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Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1975.
First edition of Cash’s noted first autobiography, in which he calls his life a “spiritual odyssey.” Octavo, original cloth, illustrated with 24 pages of candid photographs. Boldly signed by Johnny Cash on the front free endpaper. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket, names to the front free endpaper. Uncommon signed.
Price: $1,050.00 Item Number: 120801
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1985.
First printing of the second edition of this compilation of Dylan’s lyrics. Quarto, original glossy illustrated boards. Signed by Bob Dylan on the front free endpaper. In near fine condition. One of a few examples signed by Dylan for Knopf representatives.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 119777
"How does it feel, how does it feel? To be without a home Like a complete unknown, like a rolling stone": First Edition of Bob Dylan Lyrics: 1962-2001; Signed by Him
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2001.
First edition of this collection of the Nobel Prize-winning author’s lyrics from 1962-2001. Quarto, original half cloth. Signed by Bob Dylan on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Geoff Gans. Jacket photograph by Jerry Schatzberg. Signed by Dylan in Sweden in 2017.
Price: $7,500.00 Item Number: 119548
First Edition of Brian Wilson's Wouldn't It Be Nice: My Own Story; inscribed by him, Todd Gold, and Dr. Eugene Landy
New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1991.
First edition of Brian Wilson’s candid autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by Brian Wilson on the half-title page, “To Glen Brian Wilson”, signed by Todd Gold on the title page and inscribed by Dr. Eugene Landy on the dedication page, “To Glenn Eugene E. Landy.” The recipient, Glenn Goldman founded Book Soup in 1975, an independently owned bookstore on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood specializing in art, music, film, photography, design and fiction. American psychotherapist Dr. Eugene E. Landy was best known for his unconventional psychological treatments, especially for his treatment of Wilson in the 1970s and 80s in which he essentially took control of his life, monitoring him 24 hours a day with a team of assistants to keep him sober. The treatment was later deemed unethical by Californian courts and was later dramatized in the 2014 biographical film Love & Mercy, in which Landy is portrayed by Paul Giamatti. Wilson dedicated the present volume to Landy. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Suzanne Noli. Jacket photograph by Mark Hanauer. A unique example.
Price: $950.00 Item Number: 119333
First edition of Richie Unterberger's Turn! Turn! Turn! the '60s Folk-Rock Revolution; inscribed by him
San Francisco: Backbeat Books, 2002.
First edition of Unterberger’s comprehensive survey of ’60s folk-rock. Octavo, original illustrated wrappers, illustrated with photographs. Presentation copy, signed by songwriter Donovan Phillips Leitch and inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “To Glenn, Enjoy the book and thanks for all your support Richie Unterberger.” The recipient, Glenn Goldman founded Book Soup in 1975, an independently owned bookstore on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood specializing in art, music, film, photography, design and fiction. In fine condition.
Price: $475.00 Item Number: 119884
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1994.
First edition of Wynton Marsalis’s absorbing autobiography. Quarto, original cloth, photographs by Frank Stewart. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Glenn: Thanks and continue swinging Love Wynton Marsalis.” The recipient, Glenn Goldman founded Book Soup in 1975, an independently owned bookstore on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood specializing in art, music, film, photography, design and fiction. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Beth Tondreau. Jacket photographs by Frank Stewart.
Price: $100.00 Item Number: 119397
Santa Rosa: Squarebooks, 1992.
First edition, first printing of the Rolling Stone photographer’s homage to the music and musicians of the Sixties. Octavo, original cloth, patterned endpapers, illustrated with hand-colored photographs by Ann Rhoney. One of one thousand numbered copies, this is copy number 97. Presentation copy, inscribed on the titles page, “To Glenn – …One helluva soup kitchen… In admiration, Baron Wolman.” The recipient, Glenn Goldman founded Book Soup in 1975, an independently owned bookstore on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood specializing in art, music, film, photography, design and fiction. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Book design by Lauren Kahn.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 119962
First edition of Long Time Gone: The Autobiography of David Crosby; signed by David Crosby and Carl Gottlieb
New York: Doubleday, 1988.
First edition of David Crosby’s autobiography. Octavo, original boards, pictorial endpapers, illustrated with photographs. Presentation copy, signed by David Crosby and inscribed by co-author and screenwriter Carl Gottlieb on the half-title page, “For Glenn with great appreciation Carl Gottlieb.” The recipient, Glenn Goldman founded Book Soup in 1975, an independently owned bookstore on Sunset Strip in West Hollywood specializing in art, music, film, photography, design and fiction. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket photograph by Jay Parti. Jacket photograph by Casey Koh.
Price: $250.00 Item Number: 119490
“Life is a lot like jazz - it's best when you improvise": SIGNED LIMITED FIRST EDITION OF GEORGE GERSHWIN’S SONG-BOOK
New York: Random House, 1932.
Signed limited first edition, number 206 of only 300 copies signed by George Gershwin and illustrator Constantin Alajalov. Quarto, bound in full publishers morocco, frontispiece portrait of Gershwin and numerous full-page illustrations by Alajalov. In near fine condition. An exceptional example.
Price: $6,000.00 Item Number: 119552
First edition, first printing of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Road Goes Ever On: A Song Cycle; with music by Donald Swann
Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1967.
First edition, first printing of the first appearance in sheet music form of the classic song cycles that appeared throughout The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Quarto, original boards with gilt titles and gilt tooling to the spine and front panel. Poems and by J.R.R. Tolkien. Music by Donald Swann. With decorations by J.R.R. Tolkien and Samuel Hanks Bryant. The songs from the book were sold simultaneously in a record album entitled Poems of the Middle Earth with verse performed by Tolkien and piano accompaniment performed by William Elvin. Small name to the front free endpaper, fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket photographs by Roger Hill and Brian Shuel.
Price: $400.00 Item Number: 119260
"For Alden Who Really loves Music": First Edition of Copland on Music; Inscribed by Aaron Copland and with a signed letter
New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc, 1960.
First edition of this work by the “Dean of American composers.” Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To Alden, who really loves music, Aaron Nov 1960.” With an autographed letter signed to the same recipients by Copland on his letterhead which reads, “Dear Alden and Rolf: What a pleasant surprise to get your Encyclopedia for my birthday! Many thanks. It is full of nostalgic memories for me, especially of my student days in the teens, and those exciting twenties. Where on earth did you find such a book?? All best to you both Aaron.” With the envelope written in Copland’s hand and his printed address. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Ronald Clyne. Jacket photograph by Constantine Manos.
Price: $750.00 Item Number: 118362
"We gotta get out while we're young `Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run": First edition of Bruce Springsteen's Autobiography Born to Run
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2016.
First edition of Springsteen’s revelatory autobiography. Octavo, original half cloth, pictorial endpapers. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Jackie Seow. Jacket photograph by Frank Stefano.
Price: $50.00 Item Number: 119735
"I'm a cool rockin' Daddy in the U.S.A. now": Album of Bruce Springsteen's Born in the U.S.A.; Signed by Him
New York: Columbia Records, 1984.
Born in the U.S.A. original album, boldly signed by Bruce Springsteen on the front panel. In fine condition with the original record present.
Price: $1,750.00 Item Number: 117081
Rare postcard signed by famed Italian tenor Enrico Caruso. One page with the Hotel Cecil, London coat of arms, the post card is addressed to Miss Nelly Bachman in Caruso’s hand and signed by him on the verso, “Enrico Caruso London 1906.” Caruso has added a self-caricature beneath his inscription. In near fine condition.
Price: $1,400.00 Item Number: 117755
Rare original photograph of great tenor Enrico Caruso; warmly inscribed by him to Italian football star Ettore Fontana
Rare original sepia toned photograph of famed tenor Enrico Caruso, inscribed by him on the mount to football star Ettore Fontana in Italian, “Al carissimo amico Ettore Fontana Sinceramente Enrico Caruso New York, 1907.” In very good condition. Double matted and framed. The entire piece measures 17 inches by 15.5 inches.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 117974
"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; Inscribed by Him to Mort Lindsey and fellow singer Judy Johnson
New York: Pantheon, 1993.
First edition of this collection of poems and songs. Octavo, original cloth. Association copy, inscribed by the author on the title page in the year of publication, “To Mort and Judy warm regards on Christmas Day Leonard Los Angeles 1993.” Cohen has include his trademark entwined heart stamp. The recipients were composer Mort Lindsey and fellow singer Judy Johnson and close friends of Cohen. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Kathleen DiGrado. Jacket photograph by Edward Gajdel. Association copies are uncommon.
Price: $1,600.00 Item Number: 117464
New York: Alchemical Music Co, 1971.
First edition of the sheet music accompaniment to the Doors’ seventh studio album; the first album released by the band following Jim Morrison’s death. Quarto, original wrappers, illustrated with photographs. Boldly signed by drummer John Densmore on the front panel. In good condition.
Price: $300.00 Item Number: 117962
“The Ambassador of Jazz": Rare original Louis Armstrong Poster; inscribed by him and his road manager Pierre 'Frenchy' Tallerie
Rare original “Louis Armstrong and His Concert Group” poster inscribed by him, “To Pat From Louis Armstrong.” Additionally signed by him as “Satchmo” and inscribed by his road manager on the verso, “May you always enjoy the best of Health. Pierre Tallerie, Mgr. Louis Armstrong.” In near fine condition.
Price: $850.00 Item Number: 117083
First Edition of The Bread of Life; Inscribed by the Illustrator to Julie Andrews and signed by Halldor Laxness
Reykjavik: Vaka-Helgafell, 1987.
First edition of this work by the Nobel Prize-winning author. Quarto, original cloth, illustrated. Presentation copy, inscribed by the illustrator to actress Julie Andrews on the front free endpaper, “August 1988 To Julie Andrews with thanks and appreciations Snorri Sveinn Fridriksson.” Additionally signed by Halldor Laxness on the half-title page. Illustrated by Snorri Sveinn Fridriksson.” Translated by Magnus Magnusson. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. From the library of Julie Andrews.
Price: $1,500.00 Item Number: 116748