First Edition, 2nd Printing. 308 pages including a 10 page index and 12 illustrations. Translated from the Finnish by Edward Birse, a biography of Jean Sibelius, widely regarded as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. Forward by Ernest Newman, with a frontis piece portrait of Sibelius. Also included is a listing of the Finnish composer's works. THIS COPY FROM THE LIBRARY OF HANNES BOK, the early science fiction and fantasy illustrator and author who had a deep interest in Sibelius' music. Bok (whose pseudonym was a play on the name JoHANNES Bach) was also deeply interested in astrology; he has annotated this biography with notes and underlined passages regarding key moments in Sibelius' life. Bok has also drawn Sibelius' astrological chart on the front endpapers (see scan). Also laid in and glued in are clippings about Sibelius from periodicals of the 1940s and 1950s (see scan), a few of which are notated in Bok's hand. Additionally, Bok has affixed a portrait of Sibelius as a youth to the end of a chapter detailing his beginnings as a composer. This book was obtained from the collection of Bok's longtime friend Emil Petaja, himself a noted science fiction and fantasy author who founded the Bokanalia Memorial Foundation to promote Bok's work. The book is bound in black cloth with gilt lettering on the spine. There is stress and a little wear to the overall book. Upper page edges tinted dark red. The dust jacket is worn (see scan) with a bit of edgewear and chipping. A unique copy. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Jean Sibelius: His Life and Personality (...
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Publication Date: 1938
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
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