Phoenix, AZ: The Phoenix Symphony Guild, 1975. Hard Cover. First Edition. 127 pp. Monotone photo ills. "The Phoenix Symphony Guild presents the 1975 Symphony Ball. Saturday the tenth of May. Arizona Biltmore Hotel." Title printed on front cover in brown within a facsimile oval photo frame, also brown. Cover clean, with slightest of bumps to corners. Traces of foxing to upper front cover. Inside is your standard Program Book, with pictures of everyone from President Gerald Ford down to the Chairpersons of the event. Entire book is printed in brown on beige, including photos. Much period advertising, many hairdos and fashions of the era. Presumably this is a rare copy. Very Good.
New York: Walt Disney Productions, 1940. Paper. First Edition. Unpaginated program of the 1940 performance of Fantasia with Leopold Stokowski conducting the Philadelphia Orchestra & music critic and commentator Deems Taylor's narrative bridges. With b/w and color ills. Front cover is bright, features Disney's animated figures. Light water stain on left side of front. Else very good; corners a little bumped but no tears. Very Good.
Boston: Benjamin B. Mussey & Co., 1850. Hardcover. First Edition. 299 pp. Cover is blindstamped with rules & corner designs. Bottom corners bumped. Spine w/gilt lettering is sunned and chipped. Top of spine has quarter-inch closed tears front & back. Yellow eps are soiled. Bookplate and library number sticker present on fep. Circulation card pasted on back ep. Stamp of the Library of the Divinity School of Harvard University on title page. Interior clean and tight. A thorough examination of the music of the Egyptians, the Hebrews, Greeks, Ancient Rome, the early Christian Church, the British Isles, Metrical Psalmody, sixteenth Century European music, opera, and more. Very Good.
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872. Hard Cover. First Edition. 154 pp. 4to. Cover lettered center front in bright gilt. Red leather spine scuffed and worn, with some erosion of cloth at both ends. Bumped corners. Outer edges of book marbled. Contents are clean and bright, binding tight. Contains an interesting array of songs for four voices, with categories of national airs, songs of sentiment, songs of nature, songs of devotion, and folk songs. Very Good.
Newark, VT: The Janus Press, 1992. Wraps. First Edition. Printed on heavy white Royal Watercolour Society paper and illustrated with skull drawings by Ruth Fine, bound in a non-adhesive structure and encase in a two-part slipcase that uses shaped drum vellum for the sliding lid. This edition inscribed to the original recipient and signed by Clifford Burke, Ruth Fine, and Claire Van Vliet. One of 150 copies. Fine.
New York: Little, Brown & Company, 1895. Full Leather. First Edition. 178 pp. Full leather binding with gold tooling at spine, flower design in all four corners of front and rear boards, gold line along edge of each cover board, leather turn-ins with gold tooling at pastedowns. Head of text block gilded, foredge and foot of text deckled. Very Good.
London: Henry S. King & Co., 1876. Hard Cover. First Edition. 328 pp + 54 pp ads. Green cloth covered boards with a beveled edge, red coral design spans center of book on front cover and wraps to spine, light rubbing to spine and cover, titling in gold. Brown paper endpapers, clean within. Very Good.
London: Sampson Low, Son, and Marston, 1867. Hardcover. As. 92 pp. B/w engraved ills. Beveled burgundy boards are ruled and embellished on front with gilt. Heavily gilted spine is sunned, scuffed in center, and eroding at both ends. Corners bumped. Bottom edgeworn. All edges gilt. Pale yellow eps. Frontis portrait of Rev. Heber. T.p. is same design as book front. Internally clean and tight, the book contains hymns arranged by the Liturgical Year, each illustrated and embellished, engraved under the direction of James D. Cooper. Very Good.
Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1923. Illustrated Wraps. As. 88 pp. Music by Augustus C. Knight. Cream wraps trimmed in red & green border stripes show a dancing couple on front, title lettering in red, green, and black. Contents are clean and tight, with an occasional penciled cue. With piano accompaniment. Very Good.
Damrosch, Helen Therese. New York: G. Schirmer, 1918. Hard Cover. First Edition. 47 pp. 4to. 12 tipped-in, full-color illustrations. "From The Book of Katharine's Friends" "Set to Music by Frank Damrosch." Brown cloth spine and brown paper boards. Front cover has a pasted-on, full-color illustration of a young child and green lettering. Covers and spine are somewhat aged, soiled and shelf-worn. Spine ends and corners are bumped. Corners are bumped and frayed to the boards. Left-hand pages are sheet music. Right-hand pages are heavy, black paper stock with the lovely, full-color illustrations tipped-in. Illustrations are in "fine" condition. Interior is very slightly aged, but clean, crisp and tight.
Frank Damrosch's signature appears on the first free endpaper. Very Good.
New York: Albert and Charles Boni, 1925. Hard Cover. First Edition. 183 pp. Red cloth covered boards with a flower design in white with inset blue paper label, blue cloth backstrip with paper pasted label. A very attractive design overall. Bumping to corners and soiling from age and wear. Light age toning to interior, black and illustrations througout illustrate the text and music. A collection African-American songs and spirituals. Very Good.
New York: G. Schirmer, 1901. Wraps. First Edition. First American Edition. 412 pp. 4to. Beige wraps printed on front with title and design in red. Wraps and edges somewhat soiled, but basically unworn. Title page printed in red and black with same design as front cover, signed "E.E." Lyrics offered in both German and English. Preliminaries in English, although the cast listed is the cast of the original Dresden performance. Scored for piano accompaniment. The entire book is clean, tight, and bright, as well as scarce. Because of its rarity and excellent condition it is an ideal candidate for a fine binding.
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