Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. 8.5"x6". Purple boards over quarter purple cloth with silver lettering on spine. Pictorial dust jacket. Several photographic plates. 348 pp.
Jacket scuffed around edges. 3/4" closed tear on top front jacket cover. Owner's inscription on front free endpaper. Typed note laid in.
This is a first edition biography of the enigmatic Mahler, muse and lover to several of the great composers and artists of the early 20th century. Included is a 2-page typewritten note, "The Ballad of Alma," recounting the lyrics to a bawdy Tom Lehrer song about Mahler. Very good / good. Item #1001