George Gershwin's Signed Limited First Edition Song-Book with Racy Illustrations by Constantin Alajalov
New York: Random House, 1932. 12.75" x 9.25" First edition, one of 300 copies signed by Gershwin and illustrator Constantin Alajalov. Original gilt stamped black morocco. Lacked original spine, re-cased with new matching material, with professional repair to original lightly spotted end papers. Boards slightly rubbed along outer edges. Internal pages are very clean and flat.
Boldly signed "George Gershwin," and additionally signed"alajalov" as illustrator, dated May 1932. Copy 236 from a limited edition of 300. Contains the music and lyrics to eighteen of Gershwin's classics, each paired with the illustrations by Alajalov in Art Deco style with a photographic portrait of Gershwin to the frontis. A scarce signed example with stunning illustrations.
This item comes with a Certificate from John Reznikoff, a premier authenticator for both major 3rd party authentication services, PSA and JSA (James Spence Authentications), as well as numerous auction houses.
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