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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

ART & MUSIC

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SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN PLEDGES HIS STOCK IN THE SAVOY AND CLARIDGE’S HOTELS  —  AS SECURITY FOR A LOAN

SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S.  (1842-1900).  English composer.  Exceedingly-rare, Partly-printed Document Signed twice, “Arthur S. Sullivan”, and “A.S.”, on a stock certificate transferal agreement form.  One full page, quarto.  London, April 6, 1898.

$3950.00
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SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN RECOMMENDS HIS GODSONS COMPANY, WHO JUST HAPPENS TO BE THE SON OF SIR GEORGE GROVE — THE FOUNDING EDITOR OF GROVE’S DICTIONARY OF MUSIC AND MUSICIANS

SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S.  (1842-1900).  English composer.  Autograph Letter Signed, “Arthur Sullivan”.  Two pages, octavo.  “Grove House, Weybridge”, July 19, no year. 

$1200.00
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SIGISMUND THALBERG   ~~  PENS AN ATTRACTIVE SIGNED MUSICAL QUOTATION

THALBERG, SIGISMUND. (1812-1871). Swiss-born piano virtuoso; composer of a concerto, a sonata, etudes, fantasies, and variations on opera themes. Attractive Musical Quotation Signed, ”S. Thalberg”. One page, oblong narrow quarto. Paris, April 25th, 1862 . Thalberg has penned 5 bars of music from an unidentified composition.

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MARY CASSATT, THE IMPRESSIONIST ARTIST,  DISCUSSES THE GREAT ART COLLECTOR HAVEMEYER  ~~  A PROPOSED PROJECT TO CATALOGUE THE GREAT COLLECTIONS;  HER RELATIONSHIP WITH HER PARIS ART DEALER DURAND-RUEL, AND THE REASONS SHE CAN’T SELL HER CORRESPONDENT A PAINTING

CASSATT, MARY.  (1844 –1926). American painter and printmaker who exhibited with the Impressionists; lived much of her adult life in France where she befriended Edgar Degas; Cassatt often created images with a particular emphasis on the intimate bonds between mothers and children.  Good Autograph Letter Signed, Mary Cassatt, on her imprinted black-bordered mourning Mes Nil Beaufresne / Mensil-Theribus (Oise) stationery.   Four very full pages, large octavo.  “Dimanche”, no date, but June, 1912.  

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THOMAS NAST ADVISES A CARTOONIST

NAST, THOMAS.  (1840-1902).  American cartoonist and caricaturist, known for his drawings during the American Civil War and Reconstruction periods.  Manuscript Letter Signed, “Th. Nast”, on ruled, blind-embossed Francis & Loutrel Extra Superfine stationery.  One page, octavo.  “New York, West 125th St. near 5th Ave.”, January 27, 1870. 

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SIR ARTHUR SULLIVAN GIVES A FAST UPDATE AS TO HIS MUSICAL PROJECTS

SULLIVAN, SIR ARTHUR S.  (1842-1900).  English composer.  Autograph Letter Signed, “Arthur Sullivan”.  One full page, oblong octavo.  No place, February 12, 1874.  Fine condition. 

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CLAUDE MONET  ~~  ON THE CUSP OF ACHIEVING GREAT SUCCESS AS AN ARTIST,  WRITES:  ~~  “NATURE IS ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL AND IT’S ONLY IN THE WORK THAT IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ME TO FORGET ALL MY WORRIES BECAUSE I AM STARTING TO NOT BE A BEGINNER ANYMORE…”

MONET, CLAUDE.   (1840-1926).  Founding member, and leader in French Impressionist painting movement;  the term: ‘Impressionism’ is derived from the title of his painting:  Impression, Sunrise.  A sad and somewhat melancholy, yet important, Autograph Letter Signed, “Claude Monet,” in French.  3 full pages, large octavo. Vétheuil,  December 30, 1878,  To his patron and collector, Georges de BELLIO. 

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