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Music & Musicians: from Puccini to Pearl Jam

MUSIC & MUSICIANS                       ReLiteration Used Books

 

History, Criticism, Adoration    

 

THE BURL IVES SING-ALONG SONG BOOK: A Treasury of American Folk Songs & Ballads (1963, Franklin Watts). Large hardcover, no jacket. Boards a little warped, worn, foxed. Text clean.   Lyrics and some explanatory text only.   $7

 

THE PEDLAR’S PACK OF BALLADS AND SONGS by W.H. Logan (1869, 1968, Singing Tree Press, Detroit). Facsimile of original edition out of Edinburgh. Hardcover with no jacket. Boards sharp, with only light soil. No writing.   Binding tight, square. Lyrics and explanatory text only.  SOLD

 

CHRISTMAS SONGS MADE IN AMERICA: Favorite Holiday Melodies and the Stories of their Origins by Albert Menendez and Shirley Menendez (1999, Cumberland House).   Hardcover in unclipped jacket very good but there is a child’s name in a child’s hand on the ffep and twice on the rear endpapers.  Remainder mark on bottom edges.  Text clean, binding sound.  $3.50

 

SOUNDS OF THE LAKE AND FOREST: Michigan Folk Songs by Earl Clifton Beck and Virginia Goodin.   Ex-lib. Book is complete but contains no information on publisher or copyright date. No jacket.   Red buckram boards without wear, library binding sound. Remnants of pocket on ffep, numerous ‘withdrawn’ stamps. Includes notation.   $15

 

IN PRAISE OF ALE, or Songs, Ballads, Epigrams, & Anecdotes Relating to Beer, Malt, and Hops collected and arr by W T Marchant (1888, 1968, Singing Tree Press).  No dust jacket.  Light wear, prev owner name, binding has some play.  Primarily lyrics (no notation) as well as some historical background.  632 pgs.  SOLD

 

A SELECTION OF TRADITIONAL BRITISH BALLADS edited by Bartlett Jere Whiting (1955, Appleton-Century-Crofts). Small paperback w/ highlighting and marginalia in pen. Lyrics and explanatory text only. $2

 

SAMPLER OF AMERICAN SONGS: Background and Lore Connected with 18 of Our Most Famous and Beloved American Songs by Maymie Krythe (1969, Harper & Row).   Hardcover in stained worn unclipped dust jacket. All else very good. Includes notation. $6

 

THE ROSE & THE BRIAR: Death, Love & Liberty in the American Ballad edited by Sean Wilentz and Greil Marcus (2005, Norton). Clean hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good. Marvelous anthology featuring a “broad swath” of writers (Joyce Carol Oates! R Crumb!) on the music that influenced them. $9

 

LIKE A ROLLING STONE: Bob Dylan at the Crossroads by Greil Marcus (2005, PublicAffairs).   Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good. Clean, tight. $8

 

HARD RAIN: A Dylan Commentary by Tim Riley (1992, Knopf). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket excellent. $9

 

VAN MORRISON: Too Late to Stop Now by Steve Turner (1993, Viking). Large hardcover in excellent dust jacket. Remainder mark; no other writing or marks. $11

 

MYSTERY TRAIN: Images of America in Rock ‘n’ Roll Music by Greil Marcus (1997, Plume).   Fourth edition. Trade paperback very good. $6

 

THE FENDER STRATOCASTER: The Success Story of a Legendary Guitar Born and Made in California by A R Duchossoir (1989, MediaPresse).  Large format softcover nearly new.  No creases, writing or marks; clean.  64 pgs.  $6.50

 

THE 100 GREATEST ALBUMS OF THE 80s edited by Goodman and Puterbaugh (1990, St. Martin’s).  A Rolling Stone Magazine publication.  Softcover very good, clean, tight.  $4.50

 

THE WACKY TOP 40: The Most Outrageous, Hilarious, and Unforgettable Hit Songs in Pop History by Bruce Nash and Allan Zullo (1993, Bob Adams).  Painful.  Trade paperback damaged by exposure to wet; rippled, dampstained.  No writing.  Binding sound.  Reading copy.  $4

 

WORKING MUSICIANS: Defining Moments from the Road, the Studio, and the Stage by Bruce Pollock (2002, Harper). Trade paperback very good (remainder mark). “Experience and wisdom from Harry Connick Jr, Jerry Garcia, John Lee Hooker, Carole King, and more than 100 others!” Impressive collection of conversations with big names and lesser lights! $6

 

THAT OLD TIME ROCK & ROLL: A Chronicle of an Era 1954-1963 by Richard Aquila (1989, Schirmer). Trade paperback excellent.   $6.50

 

ROCK & ROLL: An Unruly History by Robert Palmer (1995, Harmony). Hardcover in unclipped jacket (orig price $40!) excellent (light edgewear to dj). $9

 

THE MANSION ON THE HILL: Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen, and the Head-on Collision of Rock and Commerce by Fred Goodman (1997, Times). Hardcover in dust jacket very good.   $9

 

THE HISTORY OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD by William Ruhlmann (1990, Gallery Books).  Large format hardcover in good dust jacket (upper edge crumpled with a half-inch tear, taped).  Poster included in exc cond.  No writing.  $10

 

BOOTLEG: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry by Clinton Heylin (1996, St. Martin’s).   Large trade paperback with some cornerwear. No writing. Sound. $6.50

 

LOUIE LOUIE: The History and Mythology of the World’s Most Famous Rock ‘n’ Roll Song by Dave Marsh (1993, Hyperion). Hardcover in unclipped jacket excellent. $7

 

GLORY DAYS: Bruce Springsteen in the 1980s by Dave Marsh (1987, Pantheon). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good but there is a weakness in the binding at the title page and a remainder mark.   $10

 

THE PARROT HEAD HANDBOOK (1992, MCA). All things Buffett. Sounds as if written by Jimmy but not credited. Trade paperback excellent. $3

 

SEX IN ROCK by Sara McOustra (1983, Crescent UK). Large format hardcover w/ torn jacket. Picture book w/ captions but no cutting edge commentary here.  $10

 

BUSH: Sixteen Stone Tour (1997, Omnibus). Large format softcover very good w/ light wear. Picture book. $5

 

NIRVANA: Revealed by Jeremy Dean (1996, Parragon UK). Large format softcover very good. $7.50

 

EDDIE TRUNK’S ESSENTIAL HARD ROCK AND HEAVY METAL (2011, Abrams).  Softcover (French fold) very good, clean.   $6

 

WHITE NOISE: The Eminem Collection edited by Hilton Als and Darryl Turner (2003, Thunder’s Mouth Press). Trade softcover very good. 25 selections from music critics. $4.50

 

BOY GEORGE & CULTURE CLUB (1984, Gallery). Glossy pictorial hardcover, no jacket. Some wear to boards. No writing.   $5

 

THE PHISHING MANUAL: A Compendium to the Music of Phish by Dean Budnick (1996, Hyperion). Trade paperback very good.  $phive

 

NINE INCH NAILS: Self-Destruct by Martin Huxley (1997, St. Martin’s). Trade paperback wraps w/ some wear, curling. Remainder mark; no other writing, clean. Sound. $5

 

ROCKING AROUND THE CLOCK: Music Television, Postmodernism, & Consumer Culture by E.Ann Kaplan (1988, Routledge). Trade paperback without wear but does have highlighting/marginalia in ink. Consideration of MTV phenom.   $5

 

THE BEATLES ILLUSTRATED LYRICS edited by Alan Aldridge (1969, Delacorte).  Hardcover with jacket worn and stained but first (Am.) edition!  Text mostly clean (marginal stain diminishes rapidly to nothing).  Lavish, period illustrations.   SOLD

 

THE ROLLING STONE INTERVIEWS (1971, Paperback Library). Mass market paperback good. Some wear, weakness, tanning. No writing. $4.50

 

BACKSTREETS: Springsteen: The Man and His Music by Charles Cross (1989, Harmony). Large hardcover in very good dust jacket (has lost a bit of gloss). Remainder mark. $11

 

ELVIS AND THE COLONEL by Dirk Vellenga with Mick Farren (1989, Dell).  Mass market paperback clean, sound.  Light wear, tanning.  The shocking true story of the man behind the king.  A revealing picture of the dark side of show business.  Etc.  $2.50

 

IS ELVIS ALIVE? By Gail Brewer-Giorgio (1988, Tudor). So it would seem. Mass market paperback. $2.50

 

PRESLEY: Entertainer of the Century by Antony James (1977, Belmont). Mass market paperback, tan, clean. $2.50

 

ELVIS: By the Presleys edited by David Ritz (2005, Crown).  Very good hardcover in unclipped jacket.  No writing or marks.   Glossy, full-color photos of his comb, his glasses, his boot with the original mud.  $8.50

 

DISCO DUCK AND OTHER ADVENTURES IN NOVELTY MUSIC: The True Stories Behind the Greatest Novelty Hits of All Time by Ace Collins (1998, Berkley Boulevard).   Ex-lib trade paperback. The table of contents will make you blush (if you’re as old as I am). Dang me.   $5

 

THE ALBUM COVER ALBUM: The Book of Record Jackets edited by Hipgnosis & Roger Dean (1977, Dragon’s World, UK).  *Worn* large format softcover. 160 pgs.  Colorful!  Clean, sound.  $10

 

TIM MCGRAW AND THE DANCEHALL DOCTORS: This is Ours. by Tim McGraw with Martin Huxley (2002, Atria). Glossy hardcover in lightly worn dust jacket. Remainder mark. $10

 

IN THE COUNTRY OF COUNTRY: People and Places in American Music by Nicholas Dawidoff (1997, Pantheon). Hardcover with dust jacket; back panel of jacket waterstained. Rear board faintly stained as well. Remainder mark. All else very good.  $8

 

THE FRANK SINATRA READER edited by Steven Petkov & Leonard Mustazza (1997, Oxford UP). Trade paperback very good.   Clean, sound. Everything Sinatra. $7

 

THIS I BELIEVE by Lawrence Welk with Bernice McGeehan (1979, Prentice-Hall).  Hardcover in good dust jacket (a couple of closed tears along upper edge).  Gift inscription on ffep.  Insider tips from the maestro.  $7

 

MAKING RECORDS: The Scenes Behind the Music by Phil Ramone with Charles Granata (2007, Hyperion). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket (edges curling). No writing.   Chapter on setting up in Central Park for Streisand and Simon/Garfunkel will make your day look a whole lot better.   $8

 

THE BOOK OF JAZZ: From Then Till Now by Leonard Feather (1965, Bonanza). Intro by Dizzy Gillespie. Hardcover in worn jacket (one nickel-size chip). No writing. $6

 

THE GUIDE TO CLASSIC RECORDED JAZZ by Tom Piazza (1995, Univ of Iowa Press).  Trade paperback with a little wear to wraps; appears unread.  No writing; clean.  Binding tight, square.  $6

 

A STUDY OF JAZZ by Paul Tanner and Maurice Gerow (1973, Wm. C. Brown Publ). Second edition. Large format softcover worn w/ ink highlighting/marginalia, prev owner name/address scribbled out inside front cover. Record that accompanied it is gone (abrasions inside back cover). $6

 

A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF JAZZ: People and Places from New Orleans to Modern Jazz by Orrin Keepnews and Bill Grauer, Jr (1962, Crown). Large format hardcover, no jacket. Prev owner bookplate on ffep; no other writing. $9

 

MEMPHIS MUSIC: Before the Blues by Tim Sharp (2007, Arcadia Publ).  Images of America trade paperback very good with only a little wear at corners.  No writing; orig dealer sticker on back cover.  Binding sound.  $5

 

BLUES PEOPLE: Negro  Music in White America by LeRoi Jones (2002, Harper).  Trade paperback very good.  Clean, tight.  $5

 

BLUES: a photographic documentary by David Harrison (1997, Crescent).  Large format hardcover in very good jacket.  No writing.  144 pgs.  Black and white evocative portraiture.  $12

 

THE JOY OF MUSIC by Leonard Bernstein (1980, Simon & Schuster).  Trade paperback worn at the edges; spine sunned.  A few instances of pencil highlighting  but o/w clean and sound.  $6

 

NO VIVALDI IN THE GARAGE: A Requiem for Classical Music in North America by Sheldon Morgenstern (2005, UPNE). Trade paperback showing some wear at corners (curling). No writing, clean. Sound.   $6

 

CON BRIO: Four Russians Called the Budapest String Quartet by Nat Brandt (1993, Oxford). Hardcover in very good dust jacket. Clean, sound.   “One Russian is an anarchist; two Russians are a chess game; three Russians are a revolution; four Russians are the Budapest String Quartet.”   Heifetz   $9

 

SUZUKI IMAGES photographs by Arthur Montzka, text by Craig Timmerman (1988, Shar Products).   Beautiful black and white photos of Dr. Suzuki teaching and his students learning and at rest. Softcover very good. Staple binding sound. $7.50

 

PIANO LESSONS: Music, Love & True Adventures by Noah Adams (1997, Delta). Trade paperback very good; clean, sound.   “Everyman’s ode to joy.”   $5

 

MUSIC: A Crash Course by Marcus Weeks (1999, Raincoast Books).  Small hardcover in dust jacket like new.  Packed with information on classical music.   $5

 

THE GREAT PIANISTS by Harold Schonberg (1963, Simon and Schuster). Hardcover with wear, no jacket. No writing; damp stain on outer page edges. Spine a little skewed and binding has play but o/w sound.   $10

 

THE GLORIOUS ONES: Classical Music’s Legendary Performers by Harold Schonberg (1985, Times). Hardcover in dust jacket very good (prev owner/date inside front cover). .No other writing. Sound, square. $10

 

MAKING IT BIG: The Diary of a Broadway Musical by Barbara Isenberg (1996, Limelight).   Hardcover in dust jacket very good (minimal wear, a little soil on upper page edges). No writing, tight binding. Production of Big stalls in Detroit at the Fisher (the neighborhood is referred to as the DMZ.) $8

 

THE BLACKWELL GUIDE TO THE MUSICAL THEATRE ON RECORD by Kurt Ganzl (1990, Blackwell).   Hardcover with edgeworn dust jacket.   No writing. Some soil on outer page edges. Sound. More than mere reference. $8

 

BROADWAY MUSICALS: The 101 Greatest Shows of All Time by Ken Bloom & Frank Vlastnik (2004, Black Dog).  Large, heavy hardcover in dust jacket, preserved when new with mylar.  336 pgs.  Glossy lavender boards bumped at lower corners.  No writing; nickel-size grease stain on ffep.  Binding sound, square.  Lavishly illustrated.  $17

 

COMING UP ROSES: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s by Ethan Mordden (1998, Oxford UP).   Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket very good. No writing. $8

 

GREAT ROCK MUSICALS edited by Stanley Richards (1979, Stein and Day). Ex-lib hardcover with dust jacket (spine faded) in mylar.   Pocket on ffep. Complete book and lyrics for 8 musicals.   $9

 

THE MUSIC OF MY TIME by Joan Peyser (1995, Pro/Am Music). Hardcover in lightly worn dust jacket. No writing, tight. $10

 

FIRST NIGHTS: Five Musical Premieres by Thomas Kelly (2000, Yale UP). Trade paperback very good. Monteverdi Orfeo 1607, Handel Messiah 1742, Beethoven Ninth Symphony 1824, Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique 1830, and Stravinsky Le sacre du printemps 1913. $7

 

FIRST NIGHTS AT THE OPERA by Thomas Kelly (2004, Yale UP). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket nearly new. No writing. Handel, Mozart, Meyerbeer, Wagner, Verdi. $15

 

THE OXFORD ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF OPERA edited by Roger Parker (1994, Oxford UP).   Hardcover in edgeworn dust jacket (bar code sticker residue on back) very good but with gift inscription on half-title page. No other writing. Binding sound. $15

 

THE STORY OF A HUNDRED OPERAS by Felix Mendelsohn (1940, Grosset & Dunlap).  Small, mottled red hardcover.  Prev owner name stamped inside both covers; no other writing.  Some bleeding inside covers, on page edges.  332 pgs.   $3

 

THE MUSIC LOVER’S HANDBOOK edited by Elie Siegmeister (1943, Morrow). 817 pages. Hardcover very good, no jacket. Clean, no writing. Binding sound, square. Anthology by a fine collection of folks, some of whom I’ve actually heard (of).   $10

 

IN MOZART’S FOOTSTEPS: A Travel Guide for Music Lovers by Harrison James Wignall (1991, Paragon).   Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good. Clean, sound. Subtitle should be: A Travel Guide for Mozart Lovers. Covers nine countries. $10

 

THE COMPLETE OPERAS OF PUCCINI: A Critical Guide by Charles Osborne (1982, Atheneum).   Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket (small tear/chip at upper edge of jacket). No writing or marks. Sound.   $9

 

40,000 YEARS OF MUSIC: Man in Search of Music by Jacques Chailley (1964, Farrar, Straus & Giroux). Hardcover, no jacket, very good w/ only light wear. Clean, sound, square. $9

 

RHYTHM–MELODY AND HARMONY: “The Triangle of Fellowship” by Ambrose Wyrick (1929, M Bernard).  Small hardcover, no jacket, showing some shelfwear.  Prev owner name/address in pencil inside front cover; no other writing or marks.  Sound.  $35

 

THE SCIENCE OF MUSICAL SOUND by John Pierce (1983, Scientific American).  Hardcover in dust jacket exc cond.  Clean, tight.  Incl two records in sleeve inside back cover also in exc cond.   $9

 

MUSIC AT COURT by Christopher Hogwood (1977, Folio Society UK). Slim hardcover, some wear, no jacket. No writing. History.   $5

Biographies, Autobiographies, Memoirs (alphabetical by subject)

 

WALK THIS WAY: The Autobiography of Aerosmith by Aerosmith with Stephen Davis (2003, Harper).  Ex-lib trade paperback wraps have been laminated but are worn.   Text clean, binding sound.  $5

 

JULIE ANDREWS: An Intimate Biography by Richard Stirling (2008, St. Martin’s). Hardcover with (2) dust jackets. A little damage at lower spine. All else very good. No writing, clean. $8

 

MY WAY: An Autobiography by Paul Anka with David Dalton (2013, St. Martin’s ).  Hardcover in very good jacket.  No writing; binding sound, square.   $9

 

LOUIS ARMSTRONG: An Extravagant Life by Laurence Bergreen (1997, Broadway).   Trade paperback very good w/ light wear. $6.50

 

LOUIS ARMSTRONG: In His Own Words edited by Thomas Brothers (1999, Oxford).   Hardcover w/ jacket (unclipped, gloss dulled). Clean, tight. $10

 

THE SOLOIST: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship, and the Redemptive Power of Music by Steve Lopez (2008, Berkley).  Trade paperback very good but with prev owner name on blurb page and remainder mark.  The story of brilliant street musician Nathaniel Ayers and his struggle with mental illness.  $5

 

THE RAW PEARL by Pearl Bailey (1971, Pocket Books). Mass market paperback in good, clean condition. Tape repair at lower spine. $2  Also available:  DUEY’S TALE (1975, HBJ).  Children’s book by Ms Bailey.  Hardcover in fair jacket.  No writing or marks.  $2

 

BEETHOVEN AND HIS NEPHEW: A Psychoanalytical Study of their Relationship by Editha and Richard Sterba (1971, Schocken).  No jacket.  Orange boards shelfworn, spotted, faded.  No writing or marks.  Sound.  $7

 

THE BEETHOVEN COMPENDIUM: A Guide to Beethoven’s Life and Music edited by Barry Cooper (1991, Borders). Large trade paperback in very good condition but it does have prev owner name/address (crossed out) on half-title page. $6

 

THE GOOD LIFE by Tony Bennett with Will Friedwald (1998, Pocket Books).  Very good hardcover in vg jacket.  Clean, sound.  $8

 

LEONARD BERNSTEIN: A Life by Meryle Secrest (1994, Knopf). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket (a little dulled). No writing, clean. Sound, square. $11

 

THE PRIVATE WORLD OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN text by John Gruen, photos by Ken Heyman (1968, Viking). Clear plastic jacket has some closed tears, boards lightly soiled/bumped at edges. No writing or marks. Sound. $11

 

CHUCK BERRY: The Autobiography (1988, Fireside).  Trade paperback has considerable rippling along lower edge throughout text and on back cover.  No stain or odor.  Remainder mark; no other writing.  Binding sound.  $6.50

 

THE MUSIC OF SILENCE: A Memoir by Andrea Bocelli (2001, HarperCollins).   Hardcover w/ dulled dust jacket.   Remainder mark, sound. A fictionalized memoir. $8

 

AMERICAN THUNDER: The Garth Brooks Story by Jo Sgammato (1999, Ballantine). Hardcover w/ edgeworn jacket (chip at bottom of spine); clean, sound. $7

 

ONSTAGE OFFSTAGE by Michael Buble, photos by Dean Freeman (2011, Gallery). Hardcover w/ dust jacket nearly new. Vehicle for fan photography. $10

 

JOHNNY CASH: The Life of an American Icon by Stephen Miller (2003, Omnibus).   Hardcover w/ jacket nearly new (jacket a little dulled, a trace of wear). Clean, sharp. $10

 

FROM THE HEART by June Carter Cash (1987, Prentice Hall). Hardcover in very good dust jacket; BCE. Clean, sound. $5

 

BROTHER RAY: Ray Charles’ Own Story by Ray Charles and David Ritz (1978, Dial).   Hardcover w/ unclipped, edgeworn jacket. Foxing on outer page edges.   Binding splitting inside rear cover but o/w sound. $7

 

CLAPTON: The Autobiography by Eric Clapton (2007, Broadway). Hardcover w/ unclipped, lightly worn jacket. $9

 

GIRL SINGER: An Autobiography by Rosemary Clooney with Joan Barthel (1999, Doubleday).   Hardcover, unclipped dust jacket with only a trace of wear. $9

 

COPLAND: Since 1943 by Aaron Copland and Vivian Perlis (1999, St. Martin’s).   Trade paperback very good w/ light bump at upper spine. Clean, no writing. $6

 

DECONSTRUCTING SAMMY: Music, Money, and Madness by Matt Birkbeck (2009, Amistad).  Trade paperback very good.  Clean (remainder mark), sound.   $5

 

DEBUSSY: Musician of France by Victor Seroff (1970, Books for Libraries).  Ex-lib hardcover, no jacket.  Page removed betw title pg and foreword, dedication perhaps?  Binding o/w sound, complete.  Pocket on ffep.  $8

 

MY STORY, MY DREAM by Celine Dion (2000, Morrow). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket w/ only a trace of wear. No writing or marks. $8

 

DURAN DURAN: Notorious by Steve Malins (2005, Deutsch). No jacket. All else fine. Black boards sharp, no writing or marks. Binding sound. $8

 

DYLAN: An Intimate Biography by Anthony Scaduto (1973, Signet). Scruffy mass market paperback. Not for the collector but a solid reading copy. Binding sound. $3

 

MEMORIES: The Autobiography of Ralph Emery with Tom Carter (1992, Macmillan).  Hardcover with very good jacket.  Clean, sound.  Emery “is to country music what Dick Clark is to rock ‘n’ roll.”  Millsap   $7

 

THE TRUTH IS…: My Life in Love and Music by Melissa Etheridge with Laura Morton (2001, Villard). Ex-lib hardcover with dust jacket in mylar. $8

 

FROM PIECES TO WEIGHT: Once Upon a Time in Southside Queens by 50 Cent (2006, Pocket/MTV).   Trade paperback very good. No writing, clean. Binding tight. $5

 

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT: An Autobiography by Eddie Fisher with David Fisher (1999, St. Martin). Hardcover w/ lightly worn unclipped dust jacket. No writing or marks. Binding has a break at the title page; all pages secure. $7

 

ARETHA: From These Roots by Aretha Franklin and David Ritz (1999, Villard).   Detroit’s own. Excellent condition hardcover with unclipped dust jacket. No writing, clean.   Binding tight, square. $10

 

GET HAPPY: The Life of Judy Garland by Gerald Clarke (2000, Random House). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good w/ only a trace of smudging/soil on outer surfaces. No writing or marks. $12

 

THE INEXTINGUISHABLE SYMPHONY: A True Story of Music and Love in Nazi Germany by Martin Goldsmith (2000, Wiley).  Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket very good; light shelfwear, bottom corners bumped.  Clean, sound.   $8.50

 

TO BE LOVED: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown by Berry Gordy (1994, Headline, UK). Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket very good. No writing; text tanning. Binding a bit shaken. $9

 

MOSAIC: Pieces of My Life So Far by Amy Grant (2007, Doubleday). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good but lower page edges are rippled. No writing.   $8

 

HANDEL by Christopher Hogwood (1984, Thames & Hudson).  Hardcover in very good dust jacket.  Boards, text, binding all excellent.  $10

 

WISHING ON THE MOON: The Life and Times of Billie Holiday by Donald Clarke (1994, Viking). Ex-lib hardcover in unclipped jacket preserved as new in mylar. Date slip and stickers on rear endpapers, title page. O/w very nice. $9

 

MICHAEL! by Mark Bego (1984, Pinnacle). Mass market paperback very good but with a scratch on the front cover, some edgewear.   Some age discoloration on flyleaves, inside covers; no writing. Binding tight, square. “Over 50 sensational photos” $2.50

 

MICHAEL JACKSON: Unauthorized by Christopher Andersen (1994, Simon & Schuster). Only a trace of wear to unclipped dust jacket. Boards sharp, no writing or marks. $10

 

MOONWALK by Michael Jackson (1988, Doubleday). Ex-lib hardcover w/ jacket in mylar. Beat up. Reading soil. Stated first edition.   Facsimile drawing by MJ on prelim.   Binding held together by clear strapping tape. $6

 

RHYTHM MAN: Fifty Years in Jazz by Steve Jordan with Tom Scanlan (1993, Univ of Mich Press).  Trade paperback showing some wear (cover wants to curl).  No writing or marks.  Sound.  $6

 

LOVE CAN BUILD A BRIDGE by Naomi Judd with Bud Schaetzle (1993, Villard). Hardcover w/ jacket very good with only a trace of wear.   No writing. $10

 

BY THE SEAT OF MY PANTS: My Life in Country Music by Buddy Killen with Tom Carter (1993, Simon & Schuster). Hardcover w/ dust jacket very good. Remainder marks on upper and lower page edges. “The Quincy Jones of country music”.   $8

 

ONE DAY AT A TIME: Cristy Lane by Lee Stoller with Pete Chaney (1983, LS Records).   Trade paperback worn w/ split at bottom of spine (tape repaired). Prev owner name on half-title page. Binding defect, first few pages detached. Free

 

K. D. LANG: Carrying the Torch by William Robertson (1993, ECW Press). Trade paperback lightly worn. No writing, clean, sound. $3

 

LADIES FIRST: Revelations of a Strong Woman by Queen Latifah (1999, William Morrow).   Hardcover w/ clipped dust jacket very good. No writing, clean.   Binding tight. $8

 

JOHN LENNON: The Life by Philip Norman (2008, HarperCollins). Stated first. Hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket very good (dj has a little wear at upper edge, quarter-inch closed tear). White boards sharp, clean. No writing or marks. Binding has a little play. $9

 

LENNON REMEMBERS: The Rolling Stone Interviews by Jann Wenner (1971, Popular Library).   Mass market paperback worn, creased, stained. First page has corner removed; does not affect photo. Contents clean, very tanned. Binding sound. $3

 

THE LIVES OF JOHN LENNON by Albert Goldman (1988, Morrow).  Hardcover, first first, in good unclipped dust jacket.  No writing or mark.  Binding sound.  $10

 

LIBERACE by Bob Thomas (1988, St. Martin’s). Ex-lib hardcover w/ unclipped dust jacket. Front fep removed. Spine slightly cocked. $8

 

LIBERACE: An Autobiography (1976, Popular Library).  Mass market paperback lightly worn.  Clean, sound, square.   $3

 

GET TO THE HEART: My Story by Barbara Mandrell with George Vecsey (1990, Bantam).   Hardcover w/ edgeworn dust jacket.   Clean, no writing. $8

 

REBA: My Story by Reba McEntire with Tom Carter (1995, Bantam). Mass market paperback very good but prev owner name is on teaser page. $3

 

COMFORT FROM A COUNTRY QUILT: Finding New Inspiration and Strength from Old-Fashioned Values by Reba McEntire (2000, Bantam). Trade paperback in very good condition. $4

 

TRISTANISSIMO: The Authorized Biography of Heroic Tenor Lauritz Melchior by Shirlee Emmons (1990, Schirmer).   Hardcover in very good unclipped jacket (a little dulled).  Clean, no writing.  Sound, square.  $10

 

FREDDIE MERCURY: An Intimate Memoir by the Man Who Knew Him Best by Peter Freestone with David Evans ( 1998, Omnibus). Trade paperback good. with wear at corners. Clean, no writing. Binding tight. $5.50

 

CELTIC CROSSROADS: The Art of Van Morrison by Brian Hinton (1997, Sanctuary UK).   Trade paperback very good, a little wear at corners. Clean, binding tight. $6

 

MOZART by Marcia Davenport (1932, Chautauqua). Hardcover, no dust jacket. White boards worn, tanned; black spine illegible. Prev owner bookplate inside front cover. Extensive pencil highlighting/marginalia in first chapter erased. Sound, square. $8

 

MOZART: The Man, the Musician by Arthur Hutchings (1976, Schirmer). Large format glossy pictorial hardcover (no jacket) worn. Prev owner name stamp on ffep; no other writing or marks. Sound.   $12

 

MOZART & CONSTANZE: A New Biography of Mozart’s Last Decade… His Life, His Love, and His Mysterious Death by Francis Carr (1985, Avon). Mass market paperback good. Remainder mark. A little skewed but o/w sound. $2.50

 

TATTOOS & TEQUILA by Vince Neil and Mike Sager (2010, Grand Central).  Very good hardcover in vg jacket.  Motley Crue frontman acts out.  Very little musicianship.  $8

 

GOD, GUNS, & ROCK ‘N’ ROLL by Ted Nugent (2000, Regnery). Very good hardcover in vg unclipped jacket. No writing or marks. Binding tight. Many photos of guns and dead animals. $8

 

LIFE IS JUST WHAT YOU MAKE IT: My Story So Far by Donny Osmond and Patricia Romanowski (2000, Hyperion). Mass market paperback w/ sticker residue on back cover. No writing; sound. $3

 

THE PADEREWSKI MEMOIRS by Ignace Jan Paderewski and Mary Lawton (1938, Scribner’s).   From the library of Glenn LeClair (memorial label inside front cover authenticates). Hardcover, no jacket; weak binding, cover loose but all pages secure. $6

 

DOLLY: My Life and Other Unfinished Business by Dolly Parton (1994, HarperCollins).   Very good hardcover in vg unclipped jacket. $9

 

MY OWN STORY by Pavarotti with William Wright (1982, Warner). Mass market paperback clean, sound. $3

 

PAVAROTTI: My World by Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright (1995, Crown). Hardcover with glossy unclipped dust jacket very good.   Light stain on outer page edges does not affect interior. $10

 

SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS: The Pink Floyd Odyssey by Nicholas Schaffner (1992, Delta).  Trade paperback showing some wear but clean and sound.  $6

 

ARE YOU LONESOME TONIGHT? The Untold Story of Elvis Presley’s One True Love—and the Child He Never Knew by Lucy de Barbin and Dary Matera (1987, Villard).   Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket very good. Clean, sound. $8

 

ELVIS by Albert Goldman (1981, McGraw-Hill). Hardcover w/ edgeworn (closed tears) dust jacket. No writing. $10

 

ELVIS: The Final Years by Jerry Hopkins (1985, Berkley). Mass market paperback very tanned; front cover creased. Tape repair at lower spine. No writing. $3

 

ELVIS: We Love You Tender by Dee Presley, Billy, Rick, and David Stanley as told to Martin Torgoff (1981, Dell). Mass market paperback clean w/ wear; abrasion on back cover from sticker removal.   Tape repair at upper spine.   $3

 

LAST TRAIN TO MEMPHIS:The Rise of Elvis Presley by Peter Guralnick (1994, Little Brown).   Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket both very good. Clean.   $10

 

OH, WHAT A CIRCUS:The Autobiography by Tim Rice (1999, Hodder & Stoughton).  Very good hardcover in vg jacket.  Clean, sound.  Takes the reader up to the opening of Evita.  $11

 

ACCORDING TO THE ROLLING STONES by Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood (2003, Chronicle).   Trade paperback has a little edgewear.   Signatures on title page look like the real McCoy! Good for a little heart-stopping thrill. $6

 

OLD GODS ALMOST DEAD: The 40-Year Odyssey of the Rolling Stones by Stephen Davis (2001, Broadway).  Hardcover in very good dust jacket.  Nearly new but the binding is a bit skewed from poor storage.  Could likely come back into shape with proper care.   $10

 

STONE ALONE: The Story of a Rock ‘n’ Roll Band by Bill Wyman with Ray Coleman (1991, Signet).  Mass market paperback, front cover clipped, teaser page stamped.  Binding tight, square.  $3

 

MY YOUNG YEARS by Arthur Rubinstein (1973, Knopf). Hardcover w/ worn dust jacket (spine faded). Clean, no writing or marks. Sound, square. Takes the young Rubinstein to the midst of World War I. $8

 

CARLOS SANTANA: Back On Top by Marc Shapiro (2000, St. Martin’s). Hardcover with unclipped dust jacket very good; remainder mark. $8

 

JOY FILLS MY HEART by Mozelle Bennett Sawyer (1976, self-published). Signed by the author. Trade paperback dampstained and rippled, bleeding on bottom page edges.   Foxing on white wraps, tear at lower spine taped. Concert violinist from Traverse City. $5

 

FRANK: The Voice by James Kaplan (2010, Doubleday).  Ex-lib hardcover w/ dust jacket in library mylar, both very good.  $10

 

WHY SINATRA MATTERS by Pete Hamill (1998, Little, Brown).  Small hardcover in very good pinstripe jacket.  No writing.  Smart, excellent writing on a subject I didn’t think I cared about.  $5

 

KENTUCKY TRAVELER: My Life in Music by Ricky Skaggs with Eddie Dean (2013, HarperCollins).  Hardcover in good jacket (sticker on spine, some wear).  Some soil on back cover.  No writing or marks; text clean.  $8

 

GOODBYE 20TH CENTURY: A Biography of Sonic Youth by David Browne (2008, De Capo Press). Hardcover in very good unclipped dust jacket. No writing; clean, sound. $9

 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN: In His Own Words by John Duffy (1993, Omnibus). Trade paperback ex-lib. Vertical reading crease on front cover. $5

 

HER NAME IS BARBRA: An Intimate Portrait of the Real Barbra Streisand by Randall Riese (1993, St. Martin’s). Mass market paperback fair; prelim pages semi-detached. $3

 

STREISAND: The Pictorial Biography by Diana and Jackson Harvey (1997, Courage).   Large hardcover damaged at upper spine; back cover stained. Includes stained, torn jacket. Text very good, clean. Binding sound. $5

 

PUT ON A HAPPY FACE: A Broadway Memoir by Charles Strouse (2008, Union Square).   Hardcover in very good dust jacket.   Clean, sound. Strouse is the composer of Annie and Bye, Bye Birdie among many others. $8

 

ORDINARY GIRL: The Journey by Donna Summer with Marc Eliot (2003, Villard). Trade paperback ARC wraps curling. $5

 

TALKING HEADS by Jerome Davis (1986, Vintage). Trade paperback with a little edge/corner wear. $3

 

“BELOVED FRIEND”: The Story of Tchaikowsky and Nadejda von Meck by Catherine Drinker Bowen and Barbara Von Meck (1937, Random House). Hardcover, no jacket, lightly shelfwear, tanning. Clean, no writing. Sound. $9

 

NICKEL DREAMS: My Life by Tanya Tucker with Patsi Bale Cox (1997, Hyperion). Delta Dawn. Hardcover in unclipped, lightly soiled dust jacket; ffep removed. $7

 

DOES THE NOISE IN MY HEAD BOTHER YOU? A Rock ‘n’ Roll Memoir by Steven Tyler with David Dalton (2011, HarperCollins). Performed with Aerosmith (Paul McCartney says he’s one of the giants of American music. Hm). Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good. No writing.   $8.50

 

UNFORGETTABLE FIRE: Past, Present, and Future—the Definitive Biography of U2 by Eamon Dunphy (1988, Warner). Hardcover in clipped dust jacket very good. No writing. $9

 

U2: At the End of the World by Bill Flanagan (1995, Delacorte). Hardcover, no jacket. No writing. $8.50

 

RICHARD WAGNER by Hans Gal (1976, Stein and Day). Ex-lib hardcover w/ dust jacket under mylar. Ffep removed. $5

 

TO ME IT’S WONDERFUL by Ethel Waters (1972, Harper & Row). Trade paperback worn, rubbed. Signature on title page original? $5

 

THE DAYS GROW SHORT: The Life and Music of Kurt Weill by Ronald Sanders (1980, Holt, Rinehart).   Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket very good. $10

 

MISTER MUSIC MAKER: Lawrence Welk by Mary Lewis Coakley (1958, Doubleday).   Hardcover in stained, faded, edgeworn jacket. Boards sharp, clean. No writing or marks; text clean. Binding sound, square. Uh-one… $7

 

HAVE MERCY: Confessions of the Original Rock ‘n’ Roll Animal by Wolfman Jack with Byron Laursen (1995, Warner). Hardcover in unclipped lightly edgeworn dust jacket. No writing. Influential dj. $9

 

HOWLING AT THE MOON: The Odyssey of a Monstrous Music Mogul in an Age of Excess by Walter Yetnikoff with David Ritz (2004, Broadway). Ex-lib hardcover in mylar-covered jacket. $8

 

THE REAL FRANK ZAPPA BOOK by Frank Zappa with Peter Occhiogrosso (1989, Poseidon).   Trade paperback has some wear (corners curling); marginal soil on final page. No writing. Binding sound. $6

Fiction/Literature

STEEL GUITAR by Linda Barnes (1993, Dell).  Mass market paperback mystery.  Good condition; tan, reading creases along spine.  $2

 

CORELLI’S MANDOLIN by Louis de Bernieres (1995, Vintage). Trade paperback very good w/ light wear. WWII on a Greek island, a love story. Cross-reference: Islands. $5

 

DOCTOR FAUSTUS: The Life of the German Composer Adrian Leverkuhn by Thomas Mann (1948, Knopf).  Hardcover, no jacket, ex-lib in fair condition.  Black boards worn, title hand-written on spine, pocket inside front cover, date slip residue on ffep.  Binding weakened at half-title page.   Includes probably book club insert w/ Karsh portrait of Mann and Fadiman review of Doctor Faustus (tearing along fold).   $6

 

THE GLASS HARMONICA by Louise Marley (2001, Ace).  Mass market paperback good with prev owner name on teaser page.  Sci-fi time travel.   $3

 

THE PIANO TUNER by Daniel Mason (2003, Vintage). Trade paperback w/ a little marginalia, brief notes on blurb page; o/w very good. Set in 1880s London and Burma.   $5

 

SYMPHONY by Jude Morgan (2007, St. Martin’s). Very good hardcover in vg unclipped jacket; clean, no writing.   Based on the love affair between composer Hector Berlioz and actress Harriet Smithson.  $9

 

BEL CANTO by Ann Patchett (2001, HarperCollins).  Hardcover in unclipped dust jacket; prev owner name inside front cover and remainder mark.  Boards and jacket only lightly worn but exposure to water has led to extensive bleeding on the interior of both (damage not visible on exterior of jacket).  Text clean, binding sound, square.  $7

 

GUYS AND DOLLS: The Stories of Damon Runyon (1997, Barnes&Noble). Hardcover in very good dust jacket (a little dulled).   Clean, bright, sound. Inspiration for the Broadway musical.  $9

 

AN EQUAL MUSIC by Vikram Seth (2000, Vintage).  Trade paperback good, clean, sound.  Romance rekindled between a violinist and a pianist set against the international music scene of Vienna and Venice.   $5

 

NIGHT MUSIC by Harrison Gradwell Slater (2003, NAL). Ex-lib trade paperback. “Mozart meets mystery… lush, compelling”.  $6

 

SWAN OF TUONELA by Charles Wyatt (2006, Hanging Loose Press). Short stories; artful, insightful, atmospheric written by classical flutist. Trade paperback ex-lib but o/w vg.  $3.50

Performance

ERIC CLAPTON: A Life in the Blues (1995, Amsco Publ). Ex-lib softcover worn; date slip pasted on table of contents but o/w very good.   Binding sound.  $6

 

PHIL KEAGGY: Acoustic Sketches transcribed by Libertino (1997, John August/Mel Bay).   Like new softcover w/ unopened CD.   No writing or marks. Binding tight.  $35

 

RANDY NEWMAN: Little Criminals (1978, Almo). Softcover lightly worn. No writing or marks. Sound.   $35

 

LEONARD COHEN: Songs of Love and Hate (1972, Amsco). Worn softcover. No writing or marks. Binding sound. SOLD

 

MEGADEATH:  Selections from Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying? and So Far, So Good…So What! (1994, Hal Leonard).  Damaged, soiled.  Pages 149-152 have suffered some loss.  Otherwise quite serviceable.  Binding sound.  $14

 

GREEN DAY: Nimrod. (1998, Warner Bros).   Softcover worn w/ some soil. No writing or marks. Staple binding sound. $4

 

SAMTLICHE LIEDER FUR EINE SINGSTIMME MIT KLAVIERBEGLEITUNG VON ROBERT SCHUMANN: Volume II and III (undated, CF Peters, Leipzig). Hardcovers lightly worn. No writing or marks. Bindings sound. $30 each

 

THE MESSIAH: for four-part chorus of mixed voices, and piano by G. F. Handel (1912, Schirmer).   Softcover preserved in clear plastic cover. No writing or marks (brief pencil notation on title page). Binding sound. $7

 

TREASURES FROM THE MASTERS: A Collection of Twelve Pieces Edited for the Hammond Organ by Wilfred Tremblay (1951, Ethel Smith). Green softcover worn along spine, w/ pencil notations. Staple binding sound. $6

 

CROWN OF LIFE: for the Sunday School by W. A. Ogden (1875, Whitney).  Paper-covered boards well-worn, some text on back cover worn off.  Cloth tape spine splitting.  Front endpapers have prev owner name/town and doodling, some song titles are checked in pencil.  Binding sound.   $20

 

A KINDERGARTEN BOOK OF FOLK-SONGS by Lorraine Warner (1922, Schirmer).  Hardcover, no jacket.  Binding loose but all pages attached.  No writing or marks.  $10

 

TIM HANSEL & SONNY SALSBURY’S FREEZE-DRIED SONGBOOK (1981, Songs & Creation).  A backpacker’s musical companion.  Small (4 oz., 182 pgs), Christian.  Lyrics and chords.  Worn, clean (price sticker residue on front cover), sound.  $10

 

DANCE MUSIC THE WHOLE WORLD PLAYS selected and edited by Albert Wier (1917, Appleton). Very worn softcover w/ weak binding. Textblock detached from wraps. My grandmother’s name in pencil inside back cover. $15

 

ATHLETIC DANCES AND SIMPLE CLOGS by Hillas and Knighton (1929, Barnes). Ex-lib in plain buckram boards. Incomplete. Intended for instruction in the public schools. $2

 

“GOOD MORNING”: Music, Calls, and Directions for Old-Time Dancing as Revived by Mr. And Mrs. Henry Ford (1943, Dearborn, Michigan). Fourth edition. Softcover; cloth tape spine.   Wraps lightly worn/soiled; text clean.   No writing or marks. $7.50

 

FOLKSONGS & BALLADS POPULAR IN IRELAND: Volumes 1-4 edited and arr by John Loesberg (1979-1989, Ossian, Cork). Stapled binding softcovers in excellent condition. $2 each

 

100 GREAT SCOTTISH SONGS presented by Pat Conway (1986, Walton’s, Dublin).   Softcover, sound and clean. Orig came with a cassette. Book only. $7

 

HONEY IN THE HORN: A Collection of Songs by Billy Edd Wheeler (1963, Hargail Music Press).   Softcover worn w/ some soil.   Staple binding sound. $20 Also available: Song of a Woods Colt: The Power and Poetry of Billy Edd Wheeler (1969, Droke House). Signed/dated by author on ffep, hardcover in worn/rubbed jacket. Text clean, bright. Binding tight. West Virginia’s Robert Frost. $7

 

EASY PIANO SMASH POP HITS 2001 arr by Dan Coates and Richard Bradley (2001, Warner Bros). Softcover lightly worn. WWW.Memory???   $5

 

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA by Andrew Lloyd Webber (1987, Hal Leonard).   Spiral-bound lightly worn. Prev owner name in pencil inside front cover.   $5

 

SELECTIONS FROM FORREST GUMP THE SOUNDTRACK (1996, Hal Leonard). Easy Piano. Softcover only lightly worn. $5

 

THE NEW ILLUSTRATED DISNEY SONGBOOK (1986, Abrams).  Hardcover in good jacket (edgeworn w/ closed tears).  No writing or marks; binding sound.  215 pgs, 73 songs.  $9

 

RALPH STANLEY AND THE CLINCH MOUNTAIN BOYS: Old Time Songs (1985, Beaver Valley Press).   Lyrics only. Softcover, 17 pages, very good condition. No writing or marks. Staple binding sound. $6

 

ERNEST TUBB: 20 Favorites (1943, Ernest Tubb Publ). Worn softcover. No writing or marks. Preserved in plastic folder. Includes an 8×10 glossy of The Texas Troubadour. $10

 

Reference

THE LISTENER’S DICTIONARY OF MUSICAL TERMS by Helen Kaufmann (1960, Grosset & Dunlap).   Sweet little hardcover w/ edgeworn jacket. No writing or marks. Sound.   $4

 

FROM BACH TO VERSE: Comic Mnemonics for Famous Musical Themes by Josefa Heifetz (1983, Penguin).  Trade paperback (oblong) with light wear; covers want to curl.  No writing or marks.  Binding sound.  $3

 

THE BIG BAND ALMANAC by Leo Walker (1989, De Capo). Intros by Harry James and Les Brown. Large format softcover, 466 pages, heavily illustrated, alphabetically arranged. Edgewear to silver wraps but appears minimally used. $7

 

THE PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ ON CD: 7th edition by Richard Cook and Brian Morton (2004, Penguin). 1725 pages. Trade softcover w/ some wear (creasing at corners).   Something blacked out on outer page edges. Some highlighting.   Binding sound.   $6

 

THE HARMONY ILLUSTRATED ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ROCK: 7th edition (1992, Harmony). Large format paperback ex-school lib. Does not appear to have gotten much use.   $6.50

 

AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE VIOLIN by Alberto Bachmann (1975, De Capo).  Orig publ in 1925.  Trade paperback nearly new.  No writing or marks; clean.  Binding tight, square.  470 pgs.  $6

 

THE INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY OF MUSIC: For Home and Studio (1925, University Society).   Fourteen volumes hardcover in good to very good condition. Prev owner bookplate inside each front cover, name written on ffeps. Four volumes are Music Literature (History (2), Pianist’s Guide, Opera), ten volumes of performance (Popular Favorites/Piano Transcriptions, Concert Selections (2), Study Material Grades Two through Four, Salon Pieces, Popular Classics, Study Pieces (2)). $10 each, $100 for all.

 

THE A-Z OF CLASSICAL COMPOSERS by Peter Gammond et al (1997, CLB). Large format hardcover w/ lightly edgeworn dust jacket (faded in spots). Beautifully illustrated. $11

 

OPERA: Composers, Works, Performers edited by Andras Batta (2000, Konemann). Large, heavy hardcover in very good jacket.   923 pages. Clean, sound. $25

 

MUSIC LOVERS’ ENCYCLOPEDIA by Rupert Hughes (1939, US School of Music). 877 pages. First edition stated but also that it is “revised and edited”.   Hardcover w/ poor dust jacket (back panel and spine gone). Some wear to maroon boards. No writing or marks; endpapers age-discolored. Some rippling throughout but clean and odor-free.   Fold-out of pitch and range in exc cond. Binding sound, square.   $10

 

THE VICTOR BOOK OF MUSICAL FUN: A Brand-New Collection of Musical Quiz Games, Anecdotes, and Cartoons by Ted Cott (1945, Simon & Schuster). Hardcover w/ poor dust jacket. No writing, clean; sound. I could answer nothing, not a single question. Good luck! $8

 

MUSICALS: Today in History by Joe Stollenwerk (2006, Emmis). A this-day-in-history (e.g. today, May 14th, in 1936 Show Boat with Irene Dunne premiered). Quotes, questions, trivia & facts! I defy you to resist looking up your birthday (Bob Fosse and I share ours). Trade paperback like new. $6

 

Instructional

 

THE MOZART EFFECT: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit by Don Campbell (2001, HarperCollins). Trade paperback w/ prev owner name on front cover and teaser page; no other writing or marks. $5

 

MUSIC THEORY: The Fundamental Concepts of Tonal Music Including Notation, Terminology, and Harmony by George Thaddeus Jones (1974, Barnes&Noble). Trade paperback rippled at the corners from damp-exposure; spine faded. No writing.   Binding sound. $5

 

ORCHESTRATION by Cecil Forsyth (1950, Macmillan).  Hardcover, no jacket, showing some wear (one corner bumped).  Prev owner name/address on ffep; no other writing or marks.  Binding sound, square.  $8

 

PROJECT LESSONS IN ORCHESTRATION by Arthur Heacox (1928, Oliver Ditson Co).  No dust jacket.  Hardcover has some mottling/soil/wear.  Marginalia, notes on endpapers in pencil.  Several pages marred at upper margin by paper clip rust, short tears and indentation.  Binding sound.  $7

 

THE ART OF COUNTERPOINT by C. H. Kitson (1950, Oxford).  No dust jacket.  Some wear/soil to boards, prev owner info in pencil; no other writing.  A break in the binding but all pages secure.   $6

 

HOW TO DEVELOP STACCATO TOUCH by Tobias Matthay (1928, Theodore Presser Co).  Eleven page booklet in good condition.  Part of the Etude Musical Booklet Library.  Wraps lightly soiled/worn.  No writing or marks.  Binding sound, staples rusty.  $14.50

 

SHINICHI SUZUKI: His Speeches and Essays (1989, Ability Development). Softcover w/ plastic comb binding good condition (yellow wraps a little soiled/foxed). Text clean. $7.50

 

GUITAR EXERCISES FOR DUMMIES by Mark Phillips and Jon Chappell (2009, Wiley).  Trade paperback wraps are creased.  No writing or marks; clean, sound.  CD never been opened.  $6.50

 

THE BEST INSTRUCTION GUIDE EVER! Learn to Play Guitar the Easy Way by Andy Aledort (2012, Guitar World/Time Home Entertainment).  Softcover creased.  No writing or marks; clean, sound. 128 pgs.  $10

 

THE COMPLETE GUITARIST by Richard Chapman (1993, Dorling Kindersley).  Large format pictorial hardcover (no jacket).  Prev owner stamp on front and rear fep; no other writing or marks.  Includes much more information re: guitars than merely instructional, all accompanied by the signature lush photography of Dorling Kindersley publications.  SOLD

 

TEACH YOURSELF THE PIANO by King Palmer (1999, NTC Publ). Trade paperback good condition; clean, sound. $3

 

KEYBOARD HARMONY: A Practical Application of Music Theory, Including the Study of Melody Harmonization, Broken Chords and Arpeggios,Modulation and Improvisation by George Wedge (1924, Schirmer). Hardcover (no jacket) in good condition. Some pencil highlighting/marginalia. Binding sound. $10

 

EIGHTH,TENTH QUARTER OF THE PROGRESSIVE SERIES OF PIANO LESSONS: Advanced Course (1923, 1929, Art Publication Society). Softcovers good to very good. Bindings tight. $15-$20 each

 

THE ARMCHAIR CONDUCTOR: How to Lead a Symphony Orchestra in the Privacy of Your Own Home by Dan Carlinsky and Ed Goodgold (1991, Dell). Oblong softcover with light wear. Foreword by Victor Borge. Nuff said!   $4

 

NATURAL SINGING AND EXPRESSIVE CONDUCTING by Paul Peterson (1966, John Blair).  Ex-lib hardcover in mylar-covered dust jacket.  Pocket on ffep.  SALE PENDING

 

THE CHORAL SINGER’S HANDBOOK: How to Become a Good Choral Singer by Roy Bennett (1977, Marks Music). Trade paperback w/ some writing (prev owner name on title page, answers to a quiz in pencil). Binding sound. $4

 

STARTING YOUR OWN ROCK BAND by Cynthia Dagnal (1983, Contemporary Books). Ex-lib trade paperback in fair condition (half of spine is gone). Pocket inside rear cover. Text clean, binding sound. “See you in Billboard.” Written by an optimist. $6

 

SCALES & MODES IN THE BEGINNING: Created Especially for Guitarists by Ron Middlebrook (1982, Centerstream). Large format softcover very good. Clean, sound. $6

 

Juvenilia

BEN’S TRUMPET by Rachel Isadora (1989, Scholastic). Oblong softcover has some wear/creasing along spine. Clean, sound. Illustrations deservedly recd Caldecott Honors. $1

 

THE OTHER MOZART: The Life of the Famous Chevalier de Saint-George by Hugh Brewster (2007, Abrams). Large pictorial hardcover with unclipped dust jacket both very good (half-inch closed tear on jacket edge).   No writing; clean, tight. $4

Cookbooks

IF IT MAKES YOU HEALTHY: More than 100 Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Seasons by Sheryl Crow & Chuck White (2011, St. Martin’s).  Hardcover in dust jacket excellent.  Eat like this and sing like Sheryl!  $9

 

A MUSICAL FEAST: Recipes from Over 100 of the World Most Famous Musical Artists compiled by Wendy Diamond (1995, Global Liaisons).  Glossy pictorial hardcover, no jacket, very good.  Meatloaf from…. Meat Loaf?  Salt ‘n’ Pepa’s Jerk Chicken, Smokin’ Corn Chowder from the Grateful Dead.  Cheese Sandwich–Randy Newman.  $7

 

HAYDN IN THE KITCHEN compiled by The International Symphony Orchestra or Sarnia and Port Huron.  Fundraiser: soft paper covers with plastic comb binding in excellent condition.  No writing or soil.  Nice musical touches and drawings of local sights.  $6

 

FAVORITE RECIPES FROM SWEET ADELINES AND FRIENDS honoring the 25th anniversary of Harmony Valley Chapter of Sweet Adelines, Midland, Michigan.  Standard fundraiser.  Card covers w/ plastic comb binding very good.  No writing or soil.  $4

Ephemera

BROADSHEET FOR THE ALCOVE: 8×11 xeroxed ad for Detroit club, The Alcove, on McNichols, west of Woodward. Undated, b&w. Creased horizontally once; condition o/w good. Busy artwork by “Tom”.   $5

 

BOOK OF 10 POSTCARDS CELEBRATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF HILL AUDITORIUM (2013).   Like new.  Features notables such as Leontyne Price, Leonard Bernstein, Glenn Gould, seven more.   $5

 

LIMP BIZKIT SIGNIFICANT OTHER POSTCARD (1999).   Some shallow creasing, tanning.  No writing.  $2

 

TSHIRTS: Metallica and Coal Chamber circa 1990s, mens large.  Both black.  Metallica like new.  CC a little faded.   $10 each

 

 

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