"I've been all over the world and I've never seen a statue of a critic": First Edition of Leonard Bernstein's Findings; Signed by Him
Item Number: 41022
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1982.
First edition of this collection of thoughts from Leonard Bernstein. Octavo, original half cloth. Boldly signed by Leonard Bernstein on the front free endpaper. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
Findings is a brilliant and revealing self-portrait collects Bernstein's private notes, letters, essays, and musical writings to convey, as never before, the incredible energy, talent, and genius of a man who has confirmed the maturity and originality of American music.
Other Books by this Author
First Edition of Sennets & Tuckets: A Bernstein Celebration; Inscribed by Leonard Bernstein to Maria Cole
Boston: The Boston Symphony Orchestra in Collaboration with David R. Godine, 1988.
First edition of this work on Leonard Bernstein. Octavo, original cloth, original slipcase, illustrated. Inscribed by Leonard Bernstein on the half-title page, “For Mrs. Maria Cole Best always LB.” The recipient, Maria Cole, was a jazz singer who performed with Count Basie and Duke Ellington in the 1940s and who was married to Nat King Cole for 17 years until his death in 1965. Bernstein and Cole were friends since the 1940s, seeing one another at Tanglewood each summer, where they both had homes and Bernstein conducted. A nice association. Fine in a fine slipcase. Edited by Steven Ledbetter. With other essays by John Rockwell, Andrew L. Pincus, Larry Stempel, Paul Hume, Steven Ledbetter, Michael Tilson Thomas and by Leonard Bernstein.
Inscribed “For James Russell Leonard Bernstein ’74 and has added two bars from A Simple Song and the words, “Sing God a Simple Song….”, the second movement from his 1971 work Mass. In fine condition. Matted and framed with a photograph. The entire piece measures 15.5 inches by 18.25 inches.
New York : The Viking Press, 1968.
First edition. Quarto, original illustrated cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by Leonard Bernstein on the half-title page, “For Mrs. Bonnie Bourne with best wishes Leonard Bernstein.” The recipient Bonnie Bourne was the head and founder of The Bourne Company, a legendary music publisher. Near fine in a very good acetate dust jacket. Photographs by Ken Heyman
“Music, of all the arts, stands in a special region, unlit by any star but its own": The Joy of Music; Signed by Leonard Bernstein
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.
First edition, fourth printing of this classic work, a national best-seller on its publication, Bernstein’s first collection of essays and conversations on the world of music. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Leonard Bernstein on the front free endpaper. Small name above, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Dust jacket design by Ronald Clyne. Rare and desirable signed by Bernstein.
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1973.
First edition of this classic account of growing up gay in America. Octavo, original cloth. Warmly inscribed and dated by Andrew Tobias on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed and inscribed.
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new": First edition of Out of My Later Years; Signed by Albert Einstein
New York: Philosophical Library, 1950.
First edition of Einstein’s collection of social science-related articles, addresses and speeches. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of Einstein. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “A. Einstein.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't": First Editions of each Volume in the Prime Minister's Autobiography and Speeches; Each Signed by Her
London: HarperCollins, 1993-2002.
First British editions of each work by the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Margaret Thatcher’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, 3 volumes. Each volume is signed by Margaret Thatcher on the title page. Each are fine in near fine to fine dust jackets. A very nice set.
Washington, D.C: Public Affairs Press, 1948.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in the rare original dust jacket with some wear and tear to the extremities. Translated by Mahadev Desai.