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    The Rare Limited Edition Signed by Gershwin

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

    Number 74 of 300 limited first edition copies signed by Gershwin and the illustrator Alajalov on the limitation page. Folio. 167 pages. With eighteen piano transcriptions by Gershwin and numerous full-page color lithograph plates by Alajalov. Also contains separate sheet music for "Mischa, Yascha, Toscha, Sascha" in the pocket at the rear pastedown.

    Publisher's full blue morocco with gilt titles on the spine and front board. Top edge gilt. Minor shelf wear to the boards, including some wear to the joints. Minimal dust-soiling and toning to the textblock edges. A highly desirable limited edition in near fine condition.

    Gershwin dedicated this rare work to Kay Swift. Interestingly, this copy has a gift inscription from Swift on the dedication page. Not only was Swift a songwriter in her own right, she was also Gershwin's lover and the object of his affections for many years.

    "In one of his few prose writings, George provided an introduction for the Song-Book. What is most important...is that it contained the original published version of each song, followed side by side by George's 'improvised' versions of the songs" (Carnovale 14).


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