"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.
“Music, of all the arts, stands in a special region, unlit by any star but its own": The Joy of Music; Inscribed by Leonard Bernstein
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1959.
First edition, early 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. Inscribed by the the author on the front free endpaper, “For Isidore Strassner Happy 1960! Leonard Bernstein.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light wear. Jacket design by Ronald Clyne. Rare and desirable signed by 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.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1931.
First edition. Octavo, 2 volumes, original cloth. Both volumes are near fine in very good to near fine dust jackets.
New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1961.
First edition of the final autobiography of one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century. Octavo, original blue cloth, illustrated. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Some rubbing to the cloth in a very good price-clipped dust jacket with a chip to the front panel. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Examples of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Autobiography are rare signed, as it was published only one year before her death.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 1997.
First edition. Octavo, original half cloth. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Andy and Ernestine I hope you enjoy “My Story” My best always Jack Nicklaus 1997.” Also signed by Jack Nicklaus’ wife, Barbara Nicklaus. Additionally inscribed by Pandel Savic, “Andy and Ernestine I love you ‘all’ Pandel Savic.” Savic was a close friend of Nicklaus, who played an important role in the golf community and served as longtime chairman of the PGA’s Memorial Tournament. Fine in a fine dust jacket. A unique example.