled boards backed with a tan calf spine. The covers are heavily rubbed and scuffed. [iv] & 67 pages, mostly consisting of music with lyrics, plus a one-page index. The front and rear endpapers and pastedowns are darkened and foxed. The text block is cracking opposite the preface. The pages are toned with occasional minor creases. Good.

First edition. RARE. [WorldCat locates only 7 copies]. [Shaw & Shoemaker #40519].

From the library of James Suydam, Jr. of 97 William Street, with his name, address, and the date "June, 1818" variously penned on the front cover, the front endpaper, and the title page.

Printed typographically by William Williams of Utica. This work was possibly influenced by the American composer Thomas Hastings, author of "Musica Sacra" which William Williams also printed in Utica in 1816. Hastings, at that time, had a singing school in Utica.

"That christians have been criminally negligent, in their exertions to improve this part of worship, is unhappily too manifest to be questioned. In most of our churches, the airs that are performed, are learned without effort, and sung without accuracy.--They are caught by the ear, and many who attempt them, have no knowledge of the science of music, and no pretensions to an acquaintance with the art of singing. If the angels veil their faces when the heavens echo the music that flows from their golden harps before the throne of God; what excuse can be offered for the inhabitants of his footstool, who do not make a serious attempt to praise him with reverence?" -- [Quoted from the preface]. Good .

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Book number: 33045
USD 450.00 [Appr.: EURO 377.5 | £UK 322.75 | JP¥ 49884]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; RELIGION; HYMNS; DEVOTION; A COLLECTION OF SACRED MUSIC; DESIGNED PRINCIPALLY FOR THE USE OF CHURCHES WHICH SING WITHOUT A CHOIR; ELEAZER BACKUS; WILLIAM WILLIAMS; ALBANY IMPRINT; PRINTED IN UTICA, NY; NINETEENTH CENTURY; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION

 
BALAKIREV, M.A.; KOLTSOV, ALEKSEY; CALVOCORESSI, M.D.
Viens Pres de Moi" by Balakirev. A Reproduction of the Holograph Score of the Song As Arranged for Soprano and Piano Trio.
Circa [1911]. [1911]. - Quarto, 13-1/2 inches high by 10-1/2 inches wide. Printed self-wraps. What is offered here is the score for an arrangement for Soprano and Piano Trio of M.A. Balakirev's song. The song, "Viens pres de moi" with lyrics by Aleksey Koltsov, has been translated into French by M.D. Calvocoressi. The title followed by the 3 pages of music and lyrics are reproduced from a holograph score onto 2 sheets of Carl Fischer music paper. All were originally likely penned in ink by a copyist. There are a few notations in pencil. The pages are slightly soiled with creases to the edges and some chips and tiny tears along the top and bottom edges of the leaves. Good. From the library of Louise Llewellyn Jarecka (1880-1954), concert singer & writer. The wife of the composer Tadeusz Jarecki. A student of Marcella Sembrich, Jarecka was invited by President Wilson to sing at the White House. During the 1920's and 1930's she sang with many European Orchestras and in the Polish Opera. RARE. Good .
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Book number: 96247
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 63 | £UK 54 | JP¥ 8314]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; COMPOSITIONS; ORIGINAL; REPRODUCTION OF A HOLOGRAPH SCORE; SEVEN MOTHER GOOSE SONGS; FOR CONCERT USE; LOUIS EDGAR JOHNS; SHEET MUSIC; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 20TH CENTURY; LYRICS; PENNED IN INK IN COPYIST'S HAND.

 
BALLINGER, THOMAS O.; AND BAJRACHARYA, PURNA HARSHA
Nepalese Musical Instruments. (Cover Title)
Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico, (1960). (1960). Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico, (1960). (1960). Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in printed gray wraps. The edges of the wraps are faded & there is some light foxing to the front wrap with an owner's ink name in the top corner. Pages 398-416. 3 pages of black-and-white illustrations from drawings by Marjolaine Grant. The contents are very good. An offprint from Southwestern Journal of Anthropology, Volume 16, Numbeer 4, Winter 1960. Scarce. Very good .
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Book number: 12622
USD 45.00 [Appr.: EURO 37.75 | £UK 32.5 | JP¥ 4988]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; ASIA; THOMAS O. BALLINGER; PURNA HARSHA BAJRACHARYA; NEPALESE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; PERCUSSION; PONGA; WIND INSTRUMENTS; STRINGED INSTRUMENTS; DRAWINGS; MARJOLAINE GRANT; ANTHROPOLOGY.

 
BARBER, SAMUEL (1910-1981). DISTINGUISHED AMERICAN COMPOSER.
Document Signed. A Check As Payment for the Composition of His Opera "Antony and Cleopatra" Endorsed by Samuel Barber.
New York, March 29 1966. 1966. - A 3-3/8 inch high by 6-1/4 inch wide check from the Metropolitan Opera Association drawn on The Bank of New York. Dated March 29, 1966, the check made out to Samuel Barber is signed by two officers of the Met and endorsed by Samuel Barber on the verso, signed "Samuel Barber / for deposit" in black ink. The bank's cancellation stamps, on the recto and verso, are dated April 4, 1966. Near fine.

"Antony and Cleopatra" was commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera for the opening of their new home at Lincoln Center. It premiered amidst much controversy on September 16, 1966.

The American composer Samuel Barber (1910-1981) was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music. A composer of opera, piano, orchestral and choral music, he is popularly known for his "Adagio for Strings".

A wonderful document representing partial (?) payment fo the composition of a work considered by many, including the composer himself, to contain some of his greatest music. Fine .

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Book number: 25524
USD 2500.00 [Appr.: EURO 2097 | £UK 1792 | JP¥ 277133]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; CLASSICAL; COMPOSER; AMERICAN; SIGNED; SAMUEL BARBER; AUTOGRAPH; SIGNATURE; OPERA; CHORAL; ANTHONY AND CLEOPATRA; CHECK; PAYMENT; COMMISSION; COMPOSITION; ADAGIO FOR STRINGS; METROPOLITAN OPERA; LINCOLN CENTER.

 
BARBER, SAMUAL
Samuel Barber / Excursions / for the Piano
New York; G. Schirmer, Inc. 1945 [later printing]. 1945 [later printing]. New York; G. Schirmer, Inc. 1945 [later printing]. 1945 [later printing]. Very good. - Small quarto [approximately 12 inches high by 9 inches wide], softcover bound in printed light gray wrappers. There is some very light soiling to the wraps & their front edges are slightly darkened. 22 pages. Very good. Very good .
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Book number: 16947
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.25 | JP¥ 1109]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; COMPOSER; AMERICAN; TWENTIETH CENTURY; 20TH CENTURY; SAMUEL BARBER; SCORE; EXCURSIONS FOR THE PIANO.

 
(GOUNOD, CH.). BARBIER, JULES; AND CARRE, MICHEL
Faust: Opera En Cinq Actes
Paris: Choudens, Editeur, circa [1890]. [1890]. Paris: Choudens, Editeur, circa [1890]. [1890]. Very good. - Large octavo [11 inches high by 7-3/8 inches wide], marbled boards backed with brown calf titled on gilt-lettered leather labels between raised bands & gilt & black decorations on the spine. The binding is bumped with tiny tears to the corners of the covers and the head & tail of the spine are rubbed. There is a small chip to the front edge of the rear cover. Title, [1 ] leaf & 268 pages of music and lyrics. There is an owner's pencil name on the flyleaf. The pages are slightly toned. Very good.

Score for voice and piano.

"Opera..de Jules Barbier et Michel Carre. Musique de Ch. Gounod. Partition Chant et Piano Transcrite par Leo Delibes". Very good .

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Book number: 24202
USD 125.00 [Appr.: EURO 105 | £UK 89.75 | JP¥ 13857]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; OPERA; SCORE FOR VOICE AND PIANO; COMPOSER; FRENCH; GOUNOD; FAUST; JULES BARBIER; MICHEL CARRE; LEO DELIBES; BINDING; NINETEENTH CENTURY; 19TH CENTURY.

 
(BARBIROLLI, JOHN). REID, CHARLES
John Barbirolli: A Biography
New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1971). (1971). New York: Taplinger Publishing Company, (1971). (1971). Very good. - Octavo, cloth in a dust wrapper. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed & somewhat darkened with some foxing. xvii & 446 pages. Black-and-white portrait frontispiece & full-page black-and-white illustrations. There is some light staining to the bottom edge. Very good in a good dust wrapper.

First American edition. Very good .

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Book number: 17235
USD 10.00 [Appr.: EURO 8.5 | £UK 7.25 | JP¥ 1109]
Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; CONDUCTOR; JOHN BARBIROLLI; NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC; BIOGRAPHY; CHARLES REID; ILLUSTRATIONS; FIRST AMERICAN EDITION; 1ST AMERICAN EDITION.

 
BARENBOIM, DANIEL
Daniel Barenboim: A Life in Music
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1991). (1991). New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1991). (1991). Very good. - Octavo, boards backed with cloth in a dust wrapper. The boards are slightly bumped & rubbed. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed. x & 198 pages. 16 pages of black-and-white illustrations. The top edge is light soiled, else near fine.

First edition.

Edited by Michael Lewin. Very good .

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Book number: 23111
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Catalogue: Music
Keywords: MUSIC; MUSICIAN; CONDUCTOR; PIANIST; JEWISH; DANIEL BARENBOIM; AUTOBIOGRAPHY; A LIFE IN MUSIC; ILLUSTRATIONS; FIRST EDITION; 1ST EDITION.

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