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Historic Autograph Letters, Manuscripts & Documents

Important Signed & Inscribed Books and Photographs

ART & MUSIC

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HENRY JAMES  — TO THE WIFE OF ARTIST SIR LAWRENCE ALMA-TADEMA

JAMES, HENRY.  (1843-1882).  American writer; born in New York City, he resided in London from 1876 and became a naturalized British citizen in 1915;  author of The American (1877), The Europeans (1878), Daisy Miller (1879), Washington Square (1881), The Bostonians (1886), and The Tragic Muse (1890).    Autograph Note Signed, “Henry James”, on a 16mo. card.  “3 Bolton Court”, London,  February 12, no year.

$450.00
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RARE HOLOGRAPH LETTER WRITTEN BY AUSTRIAN COMPOSER ALBAN BERG, LESS THAN ONE MONTH BEFORE HIS SUDDEN DEATH

BERG, ALBAN.  (1885-1935).  Austrian composer.  Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Alban Berg”, on his stamped “Alban Berg, Wien XIII/I Trauttmansdorffgasse 27” stationery.  Vienna, February 17, 1935.  Two pages, large octavo.  Very fine condition.  Accompanied by original envelope addressed in his hand to Frau Hentsch.

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RARE AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED OF  JOHN JAMES AUDUBON

AUDUBON, JOHN JAMES.  (1785-1851).  American Ornithologist.  Rare Autograph Note Signed, “John J. Audubon”.  One page, oblong, octavo.  No place [London],  June 1835. 

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RENOIR AUTHENTICATES ONE OF HIS PAINTINGS

RENOIR, PIERRE-AUGUSTE. (1841-1919)    French artist and a leader in the development of the Impressionist style.  Charming black and white Photograph Signed, “Renoir,” of his painting depicting a young girl wearing a broad-brimmed hat and school girl dress, seated and reading a book. 

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GAUGUIN TO PISSARRO!

“I HAVE MEASURED THE FRAME SIZE AND IT IS A CANVAS OF 90 (56 X45),  THUS IT WILL BE EASY TO FIND SOMETHING WHEN YOU RETURN TO PARIS.”

GAUGUIN, PAUL.  (1848-1903).  French painter.  Extremely scarce, and early Autograph Letter Signed, “P Gauguin,” in French, on imprinted “A. Bourdon / avec Maison G. Caperon-Lanays” stationery.  One very full page, octavo. “21 Rue Le Peletier. Paris”.  February 22, 1879.  To fellow artist and mentor  CAMILLE PISSARRO. 

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JOHANNES BRAHMS ASKS TO  “HAVE ABOUT SIX COPIES MADE OF OPUS NO. 42”

BRAHMS, JOHANNES.  (1833-1897).  German composer.  Fine Autograph Letter Signed, “J.B.”, in German.  Four full pages, large octavo.  Ischl,  August 6, 1894.  Very fine condition.  To an unnamed correspondent.  

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MONET TO BAZILLE 

AN URGENT CRY FOR HELP, PENNED ONLY MONTHS AFTER HIS SON’S BIRTH AND HIS ATTEMPTED SUICIDE  BY DROWNING HIMSELF IN THE SEINE!

MONET, CLAUDE.   (1840-1926).  Founder, and leader of the French Impressionist painting;  the term: ‘Impressionism’ is derived from the title of his painting:  Impression, Sunrise.  An exceptional, and Important early Autograph Letter Signed, “Claude Monet,” in French.  3 full pages, large octavo.  “Fecamp au Paout”, France.  [August 6, 1868.  To FREDERIC BAZILLE]

$12,000.00
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