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The Music Man

By: Willson, Meredith

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1958)

Edition: Fireside BCE

Seller ID: 22788

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[solid clean copy, light shelfwear, slight fading to spine cloth; jacket browned at spine (typical with this book), with an approximately 2-inch tear/split along left side of front panel, a bit of wear at spine ends]. (B&W photographs) Beloved classic of the musical theatre, which has somehow managed to remain so despite the fact that it mocks everything in its path, and has as its "hero" is a thorough-going rotter who is (just barely) redeemed by love, or something. Proof that great songs can put just about anything over, even in I-o-way. View more info

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Who Did What to Fedalia?

By: Willson, Meredith

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 12471

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


(price-clipped) [nice-looking copy, solid and clean with just some mild browning to the page edges, light soiling to cloth at top (near spine); bottom half of jacket faded at spine (typical with this book), but otherwise a bright and attractive example of this easily-worn jacket, with just a bit of rubbing along right edge of front panel, minor wear at spine ends]. A small-town Iowa girl heads for the big city to become a radio singer. Folksy tale from the creator of "The Music Man," with a little foreshadowing herein: a fast-talking door-to-door autoharp salesman on the opening page,... View more info

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And There I Stood with My Piccolo

By: Willson, Meredith

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Garden City NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1948

Edition: Later Printing

Seller ID: 12696

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dj


[good solid copy, faint dampstain on top edge (with very light bleeding into top of a few dozen pages), some mild spotting/scuffing to front cover, very faint dampstain at top of rear cover; quite a nice example of the easily-worn (and in any case rather scarce) dust jacket, with just a couple of tiny tears and a very shallow chip at top of spine (no text affected)]. The first of the popular composer's several memoirs, this one with a great deal about his childhood in Mason City, Iowa -- which of course served as the primary model for " River City" in "The Music Man." [This co... View more info

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"But He Doesn't Know the Territory" [*SIGNED*]

By: Willson, Meredith

Price: $400.00

Publisher: New York, G.P. Putnam's Sons: (c.1959)

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 18279

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dj


[beautiful copy, no discernible wear to book at all; jacket has a couple of tiny smudges on the spine, very light soiling to rear panel, a superior example of this wear-prone jacket]. SIGNED by both Meredith Willson and his wife Rini on the ffep. The last of the author's three memoirs, this one dealing entirely with the creation of his most beloved work, "The Music Man." It's more than just a behind-the-scenes-in-the-theatre story, though, as the author explains in the rear jacket blurb: "This is a love story, but because it's about a husband and wife -- Rini and me -- the book s... View more info