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Paul Robeson: The Years of Promise and Achievement
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Paul Robeson: The Years of Promise and Achievement

By BOYLE, Sheila Tully and Andrew Bunie

Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2001. Hardcover. Fine. First edition. Large octavo. 521, [1]pp. About fine, lacking the dustwrapper.

$85.00

Paul Robeson: Negro
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Paul Robeson: Negro

By ROBESON, Eslanda Goode

London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1930. Hardcover. Very Good. First English edition. Octavo. 153pp. Illustrated throughout with black-and-white photographs. Bookplate of Canon A.W. Parsons on front pastedown, a few faint pencil marks in text, moderate foxing on foredge, some stains and sunning on spine, about very good lacking the dustwrapper. Tipped to front fly is a Typed Letter Signed in green ink: "Eslanda Goode Robeson" to "Canon Parsons." February 24, [no year]. One leaf, recto only. The letter reads in part: "Mr. Robeson has asked me to thank you for your kind letter, and for your very constructive interest in his work. I am enclosing your list, to which I have added a few, and checked those which Mr. Robeson considers important and typical. I do hope you and Mrs. Parsons will come back stage at Leicester, after the concert is over, and say hello to Mr. Robeson. He will be looking forward to it." Laid in is a printed brochure of Robeson's "His Master's Voice" recordings. One leaf printed both sides with several items marked in pencil. Written by his wife Eslanda and originally published in the U.S. by Harper & Brothers in 1930, *Paul Robeson: Negro* was the first biography of the legendary athlete, baritone, and stage and screen actor. According their son, Paul Robeson, Jr., to whom the book was dedicated, his father had no direct involvement in the book's writing, and was "deeply angered" by its depiction of him as a lazy, immature artist in need of guidance. Yet Robeson also credited Eslanda as the catalyst for his acting career, and certainly relied on her for guidance, as she was his business manager. Despite Paul's objections, the biography was well received, with W.E.B. Du Bois placing it in the "Must Read" category in the September 1930 issue of "The Crisis", the official magazine of the NAACP. As indicated by the bookplate and letter, this copy belonged to a British priest interested in Robeson's recordings. The singer himself was the son of a Presbyterian minister and spirituals were a primary staple of his catalog. Robeson also had a special relationship with Great Britain. He had spent most of the 1930s making films there, and many of the selections in this brochure that he deemed "important and typical" were pop spirituals from those films, demonstrating both clear pride in his British output, and, likely an acknowledgment of Parsons' own citizenship. Noticeably, there are no checkmarks next to his two *Show Boat* recordings, among the most famous and celebrated in his body of work.

$600.00

Celebration of the 40th American Repertory Ballet and the Princeton Ballet School
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Celebration of the 40th American Repertory Ballet and the Princeton Ballet School

Princeton: The Board of Trustees of Princeton Ballet, 1994. Softcover. Near Fine. First edition. Octavo. 109pp., illustrated. Spiral-bound illustrated wrappers. Near fine. Program for a celebratory ball, but with a section of "Recipes for the Celebration."

$50.00

[Vocal Score]: Semiramide. Opera in Three Acts

By ROSSINI, Gioacchino; Arthur Sullivan

London and New York: Boosey and Co, 1872. Hardcover. Good. The Royal edition. With an English adaptation by Charles Lamb Kenney; edited by Arthur Sullivan and J. Pittman. Octavo. pp. [6], 402. Contemporary owner's signature in ink on front free endpaper (dated 1874) and title page. Bound in contemporary quarter black leather and marbled paper over boards, gilt spine, edges sprinkled red. Overall rubbing, wear to the head and tail of spine, joints, and edges of the boards, one gathering slightly pulled, a good or better copy with light scattered markings in pencil. An uncommon edition, edited by Arthur Sullivan, with near contemporary markings by a professional musician. *OCLC* locates only 7 copies of this edition, with an imprint date of 1872.

$75.00

"A" - 24
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"A" - 24

By ZUKOFSKY, Louis

New York: Grossman Publishers, 1972. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. 242pp. Near fine in a near fine dustwrapper with modest edgewear and small tears.

$20.00

All: The Collected Short Poems 1956-1964
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All: The Collected Short Poems 1956-1964

By ZUKOFSKY, Louis

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 1966. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Fine in fine dustwrapper.

$40.00

All: The Collected Short Poems 1956-1964
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All: The Collected Short Poems 1956-1964

By ZUKOFSKY, Louis

London: Jonathan Cape, 1967. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First English edition. A bit of foxing on the page edges, else fine in fine dustwrapper.

$25.00

Paul Robeson: Citizen Of The World
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Paul Robeson: Citizen Of The World

By GRAHAM, Shirley

Westport, Connecticut: Negro Universities Press, 1971. Hardcover. Near Fine. First edition by this publisher. Foreword by Carl Van Doren. Octavo. 264pp. Red cloth lettered in silver.

$35.00

Listen to the Stories: Nat Hentoff on Jazz and Country Music
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Listen to the Stories: Nat Hentoff on Jazz and Country Music

By HENTOFF, Nat

(New York): HarperCollins, 1995. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. Octavo. 220, [1]pp. Remainder stripe bottom edge, else fine in fine dustwrapper.

$20.00

Erik Satie
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Erik Satie

By MYERS, Rollo H.

New York: Dover Publications, 1968. Softcover. Very Good. Reprint. Trade paperback. 150pp. Light foxing on endpapers, corners rubbed, very good.

$40.00

John Dowland
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John Dowland

By POULTON, Diana

Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982. Hardcover. Very Good. New and revised edition. 528pp. Top corners on last couple of pages creased, light abrasion on spine near tail from sticker removal, spine creased, about very good lacking the dustwrapper. A biography of one of the greatest English Renaissance composers.

$60.00

The Sound of Music [Souvenir Book]
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The Sound of Music [Souvenir Book]

By LIEBLING, Howard

(New York: National Publishers, 1965. Softcover. Near Fine. Souvenir book. Quarto wrappers. Illustrated in color photographs from scenes from the movie. Corners rubbed, near fine.

$25.00

Copland: 1900 Through 1942
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Copland: 1900 Through 1942

By COPLAND, Aaron and Vivian Perlis

New York: St. Martin's / Marek, 1984. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. First edition. 402pp. Illustrated. Spine slightly cocked, near fine in a near fine dustwrapper with spine sunned.

$25.00

(Sheet music): De Bad Man Will Ketch Yo: Great Coon Song
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(Sheet music): De Bad Man Will Ketch Yo: Great Coon Song

By RUHLMAN, John S.

Trenton, N.J.: Ruhlman Music Pub. Co, 1898. Hardcover. Fine. First edition. Folio. 5pp. Cover printed in blue ink. Small flaws, a little split at the spine, else very near fine. Attreactive copy of racist sheet music with both music and dialect lyrics.

$85.00

Aida: [Dover Opera Guide and Libretto Series]
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Aida: [Dover Opera Guide and Libretto Series]

By VERDI, Giuseppe. Translated by Ellen H. Bleiler

New York: Dover, 1962. Softcover. Very Good. Later printing. Trade paperback. 147pp. Illustrated. Sticker offsetting on wrapper, edges rubbed, spine sunned, very good.

$15.00

She's Black, But Thats No Matter
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She's Black, But Thats No Matter

By PAUL, Henry Howard, composed by. Sung by Edwin P. Christy

New York: Firth, Pond & Co, 1853. Softcover. Good. Folio, 5, [1]pp. Bookstore blindstamp, several small nicks and tears, soiling and creases, a good copy.

$75.00

International Gallery of Conductors
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International Gallery of Conductors

By BROOK, Donald

London: Rockliffe, 1951. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. First edition. 233pp. Scattered foxing, light tape offsetting on endpapers, spine cocked, very good in a very good dustwrapper with short tears on spine ends and corners.

$15.00

The New York Times Nostalgic Years in Song
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The New York Times Nostalgic Years in Song

By BROWN, Irving, edited by

New York: Quadrangle / New York Times Book Co, 1974. Softcover. Good. First edition. Quarto. 256pp. Owner's name penned on half-title, pages and wrapper foxed, corners rubbed and creased, a good only copy. 100 Songs for voice, piano, organ and guitar.

$20.00

Music By Philip Glass
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Music By Philip Glass

By GLASS, Philip

New York: Harper & Row, 1987. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. 222pp. Edited with supplemental material by Robert T. Jones. Illustrated from both black-and-white and color photographs of theater scenes, black-and-white plates. About fine in a fine dustwrapper. Autobiography of a famous American composer.

$25.00

Mozart: His Music in his Life
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Mozart: His Music in his Life

By KEYS, Ivor

New York: Holmes & Meier Publishers, 1980. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First edition. 248pp. Illustrated. Fine in fine dustwrapper.

$18.00

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