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Porgy and Bess

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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Esclarmonde

“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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L'Album di Rubini

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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Four Saints in Three Acts

“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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Poster inscribed ["The Cunning Little Vixen"]

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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Love for Three Oranges

WITH AN ORIGINAL DRAWING OF A PUNCHINELLO

(SENDAK, Maurice) CORSARO, Frank. The Love for Three Oranges. New York, 1984.

First American trade edition, presentation copy, of Corsaro’s account of his and Sendak’s production of Prokofiev’s opera, illustrated with Sendak’s designs, inscribed on the half title to a close friend and neighbor: "For Elizabeth Graham, Maurice Sendak May '85," with an original drawing of a Punchinello saying "greetings!" $1250.

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Love for Three Oranges

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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