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Don Giovanni. Don Juan. Oper in zwei Aufzügen von W. A. Mozart für das Pianoforte, ohne Worte eingerichtet von Henri Cramer

by MOZART, Wolfgang Amadeus

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Published
1850
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Some light browning and offsetting, wear to boards
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$350.00

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Offenbach: Johann André; London: J. J. Ewer; Vienna: F. Glöggl; Leipzig: B. Hermann, 1850. Some light browning and offsetting, wear to boards. Folio (12.5 x 10 inches). Title-page, index, 129 lithographed pages music, catalogue number 6749; 4-page advertisement at end. 19th-century German marbled boards, paper backstrip (partly perished), cloth corners.
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Keyboard Instruments. Studies in Keyboard Organology

by RIPIN, Edwin M.

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Published
1971
Condition
A fine copy in a near-fine jacket, the spine with light fading and a few small losses at the ends
ISBN
9780852242025
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$25.00

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Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1971. A fine copy in a near-fine jacket, the spine with light fading and a few small losses at the ends. 8vo. 84 pages. 62 black-and-white plates. Cloth; pictorial dust jacket.
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$25.00
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Blues

by NEFF, Robert, Anthony CONNOR

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Published
1975
Condition
Price clipped; jacket with some light wear to extremities and a tear on the front cover; internally fine
ISBN
9780879231521
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$10.00

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Boston: David R. Godine, 1975. Price clipped; jacket with some light wear to extremities and a tear on the front cover; internally fine. 10 x 9 inches. 141 pages. Profusely illustrated in black-and-white. Original grey cloth; pictorial dust jacket. First edition. "Portraits of fifty-five musicians most closely associated with an authentically American music and features authentic voices, vivid… Read more
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$10.00
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Mercedes Sosa New York 1983. Cancionero

by SOSA, Mercedes

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Published
1983
Condition
Wrappers toned
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$35.00

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New York: Washington Irving Auditorium, 1983. Wrappers toned. 8.5 x 5.5 inches. 20 pages, mimeographed. Stapled in wrappers. First edition.
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$35.00
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Goodtime Kings. Emerging African Pop

by BERGMAN, Bill

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Published
1985
Condition
A near-fine copy with some light shelfwear to the wrappers
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$20.00

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New York: Quill, 1985. A near-fine copy with some light shelfwear to the wrappers. 10 x 7 inches. 143 pages. Original printed wrappers. Includes profiles of King Sunny Adé, Fela Kuti, Prince Nico Mbarga, Tabu Ley Rochereau, Chief Commander Ebenezer Obey, Franco, Orchestra Jazira, and many others.
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$20.00
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Barnard College Song Book

by Undergraduate Association of Barnard College

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Published
1925
Condition
A very good copy, with a few stains and light wear to binding
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$30.00

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New York: A. S. Barnes and Company, 1925. A very good copy, with a few stains and light wear to binding. 10 x 7 inches. 43 pages. Original blue cloth. "Sing, therefore, as often as may be and as tunefully as you can, these songs of Barnard, new and old, and may they give you joy! (Virginia C.… Read more
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Work and Sing: A Collection of the Songs that Built America

by SIEGMEISTER, Elie (editor); Julian BRAZELTON (illustrator)

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Published
1944
Condition
Boards a bit soiled and with some wear along edges, previous owner's name written in pen on front free end paper
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$20.00

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New York: William R. Scott, 1944. Boards a bit soiled and with some wear along edges, previous owner's name written in pen on front free end paper. 8.5 x 10 inches. 96 pages. Illustrated in black-and-white. Original printed boards. First edition.
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Kings of Jazz [Complete series]

by ARMSTRONG, Louis; Bix BEIDERBECKE; Miles DAVIS; Johnny DODDS; Duke ELLINGTON; Dizzy GILLESPIE; Jelly Roll MORTON; King OLIVER; Charlie PARKER; Bessie SMITH; Fats WALLER

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Published
1961
Condition
Closed tear to lower wrapper of Louis Armstrong volume, generally a bright set with the wrappers well preserved
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$375.00

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New York: A.S. Barnes for Perpetua Books, 1961. Closed tear to lower wrapper of Louis Armstrong volume, generally a bright set with the wrappers well preserved. Eleven volumes, 8vo. Each illustrated with black-and-white photographs throughout text. Original pictorial wrappers; preserved in the original publisher's shelfworn slipcase. A superb piece of 60s design, this boxed set of illustrated jazz… Read more
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$375.00
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Bossmen: Bill Monroe & Muddy Waters

by ROONEY, James

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Published
1971
Condition
A near-fine copy, the jacket spine with slightest sunning, and one short internal closed tear
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$35.00

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New York: Dial Press, 1971. A near-fine copy, the jacket spine with slightest sunning, and one short internal closed tear. 8vo. 159 pages. Black-and-white photographs. Original cloth; pictorial dust jacket. FIRST EDITION.
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$35.00
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Capitol Records Fiftieth Anniversary

by GREIN, Pail

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Published
1992
Condition
A near-fine copy with some light shelfwear to jacket
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$75.00

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Hollywood, CA: Capitol Records, 1992. A near-fine copy with some light shelfwear to jacket. Oblang 4to. 219 pages. Color photgraphs. Pictorial boards; dust jacket. FIRST EDITION, a limited edition for promotional use only, not for sale.
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$75.00
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Bows for Musical Instruments of the Violin Family

by RODA, Joseph

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Published
1959
Condition
A near-fine copy, with slightest wear at extremities
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$350.00

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Chicago: William Lewis & Son, 1959. A near-fine copy, with slightest wear at extremities. 4to (278 x 215 mm). Black-and-white photographic illustrations. Original simulated leather spine, brown boards, gilt-lettered. Provenance: David W. Young, owner of the "Goding" Amati. FIRST EDITION, limited issue, number 877 of 3000 copies of the "Library Edition."
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The Hawley Collection of Violins. With a history of their makers and a brief review of the evolution and decline of the art of violin-making in Italy 1500-1800

by LYON & HEALY

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Published
1904
Condition
A very good, if slightly shaken, copy, spine label worn, and with some wear at corners, a few short marginal tears and occasiona
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$500.00

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Chicago: Lyon & Healy, 1904. A very good, if slightly shaken, copy, spine label worn, and with some wear at corners, a few short marginal tears and occasional light handling creases. Small folio (305 x 228 mm). Black-and-white portrait of Royal de Forest Hawley, and 36 mounted plates, of which most in color; printed tissue guards preserved. Original… Read more
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$500.00
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Music by Philip Glass

by GLASS, Philip; Robert T. JONES, editor

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Published
1987
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$100.00

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New York: Harper & Row, 1987. 8vo. xviii, 222 pp. Profusely illustrated. Original quarter cloth; pictorial dust jacket. A fine copy in a fresh and bright jacket. FIRST EDITION. PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED on the half-title: "For Bob with thanks Philip." A review copy, with the publisher's slip and errata slip laid in. Includes a catalogue of the composer's compositions… Read more
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Stuttgart: Hoffmannsche Buchdruckerei Felix Kraus, 1953. 4to. xxii, 361 pp. In German. Portrait frontispiece, 21 facsimile plates of musical manuscripts, some folding. Original parchment-backed boards, lettered and ruled in gilt, top edges gilt. A near-fine copy, rear hinge tender. FIRST EDITION. The extensive catalogue of the important collection of musical manuscripts, letters, and documents formed by Louis Koch.
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Memoirs of the Life of the Late George Frederic Handel. To which is added, A Catalogue of his Works, and Observations upon them

by [HANDEL, George Frederic (1685-1759)]; [MAINWARING, John (d. 1807) and other authors]

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Published
1760
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$500.00

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London: R. and J. Dodsley, 1760. 8vo (8 x 5 inches). [iv], 208pp. Half-title. Contemporary English speckled calf. Rebacked, some offsetting from binding at edges of preliminaries and terminal leaves, free endpaper slightly chipped at edges, L1-2 with offset stain. Provenance: armorial bookplate from a member of the Clayton family with motto "quod sors ferit fermus." FIRST EDITION of… Read more
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Falstaff. Lyrical Comedy in Three Acts

by VERDI, Giuseppe (1813-1901) and Arrigo BOITO (1842-1918)

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Published
1893
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$1,000.00

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Milan, Rome, etc.: G. Ricordi & Co, 1893. 4to (267 x 203 mm; 10½ x 8 inches). 471 pages. Full-page portrait of Verdi. Original gilt-lettered and -ruled green cloth. A fine copy with only slightest of wear at the ends of the spine. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. Published the same year as the first edition in Italian. Falstaff is… Read more
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The Music of Hindostan

by FOX-STRANGWAYS, A. H.

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Published
1914
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$100.00

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Oxford: The Clarendon Press, 1914. 8vo. 364pp. Frontispiece of Rabindranath Tagore, 14 plates and 2 tables. Original gilt-lettered blue cloth; printed dust jacket. A near-fine copy with slight toning to the spine, a few minor stains, and light wear. FIRST EDITION.
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$100.00
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Virgil Thomson. His Life and Music

by HOOVER, Kathleen and John CAGE

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Published
1959
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$125.00

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New York and London: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959. Tall 8vo. 288pp. Black-and-white illustrations. Original cloth; pictorial jacket. A very good copy in slightly worn jacket that has several chips and closed tears at top, the rear panel somewhat toned. FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, INSCRIBED by Thomson in 1986 on a separate sheet pasted to the front free endpaper: "For Max… Read more
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$125.00
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Self Instructor for the tenor or Plectrum Banjo

by STUMPF, M.

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Published
1916
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$100.00

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Los Angeles: Southern California Music Company, 1916. 8vo (10 x 7 inches). 62 pp. Two photographic illustrations in the introduction. Musical notation. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers lightly soiled, child's pencilings on inner front and outer rear wrappers; one leaf with chips at edges. Presumed first edition. Includes instruction on how to read conventional music for the banjo, how to… Read more
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$100.00
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Banjo Studies Part 1 Part 2

by BROWER, Grant

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Published
1894
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$125.00

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Brooklyn: Grant Brower, 1894. Folio (12 x 9 inches). 24 pp. Musical notation. Original printed wrappers. Somewhat age-darkened, a few chips at edges of wrappers. Revised edition, after the first of 1891. Exercises, scale studies, arpeggios or harp chords, harmonics, slides, double fingering, velocity studies, barre, a duet for two banjos, ending with Brower's composition "Kingston Galop." Scarce. Not… Read more
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