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Usually smaller quaint books that make great gifts - whimsical books chosen based on their amusing titles, subjects and illustrations - or because we simply couldn't resist!

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Gershwin, George, George Gershwin's Song-Book, Alajalov, New York, Simon & Schuster, 1932, first edition, folio (13" x 10"), HB, red-brown sueded/cloth boards w/ slate blue titles, VG+ / none. Slight scuffing to sueded area, staining from glue at the gutters, some fraying to foot of spine, corners lightly frayed; pps. 134 ,135 have very small edge tears now archivally repaired.

167 pp. Introduction by George Gershwin. Lively illustrations by Constantin Alajalov, famous for his popular New Yorker magazine covers and illustration work for the Saturday Evening Post. Color plates preceed each song title page, followed by the piano score and words for 18 of Gershwin's popular compositions.

The songs included:

Nobody But You
I'll Build A StairwayTo Paradise
Do It Again
Oh Lady Be Good
Somebody Loves Me
Sweet And Low Down
That Certain Feeling
The Man I Love
Clap Yo' Hands
Do Do Do
My One And Only
'S Wonderful
Strike Up The Band
I Got Rhythm
Who Cares

A bibliography of Gershwin's then to-date published works & recordings is included at the back.

Increasingly scarce title that beautifully captures the spirited essence of the Jazz Age in America.    [Book ID # 1648]


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