Words About Music.
Babbitt, Milton, edited by Stephen Dembski & Joseph N. Straus.$250.00
Item Number: 1279
University of Wisconsin Press, 1987.
First edition. Octavo. Purple cloth with spine lettering in silver. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Inscribed by the great composer, “For _____ ______, With warmest greetings, from Milton Babbitt P.S. how ty Rot-partitione!” A very nice inscription.
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The Beattles: John Lennon; Paul McCartney; George Harrison; Ringo Starr; Max Wilk; Written by Lee Minoff, Al Brodax, Jack Mendelsohn and Erich Segal.
New York: New American Publishing, 1968.
First edition. Small octavo, original illustrated boards. Boldly signed by Ringo Starr on the front panel. In fine condition.
First edition one of the most important American musical works of the 20th century. Inscribed by George Gershwin on the front cover, “For Isaac Goldberg, this Rhapsody and affection. George Gershwin. October 1929.” Quarto, original printed wrappers, back wrapper with advertisements for Gershwin’s “Tip, Toes,” and “Lady, Be, Good” (covers and title-page detached, marginal tears). In very good condition with some wear. First editions signed and inscribed by Gershwin are rare and desirable.
Berlin: N. Simrock, 1877-86.
The first four symphonies. Opus 68, 73, 90, 98, the orchestral scores, Quarto, bound in full morocco, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, inner dentelles, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. First Symphony (plate 7957), is first printing, conforming to McCorkle; the balance appear to be early printings. In near fine condition. Rare and desirable.
"And that's the story of Nutcracker and the King of the Mice": First Edition of The Nutcracker; Inscribed by Maurice Sendak in the Year of Publication
New York: Crown Publishers, 1984.
First edition. Oblong quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Translated by Ralph Manheim. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page with a large drawing of the Nutcracker, “For Herb, who is the original Drosselmeier, and who inspired me–always! happy Nutcracker!” The recipient was Herb Hosmer, a close personal friend of Sendak’s. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear.