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  • The Philistine Traveler (2 Volume Set) by Jones, Dave and William Kent
    Jones, Dave and William Kent
    The Philistine Traveler (2 Volume Set)

    First Edition

    New Haven: The Philistine Press, 1954. Two folio comb-bound volumes with straw covers and cloth ties in the planographed cardboard slipcase. Printed by the authors on a No. 1200 (11 x 14) Multigraph Offset Press with a No. 296 Head ~ Davidson Feeder; on Mohawk Construction Paper (80#). An elaborate production employing multicolored paper stock, planograph prints, hand-lettering, perforations, and inserts. With an appendix: "13 articles commissioned for this Published Score by the Authors, from 6 Internationally Known Critics who discuss & analyze Various Aspects of The Traveler." As noted in their Preface, the ambitious intent of the authors was for a complete audio/visual performance: "Poems set to Music and presented simultaneously in an Ordered Manner with Paintings: the…

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    New Haven: The Philistine Press, 1954. Two folio comb-bound volumes with straw covers and cloth ties in the planographed cardboard slipcase. Printed by the authors on a No. 1200 (11 x 14) Multigraph Offset Press with a No. 296 Head ~ Davidson Feeder; on Mohawk Construction Paper (80#). An elaborate production employing multicolored paper stock, planograph prints, hand-lettering, perforations, and inserts. With an appendix: "13 articles commissioned for this Published Score by the Authors, from 6 Internationally Known Critics who discuss & analyze Various Aspects of The Traveler." As noted in their Preface, the ambitious intent of the authors was for a complete audio/visual performance: "Poems set to Music and presented simultaneously in an Ordered Manner with Paintings: the latter projected on a Screen by means of Kodachrome Slides and the former recorded on Tape, or L.P. record.". ISBN: 281AIB1047971.

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    Signed by both authors. First edition. Limited edition, #158/1000. The straw covers of both volumes are a bit ragged at the edges. All ties are present. Comb-binding intact. Slipcase has 2.5 x 2.5 inch chip missing from right edge which affects the text.

    Book ID: 262857
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  • Armani, Franco
    La Scala, 1946-1956

    First Edition

    (Milan): Edizioni della Scala, 1956. 323 pages. 9.5 by 13 inches. A collection of essays about and photographs of La Scala, concluding with a list of the performances between 1946 and 1956. ISBN: B000PZW5XK.

    First edition (first printing). A very good hardcover copy, lacking the dust jacket. With a long presentation inscription from Nobel Prize-winning physician Philip Stowalter Hench (1950, cortisone) to conductor and cellist Alfred Wallenstein."With best wishes and sincere thanks for a wonderful evening of music. To maestro Wallenstein. To one La Scala performer (La Scala Grand) from another La Scala performer Piccolo Scala. Philip S. Hench" Below Hench's signature is that of his wife, Mary K. Hench and the date, Nov. 6, 1957. Hench's connection with La Scala eludes this cataloguer, but his Nobel Prize biographical statement cites an interest in music. An interesting association. [JSP01]

    Book ID: 49103
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  • No Commercial Potential: The Saga of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention by [Zappa, Frank] Walley, David
    [Zappa, Frank] Walley, David
    No Commercial Potential: The Saga of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention

    First Edition

    New York: Outerbridge & Lazard, 1972. 184 pages. One of the first biographies of Zappa; illustrated with photographs. With a discography. ISBN: 9780876900765.

    First edition (first printing of the paperback that was issued simultaneously with a hardcover edition). Very good in wrappers (paperback). This copy is inscribed on the inside front cover, "To Grace, thanks for everything, David." Grace is Grace Slick, a member of Jefferson Airplane and one of the key figures of the psychedelic Sixties. This copy comes from Slick's one-time partner Paul Kantner's estate. This book is accompanied by another, otherwise non-descript book inscribed to Grace Slick, offered as evidence of provenance. [JSP01]

    Book ID: 151173
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  • Songs of Cabin and Field by Dunbar, Paul Lawrence (Paul Laurence). Music by Evelyn McCue Wright
    Dunbar, Paul Lawrence (Paul Laurence). Music by Evelyn McCue Wright
    Songs of Cabin and Field

    First Edition

    Cleveland, Ohio: Mrs. Evelyn McCue Wright, 1903. 31 pages. The lyricist is identified on the title page as "Paul Lawrence Dunbar" but with each song as "Paul Laurence Dunbar." Songs include The Deserted Plantation, Hunting Song, Little Brown Baby, Chris'mas is a-Comin', Tu'ky Song, Time to Tinker 'Roun', Lullaby, and A Banjo Song. ISBN: 281AIB1032170.

    First edition (first printing). Good in wrappers (paperback), sewn with green string. Covers are separated. Front cover with edge chips not affecting the title or border. Rear cover is in two pieces (split vertically in middle) with edge chips. Contents are very good+. [JSP01]

    Book ID: 144947
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  • All What Jazz: A Record Diary, 1961-1971 by Larkin, Philip
    Larkin, Philip
    All What Jazz: A Record Diary, 1961-1971

    First Edition

    New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1985. 316 pages. This is the first American edition revised for the American audience from the 1970 Faber and Faber edition. The book contains a collection of Larkin's writings on jazz between 1961 and 1968. ISBN: 9780374103408.

    First American edition (first printing). Near fine in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 131774
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  • Hudson, Rock and Rod McKuen
    Rock Hudson / Rod McKuen First Recordings: London - March 1970

    (Hollywood): Cheval Books. Unpaginated. Black-and-white photos of the two stars in the recording studio for the 1970 album Rock Gently, on which Hudson sang songs written for him by McKuen. Limited edition of 2000 copies. ISBN: B001KV62X2.

    Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Signed by Rock Hudson on the front free endpaper. Signature bled onto title and half-title pages as well as the front flap of the dust jacket. McKuen's sneaker bookplate laid in.

    Book ID: 123172
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  • Wilson, Wes
    Jefferson Airplane / Grateful Dead (BG-17-RP-3)

    [San Francisco]: Bill Graham, [1966]. 14 by 20 inches. Third printing with upsidedown #17 in right margin. Blue on back (verso). ISBN: 281AIB0138870.

    Light creases to top corners, else fine.

    Book ID: 63672
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  • Song Sheets by Pendleton, Emmet
    Pendleton, Emmet
    Song Sheets

    Wesley Webster and others, 1887. 34 pieces of sheet music: 30 published by Wesley Webster, San Francisco; 10 published by Arthur H. Stockwell, Inc., London; and 4 published by other companies. Pendleton (1887?- ?), born of a pioneer family, was a California poet and composer who lived and taught in Red Bluff, California. This prolific musician knew well most of the regional poets of his time. He set to music the verses of Margaret Bruner, Thomas Merton, and numerous other writers. ISBN: 281AIB0027777.

    All music sheets are very good or better with little evidence of wear.

    Book ID: 16942
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  • Notes from Mendelssohn by Mendelsohn, Felix
    Mendelsohn, Felix
    Notes from Mendelssohn

    First Edition

    Boston: L. Prang, 1889. 9 leaves, printed on rectos only. Cover, front and rear, title page and eight illustrated plates in chromolithography. Each page has a poem, a bar of music, and an illustration by Louis K. Harlow. ISBN: 281AIB1040438.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in illustrated paper-covered boards.

    Book ID: 204754
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  • L'Art de chanter une chanson by Guilbert, Yvette
    Guilbert, Yvette
    L'Art de chanter une chanson

    First Edition

    Paris: Bernard Grasset, 1928. 154 pages; photographic frontispiece. The French caberet singer and model for Toulouse-Lautrec writes on "the art of singing a song." Uncommon. ISBN: B000GT61SA.

    First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Light wear to corners; pages tanned as usual. Pages mostly unopened.

    Book ID: 116581
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  • Seeger, Pete
    Award Program, Signed

    The Letelier-Moffit Memorial Human Rights Award Ceremony. Monday, September 22, 1986. Ten Years of Celebrating Courage. Pete Seegar was one the the award recipients. ISBN: 281AIB0132414.

    Folded in half (probably to put in a pocket), else fine. Inscribed on the front cover, "Best wishes! Pete Seeger."

    Book ID: 92921
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  • Form und Melodiebildung der karnatischen Musik Sudindiens im Umkreis der vorderorientalischen und der nordindischen Kunstmusik. Band I: Darstellungen; Band II: Transkriptionen by Kuckertz, Josef
    Kuckertz, Josef
    Form und Melodiebildung der karnatischen Musik Sudindiens im Umkreis der vorderorientalischen und der nordindischen Kunstmusik. Band I: Darstellungen; Band II: Transkriptionen

    Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1970. Two volumes. 254, ca. 53 folding plates of music transcription. Text in German. [Form and melodic structure of Carnatic music of South India within the Near East and North Indian classical music]. ISBN: 281AIB1022833.

    Volume one paperback; volume two hardcover. Ex-library copies with stamps and bookplates. Clean inside; generally very good.

    Book ID: 102200
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  • Rosemary: Four Choruses for Women's Voices (Three- and Four-part, Unaccompanied) by Thompson, Randall
    Thompson, Randall
    Rosemary: Four Choruses for Women's Voices (Three- and Four-part, Unaccompanied)

    First Edition

    Boston: E. C. Schirmer Music Co, 1930. 32 pages. Lyrics from 'Tiger Joy' by Stephen Vincent Benet. ISBN: B004VJIKC6.

    First edition (first printing). Near fine in wrappers (paperback, stapled).

    Book ID: 152434
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  • Mumbo Jumbo, Inspiration Carlos Santana for River of Colors (poster) by Rios, Michael V. (artist)
    Rios, Michael V. (artist)
    Mumbo Jumbo, Inspiration Carlos Santana for River of Colors (poster)

    N. Pl: Heaven Smiles Art, 1998. Poster, 23 x 17 inches. Michael V. Rios (b. 1947) is an Oakland native who began working and collaborating with Santana in 1986. He has created murals in San Francisco's Mission District. ISBN: 281AIB1050067.

    Very good colorful poster inscribed by artist: "To Miriam & Daniel Michael V. Rios 2000." Inscription is to Daniel del Solar. Spotting on poster margins. Poster previously rolled.

    Book ID: 266261
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  • New Images of Musical Sound by Cogan, Robert
    Cogan, Robert
    New Images of Musical Sound

    First Edition

    Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984. 177 pages. A book of music theory that "investigates the many mysteries of musical sound by using sound spectrum photographs, a method based on newly developed technology" -- from the front flap. Illustrated in black-and-white. ISBN: 9780674615854.

    First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a dust jacket with wear to the corners and scratches to the rear panel.

    Book ID: 232956
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  • (Sylvian, David and Robert Fripp)
    THE ROAD TO GRACELAND. 1993. DAVID SYLVIAN AND ROBERT FRIPP (TOUR PROGRAM)

    (London): Opium (Arts) Limited. Brochure from 1993 tour. ISBN: B005UH9GOE.

    Near Fine

    Book ID: 56222
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  • Cabral, Ron
    Country Joe And Me

    First Edition

    Bloomington: AuthorHouse. 1st Books, 2004. 208 pages. Cabral played briefly with Country Joe and the Fish and managed a few rock bands and promoted concerts in the SF Bay Area. ISBN: 9781410765376.

    Inscribed by the author to Paul Kantner on the title page: "To Paul, Best Regards, Ron Cabral, 3/18/06, Cache Creek, CA." Also signed by Jor McDonald, "Joe" with drawing of peace sign below his name on title page. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Nice association copy.

    Book ID: 265687
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  • Richard Lippold by (Cage, John) Lippold, Richard
    (Cage, John) Lippold, Richard
    Richard Lippold

    First Edition

    New York: 1973. One sheet folded to create 6 sides. Advertises an exhibit at Willard Gallery April 17-May 12, 1973 of Lippold's drawings for sculptures. Cage wrote the poem "Grand Street and Monroe (for R. L. twenty years later)" which is printed on the brochure. ISBN: 281AIB1048361.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy.

    Book ID: 263404
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  • Mass of the Holy Spirit: Communion Service for Mixed Voices, Unaccompanied by Thompson, Randall
    Thompson, Randall
    Mass of the Holy Spirit: Communion Service for Mixed Voices, Unaccompanied

    First Edition

    Boston: E. C. Schirmer Music Company. 92 pages. The first complete performance was given on March 22, 1957 in Sanders Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts. ISBN: B0000D46I4.

    First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in wrappers (paperback). Enclosed illustrated printed card 'with the compliments of the composer.'

    Book ID: 152433
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  • Schiller, David
    Guitar: The World’s Most Seductive Instrument

    Workman Publishing Company, 2019. ISBN: 9781523507726.

    NEW

    Book ID: 254253
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