ART & MUSIC
ERNEST SHEPARD, THE ILLUSTRATOR FOR THE WINNIE THE POOH BOOKS WRITES TO PUBLISHER CURTIS BROWN: “I AM VERY PLEASED WITH THE COLORED REPRODUCTIONS IN BOTH THESE BOOKS” AFTER RECEIVING HIS COPIES OF: THE WORLD OF CHRISTOPHER ROBIN AND WIND IN THE WILLOWS
SHEPARD, ERNEST HOWARD.(1879-1976). English artist and book illustrator; best known as illustrator for A. A. Milne’s Winnie-the-Pooh and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows. Uncommon Autograph Letter Signed “Ernest H. Shepard” on his Lodsworth 212 I Woodmancote, Lodsworth, Nr Petworth stationery. One page, octavo. [London], October 28, 1959.
AUDUBON PUBLISHES HIS ROYAL OCTAVO EDITION OF: ‘THE BIRDS OF AMERICA’ WITH ITS 65 ADDITIONAL PLATES, AND ANNOUNCES TO HARRIS: “I HAVE MADE A GOOD NUMBER OF DRAWINGS THAT YOU HAVE NOT SEEN AND THAT I LONG TO SHOW YOU.”
AUDUBON, JOHN. (1785-1851). Ornithologist, naturalist, and artist. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “John J. Audubon.” Very full page, quarto. February 4, 1842, To Edward Harris.
GRIEG MUST CANCEL HIS CONCERT DUE TO HIS POOR HEALTH
GRIEG, EDVARD. (1843-1907). Norwegian composer. Autograph Note Signed, “Edvard Grieg”, in Norwegian, on an octavo post card. London, November 28, 1892.
SWISS ARTIST, PAUL KLEE, SENDS GREETINGS FROM HIS TRAVELS IN EGYPT TO THE DIRECTOR OF THE SCHLOSS MUSEUM
KLEE, PAUL. (1879-1940). Swiss-born German painter; blended concepts from expressionism, cubism, and surrealism into his unique style that made him a master of color theory. Brief Autograph Note, written on a picture postcard of “Thebes, The Hypostyle Hall of Ramesseum”, Boldly Signed, “Klee”, in German. “Luxor, Egypt” One page, octavo.
LEONARD TSUGUHARU FOUJITA — LETTER ILLUSTRATED WITH AN INK SKETCH OF A STORK
FOUJITA, LEONARD TSUGUHARU. (1886-1968) Japanese–French painter and printmaker, who applied Japanese ink techniques to Western style paintings; has been called “the most important Japanese artist working in the West during the 20th century”; he achieved great fame as a painter of beautiful women and cats. Scarce Autograph Letter Signed, “Leonard Foujita”, in French, on the back of a picture postcard bearing an image of Foujita’s “La Vierge à L’enfant.” October 4, 1967. Incorporating a small drawing of a stork.
LOUIS ARMSTRONG — AN ATTRACTIVE SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH
ARMSTRONG, LOUIS. (1901-1971). American trumpeter and vocalist who was among the most influential figures in American jazz; nicknamed “Satchmo”; his career spanned five decades and all eras in the history of jazz. Choice, black and white postcard Photograph Signed, “Louis Armstrong” under his image on the wide lower portion, in his characteristic green ink.
ENRICO CARUSO — FABULOUS ALBUM DETAILING CARUSO’S CONCERT IN NEW CASTLE, ENGLAND, ON SEPTEMBER 10, 1909 ~~ WITH A SIGNED PROGRAM, NUMEROUS COLOR TICKETS, LETTERS FROM HIS MANAGER ORGANIZING THE EVENT, AND PRESS CLIPPINGS SURROUNDING THE EXTRAVANGANZA
CARUSO, ENRICO (1873-1921) Acclaimed Italian tenor. Light tan cloth-bound quarto album containing a fascinating collection of memorabilia related to Caruso’s September 10, 1909, concert at the Town Hall, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England. 30+ pages, quarto.