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New York: Pocket Books, 1969. 1st Printing. Mass Market Paperback.
1st printing. Faint toning.
Black-and-white photographs. The Raw Pearl is a most unusual book to come from a famous entertainer, singer, actress. Most such books are either ghosted or written 'with the collaboration of.' This book was written by Pearl.....
New York: Silver Burdett Company, 1951. Hard Cover.
Former school library copy - ink stamp only. No jacket. Board edges very lightly rubbed, pencil marks in Contents.
vi, 122 pp. CONTENTS: Pattern Music: Luigi Boccherini; Johann Strauss; Edward German; Roger Quilter; Traditional: Two Old Folk Songs; Nathaniel Dett; Charles Sanford.....
Princeton: Princeton, 1993. 1st Printing. Trade Paperback.
1st printing. Faintly rubbed.
284 pp. Antonin Dvorák made his famous trip to the United States one hundred years ago, but despite an enormous amount of attention from scholars and critics since that time, he remains an elusive figure. Comprising both interpretive essays.....
New York: Broadway Books, 1998. Trade Paperback.
Minimal ink marks.
Born in 1901 to the sixteen-year-old daughter of a slave, he came of age among the prostitutes, pimps, and rag-and-bone merchants of New Orleans. He married four times and enjoyed countless romantic involvements in and around his marriages. A believer.....
New York: B. B. Bowen, 1852. Third Edition. Hard Cover.
Third edition. Some loss to spine head and to spine base, page ridges abraded, bottom corner of front free endpaper chipped, front hinge starting, rear free endpaper removed.
432 pp. Engraved frontispiece of author, who was a blind music teacher.....
New York: Harper, 2015. First Edition. Hard Cover.
First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Minor sticker adhesive on jacket spine. Spine very slightly cocked.
viii, 209 pp. Author's first book. "Academy Award-nominated actress and musician Abigail Breslin is your best friend in her publishing debut, a collection of hilarious.....
New York: The Modern Library, 1943. Reprint. Hard Cover.
1954-63 printing, Toledano 241.2 (no discography, binding style 8, grey Rockwell Kent endpapers. Lacks jacket. front hinge starting.
viii, 469 pp. Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. Beethoven remains one.....
New York: Thames & Hudson, 1991. First American Edition. Hard Cover.
First American Edition. Edges worn.
351 pp. Offers a chronology of Beethoven's life, identifies important contemporaries, discusses the historical background of the period, and looks at Beethoven's philosophy, influences, and music.
New York: Blue Rider Press, 2015. Hard Cover.
Sticker remnant to jacket.
Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink provides readers with a master's catalogue of a lifetime of great music. Costello reveals the process behind writing and recording legendary albums like My Aim Is True, This Year's Model, Armed Forces, Almost.....
New York: Gotham Books, 2004. First Edition. Hard Cover.
First edition. An exceptional copy.
496 pp. Draws on unpublished journals and recordings as well as numerous original interviews to cover every aspect of the musician's life and work, in a portrait that includes discussions of Morrison's military upbringing, emergence as.....
New York: Ballantine, 2017. First Edition. Hard Cover.
First edition. Jacket faintly rubbed.
In August 1970, Elton John achieved overnight fame with a rousing performance at the Troubadour in Los Angeles. Over the next five years, the artist formerly known as Reginald Dwight went from unheard of to unstoppable, scoring.....
Portland: Amadeus Press, 1997. Hard Cover.
Lacks jacket. Minor 1" sticker ghost near base of spine, black marker dot on bottom page ridge.
494 pp. Published in celebration of the 100th anniversary of her birth, this book presents a candid portrait of Ponselle, "the Caruso in petticoats," contrasting the singer's.....
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1970. First Edition. Large Hardcover.
First edition. Jacket edges rubbed with some minor chips. Board edges lightly rubbed.
x, 387 pp. The history of the American popular song told through the lives, careers, achievements, and personalities of its foremost composers and lyricists--from William Billings of.....
Detroit: Balamp Publishing, 1974. First Edition. Hard Cover.
First edition. Signed without inscription on title page. Ink name on front endpaper, portion of publisher order slip laid in.
xii, 236 pp. The memoirs of the famous jazz saxophonist, with considerable commentary on other great jazz musicians, including Louis Armstrong, Lester.....
Japan: CBS, 1989. Signed Copy. Trade Paperback.
Signed by author without inscription. Near fine.
380 pp. Japanese translation. George Harrison[nb 1] MBE (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English musician, singer-songwriter, and music and film producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.....
Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press / Little, Brown and Company, 1975. First Edition. Hard Cover.
First edition. Jacket a bit rubbed, jacket price clipped.
xx, 280 pp. An overview of jazz featuring some of its most prominent musicians, with a particular focus on Duke Ellington. Includes a foreword by Studs Terkel.....
New York: Friedman / Fairfax, 1994. Soft Cover.
A nice copy.
72 pp. Bessie Smith, Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughan, Doris Day and more. "Satin Dolls describes the struggle for recognition that female vocalists--from early stars like Bessie Smith and Mamie Smith to later superstars like Ella Fitzgerald and Carmen McCrae--faced.....
New York: North Point Press / Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997. 1st Printing. Trade Paperback.
First paperback printing. Spine creased, ink name on title page.
xii, 307,  pp. Includes two sections of black-and-white photographs. "Provides an insightful study of the dramatically successful musical career and turbulent private life of jazz.....
New York: Carroll & Graf, 1994. Soft Cover.
Edges rubbed, crease along spine, front corner creased.
Memorable quotes, funny stories, serious tributes, and revealing comments from people as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Imelda Marcos, and Richard Nixon combine with photographs presented in chronological order of Elvis' life.