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THE CANADIAN ROSE BUD SONG BOOK. Containing all the Popular Songs of the Day.
Toronto: A.S. Irving, no date [ca. 1870],
16mo, 16.5 cm. pp (v)-(x), 11-99, sewn, in original pink pictorial paper covers. Covers, title page, and last (blank) page damp stained; back strip perished and shallow chipping along inner margins, all neatly repaired with rice paper (loss of one letter and parts of two digits on rear cover); page edges browned; in all, a good copy, tight in the binding, text clean and unworn, of a fragile little book. Front cover says that this is "No. 2", and the rear cover solicits agents to sell Irving's edition of Mark Twain's THE INNOCENTS ABROAD. The book contains only words, no music. Publication would have been somewhere between 1867 and 1874, the years Irving was in business at the 35 King Street West address given on the front cover, though ca. 1870 seems a good bet. Irving's edition of THE INNOCENTS ABROAD was published in 1870. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$75.00 Book Number: 43822 Order / Enquire
BARBEAU, Marius, editor
DANSONS A LA RONDE / ROUNDELAYS
Ottawa: National Museum of Canada, 1963.
Quarto, 104 pp, in illustrated card covers. Yellowing to covers, else fine, no owner names. Folk dances and games collected in Canada and New England, with piano arrangements by Maurice Blackburn, English interpretations by Joy Tranter, illustrations by Marjorie Border, and cover by Grace Melvin. NMC Bulletin no. 151, Anthropological Series No. 41. Text is in French and English.
$18.95 Book Number: 33398 Order / Enquire
BLACK, John, Rev.
"CANTATE DOMINO:" A Hymnal and Chants for Public Worship. Music Composed by Rev. John Black...Revised by Geo. W. Strathy. Second Edition
Toronto: Hunter, Rose, 1874.
Square octavo. Original black pebble grain cloth decorated in blind, front cover gilt lettered, red page edges, yellow endpapers. pp , (viii), , . Rear cover has abrasion along two inches of top edge; small chip to bottom edge of rear free endpaper; else fine, no owner marks.
$45.00 Book Number: 29937 Order / Enquire
Borovsky, Victor [Fedor Chaliapin]
Chaliapin: A Critical Biography
New York: Knopf, 1988.
Maroon boards. pp (xvi), 630 + plates; indexed, discography. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has short tears to upper inner corner of front panel, VG+ otherwise. Biography of the great Russian basso (opera singer). Note: 2 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$19.50 Book Number: 26409 Order / Enquire
CASSIN-SCOTT, Jack and John Fabb
MILITARY BANDS AND THEIR UNIFORMS
Poole, Dorset, England: Blandford, 1978.
Red boards, colour illustrated endpapers. pp (5)-157, well illustrated in colour and b&w. Fine in jacket, no owner names.
$15.00 Book Number: 29576 Order / Enquire
CALYPSOS, SYMPHONIES AND INCEST.
Toronto: Arawak Publishing House, 1974.
Orange boards. (iv), 123 pp. Fine in fine jacket. The book is "a hard hitting, carefully constructed indictment of Western European society. The author utilizes the medium of music as a mirror with which to present some startling , disturbing and definitive statements on the status of women, and homosexuality. He shrewdly weaves a strong case against the social divisiveness of Western European music (classical music), in all cultures, and remarkably presents a new refreshing perspective of folk music, modern jazz, and calypso." - jacket flap. Author was born in Barbados and took up the formal study of the violin. After schooling in the USA, including post-graduate study at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, he immigrated to Canada in 1972.
$25.00 Book Number: 9934 Order / Enquire
MOONLIGHT SERENADE. A Bio-discography of the Glenn Miller Civilian Band.
New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House, 1972.
Dark blue cloth. (24), (562) pp. Photos in text, indexed. Private bookplate at front, page edges yellowed, else a VG clean and unworn copy in VG jacket. A very detailed work. 1.5 kg parcel.
$24.95 Book Number: 47735 Order / Enquire
Foley, Eddie (Edward M. Foley)
We love our Canada. Words and music by Eddie Foley
Toronto: Edward M. Foley, (c.1954), 1954.
Sheet music, 9 x 12 inches. (6) pp including covers. Back cover contains 'Here's the Old Crowd Back Again" (c.1945). Rust mark from paperclip at top marigin of front cover and insert leaf, soft corner creases, else fine. Inscribed by the "Yours Very Truly, Eddie Foley" on front cover. "Canada's Leading Song Writer. Composer of 'When the boys come marching home' ". "Our New Canadian National Song and One That Will Stir the Hearts of All True Canadians". Laid in is an ALS from Foley to the Director of Education, Public Schools, Grimsby, Ont. He sends this complimentary copy, pitches it for school use, offers to fill orders at 50 cents per. Written on both sides, paperclip mark. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced, depending upon your location.
$25.00 Book Number: 29946 Order / Enquire
FOWKE, Edith Fulton and Richard Johnston
MORE FOLK SONGS OF CANADA
Waterloo, ON: Waterloo Music Company, 1967.
Red boards, illustrated endpapers. pp 207. Index. School rubber stamp on title page, VG clean copy otherwise. Jacket has chips and tears, just good.
$18.95 Book Number: 45182 Order / Enquire
GOEDECKE, Heinz und Wilhelm Krug
Wir beginnen das Wundschkonzert für die Wehrmacht. Mit einem Geleitwort von Ministerialdirigent Alfred-Ingemar Berndt
Berlin & Leipzig: Nibelungen-Verlag, 1940.
Pictorial card covers. pp (225). Photos, reproductions (two in colour), and illustrations in text. Covers have been lamintated on the exterior; vertical creases to front cover; text paper a little yellowed; ink inscription on a piece of paper taped to inside of front cover; VG. Entertaining the troops by radio in wartime Germany.
$35.00 Book Number: 26407 Order / Enquire
Greene, Joe (Joseph Perkins Greene, 1915-86)
HOUSE OF PLEASURE
New York: Paperback Library, 1965.
Mass market paperback original, Paperback Library 54-700. pp 283, (5, ads). Minute rubbing to spine ends, else a fine, crisp copy, no names or creases, orange page edges bright. A novel about the madam of a brothel, his first book. Author was songwriter / composer Joseph Perkins Greene (Joe Greene, 1915-86). "Songwriter ("Across the Alley from the Alamo," "And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine"), composer, author, producer and conductor, educated in high school and in private music study. He was a singer over KFRC in San Francisco, and later produced records for RCA Victor, Liberty and Vee Jay. His credits include conducting, scoring and writing work for television and films. Joining ASCAP in 1946, his other popular-song compositions include "Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Cryin’," "All About Ronnie," "Make Me a Present of You," "Soothe Me," "A Ting A Ling," "Chicken Road," "Softly," "Dusky January," "Let Your Love Walk In," "Tender Touch," and "Annabelle." - IMDb. "Orphaned at 14, Greene [said he] 'earned all the education I got.' One of the ways he earned it was to peel 100 pounds of potatoes every morning before going to school. Greene displayed musical talent early, sang and played in local bands, then drifted south to San Francisco to become a radio singer. 'I made band arrangements in bed and sold them to orchestras,' Greene said. 'My biggest break came when Stan Kenton recorded one of my songs, ‘And Her Tears Flowed Like Wine.’ Following that I had ‘Across the Alley from the Alamo,’ which sold 4 million records by Kenton, the Mills Brothers, Woody Herman, and others'. Greene established himself as a song writer, record producer, and composer of musical scores.This prompted Paperback Library to commission the Superspade series, which are by-lined 'B.B. Johnson'--'in case I get tired of writing the books and they hire someone else.' - Bob Thomas in the Toledo Blade. There is a Wikipedia article where one learns that as a young man he was associated with Hoagy Carmichael, is said to have discovered Ernie Andrews, wrote for Nat King Cole, and collaborated with Pete Rugolo. His songs were recorded by Ella Fitzgerald, Carmen McRae, Julie London, Fats Waller, Ray Charles, Dinah Washington, Billy Preston, Jackie DeShannon, and Paul McCartney. There was a second printing in 1968; this first printing is much more uncommon. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$50.00 Book Number: 46162 Order / Enquire
HAAS, Robert Bartlett, editor
WILLIAM GRANT STILL and the fusion of cultures in American music
Los Angeles: Black Sparrow Press, 1972.
Octavo, quarter bound in gold rough cloth, paper spine label, and colour illustrated boards. Inscribed by contributor (Annette and Louis Kaufman) at front. Small, scarcely noticable bump to one corner of front cover, else a fine, jacketless copy. "William Grant Still (May 11, 1895 - December 3, 1978) was an African-American classical composer who wrote more than 150 compositions. He was the first African-American to conduct a major American symphony orchestra, the first to have a symphony (his first symphony) performed by a leading orchestra, the first to have an opera performed by a major opera company, and the first to have an opera performed on national television. He is often referred to as 'the Dean' of African-American composers." - Wikipedia. Includes a bibliograpy of his works.
$30.00 Book Number: 41949 Order / Enquire
THE VIOLIN: its famous makers and their imitators
London: Dulau, 1909.
Octavo, dark green bevel edge cloth stamped in gilt. pp xxxii, (527) + 21 plates. 2 illustrations in text. Page edges yellowed; sunning to spine, else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. Text has some additions to the 1887 edition. Hart was the leading London violin dealer in his day. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.
$65.00 Book Number: 41319 Order / Enquire
HOLIDAY, Billie, with William Dufty
LADY SINGS THE BLUES
New York: Lancer Books, 1965.
First Lancer printing, mass market paperback. 1969 ink date at front, VG+ otherwise. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$11.95 Book Number: 45960 Order / Enquire
SONGS FROM THE FRONT & REAR Canadian Servicemen's Songs of the Second World
Edmonton, Alberta: Hurtig, 1979.
Oblong quarto, card covers. pp 192. Illustrations, words and music. Tidy ink name at front, else fine. Includes many of the dirty songs. Background notes. Laid in is a small printed note that this book is not for children.
$9.95 Book Number: 45349 Order / Enquire
Ives, Edward D.
LARRY GORMAN: The Man Who Made the Songs.
Frederiction, New Brunswick: Goose Lane Editions, (copyright 1993).,
2nd printing of this reprint (first ed. was in 1964). Pictorial card covers. Slight spine sunning, else fine, no previous owner marks. Story of the Prince Edward Island-born lumberman and satirical song writer who did his logging in the Miramichi region of New Brunswick and in Maine.
$10.00 Book Number: 16973 Order / Enquire
WEST SIDE STORY. A Musical Based on a Conception of Jerome Robbins. Book by Arthur Laurents. Music by Leonard Bernstein. Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Entire Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerome Robbins...
London: Heinemann, 1959.
Red boards. pp 128 + frontispiece and three double-sided stills. Foyles sticker to front pastedown hidden by jacket flap; lacking the front free endpaper; ink name and red lipstick kiss to half title leaf; else fine. Red and black on white jacket has a tear the width of the panel and two edge tears to front panel; tiny chips to spine tips, outer corners; dust soiled and tanned spine & panels; tape stains internally from old removed cellotape; thus just good, but not unsightly. First published NY, 1958, this reworking of the Romeo and Juliet story has remained one of the greatest hits of the American musical theatre, basis of a film classic.
$10.00 Book Number: 7706 Order / Enquire
TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE & the Love Song of Rotten John Calabrese plus selected short subjects
Vancouver: Prism International / November House, 1970.
Grey boards, mauve endpapers. pp (139, . Light erasure to upper corner of front free endpaper. Psychedelic dust jacket has a bit of rubbing, creases at head of spine, VG otherwise. Six page Introduction by Jim Christy. "Written, produced, scored and directed by Charlie Lees from the hallucination of the same name.Named after Charlie Chaplin's first feature movie, TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE is a series of freewheeling poetic improvisations on themes central to Charlie Leeds' life: drugs, religion, love, jazz, movies, show business. At time of publication, Leeds was serving a 9-13 year piece at Trenton State Prison, New Jersey, for drugs. Leeds, out of Atlantic City, was at one time a professional jazz bassist active in the 1940s and 50s. He played with Charlie Spivak, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Al Cohn, Kai Winding, Charlie Parker, and others and recorded with Buddy Rich and Tad Dameron, gaining a reputation of one of the best bassists around, but left the professional stage in the early 50s. His jones got him into some 40 treatment centres, mental hospitals and jails. Poetic prose as jazz improvization. The second book from the press of Cherie Smith (November House), said to be BC's first female commercial publisher. Now scarce on the market.
$75.00 Book Number: 45229 Order / Enquire
SKYWRITING BY WORD OF MOUTH
New York: Harper & Row, 1986.
Blue cloth. Fine in fine, price-clipped jacket.
$15.00 Book Number: 41717 Order / Enquire
LINDSAY, Howard and Russel Crouse
HAPPY HUNTING. A New Musical Comedy. Lyrics by Matt Dubey. Music by Harold Karr
New York: Random House, 1957.
Beige boards. Near fine in near fine price-clipped jacket, no owner names. Starred Ethel Merman. "Mutual Admiration Society" was one of the tunes.
$25.00 Book Number: 35554 Order / Enquire