New York: Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1981. Folio case with 10 facsimile scores in printed wrappers (in fine condition except for the top one which has some toning from the slipcase): housed in a blue leatherette slipcase (Velcro clasp missing, several bumps). New York: Johnson Reprint Corporation, 1981. Overall a very good copy.
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New York: 1956. 10 x 8-inch black-and-white photograph from the studio of James Abresch, showing Elman in a shoulder-up pose playing violin with great concentration and emotion. Signed: "Mischa Elman, January 6, 1956." Matted in gray and set in a black wooden frame measuring 13.5 x 12 inches. Near fine condition. World acclaimed Russian-born classical violinist who came to America in 1923 and quickly achieved fame due to his passionate style and beautiful tone.
1927. 7 x 9.25 inches, no place, November 1927. This photo shows the four founding members of the Flonzaley Quartet. The top half of the page bears the inscription: "A Monsieur Howell Davis, souvenir de profonde reconnaissance et de vive sympathie, 'Le Quatun du Flonzaley' Nov. 1927." Signing directly below their images are Adolfo Betti, Alfred Pochon, Ivan de Archambeau, and Nicolos Moldaro. Evenly toned and in very good condition. Considered one of the most important experiments in all of...
London: William E. Hill, 1931. Color Guaneri crest vignette on title, over 20 fine photogravure plates, a few plates in color, 51 sepia text illus. throughout, 181pp., large thick 4to, expertly recased in red morocco, gilt-dec. raised bands, original ornate gilt-dec. leather covers with Guaneri crest in center, inner gilt dentelles, t.e.g. London: William E. Hill, 1931. First Edition. Fine. Limited Edition, number 98 of only 200 copies.
Nice: 1901. 5 x 3.25-inch sepia-tone bust-portrait of the Czech violinist and composer in formal attire, staring at the camera. Boldly signed at the bottom: "Jan Kubelik, Nice 21.IV.1901." Light spotting, but still in very good condition. Quadruple-matted in white, green, and beige; set in a brown and gold frame measuring 12.25 x 10.25 inches.
New York: 1950. 1 page, 6.75 x 5 inches, New York City, no date, circa 1950. This extremely rare letter was written to William Vandenberg and mentions Victor Gottlieb, in full: "The housekeeper did not understand when you are staying but fortunately, found out from Victor Gottlieb. Will be at my number from mid-day until 3 pm. Please call me. Sincerely, William Primrose." Most likely written in 1950 when all three icons appeared together as part of a concert at...
1924. 10 x 8-inch bust portrait of Sokoloff holding a cigarette. Inscribed (but not personalized) at the height of his success "with best wishes from Nicolai Sokoloff Jan 27th 1924." Small faint crease in the lower left corner; very good condition. Sokoloff was head of San Francisco Philharmonic Orchestra where he was the first conductor of a major orchestra to insist on including women (1916). Asked to leave in 1918, he continued as head of the Cleveland Orchestra.
New York: 1947. 1 page on personal stationery, 10.5 x 7.25 inches, New York, August 26, 1947, to violinist Olga Doloschuk, while conducting a rare open audition, in full: "In reply to your letter I am glad to advise you that there is still just one opening for violin in the Cleveland Orchestra. I am leaving town tomorrow but shall be back on Sept. 16th. May I suggest you phone one on Sept. 17th at 9 a.m. at Murray Hill...
Paris: Cherubini. 8 of 9 individual scores littered A - I, missing "G". Slim folio, green boards, leather spine, Ornately gilt itle on cover reads 'Ecole Royale de Musique & de Declamation Concours de 1827 1er Pris de Dolfege...' The first 6 pieces are published by Cherubini, Méhul, Kreutzer, Rode, N. Isouard et Boieldieu and the last 2 by Janet et Cotelle, ca, 1804. Very good (+).