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Etude magazines were published from 1883 to 1957 They printed articles for students, teachers and music enthusiasts Each issue includes popular piano sheet music and articles about much that was music related including: music instruments; music history, literature, gossip, write-in advice columns etc.

In order to offer these magazines at a price worth my time and still reflect a fair price for these issues, I have tried to group these magazines by various themes. I will gladly change any of the groupings, if you are looking for a specific issue and are willing to spend $15.00 for that issue. This offer does not reflect the price for issues that I have priced separately.



1912 Cover Art by Andreotti(???) & Coles Phillips $21.00

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4 graphic images on front cover with the following titles: The Old Minstrel; The Dancing Master's Pay-Day; A Sweet Strain; A Difficult Passage
Cover art - possible attribution Frederico Andreotti Compare images to this link

I found a reference to F. Andreoti as painter for The Dancing Master's Pay-Day. A google search for this artist turned up the artist with a slightly different spelling as Frederico Andreotti. Several of the works I found for this artist are similar to the cover art of this issue.
Back cover ad or Naiad Dress Shields. Artwork by C. Coles Phillips
Condition: Fair to good - Front cover has darkening, which could be ink from another magazine once stacked with it. The middle page is no longer held in by the staples and so the edges of this 4 pages are frayed.
10 5/8" X 13 7/8" (pages 229 to 304 not counting the covers.)



January 1930 Bach on Cover Art by Helmut Kroning $16.00

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Title of cover "Johann Sebastian Bach at the Organ". Cover is disconnected from magazine. Edges have snags and tears. The inside of the cover has an illustration of "Finlandia" as painted by Peter Helck for the Steinway Collection, in conjunction with Jean Sibelius' tone-poem "Finlandia". The back cover, also disconnected from the magazine, is an ad for Victor - Radio with Electrola. "Now in Four Models."
January 1930 - 10 1/2" X 13 1/2" (pages 1 to 76 not counting the covers.)



May 1939 The Etude Boy with Uke singing Home on the Range on Cover - $25.00

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Description: Cover features a young boy, leaning back on his chair and singing Home, home on the Range while picking on the ukulele. Black and white photo with green added. Even though the color is muted, this is my favorite image among the hundred or so Etudes I've had. There is no artist / photographer attribution that I can see, except that inside the letter T of the word on "The" are the letters NS. Article on "The New York World's Fair Music Festival" which coincided with the timing for this issue.
Condition: Front cover in good condition. Back cover has some soiling and scuffing.
Size: 10 1/2" X 13 3/8"
pages 289 to 356



2 Issues 1933, 1947 Featuring Frederic Chopin on cover $22.00

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2 Etude Magazines featuring artists renderings of Chopin on the cover. November 1933 & Sept. 1947 These are in good to fair condition. The front covers are really nice though with minor issues. The 1947 cover is slightly soiled on top right corner. The back several pages including the back cover have creases. The Sept. 47 Issue has the original shipping label covering part of the top right corner. I would guess the original of this was done quite masterly in pastels. It's a shame the artists aren't credited (at least not as far as I could see. There's a nice full page color advertisement for Wurlitzer Pianos (Model 715) on the back cover.
November 1933 - 10 1/2" X 13 1/4" (pages 723 to 794 not counting the covers.)
September 1947 - 10 3/8" X 12 1/8" (pages 481 to 540 not counting the covers.)



January 1936 The Etude Magazine Cover photo by Cy La Tour - $25.00

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Description: &quo;New Year Joy in Music" Joyous cover of a teenage boy and girl singing, laughing and innocently flirting at the piano. Black and White Photograph by Cy La Tour
Condition: Good condition. Small stain on lower right corner of front cover. Back cover has a crease
Size: 10 1/2" X 13 3/8"
pages 1 to 64



2 Issues 1915 & 1943 With Edvard Grieg Illustrated on The Covers $19.00

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October 1915 - Strong photographic image of Grieg on cover - Fair condition. Some staining on corners and edges through first several front and back pages. The staining is obvious on inside cover Cream of Wheat ad. Though it doesn't smell particularly musty, it appears to have been wet at some time past.
10 3/4" X 13 3/4" (pages 693 to 772 not counting the covers.)

June 1943 - Wonderful Illustration of Grieg showing him looking out, while seated at table with another gentleman. If this picture was done today, I would have thought they were having a discussion on a television talk show. This issue celebrates the hundredth anniversary of Grieg's birth (1843 - 1907).
This is a war time issue with a suggestion for citizen involvement on inside front cover. The back cover is an ad for military inspired music such as The Stars and Stripes Forever - Good condition.
10 3/8" X 12 1/8" (pages 361 to 424 not counting the covers.)



December 1914 Beautiful Young woman playing church piano or organ. Franz Hanfstaengl illustration $29.00

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December 1914 - Cover is a copy of a painting signed by Alfred Seifert and reproduced by the company founded by Franz Hanfstaengl (so marked on lower left of cover with copyright 1893). It's an illustration of a beautiful young woman with golden tresses playing at a church piano or organ as she stares dreamily at the sheet music before her. The cover is in very good condition except for a few minor nicks around the edge and lower left corner. Lower third of page 853 has been cut out. The back cover is a full page ad for Wurlitzer featuring a colorful violin shown front and back
10 5/8" X 13 34" (pages 853 to 932 not counting the covers.)



March 1939 Featuring Victor Herbert on Cover $16.00

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Includes feature article; "Victor Herbert as I knew him" by Gustav Klemm
Good condition - minor scuffing on cover
March 1939 - 10 1/2" X 13 1/2" (pages 145 to 216 not counting the covers.)



2 Issues 1913 & 1915 With Liszt & Wagner Illustrated on The Covers $16.00

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September 1913 - Wagner in profile as a low relief bust. Bottom Corner of cover is torn and missing
10 3/4" X 13 3/4" (pages 605 to 680 not counting the covers.)

April 1915 - Illustration shows Liszt and Wagner surrounded by books (folios) and piano - Good condition. Back cover is dog-eared lower right corner. Part of masthead column clipped out on page 331. Wonderful ad for Colgate's Talc Powder on back cover illustrating 4 uses.
10 5/8" X 13 3/4" (pages 331 to 390 not counting the covers.)



November 1934 With Mendelssohn Illustrated on The Cover $15.00

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November 1934 - Portrait of Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy on the cover. There are some stains on the cover. I don't know if it was intentional, but the color of the cover gives it a look of a sheet music cover from the 1800s. The rest of the magazine is in good condition.
10 1/2" X 13 1/4" (pages 631 to 694 not counting the covers.)



2 Issues 1915 & 1934 With Mozart Illustrated on The Covers $21.00

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May 1915 - Clean, browning on spine edge. Top right corner is dog-eared through first several pages. Half of one column cut out of page 321. O-Cedar Polish ad on back cover
10 1/2" X 13 3/4" (pages 321 to 390 not counting the covers.)

June 1934 - Wonderful Portrait of Mozart - Good condition. Back cover is dog-eared lower right corner.
10 1/2" X 13 1/4" (pages 331 to 390 not counting the covers.)



3 Issues featuring John Philip Sousa on cover 1916, 1936, 1947 $23.00

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February 1916 - Cover is a color photo of Sousa with Camille Saint-Saens - Fair condition. Tears around edges of cover. Cover is partially disconnected from back. Cream of Wheat ad inside front cover. Page 86 has a full page Victor ad in b&w (not pictured). Back cover is an ad for Wurlitzer Co. (Tears on edges)
10 5/8" X 13 7/8" (pages 81 to 160 not counting the covers.)

April 1936 - Photograph of Sousa in the center. On the left is a narrow column with 6 small photos of Sousa from age 21 to 64. On the right is a narrow column with small photographs of 12 U.S. Presidents with the caption, "The Patriotic Musical Inspiration of Presidents". The issue features an article with Henry Ford who recommends, "Start the day with a song". Back cover is an illustration with choir boys as an ad for Philco radios.
Between fair to good condition. Front cover has a large crease on top right corner. Minor fraying on edges. Back cover has some soot along top and edges.
10 1/2" X 13 1/4" (pages 193 to 268 not counting the covers.)

February 1947 - The Edison Centennial Issue - Cover is a "Meeting of Thomas A. Edison with John Philip Sousa and the editor of The Etude, James Francis Cooke, at Edison's Laboratory".
Covers have a crepe texture and inside papers have an old newsprint coloring. Good clean condition with original address label still attached to top right corner of cover.
10 3/8" X 12" (pages 61 to 120 not counting the covers.)



2 Issues 1916 & 1936 Schoenberg Richard Strauss Debussy and Johann Strauss Illustrated on The Covers $19.00

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May 1916 - Arnold Schoenberg, Richard Strauss & Claude Debussy on the cover. Lower edge is dog-eared and there is staining on upper left corner of cover. Cream of Wheat's "The Helper" inside front cover. Back cover is an ad for Victrola / Victor records with an illustration of Jenny Lind singing at Castle Garden 1851
10 5/8" X 13 7/8" (pages 321 to 396 not counting the covers.)

March 1937 - Nice illustration of Johann Strauss Jr. on cover. There are a few spots on his face and staining or darkening around edges of cover. Back cover - ad for Philco Radio, describing innovation for their automatic tuning dial. Crease on upper left corner.
10 5/8" X 13 1/4" (pages 141 to 212 not counting the covers.)



3 Issues 1906 to 1909 - $23.00

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September 1906 - On the cover a sanding woman is tinkering on the piano, while staring at the cover of the current issue of The Etude magazine that's resting on the music rack of the piano. In fact she's looking at herself on the cover, who is looking at a smaller version within etc. Signed with the letters TCC. The back cover is a facsimile of the front cover of an edition of sheet music titled: Preyer. (The Ditson Edition) - Good Condition
10 1/2" X 13 1/2" (pages 545 to 616 not counting the covers.)

April 1908 - On the cover, a young man is serenading his girlfriend who is listening most intently. On the back cover are ads for Mennen's Talc, Baker's Cocoa, Landon's Reed Organ & Ivers & Pond Pianos. Good condition
10 3/4" X 13 7/8" (pages 213 to 280 not counting the covers.)

March 1909 - Cover has a seated woman playing mandolin backlit with a full moon. Back cover has ads for Baker's Chocolate, Mennen's Talc & Ivers & Pond Piano. Good condition with a few small issues. Scratch below her right arm. small amount of fraying on edge of front cover
10 5/8" X 13 7/8" (pages 145 to 216 not counting the covers.)



May 1912 - Woman on Cover holding branches with spring blossoms $15.00

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May 1912 - Woman on Cover holding branches with spring blossoms. Cover has separated from magazine. Fair condition.
10 3/4" X 13 3/4" (pages 305 to 380 not counting the covers.)



August 1915 Angelic Girl Organist on Cover - Loyd LaDriere Cream of Wheat ad - $19.00

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August 1915 - The cover is an Angelic Young Woman Organist with Roses in Her Hair.
Cream of Wheat ad inside front cover by Loyd LaDriere, who produced over 100 full page ads for Cream of Wheat - This is one of my favorite Cream of Wheat ads. There's something surreal about seeing Jack Sprat and his wife, these story book / nursery rhyme figures, being served Cream of Wheat from a silver platter by a cheerful black chef. The realistic shadings of the chef's face with the simple florid renderings of the faces of dining figures. 100 years later, there are many sociological, racial implications that might be analyzed from this. It would not fly today, yet, I still find it fascinating.
Condition The front cover has nice coloring. There is darkness along the edges. and a crease along lower left edge that is not visible, except while lifting page. Part of left column of page 549 has been clipped out. Crease on upper corner of last several pages as well as the back cover.
10 3/4" X 13 3/4" (pages 549 to 620 not counting the covers.)



October 1916 Concert Violinist and Muse - His Master's Voice Victrola ad - $17.00

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October 1916 - Pictured on the front cover- A young violinist dressed in his concert best, plays the violin, while a ghostly muse (Euterpe?), whispers in his ear.
Cream of Wheat ad inside front cover: The Reception Committee, painted by Edward Brewer
Back cover is full page ad for Victor - His Master's Voice - Victrola
Magazine is in good condition, with the following exceptions. Front cover has fraying along edge and 2 vertical creases. Page 693 has squaer cut out of it. Back cover is good, with a few minor stains. See pictures.
10 5/8" X 13 3/4" (pages 899 to 760 not counting the covers.)



3 Issues 1930 to 1932 - $19.00

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June 1930 - Front cover Titled: "The June Graduate" shows young woman playing piano. Back cover is pictured the Grand Canyon and Great Fall, Yellowstone Park for Northern Pacific. I can't tell if this is a tinted photo or a painting. Slight soiling on covers and minor fraying on edges.
10 5/8" X 13 1/4" (pages 381 to 456 not counting the covers.)

March 1931- Front cover of a composer, possibly Richard Wagner who's featured on pages 163 -164. Also contains an article on Arturo Toscanini page 1778 & 213. Good Condition
10 5/8" X 13 1/4" (pages 153 to 228 not counting the covers.)

November 1932 - Front cover Titled: A Dream of Tomorrow painted by David Immerman. A young woman pauses, holding her violin and looks upward, imagining her bright future. Includes an article on Carnaval. Op. 9 by Robert Schumann. The back cover has the following poster message "The Bank of Education Never Fails - Invest in Music Study. Fairly good condition. There are a few spots on front cover which might have been where the mailing label(s) were. They might come off with careful attention. Also a small crease on bottom edge of cover.
10 5/8" X 13 1/4" (pages 757 to 828 not counting the covers.)



3 The Issues 1933 -1934 F.S. Cooke Cover Art July issue. $21.00

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July 1933 The cover, painted by F.S. Cooke is a very colorful summer costume party with several musicians wandering through the gardens. A very grown up Little Bo Beep is in the center. The cover is in good condition. The only problem that I've seen with this issue is the discoloration on page 496 (picured) which is mysteriously discolored. Neither the adjoining page, nor the back side are showing this staining. Article featuring Brahms
10 1/2" X 13 3/8" (pages 431 to 498 not counting the covers.)

August 1933 Cover art by Dorothy Bayley showing A cellist, flautist and violinist in silhouette. Good Condition. Article featuring Brahms
10 1/2" X 13 3/8" (pages 499 to 562 not counting the covers.)

July 1934 - Charcoal of Paderewski on cover. There is soot or staining on cover.
10 1/2" X 13 3/8" (pages 391 to 446 not counting the covers.)



4 The Etude Magazines 1947 $16.00

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March 1947 Charles Wakefield Cadman on cover photo playing pipe organ. Baldwin electric organ advertising on back cover. Good condition
10 1/2" X 12" (pages 121 to 180 not counting the covers.)

April 1947 Front cover is illustration titled, "Mozart's First Love. Page 181 has an ad for the Soundmirror Magnetic Ribbon Recorder (early tape recorder). Cover has part of address label on cover and crease on lower right corner.
10 1/2" X 12" (pages 181 to 240 not counting the covers.)

May 1947- Cover art by Eva Hoffman of concert pianist on stage. Nice colors and balance. Wurlitzer Piano advertised on back page showing 4 spinette piaons (Model. 710, 715, 725 & 726)
10 1/2" X 12" (pages 241 to 300 not counting the covers.)

July 1947- Cover illustration by B. Ledford of CzechoSlovakian Folk dancers in colorful native costumes. Wurlitzer ad on back cover titled, "Music for a boy" by Stanley Ekman. A boy is sitting at the piano practicing while his baseball gear is strewn around him (cap, glove, bat & ball). Good condition. It still has part of the mailing label stuck on the front cover
10 1/2" X 12" (pages 361 to 420 not counting the covers.)

Other than the address labels, these are in good condition. However, the newsprint quality paper inside these issues have yellowed.



4 Issues 1947 & 1948 $16.00

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October 1947 - Cover features a photograph of a young boy practicing clarinet. Photograph by Philip Gendreaus NY - Original address label is on cover across top of the boys head. He seems to be staring at it quite annoyed. Otherwise magazine is in good condition
10 1/2" X 12" (pages 541 to 600 not counting the covers.)

November 1947 Cover signed by Chas. O Golden, "A Schubert Fantasy" (same illustration was cover of Aug. 1928 issue. Other than partial address label on cover, this is in good condition. Nice Philco ad inside front cover. Back cover ad is for Wurlitzer pianos, showing model # 425 & # 725
10 1/2" X 12" (pages 601 to 660 not counting the covers.)

January 1948 Cover photograph is of brother and sister singing at the piano. Partial address label stuck to front cover
10 1/2" X 12" (pages 1 to 60 not counting the covers.)

July 1948 - On the cover is a picture (not sure if this is photo or illustration) of Theodore Presser. Wurlitzer piano ad inside front cover
10 1/2" X 12" (pages 397 to 456 not counting the covers.)

Other than the address labels, these are in good condition. However, the newsprint quality paper inside these issues have yellowed.



3 The Etude Magazines April to June 1955 $23.00

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First 2 copies are in relatively good condition. The June issue has a large crease on the lower corner of back pages to the back cover . They all have the original mailing address sticker on covers.
April 1955 - Two Centuries of Trombones. Front Cover has a circle of trombonists on a street corner at night. Back cover has a full page ad for Bob Jones University: "Attractive young People, aren't they?"
9 5/8" X 12" (pages 1 to 64 not counting the covers.)

May 1955 - Sir William Walton on front cover, with a feature article on his first opera, Troilus and Cressida. Lowrey Organo organ booklet advertised on back cover.
9 5/8" X 12" (pages 1 to 64 not counting the covers.)

June 1955 - Front cover is an outdoor gathering at the Berkshire Festival in Tanglewood, Massachusettsto accompany the feature article Music Al Fresco. Back cover is ad for Bob Jones University with a picture of 3 film/photography students viewed inside a special lightbulb
9 5/8" X 12" (pages 1 to 64 not counting the covers.)



8 Issues The Etude Magazines 1921 to 1942 - $22.00

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Description: Issues are in various conditions as described below and also hopefully illustrated in the enclosed pictures. Sizes are approx. I've done my best to give a brief description of conditions, but please see pictures.

  1. August 1921 Back cover has Brunswick phonographs ad, but main picture is scraped up and stain on right edge. Inside clean. Lower right corner nibbled.
  2. August 1922 The Muses on front cover. Ingram's Milkweed Cream ad on back cover. Mild staining and lower right corner nibbled.
  3. November 1936 Cover is Photo and illustration of Thanksgiving Choir, by Verna Evelyn Shaffer
    Back cover is Philco Radio ad - Good condition with minor scuffing and edge stresses.
  4. July 1938 Cover Boy and Girl at piano. Covers are darkened. Edge stains.
  5. February 1939 A Valentine to The Music Teacher on cover. Cover has mild stains and cover and first few pages are slightly torn off bottom right corner.
  6. July 1939 On cover: elderly teacher with young student. Back cover has movie ad for They Shall Have Music featuring Jascha Heifetz
    Covers are soiled and staining/ water damage to covers and upper corner of pages. The right edge of cover and pages are scrunched in or chewed a bit 1 1/2" from top.
  7. August 1939 Teresa Carreno, "The Empress of The Keyboard" on cover
    Scrapes on front cover and right edge of cover and pages are scrunched in or chewed a bit 1 1/2" down, similar to July 1939 issue.
  8. August 1942 The cover of this summer issue has a buzzing bee and flowers with a melody blowing through. Mostly good condition, with a bit of wrinkling on back page.
    Logo for "Buy War Bonds and Stamps for Victory" on lower left corner



8 Issues The Etude Magazines 1938 to 1946 - $22.00

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Description: Issues are in various conditions as described below and also hopefully illustrated in the enclosed pictures. Sizes are approx. I've done my best to give a brief description of conditions, but please see pictures.

  1. July 1938 Cover Boy and Girl at piano. Mostly good condition - darkening on edges
  2. November 1941 Pictured 2 hands on Organ keyboards: Song of Thanksgiving. Philco Cabinet w/ Phonograph, Radio etc. ad on back cover
    Creases & stains front cover. Stains on back cover
  3. June 1942 Spring song with flowers in vase on front cover. Good condition
  4. August 1942 The cover of this summer issue has a buzzing bee and flowers with a melody blowing through. Mild staining on covers
    Logo for "Buy War Bonds and Stamps for Victory" on lower left corner.
  5. January 1946 - Cover illust. Piano hands and young girl violinist on stage. Back cover ad for Magnavox with watercolor and description of Sibelius & Finnlandia
    Good condition except for original address label on front cover.
  6. February 1946 - Front cover painting: "In Grandma's time" painted by Helen Stuart. Magnavox ad on back cover.
    Good condition except for original address label on front cover. and back cover slightly soiled.
  7. May 1946 Cover is facsimile of Illuminated Spanish Church music from 1494. Good Condition
  8. September 1946