Geschiedenis van het Concert Gebouw [INSCRIBED]
Amsterdam: Joost van den Vondel, 1948. Hardcover. The first volume of this three-volume work is inscribed and signed at free front endpaper in Dutch by the author, S.A.M. Bottenheim to Kurt M. Reiss. Dated: Amsterdam, June 4th, 1948.
3 volumes. 4to. 232pp. 260pp. 259pp. Brown mottled cloth with colorful, music-themed illustration to all covers and red label with gilt lettering to all spines. Fascinating work on the Amsterdam Concertgebouw [Concert Building]: "It was Bernard Haitink who once described the Concertgebouw as the best instrument in the orchestra it houses. This must have been what the great and the good of Amsterdam had in mind in 1881, when they decided that the Dutch capital should have a proper concert hall worthy of the name. Seven years later, in the marshy fields just outside the city limits, there stood a wonder of neoclassical architecture, the Concertgebouw, a building that now, like its most important player, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, enjoys a worldwide reputation." [from the Concertgebouw website]. Illustrated with many b/w photographs and some in-text sketches. Staining and discoloration to spines and boards, corners worn, some scuffing. In Dutch. Complete in three volumes. In overall good+ condition. g. Item #16194