Monte Carlo: 1933. 1 page, 8 x 5.5 inches, Monte Carlo, March 3, 1933 -- three bars from Chopin's Berecuse, signed, "Meillleur souvennir de A. Brailowsky Monte-Carlo, Sellars 1933." One light horizontal fold at the center and a tiny crease at the lower left corner; very good condition. Brailowsky, a Russian concert pianist and composer, was considered one of the greatest interpreters of Chopin's works. He visited New York City in 1924 and 1938, appearing at standing-room-only sold-out venues.
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Berlin: Henschelverlag, 1963. Frontispiece portrait and other tipped in text illustrations. 147 pages with text in German. Slim folio, linen, lettered in red & black; binding a bit dust-soiled. Berlin: Henschelverlag, 1963 Veroffentlichung der Deutschen Akademie der Kunste. Neue, erweiterte Auflage.
New York: Limited Editions Club, 1982. In the English Version by Desmond Vesey, with the English Lyrics. 155pp. Illustrations and an original lithograph by Jack Levine. Thin 4to, gilt stamped black cloth, board slipcase. N.Y.: The Limited Editions Club (1982). A fine copy in a fine box. Limited. One of 2000 copies, signed by the artist on the limitation page.
1930. 9.75 x 7.75-inch black-and-white photo of Brice seated with her arms folded, staring warmly at the camera -- no place, no date, circa 1930. Inscribed with excellent contrast in the upper right corner: "To my dear Pal Belle with love Fannie." Matted in light gray and set in a silver frame measuring 15.25 x 13.5 inches. Near fine condition.
1945. 2 pages combined into one sheet measuring 10 x 6 inches, no place, October 9, 1945. In this letter to a close friend, Brice mentions a recent radio performance and asks for real estate help, in part: "Did you listen in on the program last Sunday. I do hope so as I would like to get your reaction. It felt so good to be back in harness again and I'm so grateful that I wasn't a bit worried or...
New York: Viking, 1972. Edited by Anthony Gishford, with introduction by Benjamin Britten. 16 pages of full color illustrations plus 130 black & white illustrations. 272pp. large 8vo, cloth, d.w.; price clipped, chipped at head of spine. New York: Viking, (1972). A very good coy in a very good (-) dust jacket.
1955. Vintage 10 x 8-inch black-and-white photo, inscribed and signed in full: "Ted - Thanks for Caring, Charles Brown." Captioned "Aladdin (Records) Star." No place, no date, circa 1955. Very good condition. Charles Brown was a jazz artist who turned R&B and scored immediate attention with his mellow vocal style. An original signer to the Aladdin Record label where he had a consistent string of hits, however it was at King Records where he achieved stardom. Brown wrote and recorded...
New York: 1953. 9.75 x 8 inches, New York, no date, circa 1953 -- a scarce vintage photo taken by James J. Kriegmann with a "Shaw Artists, 565 Fifth Ave. N.Y.C." imprint on the lower right. Inscribed on the left side: "To Charles + Dorothy, Love + Thank you + Always, Ruth Brown." This is one of the earliest Ruth Brown images photographed by Kriegsmann. The top white margin has been removed, leaving a rough edge; two faint creases in...