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BARBIROLLI, Sir John (1899-1970). Conductor.
Programme for a concert given by the Brighton Philharmonic Society, 27 May 1945, signed on the front (rather soiled and worn in the folds). A simple four-page programme for a Hallé concert of Rossini, Debussy, Richard Strauss and Tchaikovsky.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 21956]

BAUMGARTNER, Rudolf (1917-2002). Swiss conductor and violinist.
Autograph Letter Signed on both sides of a postcard to a colleague, Kufstein, Tyrol, 31 August 1934. With a full transcript and translation. Promising the second instalment of an article, expressing the hope that his fee will be duly credited against his membership subscription, and asking for four or five free copies.
£85 / $109 / €98 [No: 23129]

BOOTH, Sarah (1793?-1867). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (inlet into an album leaf), 1 page 8vo, no place, 1829. Sending her reply to Mr ?Davidge and offering to call to make arrangements with her correspondent.
£75 / $96 / €87 [No: 25586]
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CALCRAFT, John Actor, playwright, author and theatre director.
Autograph Letter Signed to W. Bennett, 1¼ pages 4to with integral address-leaf and remains of black wax seal, Theatre Royal, Dublin, 9 November 1842. Cataloguing and lamenting the vicissitudes of finding a leading lady for his theatre.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 25587]

CAMPBELL, Mrs Patrick (1865-1940). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Beatrice Stella Cornwallis-West') to Mr Wedgewood, 2 pages 8vo on black-edged paper, 43 Savoy Court, 21 April 1918. Returning something ('I believe this is yours'), asking for news of his nephew and adding, apropos someone doubtless illegible 'Someone speaking on the phone seems attached to her'.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 25342]

CARUSO, Enrico (1873-1921). Italian tenor.
Postcard-sized photograph (reproduction) showing Caruso at half length, inscribed and signed with a message of greetings to the recipient's wife and Caruso's address in Florence. Soiled overall with some creasing, addressed in Caruso's hand on the reverse to Alberto Raimo in London and forwarded in another hand to Germany.
£175 / $225 / €203 [No: 25701]

CHARPENTIER, Gustave (1860-1956). French composer.
Signature and message of greetings ('Meilleurs voeux et souvenirs') on the reverse of a picture postcard advertising his opera 'Louise', January 1932.
£65 / $83 / €75 [No: 21989]

COQUELIN, Cadet (1841-1909). French actor, known as Coquelin aîné [the elder].
Autograph Letter Signed in French to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (oblong), Walsingham House, Piccadilly, 'Vendredi 30 Juin' no year. Proposing to receive his correspondent the next day at 5 o'clock in the afternoon.
£65 / $83 / €75 [No: 22262]

COSTA, Sir Michael Andrew Angus (1808-1884). Conductor & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Peyton (possibly Richard Peyton, administrator of the Birmingham Triennial Music Festival), 1 page 8vo, 59 Eccleston Square, 4 September 1874. Regretting that a meeting during the coming year is unlikely due to pressures on his time.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 25725]

COWARD, Sir Noël (1899-1973). Actor, playwright, composer, lyricist, painter, & author.
Postcard-sized photograph (head and shoulders in naval uniform), signed clearly in ink and dated 1943. The photograph is also inscribed by Coward 'In Which we Serve', i.e. the 1942 film from which the still shot is taken.
£225 / $290 / €261 [No: 25299]

CUSHING, Charlotte Saunders (1816-1876). American stage actress.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to Mrs Phipson and 'Cara Donna Mia', 6 pages 12mo, one from 'Dr Wilson's, Great Malvern', dated 6 August 1847, the other undated. Chatty letters giving news of her health and her travels, arranging to have her dog cared for, and requesting the source of the 'beautiful ornaments such as I saw on your dining room table' for a birthday gift.
£150 / $193 / €174 [No: 25563]
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DUSE, Eleanora (1859-1924). Italian actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to Signora Maddalena, 3½ pages 4to with envelope, Hotel Bristol, Vienna, no date. Sending ecstatic thanks for her kindness, and asking her to interpret in an interview with Director of the Vienna Burgtheater.
£150 / $193 / €174 [No: 25028]
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ELVEY, Sir George Job (1816-1893). Organist and composer.
Series of seven Autograph Letters Signed to John Gough Nichols (1806-1873, printer), 23 pages 8vo, with one to Lucy [Nichols] from ?Mrs Elvey and two further letters.
£225 / $290 / €261 [No: 23346]
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FECHTER, Charles Albert (1824-1879). Actor and dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Dear friend'), 1 page 8vo, 18 Marlborough Place, St John's Wood, no date. Deferring an engagement ('Don't come tomorrow ... and be kind enough to tell Miss Monthill that I have to read, write and sign, all sorts of law papers of most important business ...').
£65 / $83 / €75 [No: 21124]

FECHTER, Charles Albert (1824-1879). Actor and dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to Renand, 1 page 8vo, 18 Marlborough Place, no date. Introducing his old friend Mr Mathieu-Plessy, who was hoping for help with selling his products, and adding that he had no personal news.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 22539]

FOLDES, Andor (1913-1992). Pianist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Dr Ernest Roth at Boosey and Hawkes in London, on an air letter form, New York, 23 December 1948. Looking forward to another pleasurable meeting when he returns to London and giving details of his forthcoming tour when he will play Bartok, Beethoven and Mozart.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 21853]
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GERMAN, Sir Edward (1862-1936). Composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Rosenfred, 1 page 8vo, 5 Hall Road, St John's Wood, 12 April 1905. Declining to sign a photograph whose publication had not been authorised.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 7777]

GIGLI, Beniamino (1890-1957). Operatic tenor.
Postcard-sized photograph of Gigli (full length on a boat holding aloft his sailor's cap), signed vertically in ink, 1951.
£110 / $141 / €127 [No: 21095]

GOUNOD, Charles François (1818-1893). French composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mon cher Coulon', 1 page 8vo with integral blank leaf, 1 January 1889. Mentioning Jeanne d'Arc, perhaps the mass he composed in honour of her memory, and complaining of toothache, fatigue and bad nights.
£250 / $322 / €290 [No: 25058]

GROSSMITH, George (1847-1912). Entertainer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Maurice, 1 page 8vo, 28 Dorset Square (on paper of the Queen's Hotel, Birmingham), 14 February 1896. Telling her that he must return home after the recital, but inviting her to call round at the end '& let me say "how do you do?"'.
£85 / $109 / €98 [No: 25056]
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HENSCHEL, Sir George (1850-1934). Musician.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Mary] Carmichael, 1 page 8vo, no place, 23 March 1895. Sending his terms (no longer present), and, if agreeable, arranging to 'make room for your friends'.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 22332]
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IRVING, Sir Henry (1838-1905). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed (entirely in Irving's hand), to Mrs Riggs, 2 pages 8vo on separate leaves (hinged to an album leaf), Hotel Bristol, New York, 9 November 1901. Written during the American tour with Ellen Terry, thanking her for a book, etc.
£120 / $154 / €139 [No: 25915]

ITURBI, José (1895-1980). Pianist, conductor & composer.
Signature above the biographical notes about him in a programme of the Concert Club Courtauld-Sargent Concerts with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Held on Monday & Tuesday, 12 & 13 October [1936]; with a ticket stub for the performance.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 6507]
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KEAN, Charles John (1811-1868). Actor and theatre manager.
Three Autograph Letters Signed, two to an unnamed correspondent, one to Mrs ?Lowden, in all 5 pages 8vo, 3 Torrington Square and Brighton, 19 November 1843, 30 January 1853 and no date. One to the editor of Age newspaper, thanking him for a favourable article and asking for a dozen copies, another declining a play as too dangerous, and a third tracing a previous letter containing an enclosure for Egg.
£150 / $193 / €174 [No: 25581]

KEAN, Charles John (1811-1868). Actor and theatre manager.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to Mr (?Mrs) Shaw, 1 page 8vo (a little worn and with old fold marks), 'Wednesday night', no date. 'Thank you. It will do admirably. Just the thing.'
£85 / $109 / €98 [No: 24767]

KEAN, Ellen (1805-1880). Actress.
Three Autograph Letters Signed to Mrs ?Lowden, an unnamed woman and Miss Desborough, in all 5 pages 8vo, two on black-edged paper, 31 July 1868 and no date (one watermarked 1849). Two of them declining invitations on the grounds that they do not 'enter society' on days that they act and 'We shall be putting on character dresses whether we fancy them or not', and offering some trinkets.
£135 / $174 / €156 [No: 25580]

KEAN, Ellen (1805-1880). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent ('Sir'), 1 page 8vo, no place, 28 July [watermark 1858]. Sending her thanks, and those of her husband Charles Kean, for a gift of salmon.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 2597]

KEMBLE, Fanny (1809-1893). Actress and author.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Brookfield, 2 pages 4to (tattered and torn), Park Hotel, 'Thursday 16th', n.y Declining an invitation on behalf of Harry and herself, due to the pressure of work commitments.
£85 / $109 / €98 [No: 21186]

KEMBLE, Fanny (1809-1893). Actress and author.
Incomplete Autograph Letter Signed to Mr ?Douce, 2 pages 8vo (some traces of mounting on the reverse), no place, no date. Reminding him of her offer to take Blanche and Valentia shopping, and asking if they would like to go to the opera the following Tuesday.
£65 / $83 / €75 [No: 21185]

KODALY, Zoltán (1882-1967). Hungarian composer.
Signature in ink ('Kodály') on the title page of the programme for a Promenade Concert on 28 August 1948, slight rusting of the staples, otherwise fine. Kodály was to conduct his Suite Háry János as the last item in the first half of the concert; the remainder was conducted by Stanford Robinson. Alan Loveday played Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto.
£225 / $290 / €261 [No: 25829]

KUBELIK, Jan (1880-1940). Violinist.
Postcard-sized photograph, almost full-length, holding his violin and bow, signed in ink on the image, no date.
£75 / $96 / €87 [No: 24461]
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LIND, Jenny (1820-1887). Swedish soprano.
Attractive Autograph Music Quotation Signed of four bars headed 'Swedish Polska' and 'In kind Remembrance', dated July 1863, 80 x 90 mm. (3¼ x 3½ inches) on decorative paper. If 'Swedish Polska' is indeed the correct reading it is rather a contradiction in terms.
£350 / $451 / €406 [No: 22926]

LIND, Jenny (1820-1887). Swedish soprano.
Autograph Letter (third person) as Mme Goldschmidt to an unnamed photographer, 1 page 8vo (creased with former mounting evident on the reverse), Brighton, 13 November no year. Enclosing a cheque for the 36 photographs safely received.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 21920]

LINDO, Olga (1898-1968). Actress.
Two Autograph Letters Signed to Mrs John Drinkwater ('Daisy'), in all 5 pages 8vo and a signed card, Chichester Court, 5 Crawford Street, all undated. Commiserating with Daisy's ill health, arranging to meet for tea, and thanking her for a party. The card presumably accompanied flowers ('I do hope you are feeling better')
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 21734]
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MACREADY, William Charles (1793-1873). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Baron Goldsmid, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper, Sherborne, Dorset, 9 June 1853. Urging the Baron's support for a 'particularly deserving' boy.
£120 / $154 / €139 [No: 22712]

MACREADY, William Charles (1793-1873). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to (William) Torrens McCullagh (1813-1894, Irish politician and author), 2 pages 12mo on black-edged paper, Sherborne House, Dorchester, 13 August 1856. Thanking him for a manuscripts and for his biography of 'our excellent friend'.
£85 / $109 / €98 [No: 25706]

MARCHESI, Blanche (1863-1840). French-English singer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dearest Maud', 2 pages 8vo (oblong, somewhat soiled), 16 Greville Place, 'Wednesday' no date. Thanking her for a tray.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 22816]

MARTIN, Helen Faucit (1814-1898). Actress.
Two Autograph Letters Signed, to Miss Cole and Lady Cole, 6 pages 8vo, Onslow Square, 23 March and 21 December no year. Apologising to Miss Cole for the delay in thanking her for a 'pretty note about the Lady Beatrice', and declining an invitation from Lady Cole because of another engagement.
£65 / $83 / €75 [No: 26588]

MARTIN, Helen Faucit (1814-1898). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mrs Beale, 3½ pages 8vo, 31 Onslow Square, 18 May no year. Crying off a visit as they are to go to either Paris or Wales, and complaining repeatedly and dramatically about the cold winds.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 25675]

MASSE, Victor (1822-1884). French composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Mon cher Denis', 1 page 8vo on blind-stamped monogrammed paper, with blank leaf, 27 April no year. A hasty note asking for a box for the same evening.
£85 / $109 / €98 [No: 25452]

MASSENET, Jules (1842-1912). Composer.
Large music manuscript, a page of the full score of his opera Bacchus on 22 staves with a pasted-on strip. The manuscript measures 400 x 400mm (16 x 16 inches) at its widest point.
£500 / $645 / €580 [No: 22251]

MATHEWS, Charles James (1803-1878). Comedian and dramatist.
Autograph Letter Signed to Messrs Syms of Furnival's Inn, 1½ pages 8vo, Edinburgh, 19 June 1863. Investigating a bogus claim made in his name against the South Western Company.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 2868]

MELBA, Dame Nellie (1861-1931). Soprano.
Autograph Letter Signed to Lady Sheffield, 1½ pages 4to, Balmacaan, Drumnadrochit, Inverness, no date. A thank-you letter for the loan of a handkerchief ('so badly needed'), wishing Lady Sheffield pleasure in 'the bridge a deux', and enthusing about the advantages of Scotland.
£125 / $161 / €145 [No: 25151]
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NOVELLO, (Joseph) Alfred (1810-1896). Music publisher.
Autograph Letter Signed to T[homas] Alsager (1779-1846, financial journalist and businessman), 1 page 4to with integral address-leaf and red wax seal (somewhat worn), on writing-paper of the London Sacred Music Warehouse, 12 June 1845. Thanking Alsager for tickets for a performance of Beethoven Quartets.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 23779]

NOVELLO, Clara (1818-1908). Soprano.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Gentlemen'), 1 page 8vo, 9 Porchester Terrace, Bayswater, 2 July 1858. Accepting the invitation to appear at the Leeds Festival.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 23781]
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ORGER, Mrs Mary Ann (1788-1849). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent (the manager of the Haymarket Theatre), 2 pages 4to (part of the conjoint, blank page missing), Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 27 May 1817. Offering her services for the following season.
£65 / $83 / €75 [No: 24021]
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PADEREWSKI, Ignace (1860-1941). Polish pianist & statesman.
Autograph Music Quotation Signed ('with every good wish I J Paderewski'), on a 4to page excised from an album, 20 November 1902. Three bars from the second act of his opera Manru.
£285 / $367 / €330 [No: 26110]

PADEREWSKI, Ignace Jan (1860-1941). Polish pianist & statesman.
Signature ('I J Paderewski'), and sentiment ('in kind remembrance of'), on an 4to leaf, Torquay, 21 March 1899. Lower down on the page is a similar signature from Otto Neitzel (1852-1920, German composer, pianist and writer on music), also from Torquay, 28 October 1899.
£150 / $193 / €174 [No: 26084]

PARK, John (1804-1865). Divine, poet and composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to William Tullock at St Mary's College, 1 page 8vo (evidence of former mounting), 4 Hope Street, 29 December 1862. Sending a box of cigars, noting that 'I know you are a smoker - from necessity too, & not of choice'.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 24366]

PARKER, Louis Napoloen (1852-1944). Musician, playwright, and inventor of pageants.
Autograph Letter Signed to Robert Barr, 3 pages folio, Pageant House, Bury St Edmunds, 25 June 1907. A lengthy diatribe refuting Barr's less-than-flattering observations about the Bury St Edmunds pageant, insisting that it involved no professionals and no profit was made.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 26352]

PARRATT, Sir Walter (1841-1924). Organist & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Barnett, 4 pages 8vo, Stourport, 30 July no year. A critique of a piece of music ('a nice unaffected little piece, much pleasanter to play than half the frantic operatic arrangements so much in vogue now'), and reporting that they had dined with the Stanley Baldwin's.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 24401]

PARRATT, Sir Walter (1841-1924). Organist & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Reynor on one side of a correspondence card, The Cloisters, Windsor Castle, 13 February 1913. Congratulating Reynor on his part-song, thanking him for the dedication, and offering to try to 'get it done',
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 25986]

PAUER, Ernst (1826-1905). Austrian pianist and composer.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Mrs Darrock, 3 pages 8vo, 3 Cranley Place, Onslow Square, 8 March 1862. Offering her three tickets to his 'last historical Concert' and asking that she collect him after the concert to discuss lesson terms ('much better arranged verbally than by writing').
£48 / $61 / €55 [No: 24450]

PEMBERTON, Charles Reece (1790-1840). Actor & public lecturer.
Autograph Letter Signed (without salutation) to Pearson, 3 pages 4to, 'At Mr Robinson's', 5 August 1826. A lengthy attempt to secure Pearson's patronage, utilising both pathos and braggadocio.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 26356]

PETRASSI, Goffredo (1904-2003). Italian composer, conductor & teacher.
Autograph Letter Signed to [Hans] Roest in French, 1 page 4to, Rome, 5 August 1974. Thanking Roest for birthday wishes and for appreciation of his work that had been played by the BBC.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 24572]

PHELPS, Samuel (1804-1878). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 8vo, 8 Canonbury Square, 15 June no year (note from the recipient at the top). Asking £120 for twelve nights' appearance and complaining of the heat ('if you are doing steady business under it the Dublin people must be devils for the play').
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 24581]

PIETTE, Henri & REDING, Janice Piano duo.
Autograph Letter Signed (by both) in French to Monsieur Roth, the text in the hand of Janice Reding, 1 page 4to on air paper (somewhat creased, some ragged edges) Gresous, Switzerland, 13 December no year (received stamp 17 December 1947). Discussing a proposed concert of works by Bela Bartok.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 24641]

PLAYFAIR, Sir Nigel Ross (1874-1934). Actor & theatre manager.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo on black-edged paper(some fading), Garrick Club, 22 October no year. Affirming that he played parts both in The Tempest and The Two Gentlemen of Verona.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 24735]

POULENC, Francis (1899-1963). French composer.
Photograph, 235 x 175 mm. (c. 9½ x 7 inches) overall, signed and inscribed in blue ink at the foot to Lily May Caldwell. In generally good condition, no date. The black-and-white glossy photograph shows Poulenc with the baritone Pierre Bernac (1899-1979) for whom Poulenc wrote most of his songs. The two are examining a musical score.
£375 / $483 / €435 [No: 26611]

PRATT, Samuel Jackson (1749-1814). Writer & actor; pseudonym Courtney Melmoth.
Autograph Letter Signed [to Sir Martin Archer Shee, 1769-1850, portrait painter and writer], 2 pages 8vo (slightly ragged at the bottom), no place, no date. Praising his Elements ('I should be happy to receive your work ... well satisfied it will prove an agreeable companion in a poste chaise; and what is far better, an interesing friend in the Closet').
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 25088]
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RAMBERT, Dame Marie (1888-1982). Ballet dancer & founder of the Rambert Dance Company.
Signed (on the cover) Programme of the Sunday Ballet Club at the Lyric Theatre, 26 November, 1961 (a little worn, one central crease).
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 26516]

RANDEGGER, Alberto (1832-1911). Music teacher & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed woman ('Madame'), 1 page 8vo (lacking the blank leaf), 31 Orchard Street, Portman Square, 28 June 1869. Agreeing to set a poem to music 'for the occasion mentioned in your letter'.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 25727]

RAYNER, Lionel Benjamin (1788-1855). Actor.
Autograph Letter Signed [to the manager of Drury Lane Theatre], 1 page 4to, 1 Crown Street, Westminster, 20 September no year [watermark 1810]. Offering his services for one night only, which will fit his plans for a northern engagement.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 25815]

REINAGLE, Alexander Robert (1799-1877). Organist.
Autograph Letter (third person) to Mrs Livingston, 1 page 4to (small tear, and old repair to the back) no place, no date. Promising to send a song as soon as it reappears from the engraver.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 25966]

RICHARDS, Henry Brinley (1819-1885). Pianist & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Brinley Richards') to [Mary] Carmichael, 3 pages 8vo, 6 Saint Mary Abbot's Terrace, Kensington, 'Wednesday Morning' no date. Praising her work.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 22323]

ROBESON, Paul (1898-1976). American actor and singer.
Postcard-sized photograph (head and shoulders), 5½ x 3½ inches (135 x 86 mm.), a sepia-toned image, clearly signed in ink in the lower right hand corner, undated.
£350 / $451 / €406 [No: 26020]

ROBEY, Sir George Edward (1869-1954). Comedian.
Self caricature in blue and red pen, signed and inscribed. On a postcard, 140 x 85 mm. (5½ x 3¼ inches). Undated.
£75 / $96 / €87 [No: 25245]

ROSSINI, Gioachino (1792-1868). Composer.
Letter Signed (in full 'Gioachino Rossini') to the composer and piano-maker, C[amille] Pleyel, in Paris; 1 page 4to with address-leaf, Florence, 21 May 1852. Complaining about the delay in the delivery of a grand piano.
£1100 / $1419 / €1276 [No: 26314]

RUSSELL, Henry (1812-1900). Vocalist & song-composer.
Autograph Music Quotation Signed, contained in a letter to Alexander Ingram, 1 page 8vo, Renfrewshire Advertiser Office, Paisley, 30 Novemer 1847. The first two bars of Woodman spare that tree! with words.
£65 / $83 / €75 [No: 23194]

RUSSELL, Henry (1812-1900). Vocalist & song-composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Master Edwin Davis', 4 pages 8vo (bit missing from the top of the first page, not affecting the text), 18 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, 18 September 1856. Praising young Davis's letter (not only ably dictated, but it is admirably written'), making it well deserving of Russell's 'little present'.
£65 / $83 / €75 [No: 23195]
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SALAMAN, Charles Kensington (1814-1901). Composer.
Autograph Music Quotation Signed, three staves cut out and laid down on a small card (some foxing), dated 27 December 1883 and then again on the card 1884. The music sets Shakespeare's sonnet 44 (If the dull substance of my flesh were Thought), and appears to have been sent as a new year's greeting.
£50 / $64 / €58 [No: 25989]

SANTLEY, Sir Charles (1834-1922). Singer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Cowen on two sides of a correspondence card (slight traces of former mounting at the top), 5 Upper Hamilton Terrace, 1 October 1886. Explaining that he sings at the Carmelites only once or twice a year during the 40 hour exposition in Lent, but on Sundays he appears at the Passionist Church in Highgate.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 25985]

SANTLEY, Sir Charles (1834-1922). Singer.
Brief Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Harry', 1 page 8vo (oblong) in his characteristic green ink, 67 Carlton Hill, 23 January 1911. An invitation to dine the following Thursday ('house coat etc, nightshirt if you prefer it or pajjamas [sic]')
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 26239]

SARAM, Rohan de (b. 1939). Cellist.
Signature on the title page of an 8vo programme of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, 18 November 1967.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 25048]

SARGENT, Sir Malcolm (1895-1967). Orchestral conductor
Interesting Typewritten Letter Signed to Professor Walter Dilling with autograph note at the foot, 2 pages 4to, 9 Albert Hall Mansions, 23 March 1949, with Dilling's reply. Discussing the resignation of [Hugo] Rignold, Sargent's successor as conductor at the Liverpool Philharmonic, and regretting that his own suggested policy for the future of the orchestra had not been reported.
£75 / $96 / €87 [No: 26240]

SCHUMANN, Elisabeth (1885-1952). Soprano.
Autograph Letter Signed in English to the musicologist [Trevor] Harvey, 2 pages 8vo, 5 Thurloe Square, 30 June 1938. Apologising for not being able to see him during her visit, and suggesting that it might be possible when she returns in August.
£85 / $109 / €98 [No: 26270]

SCHUMANN, Elisabeth (1885-1952). Soprano.
Typewritten Letter Signed in German to the musicologist Trevor Harvey ('Sehr geehrter Herr Hawey' [sic]). ½-page 4to, Vienna, 27 October 1937. Thanking him for his friendly notice of her concert, and telling him that she would be in London at the Hyde Park Hotel on 13 November.
£75 / $96 / €87 [No: 26271]

SCHWARZ, Rudolf (1905-1994). Conductor.
Typewritten Letter Signed in English to the musicologist and conductor Trevor Harvey, 1 page 4to, Sävedalen, Sweden, 5 January 1949. Congratulating him on the excellence of his broadcast performance.
£85 / $109 / €98 [No: 26272]

SCHWARZ, Rudolf (1905-1994). Conductor.
Autograph Letter Signed to Mr Thompson, 1 page small 4to, no place, no date. Thanking him for his congratulations and for a catalogue, and promising to look at scores when he was next in Bournemouth.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 26278]

SLOPER, Edward High Lindsay (1826-1887). Pianist, music teacher & composer.
Autograph Letter Signed [to Ignaz Moscheles, 1794-1870, pianist & composer], 3 pages 8vo on black-edged paper, 9 Bentinck Street, Manchester Square, 10 March 1846. Declaring that he had nothing to do with the erroneous report in that morning's Post citing him as the successor to Moscheles, who is to go to Leipzig.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 26566]

SMYTH, Dame Ethel Mary (1858-1944). Composer, writer and suffragist.
Autograph Letter Signed to 'Dear Mr Kelly' (possibly Gerald Festus Kelly, later Sir Gerald, 1879-1972), 1½ pages 8vo (a little soiled), Coign, Hook Heath, 9 July no year. Thanking him for a work of [Robert] Bridges, and discussing setting poems to music.
£150 / $193 / €174 [No: 25351]

STAMPA, George L. (1875-1951). Cartoonist.
Amusing series of 7 Autograph Letters Signed, 5 of them illustrated, 5 to Newall and 2 to Mrs Newall, 10 Hodford Road, Child's Hill and Shaftesbury House, Cheadle Hulme, 10 September 1920 to 19 June 1923, where dated. Negotiating with Newall for the purchase of cartoons, the prices rising from 5 to 10 guineas, and tactfully declining to use any of Newall's ideas.
£325 / $419 / €377 [No: 24080]

STRAUSS, Richard (1864-1949). German conductor and composer.
Fine postcard-sized photograph signed in the white space at the foot, in heavy indelible pencil. The composer is seated, hands crossed on his knee.
£425 / $548 / €493 [No: 7913]

SULLIVAN, Sir Arthur (1842-1900). Composer.
Letter Signed to the editor of the Pall Mall Gazette [William T. Stead], 1 page 8vo with integral blank leaf, 1 Queen's Mansions, 12 January 1884. Marked 'Private' at the head, thanking Stead for his 'great kindness & consideration' during his illness.
£350 / $451 / €406 [No: 26330]

SULLIVAN, Sir Arthur (1842-1900). Composer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Agnew, 2 pages 8vo (integral blank removed), Albert Mansions, 'Thursday', no date. Apologising for not offering her a lesson the previous week due to working all night, and offering her a lesson the following day.
£350 / $451 / €406 [No: 26406]

SZIGETI, Joseph (1892-1973). Violinist.
Good quality reproduction photograph (half-length with violin), signed and inscribed in ink and dated 1952.
£185 / $238 / €214 [No: 23258]
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TAMBERLINCK, Enrico (1820-1880). Italian tenor.
Autograph Letter Signed in French to an unnamed correspondent, 2 pages 16mo on pink paper, 'Vendredi', no date. Explaining that it would be impossible for him to keep an appointment on Sunday, and asking him to return the album by his servant.
£120 / $154 / €139 [No: 22536]

TERRY, Dame (Alice) Ellen (1847-1928). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Nell') to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo, 22 Barkston Gardens, Earls Court, 'Friday', no date.
£120 / $154 / €139 [No: 25262]

TERRY, Dame (Alice) Ellen (1847-1928). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to an unnamed correspondent, 1 page 8vo (a little creased, traces of mounting, one small corner missing), Lyceum Theatre, 30 October 1885. Acknowledging a letter of sympathy passed on by the actor-manager Henry Irving, and referring to difficulties with neuralgia which are impeding a busy work period.
£110 / $141 / €127 [No: 26527]

TERRY, Marion (1856-1930). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss [Nona] Stewart, 2½ pages 8vo, 32 Buckingham Palace Mansions, 23 June 1900. Reporting wistfully that she had bought neither the paste pendant nor a buckle she had admired, as 'Times are bad just now & I could not indulge in luxuries'.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 22263]

TETRAZZINI, Luisa (1871-1940). Operatic soprano.
Postcard depicting in colour a cottage at Barmouth, signed in ink and dated at London 10 December 1907.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 24464]

TOSCANINI, Arturo (1864-1957). Italian conductor.
Signed Photograph, 19 x 12 cms. (7½ x 4½ inches), signed in red ink the white space at the foot. Showing Toscanini in a pensive mood, holding his baton to his lips.
£350 / $451 / €406 [No: 25579]

TREBELLI, Zelia (1838-1892). French singer.
Autograph Letter Signed to Miss Hawkins, 2½ pages 8vo, Victoria Street, 'Friday' no date. Arranging to call.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 22321]

TURNER, Dame Eva (1892-1990). Opera singer
Typewritten Letter Signed on a correspondence card to Neil Tierney, 2 sides, 26 Palace Court, 28 May 1971. Recalling a meeting with Tierney, sending him a photograph, and conveying best wishes to Marjorie Hill.
£45 / $58 / €52 [No: 20063]
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VANBRUGH, Irene (1872-1949). Actress.
Autograph Letter Signed to Davis, 1½ pages 4to (oblong), 14 Hanover Square, 13 April no year. Expressing sadness at the passing of Mrs Walter Abrahams, a stalwart of the Theatrical Ladies Guild.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 25997]

VEZIN, Hermann (1829-1910). Actor.
Postcard-sized photograph Signed, a head and shoulders view in profile of the white-haired actor.
£55 / $70 / €63 [No: 6012]

VIARDOT, [Michelle] Pauline (1821-1910). Mezzo-soprano.
Autograph Letter Signed ('Pauline Viardot') to Mr Billing, 1 page 8vo, 'Sunday', no date. Asking for two tickets for the zoological gardens ('I do not know any nicer place for a Sunday').
£175 / $225 / €203 [No: 22534]

VIARDOT, [Michelle] Pauline (1821-1910). Mezzo-soprano.
Black-edged calling card, with printed name and an autograph message starting on the front and concluding with signature on the reverse, 11 November no year. A note of thanks to Madame Hellmann, with the suggestion that Saturday at 3:00 might be convenient. Traces of former mounting hinges at the top.
£125 / $161 / €145 [No: 25686]
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