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Publication Date: 1996
Publisher: Muns Fine Arts Books, J. B.
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As a dealer in musical autographs, I felt the need for an alphabetical source book of signatures, to help other dealers & collectors identify/compare. Presently I have published three issues, each with 300-400 different names, reproduced from original signatures, & other dealers/auction catalogs. Birth\death dates have been included along with identifications. Each issue is limited to 300 copies. Work continues on a fourth issue (3rd Supplement), hopefully available by 1996. Reviewer Michael Saks in Pen & Quill: "...The field of classical musicians, composers & singers in unquestionably highly specialized...the availability of authentic autograph examples is quite limited...Beethoven's signature is reproduced in both Germanic script & the more familiar form...Variants of Mozart's signature & others are also given...Includes the first cyrillic signature of Caruso that I have seen...If one avoided the purchase of even one non-authentic example, the book(s) would have paid for (themselves)..." Available J.B. Muns, 1162, Shattuck Ave., Berkeley, CA 94707. $15.00 USA; $18.50 Canada/abroad, postpaid. Please pay in advance (except institutions which will be billed). MUSICAL AUTOGRAPHS, 1989, 1st, 2nd Supplements, available, same terms.Musical Autographs : A Comparative Guide, was published 1996 under ISBN 9781881858034 and ISBN 1881858030.