Hibbing, MN: Hibbing High School, 1957-1959. First Edition. Quartos; G to VG-; No jackets (as issued); Cream and black spines, no lettering; 3 Yearbooks with the Sophomore, Junior and Senior year photos of Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan); Books have wear at all sides and edges, some toning to the pages; First and last pages have been inscribed by classmates, but not Mr. Zimmerman. 159, 180, and 145 pages. SHELVE CASE #5.
1865. Original portrait photograph of the important American composer and virtuoso pianist, boldly signed and inscribed on the verso to the important American contralto singer, Adelaide Phillips: "To my very talented and much esteemed friend Miss A. Phillips - Louis M. Gottschalk/ 25 April 1865." With the imprint of the photographer Dunshee of Providence, R.I. on the verso. 6.5 x 10.5 cm and in fine condition; framed, 27.5 x 33.5 cm; PC Consignment.
Genesis Publications Limited, 1984. First Limited Edition, #847/2000. Large Octavo, 541 pages; VG; Bound in original brown half calf with gilt device to boards, gilt edges, paneled spine with red morocco label and gilt lettering; housed in brown paper cover slipcase with paper title label; slight discoloration to tail of spine, very mild rubbing and wear; Signed by George Harrison and Derek Taylor; with 7 color plates and illustrated endpapers; KS consignment; shelved case 3.
Hibbing, MN: Hibbing High School, 1957. First Edition. Quarto; G/No jacket; Cream spine with no lettering; Hibbing High School yearbook from 1957, featuring sophomore photo of Robert Zimmerman (Bob Dylan) on page 69. Some staining to the front, rear and spine; Pages toned; No writing/marking; 159 pages. SHELVE CASE #5.
1849. Engraving, 10.25 x 19 cm., signed by Lind, published by Richard Bentley, London, slight spotting else in fine condition; With signed letter in black ink from Lind to Julius Benedict, dated "Cologne, 3 July 1849", only bottom portion of letter viewable in frame, photocopy of entire letter with English translation on frame's back paper, in fine condition; Together in frame, 32.5 x 42.5. PC Consignment.
Ice Nine, 1979. First Edition. 4to., 260pp., ; VG; paperback, spine black with white lettering; some mild wear and rubbing; front cover has a small tear along lower hinge; backstage pass for the Fall Tour, 1982, dated 9/14/82, at the University of Virginia, pasted onto ffep; page 3, the right half of the table of contents is SIGNED in black ink by the following members: Jerry Garcia, Bobby Weir, Phil Lesh, Billy Kreutzmann, Mickey Hart, Robert Hunter, and Brent Mydland; VK consignment; housed in plastic bag; shelved Case 5.
New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2001. First American Edition, First Printing. Octavo, 185 pages; VG/VG; spine burgundy with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$22.95'; very slight wear; SIGNED flat on half-title page by Sir Paul McCartney; BL consignment; shelved case 0.
1855. Boston Theater Broadside, dated February 10, 1855, for Benefit of Mr. Hackett, advertising the "Most Positively Last Operatic Performance, in Boston, of Madame Grisi and Signor Mario. Measures 14 x 46 cm. Feature classic nineteenth-century typography, thin paper. "ston Theatre" at head has been repaired/replaced. A remarkably clean copy; In frame 29 x 61 cm. PC consignment.
Bordeaux, France: 1570. Thick quarto in light brown, embossed hardcovers and spine; condition: Good; covers show substantial fraying and small tears on edges; open gutter at front; binding strong, but title and first pages loose; long inscriptions on end pages and title page, dated 1575; occasional marginalia; paper faded and slightly wavy; pp. 594; in Latin; shelved in Case # 3; please contact us for shipping costs.
Gütersloh: Editions Prisma/Sigbert Mohn Verlag, 1963. First French Edition. 4to., unpaginated, VG/VG-; DJ, spine white with red lettering (faded pink, text legible), black and white pictorial front cover with red lettering; shelfwear to DJ, particularly to head and tail of spine, edges, and corners; scuffing to covers of DJ, particularly to bottom of back cover; two tears to back cover of DJ, no material loss; DJ protected by mylar; gray cloth boards, red lettering to spine; virtually no shelfwear to boards, light scratching to fore-edge of text-block; boards slightly cocked, binding strong; contains many black and white portraits by Ray, including many famous persons; INSCRIBED by Ray to half-title page; text in French; occasional creasing to leaves, very mild age-toning to margins of interior, text clear and bright; shelved Case 11.
London: 1881. Two large folios in quarter black leather and three-quarter brown cloth boards, both volumes are VG-/No DJ. The following characterizes both volumes, some shelfwear, minor bowing of boards, some age-toning to interior, some dampstaining to margins--primarily affecting endpapers. Gutter of Volume One cracked at printer's blank page immediately preceding frontispiece. A truly scarce and very good copy of this handsome two-volume set. " A Record of the Dress, Arms, Customs, Arts and Science of the Highlanders...." C.N. McIntyre North is listed on the title page as Chief of the Club of True Highlanders. Includes all 70 full-page plates. [Spines are black leather with five raised bands, a red text box, and gilt text. Shelved in upstairs office, on shelf next to printer. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions].
London: John Johnson at the Harp and Crown, 1763. Octavo hardcover, unpaginated; VG; Spine green with gilt letters; rebound in green cloth boards, leatherette spine; text age toned, foxed mostly on margins; spine with some chipping and rubbing; boards with some shelf wear to corners; fold-out fingering chart and ~3 pages written instruction; over 20 pages with music notation; GP Consignment; shelved case 10.
Three photographs: Adelina Patti as Lady Harriet in 'Martha' by Flotow, Camille Silvy, photographer -- Full length portrait -- and, Adelina Patti dressed as 'Amina' in Bellini's La Sonnambula, Camille Silvy, photographer; Each photo measures 6.5 x 10.5 cm.; Photos in fine condition but for slight tear to top corner of Somnabula photo; In frame 50 x 30 cm., good condition but for light bumps to bottom and right edges. PC Consignment.
New York: J.B. Lippincott, 1949 (1951/1976). First Editions, Tenth Printing; Twenty-Sixth Printing. 8vos., 2 books. 309pp.; VG; mild soiling; strong bindings; the tenth printing has no dust jacket gray spine with red lettering, dedication and signatures on ffep by six members of the Trapp family, (Agathe, Werner, Johanna, Rosmarie, Eleonore, and Hedwig); twenty-sixth printing has the dust jacket, red spine with white lettering, some fading to spine, and is signed flat on ffep by Maria von Trapp; text and paper clean with a few photographs, including one of the Villa Trapp in Austria; tiny drawings at the end of chapters; TM consignment; shelved in Case # 5.
1852. Black and white full-length carte de visite portrait of Ole Borneman Bull holding violin, 6 x 10 cm., slight amount of spotting but in fine condition; Accompanied by written note, in Norwegian, black ink, signed by Bull and dated "Washington ... 1852", with English translation in another hand beneath original note, 10 x 13 cm. PC Consignment.
London: Macmillan Publishers Limited, 1991. Octavo. VG/no DJ - hardback. 20 volume set; Brown, blue and gold spines with gold texts/titles; boards are strong and clean; offsetting noted on the front pastedown, front free end page, back free end page, and back pastedown of all volumes; bindings are strong; textblocks are clean. Volume I: Pp. 889 Volume II: Pp. 878 Volume III: Pp. 880 Volume IV: Pp. Pp. 880 Volume V: Pp. 872 Volume VI: Pp. Pp. 880 Volume VII: Pp. 874 Volume VIII: Pp. 856 Volume IX: Pp. 879 Volume X: Pp. 870 Volume XI: Pp. 877 Volume XII: Pp. 880 Volume XIII: Pp. Pp. 880 Volume XIV: Pp. 864 Volume XV: Pp. 860 Volume XVI: Pp. 879 Volume XVII: Pp. 839 Volume XVIII: Pp. 843 Volume XIX: Pp. 871 Volume XX: Pp. 838 SHELVED AISLE 10 NEAR THE FRONT OF AISLE ON RIGHT HAND SIDE.
San Rafael, CA: Insights Editions, 2006. 1726/1800. Thick folio; pp 253; VG/VG; gray spine with silver text; limited, numbered edition, signed by the author, this is number 1726 of 1800; book encased in gray cloth clamshell box; slight sunning to box exterior; minor moisture staining to tail edge; includes green cloth photographic book, "Elvis Ships Out" and three large photographs, "Elvis at 21", in green cloth folder; photographs by the author; dust jacket shows minimal wear to exterior; minor wear to edges; cloth is clean; strong boards; text block shows minimal wear to exterior edges; interior clean; frontispiece with tissue guard [additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders].
Germantaun: Michael Billmeyer, 1797. 18mo; Fair/no-DJ; Brown spine without text; German language; Boards have 2 clip-type metal closures across front of text block at front & rear panels; age toned appearance with rubbing & scratches on exterior panels and spine edges; Text block has darkened due to age and pages are stiff with small open tear on front end paper with writings at top edge, other writings on 2nd ffep and foxing on pages throughout; pp 572.
New York: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc, 1952. First Edtion. 8vo., 283pp.; VG/G+; spine red with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price cut; spine has some sun-fading; jacket has small amounts of chipping and tears, primarily to the upper and lower edge of the front cover, head and tail of spine, corners; two chips 1/4 of an inch deep and an inch wide on top of front cover; SIGNED on ffep by Martyn Green and Ella Halman, reading 'Best Wishes' followed by their signatures; Martyn Green was an English actor and singer. He is best known for his work as principal comedian in the Gilbert & Sullivan comic operas, which he performed and recorded with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company and other troupes. Ella Louise Halman was an English opera singer and actress, best known for her performances in the contralto roles of the Savoy Operas with the D'Oyly Carte Opera Company. Halman left the D'Oyly Carte organisation in 1951 and moved to America, where she toured, along with Martyn Green, in a series of Gilbert and Sullivan productions presented by S. M. Chartock. That tour is presumably when this book was signed.; shelved case 5.
1934. Black and white photograph, 22 x 29 cm., John McCormack's face looking directly into camera, inscribed by McCormack in black ink and dated "Oct. 31st, 1934", signed by Jackson in red pencil, horizontal crease to upper left edge else in fine condition; In frame, 34.5 x 43.5 cm. PC Consignment. net.
London: 1820. First edition. 16mo in 3/4 brown leather; VG; substantial shelf wear on boards and spine; good binding; edges dusty; open front gutter; previous owner's signature on back of frontispiece engraving; top of title page cut off; last three pages of contents cut off at bottom; slight foxing on first pages; text clean; pp. 278; shelved in Case # 4; GP consignment.
1935-36. Black and white studio photograph of Tito Schipa, full-length, in costume for Sir Edgar di Ravenswood in Lucia de Lammermoor, inscribed by the singer in black ink, cabinet photo labeled "Teatro all Scala, 1935-36, Fot. M. Camuzzi", 10.5 x 15 cm., in fine condition; In frame, 27 x 33 cm. PC Consignment.
Basel, London, New York: Barenreiter-Verlag Kassel, 1991. Mixed Editions. Octavo; VG/paperback; red spine with ivory text; 20 volumes; covers have slight wear to exterior, minor wear to edges; text blocks have slight wear to exterior edges; interiors clean; additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders; German text.
Paris: Se vendent à Charenton, par Antoine Cellier, 1679. New Edition. 10mo in brown leather with gilt; Good condition; six-band embossed spine and gilt edges; boards show some shelf wear mostly on back cover and around slightly bumped corners; front end pages have been cut off, including title page; first page of text inscribed by previous owner; paper slightly discolored and foxed on the edges, but scores of Renaissance chant are clean and readable; back end pages and flaps are soiled; in FRENCH; shelved in case # 4.
Menomonee Falls, WI: Record Research, 1986. First Edition. tall 8vo., 657 pp., [3 pp.], VG-; dark brown faux-leather cloth boards, gold lettering; overall mild scuffing to boards, bumping to middle of spine, rounding to head and tail; rounding to head of fore-edge, mild wear/scattered staining to text-block, aged-paste residue to top and bottom at headband; boards slightly cocked, front board somewhat shaken, back board tight, slight shelf lean yet stands alone, binding strong; interior clean, creasing to bottom corners of pp. 583-586 visible to text-block; SIGNED by 15 well-known persons in the jazz industry; LIST OF SIGNATURES:  Flip Phillips (1915-2001): American jazz tenor saxophone and clarinet player;  Joe Williams (1918-1999): American jazz singer;  Milt Hinton (1910-2000): American double bassist and photographer;  Frank Foster (1928-2011): American tenor and soprano saxophonist, flutist, arranger, and composer;  Al Grey (1925-2000): American jazz trombonist;  Gary Burton (b. 1943): living American jazz vibraphonist, composer, and educator known for his plunger mute technique and his book on the subject;  Rebecca Parris (b. 1951), living American jazz singer;  Virginia Mayhew (b. 1959): living American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader based in New York;  Eddie Higgins (1932-2009): American jazz pianist, composer, and orchestrator;  Frank Wess (1922-2013): American jazz saxophonist and flutist;  Bucky Pizzarelli (b. 1926): living American jazz guitarist;  Gene Bertoncini (b. 1937): living American jazz guitarist;  Leonard Feather (1914-1994): British jazz pianist, composer, and producer best known as a writer and music journalist;  Dorothy Donegan (1914-1922): American jazz pianist;  Makoto Ozone (b. 1961): Japanese jazz pianist; shelved Case 5.
New York: DK Publishing, Inc., 2002. First American Edition, First Printing. Quarto, 512 pages; VG/VG; Spine is pictorial with white lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has price uncut '$50.00', has minimal wear along the top and bottom edges; binding has minor wear along the top and bottom edges; pages have faint red pen marks at the lower fore edge of the text block; signed by Bill Wyman on the half title page; shelved case 5.
Madrid, Spain: Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy), 1958. Reprint. Hardcover Quarto; VG; Brown Spine with Gilt Text; Boards show bumping on corners. Dinging on foot edges. Rubbing and surface scratches on front and back boards; Text block age toned. Foxing on end papers and paste downs. Additional cost for items designated for expedited/international shipping, or for any items too large or heavy (over 4 Lbs) for Economy shipping. Please contact shipping department for details.