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Candide (Original script for the 1974 musical)

by Bernstein, Leonard (music); Richard Wilbur (lyrics); Hugh Wheeler (book); Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche (additional lyrics); Harold Prince (director); Lewis J. Stadlen, Mark Baker, Maureen Brennan (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1974
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$675.00

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New York: Chelsea-Candide Company, 1974. Draft script for the 1974 production of the play, noted on the title page as the "Playing Version."). "Candide" premiered at the Broadway Theatre on March 10, 1974, playing for 740 performances, closing on January 4, 1976. Annotation in holograph marker of copy number "#13" on title page and several annotations in holograph pencil… Read more
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$675.00
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Original photo of Django Reinhardt, circa 1940

by Reinhardt, Django (subject)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1940
Item Price
$300.00

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1940. Original photograph of Django Reinhardt, circa 1940. Django Reinhardt publicity photo, re-struck from the original negative in 1997. Michael Ochs Archives sticker and PPCM sticker on verso. Legendary gypsy jazz guitarist and composer, Django Reinhardt was the first, and one of the most significant jazz musicians to emerge from Europe. 8 x 10 inches.. Near Fine,… Read more
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$300.00
image of Original photograph of Sergio Leone, Ennio Morricone, and Henri Verneuil, 1972

Original photograph of Sergio Leone, Ennio Morricone, and Henri Verneuil, 1972

by Leone, Sergio; Ennio Morricone, Henri Verneuil (subjects); Vincent Rossell (photographer)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1972
Item Price
$475.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Vintage borderless, oversize photograph of directors Sergio Leone and Henri Verneuil, and composer Ennio Morricone, conversing in what appears to be a screening room. With credit for photographer Vincent Rossell and the year in the holograph marker in the upper left corner of the recto. Rossell was the still photographer for Verneuil's 1973 espionage… Read more
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$475.00
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It's a Howdy Doody World" song manuscript and typed letter signed by composer Edward Kean, circa 1949

by Kean, Edward (composer); Bob Smith (starring)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1949
Item Price
$850.00

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New York: Children's Songs, 1949. Original manuscript and typescript for "The Howdy Doody Show" theme song "It's a Howdy Doody World," created by and belonging to the song's composer Edward Kean, INSCRIBED by Kean in the margin: "From Edward Kean / to / the very special Scott Petersen man!," and further annotated by Kean in holograph ink. The… Read more
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$850.00
image of Original photograph of Igor Stravinsky, 1934

Original photograph of Igor Stravinsky, 1934

by Stravinsky, Igor (subject); Albert Harlingue (photographer)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1934
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$300.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1934. Vintage borderless photograph of composer Igor Stravinsky, 1934. With holograph annotations in pencil and photo agency stamps on the verso. Igor Stravinski and his family moved to Paris from the south of France in 1934, the year they became French citizens. He lived in Paris for five years before moving to the United States.… Read more
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$300.00
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Free and Easy (Original play script for the 1959 musical, copy belonging to producer Stanley Chase)

by Arlen, Harold (composer); Johnny Mercer (lyrics); Quincy Jones, Bill Byers (composers); Stanley Chase (producer); Arna Bontemps, Countee Cullen (playwrights)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1959
Item Price
$2,250.00

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New York: N.p., 1959. Draft script for the 1959 play. Copy belonging to producer Stanley Chase, with his name and address to a sticker on the title page. The script contains the printed lyrics for every musical number, with dialogue and stage direction interspersed. Arlen's original 1946 musical, "St. Louis Woman," with lyrics by Johnny Mercer, was… Read more
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$2,250.00
image of Original photograph of Michel Legrand, circa 1960s

Original photograph of Michel Legrand, circa 1960s

by Legrand, Michel (subject)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1960
Item Price
$325.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1960. Vintage borderless press photograph of composer Michel Legrand, circa early 1960s. The photograph, which shows Legrand exiting a gate with a suitcase in hand, is somewhat prescient, as the first half of the 1960s would see him leap to international renown, both as a popular musician and a composer of the film scores for… Read more
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$325.00
image of Two original photographs of John Cage in Brussels, 1972

Two original photographs of John Cage in Brussels, 1972

by Cage, John (subject); Jean Christiaens (photographer)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1972
Item Price
$450.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1972. Two vintage double weight photographs of composer John Cage, circa 1972. A printed snipe on the verso one of the photographs identifies the location as the offices of Transedition publishers in Brussels, the other two subjects of the photograph as artist and musician Jacques Bekaert and Shirley Jordan, as well as the photographer, Jean Christiaens. A… Read more
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$450.00
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Original Program for a performance of three pieces by the Orchestra of St. Lukes

by [Orchestra of St. Luke's] Glenn Branca, John Cale (composers); David Byrne (composer, performer); New York Voices (performers)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1991
Item Price
$500.00

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New York: Arts at St. Anna's, 1991. Original program for a performance by the Orchestra of St. Luke's, conducted by David Alan Miller, held at The Town Hall in New York City on June 8 and 9, 1981. The performance featured four pieces: "Freeform" and "Shivering Air," composed by Glenn Branca, "Sanctus," composed by John Cale, and "The Forest,"… Read more
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$500.00
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Original photograph of Karlheinz Stockhausen

by Stockhausen, Karlheinz (subject)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1950
Item Price
$375.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1950. Vintage borderless photograph of composer and electronic music pioneer Karlheinz Stockhauser, circa the 1950s. With holograph pencil annotations on the verso. 12 x 8.5 inches. Near Fine.
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$375.00
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Steve Reich and Musicians, November 6, 1983 (Original program)

by Reich, Steve

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1983
Item Price
$300.00

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Rochester, NY: Eastman School of Music, 1983. Original program for a performance by Steve Reich at the Eastman School of Music on November 6, 1983 as part of the Meet the Composer series, featuring performances of "Clapping Music," "Vermont Counterpoint," and "Drumming Part I" by a quintet lead by Reich, and "Tehillim," performed by members of the Rochester Philharmonic… Read more
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$300.00
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Contemporary American Music (Original Program for a 1957 performance by John Cage and others)

by Cage, John (composer); Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff, Earle Brown (composers); John Cage, William Masselos, Grete Sultan, David Tudor (performers)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1957
Item Price
$950.00

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New York: Carl Fischer, 1957. Poster for a 1957 experimental music concert at the Carl Fischer Music Hall in New York City, featuring John Cage, William Masselos, Grete Sultan, and David Tudor performing pieces written for multiple pianos. Featured pieces included: John Cage's "Music for 4 Pianos" and "Winter Music." Morton Feldman's "Extensions #4… Read more
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$950.00
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Four Pianos: Three Evenings of Music by Steve Reich at Park Place Gallery in New York City (Original poster for the 1967 performance)

by Reich, Steve (composer, performer); Max Neuhaus (composer, performer); Philip Corner, Jon Gibson, Arthur Murphy, James Tenney (performers)

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1967
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$750.00

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New York: Park Place Gallery, 1967. Poster advertising an early performance by Steve Reich at Park Place Gallery in New York on March 17, 18, and 19, 1967, also featuring Max Neuhaus performing and "distributing" a new piece called "BI-PRODUCT" (currently listed on Neuhaus' website as "By-Product," in contravenance of the poster). In 1967 Steve Reich wrote… Read more
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$750.00
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Autograph Note from Adele Franz [Longmire] signed to Daniel Selznick, 1969

by Franz [Longmire], Adele (composer); Daniel Selznick (producer);

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1969
Item Price
$75.00

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1969. Autograph note signed from composer Adele Franz to producer Daniel Selznick. The note, executed on Franz's stationery, noting that she is delivering herewith the LP soundtrack recording for an obscure play titled, "Long Time Between Loves," along with a script for same. Included is a photostat of Selznick's detailed response, in which he mentions his favorite songs… Read more
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$75.00
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Memories and Commentaries (First Edition, signed by Stravinsky and Craft)

by Stravinsky, Igor and Robert Craft

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1960
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$850.00

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Garden City: Doubleday, 1960. First Edition. First Edition. SIGNED by Igor Stravinsky and Robert Craft on the page following the half title. The third book collaboration between the two, a series of recollections by Stravinsky in the form of interviews by Craft. A companion volume to Conversations with Igor Stravinsky," published one year earlier. Craft is an… Read more
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$850.00
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Memories and Commentaries (First UK Edition, signed by Stravinsky and Craft)

by Stravinsky, Igor and Robert Craft

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1960
Item Price
$975.00

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London: Faber and Faber, 1960. First UK Edition. INSCRIBED by Stravinsky in the year of publication on the title page: "To Ralph and Mirandi / With love / I. Stravinsky / [illegible] Nov-60." Also inscribed by Craft on the title page: "Love / Miranda and Ralph / Paris / Nov. 26-60." A companion volume to "Conversations with Igor Stravinsky,"… Read more
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$975.00
image of U.S. Highball - Gate 5 Records, Issue No. 6 (First pressing, inscribed to Amos Vogel in 1960)

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Champaign, IL: Gate 5 Records, 1956. First and only pressing. Issue No. 6 in Harry Partch's self-released Gate 5 series, sold by mail order. INSCRIBED by Partch in 1960 to noted film scholar Amos Vogel on the rear flap: "For Amos Vogel / With all best wishes / Harry Partch / Feb 11 '60." A conceptual 10-inch EP,… Read more
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$675.00
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A WKCR benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall, April 1, 1979 (Original Poster)

by Reich, Steve with Philip Glass, John Cale, Leroy Jenkins, and others

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1979
Item Price
$750.00

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New York: Carnegie Hall, 1979. Original poster for a WKCR Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall, featuring Philip Glass, Steve Reich, John Cale, Leroy Jenkins, The Model Citizens, and others. April 1, 1979. Fine condition, on archival linen. In the 1970s and 1980s, Carnegie Hall-as well as forward-looking radio stations such as WKCR and WNYC-hosted a number of… Read more
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$750.00
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114 Songs (First Edition)

by Ives, Charles E.

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1922
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$2,500.00

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Redding, CT: Charles Ives, 1922. First Edition. First Edition. Second issue, in publisher's blue cloth with titles and rule in gilt on the front board and spine, and with pages 37-39 printed, and no dust jacket as issued. Fine condition. A collection of avant-garde short pieces in every imaginable format (marches, violin sonatas, group sing-a-longs, etc.) written… Read more
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$2,500.00
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50 Songs (First Edition)

by Ives, Charles

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Royal Books, Inc.
Published
1922
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
$750.00

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Redding, CT: C.E. Ives, 1922. First Edition. First Edition. A self-published volume of songs by Charles Ives, selected from a volume published earlier the same year, titled "114 Songs." Like "114 Songs," this was printed for distribution among the composer's friends, and judging from the small number of copies in world libraries (OCLC locates 12 libraries with copies, whereas… Read more
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$750.00