TWO BOOKS by COMPOSER DANIEL GREGORY MASON - SIGNED & INSCRIBED Association Copies
TWO BOOKS by COMPOSER DANIEL GREGORY MASON - SIGNED & INSCRIBED Association Copies. (1) TUNE IN AMERICA, by DANIEL GREGORY MASON. Published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1931. First Edition, so stated. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper by the AUTHOR to PIANIST HARRY KAUFMAN and his wife: "Cordial regards to / Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kaufman / Daniel Gregory Mason / June, 1932." Hardcover Book in Dustjacket, 5.5" x 7.5", 206 pages. Condition: VERY GOOD book, the covers have some toning to the edges and spine, there is a newspaper review taped onto a blank prelim page that has offset and left pieces of tape to the page and the facing page, otherwise tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a FAIR dustjacket that is heavily sunned at the spine and margins, has a couple closed tears across the spine, is chipped with tears at the spine ends and corners, and has spotting, but is still in one piece and doing its job. (2) THE CHAMBER MUSIC OF BRAHMS, by DANIEL GREGORY MASON. Published by the Macmillan Company, New York, 1933. First Edition, with the date 1933 on the title page, the statement "Published May, 1933" on the copyright page, and with no indication of additional printings. SIGNED and INSCRIBED on the front free endpaper by the AUTHOR to PIANIST HARRY KAUFMAN: "Why you read this, remember / our playing the G major / Violin Quintet, at Westport, / September 7, 1933. / To Harry Kaufman / Daniel Gregory Mason." Hardcover Book, no dustjacket, 6.5" x 9.5",
276 pages. GOOD condition: The covers are worn through at the spine ends and corner tips, have spotting and rubbing at the margins, and lightly bumped corners; internally the pages are lightly toned, as normal, otherwise tight, bright clean and unmarked. A solid copy. Daniel Gregory Mason (1873-1953) was an American composer and music critic. Harry Kaufman (1894-1961) was a CONCERT PIANIST and MUSIC TEACHER at the CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC, Philadelphia. For 17 years he headed the Institute's Department of Accompanying. During this time his former piano teacher JOSEF HOFMANN was director of the Institute.