London, South Kensington
28 May 1999
GERSHWIN, George & Constantin ALAJALOV (illustrator). George Gershwin's Song-book, New York: Random House, 1932. 4, frontispiece photographed portrait of Gershwin, title printed in red and black with vignette, 18 full-page coloured illustrations by Alajalov, original dark blue morocco gilt (rebacked preserving original spine, extremities lightly rubbed), t.e.g. NO. 194 OF 300 COPIES SIGNED BY GERSHWIN AND ALAJALOV.
In a pocket at the end is a photograph of George Gershwin, 202 x 252mm., stamped and postmarked Beverly Hills, 29 February 1973, SIGNED BY IRA GERSHWIN.
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