Search results for: 'GERSHWIN, George.'
GERSHWIN, George. Porgy and Bess.
New York : 1935First edition, signed limited issue, number 39 of 250 copies bound in publisher's full red morocco and signed by George and Ira Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, and Rouben Mamoulian.
In summer 1926, and in one sitting, George Gershwin read DuBose Heyward's 1925 novel Porgy, about the Gullah community in South Carolina. "The potential of this book to... Learn More£8,500.00
Stock Code: 137418
GERSHWIN, George. Warm one-page typed letter signed to noted publisher and editor Donald S. Friede.
New York : 1927An appealing, highly characteristic letter evoking Gershwin's easy-going sociability. Writing to the publisher Friede, Gershwin regrets having been unable to read Philip Barry's new play, but gives permission for his name to be appended to any suitable words of praise the publishers care to use, "as I shall no doubt make the comment you use after reading... Learn More£3,750.00
Stock Code: 130229
GERSHWIN, George. Rapsodiia v stile bliuz …
Moscow : 1956Apparently the first Russian edition of Rhapsody in Blue, and as was often the case with Muzizdat publications of contemporary Western music, it is possible that it was a piracy. Uncommon, no copy traced on WorldCat. Introduction by the leading soviet musicologist Grigori Schneerson. Learn More£450.00
Stock Code: 107399
GERSHWIN, George & Ira. Strike up the Band.
New York : 1930First edition, first printing. A superb association copy inscribed for Newman Levy 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... Learn More£10,000.00
Stock Code: 70729
GERSHWIN, George - TOPPO, Renato. "Making a change"- inscribed photographic portrait.
New York : 1935Inscribed in the lower border, "To Robley Durham Stevens - Sincere good wishes George Gershwin". Evocative image of the composer "sitting at a piano making an alteration to the score for 'Porgy and Bess'" (Hulton Archive). Robley Stevens was a labour relations consultant working in the Washington/Baltimore area, the author of a number of books and many... Learn More£4,500.00
Stock Code: 130182
WODEHOUSE, P. G. Carry On Jeeves!
New York : 1927First US edition, first printing, two years after the UK first. A collection of short stories which includes "Jeeves takes charge", chronicling the arrival of the famous butler in Bertie Wooster's life. This an exceptional association copy, inscribed on the front free endpaper by Wodehouse to his fellow lyricist, and then current collaborator, Ira... Learn More£12,500.00
Stock Code: 133688