342
342
Gershwin, George
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,813 USD
JUMP TO LOT
342
Gershwin, George
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,813 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Gershwin, George

George Gershwin's Song-Book. New York: Random House, 1932

Large 4to (12 5/8 x 9 3/8 in.; 320 x 238 mm). Two photographic illustrations, other illustrations by Alajalov. Original gilt-decorated midnight-blue morocco, in a slip-case; rebacked with original spine laid down.


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Literature

H. Pollack, George Gershwin: His Life and Work (2006), pp. 519 ff.

Catalogue Note

Limited edition, no. 211 of 300 copies signed by Gershwin and illustrator Alajalov, also containing the bonus insert of "Mischa, Yascha, Toscha, Sascha."  Intended primarily for pianists, the eighteen songs are presented with only one or two choruses, each song with an accompanying drawing by Constantin Alajalov (1900–1987), who was an illustrator for the  New Yorker and the Saturday Evening Post.

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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New York