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1 (Ormandy, Eugene). Kupferberg, Herbert THOSE FABULOUS PHILADELPHIANS: The Life and Times of a Great Orchestra
New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1969). First edition. Appendices of orchestra members, premieres and discography. Index. Illustrated with photographs. Hardcover. Textblock uniformly age-toned, page edges evince a suggestion of dust-soiling, else a near fine copy in black cloth; in a price-clipped, age-toned photo-pictorial dust jacket that shows a tiny closed edge tear to the upper spine panel, and minor edgewear. 
History of the pioneering orchestra led until 1969 by only two conductors, Leopold Stokowksi and Eugene Ormandy. Inscribed, in part, thus: "For Jacques, on the happy occasion of your return..." SIGNED and dated (March 14, 1970) by Ormandy. Scarce thus. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 (Thursby, Emma). Gipson, Richard McCandless THE LIFE OF EMMA THURSBY 1845-1931
New York: The New-York Historical Society,l 1940. First edition. In terra cotta cloth with gilt lettering, rules, top-edge, and fore-edge; lower page edges untrimmed, marbled endsheets; dust jacket. Hardcover. A superb, fresh, fine copy; in an age-darkened dust jacket that is nicked heavily at the spine head, partially split at rear flapfold, and that shows some small patches of faint dampstain. 470 pages, including index. 
"A remarkably complete and faithful account of the life of a great American singer."--Walter Damrosch. This copy warmly inscribed and SIGNED by the author to a preliminary page. 74 illustrations reproduced on coated stock inserts. 2000 copies printed. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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3 Anonymous THEY TALK ABOUT MUSIC: Volumes 1 and 2
(Rockville Center, New York): (Belwin/Mills Publishing Corp.), (1971). First edition. Trade Paperback. Slight rubbing along the spines, a small abrasion on the lower front panel of volume 2, otherwise, near fine copies in wraps. 
Trade paperback. A compilation of short essays on music written by celebrities such as Louis Armstrong, Danny Kaye, Leopold Stokowski, Vikki Carr, Ray Charles, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Marcel Marceau, and more. Two volume set. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Coleman, Mark PLAYBACK: From the Victrola to the MP3, 100 Years of Music Machines, and Money
(Cambridge, MA): Da Capo Press/A member of the Perseus Books Group, (2003). 0306809842 / 9780306809842 First edition: Review copy, with publisher's materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 237 pages; select bibliography; 13 photo illustrations; and index. 
Coleman details everything from the birth of the LP, to the technological impact of disco on the music business, to the latest issues in digital music, set within a larger cultural and social context. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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New York: Lincoln MacVeagh/Dial Press, 1932. Third printing. Hardcover. Book-plate on the front pastedown, else fine in near fine dust jacket with age-toning to the spine. 
Talks given on radio about Toscanini's Philharmonic-Symphony. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 Eisler, Hanns and [Adorno, Theodor W.] COMPOSING FOR THE FILMS
New York: Oxford University Press, 1947. First edition. Dark grey cloth with with yellow rules and spine lettering. Hardcover. Mild uniform offsetting to the front endpaper, else a fine, fresh copy; in a very nearly fine dust jacket with a hint of fading to the spine. 165 pages; with an appendix. A rare cinema cornerstone work in remarkably nice condition. 
Composer Hanns Eisler collaborated anonymously with his intellectual partner and friend Theodor W. Adorno on this important technical and aesthetic work. Together with Adorno and Brecht, Eisler sought new possibilites for film and theatrical music. 
Price: 750.00 USD
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7 Farmer, Henry G. MILITARY MUSIC
(London): No publisher, (circa 1950). Reprint. Hardcover. Mild uniform offsetting to the front endpaper, else very good plus in pebbled green boards with black titles to the spine; in a very good plus dust jacket with age-toning to the spine and very short tears and nicks to the spine ends and to the corners. 
Illustrated with four lovely color plates and thirty-seven black-and-white illustrations, this evocative history records the evolution of the military band charting its progression of sounds and instruments. 72 pages; index. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Heartz, Daniel PIERRE ATTAINGNANT/ROYAL PRINTER OF MUSIC: A Historical Study and Bibliographical Catalogue
Berkeley, California: University of California Press, 1969. First edition. Large quarto. 450 pp. Hardcover. Fine in price-clipped pictorial dust jacket. The great age of French Printing gave birth to a new method of printing music, invented and popularized by Attaingnant--whose accomplishments are treated in the first half of this scholarly study. 
The remainder of the work is a bibliographic catalogue with detailed descriptions of the nearly 200 extant volumes from Attaingnant's press; copiously illustrated with 16 plates (including color frontipiece) and 26 figures. Multiple indexes. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Washington D.C. The Library Of Congress, 1951. First edition. Light tanning of the margins, otherwise a fine copy in wraps. 
A history of the publication and evolution of The Star Spangled Banner up to 1820, including a complete list of parodies. Offprint from ESSAYS HONORING LAWRENCE C. WROTH (1951). Thin tall octavo. 41 pages. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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10 Kirschner, Bill, editor THE OXFORD COMPANION TO JAZZ
No place. Oxford University Press, 2000. First edition: Uncorrected Proof. Proof. Fine in purple wraps. 
Quarto. This guide to the history, performers, and music of jazz is a unique collection of 60 essays specially-commissioned from today's top jazz writers and performers. 812 pages including a selected bibliography. An essential music reference work. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Kirschner, Bill, editor THE OXFORD COMPANION TO JAZZ
(New York): Oxford University Press, 2000. First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
Quarto. This guide to the history, performers, and music of jazz is a unique collection of 60 essays specially-commissioned from today's top jazz writers and performers. 812 pages including a selected bibliography. An essential music reference work. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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Kassel/Basel/Paris/London/New York: Barenreiter, 1966. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in blue cloth with powder-blue titles to the spine; in a fine dust jacket with just a hint of age-toning. Quarto. Printed in Italy and Germany. 245 pages; bibliographie; and Verzeichnis der Abbildungen 
An abundance of marvelous black-and-white and 23 striking color plate illustrations of performers with early instruments, musical events and performances highlight this music history in the original German language. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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13 Morgenstern, Dan & Brask, Ole JAZZ PEOPLE
New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., Publishers, (1976). B000GT9CWM First edition. Hardcover. Previous owner's gift inscription on a preliminary leaf, else fine in a fine dust jacket. Large quarto. With bibliography, discography, and index. Illustrated with 180 black-and-white photgraphs. 
Portraits of jazz giants in word and picture: the photographs of Brask complementing the text by Morgenstern, a Grammy-winning jazz historian and former editor of DOWN BEAT magazine. With foreword by Dizzy Gillespie, and introduction by James Jones. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., (1959). Revised edition. Hardcover. Hint of soiling to the edges, else a near fine copy in black cloth; in a lightly age-toned, edgeworn dust jacket that shows a closed edge tear and attendant creasing to upper spine panel. 
Comprehensive one-volume study of the music produced in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries--sacred and secular, vocal and instrumental--with extensive musical examples. 1022 pages, including bibliography and index. Illustrations. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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15 Rosenfeld, Paul; edited by Herbert A. Leibowitz MUSICAL IMPRESSIONS: Selections from Paul Rosenfeld's Criticism
New York: Hill and Wang, (1969). First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in green cloth with silver lettering against a black spine panel, green top-edge coloring; in an age-toned dust jacket. 302 pages, indexed. 
"Beneath his vivid perceptions is a life-wisdom that gives depth to this ideas."--Lewis Mumford. "Rosenfeld was a great man in the arts and had that gift of an almost immediate insight into the larger side of music."--Charles Ives. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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London: Putnam, 1958. First edition. With an introduction by the Earl of Harewood. Appendices, index. 849pp. Jacket design by Chadwick. Hardcover. Minor edgewear and rubbing to ruby-colored cloth covers, owner's crossed-out name to front free endsheet, else near fine, in a lightly soiled, price-clipped dust jacket that shows some nicking and very short closed edge tears to spine crown, corners. 
Mammoth, comprehensively detailed history of the principal seat of grand opera in Great Britain, from the Royal Opera archivist and editor of OPERA. Illustrated with over a hundred photos, prints, letters and drawings, most reproduced on coated stock. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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17 Talley, John Barry SECULAR MUSIC IN COLONIAL ANNAPOLIS: The Tuesday Club 1745-56
Urbana, Illinois: University of Illinois Press, (1988). First edition. Hardcover. Very fine without dust jacket as issued. 
A volume in the series "Music in American Life". 
Price: 20.00 USD
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New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1984). 0684181487 / 9780684181486 First edition, first printing. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. 
A study of Rock 'n' Roll before Elvis by, arguably, its truest chronicler. 245 pages, a chronology of the coming of Rock 'n' Roll, photographs, and an index. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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19 Westin, Helen INTRODUCING THE SONG SHEET: A Collector's Guide with Current Price List
Nashville/New York: Thomas Nelson, Inc., Publishers (1976). 0840743254 / 9780840743251 First edition. Hardcover. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Quarto. 160 pages; 17 color plate pages. 
This comprehensive guide contains a diverse collection of tin pan alley song sheets listed by categories, themes and time periods. Included are short histories of the productions, a Walt Disney section, and a cover art section with facsimile autographs. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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20 Williams, Martin HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: An Examination of the American Arts
New York: Oxford University Press, 1992. 0195075005 / 9780195075007 First edition: Review copy, with materials laid in. Hardcover. Fine in an illustrated dust jacket. Jacket designed by David Tran. 153 pages, index. 
A collection of essays about American culture, which argues that twentieth-century America has produced a rich and innovative culture. The pieces topics include Fred Astaire, Duke Ellington, D.W. Griffith, and "Popeye" artist E.C. Segar, among others. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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