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Auction Description for IAA: Autographs
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(1005 Lots)

by International Autograph Auctions

1,005 lots | 939 with images

December 15, 2007

Radisson Edwardian Hotel

140 Bath Road

Heathrow, UB3 5AW United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)115 845 1010

Fax: +44 (0)115 845 1009


Autographs: CLASSICAL MUSIC, A good small 4to

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Description: Autographs: CLASSICAL MUSIC, A good small 4to autograph album containing around 40 signatures by various composers, musicians and singers etc., including Edward Elgar (small A.M.Q.S. from King Olaf, dated Sheffield, 1899 in his hand), Pablo de Sarasate, Joseph Joachim (A.M.Q.S. of three bars, dated Sheffield, 23rd February 1899 in his hand), Luigi Risegari, Bertha Salter, August Manns (A.Q.S. in German, in remembrance of the Musical Festival at Sheffield, 1899), Marie Brema, George Thorne (A.Q.S. from Yeoman of the Guard), C. Hubert Parry, Ella Russell, Agnes Nicholls, Clara Butt, Charles Saunders (A.M.Q.S. from Elgar's Geronitus, 1903), Edna Thornton, Adolph Brodsky, Simon Speelman, Harry Plunket Greene, Ada Crossley, Carl Fuchs (A.M.Q.S.), Henry J. Wood, Johann Kruse etc. Most pages are multiple signed. VG

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Description: Autographs: WOOD HENRY J., (1869-1944) English Conductor, associated with the Promenade Concerts. A.L.S., Henry J. Wood, three pages, 8vo, Cardiff, 21st April 1934, to Miss. Griffiths, on the printed stationery of the Angel Hotel. Wood states that he tried to see his correspondent before his Wagner concert in Sheffield and explains that he had wanted to talk to her about the Strings for next seasons Concerts, continuing 'I am naturally very dissatisfied with the past seasons Orchestral work & we must make drastic changes. Will you very kindly help me in selecting the players. No one need know but ourselves & I will solemnly promise not to mention your name. I am coming down to Sheffield once more before I go to America....would you....prepare a list of string players you know & have played with, living in Sheffield & living within 50 or 100 miles of Sheffield, that in your opinion are the best available. I am asking for 14 1st, 12 2nd, 8 Violas, 8 Cellos & 6 Basses (less are useless in such a big Hall, with such a big chorus). You see I can single out the good players at a Band rehearsal, but it is then too late, & I cannot get their names, on the other hand, you cannot trust a local professional because they will put in their "pals".'Together with a signed and inscribed 9 x 12 photograph by Wood, the printed image showing him in a head and shoulders pose. Signed to the lower photographer's mount and inscribed to Miss. Griffiths and dated May 1934. Also included are six signed cabinet photographs etc. by various musicians comprising Henry Coward, Simon Speelman, Willy Hess, Alex Guilmant, Norman Salmond and John Dunn (two are signed to the verso). Some light overall age wear, some staining to the signed photograph of Wood and a few other minor faults. FR to about G, 8

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Autographs: HISTORICAL, A folio leather bound

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Description: Autographs: HISTORICAL, A folio leather bound album with metal clasps, previously belonging to M. L. M. Russell of Whitnash Rectory, Leamington, containing over 130 signed clipped pieces, a few A.Ls.S., free front envelope panels etc., each laid down to pages and annotated in pencil beneath, including Erasmus Darwin, Edward Benson (as Archbishop of Canterbury), Randall Davidson, Frederick Temple, Duke of Norfolk, W. B. Richmond, Briton Riviere, W. H. Hendal, Frank Benson, Edward Compton, Arthur Peel, Ben Greet and many other religious leaders, nobility, politicians etc. G

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Autographs: CHURCHILL CLEMENTINE S., (1885-1977)

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Description: Autographs: CHURCHILL CLEMENTINE S., (1885-1977) Wife of Sir Winston S. Churchill. T.L.S., Clementine S. Churchill, one page, 4to, Whitehall, 20th December 1944, to Messrs. Henry Toothill & Son, on the printed stationery of 10 Downing Street. Churchill states that she has received £640.10.11 which was collected in Sheffield on the Flag Day for her Red Cross 'Aid to Russia' Fund and asks for her warm thanks to be conveyed to all who contributed to the generous gift. Accompanied by the original envelope (large area of paper loss). About VG

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Autographs: MORE KENNETH, (1914-1982) British

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Description: Autographs: MORE KENNETH, (1914-1982) British Actor. Signed and inscribed 7 x 9 photograph of More in a head and shoulders pose wearing a grey suit and striped tie. The actor smiles gently as he glances away from the camera. Signed in blue ink to a light area of the background. Together with a printed 8vo menu for a luncheon to inaugurate the presentation of Victoria the Great at the Midland Hotel, Manchester, 21st September 1937, signed and inscribed to the verso by Anna Neagle, Herbert Wilcox, Sybil Thorndike, Marie Burke and one other. G to VG, 2

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