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Old Fogy. His Musical Opinions and Grotesques. With an Introduction and Edited by ... Huneker

by HUNEKER, James Gibbons

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From the Bart Auerbach Collection
Published
1913
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Philadelphia: Theodore Presser, 1913. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. Boards a trifle faded, small bump at front bottom edge; jacket a little soiled and frayed. Small 8vo. Original pictorial boards; pictorial dust jacket. First edition, first binding with figured endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed by Huneker on the dedication page: "This book of musical jollies is for the Weils… Read more
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Autograph letter signed ("Ch. Gounod") to "Ma chère Pauline", undoubtedly Pauline Viardot (1821-1910), one of the finest singers and all-around musicians of the period; Blangy du Calvados, 16 July 1877

by GOUNOD, Charles (1818-1893), French composer

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From the Bart Auerbach Collection. 2 pages, 12mo, integral blank leaf, in French. A charming social note: "I have had no news of you since the immediate reply I made to your letter... Did you not receive that reply? I told you as plainly as possible, but I asked you, at the same time, to tell me the probable… Read more
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Antheil and the Treatise on Harmony

by POUND, Ezra

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Used - Slight crease along spine, but a fine copy
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From the Bart Auerbach Collection
Published
1924
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Paris: Three Mountains, 1924. From the Bart Auerbach Collection. Slight crease along spine, but a fine copy. Small 8vo. Original printed red wrappers, untrimmed, tissue overlay; in a brown cloth slipcase. First edition, one of 400 ordinary copies, of an edition of 440. Inscribed in the year of publication by the American composer (and subject of Pound's book)… Read more
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Up-tight: The Velvet Underground Story

by BOCKRIS, Victor and Gerard MALANGA

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Used - A near-fine copy with a few spots of wear to the covers.
Published
1983
ISBN 10
0688039065
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New York: Quill, 1983. A near-fine copy with a few spots of wear to the covers.. 4to. 127 pages, and one-page discography. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white. Printed wrappers. First paperback edition, first printing. An in-depth plunge into the world of The Velvet Underground and Warhol, including interviews and numerous documentary photographs.
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Serious Music, and All That Jazz: An Adventure in Music Criticism

by PLEASANTS; Henry

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Published
1969
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Hardcover
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 1969. Hardcover. A fine copy in a near-fine jacket that is lightly toned and has a few small areas of wear. 8.5 x 6 inches. 256 pages. Cloth; dust jacket. Inscribed for Mark Stewart by Henry Pleasants on front free endpaper. With advance slip laid in.
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Don Giovanni. Don Juan. Oper in zwei Aufzügen von W. A. Mozart für das Pianoforte, ohne Worte eingerichtet von Henri Cramer

by MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus

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Published
1850
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Offenbach: Johann André; London: J. J. Ewer; Vienna: F. Glöggl; Leipzig: B. Hermann, 1850. Some light browning and offsetting, wear to boards. Folio (12.5 x 10 inches). Title-page, index, 129 lithographed pages music, catalogue number 6749; 4-page advertisement at end. 19th-century German marbled boards, paper backstrip (partly perished), cloth corners.
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Keyboard Instruments. Studies in Keyboard Organology

by RIPIN, Edwin M.

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Used - A fine copy in a near-fine jacket, the spine with light fading and a few small losses at the ends
Published
1971
ISBN 10
0852242026
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Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1971. A fine copy in a near-fine jacket, the spine with light fading and a few small losses at the ends. 8vo. 84 pages. 62 black-and-white plates. Cloth; pictorial dust jacket.
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Mercedes Sosa New York 1983. Cancionero

by SOSA, Mercedes

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Published
1983
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New York: Washington Irving Auditorium, 1983. Wrappers toned. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. 20 pages, mimeographed. Stapled in wrappers. First edition.
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Goodtime Kings. Emerging African Pop

by BERGMAN, Bill

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Published
1985
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New York: Quill, 1985. A near-fine copy with some light shelfwear to the wrappers. 10 x 7 inches. 143 pages. Original printed wrappers. Includes profiles of King Sunny Adé, Fela Kuti, Prince Nico Mbarga, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, Franco, Orchestra Jazira, and many others.
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Barnard College Song Book

by Undergraduate Association of Barnard College

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Published
1925
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New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1925. A very good copy, with a few stains and light wear to binding. 10 x 7 inches. 43 pages. Original blue cloth. "Sing, therefore, as often as may be and as tunefully as you can, these songs of Barnard, new and old, and may they give you joy! (Virginia C.… Read more
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Work and Sing: A Collection of the Songs that Built America

by SIEGMEISTER, Elie (editor); Julian BRAZELTON (illustrator)

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Published
1944
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New York: William R. Scott, 1944. Boards a bit soiled and with some wear along edges, previous owner's name written in pen on front free end paper. 8.5 x 10 inches. 96 pages. Illustrated in black-and-white. Original printed boards. First edition.
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Bossmen: Bill Monroe & Muddy Waters

by ROONEY, James

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Published
1971
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New York: Dial Press, 1971. A near-fine copy, the jacket spine with slightest sunning, and one short internal closed tear. 8vo. 159 pages. Black-and-white photographs. Original cloth; pictorial dust jacket. FIRST EDITION.
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Capitol Records Fiftieth Anniversary

by GREIN, Pail

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Published
1992
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Hollywood, CA: Capitol Records, 1992. A near-fine copy with some light shelfwear to jacket. Oblang 4to. 219 pages. Color photgraphs. Pictorial boards; dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, a limited edition for promotional use only, not for sale.
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The Hawley Collection of Violins. With a history of their makers and a brief review of the evolution and decline of the art of violin-making in Italy 1500-1800

by LYON & HEALY

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1904
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Chicago: Lyon & Healy, 1904. A very good, if slightly shaken, copy, spine label worn, and with some wear at corners, a few short marginal tears and occasional light handling creases. Small folio (305 x 228 mm). Black-and-white portrait of Royal de Forest Hawley, and 36 mounted plates, of which most in color; printed tissue guards preserved. Original… Read more
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Music by Philip Glass

by GLASS, Philip; Robert T. JONES, editor

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1987
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New York: Harper & Row, 1987. 8vo. xviii, 222 pp. Profusely illustrated. Original quarter cloth; pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy in a fresh and bright jacket. FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED on the half-title: "For Bob with thanks Philip." A review copy, with the publisher's slip and errata slip laid in. Includes a catalogue of the composer's compositions… Read more
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Manuskripte Briefe Dokumente von Scarlatti bis Stravinsky. Katalog der Musikautographen-Sammlung Louis Koch

by [KOCH COLLECTION] Dr. Georg KINSKY

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Published
1953
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Stuttgart: Hoffmannsche Buchdruckerei Felix Kraus, 1953. 4to. xxii, 361 pp. In German. Portrait frontispiece, 21 facsimile plates of musical manuscripts, some folding. Original parchment-backed boards, lettered and ruled in gilt, top edges gilt. A near-fine copy, rear hinge tender. FIRST EDITION. The extensive catalogue of the important collection of musical manuscripts, letters, and documents formed by Louis Koch.
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Falstaff. Lyrical Comedy in Three Acts

by VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901) and Arrigo BOITO (1842-1918)

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1893
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Milan, Rome, etc.: G. Ricordi & Co, 1893. 4to (267 x 203 mm; 10½ x 8 inches). 471 pages. Full-page portrait of Verdi. Original gilt-lettered and -ruled green cloth. A fine copy with only slightest of wear at the ends of the spine. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Published the same year as the first edition in Italian. Falstaff is… Read more
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Virgil Thomson. His Life and Music

by HOOVER, Kathleen and John CAGE

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Published
1959
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New York and London: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959. Tall 8vo. 288pp. Black-and-white illustrations. Original cloth; pictorial jacket. A very good copy in slightly worn jacket that has several chips and closed tears at top, the rear panel somewhat toned. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED by Thomson in 1986 on a separate sheet pasted to the front free endpaper: "For Max… Read more
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Banjo Studies Part 1 Part 2

by BROWER, Grant

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Published
1894
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Brooklyn: Grant Brower, 1894. Folio (12 x 9 inches). 24 pp. Musical notation. Original printed wrappers. Somewhat age-darkened, a few chips at edges of wrappers. Revised edition, after the first of 1891. Exercises, scale studies, arpeggios or harp chords, harmonics, slides, double fingering, velocity studies, barre, a duet for two banjos, ending with Brower's composition "Kingston Galop." Scarce. Not… Read more
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New York City Opera Sings

by McKENNA, Harold, J., editor

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Published
1981
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New York: Richards Rosen Press, 1981. 4to. 404 pp. Black-and-white photographic illustrations. Original cloth; dust jacket. Jacket a bit soiled and with tears and small losses at spine. FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED BY BEVERLY SILLS on the front free endpaper: "Best wishes, Beverly Sills."
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