New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1945. First edition. Hardcover. red cloth, 1st ed. (1945), 374 paages in Good (faded spine, tape repare accross top front panel, small chips) Dust Jacket. Lightly bumped corners, owners name inside; text unmarked. Very Good / Good. Item #CE232263
Nicolas Slonimsky (April 27 [O.S. April 15] 1894 – December 25, 1995), born Nikolai Leonidovich Slonimskiy (Russian: Никола́й Леони́дович Сло́нимский), was a Russian-born American conductor, author, pianist, composer and lexicographer. Best known for his writing and musical reference work, he wrote the Thesaurus of Scales and Melodic Patterns and the Lexicon of Musical Invective, and edited Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians. - Wikipedia.