Books signed by John Cage, Helen Frankenthaler, Philip Glass, Andre Kertesz, and Weegee and his assistant Lee Iverson and also a drummer with her photograph in the book. Prices are set for sales to dealers and institutions. Postage is included with orders. Discounts on orders for multiple items. All sales subject to previous sale. Institutions can be invoiced.


Henry Berry

books/ephemera, Connecticut / member Ephemera Society

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1. [COMPOSER SIGNED BOOK; AMERICAN MUSIC] COMPOSER JOHN CAGE signed in two places FOR THE BIRDS – JOHN CAGE, in Conversation with Daniel Charles, published by Marion Boyars, hardcover with jacket with price unclipped, signed in two places by John Cage, at upper right corner of blank front endpage, and on the title page with brief inscription; CONDITION: near fine book, near fine jacket, jacket in mylar protector by previous owner with remains of tape for holding to front and back covers and offsetting of tape at corresponding spots on front and back endpages; rare title with John Cage signature and probably the only copy to be found with two signatures. $250.00

2. [ARTIST SIGNED BOOK; AMERICAN WOMAN ARTIST] HELEN FRANKENTHALER, signed with brief inscription and initialed on title page, FRANKENTHALER – A CATALOGUE RAISONNE, PRINTS 1961-1994, published by Abrams,1996, artist H. Frankenthaler inscription and initials at upper left corner of title page, "Frankenthaller / for M--- M--- / HF / 13 Nov. '96", hardcover with jacket (unpriced as published)/oversize art book/10" x 11-1/2”; CONDITION: hardcover fine condition, jacket fine condition in mylar protector by previous owner, tight clean copy practically unused. $$450.00

3. [BOOK SIGNED BY TWO PHOTOGRAPHERS] WEEGEE and LEE SIEVEN WEEGEE’S PEOPLE, published by Duell, Sloan and Pearce/Essential Books, 1946 (first edition), hardcover (no jacket), inscribed by Weegee on a blank front endpage (misspelling “pal” as “pall”); inscribed by his assistant Lee Sieven on the half-title page (“To Mr. —-, Remember that night until early in the morning only taking pix for Scripps Howard, Lee Sievan”), Lee Sieven was Weegee’s assistant who went on to become a noted photographer in her own right, signatures by her are extremely rare outside of museum collections of her photographs; inscribed by the woman in one of the photographs, “To —-, From ‘’Frankie The “Drummer Girl”, below a photo of her playing her drum and singing in front of a sign “All the Free Lunch You Can Eat”; CONDITION: very good-plus, light normal wear; with the three signatures, a one-off item in American photography. $950.00

4. [ARTIST-COMPOSER SIGNED BOOK; AMERICAN COMPOSER] Philip Glass (composer) and Robert Wilson (director, theatrical producer) inscribed on the title page, EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH – an Opera in four acts by Robert Wilson and Philip Glass, with choreography by Andrew de Groat (deGroat), edited by Vivky Alliata,, published by EOS Enterprises, New York, undated/ca. 1975, 11” across x 8-1/2” high, heavy paper covers, pages unnumbered/44 pages, illustrations, scores, choreography sketches, rare copy possibly unique signed by Glass and Wilson, none located on the market; CONDITION: very good-plus or better, light crease near right edge of cover carrying into about first 16 pages. $1200.00

5. [PHOTOGRAPHER SIGNED BOOK] Andre Kertesz signed on title page “A. Keretz”, ANDRE KERTESZ – SIXTY YEARS OF PHOTOGRAPHY, edited by Nicolas Duerot, published by Penguin Books, 1978, softcover, 10-1/2” across x 8-1/2” high,224 pages, mostly full-page black-and-white photographs; CONDITION: very good-plus or better, light normal wear.$125.00