B0710. JOHN PHILIP SOUSA. The Fifth String. Indianapolis, Bowen-Merrill, 1902. 125pp. Original Edition of Sousa’s work of fiction about a world famous violinist playing to win his lady’s love in a musical setting by composer John Philip Sousa, illustrated in black and white by Howard Chandler Christy. Olive cloth with gold lettering and Art Nouveau cover design in gilt and red.