New York: Simon & Schuster, 1936. First Edition / First Printing. Hardcover. Inscribed on the title-page "To Merle Armitage/ Best to you, my dear friend/ I. Str[avinsky]/ Paris/ 22 v. 37." Armitage, a major graphic artist, theatre and music impresario, was indeed a good friend to Stravinsky after the Russian composer came to the U.S. Armitage sponsored and promoted Stravinsky's music and career after the famous Russian composer moved to California. Armitage was a book designer and graphic artist as well: he wrote (and designed) many books, including ones on Stravinsky, Gershwin and others. 288 pages with index and supplementary 7-page photo & portrait section. 8vo red cloth. A nice association. Faint lean, slightest rub to gold spine-label, else a near-fine copy in a very good, slightly edgeworn jacket.
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