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American pianist and composer ("To a Messenger," "I Came with a Song," "Like a Rosebud") who studied under Leschetizsky in Vienna; he toured as accompanist with Marcella Sembrich and Frances Alda and was much sought after as a voice teacher for the likes of Marian Anderson and Lawrence Tibbett. TLS, 1p, 5½" X 8½", New York, NY, 1925 November 10. Addressed to John G. Leiser, a Chicago music school founder. Fine. On letterhead of the "La Forge-Berumen Studios," La Forge sends this friendly note to an admirer: "It is always most gratifying to know that one's efforts are enjoyed and appreciated. I enclose an article that I think you will find of interest. I was born at 303 South Court St., Rockford, Ill." Original envelope present. The photograph he mentions sending under separate cover is not present, but the front portion of the oversize envelope (11" X 8¼") is, addressed in La Forge's hand and also signed by him. Bookseller Inventory # 25098

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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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Main Street Fine Books & Manuscripts accepts VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards. Checks are welcome. Institutions will be accommodated as their procedures require. Shipping is additional and will be quoted at the time an order is placed. Illinois residents will be charged 8.25% sales tax. Every effort has been made to describe each book and any defects accurately. If an item proves unsatisfactory for any reason, it may be returned pursuant to ABEBooks' policy. We would appreciate a courtesy cal...

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