Rare & Unusual Items in Our Collection
Every week here at the Library we receive boxes of music that have been donated from all over the country. We then go through the painstaking process of sorting through the music and entering each title into our huge catalog. Although much of the music that is donated is something we already have in the catalog (and we are always glad to have the additional copies to lend), every now and then something so rare and unusual shows up that it makes all the work exciting and worthwhile.
Some recent additions:
an ink copy of Carlos Salzedo's harp masterpiece Chanson Dans La Nuit, in the composer's handwriting and dated "July, 1927, Seal Harbor, Me."
an ink copy of Carlos Salzedo's A La Caserne, in the composer's handwriting and dated "June 16th, 1934"
a First Edition of the book Plantation Melodies by Marshall W. Taylor, published in 1831
a First Edition of the book Seventy Negro Spirituals for High Voice, edited by William Arms Fisher, published by the Oliver Ditson Company in 1926
the book Devil's Ditties, Stories of the Kentucky Mountain People and the Songs They Sing, by Jean Thomas, published in 1931
If you are interested in learning more about these and other collectible items in our collection, give us a call at (207) 374-5454 or email email@example.com