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Berlin: Henschelverlag, 1963. Frontispiece portrait and other tipped in text illustrations. 147 pages with text in German. Slim folio, linen, lettered in red & black; binding a bit dust-soiled. Berlin: Henschelverlag, 1963 Veroffentlichung der Deutschen Akademie der Kunste. Neue, erweiterte Auflage.
London: [cgi name="publisher" filter="sql "], 1927. Large slim folio with striking sunflower design on cover; string ties are lacking and now neatly re-backed in plain cloth. The portfolio containins 6 large folded sheets -- each with beautifully illustrated cover and with the music and lyrics within. (London: J & E Bumpus, and New York: Albert & Charles Boni, 1927). Limited edition -- one of 500 copies. Near fine sheets within very good covers.
Utica: William Williams, 1819. A book of hymns with lyrics and musical notations. 277 pages + index. 8vo, contemporary leather-backed boards; boards considerably worn, leather worn but strong, some signatures slightly loose but not detached, foxing and toning throughout. Utica: William Williams, 1819. A very good(-) copy. Early American imprint.
New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1903. Music by Eva Cruzen Hart; Illustrated by Ike Morgan. 4to, cloth backed pictorial boards; edges & corners worn. New York: Knickerbocker Press, 1903. First Edition. The illustrator was a friend & contemporary of W.W. Denslow, and illustrated two books for L. Frank Baum. Except for an occasional fingerprint, the interior is clean.
New York: J. Andrews. 28 separate sheets, generally measuring 9" x 5 1/2", with decorative borders. Slim 8vo, in custom red marbled wrappers. New York: J. Andrews, and Boston: Horace Partridge. A charming collection of 28 broadside song sheets circa 1850 printed on wove paper with engraved ornamental borders. The songs were often performed and popularized by minstrel bands, and include love songs, songs about home, and slave ballads. Some titles are "Young Folks from Home", "The American Boy", "Come.....
New York: Chappell, 1939. 27 different songs composed by Kurt Weill during the last decade of his life. 4to, pictorial wrappers. New York: Chappell, 1939 -1948. Fine. Includes several scarce issues such as "Mile After Mile" from "Railroads on Parade" with the original train graphics, from a production which premiered at the 1939 World's Fair in 1939. Lyric writers include Langston Hughes, Paul Green, Ogden Nash, Ira Gershwin, Alan Jay Lerner and Maxwell Anderson. Each cover has a tiny "Yes".....