So, a few weeks ago, while doing research on an article about “Don Quixote” by Richard Strauss, I came across a useful book called “Richard Strauss: The Man and His Works” by Henry T. Finck, a noted American music critic in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I was quite impressed with what I read of the book online and I decided that I wanted a print copy.

The book was originally published in 1917. Normally, I’d try to find an original copy, but this time I decided just to get a reprint. As with online books in the public domain, the printed version turned out to be a scan of a library copy of the book, complete with the scribbles of librarians and others. I was surprised and delighted to see that copy of the Finck book scanned and printed in this case was apparently once owned by the composer Ross Lee Finney. Click on the thumbnails for larger views.

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