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CAHUSAC, Louis de 1706-1759
La Danse Ancienne et Moderne ou Traite Historique de la Danse... Tome Premiere [-Troisieme]
A La Haye Chez Jean Neaulme 1754
Price: $3,000.00
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WAGNER, Richard 1813-1883
Lohengrin Romantische Oper in drei Akten.. [Full score].
Leipzig Breitkopf & Härtel [1858]
Price: $3,500.00
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Folio. Sewn. 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 4-29; [1] (title), 4-24; 1f. (title), [1] (blank), 4-23; [1] (title), 4-25 pp. Engraved. With occasional fingering in pencil.Some minor browning, foxing and soiling; title to first violin part with some minor tears and fading; minor staining to viola part; several manuscript annotations to title.
BOCCHERINI, Luigi 1743-1805
Sei Quartetti per Due Violini Viola e Violoncello... Opera XXXIII. [Set of parts]
Vienne Artaria [PN 34] [ca. 1782]
Price: $2,200.00
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249 x 188 mm. + margins. Half-length. Slightly browned, but in very good condition overall. Printed on laid paper.
MERSENNE, Père Marin 1588-1648
Portrait engraving with etching by Claude Duflos (1665-1757)
[Paris] [18th century]
Price: $300.00
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Folio. Half dark green 19th century leather with spine in decorative compartments and titling gilt and titling, title portion of original upper wrapper laid down to upper board. 1f. (title incorporating the shield of the Prussian King), [ii] (subscribers list for opp. 123-125), 226 pp. Engraved. With a presentation inscription from the conductor Charles Munch to the distinguished French pianist and noted collector Alfred Cortot to front pastedown endpaper: "pour Alfred Cortot, mon maître, mon exemple le 26 Sept. 1938 Charles." With Cortot's distinctive decorative bookplate and pencilled annotation to front pastedown endpaper; two very small stamps to title, one the Cortot monogrammatic stamp and the other the oval stamp of "Tosi" (possibly the Italian conductor and pianist Orsini Alfonso Tosi 1878-1938). Some minor foxing (most noticeable to margins) and offsetting. A fine copy, with strong impression.
BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van 1770-1827
Sinfonie mit Schluss-Chor über Schillers Ode: "An de Freunde"
Mainz und Paris; Antwerpen B. Schotts Söhnen; A. Schott [PN 2322] [August 1826]
Price: $38,000.00
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164 x 112 mm. Half-length, within an oval border. The composer is depicted holding a heavy chain in one hand from which hangs a medal, possibly denoting an honor received. With early manuscript annotation to mount. Without text within oval border to portrait or to area below portrait as is present in later issues; laid down to early mount.
SCHMELZER, Johann Heinrich ca. 1620/23 to 1680
Rare 17th century mezzotint portrait engraving before letters
Price: $3,500.00
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Ca. 310 x 225 mm. Ambroise is depicted seated at the piano, an owl perched on top of the instrument, a snake and turtle behind the composer. Signed by the artist at lower right in ink. Some light foxing and wear; small hole to upper right quadrant not affecting drawing. On wove paper.
THOMAS, Ambroise 1811-1896
Original pencil sketch by the French artist Paul Jean Flandrin (1811-1902)
[n.d., but ca. 1860]
Price: $750.00
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Image size 218 x 145 mm., sheet size 405 x 278 mm. The composer is depicted half-length within an oval. Slightly foxed and browned.
SCARLATTI, Alessandro 1660-1725
Portrait lithograph by Heinrich von Wintter (1788-1825)
n.p. n.p. 1820
Price: $650.00
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151 x 119 mm. plus wide margins. The composer is depicted half-length, seated, with blank leaves of music manuscript paper and a quill pen before him.
LALANDE, Michel-Richard de 1657-1726
Portrait engraving by Mathey after Jean-Baptiste Santerre (1651-1717)
[Paris] n.p. [after 1726]
Price: $250.00
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151 x 109 mm. plus wide margins. Half-length. Within a circular border above a plinth on which rests a leaf of partially rolled music manuscript.A nice impression on laid paper.
BERNIER, Nicolas 1664-1734
Portrait etching and engraving by Etienne Figuet (1731-1791) after "L.N."
Paris n.p. [after 1734]
Price: $300.00
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176 x 120 mm. Half-length.Slightly worn; trimmed, just affecting circular border; lower right blank corner torn away, not affecting image.
PURCELL, Henry 1658 or 1659-1695
Portrait stipple engraving by William Nelson Gardiner (1776-1814) after Sylvester Harding (1745-1809)
[London] E & S Harding November 1, 1794
Price: $350.00
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224 x 153 mm. Martini is depicted seated in a rather ornate chair at a keyboard instrument with a volume of music open before him, his head turned to the right, drawing attention to several bound volumes and a group of writing instruments on a draped table, presumably allusions to his own writings.
MARTINI, Padre Giovanni Battista 1706-1784
Etching and stipple engraving by Angelo-Maria-Damiano Bonini (1790-?) after V. Demarchi
n.p. n.p. [n.d., but ca. 1830]
Price: $475.00
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170 x 129 mm. Half-length. Text below print reads "This to the Graver owes; But read and Fine By his own hand, A most harmonious Mind. From a scarce Print in the possession of Mr. Wm. Simonds Higgs, Reading." Browned; trimmed to within platemark, just affecting two letters of text; lower right corner slightly abraided.
GAMBLE, John 1610-1687
Portrait engraving with etching
[London] W. Richardson 1795
Price: $450.00
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106 x 86 mm. Bust-length.  Minor horizontal creasing.
BACH, Carl Philipp Emanuel 1714-1788
Portrait stipple engraving by Johann Friedrich Schroeter (1771-1836)
Leipzig Breitkopf & Härtel 1801
Price: $700.00
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227 x 154 mm. Jomelli is depicted full-length in a bucolic setting by a stream with two partially rolled sheets of music mansucript paper in one hand.
JOMMELLI, Niccolò 1714-1774
Portrait etching and stipple engraving by [Angelo Maria] Bonini (1790-1833) after Demarchi
[Milan] [Batelli & Fanfani] [1818]
Price: $475.00
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Image size 165 x 100 mm., sheet size 320 x 230 mm. Head-and-shoulders within an oval. Slightly worn and browned at margins; very small monogrammatic blindstamp below image. A nice impression on wove paper with large margins.
CORELLI, Arcangelo 1653-1713
Portrait engraving by Faustino Anderloni (1766-1830)
[Padova] [Bettoni] [1812-1820]
Price: $325.00
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185 x 125 mm. plus margins. Bust-length within decorative circular border. Slightly worn and browned.
GLUCK, Christoph Willibald 1714-1787
Portrait engraving by Augustin de Saint-Aubin (1736-1807)
[Paris] 1781
Price: $800.00
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Octavo. Sewn. 1f. (recto title, verso "Personen"), [3]-47, [i] (blank) pp. Text an adaptation by Gottfried van Swieten of a pastoral epic by James Thomson, 1726-1728. Very slightly worn; spine reinforced with contemporary paper; corners slightly turned; final leaf partially detached. A very nice, clean, wide-margined copy overall.
HAYDN, Joseph 1732-1809
[Hoboken Group XXI No. 3]. Die Jahreszeiten nach Thomson... Aufgeführt im National-Hof-Theater
Wien Gedruckt mit v. Kurtzbek'schen Schriften [1801]
Price: $2,500.00
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138 x 96 mm. The image within an ornamental border within yellow hand-coloured frame and hand-drawn rules. Hinged at upper margin; slightly worn and foxed.
[ARNE, Thomas Augustine 1710-1778]
Stipple half-length oval portrait engraving
[?London] [ca. 1791]
Price: $250.00
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71 x 532 mm. Printed on a larger sheet with a biographical notice. Slightly worn and browned; hinged at upper margin.
[ARNE, Thomas Augustine 1716-1778]
Small oval portrait engraving by Richard Rhodes (1765-1838) after Robert Dunkarton (1744-ca. 1799)
[London] Harrison & Co. March 1794 [WM 1796]
Price: $175.00
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156 x 102 mm. + ample margins.Hinged at upper margin; slightly worn and foxed.
[ARNE, Thomas Augustine 1710-1778]
Stipple half-length oval portrait engraving
London C. Stalker January 1, 1791
Price: $300.00
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174 x 118 mm. + wide margins. Slightly frayed and creased at lower margin. A very good impression on wove paper.
[SCHUBART, Christian Friedrich Daniel 1739-1791]
Stipple engraving in profile by Ernst Rauch (1797-?), half-length, facing left, on an octagonal background
Zwickau Gebr. Schumann n.d.
Price: $475.00
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Image size ca. 80 x 75 mm., sheet size 173 x 124 mm. The composer is depicted wearing a fur-lined coat and medal; a facsimile signature appears below his printed name. Very slightly toned; upper corners browned; hinged.
[GRÉTRY, André-Ernest-Modeste 1741-1813]
Bust-length lithographic portrait by Delpech
[?Paris] [ca. 1820]
Price: $150.00
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105 x 80 mm. Slightly stained; upper margin laid down to mounting paper. Extracted from a printed book.
ARGYROPOULOS, John 1415-1487
17th century portrait engraving
Price: $40.00
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Octavo. Sewn. 1f. (title), [3]-42 pp. With decorative woodcut device to title; decorative headpieces throughout. Contemporary ownership signatures to title. Slightly worn and browned; small rectangular overpaste to title just touching device; composer's name added in manuscript to title in blue ink.
PICCINNI, Nicolas 1728-1800
Le Faux Lorde, comédie en deux actes, en prose, mêlée d'ariettes,
Paris Brunet 1785
Price: $135.00
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Folio. Disbound. 1f. descriptive text + 2 plates of choreographic diagrams illustrating the Feuillet method of dance notation.
[DANCE - Choreography] Diderot, Denis 1713-1784
Chorégraphie ou l'art d'ecrire la danse
Paris [ca. 1786]
Price: $325.00
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Folio. Vellum-backed marbled boards. 1f. (title), 1-14 pp. text ("Principes Elementaires de la Musique," "Méthode de Basson"), pp. 15-146 printed music, 147-149 text, [i] (blank). Engraved throughout. With one folding plate ("Tablature du Basson") including two illustrations of the bassoon and additional illustrations accompanying textual commentary at conclusion. Engraved throughout. Small oval handstamp to foot of title.Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped; lacking front pastedown endpaper; front free endpaper torn. Slightly worn, foxed and soiled; inner margin of title dampstained; small edge tears to title; short tear to blank margin of folding plate repaired; stab holes to blank inner margins of first signatures; some creasing; other minor defects. Quite a good, wide-margined copy in original state.
OZI, Étienne
Nouvelle Édition de la Méthode de Basson...
Paris V. Dufaut [1803]
Price: $1,800.00
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Quarto. Early quarter vellum with marbled boards, brown leather spine label lettered and decorated in gilt. 1f. (pictorial title including the arms of the Medici engraved by Jacques Callot), 1f. (dedication to the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Cosimo II), 2ff. ("Lettera del Sor. Giovambatista Strozzi all'Autore"), [v] (letters to Ottavio Rinuccini, Andrea Salvadori, Niccolo Strozzi, and Gabriello Chiabrera), [i] (cast list), pp. 3-31, [i] (blank), 41-162, 1f. (recto errata, verso colophon). With occasional decorative initials and woodcut head- and tailpieces.Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped. Some foxing and browning, mostly minor; title slightly worn, stained and foxed; worming to inner lower blank margins; pp. 33-40 misnumbered 41-48 and p. 89 misnumbered 98. Lacking the five engraved plates depicting scenes from the opera.
BONARELLI, Prospero 1580-1659
Il Solimano Tragedia. [Opera libretto]
Firenze Pietro Cecconcelli [1620]
Price: $950.00
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TITON DU TILLET, Edvard 1677-1762
Le Parnasse François Dedié au Roi
Paris Jean-Baptiste Coignard Fils, Imprimeur du Roi 1732
Price: $3,200.00
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Folio. Marbled boards backed with manuscript on vellum, paper label titled in manuscript to spine. 1f. (title), 203 pp. Engraved. With publisher's handstamp to lower outer corner of title. Performance markings in sepia crayon indicating cuts to pp. 69, 112, 118, 195 and 201; front pastedown with early instrumentation list, indicating that the score was accompanied by instrumental parts at one time. Binding quite worn, rubbed and bumped; paper label numbered "498" to spine. Somewhat worn and browned; staining to lower margins of second half of volume.
PAISIELLO, Giovanni 1740-1816
Le Marquis Tulipano Opera Bouffon en deux Actes, Parodié sur la Musique del Signor G. Paësiello
Paris Imbault [PN 203] [ca. 1802-1807]
Price: $850.00
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2 volumes. Oblong folio. Contemporary red paper boards with dark green oval leather labels with decorative floral ornaments and titling gilt to uppers, dark green leather title labels to spines. Volume I: 2ff. (title, dedication to Prince Rudolph of Austria), 8, 10, 5 + [i] (blank), 5 + [i] (blank), 5 + [i] (blank), 15 + [i] (blank), 1 + [i] (blank), 8, 8, 8, 1f. (blank), 35; Volume II: 1f. (title to second act), 8, 8, 9 + [i] (blank), 13 + [i] (blank), 7 + [i] (blank), 36 pp. Engraved throughout. Somewhat worn, rubbed and bumped; heads and tails of spines worn with some paper loss. Some minor foxing, staining and offsetting; minor worming to several leaves of Volume II; small stitching holes to inner blank margins. Without blank leaves; presentation inscription to front free endpaper dated Winter 1912/1913; some early annotations to endpapers. A good, wide-margined copy.
BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van 1770-1827
[Op. 72]. Fidelio Eine Grosse Oper
Wien Artaria und Comp.ie [PNs 2327-23-43] [1814]
Price: $12,500.00
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An attractive early 17th century engraving of a group of three elegantly dressed male singers performing from a musical manuscript, the artist's initials in the plate at lower right. 174 x 119 mm. Trimmed to just outside platemark. A very good impression on laid paper, although slightly later than the first.
[SINGERS] Ciamberlano, Luca fl. Rome 1599-1641
The Singers
Price: $1,850.00
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Oblong folio. Original publisher's cloth-backed black boards, patterned endpapers, with facsimile of autograph note from Baillot fils regarding the history of the manuscript laid down to front pastedown. 22 ff. autograph musical manuscript facsimile, 1f. (recto limitation statement, verso blank). From the collection of the noted musicologist Allen Forte, with his circular blindstamp to lower outer corner of free front endpaper. Binding slightly worn, rubbed and bumped; frayed at joints and head and tail of spine with minor loss. Note to pastedown slightly browned and creased at corners from mounting adhesive.
BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van 1770-1827
[Op. 57]. Sonate Appassionata. [Facsimile]
[Paris] [L'Édition d'Art H. Piazza] [ca. 1945]
Price: $300.00
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Oblong octavo, 119 x 188 mm. A 2-note phrase on a hand-drawn stave, notated in ink and dated December 28, 1910.With the signatures of the highly distinguished American operetta composer Victor Herbert (1859-1924) and the American composer Frederick S. Converse, dated March 18, 1910, to verso. Slightly browned; small remnant of mounting tape to upper blank margin of verso.
HUMPERDINCK, Engelbert 1854-1921
Autograph musical quotation signed ("E. Humperdinck")
Price: $385.00
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Oblong octavo, 119 x 180 mm. 4 measures from his march "On the Mall," inscribed "To my little friend Geraldine! (on the Mall)" and dated New York, January 21, 1926. Very slightly browned at edges; date very slightly smudged; remnants of adhesive to recto.
GOLDMAN, Edwin Franko 1878-1956
Autograph musical quotation signed in full
Price: $250.00
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Narrow oblong octavo, 68 x 213 mm. One measure in piano score in 10/8, entitled "Prelude" and marked "Allegro Brillante." Notated in blue ink on printed music manuscript paper. Browned; remnants of tape to verso, with some show-through.
MENNIN, Peter 1923-1983
Autograph musical quotation
Price: $40.00
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Small quarto, 89 x 122 mm. 2 measures, inscribed "To Mrs [?]Konody with best wishes," notated in black ink on a portion of an album leaf with additional signatures to verso. Very slightly browned and stained.
HAMBOURG, Mark 1879-1960
Autograph musical quotation signed in full
Price: $125.00
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Large folio. Notated in blue ink on "Star Nr. 2" 16-stave music manuscript paper. 5 measures entitled "Es ist alles nur gelichen;" 4 measures entitled "So schon wie heist?;" and 4 measures entitled "Einen Walzer für dich und für mich." Dated August 1979. Creased at folds.
GROTHE, Franz 1908-1982
Autograph musical quotation
Price: $100.00
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2 pp. written on both sides of a card, 89 x 138 mm. To Mrs. Ehrman. Dated November 6, 1928. A friendly letter. "I am enjoying this wonderful 'Baumkuchen' three times: on its own merit and because it was carrying the welcome home of such a charming person. I will certainly be glad to let you initiate me to a game which seems so fascinating (provided you are not the one to be 'murdered'!) and I hope it can be soon. For the present, I have not yet unpacked my things, nor even myself!! With kindest regards to your husband and to yourself."
BLOCH, Ernest 1880-1959
Autograph letter signed in full
Price: $300.00
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Octavo. 1 page of a bifolium. To an unidentified male correspondent. Dated Paris, 28 Mai [after November 1903]. Massenet looks forward to his correspondent's visit. "After too much travelling, I am now in Paris and would be honored by your visit to 48 rue de Vaugirard on Tuesday May 31 at 1 o'clock." Slightly browned; creased at folds; one marking in red and one in blue crayon.
MASSENET, Jules 1842-1912
Autograph letter signed ("Massenet")
Price: $300.00
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Oblong octavo, 93 x 217 mm. 3 measures in piano score, identified by the composer as being from his Piano Concerto No. 2, op. 42. Notated in blue-black ink on music manuscript paper. Inscribed to Lionel [?]Aucoin.
DOHNÁNYI, Ernst von 1877-1960
Autograph musical quotation signed ("E. v. Dohnányi")
Price: $450.00
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Two measures identified by the composer as being from the scherzo of his Symphony in C# minor. Dated New York, 1919 at lower right. Notated in ink on paper laid down to mounting board. 89 x 107 mm. Very slightly browned at edges.
BLOCH, Ernest 1880-1959
Autograph musical quotation signed in full
Price: $500.00
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Oblong octavo panorama, consisting of lithographic title + 18 hand-coloured lithographic plates signed in the stone by the artist + 1 plate of lithographic music for the tarantella in piano score. Each plate with an animated illustration of a dancing couple with descriptive text regarding the execution of the particular step below the image. Individual plates measure approximately 140 x 182 mms. and are joined in accordion format; the whole when extended measures 140 x 354 mms. In a contemporary half mid-tan leather patterned board folder with gilt-rolled spine.  Binding slightly worn. Slight foxing; minor soiling to edges; two plates with tape repair to inner blank margins; final leaf laid down.
[DANCE - 19th century - Italian] Puccinelli, Louis
Souvenir de la Tarantella Napolitaine dirigée par Louis Puccinelli Maître de Dans dessinée par Gaétan Dura. Lith Gatti & Dura
Naples Gatti & Dura [ca. 1834]
Price: $6,500.00
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