Plainfield, VT: Northern Harmony Publishing Company, 1990. Hardcover. Second Edition. Each song includes lyrics and score. Some have small illustrations. Biographies of composers and notes are included in back of book, along with a map showing where the composers were born. Also includes introduction, extra text for hymns, selected bibliography, and index. Oblong in navy blue cloth boards with gilt title to front cover and spine. Previous owner's name in pen to front free endpaper. A few spots of foxing to fore-edge of textblock, but clean interior. Boards are slightly splayed. 142 pages. MUS/032017. Very Good.
Paris: Durand et Cie, 1913. Andre Helle. Boards. A charming and scarce copy of Debussy's ballet score (piano reduction only) for “La Boite a Joujoux,” with delightful color pochoir illustrations by Andre Helle. The ballet was inspired by Debussy's daughter and her toys and toy box. This was one of Debussy's final works, and the ballet was in fact not staged until after his death, with costumes and decor by Helle. Published in hardbound and softbound editions, this copy has been recased in tan paper-covered boards with a digital reproduction of Helle's illustrated title affixed to front cover. The original paper covers are bound in. In very good plus condition with a few small closed tears on the lower margin of a few pages. 10 x 13 inches. 48 pages. MUS/040513. Very Good+.
Lincolnwood, IL: Publications International, (1991). Hardcover. 4to. Near fine in illustrated brown glossy paper covered boards with white title to front board and to spine. Slight fading to spine. Pristine interior filled with both full color and black and white illustrations. 95 pages. FILM/081617. Near Fine.
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2012. Hardcover. A beautiful copy, inscribed by Feinstein: "For Al Hug and Lu - Best Regards, Michael Feinstein 2013" [with drawing of a heart]. In this book, musician and entertainer Michael Feinstein shares stories and reminiscences from the music of the Gershwins that defined American popular song. Each chapter highlights one of the Gershwin's classic songs, including "Strike Up the Band," "The Man I Love," "Someone to Watch over Me," " I Got Plenty O'Nuttin," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," and more. Profusely illustrated with Gershwin memorabilia and accompanied by a CD with Feinstein's performance of the twelve songs. Bound in black and gold paper boards with a blue pictorial dust jacket. In fine condition. 352 pages. MUS/040416. Fine / Fine.