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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
First edition of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein's Allegro
RODGERS, Richard and Oscar Hammerstein II.
Allegro: A Musical Play.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948.
First edition of the book companion to Rodgers and Hammerstein's third collaboration for the stage. Octavo, original cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Portrait of Hammerstein by Lupas.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 137245
"We gotta get out while we're young `Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run": First edition of Bruce Springsteen's Autobiography Born to Run
Born to Run.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016.
First edition of Springsteen's revelatory autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jackie Seow. Jacket photograph by Frank Stefano.
Price: $125.00 Item Number: 119735
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
First Edition of The John Adams Reader: Essential Writings on an American Composer; Inscribed by John Adams
ADAMS, John] Thomas May.
The John Adams Reader: Essential Writings on an American Composer.
New Jersey: Amadeus Press, 2006.
First edition of this compilation of writings by the famed composer. Octavo, original black cloth with gilt lettering to the spine. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the composer John Adams on the title page.
Price: $150.00 Item Number: 1298
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
Finely bound example of Gustave Nadaud's Chansons De Salon Populaires et Legeres Operettes
Chansons De Salon Populaires et Legeres Operettes.
Paris: Henri Plon, 1867.
Finely bound example of the popular songs and operettas of French chansonnier Gustave Nadaud. Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco over marbled boards, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, raised bands, marbled endpapers. In very good condition with light rubbing to the extremities.
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 92541
First edition of George Shearing's Lullaby of Birdland; inscribed by him to American journalist William Safire
SHEARING, George with Alyn Shipton [William Safire].
Lullaby of Birdland.
New York: Continuum, 2004.
First edition of British jazz pianist George Shearing's autobiography. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the half-title page, "For Helene and Bill - Not it's my turn! Affectionately, George Shearing." The recipient, William Safire was an important American author, columnist, journalist, and presidential speechwriter. He joined Nixon’s campaign for the 1960 Presidential race, and supported him again in 1968. After Nixon’s 1968 victory, Safire served as a speechwriter for him and Spiro Agnew. He authored several political columns in addition to his weekly column “On Language” in The New York Times Magazine from 1979 until the…
Price: $175.00 Item Number: 135249
BABBITT, Milton; Edited by Stephen Peles.
The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2003.
First edition of the compilation of the essays of the great composer Milton Babbitt. Octavo. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the composer, "For ____ _____, With Warmest greetings, from Milton Babbitt 6/18/08".
Price: $200.00 Item Number: 1280
"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
“AT THE CHAPEL DOOR HE [A PRIEST ASSOCIATED WITH A SCHOOL BOULEZ ATTENDED] ASKED ME IF WHAT HE HAD BEEN TOLD WAS TRUE: THAT BOULEZ NO LONGER BELIEVED IN GOD. I SAID IT WAS...”: Inscribed by Pierre Boulez
Boulez on Music Today.
Cambridge, MA : Harvard University Press, 1971.
First edition. Octavo, original blue cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the author: "To James with my best wishes Pierre Boulez."
Price: $225.00 Item Number: 1793
First Edition of Milton Babbitt's Words About Music; Inscribed by Him
BABBITT, Milton; Edited by Stephen Dembski & Joseph N. Straus.
Words About Music.
Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the Babbitt, "For _____ ______, With warmest greetings, from Milton Babbitt P.S. how ty Rot-partitione!" Edited by Stephen Dembski and Joseph N. Straus. A very nice inscription.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 1279
First Edition of Paul Johnson's Mozart: A Life; Inscribed by Him
Mozart: A Life.
New York: Viking, 2013.
First edition of this work on Mozart by the award-winning author. Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, "To John with best wishes from the Author Paul Johnson August 2014." Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jason Ramirez.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 122891
First edition of The Tarzan Chronicles; signed by the Disney Film's producer Bonnie Arnold and directors Chris Buck and Kevin Lima
GREEN, Howard. Foreword by Phil Collins.
The Tarzan Chronicles.
New York: Hyperion, 1999.
First edition and signed limited edition of this lavishly illustrated companion volume to the acclaimed animated feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Folio, original half cloth over pictorial boards, illustrated. One of sixteen hundred numbered copies signed by Bonnie Arnold, the producer of Disney's animated feature film Tarzan; and the film's directors Chris Buck and Kevin Lima, this is number 1117. Text by Howard Green. Foreword by Phil Collins. In fine condition. Housed in the original custom pictorial slipcase.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 135272
First edition of The Doors: Other Voices; Signed by John Densmore
The Doors: Other Voices.
New York: Alchemical Music Co, 1971.
First edition of the sheet music accompaniment to the Doors' seventh studio album; the first album released by the band following Jim Morrison's death. Quarto, original wrappers, illustrated with photographs. Boldly signed by drummer John Densmore on the front panel. In good condition.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 117962
Henry Clay Work's Marching Through Georgia
WORK, Henry C. [William Tecumseh Sherman].
Marching Through Georgia: Written in Honor of Sherman’s Famous March From “Atlanta to the Sea”.
Boston: Ticknor and Company, 1889.
First Ticknor and Co. edition of Henry Clay Work's greatest hit, "Marching Through Georgia", inspired by Sherman's march to the sea at the end of 1864. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. In good condition.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 132439
"FREEDOM CAN BE OURS, HERE AND NOW": FIRST EDITION OF PAUL ROBESON'S FIRST BOOK, HERE I STAND
Here I Stand.
London: Dennis Dobson, 1958.
First edition of Robeson's powerful first book. Octavo, original half cloth. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket
Price: $350.00 Item Number: 133146
"I have the only key to your heart I can stop you falling apart": First American Edition of Horses Neck; Inscribed by Pete Townshend
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985.
First American edition of Townshend's series of short fictions. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed and dated by Pete Townshend on the half-title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Pentagram.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 76007
First Edition of Led Zeppelin: Live Dreams; Signed by Lawrence Ratner and artist Balazs Szabo
RATNER, Lawrence; Designed by Balazs Szabo [Robert Plant.
Led Zeppelin: Live Dreams.
Chicago: Margaux Publishing, 1993.
First edition of this illustrated work from the Laurance Ratner collection of photographs. Quarto, original black cloth with decorative metallic bas relief frame designed by Balazs Szabo, slipcase. No. 30 from an edition limited to 2000 copies. Signed by Laurance Ratner and inscribed by Szabo in silver ink on front free endpaper, "To Lenny The true collector with best wishes from Balazs 1993 Raleigh NC". Laid in is a postcard from Balazs Szabo to Leonard Fox. Fine in a fine slipcase.
Price: $375.00 Item Number: 133294