Harris, Ben (illus).
New York. Gershwin Publishing Corp. 1935.
Deco-style illustrated "Porgy and Bess" sheet music by Ben Harris, 12 x 9 inches, depicting, on the front cover, Bess and Crown in the foreground with Porgy in his goat cart behind them in the distance. Crown's finger points to an image of the iconic promised land, New York City, seen in the cover's upper right corner. Ink stamp from the store selling the sheet music on front cover's bottom margin, not interfering with Harris' illustration. Some extremely faint time-tone spotting; overall very good condition. William Zinsser in "The Great American Songwriters and Their Songs" states that the original airbrush illustration by Ben Harris was sold at auction in 1998 for over $5,000. Music for six other songs from "Porgy and Bess" is listed on the back cover. Sheet music in very good clean condition. Item #52825
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