Published by Wenner Media, 2008
Magazine. Condition: Very Good. 111 pp. Lightly thumbed. Faint whitish raised dots on small portion of front cover. Cover story on AC/DC rock band by David Fricke. Article treats release of the group's Black Ice album, with quotes from Angus Young and other group members. Other articles concern Mexico's drug lords, companies profiting from the U.S. bank bailout of 2007-2008; Matt Taibbi's vignettes of the 2008 presidential campaign (including Hillary Clinton's attacks on Barack Obama), plus pieces on Taylor Swift and James Hetfield. Size: 4to -- 11 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009534
Published by National BYPU Board, Nashville Tenn.
Stiff Wraps. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. First Edition. 130 pp. in stiff wappers. Cover fragile, partly detached. Most of cover spine gone, sewn binding OK. A collection of about 100 gospel songs compiled for Baptist choirs and youth groups. Not dated, perhaps circa 1940. Tunes mainly are Jesus devotionals and celebrations of the afterlife. Probably most were compsosed in the 1920-1940 period. Examples: I Love to Tell the Story; Jesus is Calling; There'll be Shouting; Oh, How I Love Jesus; In the Sweet Bye and Bye; O, Happy Day; From the Cross to the Crown; Nearer my God to Thee Size: 8mo -- 8.25 in.
Seller Inventory # 010160
Published by Christian Science Publishing Society, Boston, 1909
Leather Stiff Wraps. Condition: Poor. No Jacket. Later Printing. 308 pp. Front cover detached. Spine flap and rear cover missing. Heavily rubbed cover, with chip on left edge. Two previous owners' names on endpapers. No other markings. Textblock still in once piece. Usable as a reading copy. Includes 5 hymns written by Mary Baker Eddy and nearly 300 other hymns. Size: 12mo -- 6.25 in. High.
Seller Inventory # 007149
Published by Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, NY
Trade Paperback. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. 142 pp.+ Front cover and title page detached. Rest of textblock secure. Previous owner's name near top of front cover. Previous owner's stamping on inside cover. Several red checkmarks next to song titles. A useful easy to carry paperback containing many of the popular hymns and revival tunes of U.S. Christianity in the 1920s and 30s. Many have a born-again theme. Not dated, but war production board stamp indicates it was published in the 1940s. Pages toned but very legible. Size: 8vo -- 8 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 0503003686
Published by Atheneum, NY, 1072
Cloth. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). 371 pp., 16 pp. b&w photos. DJ has large chips. No markings. Stains on bottom edge. Biography of the prodigious playwright by a collaborator. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 000667
Published by Washington Square Press (Pocket Books), NY, 1962
Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Good. 2nd Printing. 341 pp. Text heavily toned and paper somewhat brittle but intact. Still tight. Previous owner's embossed mark on title page. No other markings. A handy survey of important names and terminology in music, with entries arranged alphabetically. Size: 12mo -- 7 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 005394
Published by Shacor, Bedford Hills, N.Y., 2002
Magazine. Condition: Very Good. November/December 2002. 56 pp. Clean, sturdy issue of Sheet Music Magazine. Contents include several John Denver hits and Christmas music, also "American Pie," and an article about the possible meanings of its lyrics. Other songs included: And I Love You So, Proud Mary, Sunny, Rikki Don't Lose that Feeling. Can't Smile without You. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
Seller Inventory # 002869
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons, NY, 1996
Cloth & Boards. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. 333 pp. Village Voice critic Nelson George tells the tale of Derek, trying to make his way as a young songwriter in New York's rhythm & blues music industry. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 001304
Published by Scribner Paper Fiction, NY, 1996
Trade Paperback. Condition: Good +. 1st Paperback Edition. 204 pp. Pages curled, and light vertical crease near upper right corner, but still close to new. Text clean A law school dropout strives for fulfillment in a country music band. First novel by Emmons. Size: 8vo --8 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009192
Published by Pelican, NY, 1965
Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Very Good. Ambrose, Kay (illustrator). Revised Edition Reprint. 206 pp., 16 pp. b&w illustrations of stage sets. Moderate edgewear and rubbing on spine corners. Text lightly toned. No markings. Binding firm. A Cambridge University music professor provides a survey of broad operatic developments in England and Europe. Includes bibliography.Cover photo shows La Scala in Milan. Size: 12mo -- -- 7.25 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009933
Published by Beech Tree Books, New York, 1987
Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. 481 pp, Light chipping on jacket spine edge, light soil to jacket lower edge. Previous owner's name on endpaper blacked out. Text clean. Several b&w photos interspersed throughout text. A biography of the New York Philharmonic superstar that also delves deeply into his personal life, including his homosexuality. Jacque Barzun's cover blurb: ".it is not only the lifelike portrait of a famous individual, it is a first-class report on the musical world in the latter half of this century." Size: 8vo -- 9.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 006027
Published by Guitar World, NY, 2002
Magazine. Condition: Very Good. Vol. 22, No. 8. 190 pp. Lightly used, still sturdy and complete. Cover story is about the Red Hot Chili Peppers group. Other articles: a nostalgia piece about the making of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" album, a profile of Rush, features on Joe Satriani and Jerry Cantrell. 7 music score transcriptions included: Rob Zombie's "Never Gonna Stop," Beatle's "Blackbird," Hoobastank's "Running away," Van Halen's "Unchained," P.O.D.'s "Youth of the Nation," Moby's "We Are All Made of Stars," and Godsmack's "I Stand Alone.".
Seller Inventory # 004045
Published by Miller-Freeman, San Francisco, 1994
Magazine. Condition: Very Good. 159 pp. Light wear. Cover story on Muddy Waters by James Obrecht. Other features on Frank Zappa, Billy Gibbons and a package of 25 country licks.
Seller Inventory # 007147
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 1973
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 478 pp. , with 8 pp. b&w photos. Index. Cover slightly faded, spine strong. DJ chipped. The famed pianist recounts his childhood in Poland and Germany and start of his music career. Note: "Arthur" was the pianist's preferred version of his name in English; " Artur" was used by his promoter and in Slavic language references. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Seller Inventory # 000725
Published by Penguin, London, 1994
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. 1st Paperback Edition. 273 pp. With extensive 40-page "pocket guide to gay moments in opera" in rear of book. Notes, index. A humorous, anecdotal appreciation of and introduction to opera from a gay perspective. Light creasing on front cover, binding very sturdy. No markings. Size: 8vo -- 8.5 In Tall.
Seller Inventory # 004533
Published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment (Simon & Schuster), New York, 2007
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good. 1st Paperback Edition. 195 pp. with 8 pp. of glossy color photos. Lightly read. Upper right corner nicked. No markings. Spine uncreased. Readable, conversational memoir of a boy-band star who hid his homosexuality for several years while he performed with NSync. 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009073
Published by Amadeus Press, Portland, Oregon, 1994
Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 342 pp. Numerous b&w photos. Light dampstain on rear endpapers, else clean. Lightly bowed outward. No markings. Index. Taubman recalls his 40-plus years as a music and drama critic for the NY Times. Filled with humorous and touching anecdotes about dozens of prominent musicians, composers and actors. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in.
Seller Inventory # 009838
Published by Whkittlesey House (McGraw Hill), NY, 1947
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 868 pp.Rubbed and discolored spine, but binding sturdy and text nearly clean, just one or two pencil notations. Previous owner's ID on inside cover shows it was used by "Tippen" Davidson, the late founder and music director of now-defunct Seaside Music Theater in Daytona Beach, Fl. Davidson, a newspaper publisher, also was instrumental in arranging several summer concert series by the London Symphony Orchestra in Daytona Beach, a cultural highlight for Florida for many years. The guide is a detailed but readable reference book for the educated layman seeking to understand the history and musical significance of works by 163 composers, including 43 Americans. The authors were newspaper critics in New York. Size: 8vo -- 8.25 in.
Seller Inventory # 009448
Published by DBIF, Daytona Beach, 2009
Single Page Flyer. Condition: Good +. A direct-mail leaflet announcing more than 20 cultural events in the Daytona Beach area, including six concerts by the London Symphony Orchestra, during the period of April 16 to May 2, 2009. Within the folder is a smaller ticket-order form. Lightly rippled. The marketing theme "Face the Music" became ironic because this festival turned out to be the LSO's last biannual visit to Daytona Beach, a tradition that began in 1985. The visits were heavily subsidized by the Daytona Beach News-Journal over the years, but a federal judge halted the funding after Cox Newspapers, co-owner of the newspaper, successfully sued Herbert M. "Tippen" Davidson Jr., publisher and majority owner, for "wasting" the newspaper's profits on arts projects. Attempts to obtain replacement grants failed, and an LSO visit planned for 2010 was cancelled. Size: 28 In. Tall By 9.5 In Wide.
Seller Inventory # 009742
Published by Jarrolds, London
Condition: Good +. No Jacket. 191 pp. A few bleached spots and faint mottling on scarlet front cover and lower spine edge. Binding firm. Text clean. Colored frontispiece of author in costume as "Jack Point." With several glossy b&w plates of Lytton and other actors in Gilbert & Sullivan roles. Bibliography and chronological list of productions at the Savoy Opera from 1875 through 1909. No date of publication listed but likely circa 1920. Lytton recounts anecdotes of his musical career as a star of Gilbert & Sullivan light opera. Size: 8vo -- 7.5 In. Book.
Seller Inventory # 009678
Published by Rathbone Books, London, 1958
Cloth. Condition: Fair. 68 pp. Library discard with stampings, scuffed areas near spine, clear tape reinforcing the spine. Edges and corners heavily rubbed. Text clean. Numerous b&w photos, some color illustrations. Collages by Ceri Richards. A comprehensive introduction to music appreciation, written for youngsters at junior high level. Includes information about various instruments, music notation, etc. Folio -- 13 in Tall. Size: Folio -- 13 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009081
Published by Collier Books (Macmillan), NY, 1978
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. Revised Edition, 3rd Printing. 584 pp. Tear on blank preliminary page, and half inch tear on front cover, near upper spine. Faint ink writing on front cover. Otherwise close to new. Text clean, no markings. Simon, longtime jazz critic for Metronome magazine, writes authoritatively about the Big Band era -- especially the Depression years and World War 2. This book is a one-volume encyclopedia giving concise histories of all the major band leaders and many of their musicians and vocalists. Since the Big Band Era is long gone, it is important to understand its music in context, which is amply provided by this book. As a personal friend to Glenn Miller, Simon provides many insider anecdotes about the bands, showing their strengths and weaknesses. Includes an index, discography and appendix listing giving thumbnail descriptions of many minor bands. Numerous b&w historical photos. Chatty introduction by Frank Sinatra. This book is a great introductory overview of the Big Band Era. People wanting to learn more are encouraged to read "The World of Swing" by Stanley Dance, "The Swing Era" by Gunther Schuller, "Big Band Jazz" by Albert McCarthy and "The Dance Band Era" by Albert McCarthy. Unfortunately all of these books except for one are now out of print, but well worth finding. Start with Simon if you really want to understand what the Big Bands meant to popular culture during the latter part of the Great Depression and World War Two. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009356
Published by Schirmer Books (Macmillan), NY, 1981
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. 4th Edition. 614 pp (Longer text than 3rd edn.) Cover thumbed, quarter inch tear at top of spine. No markings or notes. Dark red photographic cover. Simon, longtime jazz critic for Metronome magazine, writes authoritatively about the Big Band era -- especially the Depression years and World War 2. This book is a one-volume encyclopedia giving concise histories of all the major band leaders and many of their musicians and vocalists. Since the Big Band Era is long gone, it is important to understand its music in context, which is amply provided by this book. As a personal friend to Glenn Miller, Simon provides many insider anecdotes about the bands, showing their strengths and weaknesses. Includes an index, discography and appendix listing giving thumbnail descriptions of many minor bands. Numerous b&w historical photos. Chatty introduction by Frank Sinatra. This book is a great introductory overview of the Big Band Era. People wanting to learn more are encouraged to read "The World of Swing" by Stanley Dance, "The Swing Era" by Gunther Schuller, "Big Band Jazz" by Albert McCarthy and "The Dance Band Era" by Albert McCarthy. Unfortunately all of these books except for one are now out of print, but well worth finding. Start with Simon if you really want to understand what the Big Bands meant to popular culture during the latter part of the Great Depression and World War Two. Size: 8vo -- 9.25 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009882
Published by WW Norton & Co., NY, 1951
Cloth. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 2nd Printing. Subtitle" An Anthology of Musical Examples from Gregorian Chant to J.S. Bach. 235 pp.Some edgewear on boards and chipping on jacket. Previous owner's stamping on end paper. Light foxing on endpapers. Numerous pages of musical scores.
Seller Inventory # 006017
Published by Random House, NY ., 2004
Boards. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition Stated. 258 pp., 16 pp. glossy color photos. Virtually new, some creasing on rear panel of jacket. Text clean. Aiken recounts his musical and spiritual journeys, his childhood in North Carolina, his work with handicapped children, his American Idol competition and recording career. This autobiography glosses over his social life; it was published four years before he came out as gay. Size: 8mo -- 8.5 In.
Seller Inventory # 010201
Published by Spellmount Publishers Ltd/Hipppocrene, NY, 1988
Cloth. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st US Edtion. 191 pp on coated stock. Numerous b&w photos and drawings. Appendix correlating London place names with mentions in Gilbert & Sullivan lyrics. Text clean, nearly new. Small speck on dj front panel. A guide to Victorian London's landmarks and their relevance to Gilbert & Sullivan's music and lyrics. First American printing, 1988. Foreword by Sir. Charles Mackerras, who calls the book "a cornucopia of biography, social history, musical and literary comment." Size: 4to -- 10 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009437
Published by Simon & Schuster, NY, 1946
Trade Paperback. Condition: Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. Busoni, Rafaello (illustrator). First Edition. 403 pp. A beautiful compendium of text, history, lyrics and musical scores for 7 famous operas. (Don Giovanni, Lohengrin, La Traviata, Faust, Aida, Carmen and Pagliacci.) Book has slight toning, but shows very little wear. Clean, no markings. Cardboard slipcase has rubbed spot at top of spine, some edge wear, a few white dots in title block, and moderate fading, otherwise sturdy. Both slipcase and covers are decorated with watercolor sketches of various operatic scenes. Handsome reference work for the serious opera aficionado. Translations by George Mead, piano arrangements by Albert Simay. Chief editor Henry Simon was music critic for PM magazine for many years, and a music instructor at Columbia. Size: 4to -- 12 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009482
Published by Chappell and Co./Elm Tree Books, London, 1979
Cloth & Boards. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Thus. 224 pp.,38 historical b&w photos. Light wear, light crinkling of jacket edges. Text clean. Faint foxing of endpapers. Bibliography and index. A lively critique of more than 100 operettas that amused English audiences in Victorian times. Size: 4tp 10 in Tall. Book.
Seller Inventory # 009543
Published by Belwin Mills Publishing Corp., Melville NY, 1955
Stapled Softcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 23 pp. Light interlinear pencil notes by instructor on 6 pages. Mostly clean. Schaum presents 11 compositions based on 12-bar blues progressions and driving left-hand bass patterns. Contains: Army Boogie, Barbecue Boogie, Blue Boogie, Bobolink Boogie, The Boogie Man, Bug-A-Boogie, Choo Choo Boogie, Chop Boogie, Mambo Boogie, Real Gone Boogi, St. Louis Boogie. Part of the "Solo Piano Albums for the Young Student" series. Cover has small cartoon of teen couple jitterbugging. Size: 4to -- 12 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009792
Published by Pierpont Morgan Library, NY, 1975
Stff Wraps. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. First Edition. 215 pp. on heavy stock, beige stiff wraps with engraving of Sullivan on front cover. Close to new, except for a one-inch gouge at the top of spine. Binding firm. Text and endpapers clean. No markings or writing. A catalog of the Pierpont Morgan Library's collection of Arthur Sullivan's papers, including his musical scores, letters, photographs, etc. The notes on each entry include a wealth of biographical detail. Published in conjunction with a centennial exhibition of the library's holdings related to the composer. Gale D'Luhy is listed as collaborator on the catalog. Size: 4to -- 11 in Tall.
Seller Inventory # 009454