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    Strike up the Band.

    Book by Morrie Ryskind (Based on a libretto by George S. Kaufman.)
    First edition, first printing of the score. A superb association copy inscribed by both George and Ira, with quotations from the show; "He's a man of very high degree, not low - but high!" with a sketch by Ira of a man bowing. The recipient, Newman Levy, was a lawyer who graduated from New York University in 1911, Assistant District Attorney of New York County, 1916-9, but he had always wanted to be a songwriter like his cousin Richard Rodgers, to which end he studied music with Algonquin habitué Deems Taylor. Learn More

    Date of Publication: 1930

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 70729

    Signed: Yes


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