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CALYPSO SONG BOOK. William Attaway, Lyle Kenyon Engel, William Charmatz, illustrator. CALYPSO SONG BOOK.
New York: McGraw-Hill, (1957). First edition. The authentic folk music of the Caribbean. Music and lyrics to 25 songs with an introductory text by Attaway. Edited and compiled by Engel, with illustrations by Charmatz. Near fine in like dust jacket toned at spine and with a few tiny edge nicks.

[Book #16124]       Price: $50.00
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THE MAGIC FLUTE An Opera in Two Acts. W. H. Auden. THE MAGIC FLUTE An Opera in Two Acts.
New York: Random House, (1956). First edition. "English version after the Libretto of Schikaneder and Giesecke," by Auden and Chester Kallman. Translation in verse for the 1956 television production celebrating the two-hundredth anniversary of Mozart's birth. Fine in near fine dust jacket with back panel very lightly soiled and a touch of rubbing along edges.

[Book #25169]       Price: $75.00
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I'LL GET YOU: THE BEATLE MUSIC INDEX, 1958-1970. Beatles, Michael Todd. I'LL GET YOU: THE BEATLE MUSIC INDEX, 1958-1970.
(Lake Oswego, OR: AMV Entertainment), 1992. First edition. "This volume is an attempt to bring together a reference source for the Beatles' available session work." Apparently issued in only 150 copies. This copy with "19/150" handwritten in the corner of the Introduction page, beside Todd's INSCRIPTION, "Dear - - Thanks for your support! I hope the book and the disc bring you hours of fun for the entire family. (or something like that; anyway.) All the best, Michael Todd." Small highlighter squiggle on plain rear cover, few session entries highlighted with pencilled notations to margins, covers lightly soiled, otherwise very good to near fine in spiral binding.

[Book #50603]       Price: $150.00
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BORN TO BE. Taylor Gordon, Muriel Draper, Carl Van Vechten. BORN TO BE.
Covarrubias. New York: Covici Freide, 1929. First edition. Second issue with dedication tipped in. Introduction by Draper and foreword by Van Vechten, white patrons of the Harlem Renaissance. 10 full-page illustrations by Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias. "Gordon, who has taken America and Europe by storm with his interpretation of Negro spirituals tells his life story." (from the jacket). "BORN TO BE was a remarkable achievement, as Gordon details his rugged upbringing in Montana, recounts many amourous adventures on both sides of the color line, offers blunt commentaries on racial politics, and drops names in copious quantities" (Davis and Foley, HARLEM RENAISSANCE LIVES). Very good to near fine in good, aged dust jacket with darkening to spine and edges, two large chips not affecting any lettering, and splits at folds internally mended with archival tape. Quite scarce.

[Book #54675]       Price: $400.00
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ON MUSIC. H. L. Mencken. ON MUSIC.
New York: Knopf, 1961. First edition. Selected by Louis Cheslock. Fine in price-clipped dust jacket with light edge wear.

[Book #28314]       Price: $60.00
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HIGH TIMES HARD TIMES. Anita O'Day. HIGH TIMES HARD TIMES.
New York: Putnam Sons, (1981). First edition. INSCRIBED on plain bookplate, "To Bill Beverly/ Thanks for the kind words. Love, Anita O'Day 3/4/82." Her autobiography written with George Eells. At the age of twenty-two, O'Day was one of the brightest stars on the music scene but just ten years later she was strung out and broke in a California jail. Fine in fine dust jacket with the barest wear. A relatively scarce inscription. INSCRIBED BY O'DAY.

[Book #53609]       Price: $450.00
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MUSIC, MY LOVE An Autobiography. Jean-Pierre Rampal, , Deborah Wise. MUSIC, MY LOVE An Autobiography.
New York: Random House, (1989). First edition. Illustrated with photographs. SIGNED BY RAMPAL front endpaper. The well-known flutist "transcends the usual cultural bounds and appeals to fans of concert halls, jazz clubs, [and] television, including "The Muppet Show."--from the jacket flap. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #34814]       Price: $100.00
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TESTIMONY. Robbie Robertson. TESTIMONY.
New York: Crown Archetype, (2016). First edition. SIGNED by Robertson on special tipped-in leaf. "He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild, early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the gripping trial-by-fire 'going electric' with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour...." (from the dust jacket). Tiny pen mark to base of first few pages otherwise crisp and fine in like dust jacket. GUITARIST FOR THE BAND.

[Book #54929]       Price: $75.00
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TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS. W. D. Snodgrass. TRADITIONAL HUNGARIAN SONGS.
Baltimore: Charles Seluzicki, 1978. First edition. Printed at the Janus Press. Number 218 of 300 copies SIGNED by Snodgrass, who translated the folk songs herein from collections by Bartok and Kodaly (1906 and 1929, respectively). Illustrated with decorations cut by Dorian McGowan. Stiff, unlettered, tan paperwraps, with design printed in mauve on front cover. INSCRIBED BY SNODGRASS TO PRIZE-WINNING POET ANTHONY HECHT, "For Tony, with affection and envy, D." Edges toned, most noticeably at top of front cover, otherwise very good. ASSOCIATION COPY, INSCRIBED.

[Book #54275]       Price: $175.00
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BOTTOM'S DREAM Adapted from William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. John Updike. BOTTOM'S DREAM Adapted from William Shakespeare's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM.
New York: Knopf, (1969). First edition. Children's book with Felix Mendelssohn's music and illustrations by Warren Chappel. In the preferred trade binding: blue cloth boards stamped in red. Fine in dust jacket with only the barest wear on corners. A nice copy.

[Book #31574]       Price: $125.00
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THE RING: With Musical Themes by Richard Wagner. John Updike. THE RING: With Musical Themes by Richard Wagner.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1964). First edition. SIGNED by the author, "John Updike Beverly Farms, MA." Adapted and Illustrated by John Updike and Warren Chappell. The Gibraltar edition (logo on back cover) in pictorial dark green boards and white end papers (Knopf regular edition in red cloth and pictorial endpapers) with very light rubbing to tips, otherwise a fine copy, as issued without dust jacket, and scarce thus. This issue was published simultaneously with the Knopf trade edition in cloth and dust jacket and the Knopf orange pictorial boards edition, also issued without dust jacket (although it's possible the orange came later.) Unusual for Updike to note his hometown when signing.

[Book #38021]       Price: $600.00
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