Heart Songs: Dear to the American People

Chapple Publishing Company / World Syndicate Company, 1909. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. / No Jacket. Item #L078130

Wear, sunning and fading to spine (chiefly at spine edges, at foot of spine (fraying and rubbing)); slight rubbing to covers (cloth; chiefly at edges); slight starting to inner hinges (chiefly at spine edges of upper inner hinges); slight internal browning to edges and endpapers. 518 pages + plates. Imprint on spine: World Syndicate Company. Collection of over 300 songs 'contributed by 25,000 people ... in the search for treasured songs initiated by the National Magazine' (title page recto). Foreword by Chapple (preceded by introductory letter by Chapple, G. W. Chadwick and Victor Herbert 'for the committee'); glossary of musical terms and 2 indexes at rear. Provenance: From the library of noted American songwriter Gus Kahn, with his holograph signature in black ink on front free endpaper. Fairly tight copy, with a great provenance. Kahn (1886-1941), German-born and American-adopted musician, songwriter and lyricist, most famous for his contributions to Hollywood motion picture scores (from 1933 on); compositions include 'It Had to Be You', 'I'll See You In My Dreams', 'Side by Side', 'Makin' Whoopee!', etc.Over 25 b/w Photographs; Musical Examples.

Price: $195.00

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