First Edition. First issue binding, without the UNIVERSAL EDITION notation on the spine, and without the added note about typographical corrections by Reich at the end of his Introduction. Association copy, inscribed by Steve Reich to Paul Fromm on the verso of the front endpaper: "for Paul Fromm / From Steve Reich." Reich's first and only book.Fromm, who passed away in 1987, was one of the most important enablers of twentieth century classical music, establishing in 1944 the Fromm Musical Foundation, which commissions major works to this day. He was a fan of Reich's work from early on, and in 1985 the Fromm Foundation commissioned Reich's piece, "New York Counterpoint," now considered one of his most important works. Though the inscription is not dated, it was likely made near to the date of publication, predating the commission by nearly a decade. A scarce signature and a great association between one of the twentieth century's greatest composers and one of its greatest patrons. Near Fine in card wrappers, in a Near Fine example of the scarce dust jacket, with only a small chip at the top front panel to note. Bookseller Inventory #
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Title: Writings about Music (First Edition, ...
Publisher: New York University Press / Halifax: The Press of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Publication Date: 1974
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description Press of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1975. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. Black letters on spine show wear--visible in photo. Rear endpaper has small sticker from distributor--visible in photo. Small stamp on front endpaper--book was purchased from The La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art when they sold their library. No other marks in book. One inch by one inch area of discoloration on front board from sticker removal--visible in photo. Second state with additional introductory note--visible in photo. Seller Inventory # 51-87
Book Description Press of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, 1974. Hardcover. Condition: Good-. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. Hardbound with dust-jacket. EX-LIBRARY with usua;l stamps/defects. DJ is pasted to the boards. Both DJ and leaves are water-damaged and stained. Overall, a decent reading copy. Seller Inventory # 027448
Book Description The Press of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and New York University Press, 1974. Hardcover with dustjacket, 78 pages; very good condition; light rubbing and marks to dj with small tear at bottom of front cover; spine slanted; no internal marks. Foreign shipping may be extra. Seller Inventory # WrReTh100.1
Book Description New York University Press, 1975. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0814773583-2-4
Book Description New York University Press / Halifax: The Press of Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, New York, 1974. First Edition. First Edition. First issue, with no additional note by Reich at the Introduction page, in the rare dust jacket. INSCRIBED by Reich in 1976 on the front pastedown: "For Denis Murphy / from Steve Reich 4/25/76." An extremely uncommon signature, and the scarcest variant of this title, The composer's only published book. Very Good plus in a like dust jacket, with a dampstain along the fore-edge of the front board (and the corresponding portion of the front flap fold). Jacket is lightly worn, with rubbing and a few closed tears). A very presentable copy overall. Seller Inventory # 104850