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Writings about Music (First Edition, inscribed in 1975)

by Steve Reich

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Published
1974
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780814773574
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$550.00

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New York: New York University Press / Halifax: The Press of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1974. First Edition. First Edition, softcover, issued simultaneously with the hardcover. First issue without the added note about typographical corrections by Reich at the end of his introduction. INSCRIBED by Reich in the year of publication on the verso of the… Read more
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Original photograph of Johnny Cash and Glen Sherley at Folsom Prison, 1968

by Johnny Cash, Glen Sherley (subjects); Jim Marshall (photographer)

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Published
1968
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$2,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1968. Vintage black and white photograph of musician Johnny Cash's first meeting with starstruck Folsom Prison inmate Glen Sherley on January 13, 1968. The photo was taken shortly after Cash's performances at the penitentiary, captured on the legendary album "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison." With the stamp and handwritten reference number of photographer Jim Marshall on the… Read more
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Outlaw Blues (Original screenplay for the 1977 film)

by Susan Saint James, Peter Fonda (starring); Richard T. Heffron (director); Bill L. Norton (screenwriter); John Crawford, James T. Callahan (starring)

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Published
1976
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$475.00

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Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1976. Revised First Draft script for the 1977 film. Bobby (Peter Fonda) is a struggling musician who gets a chance to showcase some of his songs to country star, Garland Dupree (Callahan). The country star steals Bobby's best song, "Outlaw Blues," and makes it a hit. Receiving no credit, Bobby confronts Garland, and… Read more
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$475.00
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Black Orpheus [Orfeo negro] (Collection of eight original photographs from the 1959 film)

by Marcel Camus (director, screenwriter); Vinicius de Moraes (play); Jacques Viot (screenwriter); Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Lourdes de Oliveira (starring)

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Published
1959
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$1,500.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1959. Collection of eight vintage oversize borderless double weight reference photographs from the 1959 French film. A key film that captured the essence of an era, a music, and a place, namely the modern Carnival, bossa nova, and Brazil, as well as an important intersection of European and Brazilian viewpoints, merging the talents of French… Read more
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$1,500.00
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N.p.: Osmond Television, 1976. Final script for the seventh episode of season two of the 1975-1979 television series, which originally aired on November 5, 1976. Presentation copy belonging to noted African American television actor Haywood Nelson, with his name to the front binder and his holograph ink annotations to page 130. The series typically featured a combination of… Read more
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$750.00
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Greenwich Village (Original screenplay for the 1944 film, presentation copy belonging to William Bendix)

by Carmen Miranda, Don Ameche, William Bendix (starring); Walter Lang (director); Earl Baldwin, Walter Bullock (screenwriters)

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Published
1943
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$750.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1943. Shooting Final Draft script for the 1946 film, in maroon leather presentation binding belonging to William Bendix, with his name in gilt on front board, and title in gilt on spine. Bound in, preceding title page, is a note in holograph ink, not in Bendix's hand, on the verso of a 1945 desk calendar page, "Bendix… Read more
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$750.00
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N.p.: N.p., 1977. Vintage promotional sticker for New York post-punk band Television's 1977 debut album "Marquee Moon." 3 inches in diameter. Unpeeled, with backing intact. Near Fine.
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$150.00
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A Blues Bibliography: The International Literature of an Afro-American Music Genre

by Robert Ford

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Published
1999
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780953592807
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$275.00

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Kent: Paul Pelletier, 1999. First Edition. First Edition. Fine with no dust jacket as issued. The most exhaustive bibliography of articles and books on African-American Blues artists ever attempted, 770 pages, 20,000 entries, with a comprehensive index and bibliography. Indispensable for the Blues enthusiast or scholar. Scarce.
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$275.00
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Country: The Biggest Music in America (First Edition)

by Nick Tosches

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Published
1977
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780812820676
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$75.00

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New York: Stein and Day, 1977. First Edition. First Edition. Tosches' first book, a blistering treatise on the dark side of country music, and the book that essentially established his distinctive style of hardboiled, highly subjective nonfiction. Very Good in a Very Good dust jacket. Gift inscription to the front endpaper. Jacket is chipped at the heel,… Read more
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$75.00
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Third World [Prisonnier de la Rue] (Two original photographs from the 1980 film)

by Jerome Laperrousaz (director); Irvin "Carrot" Jarrett, William "Willie" Stewart, Stephen "Cat" Coore, Richard Daley, Michael "Ibo" Cooper (starring)

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Published
1980
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$225.00

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N.p.: N.p., 1980. Two vintage borderless reference photographs from the 1980 French film. A documentary following the lives of reggae fusion band Third World. Shot on location in Jamaica. 7 x 5 inches. Near Fine.
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$225.00
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Gilbert and Sullivan: Songs for Young People (First Edition)

by [Gilbert and Sullivan] Margaret Bush (arranged by)

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Published
1946
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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New York: Whittlesey House, 1946. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good in a Poor but intact dust jacket. Pictorial boards. Edges and corners are worn and there is a half-inch missing from spine head. Price-clipped dust jacket shows loss to bottom half of rear panel and rear flap and top edge has been trimmed. Illustrated with black and red… Read more
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$15.00
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Volksbucher der Musik: Josef Haydn (First Edition)

by Gustav Thormalius

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Published
1912
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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Beilefeld and Leipzig: Verlag von Velhagen and Klasing, 1912. First Edition. Presumed First Edition. Very Good plus or better in flexible cardboard pictorial wrappers with full color portrait of the composer to the front panel. Corner crease to the lower tip of the same with light soil to the spine, else Fine. Text in German, in Gothic font. Includes… Read more
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An Adventure in Music (First Edition)

by Burnett James

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Published
1967
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$15.00

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Boston and London: Crescendo / John Baker, 1967. First American Edition. Near Fine or better in a Near Fine price-clipped dust jacket. American publisher card to the title page, covering UK publication information and small sticker to the dust jacket spine with US price stamp to the front flap.
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$15.00
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New York: Macmillan, 1972. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Near Fine dust jacket with slight rubbing to the extremities of the spine and tips.
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$15.00
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The Incredible Crosby (First Edition)

by Barry Ulanov

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Published
1948
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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New York: McGraw-Hill, 1948. First Edition. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good, price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket shows stains to front and rear panels with closed tears to front panel and moderate rubbing to edges.
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$15.00
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Johannes Ockeghem: Great Religious Composers series (First UK Edition)

by Ernst; Krenek John Becker (series editor)

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Published
1953
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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London: Sheed and Ward, 1953. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Very Good plus, lightly soiled dust jacket. Slight rubbing to the jacket extremities, showing one short closed tear and shallow creasing to the top of the jacket front panel along the hinge fold.
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$15.00
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The Hero and the Blues (Softcover)

by Albert Murray

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Published
1995
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$15.00

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New York: Vintage Books, 1995. Trade softcover. First printing of this edition. Near Fine in illustrated wrappers (softcover), as issued.
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$15.00
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The Midnight Special: The Legend Of Lead Belly [Leadbelly] (First Edition)

by Garvin, Richard M., Edmond G. Addeo

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Published
1971
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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New York: Bernard Geis Associates, 1971. First Edition. First Edition. Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket.
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The Heritage of Music (First Edition)

by Katherine B. and Anca Seidlova Shippen

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Published
1963
Edition
First Edition
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$15.00

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New York: Viking Press, 1963. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good plus in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Owner inscription to front endpaper, faint foxing to spine; dust jacket has moderate rubbing to corners and spine ends.
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Erich Itor Kahn: un grand representant de la musique contemporaine (First Edition)

by Rene and Konrad Wolff Leibowitz

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Published
1958
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$20.00

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Paris: Buchet / Correa / Chastel, 1958. First French Edition (and correct first), Very Good plus or better in pictorial wrappers. Text in French. 182 pages. Pages are uncut. Illustrated in black and white. Biography and interpretation of the music of Erich Itor Kahn, composer.
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