Paris: 1702. Volume III only of 3 vols. Engraved frontispiece; musical notation. narrow 16mo full contemporary calf, worn; gilt spine. Paris, 1702. Anthology compiled by the music publisher of King Louis XIV. Rare.
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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: Kegan Paul, 1890. 147pp., thin 12mo, green leather, inner dentelles, a.e.g.; corners bumped, lightly rubbed. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., 1890. A very good (+) copy. Authors presentation copy.
Tel Aviv: 1959. 55 pages. Small oblong 4to, original pictorial wrappers. Tel Aviv, (1959). A near fine copy. Music + words in Hebrew and in transliteration. Published by the America-Israel Foundation- Committee for Musical Program in Immigrant Settlements.
New York: Schirmer Books, 1998. Illus. 435pp. 8vo, black boards, d.w. New York: Schirmer Books, (1998). Very good.
Tel Aviv: 1955. 32 pages. Small oblong 8vo, photographic wrappers. Tel Aviv, 1955 Music and words in Hebrew & in transliteration. The Nissimov Music Library No. 92. Published by the Education and Culture Centre of the General Federation of Labour - Histadrut, Tel Aviv, 1955.
New York: Knopf, 2009. Edited by Robert Kimball, Barry Day, Miles Kreuger, and Eric Davis. Illustrated. xxvi + 462pp., 4to, cloth-backed boards, d.w. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2009. First edition. A fine copy in a near fine dust wrapper.
London: Methuen, 1928. Music by H. Fraser-Simson. Decoration by E.H. Shepard. Thin folio, cloth backed boards; pictorial paper label. London: Methuen, (1927). Limited First Edition. Number 89 of only 100 numbered copies, signed by the 3 collaborators. The boards are rubbed at the corners and edges, with one corner crushed; internally fine.
Pawling, NY: 1960. T.L.S. on his ornate letterhead, complete with personal photograph and discography, 4to. 1 page, Pawling, New York, July 5, 1960, to a long-time pen-pal, in full: "Up and around again I must write you to say thanks again for the photocopies. Dan Twohig has been a faithful letter writer and you and he have been "hitting it off" in great shape, he tells me in a recent letter. I haven's even tried to write a song recently...
Beverly Hills: 1958. 1 page on "International News Service" letterhead, 11 x 8.5 inches, Beverly Hills, California, April 14, 1958. Written by the influential Hollywood gossip columnist, responding passionately to Mayes's query regarding replacing the national anthem, in part: "...There have been many complaints that our national anthem is difficult to sing and is only for people with fine singing voices. Yes, it is difficult but it really doesn't matter if the anthem isn't sung well, just so we know...
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.
Manilla: Community Publishers, 1950. Harmonized by Prof. Francisco Santiago. 42p. printed green wrappers. Manilla: Community Publishers, (1950). 32 songs, with music. English translations in the back.
AThens: Univ. Georgia Press, 1983. Illustrated. Oblong 4to, cloth, d.w. Athens Univ. of Georgia Press, 1983. First Edition. As new, in original shrink wrap.
1932. Uncommon autograph note signed, "Ernestine Schumann-Heink", on brown ledger page, 7.75" x 5", in German, in full: "Gesegnet sei der Gott, der die Music...and deu fruhling erschof!" With approximate translation amounting to: "Blessed be the God who created the music...and the greeting!" which she attributes to German composer Richard Wagner. Boldly signed and in fine condition. Includes photographic postcard bearing her portrait. Czech-born German-American operatic contralto known for the tonal richness and range of her voice.
New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1926. Black & white illustrations and musical notations. 149pp. 8vo, cloth-backed boards with a paper label on spine; corners bumped. New York: Robert M. McBride & Co., 1926. Very good.
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1888. 87p., square 16mo, pictorial wrappers. N.Y.: Funk & Wagnalls, 1888. Temperance songs, with words & music. Scarce.
New York: Stein and Day, 1978. 347 pages, 8vo, red cloth spine with cream boards, dust wrapper (worn and chipped). New York: Stein and Day, (1978). First edition. A very good copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper. Presentation copy signed on the half-title page: "For Karen - Much love! Mel Torme."
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"...