Very Good. Vintage 95 cent paperback from 1954! This is a Doubleday Image Book with Image Book being quality Catholic writings. Paperback book of 312 pages is in Very Good condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Book may well be unread. Outside covers are nice with the exception of some extra paper is glued to about a 3" thin strip on the back cover. Covers show minor soiling and corner wear. Vintage Collectible piece!
Excellent. Vintage 95 cent paperback from 1954! This is a Doubleday Image Book with Image Book being quality Catholic writings. Paperback book of 312 pages is in Excellent condition with a tight binding and clean crisp pages. Book appears to be unread. Outside covers are nice. Covers show minor soiling and corner wear. A nice book! Vintage Collectible piece!
Illustrated with Photographs. Good in Fair jacket. Autobiography, Memoir. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Signed This book is in good condition. The inteiror is clean and bright. There is a name and address on the first page. The daughter, Rosmarie Trapp, has signed on the first page. There are light tape marks on the first and last page. The bottom edges of the boards are worn as is the bottom of the spine. The dust jacket is in fair condition with a faded and worn bottom quarter of the spine. There is a bit of wear and tear along the edges. The jacket is not price clipped and isi n new mylar. 9th Impression.
Photo Cover. Near Fine. Signed and Inscribed ------------softcover, about 5.25 x 8 inches, a Near Fine copy, a bit of age toning to paper, signed and inscribed "D______ Wonderful to meet you-come back soon! Francoise von Trapp ( daughter of Rupert ) / To D______ Thank you for visiting us here in Stowe Vermont-All the very best-Elisabeth von Trapp (daughter of Werner and Erika von Trapp May 1993", 312 pages, ---"With nearly 1, 500 Broadway performances, six Tony Awards, more than three million albums sold, and five Academy Awards, The Sound of Music, based on the lives of Maria, the baron, and their singing children, is as familiar to most of us as our own family history. But much about the real-life woman and her family was left untold. -Here, Baroness Maria Augusta Trapp tells in her own beautiful, simple words the extraordinary story of her romance with the baron, their escape from Nazi-occupied Austria, and their life in America."---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Book. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Minor reading wear to light green cloth hardcover. Owner date on front end paper. Signed by author on front end paper. Dust jacket has a bit of edge wear and rubbing. Otherwise a tight, unmarked volume. 309 pp.
NF in Good jacket. First printing. PON to FEP, otherwise a clean and bright NF copy in a good first state dust jacket with the price of $3.95 intact on the front flap. Basis for the film "The Sound of Music" directed by Robert Wise and starring Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker.
Collectible: Acceptable. Signed Paperback. VERY Heavy exterior wear. Stated first paperback printing, September 1965. Personalized inscription (to Jan) signed by author Mon title page. Also on the top of the title page is the owner's name and address. Age toning to pages. Interior text is clean, unmarked. (Shelf location: C1) All items carefully packed to avoid damage from moisture and rough handling. Tracking included.
I first read this book as a senior in high school and enjoyed it so much. I found it inspiring and so real that when the film, The Sound of Music, came out, I was delighted to see a whole new generation discovering this wonderful family for themselves. The book holds out to all the beautiful ideals of family life, love, loyalty. This past Christmas I gave it as a little 'extra gift,' to a favorite relative, as his all-time favorite film is The Sound of Music.
Apr 25, 2007
The ultimate behind-the-scenes account
This is by far the most interesting account of the Trapp Family and the story behind The Sound of Music I have ever read. The text takes the reader through Baroness Maria's whole life, not just the romance with the Captain and escape from the Nazis. This account has plenty of humor, and is full of those juicy details we all want to know about. She discusses the emotions during times of indecision, trial, and joy. This is a great book for those who are tired of wicked stepmother stories. The author goes into great detail about her religious beliefs. Modern readers have a lot to learn from the thriftiness and work ethic of this intrepid family. My favorite bits were the amazing views of ordinary America through the eyes of an immigrant. The Maria in real life is every bit as spunky as the fictional one. This book is well worth the price of admission.
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