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New York: 1887. 1 page, 9.5 x 7.75 inches, New York, July 6, 1887. Full-page music score -- a three-line, 13-bar fragment from Canzonetta, Opus 63 No. 1. Signed and dated "With kind regards, your friend Wm. E. Ashmall, New York July 6th '87." Small brown spot on the lower left margin; near fine. Ashmall was an American composer and organist who wrote elaborate symphonic arrangements and organ compositions that were reminiscent of Bach's fugues. This manuscript is scarce and very beautiful.
New York: Cornell University Press, 1968. Illus. 8vo, cloth, d.w.; N.Y.: Cornell University Press, (1968). Very good in a very good dust jacket. Includes selections by Robert M. Adams, Denes Bartha, Robert A. Hall, Jr., William C. Holmes, Claude V. Palisca, Nino Pirotta, Luigi Tagliavini, Jack Allan Westrup.
1950. 10 x 8.25 inches, no place, no date, circa 1950 -- a vintage shoulder-up photograph depicting Baccaloni in the role of Don Pasquale. Inscribed: "To Arthur St. Brackbill, Sincerely, Salvatore Baccaloni." Near fine condition. Italian bass opera star often regarded as the greatest buffo artist of the 20th century. Baccaloni was encouraged by Arturo Toscanini to pursue comic roles such as Rigoletto and Leporello in Don Giavanni, a move which culminated into his being in demand at every major...
1962. Unaccredited matte-finish black-and-white 10 x 8-inch half-length image of Bailey, no place, no date, circa 1962. Inscribed: "To Helen, My Very Best, Love Pearl." Tiny creases on the lower corners but still in very good condition. American singer and actress who appeared on the stage, screen and television.