Autograph Letter Signed

GRELINGER, Charles (1873-1942)

From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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French composer of piano pieces such as "Danses et Airs alsaciens," cabarat fare such as "Nigger-Sport: Polka Americaine Cake-Walk" and operas such as "Fausta" (1894) and "On Hope of Bless" (1907). ALS in French, 1p, 5" X 8", Paris, France, 1931 April 18. Addressed to Irving Schwerke (1893-1975), American expatriate pianist and music critic. Fine. Not translated, but Grelinger, in his execrable script, calls Schwerke "a sincere and rare friend," thanks him for and declines a lunch invitation, and mentions stopping by the next morning to chat for fifteen minutes. Below his signature, Grelinger pens a curious thing whose meaning is entirely cryptic: two intersecting blank music staffs, each with a treble clef, and two question marks. Interesting and odd. Bookseller Inventory # 25047

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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts has been buying and selling quality books, autographs and ephemera since 1991. We specialize in general antiquarian, first editions, signed books and autographs and documents. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA), Midwest Antiquarian Booksellers Association (MWABA), Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC) and The Manuscript Society.

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