Lot 142

Autograph Album.- Incl. Feodor Chaliapin

Autograph album formerly belonging to Polish soprano Helena Ruszkowska, featuring signatures by  European opera singers, composers and conductors of the early 20th century, including: Feordor Chaliapin (with original self-caricature in black ink and Italian inscription reading ‘Ricordo degli spettacoli alla Scala, Milano, 18 April 1908′), Zygmunt Noskowski (with clipped autograph music quotation pasted above signature), Alberto Franchetti, Manfredi Polverosi, Flora Perini, Rinaldo Grassi, Giuseppe De Luca, Andrés de Segurola, Charles Rousseliere, Frances Alda, Félia Litvinne, Antonio Paoli, Leopoldo Mugnone (with autograph music quotation from’Vita Brettone’), some autographs accompanied by black and white photographs of the singers, leather bound with tooled Art Nouveau decoration on front cover, minor handling wear, oblong 8vo, Warsaw, Milan, Buenos Aires and Montevideo, 1906-1909.

Estimate: £250-£350