N.p. Shoemaker Hoard, 2005. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (23.5cm); white and blue paper-covered boards, with titling and author's initials stamped in gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; xii,332,pp. Inscribed by the author to Broadway star Sondra Lee on the half-title page: "To the only Sondra in the world - Ned (Rorem) '05." Spine slightly askew, light wear to spine ends, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $28.00), with modest shelfwear overall; Very Good+.
Substantial volume of correspondence by the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. A warm association copy to a long-time friend and collaborator.