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Gershwin, George
GEORGE GERSHWIN'S SONG-BOOK. NEW YORK: RANDOM HOUSE, 1932
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
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Gershwin, George
GEORGE GERSHWIN'S SONG-BOOK. NEW YORK: RANDOM HOUSE, 1932
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 6,250 GBP
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Gershwin, George
GEORGE GERSHWIN'S SONG-BOOK. NEW YORK: RANDOM HOUSE, 1932
4to (323 x 242 mm.), FIRST EDITION, NUMBER 144 OF 300 COPIES SIGNED BY BOTH GERSHWIN AND ALAJALOV, photographic portrait frontispiece by Maurice Goldberg, photographic illustration of Gershwin's hands by Fitz, title-page vignette and 18 colour illustrations by Constantin Alajalov, printed music for one song ("Mischa, Yascha, Toscha, Sascha") in pocket attached to lower fixed endpaper, original full blue morocco lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, blue buckram folding case with gilt-lettering and decoration by Zaehnsdorf, ownership inscription on preliminary blank, binding very slightly rubbed at joints
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Catalogue Note

FINE COPY. The entire production, and especially Alajalov's witty illustrations, captures the spirit of Gershwin's music and his times.

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