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‘THE KING OF SWING’ – BENNY GOODMAN AND HIS ORCHESTRA

GOODMAN, “BENNY” BENJAMIN DAVID.  (1909-1986).  American Jazz musician,  bandleader, and renowned clarinet virtuoso;  known as the “King of Swing”.   A 4 page, folio [8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches] printed play-bill/brochure for: “Einziges Jazz-Konzert / BENNY GOODMAN / AND HIS ORCHESTRA”, that was held on May 10, 1950, at the “Kongresshaus” in [Zurich, Switzerland].

$450.00
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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. 

$2400.00
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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. 

$650.00
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ORIGINAL DRAWING OF G.K.  CHESTERTON,  BY LONDON CARICATURIST, L.J. BINNS, BOLDLY SIGNED BY THEM BOTH

CHESTERTON, G.[ilbert] K.[ieth] (1874-1936). English writer and author; one of the dominating figures of the London literary scene in the early 20th century. Original octavo caricature of Chesterton, drawn on heavy artists board, and boldly Signed, “G.K. Chesterton” under his image. 

$1800.00
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SIR HENRY ROWLEY BISHOP PENS THE MUSIC TO ACCOMPANY THE SCOTTISH POET, JOANNA BAILLIE’S: ‘THE CHOUGH AND CROW TO ROOST ARE GONE’

BISHOP, SIR HENRY ROWLEY.  (1786-1855).  English conductor and composer.  Rarely seen, Autograph Musical Quotation Signed, “Henry R. Bishop: Knt. Prof. Mus. Lon”.  One page, octavo.  London, March 21, 1854.  Bishop has penned 5 bars of music plus the lyrics from Scottish poet Joanna Baillie’s :  THE CHOUGH AND CROW TO ROOST ARE GONE

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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.

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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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