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Neeld, Judith.

Published by (Easthampton, MA): Adastra Press, (1987). (1987) (1987)

ISBN 10: 0938566342 ISBN 13: 9780938566342

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Item Description: (Easthampton, MA): Adastra Press, (1987). (1987), 1987. Book Condition: Fine. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY JUDITH NEELD - Octavo, softcover bound in printed wrappers. 22 & [2] pages plus colophon. Near fine. Limited edition of 350 copies, designed, printed and bound by hand at Adastra Press by Gary Metras.Inscribed by the author on the half-title: "'This is the old music' Judith Neeld". Bookseller Inventory # 31781

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Levin, Harry. (1912-1994). American literary scholar who invited Leonard Bernstein to become a Norton Lecturer at Harvard.

Published by Cambridge, MA: November 22, 1978. (1978)

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Item Description: Cambridge, MA: November 22, 1978., 1978. Book Condition: Very good. - 29 words typed on a sheet of Harvard University, Department of Comparative Literature letterhead, 8-1/2 inches high by 5-1/2 inches wide, and dated November 22, 1978. Signed "Harry Levin". Folded twice for mailing. Near fine. Harry Levin [1912-1994] was Irving Babbitt Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard when this note was written. He replies to Professor Mark Goldman of the University of Rhode Island to tell him where he can find Levin's article on Delmore Schwartz. Bookseller Inventory # 31783

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Higginson, William J.

Published by (Fanwood, NJ): From Here Press, 1986. (1986)

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Item Description: (Fanwood, NJ): From Here Press, 1986., 1986. Book Condition: Fine. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY WILLIAM J. HIGGINSON - Octavo, softcover bound in yellow wrappers. 32 pages. Near fine. First edition, limited to 200 copies.Inscribed by the author on the title page: "For Pablo -- Your sweet lifting words lifting us into being together / Bill Higginson / 10/12/86 / Waterloo".Xtras #13. Bookseller Inventory # 31789

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Ciardi, John.

Published by New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, (1964). (1964) (1964)

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Item Description: New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, (1964). (1964), 1964. Book Condition: Very good. SIGNED BY JOHN CIARDI - Octavo, decorative paper covered boards backed with black cloth & titled in yellow on the spine, in a dust wrapper. The covers are very slightly bumped & the head & tail of the spine are lightly rubbed. The dust jacket is lightly soiled with the head & tail of its spine lightly chipped. ix, [ii] & 83 pages. Very good. First edition.Signed in full by the author on the blank facing the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 31773

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Ashbery, John.

Published by (New York): Penguin Books, (1981). (1981) (1981)

ISBN 10: 0140422889 ISBN 13: 9780140422887

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Item Description: (New York): Penguin Books, (1981). (1981), 1981. Book Condition: Good. SIGNED BY JOHN ASHBERY - Octavo, printed gray wrappers. There is foxing or staining to the edges of the front wrap. [ix] & 50 pages plus 1-page publisher's ad. The edges of the book are lightly foxed. The contents are near fine. Good. First edition, wraps issue.Signed by John Ashbery on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 31775

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Beattie, Ann.

Published by New York: Random House, (1982). (1982) (1982)

ISBN 10: 0394524942 ISBN 13: 9780394524948

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Item Description: New York: Random House, (1982). (1982), 1982. Book Condition: Very good. INSCRIBED BY ANN BEATTIE TO HANS NAMUTH AND SIGNED IN FULL - Octavo, cloth- backed boards in a dust wrapper. The binding is lightly bumped. The dust jacked is rubbed with the extremities darkened and with the head & tail of its spine chipped. There is creasing to the dust jacket flaps. [ix] & 256 pages. There is offsetting to the front pastedown & endpaper where something has been laid in. There is minor soiling to the top edge. Very good in a good dust wrapper. First edition.Inscribed by the author to photographer Hans Namuth: "A rayograph reproduction with some accompanying stories. / With best wishes-- / Ann Beattie / New York 1984". Namuth's blind stamp is above the inscription on the front endpaper.Hans Namuth [1915-1990] was a German-born photographer who specialized in portraiture, photographing many visual artists, including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and Robert Rauschenberg. Bookseller Inventory # 31772

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Mizwa, Stephen P.; editor.

Published by New York: The Macmillan Company, 1949. (1949)

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Item Description: New York: The Macmillan Company, 1949., 1949. Book Condition: Good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY STEPHEN P. MIZWA - Small quarto [approximately 10 inches high by 7 inches wide], cream paper covered boards titled in brown. The binding is soiled & darkened with the extremities slightly rubbed. The covers are a bit bowed. xviii & 108 pages. Color portrait frontispiece and black-and-white illustrations. There is occasional light soiling. The book has a slight musty odor. Good. First edition. Inscribed by the editor Stephen Mizwa, the founder of the Kosciuszko Foundation, to William Draper and his wife on the front endpaper: "To Barbara and Bill Draper as a memento of the first Chopin concert by Robert Goldsand at the Kosciuszko Foundation / Stephen P. Mizwa / New York Nov. 14, 1949". William Draper was a classical pianist, portrait painter and combat artist.Published under the auspices of the Kosciuszko Foundation on the occasion of the hundredth anniversary of Chopin's death. Bookseller Inventory # 31776

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Garrison, Deborah; Doty, Mark; Pinsky, Robert; Kunitz, Stanley). Moyers, Bill.

Published by New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1999). (1999) (1999)

ISBN 10: 0688173462 ISBN 13: 9780688173463

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Item Description: New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., (1999). (1999), 1999. Book Condition: Fine. SIGNED BY BILL MOYERS, DEBORAH GARRISON, MARK DOTY, ROBERT PINSKY AND STANLEY KUNITZ - Octavo, paper-covered boards in a dust wrapper. There is some minor soiling to the dust jacket's panels. xxiv, [1] leaf & 130 pages. Near fine. First edition.Signed on the front endpaper by Bill Moyers, Deborah Garrison, Mark Doty, Robert Pinsky and Stanley Kunitz.This book grew out of Moyers' coverage of the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, described as "the Woodstock of poetry". Bookseller Inventory # 31774

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Grunberg, Arnon.

Published by New York: Kunst Editions, 1998. (1998)

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Item Description: New York: Kunst Editions, 1998., 1998. Book Condition: Very good. LIMITED EDITION OF ONLY 45 NUMBERED COPIES SIGNED BY ARNON GRUNBERG - Quarto, 10-1/2 inches high by 8-7/8 inches wide. Soft cover, consisting of stiff transparent printed cover sheets bound in Chinese-style stab binding with five back loops, laid into a cream buckram cloth chemise backed with a marbled paper spine. A title label printed in 4 colors on fine paper is mounted on the front cover of the chemise. The cloth covers are soiled. Inside, the transparent cover and title page overlay the gray outline of a heart followed by 52 pages, with text in English and Dutch, printed on one side only of 26 sheets. The pages, with poems printed in black beneath red and teal titles, are interleaved with transparent sheets. Very good. First edition.Limited edition of 45 numbered copies signed by the author Arnon Grunberg.Existentialist, often quite raw poetry, by the Jewish Dutch author Arnon Grunberg.The Dutch author Yasha Yves Arnon Grunberg (born 1971) who also wrote under the pseudonym of Marek van der Jagt, writes a daily column for a Dutch newspaper. Pursuing a career as an actor, Grunberg starred in a film by the Dutch avant-garde filmmaker Cyrus Frisch, before turning to writing. He published his first novel "Blue Mondays" at the age of 23. The autobiographical novel, which included the World War 2 experiences of his Jewish parents, garnered international praise and won several awards. He went on to write poetry and several acclaimed novels. Bookseller Inventory # 31769

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Horne, Marilyn.

Published by 1983. (1983)

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Item Description: 1983., 1983. Book Condition: Very good. - sc An 11 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide sheet with color portrait of Marilyn Horne clipped from a magazine mounted as a collage with a clipping of her name on the page. Inscribed and signed in black felt by the popular Mezzo-Soprano "To Bob, / Warmest regards, / Marilyn / Horne 83". The collector has additionally penned the date "4/4/83" in black ink at the bottom of the sheet. Very good. An in-person autograph signed by Marilyn Horne for the collector who had put together an album of collages which he took around to concerts and performances.The American Operatic Mezzo-Soprano Marilyn Horne (b. 1934) specialized in roles requiring large sound and the ability to perform difficult coloratura passages. She was as comfortable with Bel Canto roles as with modern music and was highly acclaimed for her performance as Marie in Alban Berg's "Wozzeck". Bookseller Inventory # 31759

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Item Description: 1982., 1982. Book Condition: Very good. - sc Photocopies of clippings of magazine portraits of the olympic athlete and television personality mounted onto an 11 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide sheet of paper. Inscribed and signed by Jenner "To Bob / Best Wishes / Bruce Jenner" in black felt at bottom right and also signed again in ink across one of the clippings. The collector has additionally penned the date "5/3/82" in black ink at the top right of the sheet. Very good. An in-person autograph signed by Bruce Jenner for the collector who had put together an album of collages which he took around to concerts, performances and other events. Bookseller Inventory # 31761

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Lollobrigida, Gina.

Published by Circa [1985]. [1985] (1985)

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Item Description: Circa [1985]. [1985], 1985. Book Condition: Very good. - sc A 7-1/2 inch high by 6-5/8 inch wide sheet of paper with the words "Italia Mia" printed at the top, inscribed and signed by the Italian movie star "to Bob / best wishes / Gina Lollobrigida". The paper is mounted with scotch tape onto an 11 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide sheet of paper. There is a tiny tear to the top edge of the mount. Very good. An in-person autograph signed by Gina Lollobrigida for the collector who had put together an album of collages which he took around to concerts, performances and events.The Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida (b. 1927) was one of the most prominent European actresses of the 1950's and 60's. Her roles in Italian films led to a career in Hollywood where she starred in "Beat The Devil", "Trapeze", "Never So Few", "Come September", "Solomon and Sheeba", among others. Bookseller Inventory # 31765

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Item Description: Stratford, CT: American Shakespeare Festival, 1955., 1955. Book Condition: Very good. - Octavo, softcover bound in pictorial cream & brown wrappers. The wraps are lightly bumped with a small, light stain to the front edge of the front wrap. [20] pages. Illustrated with pictorial ads in brown & cream. Inscribed in ink on the front wrap "To Liz / Raymond Massey" and signed in pencil "Roddy McDowell". Also with a faded Jack Palance signature. Very good. Above the cast list for The Tempest is the ink notation "Thurs. eve., Sept. 1, 1955" so this is presumably the program for that performance. Raymond Massey played Prospero, Roddy McDowell was cast as Ariel and Jack Palance as Caliban. The inaugural season of the American Shakespeare Festival, under the direction of Lawrence Langner and Lincoln Kirstein, opened on July 12th 1955 and ran through September 3rd of that year. The program reprints a congratulatory telegram from Dwight Eisenhower and a message from Governor Abraham Ribicoff. Bookseller Inventory # 31757

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Humphrey, Hubert H. (1911-1978). U.S. Senator. Vice President of the United States under Lyndon B. Johnson from 1965-1969.

Published by [Washington, DC]: 22 September, 1951. (1951)

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Item Description: [Washington, DC]: 22 September, 1951., 1951. Book Condition: Very good. - 46 words typed on a 10-1/2" high by 8" wide sheet of United States Senate letterhead, subheaded Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments with the committee members listed at top left. Signed "H. H. Humphrey". Folded twice for mailing. Near fine. Senator Humphrey replies to a letter from Dr. Paul S. Johnson, chairman of the Department of Political Science at Colgate University: "I was very much interested in your project and have requested my legislative counsel, Mr. Kampelman, to offer you every assistance.". Bookseller Inventory # 31758

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Ming.

Published by San Francisco, November 24, 1939. (1939)

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Item Description: San Francisco, November 24, 1939., 1939. Book Condition: Good. - sc An original 10-1/4 inch high by 8 inches wide black & white photograph by Bloom of Chicago depicting the Chinese-American magician "Ming" attired in a black cape over a dragon decorated kimono. The magician, wearing a "coolie" cap upon his head, is performing a trick with rings. Inscribed and signed in black ink across the top left corner: "To my friend always Duke Jordan 'The master of Swing' Wishes you all the luck in the World. Magically Ming, 11/24/39 S.F." Characters in Chinese calligraphy are penned in ink along the left edge of the photograph. There are pinholes and creases along the top edge and top corners with a small piece out from the top left corner. A black mounting square is attached to the bottom left corner and remnants of black felt from a scrapbook adhere to the verso. Good. The recipient, Duke Jordan, was leader of the Duke Jordan Trio which also included Percy Heath and Art Blakey. Bookseller Inventory # 31756

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Jeans, Sir James Hopwood (1877-1946). English physicist and astronomer.

Published by Dorking, March 4, 1931. (1931)

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Item Description: Dorking, March 4, 1931., 1931. Book Condition: Very good. - sc - Over 60 words typed on 8 inch high by 5 inch wide "Cleveland Lodge, Dorking" stationery. Sir James Hopwood Jeans writes to express his regrets to the American impressario James B. Pond that he is "not at present contemplating a lecture tour in the United States", but will keep Pond's letter just in case. Signed "J.H. Jeans". The bottom left corner is creased. Very good. The English physicist, mathematician and astronomer Sir James Hopwood Jeans (1877-1946) was, along with Arthur Eddington, a founder of British cosmology. He made important contributions to quantum theory and the theories of radiation and of stellar evolution. Bookseller Inventory # 31762

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Holm (Davies), Celeste. (1917-2012). American actor.

Published by New York: Postmarked January 10, 1940. (1940)

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Item Description: New York: Postmarked January 10, 1940., 1940. Book Condition: Very good. - Letter postmarked January 10, 1940 and penned in blue ink on one side of a sheet of cream note paper, 6-3/8 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide, with a hole punched in the center of its top edge. Signed "Celeste Davies." There are some tiny pieces out of the top right corner of the sheet with a tiny gray mark to its left margin. Some remnants of paper adhere to the verso where the letter was removed from an album. Folded once for mailing. Together with the stamped and postmarked mailing envelope addressed in Holm's hand. Very good. The letter, written three days after Celeste Holmes marriage to English auditor Francis Emerson Harding Davies, is a thank you note for a wedding present given the couple by Freudian psychiatrist Dr. Arthur Foxe: "Thank you so much for your sweet ash tray.it was most kind of you to think of us at this happy time."Celeste Holm was an American stage, film and television actor. She won an Academy Award for her performance in "Gentleman's Agreement" [1947] and was Oscar nominated for her roles in "Come to the Stable" [1949] and "All About Eve" [1950]. She originated the role of Ado Annie in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical "Oklahoma!" [1943]. Bookseller Inventory # 31755

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Scotto, Renata. (b. 1934). Italian soprano who specialized in bel canto.

Published by March 2, 1979. (1979)

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Item Description: March 2, 1979., 1979. Book Condition: Very good. - An 11 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide sheet with a photocopied clipping of a flier or ad reading "Meet Renata Scotto at Barnes & Noble / Friday, March 2," illustrated with a portrait of the singer together with a 2nd copy of the portrait mounted as a collage on the page. The collector has added the year "1979" in black ink after the date. Boldly inscribed in black ink "To Bob [ ____] / [.] / Renata Scotto". There is a tiny stain to the left margin of the sheet. Very good. An in-person autograph signed by by the singer for a collector who had put together an album of collages which he took around to concerts, performances and other events.Renata Scotto is an Italian soprano recognized for her sense of style, musicality and remarkable talent as both an actor and a singer. She is regarded as one of the greatest singers of her generation, specializing in the bel canto repertoire. Since retiring from performance as a singer in 2002, she has pursued a successful career as an opera director and teacher. Bookseller Inventory # 31745

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Gorbatko, Viktor; and Glazkov, Yuri.

Published by 1991. (1991)

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Item Description: 1991., 1991. Book Condition: Very good. - sc - A 4-1/2 inch high by 6-1/4 inch wide envelope marking the 30th Anniversary of the world's first space flight. The stamp depicts these 2 Soviet cosmonauts who were on Soyuz 24. An attractive pictorial postmark, dated "12-04-1991" is stamped at the corner of the postage stamp. The cover is signed by both Gorbatko and Glaznov below the stamp and also signed by an unidentified person on the verso. Very good. Viktor Vassilyevich Gorbatko (b.1934) flew on the Soyuz 7, 24 and 37 Space missions.Yuri Nikolayevich Glazkov (1939-2008). A major general in the Soviet Air Force, he flew as a flight engineer on the Soyuz 24 space mission and was made a Hero of the Soviet Union. He became the first Deputy Chief of Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center and wrote several books. Bookseller Inventory # 31743

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Caputo, Philip.

Published by New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999. (1999)

ISBN 10: 0679450394 ISBN 13: 9780679450399

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Item Description: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1999., 1999. Book Condition: Very good. INSCRIBED TO PETER MATTHIESSEN AND SIGNED BY PHILIP CAPUTO - Octavo, cloth- backed boards in a dust wrapper. The bottom edges of the dust jacket's flaps are slightly darkened with a few tiny marks & its rear panel is lightly soiled. [vi], 415 & [6] pages plus colophon. The front edges of a few leaves are slightly creased. Very good. First edition.Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen on the half-title: "For Peter, / With best wishes / Phil Caputo". Bookseller Inventory # 31753

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Jenkins, McKay.

Published by New York: Random House, (2000). (2000) (2000)

ISBN 10: 037550303X ISBN 13: 9780375503030

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Item Description: New York: Random House, (2000). (2000), 2000. Book Condition: Very good. INSCRIBED TO PETER MATTHIESSEN AND SIGNED BY MCKAY JENKINS - Octavo, cloth- backed boards in a dust wrapper. There are some tiny stains to the front cover & the bottom edge of the rear cover. The rear panel of the dust jacket is slightly soiled. xxi, 228 & [1] pages plus colophon. Black-and- white illustrations. There are a few tiny marks to the bottom edges of the pastedowns. Very good. First edition.Inscribed by the author to Peter Matthiessen on the half-title: "Feb 00 / For Peter / With deepest admiration and gratitude for your guidance and help these last few years / McKay". Jenkins edited "The Peter Matthiessen Reader".Matthiessen provides a quote on the rear panel of the dust wrapper: "A dramatic account of an ill-fated mountaineering family, and a well-researched study of avalanches and the mysterious nature of snow, which makes the collapse of its formations the great underlying danger in high mountains.". Bookseller Inventory # 31752

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Wynn, Ed (1886-1966). American actor known for his "Perfect Fool" comedy character.

Published by Niagara Falls, February 26, 1927. (1927)

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Item Description: Niagara Falls, February 26, 1927., 1927. Book Condition: Very good. - sc - Actor Ed Wynn's inscription and signature penned on a 4-1/4 inch high by 5-3/4 inch wide sheet of cream paper from the autograph album of a Buffalo, NY collector. Inscribed and signed "Sincerely / Ed Wynn / 2/26/27 Niagara Falls". There are perforations along the left edge of the page. Very good. According to Hal Erickson of the New York Times, Ed Wynn (1886-1966) followed in the footsteps of his Ziegfield Follies colleagues Eddie Cantor and W.C. Fields by trying his luck in the movies. He starred in the 1927 movie "Rubber Heels". In the role of detective Amos Wart, the comedic actor, having infiltrated a gang of crooks, goes over Niagara Falls locked in a chest. The movie was a bomb and Wynn waited until 1930 to try his hand at another movie. Bookseller Inventory # 31744

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Toscanini, Arturo (1867-1957). Great Conductor, "The Maestro".

Published by December 6, 1951. (1951)

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Item Description: December 6, 1951., 1951. Book Condition: Fine. A TOSCANINI LETTER WITH SUPERB CONTENT ADDRESSED TO THE NY PHILHARMONIC'S MANAGING DIRECTOR BRUNO ZIRATO - sc - A wonderful letter penned in Italian by Toscanini in reddish-brown ink on his monogrammed 10-1/8 inch high by 7 inch wide personal stationery. In his letter, addressed to Bruno Zirato, Toscanini mentions enclosing his personal contribution to avoid the yearly deficit of the New York Philharmonic and goes on to mention the score for "The Star Spangled Banner". Boldly signed in full "Arturo Toscanini". Folded for mailing with minor rubbing at the 4 corners of the verso. A fine letter with terrific content, with the original 3-1/4 inch high by 7- 1/2 inch wide personalized envelope addressed by Toscanini in the same reddish-brown ink. Following is a rough transcription of the Italian text: "Dear Zirato / Enclosed herewith is my personal contribution to avoid the yearly deficit of the New York Philharmonic Symphony. / I am sorry about the misunderstanding with regard to the score of The Star Spangled Banner. I thought it would come directly to you personally. However, it doesn't matter to me. Love me. / Affectionately yours, / Arturo Toscanini".Bruno Zirato (1884-1972) was Enrico Caruso's private secretary and subsequently managing director of the New York Philharmonic. It was he who announced on that fateful day November 14th, 1943 that a young conductor, Leonard Bernstein, would conduct in place of Bruno Walter who had taken ill. "He will seek to entertain you". Married to Nina Morgana, a soprano with the MET, he was also publicity director of the Colon Opera House in Buenos Aires. Bookseller Inventory # 31742

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Plummer, Amanda; Page, Geraldine; Carroll, Diahann.

Published by [New York]: October 7, 1982. (1982)

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Item Description: [New York]: October 7, 1982., 1982. Book Condition: Very good. - An 11 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide sheet with photocopied portraits of Amanda Plummer, Geraldine Page & Diahann Carroll from magazine clippings mounted as a collage on the page. Dated by the collector "10/7/92" in the top left corner with a photocopy of the title of the play mounted diagonally in the middle of the sheet. Signed "Geraldine Page", "with love / Amanda Plummer" and "Diahann Carroll". Also signed by Mercedes Ellington. Very good. In-person autographs signed by the stars of the original Broadway production of "Agnes of God" at the Music Box Theatre: Geraldine Page [Mother Miriam Ruth], Amanda Plummer [Agnes] and Diahann Carroll [who took over from Elizabeth Ashley as Dr. Livingstone]. Plummer received the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play and Page was nominated for Best Actress in a Play.Mercedes Ellington, who does not appear to have been involved in the production, was a modern dance pioneer and a choreographer for Broadway and other productions. She was the granddaughter of Duke Ellington.The sheet was signed for a collector who had put together an album of collages which he took around to concerts and performances. Bookseller Inventory # 31730

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Capers, Virginia (1925-2004) Tony Award-winning actress; and Jackson, Ernestine; actress and singer nominated twice for Tony Awards.

Published by [New York]: September 11, 1974. (1974)

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Item Description: [New York]: September 11, 1974., 1974. Book Condition: Very good. - An 11 inch high by 8-1/4 inch wide sheet with the cover of the Playbill program for "Raisin" at the 46th Street Theatre mounted on the page. Signed in blue ink "Ernestine Jackson" and inscribed & signed "Bob, Thanks / Virginia Capers / Sept 11, 1974". There is an unrelated photocopied portrait mounted on the verso. Very good. In-person autographs signed by by the two actors for a collector who had put together an album of photocopied collages which he took around to concerts and performances."Raisin" was the musical version of Lorraine Hansberry's play "A Raisin in the Sun". The original Broadway production opened at the 46th Street Theatre on October 18, 1973, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical. Virginia Capers as Mama Lena Younger won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical. Ernestine Younger was nominated for Best Featured Actress in a Musical as Ruth Younger and won the Theatre World Award for her performance.Virginia Capers frequently appeared on television and was cast in such films as "The Great White Hope" and "Lady Sings the Blues". She founded the Lafayette Players, a Los Angeles repertory company for African American perfomeers and was the recipient of the Paul Robeson Pioneer Award and the NAACP Image Award for theatre excellence.Ernestine Jackson made her Broadway debut in 1967 as Irene Molloy in the all-black cast of "Hello, Dolly!" starring Pearl Bailey. Among her other roles was Billie Holiday in the 2005 Long Wharf Theatre production of "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill". She has also appeared in films and on television. Bookseller Inventory # 31723

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Davies, Mary (1855-1930). Welsh mezzo-soprano.

Published by February 27, 1888. (1888)

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Item Description: February 27, 1888., 1888. Book Condition: Good. - sc - 25 words penned on 6-1/8 inch high by 4 inch wide light blue-gray paper. Writing to a Mr. Johnson, Mary Davies apolozies that she can only send him one ticket: "I have promised the other to another friend." Signed "Mary Davies". Mary Davies has dated and penned an annotation "P.S. Tickets have not arrived yet" on the verso of an attached integral leaf. Folded for mailing. The close and Mary Davies' signature are very slightly smudged. There are remnants of gray scrapbook paper along the right edge of the attached leaf which barely touches the postscript. Good. Born in Africa of Egyptian parents, the Welsh mezzo-soprano Mary Davies (1855- 1930) was co-founder and first president of the Welsh Folk Song Society. A student of Edith Wynne, she won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Alberto Randegger. She made her debut in 1873 and in 1880 sang in England's first complete performance of Berlioz's "La Damnation de Faust". She was the principal vocalist at the London Ballad Concerts and at the National Eisteddfod of 1906. Bookseller Inventory # 31724

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Frey, James.

Published by New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, (2003). (2003) (2003)

ISBN 10: 0385507755 ISBN 13: 9780385507752

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Item Description: New York: Nan A. Talese/Doubleday, (2003). (2003), 2003. Book Condition: Very good. SIGNED BY JAMES FREY - Octavo, black paper covered boards titled in silver on the spine with a device in blind on the front board in a dust wrapper. The binding is very lightly rubbed & bumped. The dust jacket is rubbed with its top edge lightly chipped. [vii], 381 & [4] pages. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper. First edition.Signed by the author James Frey on the leaf following the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 31729

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Hiaasen, Carl; Barry, Dave; Leonard, Elmore; et al.

Published by New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1996). (1996) (1996)

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Item Description: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, (1996). (1996), 1996. Book Condition: Very good. SIGNED BY ELMORE LEONARD, CARL HIAASEN, DAVE BARRY & ALL OF THE OTHER FLORIDA AUTHORS - Octavo, orange boards backed with brown cloth in a dust wrapper. The boards are very slightly bumped. The dust jacket is lightly rubbed. Half-title, title, [1] leaf & 201 pages. The bottom corner of the first chapter title is bumped. Near fine in a very good dust wrapper. First edition. A Novel by Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard, Dave Barry, James W. Hall, Edna Buchanan, Les Standiford, Paul Levine, Brian Antoni, Tananarive Due, John Dufresne, Vicki Hendricks, Carolina Hospital, Evelyn Mayerson."A wickedly funny Florida suspense fiction, written serially by thirteen of the state's most talented writers." [Dust wrapper copy]. Signed by all thirteen writers on the half-title. Bookseller Inventory # 31728

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Shor, Toots). Considine, Bob.

Published by New York: Meredith Press, (1969). (1969) (1969)

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Item Description: New York: Meredith Press, (1969). (1969), 1969. Book Condition: Gppd. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY TOOTS SHOR - Octavo, gray boards backed with maroon cloth in a dust wrapper. The binding is very slightly bumped with the top & bottom edges of the covers slightly faded. The dust jacket is rubbed & chipped with light soiling to its rear panel & with small pieces out of the head of its spine. ix & 214 pages. Black-and-white illustrations. Very good in a good dust wrapper. First edition.Boldly inscribed and signed on the half-title by Toots Shor: "Effie / You are beautiful -- keep smiling always / Toots.Bernard "Toots" Shor [1903-1977] was the proprietor of a legendary saloon and restaurant, Toots Shor's Restaurant, in Manhattan. He ran three establishments under that name but the first, and most famous, was the one at 51 West 51st Street. He was known as a saloonkeeper, friend and confidante to some of New York's biggest celebrities. Bookseller Inventory # 31734

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Ries, Christopher). Ellis, Anita J.

Published by Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati Art Museum, (1988). (1988) (1988)

ISBN 10: 093153710X ISBN 13: 9780931537103

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Item Description: Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati Art Museum, (1988). (1988), 1988. Book Condition: Very good. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR - Quarto [10 inches high by 9 inches wide], softcover bound in pictorial wrappers. The binding is lightly bumped with some minor foxing. The edges of the rear wrap are slightly darkened. 54 & [1] pages. Black-and-white portrait frontispiece, 27 full- page color illustrations & black-and-white illustrations in the text. Very good. Catalog for an exhibition shown at the Cincinnati Art Museum from March 11 to May 8 1988.Inscribed by the author and signed in full on the title page. Bookseller Inventory # 31736

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