First edition of Bourne Inc. 1919-1948: Songs of Yesterday That Are Memory Songs of Today; Bonnie Bourne's copy with her name gilt on the front panel
Bourne Inc. 1919-1948: Songs of Yesterday That Are Memory Songs of Today.
Item Number: 95819
New York: Bourne Inc. and ABC Music Corporation, 1919-1948.
First edition of this catalogue of songs published by Bourne Music Company between 1919 and 1948. Quarto, original green cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front panel, pictorial endpapers. Bonnie Bourne’s copy with her name gilt on the front panel. In near fine condition. Rare a desirable with noted provenance.
One of the largest privately held international music publishers in the world, American sheet music publisher Bourne Co. Music Publishers owns the rights to over three thousand titles. Bourne Music was founded in 1919 by Saul Bourne, Max Winslow, and Irving Berlin. Saul's wife Bonnie took over the running of the company when he died in 1957, and their daughter took over when she died in 1993. The company's copyrights consist of classics, Charlie Chaplin songs, and the soundtracks to early Disney motion pictures such as Snow White, Pinocchio, and Dumbo.