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First edition of Glenn Miller's Method For Orchestral Arranging; Signed by him
Glenn Miller’s Method For Orchestral Arranging.
New York: Mutual Music Society, 1943.
First edition of the great swing-era American jazz musician's guide to orchestral arranging. Royal octavo, original publisher's cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, "Sincerely Glenn Miller." In very good condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 141030
First edition of Mark Salisbury's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
SALISBURY, Mark [Stephen Sondheim].
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
London: Titan Books, 2007.
First edition of the in-depth companion volume to the big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's award-winning musical thriller. Quarto, original boards, patterned endpapers, illustrated. From the collection of Bill Zwecker. A member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Zwecker was a longtime entertainment and celebrity journalist. A Chicago native and second-generation newspaper star (his late mother, Peg Zwecker, was the fashion editor of the Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News), Zwecker began his journalism career in the 1980s and has since interviewed some of the most renowned celebrities across a breadth of industries. He has been a frequent contributor to numerous national…
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 140217
Rare original playbill from the September 25, 26 & 27 1964 performances of Marlene Dietrich with Burt Bacharach's Orchestra at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco; signed by both Marlene Dietrich and Burt Bacharach
DIETRICH, Marlene and Burt Bacharach.
Marlene Dietrich with Burt Bacharach’s Orchestra Featuring The Jacques Loussier Trio.
[San Francisco]: 1964.
Rare original playbill from the September 25, 26 & 27 1964 performances of Marlene Dietrich with Burt Bacharach's Orchestra at the Masonic Auditorium. Octavo, original wrappers. Boldly signed by Marlene Deitrich and Burt Bacharach on the front panel. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 140205
Rare Mary Poppins Original Cast Soundtrack; signed by Julie Andrews
ANDREWS, Julie; Dick Van Dyke; Karen Dotrice; Glynis Johns; David Tomlinson [P.L. Travers].
Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins Original Cast Soundtrack Signed LP.
Walt Disney Productions, 1964.
Rare original LP of the Mary Poppins: Original Cast Soundtrack, boldly signed by Julie Andrews on the front panel. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 140268
First Edition of Alice's Restaurant Cookbook; Signed by Alice May Brock and Arlo Guthrie
BROCK, Alice May and Arlo Guthrie.
Alice’s Restaurant Cookbook.
New York: Random House, 1969.
First edition of this classic cookbook. Quarto, original illustrated boards, with numerous pages of photographs. Signed by both Arlo Guthrie and Alice Brock on the title page with numbers on the title page. In good condition. Introduction by Arlo Guthrie. Rare and desirable signed by both Guthrie and Brock.
Price: $1,100.00 Item Number: 140091
"See me, feel me. Touch me, heal me. Tommy : Right behind you I see the millions. On you I see the glory. From you I get opinions": First Edition of The Story of Tommy; Inscribed by Pete Townshend
TOWNSHEND, Pete & Barnes.
The Story of Tommy.
Middlesex, England: Eel Pie Publishing, 1977.
First edition of this work by the legendary member of the Who. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Pete Townshend on the title page, "For Paul Pete Townshend." Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 140090
"And that's the story of Nutcracker and the King of the Mice": First Edition of The Nutcracker; inscribed by Maurice Sendak
SENDAK, Maurice; E.T.A. Hoffmann.
New York: Crown Publishers, 1984.
First edition of Sendak's magnificently illustrated rendition of the classic Christmas tale. Oblong quarto, original cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by Maurice Sendak on the half-title page, "To Nicholas Robertson Maurice Sendak Dec. 85." Translated by Ralph Manheim. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 140503
Rare Original Harpo press kit from Oprah's 1993 sensational primetime interview with Michael Jackson
[WINFREY, Oprah; Michael Jackson].
Michael Jackson Talks to Oprah: 90 Prime-Time Minutes with the King of Pop Live!
Los Angeles: Harpo, 1993.
Original Harpo press kit from Oprah's 1993 sensational primetime interview with Michael Jackson. Quarto, the kit contains a press release and biographies of Oprah and Michael Jackson. From the collection of Bill Zwecker. A member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Zwecker was a longtime entertainment and celebrity journalist. A Chicago native and second-generation newspaper star (his late mother, Peg Zwecker, was the fashion editor of the Sun-Times and Chicago Daily News), Zwecker began his journalism career in the 1980s and has since interviewed some of the most renowned celebrities across a breadth of industries. He has been a frequent…
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 140126
:The King of Pop": Rare Topps collectible trading card signed by Michael Jackson
Michael Jackson Signed Collectible Trading Card.
MJJ Productions, Inc., 1984.
Rare Topps collectible trading card signed by the "King of Pop", Michael Jackson. The glossy trading card displays a photograph of The Jacksons on the recto and is signed by Michael Jackson on the verso. In very good condition.
Price: $1,800.00 Item Number: 129380
Rare signed limited edition of David Bowie's Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust; signed by him and photographer Mick Rock
BOWIE, David. Photographs and Captions by Mick Rock.
Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy Stardust.
Guildford: Genesis Publications Limited, 2002.
First edition, signed limited issue of this profusely illustrated homage to one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century, David Bowie. Folio, original quarter leathers over illustrated boards, photographic endpapers, all edges silver, illustrated with photographs by Mick Rock. One of 2,500 numbered copies signed by David Bowie and Mick Rock, this is number 683. Housed in the original publisher's decorative lidded box. In fine condition.
Price: $3,250.00 Item Number: 138421
“Everything is possible, even the impossible.": The deluxe novelization of Disney's Mary Poppins Returns; signed by Legendary Actress Angela Lansbury
TRAVERS, P.L.. Adapted by Kathy McCullough. Screenplay by David Magee. [Angela Lansbury].
Mary Poppins Returns.
Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt/Disney Enterprises, Inc., 2018.
First edition, early printing of the deluxe novelization of the 2018 American musical fantasy film starring Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers, illustrated with color photographs from the film. Signed by Angela Lansbury opposite the title page. Lansbury played played the role of the Balloon Lady, a kindly old woman who sells balloons at the park. The part was written to be a cameo role for Julie Andrews who portrayed Mary Poppins in the original film, but she turned the role down as she felt her presence would unfairly take attention away from Emily Blunt. In fine…
Price: $600.00 Item Number: 138522
"How fair art thou, my bonnie lass, So deep in love am I; And I will love thee still, my dear, Till all the seas gang dry": The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns; decorated with a concealed fore-edge painting
Poems and Songs of Robert Burns. [Fore-edge Painting]
London: George Routledge & Sons, 1867.
Finely bound example of the poetical works of Robert Burns decorated with a concealed fore-edge painting. Octavo, bound in full crushed levant morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised bands, gilt ruling to the front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins and inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, decorated with a concealed for-edge painting of a portrait of Burns, illustrated with numerous engravings by Birket Foster, Harrison, Weir, etc. In very good condition. Rare.
Price: $1,150.00 Item Number: 138654
First Edition of Gene Autry's Back in the Saddle Again; Inscribed by Him
AUTRY, Gene [Mickey Herskowitz].
Back in the Saddle Again.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1978.
First edition of Gene Autry's autobiography. Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To Prof- Steven Martin This is part of my story, Hope you like it. Best wishes Gene Autry 11-16-80." Very good in a good dust jacket. Jacket typography designed by Lewis Friedman.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 137557
Musical score from Rudolf Sieczynski and Irving Caesar's Vienna Dreams and Vienna Cries; inscribed by Irving Caesar
CAESAR, Irving and Rudolph Sieczynski.
Vienna Dreams and Vienna Cries Signed Musical Score.
New York: Harms Inc, 1937.
Musical score from Rudolf Sieczynski and Irving Caesar's Vienna Dreams and Vienna Cries. Quarto, original wrappers. Presentation copy, inscribed by Irving Caesar on the front wrapper, "To Percy with friendship from Irving." In very good condition.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 138548
"You go for me and I’m taboo, But if you’re hard to get, I’ll go for you And if I do, then you are through, Oh, my baby, that’s the end of you": Collection of three musical scores from George Bizet and Oscar Hammerstein II's Carmen Jones
BIZET, George and Oscar Hammerstein II.
Carmen Jones Musical Score Collection.
New York: Williamson Music, Inc., 1943.
Collection of three musical scores from Bizet and Hammerstein's popular musical. Quarto, three volumes, original illustrated wrappers. The collection includes piano scores for Stan' Up An' Fight, Dat's Love, and My Joe. In very good to near fine condition.
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 138564
Rare original Roy Orbison 1975 UK Tour Program; warmly inscribed by him
Roy Orbison Signed 1975 Tour Program.
Rare Roy Orbison UK Tour Program signed by Roy Orbison. Quarto, the program is inscribed by Roy Orbison on the title page, "Sincerely Roy Orbison." Accompanied by a letter of provenance signed by the original recipient explaining the circumstances of Orbison signing the program at a concert in August of 1975. In very good condition.
Price: $1,250.00 Item Number: 138742
First Edition of Leonard Bernstein's The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard; Inscribed by Him
The Unanswered Question: Six Talks at Harvard.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1976.
First edition of this work by the legendary composer. Oblong, quarto, original illustrated boards, original slipcase, original records enclosed. Inscribed by the Leonard Bernstein on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 44062
First edition, first printing of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle; with music by Donald Swann
TOLKIEN, J.R.R. Music by Donald Swann.
The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle.
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967.
First edition of the first appearance in sheet music form of the classic song cycles that appeared throughout The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Quarto, original boards with gilt titles and gilt tooling to the spine and front panel. Poems and by J.R.R. Tolkien. Music by Donald Swann. With decorations by J.R.R. Tolkien and Samuel Hanks Bryant. The songs from the book were sold simultaneously in a record album entitled Poems of the Middle Earth with verse performed by Tolkien and piano accompaniment performed by William Elvin. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket photographs by Roger…
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 135515
Louis Armstrong's Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans; lengthily inscribed by him
Satchmo: My Life in New Orleans.
New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1954.
First edition, second printing of the autobiography of one of the most influential figures in the history of jazz, Louis "Pops" Armstrong. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the musician on the half-title page, "To Josh: The Old Dixie Jazz-hound from New Orleans!! Your friend, Louis Armstrong ("Satchmo")." The recipient, Joshua B. Glassel was a fellow Dixieland jazz musician and friend of Armstrong's in New Orleans. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. With Glassel's ownership signature to the half-title page.
Price: $2,500.00 Item Number: 137133
Jack Gottlieb's personal copy of Leonard Bernstein: A Complete Catalogue of His Works; compiled by him and with his ownership signature
[BERNSTEIN, Leonard]. Compiled by Jack Gottlieb.
Leonard Bernstein: A Complete Catalogue of His Works. Celebrating His 60th Birthday August 25, 1978.
Amberson Enterprises, Inc. Publisher, 1978.
First edition of Gottlieb's complete catalogue of Leonard Bernstein's works of music, writing, and film. Octavo, original wrappers. Association copy, Bernstein's assistant and editor Jack Gottlieb's personal copy with his ownership signature to the title page. Gottlieb worked for Bernstein for more that thirty years, first as his assistant and later as his editor, preparing for publication Bernstein’s books, scores, catalogues, programs and jackets. In his memoir “Working with Bernstein”, Gottlieb relayed, “Close to my heart were the editing jobs I did on three of Bernstein’s popular books. First was ‘The Joy of Music,’ on which I had the pleasure…
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 135237