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Gershwin, George (1898-1937) Porgy and Bess, an Opera in Three Acts, Signed Limited Edition Copy.

Auction:
3176B
Lot:
144
Sold for:
$3,075$2,500

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3176B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2018 11:00AM

Description:

Gershwin, George (1898-1937) Porgy and Bess, an Opera in Three Acts, Signed Limited Edition Copy. New York: Random House, 1935. Limited edition, copy number 55 of 250 printed in October of 1935, signed on the limitation page by George Gershwin, DuBose Heyward, Ira Gershwin, and Rouben Mamoulian, bound in publisher's full red textured leather, lacking the label on the front board, corners a bit bumped, spine toned, some water stains, generally good, 12 1/4 x 9 in.
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, (1899-1981) financier, philanthropist and benefactor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, a gift to his daughter, by descent through the family.
Estimate $2,500-3,500


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Joseph H. Hirshhorn, Anne Brown, By George, Classical music, DuBose Heyward, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, Music, Porgy, Porgy and Bess, Rouben Mamoulian, Washington, DC

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