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Music is a passion for many people across the world, and there are plenty of rare books about music in the Biblio Rare Book Room. From hard to find books with entire compositions to large biographies of famous musicians, there is something for everyone in the rare books about music section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.



Grand Canyon Suite (for Piano) (1932) (Signed) by Ferde Grofé, D Savino (piano arrangment)

New York: Robbins Music Corporation, 1932. Sheet music. Very Good. Soft cover. Signed by Author(s). 1st Edition. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 12" x 9" Music Book SIGNED and INSCRIBED TWICE by FERDE GROFE in black fountain pen "To Marie Helen Tyes, with my c...

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$19,999.95


BOUND FOR GLORY by GUTHRIE, Woody

New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1943. First Edition. Hardcover. Small white paint stain on the front cover, the gilt on the cover and spine a little faded but clear. The dustwrapper is bright and attractive, free from any major defect and with on...

From Charles Agvent

$15,625.00


Pierre-Jean de Béranger: Chansons Original Handwritten Working Manuscript by Béranger, Pierre-Jean de

1827 This is a one of a kind original handwritten working manuscript by the famous French chansonnier, Pierre-Jean de Béranger. These chansons are dated 1827 and were subsequently published in his fourth collection of chansons, the one which precip...

From Defunct Books

$12,000.00


BOUND FOR GLORY by Guthrie, Woody

New York: E. P. Dutton, 1943. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Book condition is Very Good; with a Very Good dust jacket. Edge wear to jacket, including a few chips. Two scuffs to paper at jacket rear panel. Minor foxing. Crease to bottom corner...

From Evolving Lens Bookseller

$11,000.00


Louis Armstrong (1947) (Signed) by Hugues Panassie (Louis Armstrong, Jack Teagarden, Earl “Fatha” Hines, Barney Bigard, Arvell Shaw, Velma Middleton, Big Sid Catlett, Bob Wilber)

Paris: Editions Du Belvedere, 1947. Book. Very Good. Soft cover. Signed by Louis Armstrong and 7 Jazz Musicians. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Soft Cover, Very Good; This book used to belong to a French amateur musician who knew many jazz mu...

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$9,999.99


Glenn Miller's Method for Orchestral Arranging (1943) (Signed) by Glenn Miller

New York: Mutual Music Society, 1943. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Hard cover, red cloth boards with beautiful bright gilt lettering on front and on spine, Fine. Very little rubbing on edges and mi...

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$9,995.99


SNIFFIN GLUE. Volumes 1 to 12. by PERRY. MARK. Edits

Mark Perry. London. 1976/77. First Editions. Quartos. Mimeograph stapled magazines. Original issues of numbers one to twelve, a complete run of the Fanzine (two supplements, or special issues, were published but are not present here). Complete with the o...

From Paul Foster Books

£7,500.00


The Kingdom of Swing (1940) (Signed) by Benny Goodman, Irving Kolodin (Frank Sinatra, Harry James, Henny Youngman, Martha Tilton, Gene Krupa, Tommy Dorsey, Anita O’Day, Mel Powell, Jess Stacey)

New York: Stackpole Sons, 1940. Book. Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author + Others. Second Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard cover, second printing January 1940, black cloth boards with silver design on front cover and silver lettering on spine, Go...

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$8,999.95


The Stardust Road (1946) (Signed) by Hoagy Carmichael

New York: Rinehart & Co., 1946. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Hard cover, chartreuse boards with black lettering on spine. Some edgewear on boards and spine and very few light stains with disc...

From Rare Finds Booksellers

$4,999.95


Essai sur la musique ancienne et moderne. by La Borde J. Benjamin

Paris: Pierres et Onfroy. [Fig. Musica] (cm.26) voll. 4, bella legatura originale, pieno vitello marmorizzato, ricchi fregi in oro al dorso e triplo filetto ai piatti. Sguardie e tagli marmorizzati, segnalibri in seta. -- pp. (8), XX, pp. 445, XVIII, 59; ...

From Libri Antichi Arezzo F&C Edizioni

€3,760.00


No. 10 / Supreme Virtue for double SATB choir. Autograph musical manuscript of the complete full score by ADAMO, Mark b. 1962

29 pp. + 2 pp. of additional manuscript apparently not included in the final version. Oblong folio (278 x 208 mm.). Unbound. Notated in pencil on 16-stave music manuscript paper. Folded. Signed and dated New York, Jan-April [19]97. Supreme Virtue was com...

From J & J Lubrano Music Antiquarians LLC

$4,180.00


George Gershwin (First Trade Binding, In Dj, Inscribed By Ira Gershwin, With Check Signed By George Gershwin by Armitage, Merle (Editor And Designer), Ira Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Paul Whiteman, Walter Damrosch, Dubose Heyward, Irving Berlin, Arnold Schoenberg, Serge Koussevitzky, And Jerome Kern, With George Gershwin Signed Check

London- New York-Toronto: Longmans, Green and Co. 1938, 1938. First Edition . Cloth. Very Good +/Very Good + DJ. Photographs And Reproductions. 252 Pp. Red And Yellow Cloth [First Binding], With Yellow Dj Printed In Red And Black. Correct Alignment Of B...

From Arroyo Seco Books

$3,500.00


Popular Cuban Music 80 revised and corrected compositions by Grenet, Emilio

Habana: Private, 1939. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Grey title on front cover slightly rubbed with faint stain to rear cover and stamp of Casa Carreras on rep else VG, 1st edn, folio, definitive study on the evolution of music in Cuba, with 49pps...

From BohemianBookworm

$3,056.89


Bryant’s Opera House 23rd Street, Between 6th & 7th Avenues, (Nearly Opposite Booth’s Theatre.) Eighteenth Season of the World-Famous Bryant’s Minstrels Organized 1857. by Bryant, Dan

Bryant's Opera House 23rd Street, Between 6th & 7th Avenues, (Nearly Opposite Booth's Theatre.) Eighteenth Season of the World-Famous Bryant's Minstrels Organized 1857. The Felicity Will Eventuate at 8 O'Clock, With the Following Programme. Part First.—...

From G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB

$3,000.00


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