Title: Melody in F
Author: Minnie Miriam Rasmus
Description: Inscribed by the author on ffep. Gray-green boards pictorially (image of a violin) stamped in black and gilt. Light push on bottom front corner. Pages clean and crisp. 40 pp. 7.25 x 5 inches. Four copies noted on OCLC (incl. Harvard & LOC).
A short story, set in New York city, involving a violinist and composer who is charged with murder, a jeweled dagger, New York cafe orchestras, and performances of Anton Rubinstein's Melody in F.
Minnie Miriam Rasmus (1874-1964) had been a music instructor in Portland, Oregon, teaching at the Western Academy of Music and Oratory during the first decade of the century. Her husband, William Morton Rasmus, served as its principal for eleven years. This book is inscribed by Minnie to the Goodnough family. Mordaunt A. Goodnough was concert pianist who also taught at the Western Academy. He had previously been a music instructor at Oregon Agricultural College.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: None
Publisher: [self published]
Place: [Portland, Oregon]
Keywords: fiction, Anton Rubinstein, violin, Oregon authors, Portland, Western Academy of Music and Oratory, Western Academy of Music Elocution Oratory and Dramatic Art,
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