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George Gershwin's Song-Book. Alajalov Illustrator.
New York Random House 1932 - "George Gershwin's Song-Book" Limited to 300 Copies, Signed by Gershwin and Alajalov GERSHWIN, George, [composer]. George Gershwin's Song-Book. Alajalov Illustrator. New York: Random House, 1932. First edition. One of 300 numbered copies signed by Gershwin and Alajalov, this being number 98. Folio (12 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches; 320 x 240 mm). Frontispiece portrait photograph of Gershwin at his piano by Maurice Goldberg. xii, 160 pp. of printed music and an 8-page bibliography. With the 8-page sewn booklet containing the song "Mischa, Yascha, Toscha, Sascha" laid into the rear pocket. Includes numerous full page color illustrations by Alajalov. Publisher's full blue morocco. Gilt cover and spine lettering, gilt rules extending in a curved pattern from the spine and fore edge of the boards. Blue endpapers. Top edge gilt. Head and tail of the spine with a small amount of chipping. Extremities rubbed but nicely touched up. Some minor dampstaining to fore-edges, not affecting sheets. Overall, a very good copy. HBS 67505. $4,500 [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover]
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