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“NEVER YET HAS ANYONE PRODUCED SO ACCURATE A MUSICAL DESCRIPTION OF LA MANIFESTATION PHYSIQUE DES TENDRESSES HUMAINES

MASSENET, Jules. Esclarmonde. Paris, 1889.

First edition, scarce association copy, of the piano-vocal score to Massenet's "opera romanesque," with lovely art nouveau color illustrations, including vignette title page, by E. Grasset, very warmly inscribed by Massenet to the great French bass-baritone Joseph Tagliafico: “a l’ami Tagliafico, souvenir de son bien affectionne, J. Massenet,” with a musical quotation from the prologue (“O divine Esclarmonde…”), dated Paris, October 1889. $3800.

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DEDICATEE’S COPY OF TENOR GIOVANNI RUBINI’S SONGS, INSCRIBED BY HIM AND BEAUTIFULLY BOUND

RUBINI, Giovanni Battista. L'Album di Rubini. London, 1830.

First edition of this collection of six songs—four solo pieces and two duets—composed by famed Italian tenor Giovanni Rubini, inscribed by him on the title page to the student to whom he dedicated the work, Georgina Byrne. $3200.

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CUI’S OPERA SARATSIN, INSCRIBED BY THE COMPOSER TO THE ORIGINAL DYUNIA

CUI, Cesar. Saratsin. Moscow, 1899.

First edition of the piano-vocal score, inscribed by the composer on the title page to the Russian bass Smirnov, the original Dyunia, in Russian: “To the ‘brave knight Dyunia’ in fond memories, 1899, C. Cui.” $2600.

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“PIGEONS ON THE GRASS ALAS”

STEIN, Gertrude. Four Saints in Three Acts. New York, 1934.

First edition of Stein’s lyric drama, inscribed and twice signed: "For Gene Strauss who says and said what he feels so nicely, Gertrude Stein. Merry Christmas for you here here you are and Pauline will say Merry Christmas to you from us always, Gertrude Stein." $2600.

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INSCRIBED BY MAURICE SENDAK

SENDAK, Maurice. Poster inscribed ["The Cunning Little Vixen"]. New York, 1981.

Limited edition, number 174 of 500 copies of this poster for the New York City Opera's 1981 production of The Cunning Little Vixen, inscribed to a close friend and neighbor: "For Michael—Greetings! Maurice. May '81." $1600.

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SIGNED LIMITED EDITION OF SENDAK’S LOVE FOR THREE ORANGES, 1984

CORSARO, Frank. Love for Three Oranges. New York, 1984.

Signed limited first American edition of Corsaro’s account of his and Sendak’s production of Prokofiev’s opera, number 167 of only 200 copies, illustrated with Sendak’s designs and signed by both Corsaro and Sendak. $550.

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