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Category: All Categories: Music: Music: Old and Rare Books
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Parlor Musical Album Collection,A Collection of Choice Instrumental and Vocal Music
Publisher: Musical Album Publishing Co, New York, 1878.
Hardcover. Condition: Poor/None "Green cloth boards, heavily edgeworn with a 3-in. flap loose from head of spine with about 1-in. of loss. Front and back covers and spine stamped in black titling and decoration, shows some rubbing. Its biggest flaw is the covers detached from the pages, though the sewn binding is holding the page signatures together. Heavily foxed. Interesting marginalia in the prelim ads only, gives dates of lessons taken, mostly in pencil, with a price. Large quarto." "BOOK INFO: Includes songs such as, Blue Danube, Killarney, You Never Miss the Water Till the Well Runs Dry, and Field Flower Polka. Wonderful ads throughout: 'Piedmont Air Line!--the Great--Double Daily Trunk Line. The only Line running Pullman Palace Sleeping Cars through from New York to Atlanta, Atlanta and New Orleans without change.'". Language: English. Pages: 0

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Barker, Raymond Joseph  
Bethany, Nebraska, 1922 to 1943 : And, My Musical Avocation Plus Stories of World War II

Publisher: Raymond J. Barker; Bethany, Neb: 1989.
Near Fine Softcover 135 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; 2 vols, tall black unlettered softcovers, 30 + 105 pages, 1 b/w illustration, 1 small map. ; A personal history of life in Bethany, a suburb of Lincoln, Nebraska, followed by a stint in the Army Air Corps in World War 2 and a double life as a soil scientist and professional jazz-swing musician. ; Vol-1, Bethany, Nebraska, 1922 to 1943, published 1989. Vol-2, My Musical Avocation Plus Stories of World War II, published 1992.; No defects to either vol. Quite scarce. ; Laid in: handwritten note from Jeane and Ray (written by Jeane) giving more family history, and small sticky note SIGNED by author Ray.

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Duncan, Edmondstoune  
Story of Minstrelsy, The

Publisher: Singing Tree Press; Detroit: 1968.
Good+ with no dust jacket Hardcover 336 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Ex-Library; Tan decorated cloth, black cloth over spine, glossary, chronology, bibliography, footnotes, 18 b/w illustrations and facsimiles, 46 songs in modern notation, most with lyrics, some also in medieval notation. ; Reprint of 1907 original. This edition 1968. History of popular (as opposed to religious) music in British Isles, during medieval era. ; Light wear to exterior. A lot of library marks on endpapers and front matter. Pages a bit yellowed from age. No marks to text. Binding tight and square. Scarce. ; Music Story Series

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Faust, Oliver C., Illustrated by: Sepia Toned Photographs  
Faust School of Tuning
Publisher: Self-published By Author Boston Mass.
Brown paper coveres printed in black. glasseine endpapers. 31 pages illustrated with sepia-toned photos of Faust School, various instruments (piano, player piano, organs). This is a catalog of courses offered on tuning these instruments. A little wear to lapped cover edges, previous owner's name in ink (very light and fine) on inside cover, otherwise a sharp little copy of a scarce booklet. EPHEMERA 5304 Edition and Date Not Stated Paperbound Very Good Condition 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall Ephemera

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Foster, Stephen  
Songs of Stephen Foster Prepared Especially for the Armed Forces
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh, PA, 1944.
Paperback. Condition: Good/None "Light blue staplebound softcover, toned along edges with crease at top front corner. Binding is sound. Interior unmarked. Biographical notes on inside front cover. Index of titles on inside rear cover. 4x9 ins." "BOOK INFO: Prepared by the staff of the Foster Hall Collection of the University of Pittsburgh, this is the second edition, prepared without music. Centerfold illustration in B&W of a poster from the Civil War, 'U.S. Army Calls, Military Quadrille, Composed by Robert Stoepel', depicting Union Army soldiers on guard duty.". Language: English. Pages: 24

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Mason, Daniel Gregory  
Publisher: Novello and Company New York NY 1909.
Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket; Edgewear, spine weak; B&W Illustrations; 104 pages

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McHard, James L.  
Future of Modern Music, the : A Vibrant New Modernism in Music for the Future (1st Edition, Signed)

Publisher: American University & College Press; Salt Lake City: 2001.
Near Fine First Edition Softcover ISBN: 1930586248 388 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Softcover, 388 pages, index, extensive bibliography. Inside front cover warmly inscribed and dated 6-16-01 and SIGNED by author, Jim McHard. ; Written by freelance composer of experimental music, French horn player in Detroi symphony, lecturer on music history at University of Michigan. Foreword by Gerald Pape. Complete subtitle: 'A Vibrant New Modernism in Music for the Future, Modernism Redefined and Reassessed in a Philosophical Examination of Music's Potential for the Future.' ; Only a touch of wear. No marks apart from autograph. No sign of ever having been read.

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Morris, Roger O. Sr.  
Pioneer Troubadour, Official Publication of the Pioneer District SPEBSQSA Inc : Lot of 14 Items (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America)

Publisher: Pioneer Troubadour; Detroit: 1971.
Very Good Softcover Lot of 14 items on Men's Barbershop Singing, all from 1968-1971, as listed. ; 1) Pioneer Troubadour Jun 1971, 4 pages. 2) Pioneer Troubadour Oct 1971, 12p. 3) Pioneer Troubadour Nov 1971, 10p. 4) Pioneer Troubadour Aug 1976, 18p. 5) The Harmonizer, Jul-Aug 1967, incomplete. 6) The Harmonizer, Sep-Oct 1967, incomplete. 7) The Harmonizer, Nov-Dec 1968, incomplete. 8) The Harmonizer, Jul-Aug 1971, incomplete. 9) Michigan Troubadour Feb 1968, 4p. 10) Michigan Troubadour Mar 1968, 4p. 11) Michigan Troubadour Apr 1968, 4p. 12) Michigan Troubadour Jun 1968, 4p. 13) The Pitch-Pipe, Grosse Pointe Chapter, 1976, 4p. 14) several relevant clippings and flyers of same era. ; Light wear. No marks or tears, apart from incomplete issues, as noted.

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Porter, William Smith, 1799-1866. Mason, Lowell, 1792-1872  
The Musical Cyclopedia: Or, The Principles of Music Considered as a Science and an Art
Publisher: Boston: Published by James Loring, 132 Washington Street., 1834.
vii, [2], 10-432 p., music; 16.5 cm. Copyright 1834 by James Loring. Written under the supervision of Lowell Mason --Preface, American imprints 26344. Vg in 2014 full-leather binding by Hope Bindery, Jim Di Marcantonio. Stock#OB1021.

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Powell, E.S. and M.  
The Ringers' Handbook, Consisting of Elementary Instruction in Gandsire, Stedman, Plain Bob and Kent Treble Bob

Publisher: Came & Cave Victoria Street [London].
Black cloth hardcover with gilt stamped titles. Not dated. [1932] 150 pages with a couple of pictorial bell foundry ads, lots of courses laid out. A beginner's guide to change ringing. CONDITION: worn at edges with some wear-through and spots of fraying on spine edge and corners. Cover gilt still bright. Penciled notations on several of the courses, one page with tape. Previous owner's info scartched out in ink on front free endpaper. Quite useful although not in the best collector condition. COLLECTIBLE 4023 Edition Not Stated No Dust Jacket Hard Cover Good Condition Small 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall Performing Arts

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Shafer, Chet, with Will H. Hays Illustrated by: Illustrated by Dale Beronius  
Pipe Organ Pumper, the :

Publisher: Greenberg Publisher; N. Y. : 1926.
Very Good+ with no dust jacket Hardcover 70 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Small hardcover, black cloth, orange spine lettering, 70 pages, 20 b/w illustrations in text. Many well-known former pumpers and their churches mentioned in the text, including Edgar Guest, Swedenborgian Church of Detroit, and Ring Lardner, Trinity Episcopal Church of Niles, Michigan. ; We quote: 'Written to lend support to the wholesome aims of the Guild of Former Pipe Organ Pumpers, by Chet Shafer, founder of the Guild and who, according to the testimony of Mrs. Gertrude Starr, one-time organist of the First Presbyterian Church at Three Rivers, Michigan, was a first-class pumper and especially good on anthems.' Foreword by Will H. Hays. ; Only very light wear. No marks. Binding tight. (A m a zon b u yers please note: their image shows a beat-up specimen in blue cloth; ours is black and looks much better)

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Staines, Bill  
Bill Staines, if I Were a Word, Then I'd be a Song : Songs by Bill Staines

Publisher: Folk-Legacy Records; Sharon, Conn: 1980.
Near Fine Softcover ISBN: 0938702041 90 pages; 4to (11") 28cm; Index, b/w photos throughout, about 50 original songs with lyrics, tunes, guitar chords. ; Inconsequential wear.

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Whittemore, J. Henry, and Roe Stephens  
Amphion, The, Devoted to Music and its Literature, 12 Issues : Volume 1, Number 1 to Number 12, September 1874 to August 1875

Publisher: Whittemore & Stephens; Detroit: 1874.
Poor Hardcover 4to (12") 30 cm; First 12 issues, September 1874 to August 1875. Black leather spine and tips, black cloth over boards, 18 to 28 pgs per issue, articles, opinion pieces, music news, obituaries, local classified and display ads, 3 or more original songs and/or piano pieces per issue, with full music, some also with 4-part harmony. ; Published by music store owners at 113 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, Michigan. Songs by: Whittemore, J. C. Macy, Virginia Gabriel and others; piano solos and duets by Max Vernor, A. C. Schoolman, Hattie C. Pomeroy, etc. ; 12 leaves have closed tears, mostly music pages, everything readable. Small edge tears to several other leaves. A few light pencil marks. No missing pages. Everythingreadable. Binding is in poor condition, backstrip heavily chipped and worn. Little foxing. Textblock intact. Extremely rare.

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Widor, Charles Marie, 1844-1937. Berlioz, Hector, 1803-1869  
Technique de l’Orchèstre Moderne, faisant suite au Traité d’instrumentation et d’orchestration de H. Berlioz...
Publisher: Paris & Bruxelles, Henry Lemoine, 1904.
iii, 276 p.; 25 cm. Second edition; first, 1900. Widor-- composer, organist, teacher-- edited and amplified Berlioz's De l'instrumentation. Berlioz's originality as an orchestral writer prevented a school forming but influenced a generation of French and Russian musicians. Good+, slight foxing, 3/4 leather rebacked. Stock#OB1022.

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