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Limited first edition of ''George Gershwin's Songbook'', beautifully rebound. Published by Random House: New York: 1932 and numbered 285 out of 300, songbook is housed in a custom-made clamshell case covered in burgundy cloth, which bears the title hand-tooled in 24kt gold on the black leather morocco spine. Separately included are the original boards, which have been replaced by acid-free leather and cloth boards, also hand-tooled in 24kt gold. Gershwin and illustrator Constantin Alajalov sign the rear free endpaper, dated May 1932. Fantastic songbook contains sheet music for such Gershwin classics as ''Swanee'', ''Fascinating Rythym'', ''The Man I Love'' among others, and contains color illustrations drawn by Alajalov preceding each musical piece. The 4pp. original special sheet music for ''Mischa, Yascha, Toscha, Sascha'' is housed in a black pocket affixed to the rear pastedown. Book measures 9.75'' x 13'' and runs 167pp. Slipcase measures 10.5'' x 1.5'' x 14.25''. Slight toning to the pages of the book as well as to the removable piece of sheet music. Near fine.
George Gershwin Signed Limited First Edition of ''George Gershwin's Songbook'' -- Beautiful Copy Signed by Gershwin & Illustrator Constantin Alajalov in 1932George Gershwin Signed Limited First Edition of ''George Gershwin's Songbook'' -- Beautiful Copy Signed by Gershwin & Illustrator Constantin Alajalov in 1932George Gershwin Signed Limited First Edition of ''George Gershwin's Songbook'' -- Beautiful Copy Signed by Gershwin & Illustrator Constantin Alajalov in 1932George Gershwin Signed Limited First Edition of ''George Gershwin's Songbook'' -- Beautiful Copy Signed by Gershwin & Illustrator Constantin Alajalov in 1932
George Gershwin Signed Limited First Edition of ''George Gershwin's Songbook'' -- Beautiful Copy Signed by Gershwin & Illustrator Constantin Alajalov in 1932George Gershwin Signed Limited First Edition of ''George Gershwin's Songbook'' -- Beautiful Copy Signed by Gershwin & Illustrator Constantin Alajalov in 1932George Gershwin Signed Limited First Edition of ''George Gershwin's Songbook'' -- Beautiful Copy Signed by Gershwin & Illustrator Constantin Alajalov in 1932George Gershwin Signed Limited First Edition of ''George Gershwin's Songbook'' -- Beautiful Copy Signed by Gershwin & Illustrator Constantin Alajalov in 1932
George Gershwin Signed Limited First Edition of ''George Gershwin's Songbook'' -- Beautiful Copy Signed by Gershwin & Illustrator Constantin Alajalov in 1932
George Gershwin Signed Limited First Edition of ''George Gershwin's Songbook'' -- Beautiful Copy Signed by Gershwin & Illustrator Constantin Alajalov in 1932
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Auction closed on Thursday, January 29, 2015.
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