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Selective Record Guide
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Selective Record Guide

By Smith, Moses

NY: The Macmillan Company. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket chipped and rubbed with several . missing pieces.. 1950. First Printing. Hardcover. Black cloth binding. Inscribed by author on front endpaper. Index. A guide to classical record collecting from a well-known music critic and former director at Columbia Records. ; 300 pages; Signed by Author .

$15.00

The Jazz State of Indiana
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The Jazz State of Indiana

By Schiedt, Duncan P.

Duncan P Schiedt. Very Good; Gift inscription on front free endpaper.. 1977. First Edition. Softcover. 0960352805 . ix, 256 pp. Many illustrations and photos. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 256 pages .

$18.00

Folk Music and Dances of Ireland
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Folk Music and Dances of Ireland

By Breathnack, Breandan

Dublin: Mercier Press. Very Good. 1993. Later Printing. Softcover. 0853425094 . Index, appendices, music, photos. "A study of the history, development and present condition of Irish traditional music, song, and dance." (rear cover blurb) ; 152 pages .

$20.00

Some Girls Do and Some Girls Don\'t:  Sheet Music Covers
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Some Girls Do and Some Girls Don't: Sheet Music Covers

By Locantro, Tony

London: Quartet Books. Very Good. 1985. First Edition. Softcover. 0704334569 . Fifty color plates of examples of British sheet music covers from the 1850s to the 1930s with text describing their musical and social significance on each facing page. Bibliography. Sticker liftoff on front cover. ; Folio 13" - 23" tall .

$17.00

Elgar in Manuscript
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Elgar in Manuscript

By Anderson, Robert

Portland, OR: Amadeus Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1990. First Edition. Hardcover. 0931340322 . xii, 204 pp. Index, further reading, list of sources, many illustrations. Here Robert Anderson examines the manuscript evidence - from Elgars early exercises revealing his painstaking method of self-education, to such supreme achievements as the Enigma Variations and the Cello Concerto- and discusses the remarkable insights it provides into the development of his compositions, his influences and ambitions. (front jacket flap). .

$13.00

A Short Course in Music, Book One
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A Short Course in Music, Book One

By Ripley, Frederic H. ; Tapper, Thomas

NY: American Book Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, penciled owner name on front . free endpaper, pages toned, some light finger soiling.. 1898. Hardcover. Printed paper-covered boards with design of two children singing and playing a double flute by Amy Sacker on front boards. Green cloth spine. Index. Many engraved portraits of composers and poets. Words and music to many popular songs designed for elementary music instruction. ; Natural Music Series; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 144 pages .

$15.00

The Jazz Review, Volume 3-4. 1960-61
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The Jazz Review, Volume 3-4. 1960-61

Millwood, NY: Kraus Reprint Company. Good; Spines sunned, library stamps and markings.. 1973. Softcover. Printed green card covers. Reprint of 1959 issues of the classic jazz magazine. Articles, photos, advertisements. ; Ex-Library; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$50.00

The Jazz Review, Volume 2, 1959
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The Jazz Review, Volume 2, 1959

Millwood, NY: Kraus Reprint Company. Good; Spines sunned, library stamps and markings.. 1973. Softcover. Printed green card covers. Reprint of 1959 issues of the classic jazz magazine. Articles, photos, advertisements. ; Ex-Library; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$50.00

Folksongs and Footnotes:  An International Songbook
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Folksongs and Footnotes: An International Songbook

By Bikel, Theodore

NY: Meridian Books. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Top corner of front boards bumped, jacket . tattered.. 1960. First Printing. Hardcover. Orange-red cloth with titles stamped in silver on spine. Book design by Elaine Lustig. Theodore Bikel discography, index of titles and first lines. Music and lyrics for 84 songs from all over the world. Introduction and commentaries by Bikel. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages .

$25.00

The American Record Label Book
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The American Record Label Book

By Rust, Brian

New Rochelle, NY: Arlington House. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly tattered.. 1978. First Printing. Hardcover. 087000414X . Glossary, many photos. An alphabetical listing of record labels with at least one photo of each and a short history of the label, covering the periods from the 19th century through 1942. ; 336 pages .

$30.00

Pop Goes the Weazle! No. 3
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Pop Goes the Weazle! No. 3

NY: Andrews' Printer, (38 Chatham St. ). Very Good; Some light creasing and toning. Faint penciled name (A. M. . Catton? ) on top border.. N.D.. Broadside. Circa 1858 broadside. Printed song lyrics with decorative border. Printed on 9.5 x 6 inch sheet on verso only. New lyrics to the old nursery rhyme with references to Queen Victoria, Battle of Sebastopol, Napoleon, and the prohibition law passed in the State of Maine. Last verse reads: Mayor Wood has put the rumsellers through, The Maine Laws a sad evil, We cannot get our toddy now; Pop goes the weazle. A nearly identical version of this ditty, with the z in weazel replaced with an s, can be found in Beadles Dime Song Book, A Collection of New and Popular Comic and Sentimental Songs (1857). According to Grosvenor Library Bulletin: An Indexed Catalogue of Books in the Department of Local History and Genealogy (Mar. 1900) : Volume 1, Mayor Wood refers to New York City Mayor Fernando Wood, who was a Tammany Hall politician first elected as Mayor in 1855. His bloody feud with the Republican controlled State legislature created a duplicate New York City police force to try and oust him in 1857 and the chaos of the Gangs of New York era. The 1851 Maine Law, the first statewide prohibition law, and the reference to Mayor Wood putting the rumsellers through alludes to his refusal as mayor to enforce the 1857 New York State prohibition law. .

$125.00

Playing Lead Dulcimer
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Playing Lead Dulcimer

By Wilkie, Richard W.

Albany, NY: Three City Press. Very Good; Paper-covered spine foxed.. 1974. Second Edition. Softcover. Printed yellow card covers. Three additional printed sheets of music laid in. ; 43 pages .

$15.00

Be My Love:  A Celebration of Mario Lanza
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Be My Love: A Celebration of Mario Lanza

By Lanza, Damon; Dolfi, Bob; Muller, Mark

Chicago: Bonus Books. Very Good; Covers lightly scuffed.. 1999. First Printing. Softcover. 156625129X . vii, 259 pp. Filmography, discography, many photos. A biography of the classical-pop music tenor. .

$12.00

Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976:  A Pictorial Biography
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Benjamin Britten, 1913-1976: A Pictorial Biography

By Mitchell, Donald G. ; Evans, John

NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Boards and jacket rubbed, foxing to . page tops.. 1978. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0684159740 . Green cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Black and white photographs, illustrations chronological table, sources, bibliography and index. A photographic biography documenting the life and times of the world renowned composer who died in 1976.; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$10.00

Renata Tebaldi:   The Voice of an Angel
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Renata Tebaldi: The Voice of an Angel

By Casanova, Carlamaria; Mandracchia De Caro, Connie

Dallas: Baskerville Publishers Inc.. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Jacket lightly rubbed.. 1995. First Printing. Hardcover. 1880909405 . Black paper covered boards with silver spine lettering. xiii, 265 pages. Black and white photographs, repertory, chronology, discography, index and collectors CD which is unopened. Volume 2 in Baskervilles great voices series, this authorized biography of Renata Tebaldi chronicles her 30 year career as one of the world's greatest sopranos. ; Great Voices .

$13.00

The Jazz Scene
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The Jazz Scene

By Hobsbawm, Eric

NY: Pantheon Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1993. First American Edition. Hardcover. 0679406336 . Blue paper covered boards, 1/4 bound in maroon cloth which has gold lettering on the spine. Pictorial dust wrapper. Lxviii, 392 pages. Appendices, guide to further reading, notes, index and author photograph on the back dust wrapper flap. A classic work on Jazz history from one of England's leading historian and an invaluable guide to this extraordinary music. "One person's reaction to sixty years' experience in of jazz." .

$15.00

Union Harmony
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Union Harmony

By Humbert, Stephen

Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada: Stephen Humbert. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn, rear board bent in half . longitudinally, pp.109-110 missing half of text, rear free endpaper . missing half, pages toned, several worm holes to front pastedown.. 1831. Hardcover. Title continued: Or, British America's Sacred Vocal Musick. From Approved English and American Authors to Which is Prefixed a Concise Introduction, Third Edition, Abridged, Saint John, (New Brunswick) : Published by Stephen Humbert, and sold by him at his residence next to Trinity Church: Also by Blakeslee & Estey, Principal Agents, North Market Wharf, 1831. James Loring, Printer, Boston, Mass." Brown ruled leather binding. [1-5]. 6-168 pp. Errata slip bound in before rear free endpaper. The Canadian Encyclopedia notes that the 1801 first edition of this compilation of hymns and other tunes was Canada's first published English language book of music. It contains an alphabetical index and seven pages of introductory music theory and sight reading instruction. Humbert includes several of his original tunes, including Sussex Vale, Hail to the Day Spring, St. John, Mount Vernon, and Request, and those of other composers, such as Belknap, Meservey, Nolten, and many others. Stephen Humbert was a New Jersey Loyalist who emigrated to Canada after the Revolutionary War and established a singing school in his adopted town of Saint John, New Brunswick. He was an entrepreneur, elected official, and Methodist minister, and published the first edition of Union Harmony in 1801. This third edition of Humbert's book is an abridged version of the originally 300+ page first and second editions. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall .

$175.00

The Groundwork of English Intonation
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The Groundwork of English Intonation

By Kingdon, Roger

London: Longmans, Green & Company. Very Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed.. 1958. First Edition. Hardcover. xxxi, 272 pp, glossary, index. A technical book of vocal music instruction focused on intonation. .

$20.00

The Home and Community Song Book
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The Home and Community Song Book

By Cartledge, T. (compiler)

London: Blandford Press. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Gift inscription on front free endpaper, . pages toned, endpapers foxed, jacket sunned and tattered with loss at heel.. 1949. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth binding. viii, 120 pp. Nice front jacket panel photo of man at grand piano surrounded by a smiling pack of singers. As the compiler notes in his foreword to this World War II-weary songbook, "Today we need songs that have the power to open hearts and covey uniting ideas." Songs organized by theme: Love Songs and Songs of Home and Families, Songs of Workers on Land and Sea, Songs of the Fight for the New World, Songs about People, Countries and Seasons, and Hymns and Spirituals. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$25.00

Sing for America
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Sing for America

By Wheeler, Opal

NY: E. P. Dutton & Co.. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards worn,. 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Cloth-backed pictorial boards. Illustrated endpapers. Index. Many color plates and other illustrations by "Poky Little Puppy" illustrator Gustaf Tenggren. Lyrics and music for 24 American folk songs and the history and lore behind them. Includes Dixie, Steal Away, My Old Kentucky Home, The Old Oaken Bucket, Oh! Susanna, De Gospel Train, and others. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 128 pages .

$30.00

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