New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1969. Presumed First Edition. Hardcover. VG / VG+: Top of boards sunned white and spine/parts of back cover faded in color, with residue from tape holding dj on both front and back boards; gifting bookplate on front flyleaf, ex-library stamps on all page blocks, stamps and markings on publication page, and card pocket and sticker on back flyleaf, which is also rippling from water damage, maybe from the glue of pasting on the card pocket. Yellowing tape marks on front flyleaf, back flyleaf, and inside back cover. Otherwise clean and tight interior. Dj is well-protected in mylar cover, with a very small tear to bottom of spine, label on spine and tape residue / remnants on the mylar covering inside flaps.. Dark sky blue cloth boards, silver text on spine, decorative design stamped on cover; v pp. + 200 pp., no illustrations, but about 60 one or two-line examples of sheet music; dark sky blue dj wrapped in mylar cover with black and white text, dark blue stripes across top and bottom of dj, and an off-white back cover. "...Contains a number of studies dealing with various aspects of the physical coordination the pianist must achieve in order to be able to use his full potential for virtuosity and musical continuity. They were written by a pianist who, during a long and distinguished career as a teacher, had searched untiringly for more effective teaching tools and had developed a unique, meaningful analysis of the nature of this coordination." - Inside front flap. Includes a Foreword by editors Joseph Prostakoff and Sophia Rosoff, a Glossary, and in between ten sections on various aspects of focus regarding the techniques, methods and details of learning to play Chopin's Etudes. Gifted from the Abby Whiteside Foundation, Inc, which is an organization dedicated to maintaining her work and educating future generations of both teachers and students and is currently administrated by President Sophia Rosoff, one of the editors.
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