Washington, D.C. The Haskin Service, 1946. Illustrated Red Wraps. Later. 96 pp. B/w text ills. Front cover creased. " A Collection of Nursery Songs, Singing Games, Folk Songs, Patriotic Songs, Christmas Carols, and Sunday School Hymns sung and loved by children everywhere." With piano accompaniment. Very Good.
Music, Lyrics, Singing, Instruments
Boston: Miles & Thompson, 1891. Paper Over Boards. As. 128 pp. Light green illustrated covers have front design in gilt, brown tape spine. Covers are lightly soiled and edgeworn. There is a closed tear on first page of music, a few penciled notes occasionally within music. Less difficult than some collections, this includes music by Chaminade, Godard, Grondahl, Hofmann, Koning, Meyer-Olbersleben, Paderewski, Solvay, Thome, Wachs, and Weil. Very Good.
Lincoln, NE: Alpha Chi Omega, 1928. Wraps. Eighth. 97 pp. Sage green wraps are backed with black tape. Sorority seal on front under title. Verso of front cover is "bubbled." T.p. lightly soiled. Contents are tight and clean, a collection of songs with both words and music provided. Back cover has small stamp with chapter and initiate number, filled in in ink. Very Good.
Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., n.d. Half Leather. As. 133 pp. Brown leather spine backs tan boards. Paper on boards is soiled, stained, scuffed, and edgeworn. Spine is worn to soft suede, with split at front hinge, beginning to go at heel of back hinge. There is a large paper label pasted on front cover for the "Library of the Penobscot Musical Association" (Inc. 1860). Eps have pub. ads. Penciled p.o. on first fly. T.p. indicates this is a cantata, Op. 52. With four vocal parts and keyboard " set to music by Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The Piano-forte accompaniments arranged by the Author." Near the end of this piece there is some scribbling on the music which continues on the back blanks. Second piece seems...
Leipzig: Breitkopf & Hartel. Hardcover. 100 pp. Privately bound in dark green cloth, aged here and there. Gilt title on spine. Corners lightly bumped. Original carboard covers bound in. Nd; a clipping from Boston newspaper pasted in is dated 1915. This clipping has left faint ghost on t.p., which is entirely in German. The complete orchestration for the Fifth Symphony, with occasional marginalia in pencil. Clean and tight. There is a faint page of memoranda (in English) preceeding first page of music. 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.
Boston: G.P. Reed, 1852. Paperback. First Edition. 5 pp. Paper cover. Individual sheets, no sign of being disbound. "Subject taken from Uncle Tom's Cabin. Music composed by F. James. Very little wear, some discoloration on rear sheet. As seen in the Library of Congress Music for the Nation "American Sheet Music 1820-1860" collection. Very Good.
Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1883. Wraps. 272 pp. Translated and adapted by Theodore T. Barker. Light blue wraps are ruled on front in red and decorated in a scrolled pattern of red and navy. Title in red center front. Red lettering on spine and on pub. ads on back cover. Cover is a bit soiled and scuffed at spine ends, but cover is amazing for its age. Glued binding is tight and contents are clean. Complete score of an opera which takes place in India. Very Good.
New York: The H.W. Gray Co., 1917. Green Cloth. First Edition. 209 pp. Black & white photographs and illustrations. Front cover is blindstamped with rules. Gilt title front & spine. Spine sunned, slightly worn at ends. Corners lightly worn. Other ink notes on pastedwon. Pasted-in program of the convention on rear ep. A few clippings scattered throughout the book. Pages slightly aged, otherwise clean, tight, and comprehensive.
Signed by authors on first free endpaper. Previous owner has also signed there, indicating that it was at the 2nd convention of American Guild of Organists, Dec. 1917, New York City. Very Good.
Privately Printed. Half Leather. First Edition. A collection of sheet music privately bound. Marbled paper boards are set off from leather spine and corners with narrow gilt rules. Spine, decorated in gilt and titled "Music," is chipped more than 1" at heel, split at front hinge, and has a few chipped areas on back hinge. Corners and bottom back edge threadbare. Nice rose-colored marbled eps, soiled at extremities. An interesting collection of marches, waltzes, and quick steps, most copyrighted ca. 1840-1850. Only the first piece has a cover sheet. It reads "Dedicated to the Whigs of The Prize Banner Ward." Occasional foxing, some light fingering penciled in. Final piece in the book is "Flow Gently, Sweet Afton." 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 Haven, Conn. Shepard & Kellog, 1885. Hardcover. First Edition. 116 pp. "A Collection of Songs in use by the Glee Club and Students of Yale College." Cover is linen-textured cloth over paper wraps, lettered in gilt on front "Yale Junior German, Class of Eighty Nine, January eighteenth, 1888." Cover is soiled. Bindings a little loose, but holding. Occasional fingermarks. Index has some penciled checks beside titles. Music included is written for four male voices. Good.
New York: Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., 1942. Wraps. First English Translation. 92 pp. "A symphony for tenor, contralto (or baritone) and orchestra. Words after old Chinese Poems. English translation by Steuart Wilson. Vocal Score by Erwin Stein." Wraps lightly soiled. Spine sunned. Black lettering front and spine. Tight, clean, and bright. First English translations of the symphony written in 1908. Lyrics in German and English. Very Good.
Boston: White, Smith & Co., 1877. Hardcover. As. 191 pp. Subtitle: "For singing schools, day schools, conventions, musical academies, college choirs, and the home circle. Consisting of musical notation and exercises, glees, duetts(sic), quartets, anthems, etc." Blue board cover is bent across middle of front. Soiled, edgeworn cover is patterned with a spider web. Black cloth spine is aged, worn. P.o. on ffep in pencil. T.p. and prelims loose, text block is tight for the most part. A nice collection of music, some with full piano score and others with only melody line given. Good.
Berlin: Bote & G. Bock. Cloth. 57 pp. Binding holding, but spine is missing. Brown boards scuffed and worn. P.o. signature in ink on t.p. and on last page, dated Feb. 1892. From t.p.: "W.A. Mozart Missa pro defunctis, Requiem/W.A. Mozarrt's Seelenmesse/Clavier-Auszug, von Conradi." B & B #2863. Prelims foxed, music itself is aged but clean and easily readable. Near Very Good.
London: Hutchings & Romer, 1864. Hard Cover. First Edition. 192 pp. 4to. "Welsh words by Talhaiarn. The music composed and dedicated to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, by John Thomas. (Pencerdd Gwalia), Harpist to Her Majesty the Queen" Textured blue covers blindstamped with rules. Titled center front in bright gilt with an insignia in Welsh. Same pattern blindstamped on back cover. Cloth is worn at spine ends and surrounding the corners. Light soil to spine and along fore-edge. All edges gilt. Yellow endpapers crisp and clean. Dedication page is foxed, otherwise contents are clean and tight. Contains the full vocal score with piano accompaniment. Very Good.
London: Augener & Co. Black Cloth. Augener Edition No. 7274. 51, 15, 15 pp. Textured black cloth covers, privately bound in three volumes, one for each instrument. Paper labels center front of each volume. Scores are clean and bright, with original paper cover bound into piano book. A nice set showing little to no wear. Very Good.
Boston: Oliver Ditson & Co., 1866. Hardcover. First Edition. 52 pp. Subtitle: "With an accompaniment for the organ or piano-forte." With Latin and English text. Brown covers blindstamped with rules front and back. Lettered in gilt center front. Title is also written in ink on spine. Covers are faded, corners bumped. Edges tinted red. Gray eps printed with publisher's ads. Pencil p.o. on fly. Binding tight, contents clean on this obscure piece of liturgical music. Very Good.
Chicago: R.H. Meredith & Co., 1887. Hardcover. First Edition. 160 pp. Subtitle: "For Singing Schools, Conventions, Normals, Day Schools and the Home Circle." Orange covers are worn, stained, and soiled. Black cloth spine. Corners worn to boards. Edges tinted red. P.o. in ink on front fly. Contents are amazingly clean and reasonably tight. Except for a few familiar pieces, most of the offerings are previously unpublished and few became familiar. We have four copies of this book, three in reasonably good condition and one with vg contents, but detaching from covers. For group singing? Check with us for a group rate. Good.
0000. Half-Leather. First. Black cloth over boards, with black leather spine and corners set off by gilt rules. Binding scuffed and edgeworn. Leather block center front which reads "Louise A. Burr." Spine, trimmed in gilt, simply reads "Music." Appears to be compilations of sheet music purchased in the mid 19th Century. Elaborate marbled eps, wear to covers, and contains 27 piano solos. There are a few instances where fingering is penciled in. Many pps. foxed, some torn at corners with no loss of content. Near Very Good.
Siena: Accademia Musicale Chigiana, 1950. Wraps. Limited. Unpag. "Della Sachsische Landesbibliothek di Dresda." Limited edition of 300 copies. Tan wraps lettered on front in red and black. Upper corner of front cover clipped. All text in Italian. Concert "con due flauti, due tiorbe, due mandolini, due salmo, due violini in tromba marina et un violoncello." Cleean and tight. Very Good.
New York: Edward Lyman Bill. Hard Cover. Later. 160 pp. Nd (1920). Light brown cover has solid darker brown backstrip w/gilt letteriing front and spine. Cover is a bit soiled, and there are touches of fraying to spine ends. P.o. in ink on ffep. Contents are clean and tight, a guide to the science of piano-making. Very Good.
Boston: John P. Jewett & Co., 1852. Paperback. First Edition. 4 pp. + cover. Paper cover illustrated in b/w with "Little Eva and Uncle Tom in the arbor.". Individual sheets, no sign of being disbound. Poem by John G. Whittier, music by Manuel Emilio. Publisher also noted in Cleveland. "Composed and most rtespectfully dedicated to Mrs. Harriet Beecher Stowe." Very little wear, some discoloration and light foxing to covers. As seen in the Library of Congress Music for the Nation "American Sheet Music 1820-1860" collection. BAL 21776. Front cover State A, Page 1, "author" misspelled. Very Good.