The Collected Essays of Milton Babbitt.
Babbitt, Milton; Edited by Stephen Peles.$200.00
Item Number: 1280
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”.
Other Books by this Author
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
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.
But you'll be hearing from me baby, long after I'm gone I'll be speaking to you sweetly From a window In the Tower of Song": First Edition of Leonard Cohen's Stranger Music: Selected Poems and Songs; Signed by Him
Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, Inc, 1993.
First edition of this collection of poems and songs. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by Leonard Cohen on the title page. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Kathleen DiGrado. Jacket photograph by Edward Gajdel.
"These are the songs of Bob Dylan, the pioneer, the trail-blazer, the innovator, who has disturbed, delighted, dismayed and deepened the thinking of millions of listeners": Rare first edition of the Bob Dylan Song Book; Signed by Bob Dylan
New York: M. Whitmark & Sons.
First edition of this music collection of the songs of Bob Dylan. Quarto, original illustrated wrappers as issued, frontispiece portrait of Dylan after a drawing by Cambert, illustrated. Signed by Bob Dylan on the front free endpaper. Introduction by New York Times folk music critic Robert Shelton. Photographs by Chuck Stewart. In very good condition. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box.
Typed signed letter from Carl Haverlin to Igor Stravinsky, with Stravinsky's holograph notes and signature
Single page typed signed letter with notes in Stravinsky’s hand. Typed signed letter from 1962 to Igor Styravinsky from Carl Haverlin, pioneer in radio broadcasting, and longtime president of Broadcast Music Inc. The letter is on Broadcast Music Inc. stationary, and Haverlin writes to inquire about some illustrations which Dulac had made for Stravinsky’s Firebird Ballet. He writes: “I…take the liberty of asking you if your memory will bring forth any background on the sketches.” In the margin adjacent to this sentence, Stravinsky writes “Not at all!” in red pen. Haverlin closes the letter with: “Photostats of the sketchbook pages are enclosed.” Beneath this Stravinsky writes, along with his signature, “I find it unfortunately very bad.” Matted and framed opposite a photograph of Stravinsky. The entire piece measures 26.5 inches by 19.25 inches.