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Typewritten and signed postcard to the publisher Révai
Budapest: 1939. In this letter Szerb giving the permission of the rights of his book: Journey by Moonlight to the publisher to sell it in the US. and France. More
Szerb Antal (1901-1945) géppel kitöltött, aláírt két helyütt nem zsidó származását igazoló "Személyi lap"-ja (Antal Szerb's typed, signed "Personal Card" certifying his non-Jewish origin in two places
Budapest: 1939- 1942. A munkaadói részben (piros ceruzával) "Nem igazolta magát. 939 X/14"-bejegyzéssel. 2 lev. Hozzá tartozik: SZERB Antal iratainak másolatai, összesen: 19 db., ebből aláírt 18. 1.: Keresztlevél. 1174/1908 sz. (Bp., 1908. máj. 1. lev.; kiadási dátum nélkül). Szerb Antal szüleinek házassági anyakönyvi kivonata.Bp., szfőv. város. 300. sz. (kiadva..... More
Signed photo of Louis Armstrong.
Prague: With the photographer’s, Vladimír Tůma’s stamp on verso. 1965. Signed in pen by Armstrong at lower right edge. 189 × 132 mm. Signed picture, showing Louis Armstong on the stage, waving goodbye to the audience, his suit jacket in his hand, and his bow tie loose. Taken..... More
[Printed, and Crossed in ink:] Embermesék és tündérmesék. [In Handwriting:] Emberen innen emberen túl. ([Printed, and Crossed in ink:] Man-Tales and Fairy-Tales. [In Handwriting:] Within Man, Beyond Man.)
Budapest: Márkus Samu Nyomdája, 1911. Press proof of an unpublished book. Printed only on rectos. With corrections in ink on several versos and on almost every printed pages. Numerous inset leaves with holograph corrections. Balázs’s name and address in ink on flyleaf by his hand. In original green cloth. 179..... More
Signed Portrait Of Béla Balázs.
[Hungary?]: [1940s]. Original, vintage photographic portrait. Singed by Balázs in blue ink. 48 × 60 mm. Signed photographic portrait of the elder Balázs. Béla Balázs (1884–1949) was a Hungarian-Jewish film critic and aesthete, also a writer and poet. He is known, besides for his film-theoretical writings, as the librettist..... More
Signed card with handwritten text on the back by Bartok
'Many thanks for the congratulations.' in Hungarian on the back. Signature on the front. More
Autograph Musical Quotation of Schumann’s Album für die Jugend, Signed and Inscribed by Béla Bartók.
Budapest: 1904. Handwritten note in ink, signed in Budapest: 26 January 1904. Text reads “Szíves emlékül” (“As a pleasant memory”). Ca. 18.5 × 11.5 mm. A signed, autograph score detail from Schumann’s Album für die Jugend Op. 68 No.12 Knecht Ruprecht by Béla Bartók. Around 1903–1904, Bartók gave numerous..... More
Autograph letter in French to Raina Katzarova Bulgarian folk music researcher (With the original envelope)
Budapest: 1934. 11. 7. Bartok thanks to the recipient's earlier letter. He apologizes for the late reply, but on the one hand he was very busy and on the other hand he wanted to wait for the publication of a study of folk music, a copy of which he would..... More
Signed Receipt on Vellum.
Dated, 1621. Signed by Bertius, as "cosmographe ordinaire”.Written in French. One page, vellum. Scarce signed document by famous cartographer Petrus Bertius (1565–1629). Bertius was a professor of mathematics and librarian at the University of Leiden and in 1618 became "cosmographe ordinaire” to the court of Louis XIII of..... More
Signed letter to Ulric Meringer
Constance: 1509. 01. 25. Payment order sent to Ulric Meringer, master of the Emperor's chamber at Innsbruck; half-page oblong in-4, address on the back, with two paper seals, one of which has his coat of arms; in Latin. Bianca-Maria Sforza was the queen of Germany and Italy, and empress..... More
Simon Bolívar’s Signed letter to José Ángel de Álamo on August 24, 1828.
Bogota: August 24, 1828. 4 pages, handwritten letter in brown ink. Interesting signed letter by Simon Bolívar, El Libertador, in which he announces Álamo, his friend that in three days he will proclaim himself dictator. Written three days prior to the declaration of Bolívar’s dictatorship, and the..... More
[Epistle of Rabbi Samuel]; [Epistola Samuelis]; [Title from incipit:] Hic Incipit Prohemium Unius Libelli Translati De Arabico In Latinum De Inductione Ad Fidem Catholicam Iudeorum A Quodam iudeo Confecto.
Around the first half of the fifteen century. Manuscript in Latin. Large margins. Paper with unidentified watermark. Text in black ink, headings, initials and rubrications in red. With a note by later hand on title page, about Alfonsus: “Parisis per manum fratris Alfonciis”. In modern half vellum binding. 20 leaves..... More
Register of deceased of the French Army in Saint-Domingue.
1 page document. Ca. 1802–1803. Written both sides. Signed by Boyer. With the stamp of “État Major Général de l’Armee de St. Domingue”. List of the the deceased officers of the French Army during the Saint-Domingue expedition. Signed by the Brigadier General, the Chief of Stuff Pierre François Joseph Boyer..... More
Johannes Brahms’ Holograph Letter to Fritz Simrock.
Handwritten, signed postcard. Date on stamp: 26th March 1876. Wien. Johannes Brahms’ holograph letter to his publisher and friend, Fritz Simrock. In his letter, Brahms informs Simrock about his return to Breslau, then, he adds a note referring to an 1875 edition of Hungarian Dances by Wilhelm Kühe that..... More
Georges Braque’s Signed Autograph Postcard to Paul Dermée.
Autograph postcard in ink, signed in Sorgues: May 1918. 137 × 90 mm. Braque’s autograph postcard send from Sorgues to his friend Paul Dermée. A cordial message from Sourges, where Braque was recuperating from the injury he suffered during the war in 1915: "Mon cher ami, je vous envoie..... More
Letter signed (“Caterine”), as Queen Mother to Seigneur de Fourquevaux (“Monsieur de Fourquevaux”), to Spain, 24 November 1566.
1566. 4 pages, folio, address panel on last page, docketing and seal remnants on the verso, countersigned by Catherine’s secretary of state, [Jacques] Bourdin, Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, 24 November 1566. Singed letter by Catherine de’ Medici, expressing her annoyance at Montluc’s invasion of Madeira to Seigneur de Fourquevaux, the French Ambassador to..... More
Curso de Paracaidismo (24 de junio al 14 de julio) 1974. [Parachute Course. June 24 to 14 July 1974.]
[Venezuela]: 1974. In custom made paper cover. Saddle-stitched. Paper-taped spine.  leaves. 22 pages of handwritten text in blue ink, signed on the last page. Unique, signed manuscript diary of the former Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez, written during his parachute course at the Venezuelan Academy of Military Sciences in Caracas..... More
New York: Ballantine Books, [1964.]. Association copy. Inscribed to Dennis Gabor by the author on the cover’s verso in blue ink. In publisher’s printed wrappers. (6), 214, (4) p. Association copy of Arthur C. Clarke’s 1953 science fiction novel, Childhoods’ End, inscribed to the Nobel laureate physicist, Dennis Gabor... More
Le Livre de Christophe Colomb.
Paris: W. Fisher, 1953. First edition. Signed by Boulez and several contributors. In publisher’s wrappers. 28 p., and 1 perforated leaf. Program brochure of Théâtre Marigny for the performance of Paul Claudel’s “Le Livre de Christophe Colomb”, directed by Jean-Louis Barrault, the music composed by Darius Milhaud and conducted by..... More
[Ode à Picasso.]
around 1916. . In canvas-covered notebook (sold by Chapron Coquelin Suc.r; 34, Rue de Seine). Written on rectos. MS leaves are loose. 4-page autograph. Holograph copy of the first four pages of an early and different version of Cocteau’s Ode à Picasso. Ode à Picasso is one of..... More
Land Grant Charter by John Corvinus.
Zagreb: 16. June 1492. Latin manuscript on vellum. With John Corvinus’ signature and wax seal. John Corvinus’ land grant charter, granting the lands of Lomnica (today: Donja Lomnica) to Gáspár Corenich (later: Lomnicai). John Corvinus (1473–1504) was the illegitimate son of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary who intended him..... More
Die erste Frau Selby. Komödie in 3 Akten von St. John Ervine. Deutsch vin Erich Glass.
München: Drei Masken Verlag. First edition, published as manuscript, not for sale. Lil Dagover’s copy. In publisher’s wrappers. 87, (1) p. Lil Dagover’s copy of the script of the play “Die erste Frau Shelby”, she played the role of Mrs. Janet Selby, the main character of John Ervin’s play. More
Signed portrait of the Dalai Lama.
Original, black and white photo portrait. Signed in green marker by Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet. In fine condition. 258 × 202 mm. More
Putevi. Mesecne sveske za umetnosti i filozofiju. Путеви. Месечне свеске за уметност и филозофиjу. Броj 2. фебруар. [Paths. Periodical for Literature and Philosophy.) No. 2 (January and February)].
Beograd: Marsias, 1922. First edition, proof copy. Ristić’s ownership inscription on the front cover and the stamp of Putevi’s editorial (also on the rear cover). Notes, corrections, deletions (however the magazine was published with the here crossed paragraphs) and doodles in Ristić’s hand in ink and blue pencil. “црвени круг” (Red..... More