1929 The Library of Jerome Kern
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First Edition, Original Binding, Publishers' Original Binding, Scarce, With Slipcase
First edition. Two volumes. Sale number 2307 and 2311. A catalogue for the auction of the library of Jerome Kern, an American composer of musical theatre and popular music. Remembered as one of the most important American theatre composers of the early 20th century, who wrote more than 700 songs, used in over 100 stage works. Part One, A-J, mentions authors such as Jane Austen, Lord Byron, William Chamberlain, Charles Dickens, and Thomas Hardy. With illustrations throughout. Part Two, J-Z, mentions authors such as John Keats, Charles Lloyd, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Lord Tennyson, and Oscar Wilde. With illustrations throughout.
In the original paper wraps. Externally, very smart with light shelf wear and the odd small mark to the board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are very bright and clean with the odd pencil annotation. In the original cloth slipcase box, excellent.
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