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Notes on Music in Old Boston, Fisher, William Arms
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Fisher, William Arms
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121 Dilling, Mildred Original Publicity Photograph. "Mildred Dilling"
New York, New York Bruno of Hiollywood No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book Signed by Author(s)
circa.1959. an original publicity photograph (8 x 10 1/8 inch) in black & white. Image of Ms Dilling seated in a dress playing the harp. Inscribed across the top in ink "To my colleague, Dorothy de Maria. to happy memories and thanks. Sincerely Mildred Dilling." code 'NY-1876' in the lower right corner. Mildred Dilling (1895-1983) was a concert harpist who performed for five Presidents. She owned the world's largest collection of harps (65 in her apartment alone) and taught Harpo Marx, Deanna Durbin, Laurence Olivier and Bob Hope among others. She performed throughout North and South America along with the orient and Europe. At her peak she was giving 85 concerts and traveling 30,00 miles a year. Her first concert at the White House was for Warren G. Harding and on six more occasions she gave concerts there. Very good clean copy of the photograph. 
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122 Dodge, Alfred Pianos and Their Makers: A Comprehensive History of the Development of the Piano from the Monochord to the Concert Grand Player Piano...300 Illustrations
Covina, California The Covina Publishing Company 1911 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book Inscribed by Author(s)
Publisher green cloth with gilt lettering. Sun fading to covers. All illustrations present. Inscribed by author on front end paper: " To W.L. Brown with compliments of Alfred Dodge. Covina Cal. Sept. 1915." 478 pages. 6 3/4 x 10 inches. 
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123 Doran, Dr., Editor The Bentley Ballads; A Selection of the Choice Ballads, Songs, &c., Contributed to "Bentley's Miscellany"; With Four Ballads Contributed by the Editor
Richard Bentley. 1858. London. 1858 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Embossed cloth; gilt decorations and lettering front cover and spine. Some fading to cover. Damp stain on leading edge of front end paper and split at spine. 408 pages. In the Preface the Editor describes this collection: "The Ballads have been selected from a store that is far from being exhausted." "There is something in it for the scholar, something for the idler, something for those who love to think, something for those who love others to think for them. The Grave, the gay, the lively, and the severe, may herein find something of what they lack." 
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124 Duffee, Gertrude Banks Piano Study; A Guide to Teacher and Student
Theodore Presser. 1895. Philadelphia. 1895 Illustrated Cloth Collectible-Very Good Book 
Gilt lettering and decorations front cover, decorations and lettering spine. Margin and partial page illustrations. From the Preface: "The object in writing this little book is to help the young teachers and students, who, either because of inadequate instruction or neglect of past opportunities, find themselves unsuccessful as teachers, and are at a loss how to supply the necessary knowledge for imparting good instruction". The book ".summarizes and condenses into one little volume important musical knowledge." Contents include: The Story of the Piano; The First Lesson; Scales and Chords; Fingering; Exercises; The Trill, Turn, and Triplet; etc. Ten Great Composers include: Bach; Handel; Beethoven; Chopin; etc. Five Great Educational Composers include: Clementi; Hummel; Czerny; etc. 
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125 Ehlert, Louis From the Tone World : a Series of Essays
New York, New York Charles F. Tretbar 1885 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
397 pages; publisher's brown cloth binding. Translated from the German By Helen D. Tretbar. Collection of essays "in issuing a second edition, to supplement the collection of essays contained in the first by a number of equally interesting articles selected ." Essays about music and musicians. Very good clean copy. 
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126 Eichberg, Julius Original Carte De Visite Photo Portrait - Julius Eichberg
C.E. Brown No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Circa 1870s. Original carte de visite photo portrait (bust, facing his right, wearing heavy coat, with vest and tie), (2 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch). Julius Eichberg (1824-1893) was a German-born composer, musical director and educator who worked mainly in Boston. Educated in Europe and from a musical family, Eichberg came to the United States in 1857 and settled in Boston where he founded the Boston Conservatory of Music and served as Superintendent of Music in the Boston public schools. Very good copy of the photograph. 
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127 Ellsworth, Eliot, Jr. The Book of Musical Knowledge : The History, Technique, and Appreciation of Music, Together with Lives of the Great Composers for Music-Lovers, Students and Teachers
Boston, Mass Houghton Mifflin Company 1927 First Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
xii, 609 pages; illustrations; appendix; index; red cloth, dust jacket (minor tears along the edges). Contents cover - evolution of music; great composers; musical form; the instruments; special topics as how to read music, conducting, famous singers and pianists, violins. Informative full coverage of music. Very good clean copy. 
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128 Elson, Louis C. European Reminiscences, Musical and Otherwise : Being the Recollections of the Vacation Tours of a Musician in Various Countries
Philadelphia, PA Theo. Presser. 1896 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
vii, 301 pages; illustrations; green cloth binding with gilt lettering. Louis C. Elson (1848-1920) was a lecturer at the New England Conservatory of Music and chief editor of the University of Musical Encyclopedia. An account of his travels in Europe and his musical activity. Minor wear to the top and bottom of the spine. Otherwise a very good clean copy. 
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129 Elson, Louis C. The History of American Music
New York The Macmillan Company 1904 1st Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Publisher's red cloth binding with gilt lettering and music score on front. Rubbing. Uncut edges. 380 pages with index, 12 photogravures on plates and 102 in line illustrations. Part of the History of American Art series, edited by John C. Van Dyke. Louis C. Elson (1848-1920) was an influential music critic and author. 
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130 Elson, Louis C. The History of German Song, an Account of the Progress of Vocal Composition in Germany. From the Time of the Minnesingers to the Present Age, with Sketches of the Lives of the Leading German Composers
Boston, Massachusetts New England Conservatory of Music 1888 First Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
288 pages; musical scores; bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering on the spine (5 x 7 1/2 inch). Concerned with the vocal music created in Germany from the middle ages through Robert Wagner and his reforms. Former owner's signature on the inside flyleaf 'C.A. Lumdine'. Otherwise a clean good copy. 
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131 Farrar, Geraldine Geraldine Farra r: The Story of an American Singer
Boston, Mass Houghton Mifflin Company 1916 First Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
115 pages; illustrations; green cloth binding, with gilt lettering on the cover and spine. Geraldine Farrar (1882-1967) was a noted American soprano opera singer and film actress. Between 1901 and 1922, Ms. Farrar appeared in 29 roles and giving 500 performances until her voice gave out. Her most famous role in films was as 'Joan of Arc' in the silent film Joan the Woman in 1917. She has two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (the film star is missing). Very good clean copy of her 'Autobiography'. 
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132 Ferra, Bartomeu Chopin and George Sand in Majorca. Translated from the Spanish By R.D.F. Pring-Mill. Proceded By an Extract from "The Memoirs of Aurore Sand".
Palma De Mallorca Antiqua Imprenta Soler 1961 Soft cover Collectible-Very Good Book 
82 pages; illustrations; bibliography; stiff paper wrapper (5 1/4 x 7 5/8 inch). An account of Chopin's stay in Majorca with the author George Sand Very good clean copy. 
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133 Fetis, Francis James Music Explained To The World; or, How To Understand Music and Enjoy Its Performance
New York, Chicago, Philadelphia and Boston Oliver Ditson & Co. Hardcover Fine Book 
Original brown cloth with gilt lettering on spine. 5 X 7 3/4 inches. 320 pages. Top edges gilt. Table of contents include, of the musical system, considered in the three qualities of sounds, namely, tone, length, and strength, of sounds, considered in their relations of succession and of simultaneousness; and of the consequences of these relations and of execution and how to analyze the sensations produced by music, in order to judge of it. Copy has several black and white illustrations of music notes and scales. There are 2 separate rubber stamp marks. One is on the inside front cover which reads, "H. J. Provost, Teacher of Music, Studio 5 Armstrong & Alge Building, Woodland, Cal" and on the bottom of the title page, "Philadelphia, Theodore Fresser, 1903 Chestnut St." Head and tail are slightly bumped and corners are slightly worn. Pages are clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
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134 Fillmore, John Comfort A Study of Indian Music
New York. Century Magazine 1894 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Excerpt from the February, 1894, issue of Century Magazine in cardstock folder, reinforced with masking tape. Some discoloration of folder. Magazine sections are held together along spines with tape. Label on front of folder from Dellquest's Rare Books, Los Angeles, California. 8 pages with 11 music scores. This is a Supplement to Alice Fletcher's article "Indian Songs" in the January, 1894, issue of Century Magazine 
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135 Finck, Henry Musical Laughs. Jokes, Tittle-Tattle, And Anecdotes, Mostly Humorous, About Musical Celebrities, Gathered During His Forty-three years As Musical Editor Of "The New York Evening Post"
New York and London Funk & Wagnalls Company 1924 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Book 
Original blue cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. 5 X 7 1/2 inches. 333 pages. Frontispiece is illustrated by Enrico Caruso. Copy contains many brief stories about numerous musical celebrities. Finck (1854-1926) was an American music critic. Copy is very clean and complete. Binding is tight. 
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136 Finck, Henry T. (and) Ignace Jan Paderewski Success in Music and How it is Won . With a Chapter on Tempo Rubato By Ignace Jan Paderewski
New York Charles A. Scribner's Sons 1909 First Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Publisher's red cloth with gilt lettering. Biographies of singers, pianists, violinists and teachers along with advice on pursuing a career in music. 471 pages, including index, plus advertising at end for other books by the author. 
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Notes on Music in Old Boston, Fisher, William Arms
137 Fisher, William Arms Notes on Music in Old Boston
Oliver Ditson Company 1918 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Gray paper covered boards with glued label on spine. Rubbing, especially on corners. Book plate and signature on front endpaper of Charles Edwin Clemens, a composer and music history professor at Western Reserve University. 100 pages plus index. 57 illustrations and maps, 9 music scores and 23 portraits, complete. William Arms Fisher (1861-1948) was an American composer, music historian and author. He was a pupil of Antonin Dvorak. This volume is a history of music in early Boston. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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138 Fletcher, Alice C. Indian Songs : Personal Studies of Indian Life
New York. Century Magazine 1894 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
Excerpt from the January, 1894, issue of Century Magazine in cardstock folder, reinforced with masking tape. Some discoloration of folder. Magazine sections are held together along spines with tape. Label on front of folder from Dellquest's Rare Books, Los Angeles, California. 11 pages with 1 illustration and music for 3 Native American dances. An article about music in Native American culture, especially that of the Prairie tribes. 
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139 Ford, Mary Hanford The Legends of Parsifal
New York and Boston H.M. Caldwell Co. 1904 First Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
(1904). Publisher's ribbed cloth with design of chalice in gilt and red on front cover. Slightly rubbed on front cover, but a nice copy. 102 pages, plus a 10 page advertisement for other books by the publisher. 
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140 Franklin, Frederic Frederic Franklin: Inscribed photograph
Chicago Maurice Seymour No Binding Fine Ephemera Inscribed by Author(s)
8 x 10 inches. Inscribed in blue ink: "To Eleanor / with best wishes, / Frederic Franklin." No date, but circa 1942. Frederic Franklin (b. 1914 d. 2013) was an English ballet dancer and director. He danced with a number of ballet companies including the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo (1938-52). During his stay with Ballet Russe, he created the role of Champion Roper in the Aaron Copeland ballet "Rodeo.' (1942). This photograph of Franklin shows him dressed in costume for that role. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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