"the handsomest producer of all time": FIRST EDITION OF GEORGE GERSHWIN’S SONG-BOOK; INSCRIBED BY HIM to Broadway Composer and Producer Alfred Aarons
New York: Random House, 1932.
First edition of Gershwin’s classic songbook. Quarto, original cloth, with 18 color illustrations by Constantin Alajalov. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “For Alfred Aarons – the handsomest producer of all time. With my best wishes, George Gershwin, Jan. 1933.” The recipient Alfred E. Aarons was the Broadway composer and producer, whose son Alex produced La La Lucille, Lady be Good, Tip Toes, and most of Gershwin’s other musicals into the 1930s. In very good condition, lacking the rare dust jacket. An exceptional association copy, scarce and desirable signed and with noted provenance.
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