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81 Baker, B.F., And L.H. Southard The Union Glee Book: Consisting of Glees, Quartets and Part Songs, Selected and Arranged from the Best European and American Composers
Boston, Mass Published By Henry Tolman 1852 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
104 pages; music scores; publisher's boards (leather spine professionally replaced) with title on the cover (9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inch). Collection of songs including music and words for glees, quartets, and part songs. Very good clean copy. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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82 Banks, Rev. Louis Albert Immortal Songs of Camp and Field : The Story of Their Inspiration Together with Striking Anecdotes Connected with Their History
Cleveland, Ohio The Burrows Brothers Company. 1899 First Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
298 pages; illustrations, portraits; white cloth binding (some soiling) with gilt lettering and design on the cover and spine (6 1/4 x 9 1/4 inch). Collection of twenty-five songs, mainly military and the background story about them. Included are: 'The American Flag' by Joseph R. Drake; 'Adams and Liberty' by Robert Paine; 'Yankee Doodle'; 'The Star-Spangled Banner' by Francis Scott Key; 'Hail Columbia' by Joseph Hopkinson; 'John Brown's Body' by Charles S. Hall; 'Dixie' by Dan Emmett; 'The Battle Cry of Freedom' by George F. Root; 'The Battle Hymn of the Republic' by Julia Ward Howe; 'Just Before the Battle, Mother' by George F. Root; 'Marching Through Georgia' by Henry Clay Work; 'All Quiet Along the Potomac' by Ethel Lynn Beers; 'The Old Folks at Home' by Stephen Collins Foster; 'The Blue and the Grey' by Francis Mile Finch; 'Rule, Britannia' by James Thomson; 'The Watch on the Rhine' by Max Schneckenburger; 'The Marseillaise' by Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle; and 'The Blue Bells of Scotland' by Annie McVicar Grant. Inscribed on the front end paper: "With the kindest good wishes of the author and his wife. Louis Albert Banks. Florence Aiken Banks. Roseburg, Oregon. May 29th, 1927." 
Price: 100.00 USD
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83 Bantock, Sir Granville, and Frederick G. Aflalo Round the World with "A Gaiety Girl"
London, England John Macqueen 1896 First Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
Author's first book. 172 pages; photos; illustrated brown cloth with design on the cover in black. Soiling to the spine, missing piece (1 1/2 x 1/ 1/2 inch) from the upper right corner on the front flyleaf. This is the author's first book and is quite rare. Sir Granville Bantock (1868-1946) was a British composer of classical music. The book is an account of his early conducting engagement for the musical play "The Gaiety Girl" which took him around the world with a musical comedy troupe going from America (New York & eastern states, Pittsburgh, San Francisco), the Pacific, Australia, and the voyage home. Very good clean copy of this poorly made book. 
Price: 250.00 USD
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84 Barri, Odoardo Pseud. Of Edward Slater Autograph Letter Signed
No Binding Collectible-Fine Book 
4 x 5 inches. On back of a flyer advertising his work. Odoardo Barri was the stage name of Edward Slater (born circa 1840--d. 1920). Barri was a music composer, teacher and singer. After success in Italy and Spain, he opened a music school in London and ran it for 50 years. He is credited with over 1500 compositions. This short letter, dated May 31, 1888, sets up a meeting with an unidentified woman. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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85 Barrow, Louis and Henry Tucker Original Sheet Music. "My Boy, How Can I See You Die". Reply To "Dear Mother I've Come Home To Die"
Philadelphia Lee & Walker 1864 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Book 
Original white wrapper with decorated black boarder surrounding black lettering on the front cover. 10 X 13 inches. 4 pages. This song tells the mothers story of the song "Dear Mother I've Come Home To Die". Light foxing on all pages. Pages are clean and complete. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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86 Bartlett, Ethel Original Publicity Photograh. "Ethel Bartlett".
No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book Signed by Author(s)
circa.1950. An original publicity photograph (8 x 10 inch) in black & white. Image of Ethel Bartlett and her husband, Rae Robertson seated at pianos side by side. Inscribed and signed by both at the bottom of the photo " To Dorothy de Maria with happiest memories, Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson". Ethel Bartlett (1896-1978) and Rae Robertson (1893-1956) were a duet team of piano players from England who traveled the world playing a piano duet for 30 years. They both taught at the Matthay School of Music in England and arranged and published two-piano music. They were one of the reasons two-piano playing became popular during the first half of the 20th century. Very good clean copy of the photograph. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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87 Bates, Alfred, Editor-in-Chief Drama and Opera; Their History, Literature and Influence on Civilization; 12 Volumes
The Athenian Society. (1903). London. 1903 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
12 volumes, limited to 750 copies. Front covers have abundant gilt decorations. Illustrations, some in color. Page tops are gilt. Some unopened pages. Page sides and bottoms are uncut. Volumes 9 & 10 have damp stains along bottom edge of covers and pages; on a few pages stain extends along part of the leading edge. From the Prologue: "For nearly three thousand years the drama has been to the world one of its chief sources, not only of entertainment, but of culture and education." "It is the design of this work to present an adequate account of the varying forms of this time-honored art from its rude beginnings to its present spectacular, if not always intellectual, perfection. The most brilliant gems of the playwrights of every nation, ancient and modern, will evoke the admiration of the reader. From the classic land of Greece we summon the mighty shades of the lofty, grave tragedians, Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, and the irresistible mirth of Aristophanes. From the dramatic literature of Rome we present the plays of Plautus and Terence." "Before reaching the modern period, some attention is given to the Christian religious drama, with its Miracle, Mystery and Passion plays." 
Price: 200.00 USD
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88 Bates, Brainless, pseud for Leroy Bates Doughboy Ditties: Popular Parodies for the Battle Hims of the Republic
Boston, Mass The A.M. Davis Co. 1918 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Book 
Publisher's yellow wrapper with black lettering and illustration of young man singing and wearing a red hat. Illustrations of cartoon like characters along the bottom of most pages. Amusing versions of famous World War I songs. 3 1/4 x 5 1/4 inches. 29 pages, plus two pages of other books available from the publisher. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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89 Bellak, James New Method for the Piano Forte. New Engraved Edition. Godon's Enlarged and Revised. Most Popular Piano Method. Easiest Method for Piano. Arranged Without Octaves.
New York, New York Hamilton S. Gordon 1919 Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
95 pages; music scores; stiff boards with title and illustration on the cover (9 1/4 x 12 inch). Over eighty songs included in the song book along with instructions on how to play the piano and music terms. Some cracking along the inside cover due to use. Otherwise a clean copy, inside and out. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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90 Bernhardt. A. Original Sheet Music. "Major General James D. Morgan's Grand March"
Quincy, ILL Moses & Pfeiffer 1865 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Book 
Original white wrapper with decorated black boarder surrounding black lettering on the front cover. 10 X 13 inches. 4 pages. This copy is just the musical score. Morgan (1810-1896) was a merchant sailor, solder and businessman and a Union General in the Civil War. After the war, Morgan returned to Quincy Illinois to spend the rest of his life a s a banker and businessman. This copy has a few dampstains and light foxing. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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My Favorite Intermissions, Borge, Victor and Robert Sherman
91 Borge, Victor and Robert Sherman My Favorite Intermissions
Garden City, New York Doubleday and Company 1971 1st Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book Winding, Thomas Signed by Author(s)
Publisher's binding with gilt lettering on spine, dust jacket with very slight chipping, protected by mylar. 189 pages with 22 comic drawings. Author's inscription "Best wishes - Victor Borge" on front flypaper, also includes a ticket stub from a performance of Mr. Borge's at Chabot College on October 13, 1984. Victor Borge (1909-2000) was a Danish and American comedian and musician. His comedy act included many musical elements. This volume is a humorous look at the lives of many great composers. 
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92 Bowers, E. and Henry Tucker Original Sheet Music. "Dear Mother I've Come Home To Die"
New York Firth, Son & Co. 1863 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Book 
Original white wrapper with decorated black boarder surrounding black lettering on the front cover. 10 X 13 inches. 4 pages. This song tells the touching story of a young soldier. Light foxing. A previous owner put his impressed stamp mark on the lover edge of the front cover which reads, "G. Utgenannt, dealing in, books, music, pianos, engravings, gilt frames, stationery, violins, etc. No. 140 Maine St, Quincy ILL". Pages are clean and complete. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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93 Braggiotti, Mario Original Publicity Photograph. "Mario Braggiotti"
New York, New York Sevenall No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book Signed by Author(s)
circa.1959. An original publicity photograph (8 1/8 x 10 1/8 inch). Inscription mid-way up the left side of the photo "To Dorothy de Faria with sincere appreciation & best wishes Mario Braggiotti." Image of Braggiotti posed seated looking forward with his arm tucked under his chin. Lower right hand code 'NY4262'. Mario Braggiotti (1905-1996) was an American pianist, composer and raconteur raised in New England, though born in Italy. He studied in Paris under Alfred Cortot & Isider Philippe before meeting George Gershwin to whom he became a friend and mentor. With Jacques Fray forming a duo he traveled Europe introducing 'Rhapsody in blue' which became Braggiotti's signature piece. During the 1930s he toured the United States with Fray and appeared on CBS radio mixing classical and modern music. After the war he did a solo act and was a member of the 'Big Band Hall of Fame'. Very good clean copy of the photograph with inscription. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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94 Brahms, Johannes Johannes Brahms Symphonien Mit Einfuhrungen Von Arth. Smolian. Band I: Symphoie No. 1 C-Moll, Symphonie No. 2 D-Dur [Band II: Symphonie No. 3 F-Dur, Symphonie, Symphonie No. 4 E-Moll]. Preis Eines Jeden Bandes.
Leipzig, Germany Ernst Eulenburg Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
2 volumes; publisher's green cloth binding with design on the cover. I: viii, 127 pages; portrait; musical scores; ads in the back. II: 155 pages; musical scores; ads in the back. Music for Brahms' symphony. Very good clean copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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95 Breen, May Singhi, Arranger Feist Dance Folio No. 8; Thirty of the Latest Song Hits Arranged as Fox Trots, Waltzes, Blues, Etc.; Piano Solo (18 with Ukulele)
New York Leo Feist, Inc., Publisher 1924 Illustrated Wrappers Collectible-Very Good Book 
Some fox trots included are: June Night (Seasons' biggest hit); Doodle Doo Doo (The big novelty dance hit); Who Wants a Bad Little Boy; Helen Gone; Sweet Dreams; Monkey Doodle; etc. Waltzes include: The Pal That I Loved (Stole the Gal That I Loved); What Did I Get by Loving You (Fox-trot chorus); etc. Endorsed by Paul Whiteman, the World Famous Dance Director. Small inked stamp imprint on front cover. Front cover colorfully illustrated with sheet music and dancing couples; back cover illustrated with sheet music. 
Price: 17.50 USD
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96 Brinsmead, Edgar The History of the Pianoforte : with an Account of Ancient Music and Musical Instruments
London, England Cassell, Petter, and Galpin 1870 First Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book 
80, [16] pages; illustrations, ads in back; blue cloth with design on the cover in gilt, gilt edging to pages (5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inch). Former owner's bookplate 'Trout - Fear Shame Love Loyalty'. History of the pianoforte from ancient times to what was then the present (1870). Very good clean copy. 
Price: 37.50 USD
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97 Brooke, Tucker, Editor The Shakespeare Songs; Being a Complete Collection of the Songs Written by or Attributed to William Shakespeare
William Morrow & Company. (1929). New York. 1929 Cloth in Slip Case Collectible-Very Good Book 
Slip case - corners split top and bottom at spine. Spine labels book and slip case. 365 copies printed. Silver edged page tops. Page bottoms are uncut. Walter De La Mare notes in the Introduction: "Then again, the Songs are incantations: they were intended to be sung. Shakespeare's natural language indeed was that of poetry, and so always akin to music". "Every fine lyric is the crystallization into words of an imaginative and emotional impulse". A few song titles: Marching Song of Autolycus; Ariel Faces the Future; Falstaff in Fairyland; Hymn to Hymen; In the High Roman Manner; Feste's Epilogue; Hamlet to Ophelia; Snare for Malvolio; etc. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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98 Browning, Elizabeth Barrett Sonnets from the Portuguese
New York Thomas Y. Crowell Company 1936 Hardcover Fine Fine Book Pogany, Willy 
Original publisher's cloth binding, dust wrapper, and slipcase. Book measures 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"; slipcase measures 7 1/2" x 9 3/4." Ninety-six pages, complete. Eight plates and several black and white illustrations by Pogany, complete. Pages, covers, and dust wrapper are very clean and undamaged. Binding is tight. Slipcase is lightly worn. On one of the front endpapers is an owner inscription dated to 1937. Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) was an English poet. Willy Pogany (1882-1955) was a prolific Hungarian illustrator best-known for his pen and ink drawings in children's books. Sonnets from the Portuguese is a collection of love sonnets originally written by Browning around 1845-1846 and first published in 1850. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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99 Brush, Gerome Boston Symphony Orchestra : Charcoal Drawings of Its Members, with Biographical Sketches
Boston, Mass Printed For the Orchestra 1936 First Edition Hardcover Collectible-Very Good Book Signed by Illustrator(s)
Number 38 of 300 copies printed, signed by Brush. vii, 218 pages; plates; white boards. Charcoal drawing faced by a biography of the musician and the instrument played. Nice association piece for the Boston Symphony Orchestra of the 1930s. Slightly browned at spine but a very good clean copy. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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100 Bull, Ole Original Carte De Visite Photo Portrait.- Ole Bull .
New York, New York, O. Ereckson 1870 No Binding Collectible-Very Good Book 
1870. Original carte de visite photo portraits (full length, holding violin under chin and bow in right hand), (2 1/2 x 4 1/8 inch). Ole Bull (1810-1880) was a Norwegian violinist and composer. A child prodigy, he traveled about Europe and the United States giving concerts and eventually settling part time near Boston. Very good clean copy of the photograph. 
Price: 47.50 USD
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