Binding: 1/4 Cloth
Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1968.
First edition/first printing, in Very Good+ condition, little sunning to top edges and soiling to fore-edges in Very Good, lightly spine-faded dust-jacket. From the collection of Betty Anderson, legendary art director of publisher Knopf in the late 20th century as evidenced by her (small and unobtrusive) inventory number.
Best Regards to Aida: the Defeats and Victories of a Music Man on Two Continents tells the story of Heinsheimer, a self-taught musician who, in the early 1960s, embarks on a daring and ultimately successful journey to perform Aida in Egypt and Buenos Aires, two of the most notoriously difficult opera houses in the world. Heinsheimer's journey is not easy, and he faces numerous obstacles, from financial difficulties to public resistance. Yet he never gives up, and in the end he is hailed as a musical hero by both audiences. This beautifully written and compelling book is a testament to the power of determination and faith in the face of adversity.; B&W Photographs; 8vo; FSA.