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Treasures of Mechanical Music: a compilation of hundreds of tracker bar, key frame, and note layouts for automatic music machines, together with historical and technical information and a collector's portfolio of outstanding mechanical musical Instruments
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Treasures of Mechanical Music: a compilation of hundreds of tracker bar, key frame, and note layouts for automatic music machines, together with historical and technical information and a collector's portfolio of outstanding mechanical musical Instruments

by Reblitz, Arthur and Q. David Bowers

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New York; (1981): Vestal Press. First Edition. Thick Quarto. First printing. inscribed by the author dated 1981. 630 pages, index, bibliography and illustrated throughout. One of the most comprehensive sources of information on mechanical instruments. A fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket light wear to spine ends and one corner very small, closed edge tear to rear… Read more about this item
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Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday
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Famous Violinists of To-day and Yesterday

by Lahee, Henry C.

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Boston: L.C. Page and Co, 1899. First Edition. Small Octavo. unopened. 383 pages, index. pages 367-373 have a chronology of famous violinist. The chapter on Pagani is very fascinating as is the chapter "Women as Violinists". There are photo-engravings of 10 of the most well known including: Pagaini, Corelli, Ysaye, Franz Kneisel and the remarkable woman violinist Maud Powell… Read more about this item
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Mick Jagger: The Singer, Not the Song
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Mick Jagger: The Singer, Not the Song

by Marks, J. (Jamake Mamake Highwater)

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New York; (1973): Curtis Books. First Edition. Small Octavo. First edition paper back. 189pp., (3) pp. ads. Illustrated with photographic images. The author writes an astonishing biography of Rock's reigning Superstar....Mick Jaggar of the Rolling Stones. It's all here....the pre-Stone days, Altamont, Bianca, the power struggles, the busts, the music, the whirlwind American tours. This is a comprehensive and… Read more about this item
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Afro-American Folksongs; a Study in Racial and National Music
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Afro-American Folksongs; a Study in Racial and National Music

by Krehbiel, Henry Edward

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New York; (1914): G. Schirmer. Octavo. Fourth Edition. 176 pages, index, musical scores. A marvelous study of the range and uniqueness of African American music that arose in the slave period. In the chapter, Variations from the Major Scale, states the adjustments with the flat seven in the major and major seventh cannot be fully captured in standard musical… Read more about this item
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February
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February

by Williams, Dar and Jenni Freidman (Illustrtor)

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Np/np/nd(ca.1996). Limited Edition. Folio (6" x 6"). Limited to 65 copies. The present copy is number 33 signed by the illustrator Jennie R. Freidman and with a signed one-page folded note dated May 24, 1998, to an unnamed recipient about "finally getting this book off" to them. Dar Williams, a music, and song writer began playing the guitar at… Read more about this item
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Pearl Besuner, Photographs and Promotional Leaflet
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Pearl Besuner, Photographs and Promotional Leaflet

by Besuner, Pearl

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. Pearl Besuner, Photographs and Promotional Leaflet. Pearl Besuner (1901-1991) was a longtime opera singer and player. Here are 2 8" x 10"photographs of her including one of her playing in Jack and the Beanstalk (with photograph by Carlo Edwards). She debuted at the Metropolitan Opera as Siebel in Faust. She was also one of the featured… Read more about this item
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Verdi's Falstaff in Letters and Contemporary Reviews
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Verdi's Falstaff in Letters and Contemporary Reviews

by Busch, Hans (editor and translator)

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Bloomington(1997): Indiana University Press. First Edition. Large Octavo. 637pp. Falstaff, Verdie's last opera, was given it s world premiere at Milan's fabled La Scala in 1893. Here the author collected, translated and annotated 665 letters, telegrams and reviews from the years 1889-1894 to trace the genesis of one Verdi's greatest triumphs. A fine bright copy bound in maroon… Read more about this item
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Pavarotti La Boheme
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Pavarotti La Boheme

by Girardi, Michele (text)

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[Bologna, 2008): Fondazione FMR Marilena Ferrari. First Edition. Quarto. A special edition not for sale, limited to 1000 copies, The present copy is number 479. 211pp. table of contents and colophon, written in English and Italian with personal recollections of the man by Claudio Abbado, Renata Scotto, and Franco Zeffirelli, illustrated throughout by "real" photographs, single and double paged.… Read more about this item
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Songs of the Fox Chace
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Songs of the Fox Chace

by Barr, William H.

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Buffalo, New York: Mark Hubbell Printing Company, 1930. First Edition. Octavo. No pagination. Illustrated. Printed for the Masters of Foxhunting Association of America. 32 unnumbered pages. William H. Barr who had been the Master of Foxhunting at the Lake Short Hunt Club at Derby, New York supervised the search for songs relating to fox hunting. … Read more about this item
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Herschel Fenton, Importer of Musical Instruments, Fine Old Italian, French, German and English Violins, Cellos and Double Basses, ..Violin Bows..guitars, Banjos, Etc.

Herschel Fenton, Importer of Musical Instruments, Fine Old Italian, French, German and English Violins, Cellos and Double Basses, ..Violin Bows..guitars, Banjos, Etc.

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New York: Herschel Fenton. Quarto. 8 pages, double folded, not recorded in OCLC. Herschel Fenton was a violinist who was given a Strativarius in 1878 and went into the music business selling both instruments and publishing sheet music. Since this price list is undated (but numbered as No. 3), it seems to fall into the circa 1880 period. While… Read more about this item
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(Photograph) Charles Brown with Unidentified Friend

(Photograph) Charles Brown with Unidentified Friend

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A marvelous photograph of the blues pianist and singer who popularized the hit "Merry Christmas, Baby". He composed and made a hit of "Drifting Blues" but after a decline in his career, Bonny Raitt made him her opening act and a whole new market discovered him. The photograph measuring 14" x 11" is undated but it… Read more about this item
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The Fiddletree
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The Fiddletree

by Tomas, Otis A.

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Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia(2913): Published By Author. First Edition. Small Quarto. 2nd printing, signed by the author. The story of an ancient maple tree that eventually became the center of a violin culture. Otis Omas is not only a violin maker and fiddle player but he has provided beautiful color pictures of the workshop, the students… Read more about this item
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Leo Hoonani
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Leo Hoonani

by Richards, Theodore; Ella H. Paris; Joseph Kalaina

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Honolulu(1902 But Reprinted 1945): Ka Papa Hawaii. Oblong 12 Mo. 285p. Hawaiian Language. Reprinted in 1945 as the congregation of the Kawaiaa'o Church was now filled with servicemen who loved the old hymns which here were often sung in Hawaiian and English. It was at one time the national church of the Hawaiian Kingdom and this was its hymnal… Read more about this item
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1Typed Letter Signed to a Harrie W. Johnson(double-signed)

1Typed Letter Signed to a Harrie W. Johnson(double-signed)

by Martin, Mary

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1967. 1tls, plus she has signed a musical line from her version of "My Cup Runneth Over". Written by her to Harrie W. Johnson who collected autograph signatures, composers and lyricists which already numbered over 1,000 by the late 1930's. Here she writes a nice note to Harrie and adds a note that she is adding… Read more about this item
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Chippewa Music (2 volumes)
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Chippewa Music (2 volumes)

by Ensmore, Frances

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Washington, 1910 and 1913: Government Printing Office. Octavo. Smithsonian Institution Bureau of American Ethnology Bulletin 45 and 53. 216 and 341pp. both volumes illustrated including photographic images and several musical scores. Deaccessioned, previous owner stamp to bottom corner of itle pages, bound in tan buckram ruled and lettered in black, a bit of finger soiling to bindings. A very… Read more about this item
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Scott Joplin; a Guide to Research

Scott Joplin; a Guide to Research

by Ping-Robbins, Nancy R.

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New York: Garland Pub, 1998. Octavo. vi, 419p. Index, A bibliography to published materials on Scott Joplin that encompasses a wide variety of item having to do with the man, his life, his music and his influence on ragtime throughout the twentieth century. "discographies and rollographies", 249-255. The "king of ragtime" he refined the style… Read more about this item
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Eddie Rosenwal Photograph, Electric Violin

Eddie Rosenwal Photograph, Electric Violin

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. 8" x 10" sepia photograph of Eddie Rosenwald who in 1939 began playing the Vega Electric Violin. The Boston listeners to the radio program enjoyed the sound and it soon became a popular instrument to add to sound recordings. Eddie Rosenwald influenced Scotty MacLean to use it in his playing at the Hotel Victoria in New York. Soon… Read more about this item
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Signed Contract By Xavier Cugat for the Waldorf Astoria June 5, 1935

Signed Contract By Xavier Cugat for the Waldorf Astoria June 5, 1935

by Cugat, Xavier

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Signed contract stenciled New York City 8 1/2" x 11" with the National Association of Recording Artists who had sought since June 1930 to protect their rights from the pirated wax recordings made from radio broadcasts. Bing Crosby, Paul Whiteman, and others joined the cause early, Cugat joining in 1935 but it was not until July 1939 that they… Read more about this item
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Piano Recital By Leo Ornstein, the Young  Russian Pianist
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Piano Recital By Leo Ornstein, the Young Russian Pianist

by Ornstein, Leo

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New York: John Wanamaker, 1913. 5 1/2" x 6 1/2" (4) p. Pastedown picture of Leo Ornstein which is billed as his last recital. Though this was to be his last recital since he already wanted to leave the masters and began imagining and writing works with new sounds, dissonance, and the effects by 1914 led crowds not only… Read more about this item
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A Ravel Reader; Correspondence, Articles, Interviews/ Compiled and edited By Arbie Orenstein

by Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937

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1990
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New York: Columbia University Press (printed By J J Augustin), 1990. Cloth Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 653p. index. bibliography. appendices. In Ravel's own words both written and spoken, we begin to understand the genius of the composer. The book begins with an overview of Ravel's career,… Read more about this item
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