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“THE FUNDAMENTAL MYSTERY OF THINGS” (SCHWEITZER)

BACH, Johann Sebastian. Brandenburg Concertos. Leipzig, 1850. Six volumes and a single-sheet prospectus. First edition of Bach’s magnificent Brandenburg Concertos, his greatest orchestral works. Fully engraved. The complete set, exceptionally rare. $60,000.

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AN EXTRAORDINARY PRESENTATION/ASSOCIATION COPY:INSCRIBED BY GERSHWIN TO HIS LOVER AND COLLABORATORIN THIS PIECE, KAY SWIFT, IN THE YEAR OF PUBLICATION PORGY AND BESS, SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION,ALSO SIGNED BY GEORGE AND IRA GERSHWIN AND DUBOSE HEYWARD

GERSHWIN, George. Porgy and Bess. New York, 1935.

Deluxe limited edition of the piano-vocal score of Porgy and Bess, number 103 of only 250 copies signed by George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and director Rouben Mamoulian, additionally inscribed by Gershwin to his lover Kay Swift, who was intimately involved in the composition of the piece: “For Kay —/ Best —/ George / Nov. 1 1935.” According to Ohl, “best,” their code word for “love,” allowed them to be discreet. $48,500.

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“IN APPRECIATION OF YOUR HARD WORK ON ‘TELL ME MORE”:RHAPSODY IN BLUE, INSCRIBED PRESENTATION COPY,WITH AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL QUOTATION ANDAUTOGRAPH PRESENTATION NOTE

GERSHWIN, George. Rhapsody in Blue. New York and London, 1925. First edition, score for two pianos, presentation copy, inscribed on the title page, “Maude Thornton—all the best wishes of George Gershwin. 1925,” with an autograph musical quotation of the main theme from the piece. With a signed autograph note from Gershwin tipped in, reading: “Dear Maude—Accept this little gift in appreciation of your hard work on ‘Tell Me More.’ George Gershwin.” $28,500.

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“THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA AND OF THE WHOLE WORLD ARE MARCHING TO TURN ALL OF YOU WHO ARE PRISONERS OF FASCISM FREE”

GUTHRIE, Woody. Bound for Glory. New York, 1943.

First edition of the legendary folk singer’s autobiographical account of his Dust Bowl years, the first and only book he published in his lifetime, this rare copy with his lengthy inscription dated the year of publication, “New York City, May 23, 1943. To the Yagoslav [sic] Prisoners of War Food Fund—The people of America and of the whole world are marching to turn all of you who are prisoners of fascism free. Our people are learning fast what fascism is. Our fighting spirit is known all around the globe—and in every one of us that spirit was born at home and when were kids. Maybe this book is a glimpse of our will to win out. Your friend, Woody Guthrie.” Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. $27,500.

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"AND PLEASE DON’T SAY IF I SHOULD SING FLAT,/ WAS THAT A BICYCLE, OR NEXT DOOR'S CAT?"

MILNE, A.A. (words). FRASER-SIMSON, H. (music). SHEPARD, E.H. (illustrations). Songs from "Now We Are Six." London, 1927. First trade edition of this collection of songs based on Milne's beloved poetry for children, with music by H. Fraser-Simson and illustrations by E.H. Shepard. An exceptional presentation copy with a long personal and playful inscription by Milne: "For Peter with care from A.A. Milne Christmas, 1927./ I'm singing./ Stand back all of you, and please hold tight,/ I'm going through these if I take all night./ And please don't say if I should sing flat,/ 'Was that a bicycle, or next door's cat?/ 'No, I think it's Peter singing./ 'Yes, it must be Peter singing./ 'That's what he's doing./ 'Singing." $18,500.

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COSTUMES FOR TCHAIKOVSKY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY, WITH 56 MOUNTED COLOR PLATES BY LÉON BAKST AND PORTRAIT OF BAKST BY PICASSO, SIGNED BY BAKST: LARGE FOLIO LIMITED EDITION

BAKST, Léon. L'Oeuvre de Leon Bakst pour La Belle au Bois Dormant. Paris, 1922.

Signed limited first French edition, number 308 of only 500 copies signed by both Bakst and publisher Maurice de Brunoff, with 56 mounted color plates (54 full-page costumes and sets for the Ballet Russes, with letterpress tissue-guards), and a portrait of Bakst by Picasso. $7500.

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