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Music is a passion for many people across the world, and there are plenty of rare books about music in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From hard to find books with entire compositions to large biographies of famous musicians, there is something for everyone in the rare books about music section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.



THE GREGORY L. SCHAEFER AMERICAN & BRITISH HYMNODY COLLECTION, 1515-1950

The Gregory L. Schaefer American & British Hymnody Collection, one of the largest private collections of its kind in the United States, encompasses both printed and manuscript material relating to virtually all Christian denominations in America, Great B…

From J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC

$35,750.00


Autograph letter signed ("Chopin"), possibly to the composer's pupil Friederike Müller by CHOPIN, Frédéric 1810-1849

1 page. Small octavo (131 x 100 mm). Dated "Paris 10 avril" [?1845]. In French. Chopin plans to leave Paris within three weeks, most probably for Nohant, George Sand's summer estate, and tells his correspondent that he will be back in September or Octo…

From J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC

$31,350.00


Grand Canyon Suite (for Piano) (1932) (Signed) by Ferde Grofé, D Savino (piano arrangment)

New York: Robbins Music Corporation, 1932. Sheet music. Very Good. Soft cover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 12" x 9" Music Book SIGNED and INSCRIBED TWICE by FERDE GROFE in black fountain pen "To Marie Helen Tyes, with my c…

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$19,999.95


BOUND FOR GLORY by GUTHRIE, Woody

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Small white paint stain on the front cover, the gilt on the cover and spine a little faded but clear. The dustwrapper is bright and attractive, free from any major defect and with only a…

From Charles Agvent

$15,625.00


Symphony No. 3. "Thirty-Seven Years." Musical manuscript full score in a copyist's hand with extensive annotations, corrections, etc. in the hand of the composer. Signed in pencil at conclusion by EL-DABH, Halim 1921-2017

Full score: 133, [i] (blank) pp. Large folio. Notated in ink. With title ("Symphonie No 3 of 37 years") to head, composer's name and "Cairo 1953" to upper outer corner, and copyright notes to foot of first page. Copyright date of 2008 to right margin whi…

From J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC

$13,200.00


Pierre-Jean de Béranger: Chansons Original Handwritten Working Manuscript by Béranger, Pierre-Jean de

1827 This is a one of a kind original handwritten working manuscript by the famous French chansonnier, Pierre-Jean de Béranger. These chansons are dated 1827 and were subsequently published in his fourth collection of chansons, the one which precip…

From Defunct Books

$12,000.00


Il Talismano ossia La Terza Crociata in Palestina Melodramma storico Posto in Musica per l'I.R. Teatro alla Scala. Dedicato a Sua Eccellenza la Sig.<sup>a</sup> Contessa Giulia Samoyloff nata Contessa di Pahlen. by PACINI, Giovanni

Milano: Ricordi, 1830. First Edition — Primera edición. 232x325mm. (9¼x12¾").. Milano & Firenze, Gio. Ricordi, c.1830. Folio oblongo (232 x 325)mm. (1) hoja de título, (1) h. de índice y personajes, 266 pp., 5 láminas grabadas y coloreadas a mano …

From Librería José Porrúa Turanzas

€10,000.00


BOUND FOR GLORY by Guthrie, Woody

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1943. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good; with a Very Good dust jacket. Edge wear to jacket, including a few chips. Two scuffs to paper at jacket rear panel. Minor foxing. Crease to bottom corner…

From Evolving Lens Bookseller

$11,000.00


SNIFFIN GLUE. Volumes 1 to 12. by PERRY. MARK. Edits

Mark Perry. London. 1976/77. First Editions. Quartos. Mimeograph stapled magazines. Original issues of numbers one to twelve, a complete run of the Fanzine (two supplements, or special issues, were published but are not present here). Complete with the o…

From Paul Foster Books

£7,500.00


Louis Armstrong (1947) (Signed) by Hugues Panassie (Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Barney Bigard, Arvell Shaw, Velma Middleton, Big Sid Catlett, Bob Wilber)

Paris: Editions Du Belvedere, 1947. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Signed by Louis Armstrong and 7 Jazz Musicians. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover, Very Good; This book used to belong to a French amateur musician who knew many jazz mu…

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$9,999.99


Glenn Miller's Method for Orchestral Arranging (1943) (Signed) by Glenn Miller

New York: Mutual Music Society, 1943. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard cover, red cloth boards with beautiful bright gilt lettering on front and on spine, Fine. Very little rubbing on edges and mi…

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$9,995.99


$9,900.00


Important autograph document signed "H. Berlioz" detailing costs for the first performance of the Requiem, op. 5, ca. 1837 by BERLIOZ, Hector 1803-1869

1 page. Folio. In French (with translation). Berlioz outlines fees for musicians, singers, and tuners and costs for rehearsals, composition, and copying associated with the premiere of the work. Slightly worn; creased at folds; a few very small holes…

From J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC

$9,350.00


Autograph musical manuscript sketch leaf from an unidentified work, possibly a vocal piece by LISZT, Franz 1811-1886

?Leipzig, 1860. Oblong folio (approximately 234 x 320 mm). 19 measures. Notated in dark brown ink on 9-stave rastrum-drawn paper on the first page of a bifolium. With several corrections in Liszt's hand and the addition of numbering both above and within…

From J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC

$9,350.00


The Kingdom of Swing (1940) (Signed) by Benny Goodman, Irving Kolodin (Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Henny Youngman, Martha Tilton, Gene Krupa, Tommy Dorsey, Anita O’Day, Mel Powell, Jess Stacey)

New York: Stackpole Sons, 1940. Book. Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author + Others. Second Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard cover, second printing January 1940, black cloth boards with silver design on front cover and silver lettering on spine, Go…

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$8,999.95


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