Living Biographies of Great Composers - Henry Thomas & Dana Lee ThomasW. H. Allen & Co., 1940, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper edgeworn with many small nicks and chips, loss at head of spine. Upper board damp marked at leading margin. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Top edges of text block tanned. Pages very gently age-tanned.
From the cover: “The creators of the world’s great music really live in this book. You meet them, as it were, in the flesh. You go to their homes. You see them study, work, struggle, love, suffer, fail and triumph. Their strange and magnificent lives are a fascinating revelation. Whether you attend the opera and concerts or hear them sung and played over the radio these biographies of the great composers will give new life and meaning to your enjoyment of their masterly music. Here are twenty of the world’s’ celebrated musical geniuses — men who have bequeathed to mankind its priceless musical heritage: Bach; Chopin; Brahms Handel; Schumann; Tchaikovsky; Haydn; Liszt; Rimsky-Korsakov; Mozart; Wagner; Debussy; Beethoven; Verdi; Puccini; Schubert; Gounod; Sibelius; Mendelssohn; Stravinsky; Throughout the book full-page portraits specially drawn by Gordon Ross, famous artist, are reproduced in duotone gravure. Living Biographies of Great Composers has not only a special appeal to students and lovers of music, it is also a book of absorbing interest to everyone who enjoys thrilling and inspiring biography.”
Illustrated by Gordon Ross. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Gilt titling to the Spine. 326 pages.