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    Sale 2461 | Lot 157
    Price Realized: $7,250With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2461 Lot 157

      EARLY AND UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPT DELIUS, FREDERICK. Autograph Musical Manuscript Signed, "Fritz Delius," working draft of his early unpublished work, "Susanna (Encounter in Dream)," 48 bars notated on 11 3-stave systems, with holograph title and lyrics, in German. Signed at upper right of first page. 4 pages, folio, 12 machine-ruled staves on recto and verso, written on a folded sheet; minor chipping and toning to all edges, owner's description at lower edge of first page; custom cloth box with gilt spine title. [Norway?], circa 1888

      Estimate $2,000 - 3,000

      with--Eric Fenby. Autograph Letter Signed, to Jimmy Van Heusen, recounting "the history of the MSS 'Susanna' . . . it is the autograph and only copy in existence of this early piece, and, to my knowledge, you are now the only private person to possess a signed Delius manuscript . . . ." 2 pages, 8vo, first page written vertically across two pages, pale blue air letter form. Scarborough, UK, 29 July 1963.
      Eric Fenby (1906-1997) was a British composer who worked as the amanuensis of Delius in the years before Delius's death.
      From the Jimmy Van Heusen Collection.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $7,250