VERDI QUESTIONS THE INEXPLICABLE ARRIVAL OF “55 BOTTLES OF ROMINO!” AT THE OUTRAGEOUS PRICE OF 1.85 LIRA!
VERDI, GIUSEPPE. (1813-1901). Italian composer; his masterworks include: Rigoletto (1851), Il Trovatore (1853), La Traviata (1853), Don Carlos (1867), and Aïda (1871). Attractive Autograph Letter Signed “G. Verdi”. One page, octavo. [Bugereto?], Italy June 13, 1894. Very fine condition.
SAMUEL CLEMENS WRITES A CHECK FOR $750 TO HELP BUY A PIPE ORGAN FOR THE PARK CHURCH IN ELMIRA, N.Y. — A PLACE THAT WAS TO BE CENTRAL TO HIS SPIRITUAL LIFE
CLEMENS, SAMUEL L. [MARK TWAIN]. (1835-1910.) American humorist, lecturer and writer. Partly-Printed Check Signed, “S.L. Clemens”. One page, oblong octavo. New York, January 31, 1907. Fine condition. Drawn on Knickerbocker Trust Company and made out to ‘The Hope-Jones Organ Co.’ in the amount of “seven hundred fifty” dollars.
‘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].
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.
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.
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.
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.